Claremore Progress. And Rogers County Democrat (Claremore, Okla.), Vol. 23, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, August 19, 1915 Page: 3 of 8
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THE CLAREMORE PROGRESS
"FIRST CHIIP- OF CONSTITUTION*
ALI8T8 CONTINUES STUB*
VILLA SUGGESTS ARMISTICE
Serious Uprising by Border Thugs
Adda to Conplleatlona In South-
am Republic; American Na-
tlona Act Together.
Washington—President Wilson on
his return from Cornish, N. H.p was
given a comprehensive account of the
Mexican altuation In all Its phases
by Secretary Lansing.
The secretary told the president
that official reports indicatejfl that
the altuation In the vicinity of
Brownsville was of a local character
and that quiet prevailed at Vera
Crus, where there had been some
anti-foreign demonatratlons. eH out-
lined In detail the discussion of peace
plans at the New York conference of
the American diplomats.
Neither the president nor Secretary
Lansing believed that the situation
needs more precautionary measures
than have been taken In sending bat-
tleships to Mexican waters and federal
troops to the Texas border. They de-
voted most of their time to a discus-
sion of the inter-American plan to
which they are planning their hopes
for the early restoration of peace in
The appeal to all factions has not
been sent, although signed by Secre-
tary Lansing and the ambassadors
and ministers of the six Central and
South American governments particl
patlng in the conference. A list of
chiefs, generals and governors is be-
ing compiled and as soon as the loca-
tion of all la determined the appeal
will be telegraphed simultaneously to
every part of Mexico.
The appeal, which Is signed by the
ambassadors of Brazil. Chili, Argen-
tina. Bolivia, Uruguay and Guatemala,
aa well as the United States
pressed the views of their several
governments that the condition of
chaos in Mexico has injured the pres-
tige of the nation abroad, and sup-
plicating the Mexican leaders and gen-
erals to make a supreme effort to
bring together all elements In the
creation of a provisional government
that can be given world-wide recogni-
Carrania Flatly Rejects Conference.
On the eve of this action came the
announcement from the Villa agency
here that General Carranza had flatly
refused to enter Into any peace con-
ference and would treat with his op-
ponents only on terms of uncondi-
A week ago, Mr. Douglass, Carran-
za counsel here, offered to participate
in a peace conference.
Mr. Llorente promptly telegraphed
General Villa and was Instructed to
begin a discussion of peace terms.
Mr. Arredondo replied that he would
refer the matter to General Carranza,
whose response came In the form of
Instructions to Arrendondo not to en-
ter negotiations with the Villa
agent. After stating that he would
only accept the unconditional surren-
der 6f his opponents, the Carranza
message set forth that there could be
no negotiations with the Villa forces
because their troops on July 12 last
attacked a military convoy train, kill-
ing many innocent people.
Villa Ready for Armistice.
Incidentally Secretary Lansing re-
vealed that General Villa recently had
Informed the state department that he.
was willing to sign an armistice for
three months or longer, during which
a peace conference might be held.
Villa Is understood to have ordered
his oommanders to avoid fighting,
evacuating places threatened with at'
tacks as evidence of a sincere desire
to make peace.
Indications are that the Villa and
Zapata elements are preparing to re-
ceive favorably the anpeal of the
United States and the Latin-American
governments. They already are plan-
ning a peace conference.
"ARMY OF LIBERATION" IN TEXAS
Gang of Border Desperadoes Crsatlng
Rel^n of Terror.
Brownsville, Texas—Practically ev-
ery American citizen in the three
southernmost counties of Texas, Cam-
eron, Hidalgo and Starr, la resting
under arma in fear that the overwhelm-
ing Mexican population of this section
may break out In a racial flght.
