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STB. GENEVIEVE, MISSOURI, SATURDAY. EEBKUAKY a. 11)17.
BITS OF QUEER-AND INTEREST.'
Happenlngt Matters of More
Than Passing Interest
Tho commander ot the British de
stroyer Delphin reports that life wank
tho German submarine U-5G west of
Iluelva, Spain. ''The Germans state
that neither -this1 nor an) other Gor
man submarine has been sunk In this
Baron Devonport, tho British food
controller, has decided that tho quan
tity of beer to'bo. browed, for fh'e year
phnll be restricted to 7.0 per cent ot
the output of tho previous year.
The official figures show tho total
Josses of airplanes In the great war
during 1910 ,to hnvo been 1,005. Ot
these tho entente forces lost -784, tho
Germans 221 - - -
Six large j submarines, four British
nnd two Italian, together with the
14,000-ton British armored cruiser Le
viathan, havo been added to tho Brit
ish naval base at Bermuda. .
it has been established that 300
were killed by the recent explosion In
London munitions factory.
About 50 Sinn Kelncrs rushed to
the platform from which Thomas Lun
don was addressing a Limerick meet
ing and beat him with clubs.
Brig. Gen. W. (3, MacDonald was
litllcd and four others were badly In
jured when a light engine backed into
the crowds at tho union station at To
ronto. The Dutch steamer Prlns Ilcnrlk,
which was takdn'lnto Zeebrugge by
German torpedo'craft, has been re
leased by the German authorities.
Tho British -steamship Tottwood,
carrying a cargo ,vor,th. $750,000", was
submarined and smik on ;.tier voyage,
according to advldes. i' '
Henry W McBryde of Ardmoro,
Ok., pleaded "guilty" to tho 'murder of
Frank R. McLaren, a wealthy Taylor,
Tex., citizen, and was sentenced to
99 years in the penitentiary.
Mr. apd Mrs. James J. Goro of Chi
cago are partgd, after 10 years of
married life., 'A fornier husband of
Mrs. Gore '" turned up, and Judge
Thomson annulled tho marriage.
Newton Spradllng, former gauger
in tho Internal revenuo service, was
acquitted in tho Arkansas federal
court ot tho charge of complicity In
an alleged moonshine conspiracy.
A pedcslrlan has tho right of way
over an ftjttm'obllo .in crossing a
street, Cifjcuty'-iudgc OSar m, Fritz
ruled in awarding Frank Klokow
45,000 damagesfor .injuries suffered
in an auto craso;. v
United States Scnatof Robert Owen
of Oklahoma $as struck and slightly
injured by an automobile at Okla
Eighteen persons were killed In tho
Itollapsc of tho Sonora hotel, a' two
tory structure In Cananea, Mexico.
Georgo W,. Adan Jitney driver ot
Springfield, 111., wiis killed when a
Frisco passenger train backing in tho
yards collided with his automobile.
Ben Blewett, superintendent of
tho public schools ot St. Louis,
droppo dead, at 'Washington, D. C, of
heart diseaso whilo addressing a com
mittee of tho Congro3 of Constructive
Patriotism, to which ho was a delo
t'ate. The Ilev. Ijenry Faulkaner Varnell,
86, retired Episcopal clergyman and
an author, is dead at his Philadelphia
Clifford Cherry, 400 pounds, tho
largest man over in thee Illinois leg
islature, and former husband of "the
of Fox IUver valley," is dead.
W. A. Northcutt of Springfield, 111.,
former lieutenant governor of that
atato and head of the Modern Wood
men, Is dead of acute dilation of tho
Expressing "a very real Interest"
in tho extension of suffrage, Presi
dent Wilson wrote' Mrs, Carrie Chap
man Catt, congratulating tho suffrag
ists on obtaining passago of sutfrago
legislation by the North Dakota as
sembly) In an attack by 20 persons on a coal
train in Touto from mines south ot
Danville, 111.,- to Chicago, on tho Chi
cago & Eastern Illinois railroad,
nrmed guards on tho train shot
Lowis Butler and Burlcy Newman.
I'resic'ent WJlson's plan to visit tho
capltol frequently, urging action on
his U'gls!atjlYe;.ltogranil was attacked
in tho senate by Senator Jones, Re
publican, wbodeclared-it indicated a
tourse of "systematic lobbying" by
President Wilson has signed tho
bill passed by congress' recently open--iug
to settlement a,nd Balo" 40,000
acres In Arizona comprising un. aux
iliary reclamation project.
