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"Human naluro 1b a great Institu
tion," observed tho druggist." "Tho
inoro I study my follow inon and re
mark tholr curves, tho moro respect
and admiration I havo for them."
"Every now and then I feel and
talk that way," said tho county sur
veyor, "and whenever that occurs
somebody is suro to como along and
soil mo a gold brick or burglarize my,
hen roost. I'm naturally optimistic,
oven enthusiastic, whero human na
ture is concornod, but I havo had so
many umbrellas Bwlped by bosom
friends that thore aro momenta when
I take a posslnilstlc view.
"Just now I am feeling that human
naluro is creatly overestimated, and
I doubt whether thero'a n man in the
United States who "won't bear watch
ing. "Yesterday I made a trip in my
auto to a rather desolate and unten
anted part of the county on official
business. On tho way homo some
thing went wrong with the engine of
my car. I am pretty handy at fixing
such things,, and I began tinkering
away. Now and then a grand old
farmer would como along in his car,
and he'd always stop and get out and
ask whether there was anything ho
could do. Two or threo offered to tow
mo to town, fourteen mileB away, and
several of them got 'themselves all
greased up reaching around in the en
gine to find out what tho trouble
"Thus they would como and go
away, kind, considerate, anxious to
help a brother in distress, and you
will not be surprised when I tell you
that Fsat down on the running board
of my car and wept out of tho fullness
of ray heart. The goodness of man
filled mo with emotions I couldn't con
trol. "Well, I tinkered ana fussed and it
seemed that I couldn't get the engine
to going. Tho afternoon was growing
old, and I was a long way from shel
ter and refreshments. So at last I
concluded that I would walk to a
farm house and telephone to town for
help. The nearest house that had a
'phono was .four miles away, and it
look me some time to mako tho trip,
for I .had to climb barbed-wire fences
anil was' treed for a whllo by a dog
that hadn't hud anything to cat for a
"At last 1 got to a 'phone and got
connection with a garage in town,
and received a promlso that a man
would be out to haul mo In immedi
ately, so -I walked back to my car.
Imagine my emotions when I found
that during my absence it had been
stripped of its tires, which were new,
and a lot of my best tools.
"I was standing there wringing "my
hands and gnashing my teeth and
wishing I had some sackcloth and
ashes when the garage man arrived.
Ho sized up tho situation at once and
began doing some sleuthing. Ho was
a natural-'born Sherlock Holmes.
Without tho aid of a dark-lantern or
even false whiskers, he announced,
after examining the tire track around
us, that ho knew who had swiped the
goods. It was Wolfman, a farmer
some miles away. 'He has a three
cornered patch on his tiro that I put
there myself,' oald the sleuth, 'and ho
stopped here about half an hour ago,
and his tracks are here, where he pul
led your tires.'
"Wo went to Wolfman's and fouud
the missing goods under a pile of hay.
I didn't say nothing much to him. I
felt too sick.
"For it was Wolfman's generous
conduct more than anything else that
had made me sit down on the running
Board and cry. There wasn't anything
that man wasn't willing to do to help
me eut of my predicament. .
"When a thing llko that happens to
a man it takes him about three
weeks to recover his faitli in hitman1
The enthusiast who .dlves to the bot
tom of pleasure brinys up more gravel
, j Women seldom tuko back tholr un
kind words unless they', want to use
. them over again. -
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SEAPLANE RESCUING PILOT AND OBSERVER OF AEROPLANE
The aeroplane flying over
but for the timely arrival of a
the seaboat saves the pilot and
.on American aviator.
U. S. to Operate Railroads during the
period of the war. President Wil
son links all transportation systems
under fedoraf control and places
Secretary MvAdoo In charge. Con
gress will be asked to Ipuss legis
lation guaranteeing pre-war earn
ings and maintaining of railroad
properties In good ropnir. McA'doo
will retain Ids ofllce of Secretary
of the Trensury and will call upon
practical railroad men to assist him.
Germany Names Her Peace Conditions
in trying to arrive at an agreement
with Itusslu. She Is ready for
peace If Ilussia can get all the al
lies to agree to terms of no an
nexations and no Indemnities and a
return of German colonies. This Is
regarded us a German move to
widen the broach 'between Ilussia
and her allies by making It appear,
that the latter aro responsible for
the continuation of the war.
Germans Make Violent Attack north
of Verdun nfter n heavy artillery
preparation, but assault after as
sault was repulsed by the French.
U. S. Engineers Leave Russia as the
railway mission is unable to co
operate with the Bolshevikl govern
ment. John F. 'Stevens, who bend
ed the commission, has arrived In
Blnckhanders Threatens Governor of
Callforulu demanding payment of
fifty thousand-dollars under pen
alty of blowing up executive man
sion and capltol building.