The Mexican disturbance spread
rapidly weatward until rumors of
trouble developed at Laredo, 200 miles
up the border from here. The dis-
turbance came out definitely as one
incident of an attempt to turn part
of Texas back to Mexican control, a
wild scheme backed partly by Igno-
rant Mexicans, helped by escaped
convicts and fugitives from justice on
the American side, assisted by a fairly
large Influx of Irresponsible Mexicans
from the other side, including some
Mexican soldiers, and by Bome of the
bitter disputes of border political con-
ditions which in some instances kept
the American residents of this section
from realizing how strong the under-
current of Mexican feeling waa grow-
Rangers in Hidalgo county, pursutng
some of the gang wheh killed an Amer-
ican trooper near Mercedes, captured
a flag bearing the words in Spanish:
"Army of Liberation for Mexicans in
They took also a Wse, some litera-
ture urging Mexicans to revolt and
some telegrams, one dated Monterey.
Army and federal investigation!
showed that the organizers of the
trouble are working under the "Plan
of San Diego," which caHs for the
death of every American made ovei
16 years of age, in communities along
the border of New Mexico, Arizona and
California. It has been reported tc'
Major General Frederick Funston that
more than three thousand Mexicans
are pledged to the organization al
Federal officials last winter nipped
one attempt to pnt this revolution into
effect when they arreated a Mexican
on charges of sedition,1 discovering is
his possession details of the plan
which were published at the time.
BObu DISARMS HIS SOLDIERS
Congress To Select New President.—
U. 8. Will Probably Exerciss
on conditions In Haiti came from Rear
Admiral Caperton. With American
marines and bluejacketa controlling
the principal towns navai officers ad-
ministering the customs houses and
revolutionary leaders giving assur-
ances of co-operation officials here
were hopeful for rapid progress toward
restoring a permanent native govern-
General Bobo, the northern revolu-
tionist, has arrived at Port Au Prince,
renounce his pretentions to executive
power and ordered his soldiers dis-
armed and went home. He has assured
Admiral Caperton he will co-operate
In efforts to restore order. Bobo Is a
candidate for the presidency but has
agreed to abide by the choice of con-
gress. Similar assurances have been
given by Bourand, another presidential
When the election shall be held has
not been determined, but the United
8ttes will require that complete tran-
quility prevail before any step Is taken.
Secretary Lansing explained the oc-
cupation of Haiti's custom houses.
"The custom houses are being super-
vised by American authority," he said,
"because a state of anarchy exists in
the country, it is necessary that we
should see to it that the customs reve-
nues do not go where they do not be-
No decision has been reached by this
.government as to representations to be
made at Haiti. Notlilng will be done
until a now government Is established.
Then an understanding will be sought
to assure continuation of peace. This
will necessitate adjustment of the fi-
nancial affairs of the republic and the
United States hopes to see a govern-
ment established which will accept a
treaty whereby the United States could
guarantee the administration of the
In this connection there are many in-
ternational claims to be satisfied as
was the case in San Domingo when this
government undertook collection of the
customs and proper segregation of the
revenues to apply on foreign obliga-
3 ENGLISH WARSHIPS SUNK
ANOTHER SEVERE BLOW
OFFICERS HELD; MANSLAUBHTER
Eastland Disaster Reeults In Indict
ment of Officers of Boat Company,
MILITARY AVIATORS ARE KILLED
Captain Knox Dead, Lieut. 8utton In-
jured In Fort Bill Flight.
Fort Sill—Capt. G. M. Knox, quar-
termaster Fifth field artillery. Fort
Sill, was Instantly killed when the
signal corps aeroplane No. 47 piloted
by First Lieutenant R. R. Sutton, dived
headfirst to the ground from an atti-
tude of 350 feet. The officer's neck
was broken, his left leg badly torn
and his ribs crushed In.
The aeroplane, which is of the Curtis
type, left its position on the reserva-
tion at 8:30 a. m., and the machine
had been in the air but five minutes
when the accident occurred. It was
climbing at a very steep angle, but
traveling at a low rate of speed. On
a turn, dne probably to a loss of for-
ward speed, the machine became un-
manageable and described two spirals,
then plunged headflrst to the ground.
The machine was completely wrecked.