An earnest appeal to Gen. Carranza
to sparo the Uvea of two Mexican Ro
man Catholic priests arrested near
Mexico City and. charged with sedi
tion has been' made by thu'state-'do-jiartment.
Limited' woman sutfrago will bei
come effective in North Dakota July
Itopresentatlvo Rucker or Missouri,
chairman of tho house committee on
Inaugural arrangements, nnnounced a
contract had been awarded for the
Construction of a grandstand vlth a
soatlng capacity of 10,000.
Speaker Best of the Colorado legis
lature ordered tho sergennt-at-arms to
exclude from tho house floor all per
sons interested for or against any
measure before tho legislature.
William P. Scott, 67 years old, only
negro who over ran for president of
tho United States, Is dead at Spring
field, Bl. Scott was the candidate ot
tho Liberal .party in 1896.
Just as tho Arkansas senate com
pleted voting favorably on a bill pro
hibiting tho shipment of liquor Into
Arkansas for any but medical or sac
ramental purposes, the, passago ot n
bill identical In word:ngby the'house
Under an order signed In surro
gate's court, $500,000 will bo paid at
onco to Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt as
part of the boqucst made to her by
tho will of Mrs. Frank Leslie, to pro
mote tho causo of woman's suffrage.
nather than seo Patrick Riley, a
friendless tramp, burled In a pauper's
grave, residents of Avon, III., gave
him a public funeral.
Looking in ml-lady's letter is tho
samo as peeping in her boudoir, a
Collfornia judge told Postman Iver-
son, who pleaded guilty to peeking
into a letter his former sweetheart
wrote his rival.
"Fifth avenue isnt so swell," Is tho
verdict of Miss Louise Schen, "the
queen of Alaska" But, then, she's
prejudiced. Sho mistook a wino list
lor a prayer book.
After searching two years for hla
missing wife, J. H. Halston, a million
aire coal operator of Mlddleboro, Ky.,
round her body in a morgue.
Thousands of men were thrown out
of work and a score of big Industrial
plants closed as a result of ono of tho
biggest floods In recent years sweep
ing down tho Allegheny, Monongahela
and Ohio rivers.
A stone imago of KTwan-Yln, Chi
nese goddess of mercy, has been pur
chased from Paul Poiret of Paris by a
firm ot art dealers for $200,000.
Francis Jones, a negro subway por
ter in New York, throw a bucket of
water on what ho thought was burn
ing paper and went back to work.
When he discovered it was a bomb ho
fell down a flight of stairs.
Judgo Sager, negro, is in jail under
gunrd to prevent lynching. Tho black
killed Sheriff Marvin Mulder of El
more county, Ala., when tho officer
attempted to arrest him.
Frank Emmanuel, betrayed by his
wife, confessed ho murdered William
Morgason near Topeka In 1907, for
which crimo Irish Van Horn served
Because his 16-monthold baby an
noyed him by crying, Anthony Przres
kl of Chicago stripped its clothes
from Its body and poured boiling wa
ter upon it, his wife told Judgo Ba
rasa. Tony was fined $200.
Walter Harold, 23, of Toronto, Can
ada, Is held on a charge of murdering
his 3-month-old baby as it lay asleep
and his 18-year-old wife. After tho
shooting Harold tried to kill hlmseir.
Police raiding a seven-handed poker
gamo in tho gloomy anteroom of n
Chicago morgue wore amazed to find
two detective sergjants and a police
man in full uniform playing.
Taking advantage of tho owner's
death and while ho lay In his coffin
awaiting burial, burglars broke into
Dennis Maran's Baloon at Pana, 111.,
and carried oft a large portion of his
Harry Terry of Cincinnati shot and
killed his wife, Mrs. Lillian Black
Terry, and his mother-in-law, Mrs.
Victoria Black, and seriously wound
ed his wlfes cousin, Mrs. L. M. Spur
John B. Sayers, 79, of Black Creek,
was married to Mrs. Euncilo Drew,
72, of Cuba, N. Y.
C. G. Moore, Chicago hotel mana
ger, bought a $2 share in a $10,000
pearl necklace during the allied ba
zaar. He has presented tho necklaco
to Mrs. Mooro.
