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Devil Brings Better Price Than G. Washington
EW YORK.Every man has his price. George Washington's was $9
which included his father, too, while a mere policeman cost $17 wher
these worthies and many more, in wax, were auctioned in the Eden Musee
Gen. Robert E. Lee and 13 other:
were bought for $100, the group rep
resenting the surrender at Appomattox
It was the high price of the day, and
Hyman Kark, auctioneer, thought it
very good, indeed, considering the
Devil himself only brought $10, Ad
miral Fletcher at Vera Cruz $25, and
Mutt and Jeff $19.
There seemed to be no rhyme or
reason to the bids. Kark is authority
for the statement that the "Horrors
of the Spanish Inquisition" once could
hot be purchased for $25,000. Yet the whole creepy collection, which has
thrilled more Keokuk and Kaskaskia spines than any other work of art,
went for $50.
"Lot 45, General Funston entering Vera Cruz, eight flags and scenery,"
was bid up to $40. General Funston, it may be remembered, while not as
tall as Washington, is much bigger around. Besides, he was riding a par-
ticularly fine horse.
Lefty Louis and Gyp the Blood, Dago Frank and Whitey Lewis, once a
fairly high-priced quartet, were bought for $40, which was enough in itself
to mark the passing of the good old days.
Siberian exiles are in slack demand. Seventeen of them went for $40.
Five pursuing wolves brought $2 each. Another shrewd bargainer bid in a
"Drunken Woman" for $5. He has no intention of reforming her, he said.
The spirited "Attack on a Counterfeiters' Den" is all out of date. Prob-
ably $27.50 was all it was worth. But it does seem as if the "Lion Attack-
ing a Moving Picture Operator" might have fetched more than $18. A pretty
penny could be turned by setting up this gruesome group in a hall and
letting theatrical managers and "legitimate" actors gloat over it at, say, $1
HOW AM I BID
Oyster Bay Has "Spook" That Shoots and Smokes
BAY, L. I.A woman "spook," who dresses all in black, smokes
cigars and shoots a revolver, has Oyster Bay, L. I., in the grip of a bad
scare. She appears only after nightfall and is credited with chasing children
to their homes, following unescorted
women and men, and disappearing,
seemingly into thin air, when pur
sued by a posse of 100 men and the
village police force, Constable John
The woman of mystery has been
busy and women and children are
afraid to venture out of their homes.
Children playing in the woods that
skirt Northwood, the country home
of Mortimer L. Schiff, were first
chased by the "spook." Their stories
were laughed at until Tearl Corey of Baylis Hill, an abstemious carpenter,
ran in terror when he saw the woman, attired in deep black and with
cigar sticking out of her mouth at a rakish angle, walking toward him.
As he ran he says he heard a hoarse laugh and the sound of a revolver
shot and a bullet whistled near his head. His sister-in-law, Mrs. Victor L.
Corey, whose husband is also a carpenter, saw the woman, and she says
$ .many others have been terrorized.
A posse was formed. Armed with clubs and sticks it patrolled the roads,
in the neighborhood of Berry hill, which is the favorite haunt of the "spook."
Half the posse, it is said, remembered pressing engagements elsewhere
when three revolver shots resounded from the depths of the woods, each
accompanied by a hair-raising laugh.
One theory is that the "spook" is an escaped male lunatic. Others be-
lieve it is simply a practical joker.
Chinese Colony of Atlanta Is Sorely Puzzled
GA.Half a hundred members of the Atlanta Chinese colony,
having themselves three years ago from a predicament, now
find themselves in a dilemma. When Dr. Sun Yat Sen took the helm as
president of the new republic he or
dered his loyal subjects on the two
f\^sf? ^f^lfc ^JlsSO^^k continents to embrace the Christian
*T5u5 x?%fffi$ T2*^"2
^LKTI^&Y Aa*^ god, and to cut all queues close to the
AH these things the Atlanta Chi
nese did with an alacrity that had
not always characterized the race
and as for the joss they had worshiped
so many years, they tore him down
and burned his body to a fine crisp.