U. S. Uncovers Plot to Destroy exist
ing social orders through a combin
ation of the I. W. W., Russian Uol
shevikl and Irish agitators and re
volutionists In countries at war
with (Jernitmy. Federal agents
found a .store of rifles and ammu
nition in a cargo of the Russian
ship 'Shllku, which arrived at a
Pacific port manned b" yu- Bolshe
vikl crew. This and many other
Incidents lead to the belief that a
widespread organization Is being
British Aviators Bomb German city
of .Munnhciu, -which Is 100 miles
from the bonier, dropping tons of
explosives. This Is the tirst of the
air reprlsnls for German raids over
defenseless English towns. All but
one of the rniuers returned. French
airmen have been carrying' out' re
prisals for some time and have
penetrated as far as "Essen and
Engines Built for Russia will prob
ably be put to use here In this
country if Germany concludes peace
with Russia. With government
control of our railroads the conges
tion In the east may be relieved.
DISPATCHES FROM WHITE HOUSE
)P CANADA CNGIAND V fv C
If -STa i . t
scheme to deliver GenerpJI Pershing's reports to President Wilson
General Pershing airMn forty-eight. hours for each trip. The
five legs, as follows: 1. From P&Vis'to Portugal. 2. Por
iiidlund; M. New Fouuillantl'lo SJevYo"rtcrcD; New York to '
follows: 1. From PhVis'to Portugal. 2. Portugal, to the .Azores.
used for each legjiiid'therewouW
jyater'hwthiB'roitte Is the leg 'fi'diu
tlu sea Iins had n mishap, and might easily have ended in disaster
seaplane. The nk'sliip is about half submerged, but a life lino from
the observer. Only a week or two ago the same thing happened to
of the News
Big Cuban Sugar Crop Is expected to
arrive soon and relieve the sliortage
and refineries will begin to operate
immediately upon receipt or the
Fire at Great Krupp Works wns re
ported recently by workmen' coming
Into Holland. The plant at Essen,
the main establishment of the
Krupps. the largest manufacturers
in Germany of amis ami munitions,
is now believed to employ jabout
Greeks Allowed to Enlist In the Unit
ed States army b'y order of the
Grecian government. They arc en
couraged to do so and are prom
ised reward for their service.
German Airplane Attack In northern
Italy Is repulsed with loss of ten
of the enemy aircraft. A fleet of
about 25 machines recently .swept
over the Italian and British camps,
but they were nulckly encased by
Italian and English airplanes and
autl-nlrcraft guns, with the result
that about half the enemy were
Japan Pledges Loyalty to all the al
lies in the war and promises fullest
Wooden Ship Plan is declared Impos
sible by F. A. Bowles, former naval
' constructor and now assistant to
the general manager of the emer
gency fleet corporation. Hi claim
that the program cannot be com
pleted owing to lack of lumber, sup
ply and maintains that steel ships
can be built faster.
German Savagery Shown in the find
ing of nu American sentry with his
throat cut. It is ofllclnlly declared
thnt he must have been so killed
after capture. Instances are also
reported of women and children be
ing turned out in the snow that
tholr houses might be used for sol
diers nniT 'horses In occupied sec
tions of France and Belgium.
British Take More Ground In Pales
tine and force the Turks to retreat
for several miles over an extended
front. The English took Bethle
hem with little resistance as they
make a flanking movement by
night and threatened the enemy's
rear, forcing them to withdraw
froniMhe town, which they had
Critical Coal Shortage In Ohio during
cold wave causes much suffering
and In many towns the supply has
been entirely exhausted.
Theft of Army Cloth has been discov
ered and federal authorities have
made several arrests In New York.
Goods valued at $20,000 have dis
appeared. TO GENERAL PERSHING
jWash.iijgton. A sepa,-
Ue oiie'mudihie'a'pd'erew in v&
the Azores" to 8t Johns, -New-
Even New York Pastors Seldom Get
as Much as $50 or $100.
Largo wedding fees are rare, even
in Now York. Fees of $50 and $100
are considered large. The $1,000 fee,
when It makes its appearance, usually
goes to the rector of a wealthy con
gregation who enjoys a salary of
$10,000 or $12,000 a year.
Larger fees aro sometimes given.
Tho man of wealth, actuated by a
high regard for his pastor and friend,
occasionally gives his check for $2,000
or $3,000 under the gulso of a wed
ding fee. Ho wishes to help tho min
ister and knows tho money would not
bo accepted under any other circum
stances. Such gifts, It is needless to
say, are extremely rare.
