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Blow Up Their Boats in Waters
Around the Emerald
THREATEN COAST VILLAGES
To Remark, "We Thought You Liked
the Irish," They Retort, "Ah, You
Don't Know Us Yet"-To
Cut Food Supply.
Skibbereen, County Cork.-German
submarines have been actively en
gaged in the destruction of the Irish
fishing fleets*in the waters around
these coasts. Of course it is impossi
ble to designate here the exact local
ities where or the dates when the Prus
sian pirates did their cowardly work.
But their purpose is plain to all tke
world-to cut off part of Ireland's ani
.England's food supply, for mackerel
teem in these waters.
The submarines were busy many
miles outside from Kenmare in Kerry
to Howth on Dublin bay. Many fish
ing craft are at the bottom of the sea,
And the men who owned them and the
fishermen who worked on them are
Affixed Bombs on Boats.
On a certain evening about seven
o'clock the fishing fleet put out from
Baltimore, on Baltimore bay, near
Skibbereen. The first numbered about
.eighty boats of all classes and em
braced several boats from Arklow,
County Wicklow. A few hours after
the fleet set out a German U-boat of
the latest pattern, about 300 feet in
length, appeared. The submarine did
not waste torpedoes or shells on the
defenseless fishing boats; the crew
.simply placed bombs on 13 of them
and so destroyed them.
Only three minutes were allowed
the hapless fishermen to get into their
small boats ; then all their belongings,
which in many cases included con
siderable sums of money, were sent to
the bottom. Had it not been for the
appearance of a British patrol, which
;c??used the submarine to submerge at
once, it is certain that all the fleet
would have been destroyed. Those
.that escaped returned to port with an
Abundance of fish, but are not ventur
ing out again, so that in one night
the fishing fleet of Baltimore has been
put out of action by the Germans,
which means a loss of many thousands
(of pounds to the poor fishermen and
.their families. Among the fishing
boats sunk were two fine motorboats
belonging to the Baltimore Piscatorial
schools, a motorboat the property of
;John Beamish, Skibbereen, and two
motorboats owned by Mr. Cottrell,
Baltimore, worth several hundred
The pirates did not spare even the
smallest craft, for they bombed two
open boats. With a great hammer
they smashed to bits the engine of a
jlittle boat belonging to John Dono
van of Castletownshend and left it to
No lives were lost, but for that the
Huns deserve no thanks, for they re
fused the fishermen permission to take
oars into their punts.
One Cape Clear man, resenting this
refusal, ventured to remark to the cap
tain of the submarine:
"I thought ye Germans would do
nothing to the Irish-that ye liked
"Ah, my dear fellow, you don't know
the Germans yet," was the command
er's curt reply.
The Germans Intimated that they
had sunk all the Kinsale fishing bouts
as they had come along to Baltimore,
and that off Dunmore they had de
stroyed the Waterford fishing fleet.
.They made no secret of the fuct, but
on the contrary boasted about lt and
declared that they would have every
Irish fishing boat at the bottom of
the sea before a month. Furthermore
.one of the submarine crew said they
intended shelling villages on this
"It's All Up Now."
Consternation and despair have
eelzed our unfortunate fisherfolk.
. "It ls all up now, slr," said a Balti
more skipper, "when they are sinking
"our fishing boats." When I told him
X would expose the Huns' deviltry he
"Oh, then, do, slr! Tell all America
the Germans are the worst savages
on earth, and that this ls their most
cowardly blow yet, and that we hope
and trait that with the aid of our kith
and kin over there the archfiends will
goon be swept from the face of the
;l SON MISSING; PHOTO
ii SHOWS HIM IN FRANCE
I FollanBbee, W. Va.-A photo
f graph In a newspaper of a trans
j| port loaded with troops leaving
I an American port for France
II furnished Mr. and Mrs. William
j Thomas of this place with the
jj first information that their son,
;| Garfield, nineteen, was with
, * General Pershing's forces. Young
f Thomas enlisted in the regulars
?several months ago and his
whereabouts was unknown to
DOLLARS AND CENTS IN ENG?
Here is a little rainbow of promise
for the schoolboy of the not far dis
tant future. If meaures now pend
ing before parliament finally come to
be made Into law pupils In arithmetic
will not be forced to cudgel their
brains over the awkward and unfa
miliar "1-s-d" of English money, for
that system will be superseded by the
simpler and more rational decimal
plan known to Americans. Instead of
"dollar" the unit will be called
"florin," but lt will consist of 100
cents. Five-florin pieces will circu
late instead of the sovereign, with ten
florin pieces to match our "eagle,"
while half and quarter florins will lead
the way down to dimes, nickels and
cent-pieces. A commission has re
ported in favor of the change and the
question is dividing attention with the
war and Ireland for public debate,
says Omaha Bee. One of the strong
est arguments against the move is that
it will upset the present system of ac
counting and one objector calls atten
tion to the fact that ali the adding
machines in use will have to be re
built. If the war has jolted John
Bull out of his adhesion to the anti
quated monetary system to which he
lins clung so persistently we may look
f(*r the readjustment of almost any of
the ancient and honorable British in
stitutions. However, the measure is
not yet a law.