It is thought a treacherous air pocket
was encountered. Lieut Sutton will
Chicago. — Indictments charging
manslaughter and criminal careless
ness were returned tn the criminal
court in connection with the Eastland
The captain and engineer and four
officers of the St. Joseph-Chicago
Steamship Company, owners of the
boat, are named as follows:
George T. Arnold, president of the
company; William H. Hull, vlce-presi*
dent and general manager; W. C.
Steele, secretary-treasurer; Ray W.
Davis, assistant secretary-treasurer;
Harry Pedersen, captain of the East-
land; Joseph M. Erickson, engineer.
Bonds were fixed at |20,000 each for
the company officials and *10,000 each
for Pedersen and Erlckso" The two
last named are charged with criminal
carelessness and the officials with man-
HeM-Up Wa« Bo«ue.
Cedar Rapids—Leo Perrin, deposed
paying teller of the Cedar Rapids Na-
tional bank, la under arrest, charged
with embesilement of $20,070. He was
taken into custody after he confessed
for the second time thai the money
lost by the bank August 4, supposedly
In a holdup, really waa taken by him.
According to bank officials he ex-
plained that the money wes obtained
on August 3. The bogus holdnp was
staged the day following the second
Distribution ef Fund Is Approved.
The state school land commission
authorised Secretary George A. Smith
to proceed with the dlatributkm of the
eefai-ennoal common school fond,
which amounts this time to «SSM77JO
or M cents per capita. This fnad is
tower by several hundred tkoes
dollars than the ose diatribe ted last
winter. That the aanal com
ecbool fead to be districted by the
Ratee Dec's!"* Given Out.
Washington—The Interstate com-
merce commission granted a portion of
the freight rate Increases asked by
the western railroads and refused to
sanction others. The advances which
the roads are allowed are comparative-
ly small. On items which would have
netted the greatest revenue the in-
creases were denied. On the ground
that their income was too low, the
roads asked for increases that would
have amounted to 110,000,000 a year.
GERMAN SWEEP STILL CONTINUES
Warsaw Ssllent Practically All Evacu-
ated By Russiane.
Bulgaria Holds tne Key.
London—The situation in Poland
and the Baltic provinces is changing
only little from day to day and public
intereat is being turned to the near
east, whwere the dlplomsts of the
quadruple entente powers are endeav-
oring to revive the Bankan league and
bring all the Balkan states over to
their side. The diplomats of all the
belligerenta for the Moment are con-
centrating their attention on Sofia,
for Bulgaria holds the key to the sit-
Another Murder at Muskogee.
Muskogee—H. C. Rumbaugb. a fish-
erman, waa shot and killed in his
boat on the Arkaasaa river. L. B.
Jones, a grocer, has been arrested and
charged with first degree murded. It
waa the second killing in Muskogee
within two days, W. B. Province, slso
grocar, having been killed with a
hatchet The killing occurred because
Jones was not pleased with the speed
Rumbaugh was making in rowing him
across teh river.
Haiti Maa Another President.
Port Au Prince—General Dartigne-
nave was elected president of the Ha-
itien republic by the aational assem-
bly. General Dartlguenave received a
majority of 73 oat of til rotes cast
Rosalvo Bobo received 3.
Lendsn The Turkish ganboat Bark-
f-Satvet and aa eapty transport have
torpedoed la the Dardanelles by
London.—While the Austro-German
armies make continual progress in
their campaign against the Russians,
the conflict on the western front has
taken on new impetus. Sir John French
commander of the British expedition-
ary force, reporting a fierce artillery
engagement in which the British and
French captured trenches at Hooge
along the front of 1,299 yards.
The occupation of Praga, reported
by Berlin, brings to a dramatic climax
the first phase of the drive at the Po-
ligjj capital and the region of eastern
Poland of which Warsaw is the dom-
inating center. Praga is essentially a
part of the capital with great railway
stations on the roads running to Petro-
grad and Moscow. Few details have
been received of Grand Duke Nicholas'
final stand at Praga, but the Indications
are that the withdrawal of the Rus-
sians became Imperative to escape
from the German lines gradually draw-
ing together in their rear.