Atlanta's Chinatown took on an en
tirely new aspect, and a number of Chinamen joined the churches and offered
up their supplications in the regular American way.
They even quit the Chinese ceremonial at Chinese funerals. It was
customary for a leader to sit on the hearse and throw small bits of paper
into the wind. These papers had holes in them, and the Chinese believed
that evil spirits must wriggle through each hole before they could reach the
body. Ere the last piece had been tossed to windward the corpse was laid
In other words, these changes from ancient custom came with the re-
publican form of government in China and Dr. Sun Yat Sen and, now that
Yuan Shi Kai has made the republic look like a last year's bird nest, Atlanta
Chinamen want to know if there is any obligation to return to Confucianism,
joss gods and queues.
The answer must be recorded in the negative, as far as the rank and
file are concerned, for a more unpopular official than Yuan, 'tis said, never
existed. One of the worst charges Yuan faced from this side of the globe
was that he ate his chow mien out of* a golden bowl, and his chop suey
sticks were of the glittering metal. He also shut himself up in the royal
palace and refused to receive callers, which did not look to most of the
laymen Chinese like a very democratic thing to do.
Horse Car Still Traverses New York's Streets
W obsequies of the horse car have not yet been sung in
city. They are still in use on several busy thoroughfares and the
sight of them permits the stranger from Squeedunk to be annoyingly face-
tious, despite the fact that his olty
relation has repeatedly informed him ,_*r^5SE5c5i
that this is a progressive town. Som
berly and sadly these horse cars
thread their resigned way through
Chambers street, in the downtown
section. The car itself, with its dusty
windows, its fading colors, its obso
lete lettering, and its front platform
three or four feet lower or higher than
the rear, is certainly a novel sight.
"Everybody is kicking about how
slow these old oars are," said the
driver as he flicked his whip upon the backs of his unfeeling steeds. Tain't
their fault. Everything's got the right of way over us. Gotta wait for tha
trolleys gotta hold up for the trucks get stuck in the middle of the road,
and the whole fool city curses us. I've been drivin' these cars for 30 years
an' more, an' seems it's about time 1 take 'em off. They don't appreciate
ns, they don't What could a trolley do on these streets? Nothin' abso-
lately nothin'. These horses can jump over a truck or climb a barricade, an'
the car. it can turn right angles. Who cares? Nobody. All we get 4
jeers an' curses. It is hard lines, when you come to think of it."
to cease embracing their joss
THE TOMAHAWK. WHITE EARTH, MINN.
DRESSING WOUNDS OF TRfcfcS
Experiments Conducted by New York
Station Show That Dressings Used
Are Often Injurious.
Experiments were started by the
New York Station in 1911 and con
ducted for four years to determine
whether any coverings are necessary
for wounds of trees, as well as the
effect on the trees of various sub
stances used in treating wounds. The
trees used in the experiments were
apples and peaches and the sub
stances used as coverings were white
lead, white zinc, yellow ocher, coal
tar, shellac and avenarius carbolin
eum. The dressings were applied
when the pruning was done at dif
ferent seasons of the year and upon
wounds of various ages.
From the results of this experiment
as a whole it is concluded that the
dressings commonly applied to prun
ing wounds retard rather than ac
celerate the healing of the wounds.
The effects are the same whether the
dressings are applied when the
wounds are made or some weeks
later when the cut surface has dried
out. The effects of the dressings used
are so injurious to peach wood that
wounds on peach trees should never
be covered. For sprayed orchards at
least it appears unnecessary to apply
dressings to wounds under four or
five inches in diameter to prevent the
entrance of fungi. It remains to be
proved whether dressings have any
real value in covering large wounds.
The injury caused by dressings prob
ably offsets or even overbalances any
possible protection against decay.
