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WORK FOR MEXICO refugees
Federal Official Suggest Many Occu
pations In Which They Would Be
? of Exceptional Usefulness.
"Living in the various cities of
tho Mexican border are many thou,
awnds of Mexican's," says Dr. Joseph
T. Ware, federal employment direc
tor for Tennessee, "of the middle
and higher classes, who are refugees
from their own country on account
of political conditions. These Mex
icans are educated, many of them
highly so. Most of them are un
employed, partly because their
knowledge of English is limited and
partly been use they do not know
Ttow to get in touch witli the busi
ness men who might be glad to uti
lize their services. Among them
arc to be found accountants, book
keepers, clerks, timekeepers and for
mer government employees.'
"In addition to these occupations,
these people could be used in the
lighter manu.nl occupations and as
foremen where gangs of Mexican la
borers are employed. With our
business men taking more and more
interest in foreign trade, particu
larly with the Spanish-speaking
countries, comes an increasing de
mand for clerks who enn speak and
write the Spanish language, and
among these people are many who
could qualify for such positions."
Did you bring
back any souve
nirs of your trip
to the country?
tone bruises, Ave
bee stings an' a
doae of pizen-ivy.
MIGHT BE BRITAIN'S KING.
How many persons know that, if
the British crown had descended by
strict hereditary right instead of by
authority of parliament,' Crown
Prince liupprecht of Bavaria, who
has commanded a German army in
the field throughout the greater part
f the war, would be king instead of
George V? Through his mother,
who was a princess of Austria-Mo-dena,
he is Ihe ranking descendant
f tho Stuart kings, but his ances
tors were ruled out of court by par
liament some two centuries ago, be
cause they, like James II, whom
parliament deposed, were Roman
Catholics. Tljere exists today a
curious society called the Order of
the White Rose, the members of
which recognize the Bavarian prince
ms the true- king of England, the
real vessel of the divine right to
rule! Youth's Compunion.
COKE AND COAL SHORTAGE.
Seventy per cent more coke than
ver before will be available this
jear to help solve the fuel shortage,
according to Electrical Review.
This supply will be further in
creased by the deelopment of tar,
oke-oven gas and other by-products
newly dignified in wartime as avail
able fuels. Pulverized coal to at
tain the greatest efficiency is also a
aubject that is interesting fuel men
just now. Some of the advantages
of pulverized coal are: The utiliz
ing in every heat unit in the coal;
the reduction of labor for handling
coal ; and the maintenance of a con
stant temperature in tho furnace.
TOO MUCH TO ASK.
It is reported that when the col
onel of an American regiment dur
. ing the fight in the Marne salient
was rebuked because he did not hold
tive, he replied with some force:
. "Howiuell do you expect me to
Jiold this regiment when the whole
Vlanicd German army couldn't?"
METHOD IN HIS MADNESS.
Mother Tommy, did you eat the
cake I baked for yon yesterday ?
Tommy No, ma'am; I gave it to
Mother That was very nice of
yon. Did she eat it?
Tommy I think go; she stayed
at home today.
QJSH BEHAVE SPLENDIDLY
Impt Folk of Islay Sacrifice Then
elves In Rescuing and Giving
Aid . to Shipwrecked
London. So rapidly are events full
ing one after the other that the Otrnn
to disaster may be considered an old
story. Yet there Is a very grent deal
which has not yet been told nbout
how splendidly the Irish people be
haved In succoring survivors and how
nobly the 'simple folk of Islay sacri
ficed themselves In rescuing and Riv
ing aid to the shipwrecked soldiers
who were cast, many of them uncon
scious, upon the wild Scottish shore.
And the story, too, of the swift and
successful aid furnished by the Amer
ican Red Cross Is one of which the
Whole United States may well feel
When the survivors landed at Rel
fast only 12 hours after they had been
taken off the disabled Otranto by a
daring British destroyer, they were In
a pitiful plight. They had been cling
ing to the deck of the destroyer with
heavy seas constantly breaking over
them, and with a cold wind chilling
them to the bone. To save themselves
from being carried overboard many
had lashed themselves to torpedo
tubes and to the vessel's superstruc
ture. Because of the loss of the destroy
er's wireless equipment, due to her
running Into the troopship while tak
ing off the men, she had been unable
to give notice of her coming. Conse
quently no provision had been made
on shore for the reception of the sur
vivors. The seriously Injured and sick
were rushed off to hospitals as soon as
ambulances could be brought to the
dock. The others, wet through, and
shivering with .cold and exposure, all
of them without shoes and ninny with
out much clothing, were marched away
to the Victoria barracks.
