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LIKE HIS IMPERIAL MASTER
Von' Buelow, Under the Wings of the
German Eagle, Typical as of Ill
Omen to Mankind.
From Brand Whitlock's story of Ger
man oppression in Belgium in Every
body's Magazine, we take the following
account of a single Incident that oc
curred in May, ^014. just before the
war. Mr. Whitlock, with other diplo
mats, was the dinner guest of Mr. Von
Buelow, the German minister to Bel
"We were standing by a table in the
corner of the room, and from anions
the objets d'art, the various trinkets,
the signed photographs in silver
frames, with which it was loaded, he
drew forward a silver bowl that he
used ns a cendrier. As I dropped the
ash of my cigar into it, I noticed that
lt was pierced on one side near the rim
by a perfectly round hole, the jagged
edges of which were thrust Inward;
plainly a bullet hole ; doubtless it had
a history. I a&ked him.
"Tes, a bullet hole,' he said. Tn
China it stood on my desk, and one
day during the riots a bullet came
through the window and went right
through it' ?
"Several of the guests pressed up to
see; such a bowl with its jagged bullet
hole and a history was an excellent
subject for conversation; the German
minister had to recount the circum
stances several times.
"1 have never had a post.' he said,
.where there has not been trouble; In
Turkey it was the revolution; in China
lt was the Boxers. I am a bird of ill
MAKE LIGHT OF ALL RISKS
British Aviators Think Little of Dan
ger When There ls a Chance
to Hurt the Enemy.
The daringly low flights of English
airmen at the front are shown in the ?
official notes to awards of the military
Lieut. Richard Aveline Mnybery, Lan
cers and R. F. C.. after attacking two
airdromes in succession at very low al
titudes and inflicting considerable dam
age, attacked and dispersed a number
of mounted men and then attacked a
freight train. He next attacked and
shot down a hostile machine at 5U0
feet, and before returning attacked a
Seeon 1 Lieut. Walbtnke A. Pritt.
R. F. C.. in attacking a hostile air
drome dropped bombs from a very low
altitude and attacked and destroyed
two enemy machines almost as soon as
they had left the ground. A machine
gun then opened upon him ^ra the
airdrome, which he liv .ately at
tacked. Botli on K outward and
homeward journey was under very
heavy fire. Or ne attacked a mo
torcar and s' ,i one of the occupants
from abou* af ty feet, afterward attack
ing Infantry on the march and inflict
ing severe casualties upon them.
Second Lieut. Alexander A. N. Pent
land, R. F. C., descended to within
twenty feet of the ground and fired into
eight hostile machines. On his return i
journey he attacked a train with con
siderable effect from low altitude. He
has always shown fearlessness and de
votion to duty in attacking enemy bal
loons and troops on the ground,
?fi* Finland's New Flag.
. The Russian revolution will probably
result in lengthening the list of the
world's flags by several additions. Fin
land, which, since March, has ceased
to be a grand duchy and has declared
her independence and status as a re
public, has now decided on her national
colors. She will have three different
standards: the national flag, the flag
of the merchant service, and that of
the pilot and customs services. The
national colors are those which were
acclaimed at the time of the revolu
tion, the yellow lion of Finland sur
rounded hy nine white roses on a red
ground. The flag; of the merchant
service will have a yellow perpendicu
lar cross on a red ground and in the
top right-hand corner, nine white roses
set symmetrically In three rows. The
pilot and customs services flag will be
the same, except that lt will carry the
yellow of Finland instead of the white
Fought With Owl. t
An employee of the Helena Land and
Lumber company near Perkins, a short
distance north of Escanaba. Mich., had
a desperate encounter with a huge owl
while walking through the woods late
His first warning of the attack was j
when he was struck on the head andi
his fur cap pulled off. The zrent claws
of the bird next were fastened to his
skull and his face.
After a desperate fight in the dark
the man succeeded in securins a gond
. hold on the owl and killed it hy dash
ing Its head against a tree. The owl
Is on exhibition at the camp and is
said to be the largest ever killed in that
$500,000 for Muskrat Skins.
Thc annual January fur auction]
closed at St. Louis with sales totalins
A lot of 710.000 muskrats brought
$500/100. Many of the skins brought
$1.50 each, an average price for good
pelts being 75 cents. A few years ago
muskrat skins sold on the market a*
low as five cents each. A collection
of beaver brought 925 per skin and the
small lot of martin from Alaska s?.'t a
record price of $57 each.
Extraordinarily high prices paid this
year were said to be due to the high
o.nnlity <?f the furs.
More than 350 buyers from all pnrta
pf the world attended the sale.
Robert Lane took a dislike to Iiis
new neighbor, Burton Price, within a
week after the latter had moved from
another part of the town next to the
Lane home. Price was a quiet, unas
suming man with a large family, his
children happened to break one ef Mr.
