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Doughboys Bring German Brides Home With Them
SAFETY OF THE AIRPLANE
American soldiers from the army of occupation with their German brides arriving In New York on the trans
port Pochahontas. Some of the brides were war widows and some of the soldier bridegrooms brought back, as step
children, children of their former enemies.
Betray Their Friends for Money
Rather Than for Patriotic
WAS DISTANT KIN OF KAISER
Mme. Victoria In German Secret Po
lice Employ Turkish Spy Kills
Self at Ellis Island to Avoid
New York. That little romance sur
rounded the women spies In the world
war Is shown by intimate bits of his
tory of the more prominent women
who risked, and lost, their lives to
.gain Information. Money alone seems
to have been the Impelling power In
the lives of these women, rather than
any heroic motive or patriotic desires.
Mme. Marie K. de Victoria, who died
of pneumonia In New York city re
cently In a private sanitarium, was
one of the most mysterious figures
who arose out of the maze of Intrigue
unearthed by American secret service
agents in their delvlngs Into the plots
of Count von Bernstorff. She was ar
rested in 1918 and In May, 1919, told
a United States judge and jury what
she asserted was the true story of her
Life Filled With Adventure.
It had lasted only 40 years, but in it
were crowded thrills, Intrigues and
hairbreadth escapes almost number
less. The Indictments against her
were never pressed to trial, due to her
111 health. A distant relative of the
former German kaiser, she drew a sal
ary of $1,000 a month as a spy and
lived In luxury.
Mournful was the funeral of the
"Turkish spy," Mme. Despina Davldo
vltch Storch, famous for her beauty
and for the diplomatic Intrigues of her
life, which lusted only 23 years. She
died In prison on Ellis island, the of-
Test Works, AH Right;
It Cost Tester His Hand
Sacramento, Cal. Harry Fine
gold, a second-hand dealer here,
applied the "acid test" the other
day In bargaining for a shotgun
offered for sale. As a result of
his "test" he Is now minus the
better part of his left band.
Finegold asked the person
who brought in the gun to sell If
It were loaded. The owner said
he wasn't sure.' : .
"I can soon tell," said Fine
gold, and he did. The second
hand denier placed his left hand
over the muzzle and pulled the
trigger with the other. It was
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SCIENTISTS ARE PUZZLED
jOrigin of This Race Hangs on the
Tale of a Snail.
Mystery of Migration Stumps Hun
' dred Expert Who Are In Quest of
' Polynesian Data.
Honolulu, T. H. If certain varieties
, of snails In the Hawaiian islands
'could talk, tell whence they started
their migrations and how they trav
eled from one Island to another In the
Pacific, the world would be close to
ithe solution of the origin of the Poly
nesian race, according to scientists at
tending the Pan-Pacific selfctlflc con
gress in session here.
Upward of a hundred of the most
noted experts of most of the countries
ordering the Pacific ocean have dis
cussed the possible origin of the Poly
nesians during the sessions, and on
one point they oil agree they don't
flclals believing that she took poison
rather than be returned to France.
Only three mourners accompanied
her body to Mount Olivet cemetery.
They were the young Baron de Bevllle
and his aged father and mother. The
young Frenchman, whose Infatuation
for the beautiful Turk entangled him
in the web of her intrigues, made all
the arrangements for her costly fu
neral. Despina was married to an
Englishman, James Hasketh, In 1915,
but she left him to take up her Ufe of
adventure, and soon was numbered on
the German pay roll.
Her beauty and wit enabled her to
ensnare many officers, from whom she
learned military plans which were of
value to the German war ministry. The
department of justice has many of her
love letters, but the real secrets of her
Ufe were burled with her.
Mata Hari'i Dramatic End.
In the season of 1900 an exotic dan
cer, Mata Harl, made a spectacular
debut in Parisian circles. The little
Japanese dancer entranced all by her
graceful dancing and her charming
personality. On October 15, 1917, Mata
Harl faced a firing squad at dawn in
CRIMEA POVERTY GREAT
Rubles Go for $25, but
Meal Costs 60,000.
Newspaper Correspondent Finds No
Real Money and Little to Pur
chase In Sebastopol.
Sebastopol, Crimea. One million
Don rubles were purchased for $25
here by a correspondent, but after
ward he paid 60,000 rubles for a meal,
10,000 more for a short cab ride and
at the close of the day was a bank
rupt millionaire. Crimea is in an un
happy condition. It has 24,000,000,000
of rubles, but no real money, and
there Is little to buy here.
The harbor is filled with Idle and
disabled warships and merchantmen.
There are no cargoes on the docks,
street cars have been stopped because
of the lack of coal, stores have no
stocks and streets are deserted except
for an occasional carriage, some
wounded soldiers or armed patrolmen.