Consul Aids Men.
Meantime the American consul had
been notified of the men's arrival. He
Immediately got In touch with Red
Cross headquarters at Belfast.
though it was Sunday night and long
past nine o'clock the Red Cross was
ready for the emergency. The emer
gency warehouse, prepared and
stocked six months before In prepara
tion for Just such a disaster, was
opened at once, and a "(lying squad
ron" of automobiles began loading sup
plies of clothing, medicaments and com
forts, which were rushed off Immedi
ately to the barracks where the men
were being sheltered.
Ilunter Sharp, consul, had gone to
the barracks as soon as he had learned
thnt the Red Cross machinery was in ! untn the great relief fund can havo
operation. He appeared before thejbeen raised and transmitted to the
men, introduced himself as the Amer- authorized agencies to administer the
lean consul and cheered them with tho
Information that the Red Cross was
on the Job and soon would be there J
with all the neeessiiry equipment.
"Three cheers for the Red Cross!"
proposed a husky Georgian. The
cheers were given with a will and the
men picked up heart. They crowded
around the consul, finding comfort in
the very presence of an American.
The discussion all around the big
bare room had begun to center com
pletely on the question of food when
iiiw uri neu vjiuwo tur, iifiiuwiix i:nui-r-
fully, rumbled into the cobbled drive
way of the barracks. The door opened
and a cheerful voice called out, "Any
body want any cigarettes? Here are
all the American brands."
There was a rush to the doorway
"i", , " 2 " " HJS
warm woolen clothing of all kinds,
from socks to blankets.
American Women to Rescue.
There were American women, too,
that spoke with all sorts of American
accents from pure "Bostonese" to the
it uii Vl """ "r:
!S"!lh"e,Tie I TVS th0t ,ner
. , , , "
y to be found on the coast of Islay,
off the Scotch coast, where the Otnin-
to had Derlshed on the rocks. It was
known that the Red Cross organization
In Scotlund was trying to reach Isluy,
but it was doubted whether, owing to
the terrific storm, travel by tho usual
routes was possible. So the Red Cross
organization in Belfast decided to send
an expedition on the perilous trip from
Ireland to Islay. A party of eight,
Including two physicians, and carry
ing large outfits of clothing and
quantities of medical and other sup
plies, made the voyage on a small ves
sel famished by the British navy.
- Here, In Islay, It was found that the
greatest loss of life had occurred, for
the Otranto had gone on the rocks - T 1 " a 7 , A.
close to the scene of the Tuscanla dis- 'or ,the ,tarvin 9t 016 Near
aster. , East
Of' her 450 passengers 20 men. I Tn8U" organization has been exam
includlng 17 American soldiers und ; taed 019 u- S. Food Adminlstra
three members of the crew, were tlon and pronounced enUrely saUsfao
the only survivors.- Theso twenty, ' t0r7 and aDle t0 carry out the work
more dead than alive, w ere washed no- ; mu8t De done.- They are ready
conscious on the rocks, a bleak and des- to Btart working Just as soon as the
olate spot, and were taken cure of by ual can be raised and placed in
a handful of cottagers who live on this nelr hands. They know tha Amen
barren shore at a little hamlet kuown 1 Greeks and other peoples with
as Kllchoman. which consists of only whom they havo to deal and they also
: three house, a church and a school-
TURKS HAVE NO
OF FEB. DRIVE
CHRISTIAN ARMENIANS, SYRIANS,
OREEK8 AND PERSECUTED
JEWS TO BE GIVEN RELIEF.
"OUR MILLION FACE DEATH
Even Now Armenian and Syrian Relief
Committee is Dispensing Food
and Saving Countless Lives.
I here has been some slight and ao
imutely unwarranted criticism of the
lork of raising the $30,000,000 relief
rands for the purpose of ending star
ration in the Near East, and curiously
enough it has come from among Ar
menians resident in the United States.
Through ' some misunderstanding
they have asserted that's part of the
fund is to be devoted to caring for the
Kurdish and other Turkish peoples as
well as for the Armenians, Greeks,
Jews and Assyrians. The criticism
also has been made that Armenians
are not being sent from this country
to aid in the distribution of the relief.
As to the latter criticism officials
In charge of the work in this country
point to the approval given the organi
sations now in those countries by
American officials, as sufficient rea
son for not planning to send workers
from America on the long voyage to do
work thr.t can be done just as capably
by people now on the ground, already
trained and already organized. The
mission organizations have been In
vestigated and found to be in every
way fitted to the great task.
