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BEATRIX MICHELENA IX
"THE LlLl OF POVERTY FLAT*" j
The fi .e-part photoplay, "The Lily j
of Poverty Flat," based on a theme j
by Bret Harte, and featuring the beau- i
tiful ana gmea ceatnz jYucneitriia,
will be presented here on Tuesday,
Miss Michelena sprung into international
renown by her ability and
beauty in. the film play "Mignon,"
which has won the favor of motion pic
ture exhibitors and the public throughI
out the United States.
In choosing for this artist a Bret
I -Harte theme, ti:e California Motion
I Picture corporation show great wis^jk>m,
as Miss Michelena is the physical
^^ype and embodiment of many of the
"The Lily of Poverty Flat" of i
I course is Beatriz Michelena, and the j
scenario provides a characteristic
story of Western mining lite, witii a
wealth of incident, and a variety of
picturesque characters, amidst beautiful
settings, in Europe and America.
Beatriz Michelena has a part that
brings out her delicate art to perfecy
tion; she has splendid acting chances,
[ comedy as well as dramatic. She is
f naturally beautiful to look at; in this
i photoplay she becomes positively radiant
The scenes of the drama change
from California to Paris; then they
I return to tnis country, me sior^ embraces
a powerful love element wbich
never flags. Lily's lover, Joe, passes
through a 'variety of exciting adventures
and vicissitudes and does not
get bis girl until he has suffered innumerable
privations, and dared man>
perils far her sweet saxe.
9 And wf:en Beatriz Michelena is seen
as "The Lily" you will assuredly ^f-.y
H^at she was worth fighting and waitWng
I "The Lily of Poverty Flat," without
owi- tm'11 octahlish Miss Michel
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ena with greater firmness than ever in
^ BURNED TO DEATH
I Family of (Jen. Jno. J. Pershing Caught
L in Burning Building and Wife and
m | All But One Child Perish.
El Paso, Texas, Aug. 27?tXews of
r the death of 5Trs. PerVETng and three
of her children reached Gen. Pershing,
commander of the Eighth Infantry bril^ade
here, today through Associated
Press dispatches. Gen. Pershing has
been preparing a home Lere for his
San Francisco. Aug. 27.?Mrs. John
P J. Pershing, wife of Brig. Gen. John
B J. Pershing, was burned to death with
kthree of her four children at her
f quarters in tLe Presidio, San Francissoy
early today. The children burned
were Helen, S; Anne, 6, and Margaret,
j 5. Warren Pershing, 5 years old, sur
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L lieved to have caused the tragedy. 0t\rs.
K Pershing was a daughter of Senator
BTwarren of Wyoming. Her husband is
Bp El Paso, in command of troops.
A burst of flames from the roof of
I the general's big two-story frame
Louse, which stands on the parade
I grounds directly in front of the headf
quarters flag pole, was the first inti|
illation of the fire.
I The Presidio army fire department
rushed to the house and believing that
all the occupants had escaped, centered
tiieir energies on the fiames.
Only the roof of the house was burned.
When the firemen entered to look
over the damage they found t?e
bodies of the mother and her three
Attle girls. . The boy, Warren, Mrs.
I^kswell, a relative, and her children
RBI three servants slept m uuier pans
Wot tfre house and escaped.
The house occupied by the Persh
ings was one of several *??I frame
Lfeg^dings scattered about the main
I Gen. and Mrs. Pershing were marB
ried in Washington, January 26, 1905.
I The general fought in the Indian wars
in the early days and in tfce SpanishH
American war. He became a briga
H lier general in Mrs. jrei?-ius
Iss devoted to her home and children
HA took interest in suffrage and other
^ Bnen's movements.
^Brranza asks for more
i light oy joint appeal
Washington, Aug. 26?Consul Silli|kian
at Vera Cruz cabled the state
department today a communication
Ifrom Jesus Acuna, Gen. Carranzasj
foreign minister, asking whether SecBretary
Lansing and the Latin-Amerifran
diplomats acted in their official or
wivate capacities in addressing the ren
appeal to Mexican leaders for a
Re conference. This was tte first
ft from the Carranza government
prning the Pan-American appeal,
it was accepted as an indication
that the formal reply probably would <
not be forthcoming Tor another w.eek. <
It was estimated in official circles '
h at the only response to'Acuna's ques- <
tion would be a message calling atten- <
tion to the fact that all t'..e other con- <
ferees attached their full titles to their <
signatures. This, it was pointed out, '
left no room for doubt that' they acted I
officially and with the authority of
t'.eir respective governments.