Rev, Richard W. Travis, 70 years
old, "of Duane Methodist Episcopal
churph, New York, announces that he
will wed Mrs. Julia L. Hammond, 03,
At Billy Sundays last service at
Boston tho collection totaled over
Assistant; Flro Chief Fred Gilliam of
Seattle,. Wash., was killed and anoth
er man Is missing, nnd e(ght men in
jured In an opera, house fire.'
.Young Button, ono of the most en
thusiastic sympathizers with war
Btrlcken Europe, has disappeared
from Chicago, with $1,500 he collected
'for' war sufferers."
Because ho smiled when a masked
bandit 'who had entered tho proscrip,-
uon room oi ma urug atoro commautj
cd him to hold up hla hands, Dr. D,
M, McMnlmji Is In tho Denver hos
pltul with but slight chances of life.
A bid of $2,400 secured tho original
manuscript of Eugeno Field's poehi,
"Llttlo Boy Blue," at tho allied ba-
iaar by John McCoruiack.
A bill offered In thfe legislature
makes cigarette BUfoklng in West
Virginia a criminal offense and soa
1 session ot cigarettes a misdemeanor.
APPLE CROP LAGS
President of Nurserymen Says
Possibilities of Missouri
ORCHARDISTS BEHIND TIMES
Missouri Fruit Is Being Crowded Out
by Use of Up-to-Date Methods
In Other States.
"Missouri fa not, in my opinion, In
the least bit of danger of losing her
coveted title, 'The Land' of tho Big
Hod 'Apple,' but in.fcpple production
sho is not holding her own," said Lloyd
C. Stark, president of tho Western
Association of Nursoryinen, at Kansas
"Many years Missouri has been con
sidered among tho foremost fruit pro
ducing states, but In recent years a
number of other states, whoso fruit
growers havo adopted up-to-dato meth
eds in growing high class fruits, havo
begun to crowd out tho Missouri prod
uct. Many Missouri orchardlsts havo
not kept pace with the improved' moth
ods of Bpraying and other orchard
operations. However, this neglect has
been largely conflnod to old plantings.
"A llttlo study ot tho situation re
veals tho alumost unlimited possibili
ties Missouri affords in fruit growing,
how a vast acreage of rough timber
land can be made to ndd millions of
dollars to tho state's resources and
Incidentally make men rich. Our 101G
crop of only 2,700,000 barrels is valued
ai 10 million dollars. In 1915 our crop
was 6,280,000 barrels, only New York,
with S,2 16,000 baircls, having a larger
one. These aro matters of deepest in
terest to tho stnto and of particular
significance to farmers and other land
"The number of acres of idle land In
Missouri unfit for cereal crops, but
well adapted to fruit culture. Is prob
ably greater than In any other state.
Thcso embraco virtually all of tho
Oznrk Mountain region, the hill land
along the Missouri and Mississippi
rivers and all of tho state's thin land.
Hero Is an instance of what can bo
dono with such land:
"E. S. Page, a Pike county farmer,
paid $7 an acre sixteen years ago for
forty acres of rough land woll up In
what wo call 'tho knobs.' Ho cleared
this land and planted an orchard. Tho
last four years ho has made a net
profit from his apple crops of from
$2,500 to $3,000."
Accident Injured Five.
Clyde Foster, a railway clerk, may
die and four other persons aro seri
ously injured as a result of a motor
car accident west of Hannibal. Tho
machine turned over. Foster suffered
a concussion ot t'lo brain and was
taken to a hospital.
Acetylene Explosion Injures Two.
A. J. V. Goddard, a farmer, and his
wife wore sitting in the living room ot
their home near Marshall when tho
acetylene lighting tank in tho base
ment oxploded, throwing both of them
against tho wall, breaking two of Mrs.
Goddard's ribs and severely bruising
Wreck Fatal to Webb City Man.
Paul E. Stout of Webb City Is dead
from Injuries received in n railroad
collision there. Brakes on an elec
tric work car were Ineffective, and
Frisco passenger train No. 327, St.
Louis to Wichita, hit the car at a
Aged Man Burned In Home.
John Walters, 76 years old, of La
bello was burned to death when his
homo was set on flro by a defective
fluo. His aged wife was able to escape
from tho house.