New York has a fpw clergymen
whose marriage fees averago $1,200 a
year. Tho pastor of a largo Presby
terian church on Broadway has esti
mated that his fees amount annually
to ?1,000, according to a writer In
tho Christian Herald. These aro top
The fee received by an American
minister for officiating at the wed
ding of one of his wealthy parish
ioners in Paris p. few years ago Is
Bald to have covered the expenses of
I his four months vacation on the Con
tinent. Such fees, however, are ex
traordinary. They are beyond tho
wildest dreams of the average pastor,
who may be able to recall one fee of
$50 In-his entire ministry.
After you have known a clergyman
for twenty years perhaps youcan in
duce him to talk freely about his
marriage fees not before. The sub
ject is too complicated, too per
sonal, too disappointing. When you
havo broken down the barriers if his
reserve it is probable that he will
tell you some highly entertaining
A Methodist minister in Baltimore
recently married a young man of the
Bowery type who nsked him at tho
conclusion of the ceremony in tho
parsonage how much he "charged."
As a hint to tho clergyman to keep
his fee within reasonable limits tho
young man drew a half dollar from
his pocket while cpeaklng.
The minister explnined that no
charge was mado for his services.
Whereupon tho delighted young hus
band exclaimed "Do yod hear that,
"Mag? He don't charge nothinU" and
dropped the half dollar back Into his
But the pastor had more to say. He 1
told lils visitor that- the fee depended
on tho valuation he placed on the
strvlce rendered. If It 'was worth
nr thing to marty the young woman
at his side, very good; but if lie
valued her his fco would give some
evidence of it. Tho brldo groom was
impressed. Slowly he produced the
half dollar and laid it in the min
ister's hand. A ?1 bill followed. Then
ho graspod his bride's arm and moved
toward .the door.
The Advance of the Sahara.
Thero has long been much dis
agreement among scientists as to tho
question of tho antiquity of tho Sa
hara Desert, and over tho manner in
which it was formed. They agree, '
however, that tho dryness has much
increased during tho centuries that
have passed slnco Romo was a mighty '
empire. Ono French savant, who
mado 'tho arduous Journey from tho
Niger Itlvor to Lake Tchad, brought f
back much interesting information re
garding tho progress of tho arid
It appears that tho country that
extends" from tho Niger to Lake
Tchad, botwoen thirteen and sixteen
degrees north latitude, Is completely
bnrren of permanent, wntef bodies.
For moro than eight hundred milcd
it is a tropical region without a water
course. Only yesterdnr-nB, .geolo
gists, count tjmo all' tills, Vnu dif
ferent., 'AThe N)ger received from tho
left immense afflucntn, vcrltr.blo
floods. Then giraffes and elephants,
it, to bolleVod,. vfnndorca evon to th?
bor.lcr.) of idedlfcrranean Numidla,
peeking tjio abundant ".ycseiutioji.
Presently camo tho -Mohamotan
conquest, with its tribes of nomadic
Arabs, and tho invasion of tho
Tuarogs from tho east, accoleratlng
tho Saharan devastation.
Thoso invaders burned over great
tracts of land, destroying vogetation
end leaving nothing to hold tho fallon
water in chock. Tho hygromotrlc
stato of tho atmosphere was impover
ished. Tho vapor was no longer con
densed. Tho rain failed, vogetation
disappeared and tho soil and rocks
were left exposed to tho direct action
of heat and cold and of tho winds.
Tho decomposition of tho granlto
filled tho dry river bids with sand
for great distances.
Tho advanco of this phenomenon
has not stopped at tho edgo of tho
tropics. Tho Sahara, it is thought, has
galnod toward the south steadily. It
is established on all tho northern
parts of Lake Tchad. Although it ap
pears slow, its march Is extremely
rapid, compared with other geologic
pkonomena. Barth, tho German ex
plorer, found water in abundance
sixty years ago whero tho expedition
of Peroz suffered from thirst in 1004.
Tho old men of North Adair showed
Peroz rivers which in tholr youth
flowed many months of year, but wore
at tho timo of tho French expedition
entirely dry. Lakes yesterday per
manent, which the French expected
to find full, wore dry, and did not
replenish themselves, except during
the two months of winter.
Fearing if free she would marry
abaln, San Francisco woman waited
twenty-flvo years for a divorce.
Car Number Fad.
Railroad men havo a fad for keep
ing watch for cars with straight num
bers like 12345. Of course, thero are
only a few cars of this number in the
United States, and the chances of see
ing ono nre very small. When one
passes through a freight yard tho
fact Is a subject of general comment
In tho switch shanties for a week or
Switchmen havo this habit of look
ing for cars with odd numbers de
veloped to a greater degreo than auy
other class of railroad employes.
