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HAMPERING THE GERMAN RETREAT
Photograph shows the iron bridge at Langny-Therigny, over the river
Marne, destroyed by French engineers to hamper the retreat of the Germans
when they turned back from Paris. It was at this point that the Germans
tried 16 times to throw across pontoon bridges and each time the French
guns demolished the pontoons.
'TWAS A REAL SWELL FIRE
There was a swell sassiety fire at
Lake Forest yesterday. Many of our
leading citizenesses were there and
a nice time was had by all.
The residence of Chas. B. Pike
rudely caught fire and messed up
things considerably. Among the se
rious losses was Mrs. Pike's South
American bird Troopy. However, four
pet dogs were saved, even if a piano
succumbed to the devouring flames.
Those present would look like a
section out of the sassiety column.
The devil fooled Eve with an apple,
but it takes a "peach" to fool a man.
t Commercial ApeaL
Love, honor and obey the marriage
Alas for vows so promising, so
Pull many a bride will simply knit
When mildly asked to darn her
Man at Desk Why do you claim
a trombone player is less of a bore
than a pianist?
Man in Chair He is, because he
doesn't get the chance. He doesn't
find a trombone in every home he,
visits. New York Globe,