St. Joseph Bank Records Broken.
All records for bank transactions in
St. Joseph were broken recently when
tho total rose to $78,780,195.66. Tho
previous record was mado for tho
week ending Decomber 21, 1916, when
the total was $75,561,63S.05.
Train Kills Jitney Driver.
George W. Adams, driver of a jit
ney, was Instantly killed at Spring
field when a passenger train which
was backing In tho local Frisco yards
collided with his car at a street cross
Baby Left at Priest's Door,
Father Kilkenny ot the St. Lawrence
Catholic church, at Monott found n
baby boy on his doorstop thu other
night. The heading ot tho Catholic
paper, tho Visitor, was pinned on tho
Buy Site for Slkcston Postofflce.
A lot for tho now $60,000 postofflce
at Slkcston has been purchased by tho
United States govornmcnt from Mrs,
Etta McMullln for $7,500. Tho $60,
000 was appropriated In 1915, but tho
monoy will not bo nvullablo until iuih,
Slkcston Fair Directors Re-Elccted
Stockholders of tho Southeast Fair
Absociatlon held their nnmml meeting
nnd ro-clectod the former board of di
rectors at Slkcston. Tho directors
aro: A. C. Slkes, J. H. Galoner, A. E.
Mathows, E. C, Mathews and Harry
Member of Quantrell's Band Dead.
J. M. 'Shcppard, pi years' old, who'
served two and a half years In Quan
trell's band In the Civil War, is dead
In Nevada at Uio home ot his dnugh
ter, Mn. O. Angel
GOOD ROADS AT LOW COST
Judge Lowe Points Out How State
Could Build Highways at Four
teen Cents on Acre.
Under the provisions of houso bill
No. 1, Introduced labt week at Jeffer
son City by Harry B. Howes, tho stato
lilghwny cnglnoer, subject to the np
proval ot the stato highway board, Is
to designate a system of stato high
ways, not to exceed 4,000 miles of
Judge J. M. Lowe, president of tho
National Old Trails Road Association,
who has been nsked to aid In obtaining
tho road legislation now sought In or
der to give Missouri an opportunity
to avail Itself ot the 2V4 million dol
lars appropriated in federal aid, makes
"Many people believe tho stato sys
tem should be. defined and ndiytesMby
the present legislature, as has been
dono In Ohio nnd many other states.
However, tho main thing Is to get a
system. The Hawes bill is practicable
and, in tho main, a flno ono. Thero
are moro flghtB In tho road question
than In a barrel of moonshine whisky,
but now that tho goneral government
is pointing tho way, the stato legisla
ture should neither halt nor hesitate
to meet it In a spirit of fairness nnd
liberality. The 2 million dollars ap
propriated to this stato will likely bo
quadrupled before tho end of the five
years' limitation, If wo accept It In
tho proper spirit and take hold of the
opportunity to build real roads.
"As indicating how easily this may
bo done, Missouri has 43,156,212 acres
of land, assessed at $45S,972,026.
"There aro 717,081 town lots, as
sessed at $753,801,180; personal prop
erty, corporations, etc., assessed at
$396,089,760; total, $1,149,893,910.
'Thirty-flvo hundred miles, at an av
erage cost of $6,000 a mllo, will bo 21
million dollars. Loss tho government
appropriation ot 2V million dollars,
lS'.i million dollars.
"If 20-year stato bonds were Issued,
farm lands would pav only one-third of
it, or $6,1G6,66G, about fourteen cents
an acre, or 7-10 ot a cent an acre an
nually. A 160-acre farm would pay
$22.10 In 20 years, or $1.12 annually,
provided tho government makes no
MAKES FRUIT COME HIGHER
Middlemen Charged 160 Per Cent
Profit for Handling Apples, Says
a Missouri Dealer.
Robert Shoush, a Macon dealer In
fiult and flowers, recolved recently
from the Quincy (111.) Produce Com
pany a barrel of Jonathan apples, with
a bill for $6.50. In going through the
apples Mr. Shoush found this written
on a piece of paper:
Dear Sir: This barrel of apples was
packed by Alfred Loppcr, rural route
4, Quincy, Illinois, and was sold for
$2.50. Please write mo and tell mo
what you paid for them.
Mr. Shoush has supplied the pro
ducer with tho Information called for.