Besides this enveloping movement
Immediately to the east of Warsaw,
Berlin reports a steady hammering at
the great Russian fortresses of Kovno
and Lomza. the chief significance of
which Is their proximity to the lines of
railway communications to Petrograd.
Novogeorglevsk Is the only place west
of Warsaw at which a Russian garrison
remains and its fall seems imminent.
The attitude of the Poles toward the
new German regime Is arousing a deep
Interest as the occupation of Warsaw
unites for the first time the three
branches of the Poles heretofore di-
vided among Russia, Germany and Aus-
tria. Under the Russian regime Po-
land has been a hotbed of disorder and
It remains to be seen whether control
of this occupied territory will be as
difficult a problem for Germany as It
has been for Russia.
The commander of another British
submarine whose name has not yet
been disclosed, distinguished himself
by sinking the Turkish battleship
Russia having rejected what in Eng-
land is regarded as a bona fide pro-
posal made by the German emperor
for peace with a part of Poland traded
for Gallda. the great struggle In the
east must continue snd as there is no
indication of an Immediate general of-
fensive by either side in. the west, the
struggle of the Russisn forces to shske
themselves free of the Austro-Germsn
grip remains the feature of the war.
The Gsi 11 poll field will be closely
watched because of ita poeslbtle bear-
ing on the Balkan situstion again sim-
mering. by reason of renewed qusd-
ruple entente pressure on Bulgaria and
Greece. Never has the Importance of
the operations st the Dsrdanelles been
more keenly realised in Great Britain
and France than now, especially as
there are many Indications that Ger-
many plans to deliver her next hard
blow against Serbia in order to link
up with Turkey and thus checkmate
the spring plans of the entente allied
George Fitch Dies After Operation.
Berkeley. CaL—George Fitch, the au-
thor. died in a sanitarium here after
an operation for appendicitis. He had
been visiting his sister. Mie R. Louise
Fitch, who Is a student la the Univer-
sity of California. His home was in
Fsorla, IU. Mr. Fitch came to Cali-
fornia early last July with Mrs. Fitch,
who waa with blu at the time of hie
death. Arrangements have been made
to rssaove the body to Peoria tor hartal
after rnaaral services have haan held
Rsnswed Effort Being Msds to Fores
Turkish Positions in
Berlin—The British auxiliary cruis-
er Indian, of 7,900 tons, has been
torpedoed off the Swedish coast
Eighty members of the crew were
saved, The India was attacked by a
point north of Bodge when entering
Restfjord. The rescued men were
picked up by the Swedish Bteamor
Goesteland. The India belonged to
Peninsular & Oriental line and was
built In 1896.
London—The British torpedo boat
destroyer Lynx was sunk as the re-
sult of striking a mine. The Lynx
was sunk in the North sea on Au-
gust 9; four officers and twenty-two
men of the crew were saved. The
Lynx carried three 4-inch guns aniV
was equipped with four 21-lnch tor-
pedo tubes. Her complement In nor-
mal times consisted of 100 officers and
Constantinople—A submarine of the
entente allies was sunk near Bulalr
by a Turkish aeroplane which threw
bombs upon the craft. All the crewl
London—The commencement of new'
snd greater efforts to force the Dar-
danelles and thus bring succor to thei
Russians, who still are being hard
pressed by the Austro-Germans in
eastern Poland and the Baltic prov-
inces and at the same time to Influence
the Balkan states together with a
Zeppelin raid on the east coast of Eng-
land, in which fourteen persons were
killed and fourteen wounded, are the
features of the war news.
For some time the news from the
Dardaneles from the British stand-
point, haB been more cheerful. While
no details of the operations there
have been given out, the public has
been allowed to learn that the hope
for a successful issue In the fighting
on the TurkUh peninsula was brighter.
The renewed attempt against the
Turkish positions, which is in full
swing, seems to be a concerted one.