The May fire loss in the United
States and Canada amounted to S24,
900.S00, which is ten millions more
than the May fire loss a year ago and
thirteen and a half millions more than
in May fire loss in 1915. This year's
?aggregate so far is ominously large
$129,10S,455, compared with $113,52S,?
920 for the first five months of last
year and $S1,497,050 for the corre
sponding period of the year before.
This year's May fire loss was swelled
by a conflagration-the calamity at At
lanta-but that accounts for only five
millions, so that even if it were out of
the reckoning May, 1917, would figure
as a bad month for fires.
The report of the World's Pathologi
cal congress that "green peas are dan
gerous in tlie extreme, especially to
women, whom they make frivolous,
capricious, and reckless," is worthy of
just as much respect as the declaration
by the same congress that potatoes
should be eaten by judges and editors,
as they develop great mental balance
and calmness of reflection, while car
rots cure bad tempers, and a persistent
eating of them will cure jealousy, mel
ancholy, feelings of wrath, and re
It is one of the paradoxes of war
that the men who do the fighting and
the killing have less hate than those
who stay at home and do the talk
ing. The fighting man realizes that
the fellows in the trenches over against
him are the same sort of humans as
himself ; and that they are fighting for
the same reason that he is, in the be
lief that it is a patriotic duty to fight.
As for a field name for our soldiers
in Europe, if "Sammy" does not stick
"Johnnie Yank" might do. In the
Civil war the Northern soldier was
"Yank" to the Southerners, and the
Southerner was "Johnnie Reb" to the
.Northerner. A combination would j
signify the unity that now exists.
A Berlin military critic says that
the British fighting on the front Is
serious. Even this mild way of put
ting it is a great admission for the
Germans who are beginning to stop
talk of the Invincibility of their lines
and the glorious victories of their
The German press is charged with
deliberately falsifying reports and
boasting of mythical successes, but it
should be commended for Its m?dera
tlon in not stating to the general popu
lation that the crown prince has es
tablished his headquarters in Paris.
The privations caused by the war
are on the increase. The price of dia
monds is about to go np, and with
the engagement ring sh?ddlng much
of its gorgeousness there will be a
rift in love's young dream. ,
The eable says the slogan of Per
shing's soldiers is, "Can the kaiser."
That's the^ stuff, boys, but don't omit
the first essential, which is to catch
The circulation of money per cap
ita is now $45.88, but itjs circulating so
fast that it's bard to grab any of It
unless you are mighty quick.
When the cruel war ls over the old
fashioned sea serpent and the giant
gooseberry will again ask for midsum
Very likely a good many pacifists
make their wives sleep on the front
side of the bed.
This ls surely warfare a la mode
when our army in France ls given an
S FIRST ASSIGNMENTS
isa _ *a
Ha By JANE OSBORN. fen
WtelsatatatalsalsaSafalsi Pa V
Cecile Dayton and Tom Landreth
met and compared their troubles.
"You know I wanted to break Into
newspaper work when I left college.
That was two j-ears ago, and so I got
a job in the home town on the local
paper-reporting first and then city
editor. Then I decided to come to the
big city. So I got an introduction 'to
old man Jameson, editor 'A?he Star,
brilliant man, I suppose, br. a dread
ful bear. Treated me like a "schoolboy,
and just because I happened to be
life sized-he's a shriveled little fel
low with a monkey face-he told me
I looked more like a prize fighter than
a newspaper man. But he couldn't re
fuse to honor the letter of introduc
tion-liad to give me an assignment.
And what c?o you think lt was? Told
me to get up some stories for the Sun
day woman's page on TIow to Be Beau
tiful.' And just to show that I can't
be bluffed, I am going to do them,
Cecile had listened with amusement
and interest. "That bear you spoke of
is my uncle, Uncle Ben. Oh, you
didn't offend me in the least" she as
sured Tom when he apologized. "He
is a bear, but not such a bad bear
when you know him. If you stick to it
he will like you. You see, I got so tired
of playing bridge and going to parties
and winding Red Cross bandages that
? asked him for a job. He hasn't any
use for girl reporters, I suppose. Any
way, he gave me my first assignment.
It is to cover the big game on Satur
day. It will be first page stuff, he says,
if nothing crowds it out. And I don't
know the first thing about football. Of
course I used to go to the games when
you and brother were at college, but I
never knew what it was all about. And
now. in a day, I shall have to under
stand the whole thing. It is really
enough to drive me distracted.
"But we aren't going to give up, are
we?" she added after a moment's
"I'll tell yon what we'll do. We'll
start a company," he said. "I guess
you could get on to this beauty lingo
all right. And I'll get the football
It was half past eleven on Saturday
night, and Cecile Dayton, with more
than usual agitation, hurried from the
elevator in the Star building to the ar
cade that led to the street. According
to agreement, Tom Landreth met her
there. A half hour before they had
met hurriedly in the same place, Just
long enough for Tom to slip into her
hand the typewritten pages that he
had just dictated to the stenographer
at the hotel that lay between the sta
tion aad the Star office, containing the
glowing account of the great game.