The only life here is on the beaches
at the park at the entrance to the har
bor. There bathers, for the most part
women and wounded officers and sol
diers, pass the time when not reading
bulletins from the various south Rus
sian fronts at the official news bureau.
These. 1 bulletins afford depressed
Crlmeans much encouragement. Most
women here have no hats, but wear
veils or kerchiefs about their heads.
Many are without stockings, but are
charming, nevertheless, In bright, In
expensive gowns which they dignify
with erect and Independent carriage,
suggestive of American women.
know yet where the Polynesians ori
ginated. , Having failed to pry any informa
tion out of the snail, the scientists
turned to the common or garden vari
ety of chicken. This useful bird is
believed to have been domesticated by
the. Polynesians about 1000 B. C. Ac
cording to scientific data the chicken
reached Egypt about 700 B. O. It Is
believed to have originated In south
ern Asia, but how did it get to Poly
nesia? Another impasse.
Begonia seeds and those of about
700 other plants found in the Hawaii
an group furnished a little more infor
mation than either the snail or the
chicken, according to the scientists.
Ocean currents are said to have
brought them here. Equatorial cur
rents flowing across Central America
from the Atlantic are believed to have
forced the Pacific currents westward,
carrying driftwood and seeds. The
process of transportation and germina
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a French prison yard. They fired and
she fell face forward, dead.
The real name of the woman was
Marguerite Gertrude Zelle, who had
been convicted of treason. She was
arrested In Paris, February 13, 1917,
and It was proved beyond doubt that
she was a trusted agent of the Ger
man special police and had acted for
them for a decade before the war. She
was known In Berlin by a number and
for years had furnished them with
valuable Information of French mil
ltnry plans and equipment.
In 1914, shortly after Germany had
Invaded Belgium, Marguerite Zelle left
Paris for Switzerland, which she said
was her native country. She returned
after a mysterious visit which aroused
the suspicions of the French secret
police and thereafter her activities
were directly for officers In the Ger
man army, with whom she communi
cated and from whom she received
large sums of money. To them she
sent Information on the construction
of the British tanks and the Informa
tion was intercepted and traced to
Mata, on being arrested and con
fined in a fortress in Paris, made no
denial but stated that her father had
been a German officer and that what
she had done had been for the father
land. This was false, for It was proved
that she was not of German origin,
but had played the role of spy simply
for the money she had received.
Six yenrs of war have not broken
the spirit of south Russian women.
They "carry on" with the slight
means at their disposal without com
plaint, and give whatever encourage
ment they can to men battling with
bolshevlkl along the Dnieper river and
In the Don and Kuban territory.
Sebastopol, with Its Idle dockyards
and railways operated only for mili
tary purposes, has not, In spite of Its
80,000 inhabitants, the dynamics of a
city one-tenth its size. The old Rus
Ian naval base has lost all Its bril
liancy, most of Its warships are rust
ing at the docks and its Industries are
closed. The civilian population is
awaiting resumption of export trade,
which is necessary to the exchange
situation and the restoration of nor
mal trade conditions.
Tonopah, Nev. A miner lowered
into a subterranean cavern opened by
a miners' blast at Volcano, Nev., some
time ago, was unable to discover the
ends of the fissure. Stones dropped
through the opening could be heard
bounding from wall to wall, but there
was no sound indicating that they had
reached the bottom. Sparkling stalac
tites on the sides of the cavern were
revealed by lights lowered through the
Women Kill Rattlers.
Beaver Valley, Pa. While picking
huckleberries, Mrs. Dora Rabo and
her daughter, Elizabeth, ran Into a den
of rattlesnakes. The women were not
frightened and after killing five of the
reptiles continued their' berry picking.
tion appears to have been ' fairly
lengthy, since it is estimated that per
haps one seed arrived from the Ameri
can continent and bore fruit within
the period of a million years.
Grasshoppers furnished their quota
to the discussion . which , terminated
about where It had begun In the
known facts that the Polynesian race
came out of the unknown and, being
a rapidly dying race, is fast passing
to the uncharted shore where It was
Young Captain of Industry.
Denver, Colo. George Gardens,
thirteen years of age, student at Man
ual high school, is Denver's youngest
"captain of Industry." When a short
age of charcoal crayons at the high
school became acute and the supply
at downtown stores was exhausted,
George constructed a small charcoal
oven on a vacant lot and Is now manu
facturing what Is claimed to be an ex
cellent grade of crayon. The oven Is
operating 24 hours a day and young
Gardens Is reaping a tidy sum from
sales of the crayon to students.