Attacks are being made at the tip
of the peninsula along the Krithla
road, where a gain of 200 yards on ai
front of .M)0 yards has been made, and
at Sarlbar, where an important crest'
has been occupied, according to Gen-
eral Sir Ian Hamilton, commander in
chief of the British expedition.
The forcing of the Dardanelles is
considered by the military critics here
to be of the greatest importance, for
they assert It Is the only way that the,
Miles can render Immediate aid to
Russia and pay her for the great sac-
rifices she has made for the common
U. S. WILL ACCEPT PAYMENT
But No Treaty Rights With Germany
Waived in Frye Case.
Washington—The" American reply
to the last German note regarding
the sinking of the American vesel Wm.
P. Frye, has been cabled to Berlin.
While the original position of the
state department that the Prussian-
American treaty of 1828 was violated,
by the destruction of the vesel is re-
affirmed, it Is understood that the
'United States is now to agree to ac-
cept payment for the Frye under the
conditions suggested In the last Ger-
man note, obviating any appeal to
arbitration at The Hague. Germany
stipulates that payment shall not In-
volve admission of a treaty violation;
the American note is said to stipulate,
that no treaty rights are waived by
the aceptance. The amount to be.
paid will be fixed by two commis-
sioners, one appointed by each govern-
AMERICANS APPEAL FOR HELP
Condtlons In Mexlcsn Cspital Becom-
Mexico City—An appeal for help
for Americans in Mexico and for the
relief of the people of the country it-
self was sent by the American society
of Mexico to the state department in
Washington through the Brazilian
minister. It recites conditions in the
Mexican capital which are described
in unendurable and which are declared
to have driven Americans here almost
to desperation, and Implores the
Washington government to act quickly
In bringing about amelioraton.
Two Warships to Vers Crux.
Washington—Two American battle-
ships, the Louisiana and the New
Hampshire, sailed from Newport, R.
I., for Vera Cruz in response to aa
uigent request from Commander Mc-
Namee that his little fleet of gunboats
In Mexican waters be reinforced in
view of anti-foreign demonstrations at
General Carranza's capital. It Is un-
derstood that President Wilson him-
self ordered the warships sent, al-
though no official of the government
would even admit they had sailed.
Villa Takee His Orders.
El Paso—General Francisco Villa
withdrew his order to foreign mining
corporations to send representatives to
a meeting at Chihuahua City to act
on a matter of "great Importance,"
presumably a forced loan, and prom-
ised to release from the order of con-
fiscation goods of foreign merchants
and mining companies seized at Chi-
huahua City and Juarez. Villa's ac-
tion was taken at a three-hour con-
ference with General Hugh. L. Scott,
chief of 4taff of the United States
Borden Warfare Continuee.
Brownsville. Texas.—United States
cavalrymen and Mexicans foughc
sgsin. this time near Mercedes. Tex.
One Mexican was killed. None of the
troopers were reported hurt
The fight wss staged somewhat to
the west of the scene of the previoas
Mexican raids snu noser to the bor-
der. occurring about twenty-five miles
north of the Rio Grande. Six United
States cavalrymen were on border
patrol duty near Mercedes when the
Mexicans attacked them. The so:
Btn captured four horses.
Clothespin Manufacture a Penn-
Humble Domeetlc Article Forms Vslu-
sbls By-Product ef ths Hsrdwood
Mills—Work Glvss Employ-
ment to Msny.
The manufacture of the humble
clothespin is a considerable industry
In the mountains of Pennsylvania,
where hardwood Is still being cut in
large quantities. In the hardwood
mjlls In central Pennsylvania the
clothespin form a valuable by-product,
the waste from maple and ash lumber
being used to manufacture the little
Implement of domesticity. Largo
quantities of American clothespins
have been shipped yearly to Germany,
Austria and other foreign countries.
