SOME 'STRANGE PREHISTORIC BEAST? NO!
JUST 1916 VARIETY OF SWEET POTATOES ,
Don't be alarmed; this weird crea
ture is not goingf to crawl over the
But if he, does appear on your din
'ner table some night don't get
alarmed, for it is only the 1916 style
in sweet potatoes.
Cairo, HL, with a carload of the com
mon, ordinary potatoes.
A Cairo merchant showed it to W.
A. Bertman of Chicago, who bought
the critter and submitted it to vege
table experts. They offered to buy
it and use it for experimental work.
."but Bertman refused $40 for it.
The bow-legged, dragon-like pota- ' The potato is 26 inches in length
to was shipped from Wickliff, Ky., to-J and weights three pounds and a half
WAR BULLETINS ,
Petrograd. Turkish dreadnought
Sultan Selim, formerly German Goe
ben, badly damaged in recent en
gagement with Russian battleship
and torpedo boats off Bosphorus. 33
of crew killed. 80 wounded by burst
ing of several sheDs on her deck.
Rome. Albania with exception of
port of Valona and'immediate hinter
land is being evacuated by allies.
Heavy Austrian and Bulgarian de
tachments, are closing in upon sea
port from north and east. Attack on
Valona and one of most important
battles of 'Balkans struggle "may be
gin within fortnight
London. British casualties to Jan.
9, total 539,467, Premier Asquith
Hull, England, African liner Ap-
pam is believed to have been sunk off
London. Single men from 27 to
30 years of age who enlisted during
Derby recruiting campaign will be
called to colors Feb. 3.
BRICKLAYERS JOIN BUILDING
TRADES DEPT OF A. F. L.
The International Bricklayers'
union in their convention in Toronto
Toted to join the building-trades dep't
of the American Federation of Labor.
This is expected to end a long fight
between Bricklayers' and Stonema
sons' Intern, unions.
N?w York. A sewer by any other
name would not have smelled as
sweet as the one into which health
authorities gurgled 2,700 bottles -of
confiscated and condemned perfumes
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