So far as is known the Kurds and
Atttoi Tmn-PhHatlnn Turkish Tlpfmlpft
are m no nwd of reUef K ,8 ony lne
non.Turks who have Deen harassed
Al-Jind dl.,ven slain and gtarved by tse
, Turklsh fanatics, backed by the Ger-
man officers in Turkey, who have suf
fered and are suffering.
Th? fund is being raised for these
peoeples of Asia Minor and the Cau
casus who have suffered at the hands
of the Turk. There has been no com
plaint so far as has been heard in
America that the Turkish population
of the Ottoman Empire is in want.
The main consideration is that 4,'
000,000 people are at the very point of
Starvation, that emergency measures
are keeping them alive in some places
There Is nothing of a political nature
,n tne whole campatgn. Nor ls tne
mission feature of the work being con
The only consideration ls that mil
lions of people are threatened with
death and that relief must reach them
in great amounts and with all speed'
If these races are not to perish from
the earth. Questions of policy can
afford to wait in the face of an awful
j emergency 8Uch a5 unquestionably ex
Therefore Mlssourlans will respond
to the Armenian and Syrian Relief
Campaign, February 3-10.
I : 1
, WHY RED CROSS DOES
not do this work
j All During War American Committee
Had Worked In Turkey and They
Are Now ori the 8cene.
Prom the time the United States
entered the war it was impossible for
the Red Cross to carry on its work lu
' Turkey. With other organisations
, they were forced to leave the Otto-
! . ,
During all of the later part of the
, atruggle when al other organizations
' teen evicted from Turkey v the
They were on the ground during
the persecution of the Armenians, the
Assyrians, the Greeks and the Jews.
They managed to maintain their or
ganization through the war. They
bave been in the country for many
years and are entirely familiar with
They will not have to train and
aend workers there for the distribu
tion of the $30,000,000 fund that la
know the Turk.
NEED FOR AID;
ALL FOOD ADMINISTRATORS RE
CEIVE CABLED INSTRUCTIONS
TO HELP ARMENIAN CAU8K.
U. S. GOVERNMENT HELPS
War Department Head Placea Trans
ports at Disposal of Committee for
Distribution of 8upplles.
When, Federal Pood Administrator
Hoover reached the other side, and
saw at first hand the terrible condi
tions that prevail, and realized thi
sufferings of the peoples pf the smx'l
and helpless nations, he took Immedi
ate action that practically places the
United States Government behind the
Armenian and Syrian Relief Cam
paign Feb. 3-10.
First there was a large cargo of ;
flour on the Mediterranean destined
for one of the European countries.
Hoover diverted this. He cabled the
National Armenian and Syrian Com
mittee, and urged that thlo he bought
to give Immediate relief in the Near
East. It was docked at Port Said.
The committee responded by oable.
The 130,000,000 to be raised Feb 3-10
was anticipated. Wealthy men con-!
nected with the Armenian and Syrian
Committee advanced the money, and
the cargo was bought, and the food
is now being issued under the com
bined direction of Food Administrator
Hoover and the Armenian Committee.
Presidet. Wilson, realizing the dis
tress, was not satisfied with the proc
lamation he had already issued urg
ing the people to contribute to the
campaign, but he calls on Congress to
appropriate $100,000,000 for the same
purposes that the Armenian and Sy
rian Fund is being raised.
Secretary of War Baker and Sec
retary of the Navy Daniels are also
aiding. Secretary of War Baker ls
AATC Vav( ft or urnrtraxa rA 1 XT An m f
on the Army transports at a nominal
cost, so that every cent contributed
will go to actually relieving the dls-
tress of the stricken peoples. j
Secretary of the Navy Daniels has
placed at the disposal of the commit j iQ the Near East, sacred because oT
tee other transports that will convey j the visits of Jesus, to be transformed
the cargoes of food and clothing with- into plague spots because of the per
out cost. Thus the more than $1,000,-! seditions of the Moslems.
000 that would have been expended
for freight now is being used for ac WILSON SEES NEED
Thus the peoples in the lands made
sacred by the association of Jesus
and the Disciples, cities and lands
that appeal to the entire Christian
world, are now witnessing new mir
acles and the American people are
carrying out the work of the Master
and with their dollars and their gen
erous hearts are repeating the mir
acle of the loaves and fishes in the
Mlssourlans are awakening to the
Importance of this great work, and
already It ls apparent that the $700,
000 quota assigned to the Eastern
section of the state will be greatly
Every church organization In St.