Officials were rather at a loss to explain
the object of the Carranza minister's
query. In some quarters, bo*'- <
ever, it was suggested that Carranza i
probably desired to delay his firal re- i
sponse, which is expected to be an ap- 1
peal for recognition, pending estab- 1
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nsnmeilt 01 His govciumcm. ill .ucAitu <
City and the jutcome of Obregon's :
campaign against Villa forces in the i
Conservative Fashions Tills Fall. :
Grace Margaret Gould, fashion ed- ,
itor of the Woman's Home Companion, ]
presents a fully illustrated report of [
fcoViinno it-i +>?q Cuntomhor 1<S- !
sue of that periodical. Following is aj<
brief extract from her forecast for (
"First we are to have a conservative ,
figure?the natural figure?but with a ,
smaller waist line t..an the historic |,
Yenus de Milo. The definite waist is
an essential of the new fashions.
"Our clothes are to be conservative, ,
too; that is, when we compare them ,
with those of last season. The ridiculously
sfht skirt is no longer style; it
never was good taste The ankle
lpnefi'i skirt is the fashion. It must
flare, to be sure, but it must not fly off ,
on a tangent. ,
"Sleeves are conservative and they
are charming too in the way they outline
the arm, while color and fabrics
carry out just the same idea. The ,
plain tailored skirt tf-is fall will be
more popular than ever in its long
useful career. It, too, will be con
"V.e suit jacket will vary in length
from 28 up to 32 inches, but it may
vary according to the height and figure
of the woman who wears it. This will
help to blot out from our memory the
fat woman in the short, belted and
New Armored Car Shaped Like Turtle.
So evidently efficient for war purposes
is an armored car recently invented
by a naturalized American that
the military authorities of several of
the warring countries are said to be
negotiating with the inventor for its
i:se in the European conflict. T!':e
body of the car is made of armor plate
and is elliptical in shape, so that from
a distance the cnr looks like an enor
nous turtle. Every part is so curved
that a projectile fired from any direction
and striking the car at any point
will have a tendency to glance up or
iown or horizontally. ;Even the wheels
arp nrntpptpd hv Curved armor ft at
hangs to a point within a few inches
of the ground. At the top of the body
!s a large porthole for the 4-inch gun
that the car is designed to carry, the
arrangement being sud: that the gun
"an be fired at any angle. At the sides
sre smal'er portholes for rifles, ana
inside the body is ^pace for four men
to stand erect. The driver, who observes
the road and the movements of
*he enemy through a periscope, is entirely
concealed and protected from
the fire of the enemy. A picture ol
t!':is armored car is a feature of the
September Popular Mechanics Magazine.
Are All Useful Things Unbeautiful?
In the current issue of Farm and
Fireside, the national farm paper published
at Springfield. Ohio, Herbert
Quick, the editor, speaking of the
beauty of onion plants gone to seed,
makes the point that we are prone to
look upon the useful things as unbeautlful.
IT'-ere are people still living who re
uieinuer waen lomaiws were suppuscu
to be poisonous, were grown as ornamental
plants, and-called 'love apples.' ;
When they were thought noxious, they
were beajtiful?like an innocent act
falsely condemned as a sin. As soon
as they appeared in the soup they ?
ceased to please the eye, though as 1
hflo iitifn 1 a o axr&v
utuwtiiui v*k? V T UA .
"Down in New Mexico tf:.e agricul- <
tural college station is experimenting 1
with sweet peas as a winter cover crop 1
and a forage plant. Shall we cease to J
admire them and buy them at the flor- '
ist's shops when they are used for c
ensilage and plowed down to fertilize <
the corn? I suppose so?and the pity 1
of it is that so very many people who :
in t'":at case will be sowing, tending t
and haresting sweet peas will lose the 1
sense of their beauty, thereby losing i
3.SO a ccrtain proportion of the happi- 1
ness properly belonging to the busi-1
ness of tilling the soil." j 5
No. em |:
This it a prescription prepared especially ?
for MALARIA or CHILLS & FEVER. 1
Fi*'e or six dotes will break any case, and ]
if taken then as a tonic the Fever will not
return. It acts on the liver better tfcea;'
Calomel and does not gripe or sicken. 2>e 7
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'Beauteous bit of earth and sky,
iW'ith a hint of ocean,
Was it at creation's dawn
Thou wast set in motion?"