Manufacturers state that, due to the
war, the greater portion of their for-
eign trade has been discontinued. The
trade slump haB been felt In the Penn-
sylvania mountains, where the clothes-
pin makers are not working as steadily
Native Pennsylvanlans are employed
exclusively In the clothespin Industry,
and they earn fairly good wages, most
of the operatives working by the
It takes a dozen or more rapid oper-
ations to turn a piece of hardwood Into
clothespin, which is ready to be
shipped from the mountains to the
New York broker, who distributes the
Bmooth silt pin throughout the world.
Strips from boards are conveyed from
the hardwood mill to the pin mill,
where the strips are cut into small
cubes. The cubeB are soaked or
steamed In the upper room of the mill
and then thrown into chutes leading to
the turning machines. Girls run the
turning machines, which eat up thou-
sands of the little blocks hourly.
The girls must be nimble of finger,
for it is necessary to keep the feeding
conat tight with blocks in order to
prevent the pieces of wood from flying
about. The machinery in a clothespin
mill vibrates tremendously, the noise
in the mill belifc deafening.
From the turning machines the lit-
tle blocks go to the slotting machines,
which are also run by giris, although,
occasionally, boys are put on them
when girls are not to be had. These
machines are as noisy, but not as dus-
ty, as the turning machines. No dust
absorbers are found'in the clothespin
mills and the gears of the machines
are not protected. As the blocks are
wet when they are put through the
machines the sawdust does not fly, the
dust in the mills arising from accumu-
lated sawdust which has dried out.
From the slotting machines the pins
go into driers. When they are thor-
oughly dried the little stloks are con-
veyed to polishing droms and rapidly
revolved in soapstone, which gives
them their marketable smoothness.
From the polishing drums they are
taken to a washer, where the soap-
stone is cleaned off, and they go again
to a drier. From the drier they are
conveyed to the packing room, where
girls with quick fingers, pieceworkers,
pack them in boxes of 600, the girls
receiving one cent a box for their
work, the packers averaging 150 boxes
a day, although some systematic work-
ers pack under pressure 250 boxes
In some mills, the culls, sorted out
by the packers, are saved and mar-
keted In Uie United States. The
clothespin market varies, the factory
getting anywhere from 45 to 75 cents
a box for its product. One factory
ships three carloads of clothespins
weekly to the New York brokers.
The machinery used was invented
by a Pennsylvanlan, who sevolution-
Ized the clothespin industry, and de-
veloped into the "Clothespin King."
He started the flrpt rapid-fire clothes-
Don't Lose a Day's Work! If Your Liver Is Sluggish or Bowelt
Constipated Take "Dodson's Liver Tone."—It's Finel
Your liver Is slug-
fish! You feel lazy, dizzy and all
knocked out. Your head Is dull, your
tongus Is costed; bresth bad; stomach
sour and bowels constipated. But don't
taks salivating calomel. It makes you
sick, you may lose a day's work.
Cslomel is mercury or quicksilver
which csuses necrosis of the bones.
Calomel crashes Into sour bile like
dynamite, breaking It up. That's when
you feel that awful nausea and cramp-
If you want to enjoy the nicest, gen-
tlest liver and bowel cleansing you
ever experienced Just take a spoonful
Of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Your
druggist or dealer sells you a 50-cent
bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone under
my personal money-back guarantee
that each spoonful will clean your
pin mills In the vicinity of Kane, Pa.,
putting to profitable use much wood
which otherwise would have been
burned as waste.
sluggish liver better than a does 4
nasty cslomel and that it won't make
Dodson's Liver Tone is real llvet
medicine. You'll know It next morn-
ing because you will wake up feeling
fine, your liver will be working, your
headache and dizziness gone, your
stomach will be swe«t and your bowels
regular. You will feel like working;
you'll be cheerful; full of vigor and
Dodson's Liver Tone Is entirely
vegetable, therefore harmless and can-
not salivate. Give It to your children!
Millions of people are using Dodson't
Liver Tone instead of dangerous cal-
omel now. Your druggist will tell you
that the sale of calomel Is almost
stopped entirely here.
Whst Ars Chlldrsn?