Ho showed Mr. Leppor's note to tho
traveling salesman of tho firm from
which he purchased tho apples and
asked what would bo the price of an
other barrel of tho samo sort.
"Soven dollars," replied the sales
man. For years tho orchard men of North
ern .Missouri havo been complaining
about the low prico they received for
their product, nnd many have aban
doned tho business rather than go to
tho endless troublo ot pruning and
spraying and guarding against lato
frosts for tho small reward offered.
Somo of tho larger orchard men about
Macon aro planning tho establishment
of a cold storage houso thero so tho
producers may hold their output until
tho market is right.
Seven Stores Burned at Sparta.
Tho south half of tho business dis
trict of Sparta, Christian county,
burnod tho other night. Seven stores
were burnod. The total loss was about
Boy Shot by Playmate.
Thomas Young, 15 years old', was
accidentally shot with a small caliber
rifle by Conloy Bailey, a playmate,
whllo out shooting near I.oxlngton.
Tho bullet entered his back near the
spino. Ho may recover.
To Bury Pershing's Uncle Again.
A telegram from General John J.
Pershing to II. C. Turner of Montgom
ery says he has forwarded instructions
to him regarding the body of his
uncle, Col. L. A. Thompson, who died
at Leavenworth, nnd was buried there.
About one hundred prominent citizens
sent former Sheriff Charles Wilson it)
Leavenworth to disinter tho bqdy and
bring It to Montgomery. Colonel
Thompson was a prominent citizen
thero fifty years.
Mexico Shoe Merchant Dead.
Roy Mitchell, 29 years old, member
ot tho Davis-Mitchell Shoo company,
of Mexico, died In a clothing store
thero as ho was using a telophoup,
Mitchell was an Elk, and the, son of
tho Rev. C. A. Mitchell, a Baptist
Rich St, Joseph Woman Dead.
MrB. Zeildia Forsee, 90 years old,
died rerently in St. Joseph. Mrs. For
see leaves a valuable cstato, mostly
In realty, which originally was a part
of tho 3-milltdn-dollar Corby ostatq.
Sho had lived there sixty years,
Coal Dealers' Proflti'Small? - ,
Rotall coal 'dealers at Springfield
Voro absolved ot any abuses In the
Balo of coal; following, an investiga
tion by the city council. It wns found
that loss than thirty cents profit w
mado on a ton ot coal.
cr leans worKinq
Devoted men and wom
en from the United States
teach warriors who have
lost their sight certain
vocations by which they
can earn a
By DOROTHY CANFIELD FISHER.
AR-TISlfi Purls' Is-Mb-W
big new street signs,
flag-s urmountod, un-1
nounclng In very large I
letters the existence of
war philanthropies of
one kind and nnother for
the relief of those strick
en by the disasters of
this disastrous nge. No signs nro big
ger, nono hnvo larger letters thnn
those surmounted by the crossed
(lags of Franco nnd the United States
which announce! thnt a Franco-American
committee Is at work there.
And yet one of tho most Interesting,
unique nnd valuable of these line
American philanthropies has no big
sign, no largo letters and Is so llttlo
known In America thnt I am sure n
description of its work will bo news
to most Americans, nnd very good
news at that. This Is tho Phare do
France (the French Lighthouse for
the Blind). It Is supported by tho I
i-ranco-Amerlcan Committee for Men
Blinded In Bnttle, nnd Is under the
direction of Miss Winifred Holt, whoso
years of work nt tho American Light
house for tho Blind in New York has
so mnrvelously transformed life for
tho blind of that city.
She has been In Franco for a llttlo
moro than n year, throwing herself
into work for men blinded In battle
with the same tremendous energy nnd
Indomitable perseverance which has
accomplished so much for the blind
In America. Tho French Lighthouse
is tho result of that year's activity.
Into Quiet Courtyard.
Imagine that you are now about to
visit thnt Institution under tho guid
ance of ono of the volunteer workers,
perhaps that ehnrmlng young grand
duughter of our President Grant, to
whom Is often assigned tho task of
showing visitors nbout. You ring nt
No. 14 on the Ruo Daru, the quiet old
street of tho Russian church, with its
Tho heavy door swings open, you
step Into n large, peaceful, stone-paved
courtwnrd, with a handsome old palace
facing you, at tho top of a flight of
broad steps. A soldier or nn ofllccr
In a natty uniform Is probably either
going nimbly up or coming confidently
down those steps, swinging n light
bamboo cane. His alert, upright bear
ing give you no hint of his blindness.