Of the materials used shellac was
the least injurious and seemed to ex
ert a stimulating influence upon the
wound for the first season. Of the
protective substances used white lead
is considered to be the best.
CHECK ON ROTTING POTATOES
Thousands of Bushels of Tubers May
Be Saved by Application of
Slaked or Hydrated Lime.
From many places comes complaint
of potato rotting. It seems not gen
erally understood that by the proper
application of slaked, or, hydrated
lime, this rotting can be checked and
thereby thousands of bushels saved.
It is, however, generally understood
that potatoes should never be stored
in a place too damp to allow what
earth adheres to them to dry and rub
Having them first well dried and
all rotten ones thrown out and those
besmeared carefully wiped dry, they
may be put into bushel baskets, a
handful or about a pint of lime poured
upon them, the basket shaken until
the lime has penetrated every crevice
of its contents. They may now be
placed on small piles to remain there
until the final sorting. Ordinarily
at this final sorting it will be found
that some have taken a dry rot which
does those lying against them no
harm. The drying up is due to the
action of the lime.
The writer has for many years uaed
lime in some way or another and al
ways with good results. The ques
tion will no doubt be asked, "What
amount of lime can be used without
injury to the potatoes?" The writer's
answer is, "I don't know, that depends
upon how wet the potatoes are."
SCRAtCHERS IN A BASEMENT
Plenty of Sunlight Afforded Fowls
While Hunting Through Litter
Muslin Used for Cover.
I have a basement three and one
half feet deep in my poultryhouse
where the birds get plenty of sun
light while scratching. We keep
about eight inches of straw in this
basement. The house is 10 by 18
feet in size, but the basement ex
tends five feet in front. A frame
was built over the openings in front
on either side of the door and these
Basement for Scratchers.
vere covered with muslin. At the
top a strip of oilcloth on a roller
provided for each side, to be un
rolled in case of storm or rain, writes
A 4. Neufeld of Inman, Kan., in
Farmers' Mail and Breeze. The north
side of the house is four feet high
rod the south side seven feet high,
fn the morning we scatter wheat
the straw, at noon the hens have
corn, bran and mash with a little salt
and red pepper, and at night whole
corn. They have all the grit, green
stuff and oyster shells -they want to
sat and rabbit twice a week.
Thirty Sheep Breeds.
Winter House for Hogs.
In planning to house the hogs for
the winter season, do not crowd too
many in one pen,
JOFFRE'S MAIN RELIANCE
When the National City bank an
nounced that Charles A. Stone had
been selected to pilot the new $50,000,-
000 company known as the American
International corporation, that has set
itself to the task of healing the flnan
I cial wounds that the world suffers
No system of sheep farming is like
ly to be long successful which leaves
out of account either wool or mut
ton. In al) there are 50 breeds of im
proved sheep that have been brought
to fixed types. Of these, 12 are al
ready well established in the United
States, and others are gaining in
^^^fet^m^a* 4iS^ sC
In the phalanx or brilliant gen
erals who surround and support Gen-i
eral Joffre, the generalissimo 6f the
French army, General Foch occupies
a place in the front row It is gen
erally admitted that it is General Foch
who would be called upon to replace
General Joffre should circumstances
suddenly require it.
General Foch was born in Tarbes,
Hautes Pyrenees, in 1851. Made cap
tain at the age of twenty-six, he soon
became professor at the military acad
my, where he had an opportunity to
develop such theories as he held dear.
When war broke out he was in
command of the Twentieth army
corps at Nancy. After fighting in Lor
raine General Foch took command of
the Ninth army at the battle of the
Marne, in the region of Sezanne, at
Vitry-le-Francois, where, as leader of
men, he revealed such qualities that
the generalissimo has since then in-
trusted him with command of the entire group of armies operating in the
region of the north.