Passenger Can Expect to Fly a Million
Miles Without Danger of
The airplane Is the fastest machine
man has ever built, but fast as it is,
it has not yet caught up wtth its repu
tation for danger. That reputation
was acquired when the plane was In
Its Infancy, when man was Just be
ginning to master the air and In the
xulnd of the average man It has not
yet been downed.
The British air ministry collected
statistics on all commercial flying in
that country for the last seven months
of 1919. The results amazed even
pilots and engineers, who long hnd re
garded the risk In flying as negligible,
says the New York Sun. The figures
covered 35,330 flights by 403 machines
of a total time In the air of 8,308
hours, during which time 593,000 miles
were traveled. In all this flying In
good weather and had, one passenger
was killed In every 16,000 passenger
hours In the air. To put It different
ly, a single passenger might expect to
fly about 1,180,000 miles forty-seveil
times around the world before becom
ing the victim of a fatal crasb. That
sounds utterly absurd to the land
sturm, ' yet the British government
stands back of the figures.
The pilots who tested experimental
planes did stunt flying and ran other
unnecessary risks showed .48 death
per 1,000 hours, as compared with the
passenger rate of .06 per 1,000 hours.
Coming nearer borne, figures com
piled by the postofflce department
show to the end of last year 405,000
miles flown with a loss of three pilota
These pilots, of course, ran many
risks, for they carried the mail through
rain, snow and fog that blinded thera.
Even In training pilots the figures
are exceedingly low. From the be
ginning of the war until the end of
1918, 17,690 men learned to fly In the
United States air service. They spent
705,243 hours In the air. One man
was killed In every 2,310 hours, or
one to about every 150,000 miles. With
these positive proofs of aviation's
safety before us, American airplane
manufacturers are going ahead build
ing planes, confident that the realiza
tion soon will come everywhere that
man enn take care of himself as sure
ly In the realm of the birds as In the
realm of the fishes.
After Pirate's Gold.
The ever-stlrrlng lure of pirate's
gold has started another little band
of adventurers off to Cocos Island
where, at the bottom of a snug little
harbor, are said to He huge bras
bound treasure chests. In a little
craft of 60 feet, the eight men who
form the expedition have set sall
from a port on the Atlantic seaboard.
The central figure In the group is
Andrew B. Cullen of Halleybury, Ont,
who Is the owner and operator of
the instrument with which he claims to
be able to discover any kind of
metal, and upon which the pro
moters depend to find their fabulous
Another essential figure Is one Mc
Grath of New York, the promoter of
the venture. They will be accom
panied by a prospector of Swedish
descent who Is said to have discov
ered a book and maps In the Hudson
bay district of northern Canada
which contains directions as to the
approximate location of the hidden
riches of the pirates of olden days.
The Instrument Is expected to do the
Significant Fossil Remains.
The question of the origin of the
West Indies will be decided, scientists
aver, when the Indigenous animal life
Is found to be related Indisputably to
that of the South and Central Ameri
can mainland. But mammals, which,
being wingless, could not have flown
over the Intervening seas, are unfor
tunately the most poorly represented
group of the higher life of the Antilles.
For this reason 'much scientific Inter
est attaches to a recent expedition to
Jamaica, backed by the American Mu
seum of Natural History, asserts an
article in Popular Mechanics Maga
zine. Believing that the West Indies
once had a much larger mammal In
habitation than today, the expedition
concerned Itself with the excavation
of fossil fauna from the Island's lime
stone caves. Many fossils were found,
several of them new to science.
Man of Hie Word Is Freed.
A man of his word, despite having
served a term In the Fort Leaven
worth penitentiary, David Blatinkoff
of East Detroit, Mich., left the Kings
county court a free man after plead
ing guilty to petit larceny.
Blatinkoff was Indicted for forgery
two years ago. District Attorney
Lewis lodged a warrant at Leaven
worth for the man's arrest when his
sentence expired, and several days ago
was notified that Blatlnkoffs time
there was up. The district attorney
directed that Blatinkoff be put on bis
honor to report to him. Yesterday
Blatinkoff walked into his office. Coun
ty Judge McDermott gave Blatinkoff
a suspended sentence.
"Tut, tut," said the fussy old gen
tleman to a genial panhandler. "I
gave you a dime only last week."
"That's right, governor. I know you
did, but I couldn't get out of town on
a dime, so I'm still lingering In your
Host I can assure you, this meat
Ex-Soldier (shuddering) Don't tell
me It's bully beef. ......
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tablets you are not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by
physicians for 20 years and proved safe by millions.
Name "Bayer" has same meaning as 14 Karat on gold.
SAFETY FIRST! Accept only an "unbroken package" of
genuine "Bayer Tablets of Aspirin," which contains proper direc
tions for Headache, Earache, Toothache, Neuralgia, Colds, Rheuma
tism, Neuritis, Lumbago, and for pain generally. Strictly Americanl
Handy tin boxes of 12 tablets cost but a few cent Larger packages.