What are children? . . . Flow-
ers! They are flowers of the Invisi-
ble world; Indestructible, self-perpet-
uating flowers, each with a multitude
of angels and evil spirits underneath
Its leaves, toiling and wrestling for
dominion over it. Blossoms! They
are the blossoms of another world,
whose fruitage Is angels and arch-
angels. Or dewdrops! They are dew-
drops that have their source, not in
the chambers of the earth, nor among
the vapors of the sky, which the next
breath of wind or fhe next flaBh of
sunshine may dry up forever, but
among the everlasting fountains and
inexhaustible reservoirs of mercy
and love.—John Neal.
There are so many things worss
than rain that we refuse to fret about
It. If we had the toothache every
other day for two months straight we
might growl; if an amateur cornetist
lived next door and practiced regular
ly we should complain; If bills were
sent In once a week instead of once
a month, if bores never went home, If
all friendship were mercenary and
false In adversity, If sickness visited
us oftener and stayed longer than
health. If malicious people were many
and the kind few we might justifiably
be mlseraSle and remain so.
But so long as so many worse things
that could be don't arrive it can rain
every day if it wants to. Most of our
joy is weatherproof/
Evil In Suspicion.
To be suspicious is to make oneself
the friend and Intimate of evil. It te
to ally oneself with all the evil forces
In the world. Through thinking so
srach of evil, through being constantly
on the watch for it. the suspicious peo-
ple make observations that are. at
times, seemingly amazing In acute-
ness. But even here they do them-
selves harm, by gaining more and
more confidence In their suspicions,
by making themselves more and more
enslaved. Their loss may be under-
stood by all of us by reflecting on
what they would gain If their minds
had taken the direction of good, ally-
ing them to Ml the wholesome forces.
A Queer World.
This is a queer world. In one end
of town a woman who has denied
herself enough to eat so that the chil-
dren might have milk for supper will
pick up a piece of newspaper and see
a big headline over the news that a
woman in the other end of town has
just paid |10,000 for a Pekingese
"Dad, what is meant by carrying
coals to Newcastle?"
"It's a figure of speech, my boy.
Like trying to tell something to a
graduating clasB that they don't
The Thistle of Scotland.
On the origin of the adoption of the
thistle as the emblem of Scotland his-
tory Is almost completely silent, but
tradition Is as glib as ever. Accord-
ing to one story, the Danes were steal-
ing barefooted through the darkness
towards the Scottish camp (in spite of
their rule which regarded a midnight
attack upon an enemy as unwarrant-
able), when one of the Boldlers sud-
denly trod upon a thistle. Involuntar-
ily he uttered a cry of pain, and the
Scotchmen, being aroused, leaped to
their feet, hurled themselves upon the
Danes and Inflicted fearful slaughter
upon their foes.
In some ways the war is causing
a revival of international politeness.
Anyway, Russia apologizes to Swe-
den for dropping a shell into Swed-
ish waters.—Chicago News.
Patience—So she's learning to
Mance, is she?
"Why, on her feet, of course."
A Test Case.
"I don't know whether my pretty
neighbor takes me seriously or not."
"You can easily find out."
"Pretend you have found another
pretty neighbor in the same block."
The Limit of Conceit
"Vain, isn't he?"
"Very. He even thinks he looks
well In his bathing suit''
"Has Brown a comfortable income?"
"Large, but not comfortable. His
wife knows just how much It is."—
"What do you think of these hero
"It's carrying things pretty fur."
Only a regular woman can get any
satisfaction out of a dally paper that
is more than three days old.
At a wedding men laugh and women
weep—probably because they are not
Miners in the Manchester (Eng.)
district are demanding a 20 per cent
Increase In wages or a war bonus.
Dainty, delicious morsels of white Indian com,
toasted to a delicate brown. An appetizing dub
served with cream or crashed fruit
"Totfties** are ready to eat direct from pack-
age—Breakfast, Inch or supper—Enjoyed by old
and young, and
"The Memory Lingm"
Gnem wwiiUi sel Podl Tom
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