They all havo a superstition that if
they can sec a car numbered 12345 It
Willi bring them good luck. Soma
enthusiasts pin their faith of getting
smiles from fortune not only on
"straights," but on numbers that
might bo called "full hands," "com
binations" and policy numbers. No.
41144 Is hailed with delight by these
Ono man in Pittsburg achieved dis
tinction recently by reporting that B.
& O. No. 12345G a steel hopper had
boen spotted by him going from Glen
wood, Pa., to Willow Grove, loaded
with furnace slag. Other railroad
men agreed with him that ha was not
likely to see a car of that number as
long as he lived, unless somo un
usual chance sent it his way.
When trouble comes hobbling along
a woman gives way to a flood of tears
but a man proceeds to tint the at
Competition that would kill, and de
stroy has got to go. But there will al
ways be emulation which is the rival
ry of well-to-doing.
If you don't like a book you can shut
it up. This shows the advantage of
A pessimist likes a thing he can't
enjoy and an optimist enjoys a thing
he can't like.
On the authority of an architect the
largest room In the woild is the room
r-Ttie SM'e With the Pnrchaung Power ot ihMor'Sy
Grand Rapids, Niagara
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Jinaco, n;ric, itaiomazoo, znneamie.
225:327 JiflMMiT ST.
Take Elevator to 2nd and 3rd Floor Garment Depta.
No Charge For Alterations.
Great Clearance Sale
Women's and Misses Suits, Coats, ' jj
Dresses, Fur Coats, Waists '
and Skirts 5
Reductions that Average from 1-4, 1-3' to 1-2
Formerly Sold at
$22.50 to $48 Now
Dresses Tot.lfwl $8.95 to
Skirts, ssolow $1.95 to-$8.95
1 MICHAEL J. LEOTOLEDO, OHIOV
PEARL8 FOUND IN NOSE
OF SMALL TOY DOQQIB
Thlo But One of. Many Inaenlus Vjo-
vlces Used by Japaneso In Smug
San Francisco, Cal. A llttlo toy
dog, with a stubby toll and a p'olnt
cd noso, which would omit a baric
Hko a grunt when pressed, stood on
tho tablo in tho offlco of Justus War
dell, surveyor of tho port, surround
ed by a collection of cultivated pearls.
Tho tip of his tail was missing, na
wns tho end of his noso, both of which
had been cut away by custom Inspec
tors. Tho dog was only ono of many clov
er contrivances used by tho Y. Nakano
a wealthy pearl merchant at Toklo,
who was arrested when ho mado u
declaration at tho custom honso, say
ing that ho carried only $400 worth
of "pearls. An investigation of his bag
gage by Customs Inspector J. B. Bros
man revealed pearls valued at moro
than $5,000 and resulted in tho Jap
aneso confessing that ho had attempt
ed to smuggle the pearls into thu
Nakano arrived in San Francisco
aboard tho Tenyo Maru and declar
ed to tho customs Inspector that ho
had $100 worth of pearls In a small
Jewel case. An examination of tho
caso showed that It had a felso bot
tom and pearls valuo at $1,000 worn
rovealed with the destruction of tho
caso. This was tho first lot to bo
discovered. While tho jewel caso was
being taken apart Nakano drew from
his pocket a dainty Jnpaneso tobacco
box and proceeded to roll a cigarette.
Tho beauty of the box attracted
the attention of Wnrdell, who asked
to seo it at closer range. Tho box
when examined revealed another
$1,000 worth of tho precious gems.
Nakano removed his coat to assist in
tho work of unpacking his cases.
Again Wardell was attracted by tho
beauty of a silk vest, and mado an
examination and found that in tho
center of each of t'io buttons was set
a small pearl, which was so near tho
color of the shell llko buttons that
tho gems could only bo detected by
Ih the. bottom of ono of the mer
chant's trunks tho inspector found a
toy dog carefully wrapped in ussuo
paper. Nakano explained that it was
to bo a gift to a child relative here.
An examination of the outside of the
toy revealed nothing: finally the tip
of tho noso was removed with a pair
of scissors and it was found to bo fill
ed with pearls. A llko find was made
in the dog's nose.
Nakano then confessed that ho had
tried to smuggle the jewels Into this
country. The rpins were confiscated.
It's a man's natuio to cravo uowei,
and If he can't bully another mau or a
dog he gets married.
Every mother knows that all the
bad children in the neighborhood be
long to the neighbors.
After fortune knocks at a man's
door he may bo alile to prove an alibi
but what's the use?
Call to get
and ask to sec
the new Globe
Tell your deaf
it. A demon
of Its merits.
LEO MAUKS, Optometrlfit
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