Adored by all his subordinates, General Foch has ever known how to
make his men appreciate the facility of his authority, which is devoid of all
the petty annoyances so irritating to the French soldier, who resents being
needlessly bothered about trifles.
ARIZONA'S WOMAN SENATOR
Mrs. Frances Willard Munds is a
state senator in Arizona. She was
elected from Prescott and is chairman
of the committee on education and
public institutions. She has greatly
enjoyed the work and has been treat
ed with great courtesy by the male
members. She has been called on
twice to preside in the senate.
Mrs. Munds was born in California
and was reared in Nevada. At the age
of thirteen she went to Pittsfield, Me.,
and entered the Maine Central insti
tute in the spring term of 1882. She
took a scientific course and was gradu
ated in 1885.
Soon after graduating she went to
Arizona, where her family was located.
She taught school two years and then
married John L. Munds, for many
years engaged in the stock business
and mining. Her husband' was*eight
years sheriff of Yavapai county.
He and Mrs. Munds are Democrats.
"I believe in suffrage for women because I think their influence in
politics will be of great benefit to themselves and to the human race in
general," says Mrs. Munds. "I am convinced that the women will form thp
spiritual balance so much needed in legislatures. I hope to be a member
of the next Democratic national convention, and if I am I shall work to get
a suffrage plank in the national platform."
Mr. and Mrs. Munds have one son and two daughters.
GREAT MAKER OF POWDER
as an engineer. He at once began to practice his profession in large enter
prises in Pennsylvania.
Later he took up the mining of coal and iron ore, and still later the
construction and operation of street railways. Subsequently he entered tho
steel business, and finally, 1902, became president of the industry founded
more than a century ago by his paternal ancestorsthe manufacture of
explosives. His interests continued to expand until they included banking,
railroad companies and coal mining, and also active participation in politics.
STONE, VITALIZER OF MONEY
as the result of the present war, peo
ple outside of that mysterious world
known as "high financial circles"
wanlad to know who Mr. Stone was,
what he had done and what he pro
But when President Frank A.
Vanderlip of the National City bank
further announced that this same
Charles A. Stone was "a vitalizer of
money' there ^as surprise as well as
For twenty-Jive of his fifty years
Mr. Stone has been known through
out the United States and Canada as
one of America's foremost efficiency
experts. Today there are fifty corpora
tions of the public utility kind under his managementone for each year
of his life. No matter how sick they were when Mr. Stone got them hit
efficiency treatment made them whole and strong enough to go about theii
His past twenty-five years have been very active because he is a con
struetion ^m^er as well as on efficiency manhe has built factories pow-
planta ua tue like.
Someone down East has suggest
ed that T. Coleman du Pont would be
a good man for the Republicans to
nominate for the presidency, and to
the people of Delaware, at least, the
idea does not seom incongruous. Gen
eral du Pont is now fifty-two years
old, active, wiry and aggressive, al
most nervously aggressive it may be
s&id the type of man who knows
what he wants to do and straightway
starts about it the type of man, fur
thermore, who possesses thorough
training for his work and wide ex
perience in doing it. He was born
in l/ouisville, Ky., December 11, 1863,
son of Bidermann du Pont and Ellen
As a lad he attended Urbana uni
versity in Ohio, tjien went to Boston,
where he studied at the Chauncey
school. He finally entered the Mas
sachusetts Institute of Technology,
from which he was duly graduated
Hopes Women Will
Adopt This Habit
As Well As Men I
Glass of hot water each morn
ing helps us look and feel
clean, sweet, fresh.
Happy, brignt, alertvigorous and
vivaciousa good clear skin a nat
ural, rosy complexion and freedom
from illness are assured only by clean,
healthy blood. If only every woman
and likewise every man could realize
the wonders of drinking phosphated
hot water each morning, what a grat
ifying change would take place.
Instead of the thousands of sickly,
anaemic-looking men, women and
girls with pasty or muddy complex
Ions instead of the multitudes of
"nerve wrecks," "rundowns," "brain
fags" and pessimists we should see a
virile, optimistic throng of rosy
oheeked people everywhere.