Just over the bars, in a sheltered
corner of the orchard, stood, or
rather leaned, like an old man reach- :
ing for his crutches, an ancient apple!
tree. Most the top had disappeared?
the old tree's tribute to many storms
3f many winters. Only a few branches
remained, and, these, all on one side,
-^^^ arar frtrin cr tn tnnnh tVlP fPTK^e
iccmcu w w-v- I
that divided the orchard from the gar-1
den. Tf'.e trunk was gnarled and knot-1
ted by the years?and the bark was ;
scarred and ringed by the industrious
bills of generations dead and forgotten
An old, rusted horse shoe protrud- '
in.g from the over growing bark, pro-!
claimed the fact, that, at some time
in the past, the old tree had done
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snow lay here and there in the or-1
chard, which the April sun had failed |
to reach, and, the white buds on tf:ej
aged apple tree were blushing pink;
and red under the hisses of early;
spring. Of a sudden a bit of blue, as'
if torn from the blue of the sky fluttered
down, and seemed to lodge on
a nearby fence post, and, a cherry
tru-al-ly! tru-al-ly! the mellow song
r>f thp first blue bird proclaimed to
orchard and garden that tf:e spring |
procession had started. Presently, the
singer was joined by another small
rift from the sky. The new comer's
color was a duller blue, washed with
gray, and the cinnamon-red of throat
and breast was of a paler shade tfcan
that of her soft voiced mate. This pair
of blue birds were out inspecting sites
for their summer home. They gravely
dived down in several rotted out cavi
ties, in post Holes, out none seemea 10
be just what they were in search of.
A half dozen or more deserted wood
peckers' i':oles were peered into, but
voted no good.
Side by side they flitted over to the
old apple tree in the corner of the
orchard. Just under the splintered
top they noticed a crevice, that seemed
to hold out some possibilities. This,
the little azure clad lady carefully examined,
and nearly fell over herself
witli joy when she discovered that it
was a passage way leading directly
into the shell-like trunk of the tree.
Disappearing in the opening, she soon
popped out, her little eyes showing
how glad she was, even if her bill was
too rigidly set to smile.
She flew to her lover's side, and, in
almost inaudible twitterings, told iMm
they certainly were the most fortunate
couple in all the orchard?for the
app!e tree apartments were ideal?-the
front Honv rvnpnprl toward the SOUth.
insuring plenty of sunshine?and the
big living room was simply a dream
And, to crown it all, last year's occupants
had left a nice, clean nest, almost
as good as newAll
it needed was a little freshening
up?a little new, dry grass fcere, and
a little soft lining there, to make it as
perfect a nest as any bird could wish
for. These last year's dwellers must
have been real nice, folks, too, for they
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naa leu everyuims iu sucu cy.iv; anu
No crumbling egg shells littered the
floor?and, the passage way looked as
if it had been fresfaly swept. The next
morning Mr. Blue Bird forgot to eat
his breakfast, so eager was he to get
to work, rebuilding the nest in the hollow
?ie Drougnt ine loveiiesi anea gra&s
he could find, and, some beautiful
pieces of red cotton string, and gave
them to his lady-love, who patcihed
here and patted there?until no living
bird could have told it from a nest
When the last finishing touches had i
been given?the dainty little ard-itect
stepped back, cocked her small head
to one side, much as an artist views
his canvas, and. pronounced it perfect,
rhe husband applauded with snatches
jf song ti%e housewifely activity of his
ivife, but he generously allowed her
:o do all the work?and contented himself
with the decoration of her virtues. :
D' e nest finished, the two flew gayly
lown to the bird cafe?the scraggy ]
>ld OMna tree back of the barn, and ;
unched luxuriously on the shrivelley,
fellow berries. In about a week's 1
ime, five greenish-blue eggs gave the '
ast domestic touch to the home in the ]
lpple tree, and the mother's time was
svell taken up with fcer indoor cares.
Perched on a nearby gate post, the 1
small, neatly groomed husband, re- <
seated for her benefit, again and again, <
he trual-ly! tru-a!-ly! of his song 1
?never once waiting for an encore? i
stopping occasionally, just long enough i
:o present her with a lunch of early ?
