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7 "R lawyer drew up the contract
Vhlch Miss Sergent signed before
witnesses and a notary public.
Bansemer has signed the docu
ment and it will be returned and put
on record as a common law mar
riage. "MEDIATE!" THIS WOMAN URGES
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Believing trouble between theTj. S.
and Mexico can be avoided by a
board of mediation or arbitration,
Miss Witherspon, daughter of the
late Congressman S. A. Witherspon
of Mississippi, is taking a prominent
part in the movement to induce Pres.
Wilson to accept the offer of medi
ation offered by Latin-American re
publics; o o
Opals, when first taken from the
mine, are so soft they can be picked
to pieces by the fingernails
I SAVE YOUR NICKELS! THEY'RE
WORTH SIX CENTS!
Look in your pocket! Haw many
Five? Good! They're worth 30
To be exact, every 5-cent piece in
the United States is now worth
$.05823621, nearly a cent more than
its face value.
The war's the reason.
Jf J. P. Morgan could corner the
nickels in .the land and sell them for
old metal he'd make a bonus of $8,
000,000 over their face value. For
the treasury department at Wash
ington tells us that 855,008,587 nick
els have been coined.
The nickel in a nickel is worth less
than the copper in a nickel.
Who gets all our nickels? Public
service corporations, such as trac
tion and telephone companies! Ice
cream and cigar stores get a- lot, but
these are soon passed on.
Think of the profits the street car
company could make by hoarding its
nickels and selling them at a cent
Suppose you ask your favorite
candy parlor to increase the size of
its ice cream sodas or sell you six
sticks of gum for a nickel. Try it,
and see what happens!
Germany needs copper tmd nickel
What if the kaiser should buy a ship
load of nickels and send them "back
to Bremen on the super-submarine
Deutschland? Would this be a viola
tion of United States neutrality?
There's no law to prevent nickels
being melted into old metal, treasury
TODAY IN ILLINOIS HISTORY
July 20, 176Z Sieur Bobe Desclo
seaux was appointed judge civil and
criminal for the Illinois district of ,
the province of Louisiana.
And nbw the shark plague is
blamed on the gulf stream. All these
shark plague explanations sound
fishy to us.