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Couldn't Fool Dorothy.
Dorothy, age three, whose mother
had been trying to discourage her use
of coffee and tea, one evening at lunch
gave her a cup of "tea" in which sugar
and cream played the most important
Dorothy, after tasting the beverage,
looked at her mother and said:
"Mamma, you did not put any tea In
this cup, for I can't feel It In my
Cutlcura for Pimply Faces.
To remove pimples and blackheads
smear them with Cutlcura Ointment.
Wash off In five minutes with Cutl
cura Soap and hot water. Once clear
keep your skin clear by using them for
daily toilet purposes. Don't fall to in
clude Cutlcura Talcum. Adv.
"You wear no stockings when you
"No. And I don't wear overshoes
when I dance."
Do Not Get Careless
With Your Blood Supply
Impurities Invite Disease.
You should pay particular heed
to any indication that your blood
supply is becoming1 sluggish, or
that there is a lessening in its
strong and vital force.
By keeping your blood purified,
your system more easily wards off
disease that is ever present, wait
ing: to attack wherever there is an
opening. A few bottles of S. S. S.,
PLAYING UP TO THE TEACHER
Indianapolis Youngster Had a Pretty
Shrewd Idea of What He Wat
Doing, After All.
John Arthur Is a pupil in a Jeffer
sonvllle departmental school, and had
to write an essay on Woodrow Wilson,
among others. He evinced such a high
regard for the president, especially In
his managment of the world war,
as to express the view that he was
even greater than Washington or Lin
coln. He said they made a fine show
Ing In the little wars they had to han
dle, but could hardly, he thought, have
got through the big one. His father,
seeing the essay, ventured the opin
ion that the writer was too positive
In his statement, although admiring
Wilson himself. John Arthur showed
he wad perhaps something of a dip
lomat as well as an essayist.
"Oh, well," he remarked, "the teach
er Is a Democrat, anyhow." Indian
apolis News. -
Hubby That man called me a liar,
a cad, ascoundrel and a dog! Would
you advise me to fight?'
Wiiey By all means There's noth
ing nobler In the world than fighting
for the truth 1 Ci .-
i Playing the Market
"pow's the brokerage game?"
"Business hits picked up wonderful
ly sjnee we Installed a oulja board for
our lady customers." Louisville Courier-journal.
CbmsS- already sweetened
Ibmsuaris developedin th
baking.. It solves your suar proh-
l2?a:ainong ready-to-eat cereals,
Its flavor, appealsian J
Poatum Cereal CoJncJattla GreáMi3i.
Life's Little Changes.
A. So you're acquainted with Mr.
Smith? What kind of a man is he?
B. He used to be poor, but honor
able. A. And now?
B. Now he's rich.
Important to Mothers
Examine carefully every bottle of
CASTOKIA, that famous old remedy
Cor Infants and children, and see that It
In Use for Over 80 Years.
Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria
Giving Him Every Opportunity.
"We're going to move to Ohio."
"What's the Idea?"
"Want to give my young son a
chance to become president some day."
"I tell you, a new camera is a posi
"And yet It Is a negative proposition."
the great vegetable blood medi
cine, will revitalize your-blood and
give you new strength and a
healthy, vigorous vitality. Every
one needs it just now to keep the
system in perfect condition. Go
to your drag store and get a bottle
to-day, and if you need any med
ical advice, you can obtain it with
out cost by writing to Medical Di
rector, Swift Specific Co., 109 Swift
Laboratory, Atlanta, Ga.
I THAT SMALL BROTHER AGAIN
This Time It Really Seems That He
Has Cooked Sister Evelina's
Goose for Good.
Some things do fall out awkwardly,
One evening the fair Evelina was ex
pecting her latest admirer to call and
her mother hadn't come back from
shopping. So, while Evelina slipped
upstairs to don her best blouse and
aome powder on her nose, the young
brother was left on guard.
The expected visitor arrived, and
was ushered into the parlor by Wil
liam Edw&rd, who promptly began to
ask questions, as small boys always do.
"Mr. Slowcombe," he said, "what's a
"A popinjay, my boy," repeated the
young man, thinking hard. "Why er
It's a rare bird."
"Are you a bird, Mr. Slowcombe?"
"Of course not ! Ha, Ha 1" squirmed
his victim. '. '
"Well, that's funny 1" niused Wil
liam Edward. "Last night, after you'd
gone, ma said you were a Jay, and
father said there was no doubt, about
that, but there didn't seem much pop
pin' the question about you. And now
you say you're not a bird at all I"
Rapid transit Is all right for, those
who do not happen to step In '. front
To get on without capital. Literal :
He picks up a grain and opens a milL
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