Derries, or a toothsome insect. When 1
;he babies emerged from the eggs they
Evere nearly black?not so much as one 1
little (lash of blue to show their an- '
cestry. If this was a disappointment
to the fond mother, she kept the se
cret sorrow to herself, but si-e was
pleased beyond measure, one day, when j
a neighbor blue bird exclaimed: "Why!
the babies are the living image of tiieir
father! They don't look a thing like !
you, Mrs. Blue Bird!" About a week '
later, one beautiful morning after the !
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^iiiAUicn nau itu an u LUC utci
tidied up, the mother left for a little j
outdoor exercise. While si e was away j
a newly mated pair of English sparrows?a
>.ery aggressive, ill-bred appearing
pair they were, too, spied the
crevice in the old apply tree. They
at once proceeded to investigate with
a view 01 Duuaing. me long sianung ?
passage, and the roomy hollow within
looked good to them, and, witi an utter
disregard of others' -Tights, they
began carrying in all manner of straw,
rags, chicken feathers and strings, and
began at once the building of their
own nest. The blue birds' babies did
not understand all this hub-bub and
commotion, neither did they fancy being
stepped on and prodded by si arp
ends of straws and twigs as the sparrows
worked over them??o they set
up a commotion of their own?their !
five yellow throats wide open and cry- j
ing for all they were wort!. I
The mother bird hurrying home, and I
earing their frightened yells, rushed !(
in and made one dive for the bold, ;
brazen female who had invaded her
home. She was getting the best of the
feather pulling tournament when her i
husband appeared on the scene, drop- j
ping a fat cutworm, he didnt' take |
time to remove his blue coat, but;
rushed to the assistance of his brave :
little wife. The fight so^ changed j
into a complete rout for the sparrows, j
They were hustled and scratched, j
arH rmshpri until thev were I!
tlad to escape. 'With many heated remarks
about English sparrows in general,
the excited blue birds returned
to their nest, quieted the babies and
straightened up in the dishevelled
apartment. The damage they found to
be but slight, most that needed to be
done was to carry out the trash the
intruders had brought in, and to untangle
a string that f: ad become twist- |
ed around the legs of one of the children.
In anctfter weeK, me young Diras
were gradually coming into their
splendid heritage of color, and the
blue of the sky was showing on many
of the largest and oldest feat)':ers?
and not many days would they have
to waft before they would don the
bright blue top coats, and the scarfs
of connamon-red that are the accepted
dress of all blue-birddom.
A cATn wrvp AX VAFR
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Read How These Girls Found Theirs
and Then Look For Tours.
In a newspaper that had come wrapped
around something?and I remember
now that that tiling was canned
corn, which we should have grown and
put up ourselves?we saw an adver
tisement for girls to work in a factory
that made fruit boxes and crates.
When we decided to go mother cried
some, and father said we'd soon come
home when we found tfe fr.ad to work.
We had to walk two miles to the
factory, which was in , a town
of about 300 people. We were to get
$3 a week each.
That first week was very hard for
lis. and night time found us almost too
tired to walk home. But that $3 com
ing to us Saturday mgJt wouia nave
made us, who had never owned as
much as a 50-cent piece in our lives,
walk through fire and water, I think.
The first Saturday night we walked
home on air, fcappy and rich. Some
thing in mother's look when we got
there made me offer her half my earnings.
The other two did the same.
Mother held tften in her hand more
money than she had ever called her
own at one time before or after her ,
marriage, and she broke down and
cried. That does not sound kind to my
father, who is a good man, and always 1
wants to do his best, but he had old- (
fashioned notions about his providing
for the women, and their not needing
any money of their own. I know now
that a great deal of a woman's selfrespect
and industry comes from having
a little money of her own.
Now this is how we turned from our
foolish way. It ':ad rained all week
?tnd one day the bridge was gone and }
we could not get home. We went back
up to a white painted house and the t
woman said we could stay there all
We could not cross the rrver for a (
week, hut we did not care, for we j
were having fine things to eat?smok- t
ham and corned beef and all kinds T
>f preserves and canned fruit and veg- j.
tables. One day one of my sisters said
K ey must be pretty rich to have all ^
:hose things. The woman smiled and r
said she was rich, and would show us ;
now rich she was after breakfast. ^
She took us later to a room in the
back of the fcouse. It had shelves all
We have with us
pert Harness M:
Any work left v
If you sell Sc
to come to T1
before you bi
MAYES' BOOK ANI
The House of a '
around it, and was filled with hundreds
of glass jars and tin cans of
everything from corn to raspberries.
