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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 29, 1914, NOON EDITION, Image 15

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Maj.-Gen. Arthur Murray, in charge
of the western division of the U.' S.
army. He has about 11,000 men,
counting infantry, cavalry,-engineers,
artillery and hospital corps,- and his
territory extends westward from
Utah to the Pacific.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN DEAD AS A
DOOR NAIL?
It's considerably more than a hun
dred years since some coiner of slang
originated the expression, "Dead as a
door nail," and. a very expressive
phrase it is, at that. A door nail which
wasn't a dpor nail at all, but a door
know, was a very much battered ob
ject, hammered and pounded day in
and day-out and it was easy to sup
pose that anything so very much
beaten; upwould. toe-, dea'd, with no
hope qf-reyivHiL-y?h"e constantly ham
mered door-knocker inspired the ex
pression, "Dead-as a door nail," as
applied'toan object or a person that
is "very-much dead" and beyond resuscitation.
Admiral T. B. Howard, in .com
mand oNhe Pacific division of the
U. S. ffeet, "who- is at present in Mex
ican waters on board the first class
cruiser California. It will be up to
him toenforce the blockade of Mexi
can ports,on the Pacific coast. There
are available on the. Pacific coast for
Admiral Howard's command 13
cruisers, 13 destroyers, 8 submarines
and 1 monitor, all of which may be
called into service in case of blockade.
The prettiest silk hose has a tiny
stripe or drop-stitch of a dark"c6Tbr.
Others are quite plain except for em
broidered clocks in. the same shade.
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Ninety per cent of the farms of this
country are said- to be without any
sheep.
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