If you follow him as he turns to Ids
left, you find yourself In n well
equipped gymnasium for tho blind,
which Is, so your guide tells you, the
only thing of tho sort In France, Your
blind soldier (who Is enjoying n rest
between lessons) stoops, puts on a
pnlr of roller skates, nnd Is off In n
dashing swoop nbout the polished gym
His face is soon tingling nnd glow
ing with the exerciso, tho strong
rhythmic swing of his body Is exhil
arating to witness. Your guide mur
murs thnt four months ago that man
wns In a hospital, alone, sick, utterly
discouraged, llfo a black nbyss of
despair beforo him. Hero Is one of
tho achievements of tho French Light
house. "But Is he really blind?" you nsk In
credulously. "How can ho have won
.back that flno physical poise, that
splendid confidence In his body which
means so much for seeing people nnd
which wo never associate with tho
America's Great Gift
"Ah, that Is tho speclnl secret of
this. American Institution, tho especial
gift of America to tho French blind.
Our blind soldier, his Interval of rec.
rentlon gono by, has slipped oft his
roller skates nnd stepped quickly Into
n nearby room. His blindness only
revealed by n flourish ot his light cuno
to make sura ot tho position of the
He has gono to tnko a lesson In
massnge, which Is ono of tho most
profitable means of livelihood open to
men without eyes. Like all his fel
lows In tho Phure, ho takes very short
lessons; with frequent Intervals of
recreation and change of occupation,
becnuso war blindness means nearly
always head wounds nnd head wounds
mean a brain thnt must not bo over
Wo leuvo him to his study of tho
skeleton, the big pluster casts ofnnis
culnr arms and legs, and to his expert
teacher; whllo wo turn to other things.
Our guldo tukes us back through tho
Tliu United States has 3S0 piano fac
tories. Argentina is not taking kindly to
foreign soft drinks.
Australia's pearl fishing industry is
felng held up by tho war.
Ad scoop which Is "also n scale has
been Invented by n man In Mobile, Ala.
Three breweries went .out of .busi
ness lu St. Louis within 30' 'days last
year. ' '
shower bath room and pauses proud
ly. If you ure an American you prob
ably look blank. Shower bnths are
not such uncommon objects as nil that.
Oh, but they are, sho tells ybu. In
France, for tho blind 1 So uncommon,
In fact, thnt only at tho Phare you
nro visiting .can blind men, after exer
cising, hnve the stimulating tonic of
showering wnter, which helps so much
to tone up the system shattered by
the nervous shock of wounds. This is
ono of the Americanisms of the Phare.
Look nt it respectfully.
At the door of the court your gnldo
hesitates between possibilities and
then decides to show you tho printing
press lu the big room above the gym
nasium. This Is an American ma
chine, the only electric press which
prints books for tho blind In France.
By tho time this article appears the
Brst Issue of a monthly magazine for
tho blind will have been Issued from
Blind Editor Busy.
The magazine Is under tho direction
of n blind editor, who with a corps of
seeing assistants (volunteers), will
also, during the winter, arrange for
the publication by this press of n se
ries of manuals In raised type, which
will help tho blind In their ro-educa-tlon.
You descend tho stnlrs, glance In nt
the gymnasium, where a couplo of
blind men nro now fencing, under the
careful direction of n teacher, and
your guldo tells you thnt tho teacher
Is perhaps the best-known master of
arms In Frnnce. In spite of being
mobilized ho manages to come three
times a week to give himself to his
You cross tho court to tho room of
tho handicrafts. Here you see sights
which, If you are Inexperienced In
what may bo done for the blind, seem
miraculous 10 you. lou seo a one
armed blind man who In flvo weeks
has learned to manage a knitting ma
chine so that he can earn a good liv
ing by knitting sweaters and bands.
You see nnother blind soldier with
only ono nrm who is weaving success
fully by menns of a device of his own
invention, which ennbles him to make
ono foot do the work of his missing
hnnd. You see blind men weaving col
ored rugs with but slightly moro su
pervision thnn Is usually given to
sighted weavers, nnd others who are
making filet work.