Lane's windows in playing ball, their
dog rooted np some of the garden stuff
Mr. Lane had carefully planted and
that was the start ef Mr. Lane's ill
It is true that Mr. Price stepped
over to his neighbor's house, Insisted
on paying for the windew and having
thc garden damage repaired. That
mollified Mr. Lane somewhat, but the
next evening Mr. Lane stepped over
to thc Price home and returned, his
brow like a thunder cloud.
"What is the trouble, Robert?" in
quired his wife.
"That Price ! Pre through with him.
Netta," to his eighteen-year-old daugh
ter, "I hear that you let that Price cub
walk with you to the seminary. Cut
it out! As to the smaller children, I
leek to you, Martha, te see that they
don't associate with that brood nest
"Why, Robert!" echoed Mrs. Lane,
"whatever has crossed yeu?"
"Price has, and PH see that he re
grets it. I stepped over in a kind
of neighborly way to ask him to vote
for Waller for sheriff. Price informed
me calmly that Waller was not the
kind of a man he could recommend."
"Well-could he?" challenged Mrs.
Lane, significantly. "You know Wal
ler associates with the worst class In
"Never mind. Tra going to try for
mayor this fall, ain't I?" demanded
Lane. "By catering a bit t? Waller ia
the spring county election, he'll return
the compliment and help me win out
in the fall, won't he?"
So within a week there was a set
condition of feud between the two fam
'Til fence those vandals in," he vo
ciferated, and hired a carpenter to
build a fence twelve feet high.
Mr. Price continued to bow courte
ously to Lane, although the latter re
buffed him with a scowl. It nettled
the latter to the point of distraction
when he discovered that the spite
fence made an excellent surface for
the Price children to play handball.
He nearly collapsed one evening when
he came upon Netta, receiving through
a knothole in the spite fence a rose
poked through by her ardent lover,
young Dudley Price.
"We won't have to stand that fac
tious brood much longer!" he remark
ed to his wife. "Soon as I'm elected
to the mayoralty I'm going to move to
a better par; of the town."
One evening Lane arose to face a
decidedly unpleasant Incident. During
the night some nimble burglar had
scaled th< spite fence, climbed into
the upper ronni and made off with a
lot of jewelry and money.
"If it had not been for the fence,'
began Mrs. Lane, and then thought it
wiser not to further disturb her dis
A week afier that fcnne came home
to view wreck and ruin. There had
been a furious windstorm about noon,
and fully ">0 feet of the fence had been
"If it hadn't been for the fence," be
gan Mrs. Lane again, but again sub
sided, for Lane was boiling ever with
ill humor as he began to realize that
his unneighborly tactics were bearing
bitter fruit . ;.
The fall election neared and the
town was split up between the two
main political parties and' an indepen
dent group, comprising the workers in
the plant at the other end of town,
where Mr. Price was employed. One
day the manager In eharge of the Lane
campaign came to him with a rather
"Tell you, Lane," he said. "It's go
ing to be a close shave."
"Why. how can that be when we rep
resent the usual majority party?"
"Well, to be plain with you. there's
a defection. A good many are shying
away from you."
"That spite fence business hasn't
made a very good impression with the
conservative class. It'? true your op
ponent will lose a good many votes be
cause he has antagonized the mill peo
ple, hut their independent votes count
up in the hundreds."
As the days went on Lnno began to
realize that his manager was n pretty
shrewd analyst. Lane became gloomy
over the prospect. The night before
election he came home restless and
pessimistic. It was a foregone conclu
sion that he had lost weight in his own
party. About eight o'clock someone
called him up on the phone.
"Mr. Lane? Yes? I am about to ad
dress the Independents at the mill," a
voice spoke. "I want to ask you a
"All right," replied Lane, wondering
who his interlocutor might be.
"Are you in favor of putting through
the new road for the convenience and
property benefit of the workers?"
"Decidedly. Who ls this?"
"I'm your neighbor, Price. On your
pledge, Mr. Lane, we'll see that you
And he was, and Robert Lane learn
ed his lesson. If he winced when he
compared the kindly impulses of his
neighbor with his own soured nature,
he felt he was on his way to reform as
he removed the last vestige of the spite
fence. Sind was not adverse to having
Dudley Price call at the house twice
AID FOR PIG CLUB MEMBERS
Increased Membership Will Be Great
Help in Increasing Production
of Needed Pork. .. >?,
(Prepared by the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture.) .
One of the most potent ways of in
creasing the number of hops is by en
couraging more boys and girls to join
pig clubs. In the past these clubs
have been markedly successful. They
have been the means of introducing
purebred hogs ?into many communi
ties and raising the standard of hogs
as well as improving the conditions
under which they are kept and the
care given them. The number of pig
clubs in the Northern states on June
30, 1917, totaled 1,037; in the South
the number of community clubs is be
tween 2.000 and 2,500, and in almost
every club are found members of pig
clubs. Although the number .is large,
it is possible to increase it greatly by
forming more clubs in counties where
there are agents to direct properly
the efforts of the young people. In
order to stimulate these activities, the
department during the past year has
added to its force several pig club
specialists, and a number of the agri
cultural colleges have done likewise.