An inside bath is had by drinking,
each morning before breakfast, a glass
of real hot water with a teaspoonful
of limestone phosphate in it to wash
from the stomach, liver, kidneys and
ten yards of bowels the previous day's
Indigestible waste, sour fermentations
nd poisons, thus cleansing, sweeten
ing and freshening the entire alimen
tary canal before putting more food
Into the stomach.
Those subject to sick headache, biU
iousness, nasty breath, rheumatism,
colds and particularly those who
have a pallid, sallow complexion and
who are constipated very often, are
urged to obtain a quarter pound of
limestone phosphate from any drug
gist or at the store which will cost
but a trifle but is sufficient to demon
strate the quick and remarkable
change in both health and appearance
awaiting those who practice internal
sanitation. We must remember that
Inside cleanliness is more important
than outside, because the skin does
not absorb impurities to contaminate
the blood, while the pores in the thir
ty feet of bowels do.Adv.
Despite his illiteracy, Mose Belt, a
leading citizen of an Alabama town,
has gathered quite a competency from
his whitewashing and calcimining
Recently, during the course of some
business with a notary, the latter pro
duced a document, saying:
"Sign your name here, Mose."
"Look heah," said Mose, with of
fended dignity, "1 doesn't sign mala
name, suh. I'se a business man, an'
has no time for dem trifling details,
always dictates man name, suh."
STOP EATING MEAT IF
KIDNEYS OR BACK HURT
Take a O'ass of Salts to Clean Kid*
neys If Bladder Bothers You
Meat Forms Urio Ackf.
Eating merit regularly eventually
produces kidnrty trouble in some form
or other, says a well-known authority,
because the uric acid in meat excites
tho kidneys, they become overworked
get sluggish clog up and cause all
sorts of dlstross particularly backache
and misery In the kidney region rheu
matic twinges, severe headaches, acid
stomach, constipation, torpid liver,
sleeplessness, bladder and unlnary ir
The moment your back hurts or kid
neys aren't acting right, or if bladder
bothers you, get about four ounces of
Jad Salts from any good pharmacy
take a tablespoonful In a glass of
water before breakfast for a few days
and your kidneys will then act fine
This famous salts is made from the
acid of grapes and lemon juice, com
bined with lithia, and has been used
for generations to flush clogged kid
neys and stimulate them to normal
activity also to neutralize the acids in
the urine so it no longer Irritates, thus
ending bladder disorders.
Jad Salts cannot injure anyone
makes a delightful effervescent lithia
water drink which millions of men and
women take now and then to keep the
kidneys and urinary organs clean, thus
avoiding serious kidney disease.AdT.
Belgium's Lost Children.
There are so many little children
alone in this big world! One day a
young Belgian official called my atten
tion to his white hair. "That turned
in a month," he said, "because I could
not find the parents of frightened chil
dren, nor the children of agonized
parents."Mabel Hyde Kittredge in
the New Republic.
NEW TREATMENT FOR
Swollen veins are dangerous and
often burst. Sufferers are advised to
get a two-ounce, original bottle of
Emerald Oil (full strength) at any
pharmacist and start to reduce the
veins and bunches at once.
Physicians recommend Emerald Oil
it is used in hospital practice and a
small bottle will last a long time, be
cause it is very concentrated. Apply
night and morning with the soft brush
as directed until the swelling is re
duced to normal.
It is so marvelously powerful that
swollen glands, and even goitre disap
pear when used steadily.
Indulgent mothers are those who
permit their children to annoy ithers.
The Quinine That Does Not Affect Head1
Because of its tonic and laxative effect, LAXA-
TIVE BROMO QUININE it better than ordinary
qniniae and can DO taken by anyone. S5C
The success of a nurse girl depends*
on her attention to little things.