Louis, regardless of treed, has placed
Itso f solidly behind the Armenian and
Syrian Relief Campaign. Feb. 3-10. and
will aid in raising the city's quota of
4aJoI!k'ui,J t i. t ...
vA'1"0 Jo.bn.. J- Olennon, the
u oi uie uauionc unurcn in Mis-
souri; Bishop Daniel S. Tuttlo, the head
of the Episcopal Church; Rabbi Leon '
Harrison, a distinguished Jewish rab
bi, and leaders in Methodist, Presby
terian, Christian, Baptist, Christian
Science and every other church are
working through the St. Louis Church
Federation to make this drive during
the week of Feb. 810 the most com
plete success of all the other drives
growing out of the war.
The Church Federation will oonflne
its activities to the City of St. Louis
and St. Louis County, but the fact of
their hearty co-operation will hearten
Christian workers throughout the
State, will do much to abolishing
sectarian lines tor all time.
War Department Aids Campaign.
secretary of War Baker Ib co-operat-
, n Arienian.ana syr"a Re -
llef Committee in every possible wav
Many workers will jieed to" visit the
stricken coantriesot the Near East
and distribute the supplies that wlU
be bought with the $80,000,000 to ba
raised Feb. 8-10. Secretary Baker will
f w. IJZ , 111 Von
a nominal cost, merely auffielt-nt to
pay for the food they consume wnlle
en route. .
COST OF RELIEF
DRIVE IS BORNE
tVERY PENNY GIVEN IN ARMEN
IAN AND SYRIAN CAMPAIGN
G0E8 FOR SUCCOR.
SAYE FOUR MILLION LIVES-
Organization ao Perfect That Waste I
Eliminated 100 Per Cent Contribu
tions Reach Distressed People.
Of the $30,000,000 relief fund now
being raised in the United States by
an Armenian and Syrian Relief Cam
paign, February 8 10, not one dollar
will be used in paying the considera
ble expenses of the campaign.
Every cent cf the $30,000,000 will bet
used-in buying food and giving holfr
to the starving 4,000,000 in Asia Minor.
The actual expense of raising thai
money ls being borne by a group of"
Amcrlcan men and wonlen.
This has been so arranged in order
that every dollar given by human
America may go into the actual workj
of relieving want and preventing star
vation In the Near East.
All the literature and posters that
have been and are being used In the
campaign have been furnished from a
fund raised especially for that pur-
All the expenses of maintaining of
fices and organizing the work of rais
ing the money have been met by this
Not a dollar of the money that !
being collected from the public in gen
eral will be used for anything other
than the purpose of feeding the starv
ing and broken peoples who have ngen.
driven from their homes by the Turk;
and who now face starvation unless
America helps and helps with the up
And the peoples who will receiva
this aid should arpeal to every red
blooded American. These people ara
now dyine; by the thousands In tha
sacred places where our Savior walked..
suffered persecution not unlike H
.-pw.. th Tprrihia Trta
suffered because the Terrible Turk,
realizes they are followers of Christ.
M4flsniiHann nra familiar with th
BiDie. Thev do not want Bethlehem.
Nazareth. Jerusalem, and other Dlaees
FOR QUICK ACTION
President Asks Congress for Large
Sum to Aid In Saving Lives
In Nsar East.
Several weeks ago President WiU
son approved the campaign for an.
appeal to the people cf this country
for funds to aid the starving in Asia
Since he has been in Europo, wher
the problem is even clot-er at hand
than here iu America, he has seen fit
to Urge upon Congress the immedi
ate necessity of quick ncticn in the
appropriation of $100,000,000 to aid a
war torn world to relieve the immi
nent suffering that is even now being
felt In Asia Minor, Europe and else
where as a direct result of four year
The U. S. Food Administration has
ranged itself behind the apeal of tha
American organization that ls seeking)
to raise $30,000,000 for the saving ol
the lives of nearly 4.000.000 peopla
,n the Holy Land, the Caucasus and
I Fooa" 1 the desperate need of these
De0D,e, They are m a far worBe
,,, ,,, or t,
nation than Belgium ever found Itself,
They are far more needy than tha
suffering peoples in Europe whera
an effort ls being made by the various
governments to furnish food in order
to prevent starvation and to keen
In Asia Minor the sufferers are be
yond anarchy or rioting. They are at
the door of death and untold thous
ands of them have already died.
oed(a t.AaofvT. . aA '
The Clarence Courier Uncle Hw
Basaett says the best fence poeta
are red cedar, and that they will last
I hundred years. "I know, says
Uncle Ikey, "because I ve tried 'em
, twice." Boston Trauscript'
NATURAL EXCUSE. '
"I wonder why a growing girl is
80 hard to manage?"
i "Well, naturally, m Ion as she U
i i j j n
g,r1, ber do0ia Mf mm"