In this work, it is of first importance
that proper instructions be given to
the members in regard to all phases of
swine husbandry so that clubs will be
successful in bringing to market a
large percentage of the pigs under
their care. Clubs should not be or
ganized unless there Is ample assur
ance that sufficient feed will be avail
able to bring the pigs to maturity.
Swine breeders' associations have
been active for a number of years in
assisting pig club members to secure
purebred hogs nt reduced prices. This
has made it possible for members to
obtain good stock with which to lay
the foundation for a herd of purebred
swine. The result has been the intro
duction into many communities of de
sirable breeding stock and the stimu
lation of more widespread interest in
good quality hogs. Swine breeders'
associations doubtless will be willing
to continue in the future the assistance
given to club members in the past.
Bankers in many states have real
ized the value of pig clubs as a means
of materially improving rural condi
tions5 and at the same time increasing
Enthusiastic Pig Club Member With
His Prize Pig.
the production of meat and teaching
the members good business methods.
Not a few bankers have made it pos
sible for worthy club members to se
cure pigs on their personal notes. In
this way n well-bred pig is obtained
through the efforts of a county agent
or pig club lender or specialist and
a banker. The member is given the
opportunity to pay for it from the pro
ceeds of the pig ns a meat animal or
from the sale of offspring in case of a
breeding animnl. Often the member
enters Into a business agreement (with
the parents' consent) with the bank
er and thus secures a pig when oth
erwise it would have been impossible
for the child to have joined the club.
In other instances the bankers have
bought bred gilts to be bred and)
given them to club members with the
understanding that two pigs were to be
returned for the original gilt loaned.
These pigs in turn are lent to other
children. This plan is the so-called
endless chain contract. Either plan
has resulted in increasing Interest In
pig clubs with its accompanying ex
pansion in the supply of pork products
and the instruction In swine husbandry
which is a part of thc club work. The
banker thus helps to lay a foundation
for the prosperity which will be last
ing. The money received from the
sale of hops will bo expended in fur
ther developing the county. Every
merchant in the county will profit, the
banks will get more deposits, and the
farmers will have more money with
which further to develop their farms.
Suitable Hay for Horses.
5To make hay suitable for horses at
hard work alfalfa must be allowed to
become rather mature before cutting;
In fact, the field should be in full
bloom before the mower is started.
Pigs Get Better Start
Pigs wised by a mature sow get
a beltc-v start while young and give
greater profits than the pigs from o
young, Immature sow.
"State Units Now Training
Within Sound of Enemy
A cablegram from France, publication of which was recently
authorized, contains the following information:
Part of the National Guard has arrived in France
and is undergoing intensive training behind first line
trenches within the sound oi the guns at the front
This Brings the War Home to YOU
In a short time these gallant young men, whose parents, brothers and sisters, wives.
and sweethearts are your own neighbors, will be IN the front line trenches, under the
murderous fire of enemy artillery, and going "over the top" to meet the sweeping hail
of the machine guns and the bayonets of the Huns.
If these soldier boys-YOUR soldier boys-were three miles away instead of three
thousand, you would bend every energy, exhaust every resource, make every sacrifice,
to make sure that they were fed, clothed, armed and equipped as no soldiers ever were
Is your duty any less imperative, any less sacred, because it is your neighbor's boy
who is defending your country, your flag and your home from German frightfulness on
the other side of the ocean?
Is it not a splendid privilege as well as a duty to deny yourself luxuries, to save
food, save clothing, above all to save money, for our soldiers?
U. S. Thrift Stamps Save Lives and
Shorten the War
There is one thing you can do, every day, to help the Government provifle the
guns, ammunition, food, clothing and other supplies which our soldiers and sailors
?MUST HAVE to win the war, win it quickly, and come safely home again.
Go today to any bank, any postoffice, or any store where you see the W. S. S. (War
Savings Stamps) sign displayed.
For 25 cents you will receive a U. S. Thrift Stamp and a card to paste it on. The
card has spaces for 16 stamps, costing you $4. When it is full, exchange it-with a few
cents additional in cash-for a War Savings Stamp, for which the Government will
pay $5 January 1, 1923.
These War Savings Stamps are as safe as U. S. Bonds. They are the safest
investment in the world because they are backed by the entire resources of the country,
t and the profit you make on them amounts to four per cent interest, compounded quar
' lerly, if held till January 1, 1923.
Buy a U. S. Thrift Stamp with every quarter you can possibly save. Every stamp
helps to stamp out autocracy. Every stamp saves priceless American blood. Every
stamp is a blow for Liberty. Every stamp will help bring peace to the world-a perma
nent peace, grounded in justice and righteousness.
. Se SJ Every Stamp Helps to Bring Those Soldiers
^?FIJiu3-1 ai*d Sailors Home Again Alive and Victorious
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