Thsre were stone jars of things and
all kinds of meats, dried herbs and
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bottles of fruit juices, sne saiu, i am
ricn in the energy to grow these and
put ti em up. You girls are just as
rich, but you don't know it."
I believe that the seeds of ambition
are in every one, and they were in us.
Our ambition started to grow right
there. Before the end of the week it
was arranged that I was to stay and
help her for 52 a weeK ana sne was iu j
teacfa me. ;
I learned just everything that fall, i
For Christmas she gave me "The Progressive
Farmer," and a starting of
hens and a lot of garden seeds. That
was five years ago.
T ovnont T am nrottv rvrrmri to tell
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you about it, but I see so many girls
just like we were tbat I just must do
it, and maybe they wilTtry to do what
we are doing.
We have three cows and five pigs,
and two calves and almost 300 hens.
We have a fine garden and a canning
outfit witfa a supply of tin cans and
two gross of glass jars in which we
put the things we show at the fair |
and eat at home.
And what is best, we can sell all the j
butter and meat and eggs and other
tibings we have for the highest price.
Ojf course, we could not have done
this without the help of what we
read and what the State officials have
lone to help us. One man came and
stayed tfaree days to show us how to
nake butter, and another one spent a
;vhole day showing father how to plant
ind spray trees. Our neighbors have J
.vormv fruit every second year. 'We
lave had perfect apples, peaches and
)lums every year so far, and are seting
out pecans this fall.
We take four magazines and two
japers, and have a good many books.
)ur ouse is painted and so are the
)arns. we nave a driving nurse anu i
wo-seated carriage and are saving:
io\v for water and plumbing in the [
louse. Also we have insured our lives.
Don't think we have not worked
itfrd, for we have. But we are happy
md have good times, too, and I think
ve ftave more and better friends than
re once did.
Subscribe to THn and News.
Mr. Price, an exiker
and Reoair I
nth us will have
will do well
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D VARIETY STORE
The Albert medal of the Royai Society
of Arts, England, which is award%
ed annually for distinguished merit
for promoting arts, manufactures and
commerce, was presented to Guglielmo
Marconi this year. The medal was
instituted in 1863 when the prince con~
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son was presiuem ui me society.
""notice to stockholders.
Notice is hereby given that a meetj
ing of the stockholders of the Little
Mountain Oil Mill and Fertilzer Coml
pe.ny will be held at the offices of the
company, Little Mountain, S. C., September
1, 1915, at 4 o'clock p. m., to
consider the following resolutions,
adopted by the board of directors July
30,1915, proposing that preferred stock
be issued: *tf !
ReSOlVed. T,lftT*S IWnnntQir.l
Oil Mill and Fertilizer Company issue
1,350 shares of preferred stock, of the*
aggregate amount of $13,500; tfcat thestockholders
and directors who
now liable for the debts of the com"-'
pany, either as makers or endorsers
A4 n "t * -
vi ito liULC'O, suau uave tiie preierence
of taking such preferred stock in proportion
to the amount of their respective
liability; tJlat such preferred stock./
shall be a lien upon the net profits of
the corporation and, if the property of
the corporation should be sold under
foreclosure, or in liquidation, such
nrfif pf/vnl* cVioll V?A ? "* ?
i tu O.IWA OUUil UC Cm 1 ICXi UJJVJLI
the proceeds of sale, after paying expenses
and the debts of the corporation;
t'bat no dividend shall be paid
upon any other stock in any year until
the preferred stock authorized by these
resolutions shall have received a dividend
of eight per cent.; that such preferred
stock is to be regarded as col
lateral to secure the payment of notes
and obligations of the company on
wfcich the holders of *uch are liable,
and any payment made on this preferred
stock out of the earnings of the
corporation, or out of any sale of its
property, is to be regarded as a pay
mem, uu tut; i/uugautrus assumed oy
tl:e respective holders of said stock,
and the payment*in full of such obligations
cut of the earnings or property
of the company shall retire sucl'3
preferred stock in full.
By order of the Board of Directors.
T\T T> T^l : ~1_
*?. X A/CHiCfi.,
President and Secretary.