Then your guldo steers you away
nnd nstonlshes you by saying that you
havo not yet even set foot Inside the
main building proper. This main build
ing Is n beautiful old pnlnce, belonging
to tho Vatican. Tho entrance hall is
a nobly proportioned room, which
serves as a general meeting place.
You Are Astonished.
Hero come wives, sisters, sweet
hearts to visit with their men, to hear
of progress mado in re-education, to
guldo tho sightless heroes out for a
walk In tho plensant paths of the nenr
by park. Through this room pass
tho teachers of stenography, type
writing, Brnlllo reading and writing,
clny modeling, who dally fill the
rooms of tho old palace with such use
ful Industry its It cnu never have
known beforo. Here tho blind men
Holland offers a market for Ameri
can illlng cabinets.
Orio hundred nnd fifty aristocratic
families of Spanish descent nro suld
to govern Chile.'
An extremely hard urtlHclnl 'wo6d
of German Invention, h4,niqd,a of aawi
dustj and chloride of 'inhgneslum. "S; .
An nlrprumv, witli. fla'ven phtnos,ar.
rnnced In n semlrlrHn u rinimiwi i.ito
French inventor tp .perfectly' stable.;)
as they step out of tho dining room
niljoinlng, pause for a moment to light
their cignrettes nnd pull down their
well-fitting uniforms, beforo they tnko
their brisk way along the ingeniously
placed paths of coca matting.
Now you nro to seo the stenographic
department. Everyone who' uses a
typewriter knows that tho best work
is done without looking at the keys;
and this means that In typewriting the
blind nro perhaps more nearly on a
footing of equality with the seeing
than in any other gainful occupation.
Your guide (remember that she is
tho granddnughter of our General
Grant) stops to chnt for a moment
to one of tho teachers In, tle; steno
graphic department, a tall, steady
eyed, extremely nttractlve American
girl who Is nnother gift of tho Ameri
can White House to the French blind.
This Is Miss Esther Clevelnnd, who is
giving all her time to the work of
Miss Cleveland Is no nmatour teach
er of stenography. She has mastered
tho entlro Braille system of Instruc
tion nt tho Pennsylvania Institute for
the Blind nnd has been working for
months In Englnnd.
There are tho dormitories (for this
American Institution is housing nnd
feeding Its men ns well as re-educating
them), hero are the bathrooms
(strange Innovation In this eighteenth
century nbode), thero Is the clinic
room, where minor medical attention
Is given, where wounds aro cared for,
antiseptic trentments carried on; ns
well as tho other rooms already re
Keeping Men Cheerful.
It Is dlfllcult to realize the effort
required to creato and maintain , tho
cheerful utmosphere of tho house,
which menns as much for tho futuro
health of tho men ns does their care
ful technical re-educntlon. Outside
the classes, tho Institution Is like n
well-run club. Tho president of tho
French republic has several times
given his box to the blind men at tho
Phare, und they often go out to tho
theater nnd tho Opera Comlque. Own
ers of automobiles send their enrs to
take the blind out for long, exhilarat
Tho blind men have n club of their
own where they discuss all manner ot
topics nnd enjoy music nnd recitations.
Some of them go for horseback rides
In tho Bols, nnd others, on their vaca
tions, have found themselves so bene
fited by tho tonic, hcalthglvlng at
mosphere of the Phare thnt they havo
been nblo Joyfully to take up ugaln
old delights of swimming and fish
ing. And all this comes from America.
Here Is an Amerlcnn woman who has
left a big American philanthropic en
terprise and given n solid year of her
llfo to alleviating the misery caused
by the war In which her country hns
olllcinlly no pnrt. Hero Is a compara
tively small committee, of Amerlcnn
men und women who, without dipping
Into any of the funds raised by tho
great wor-rellef organizations, hns
been ahlo to ralso money enough to
stnrt and carry on tho work you havo
China is onco mqro offering n profltt 4
nblo. market fftr American metals.'
Tho seriipbtuo wus a keyed musical r
Instrument now obsolete, -which pre,
ceded; ibo harmonium. )
During n recent thunderstorm In'
Lnnaford, Pn lightning struck a fell'
ophone polo tlireo times.
Pink boltworms have Increased tho
severity of their attacks on this year's
cotton crop in Kgypt. i