Cecile had carried the pages to her
uncle. Earlier that morning Tom had
quietly carried In the first assignment
of the beauty talks.
"What did he say?" Tom greeted
Cecile on this latest meeting.
"He said that I didn't write it. 'No
woman could have written that. I
knew you would fall down on it. So I
sent our regular man out and his copy
ls on the press now, but this is great
rattling,' and then he didn't pay any
more attention to me, but called a boy
and told him to rush this out to the
copy man to have him use it instead of
the other copy. I was just going when
he called me back. He fairly grabbed
me by the arm and said : 'I don't know
who did it, but it is tiptop stuff, and
if you can deliver that kind of goods
you can telr^your accomplice he can
have any job he wants on the paper."
"Bully, and now I'll tell you what
he told me this morning," Tom ex
plained as they hurried from the build
ing. "He said that that was the best
beauty dope they ever had. He said
it would take with the headers-had
human interest and all that sort of
thing. He also added that he might
have known a man would do it better
than a woman, and he told me I could
go on with it for double space rates."
Two blocks from the office Cecile
met her limousine where her faithful
maid was waiting, sleepy-eyed, to es
cort her home, and Tom accepted Ce
cile's offer to "lift him" to his hotel.
The maid was too sleepy to hear the
words, though her presence gave Ce
cile the satisfaction of feeling that
she was not breaking the rules of pro
priety even If she was handling her
"The only thing for ns to do ls to go
Into partnership - business partner
ship," Cecile explained excitedly, and
Tom, who was wondering whether the
maid was too sleepy to hear their con
versation, stopped wondering and took
his cue. >
"Yes, let's be partners-but not busi
ness partners only. Cecile, lt seems
years since I 6aw you first in the li
brary the other day. Let's be life
partners-let's get married." And only
the sadden awakening of the dutiful
maid at that Juncture prevented Cecile
from doing what no young woman of
Cecil's good breeding Is ever supposed
to do-accepting a proposal the same
day lt ls. gi ven.
(Copyright, 1517, by the McClure Newspa
. Calling-up papers have been served
on a five-months' baby boy at Hull,
England. The mother took the child
to the recruiting office and satisfied
the military authorities that an error
had beeu made. Her husband ls a
discharged soldier, but the papers
were not intended for him or for any
one else in the household.
When you get Into a tight place and
everything goes against you, until lt
seems you cannot hold on a minute
longer, never give up then, for that ia
just the place and time when the tide
will turn.-Harriet Beecher Stowe.
This dish may be served hot with
tomato sauce or cold, thinly sliced.
Veal Omelet. - Put
three cupfuls of cold
cooked veal through the
food chopper, with one
slice of salt pork, add
three crackers rolled
fine, one beaten egg, two
tablespoonfuls of butter,
a teaspoonful of salt and
a little pepper and nut
meg. Mold in an oblong
loaf, put In a pan with
a little cold water, rub over the loaf
with softened butter and sprinkle with
crumbs. Baste while roasting and
serve when the crumbs are brown.
Planked White Fish.-Clean and
split a white fish and put it skin side
down on a well buttered plnnk one
and a half inches thick. Sprinkle with
salt and paprika, lemon juice and
incited butter. Cook the fish in a hot
oven until tender. Garnish with hot
mashed potato forced through a pastry
bag. Brown the potatoes slightly be
I Caper Stuffing for Fish.-Take three
slices of bread and a slice of salt pork
finely chopped. Add a tablespoonful
of butter, oue teaspoonful of capers,
j one-half teaspoonful of sweet mar
joram and stuff the fish.
Cucumber Cream Sauce for Fish.
Whip one cupful of cream until stiff,
add a tablespoonful of vinegar, salt
and paprika to taste and continue beat
ing. When stiff enough to hold its
shape fold in one pared and chopped
Hollandaise Sauce for Fish.-Wash
a half cupful of butter in cold water,
using a wooden spoon to press out the
water. Put one-third of the butter in
a double broiler with the yolks of two
eggs and a tablespoonful of lemon
juice. Place the saucepan over hot
water and beat constantly until the
butter is melted; then another third
of the butter, beating as before; as lt
thickens add the last third with the
salt and seasonings needed.
Onion Cream Sauce for Meat-Make
a rich white sauce and add a cupful
of boiled onions chopped fine, season
well with salt and pepper and serve
with veal, mutton or poultry.
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OFFICERS : J. C. Sheppard, President; B. E. ^Nicholson, vice-President
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The undersigned will sell 800
acres of land in Meriwether town
ship, formerly the estate of M. 0.
Glover but now owned by Mr. and
Mrs. R. W. Glover. The land has
two dwellings and 12 tenant houses
on it. Every farm has separate
pasture fenced with cattle and hog
wire. More than 300 head of cat
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place has more timber than is
needed for the farra and also has
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Children take it and never know it is Quinine.
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