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WOULD ADOPT FRENCH BOY.
kretched Conditioln of French Chil.
dren ApitenIls to Son of Former
Liaurens 31ani1 in France,
- 'e following letter clipped from
The lMcCormirck Mlessnger', was writ
ten by llenjamlii C. lramliett, a mem
lber of the American Expeditionary
Force In Prance, to his fat her, Rev. F.
L. IIranilett. a former Laurens county
man now living at McCormilek.
Aly Dearest Mama and Papa: As t
have the time to write a few lines this
morning, I will try to give you all the
news hi short.
I have been to the front ald heard
the shIls whistle. One town that I
was lin was shelled almost every day
about S a. Iml., 12:30 p. m. and 5 p. m.
These are the hours that they try to
send a few reminders over; but they
did practically no damage at all while
I was there. I suppose that yott are
all keepig up with life present drive
the Germans are making. We think
the erisis of this great war Is at hand.
This seems to be the delcsive battle
that is waging now. The Germans
are sacrifleing thousands upon tou
sands. of iien every (lay to aceomplish
their alms, but it Is all in vain. Of
course, they are gaining a little ter
ritory, but just look at the men they
are losing on fihe other hand. Thero
is no military gain in their drives at
all. Watcl the papers and see the
tide change. A Complete victory is
all that is In sight for the allies. I
Jill say that. the Amerlean soldiers
i making a splendid showing. and
occasionally they fool Fritz, and oh,
my, Ihey do .et sore at them.
I have soie beautiiful souvenirs I
would like to solnd home, but will just
waiit and bringt them, for we are all
coulntling onl being back in America
\\Tl), I have about 2iven you all of
the"Nwar niews of interest, so T will o-n
d(avorI to CIvO yol some11l idea of how
I have been far in since I have been
inl FranCe. We Ihavye siIfteld aroid
sev t al H imes since our arrival, but
fortinately I have been able to rent
me a hed ill everv towil I have been ill
excelit two, and I d 1n' 1 hink there
wc-r, anyi ted -z itn thes4e towns. The
Frelnrih hols are fine. They are just
Iarigw enou1gi to accommodate oin1
comfortaly. but sometimes two of us
miaeeze in. They believe in hav in
twen.v of featlers in them. and ther
are 1 high I that oewsionally you lhave
to Ilimb th1.' hed ]lost to gel in them.
It Just would nlot do fo a fellow to
toll in his slep very muich. You only
have to pay o(le frane a day for a room
and bed, whicl is reasonable enotigi,
NOT UTTERED BY KOSCIUSZKO
Famous Polish Patriot Denied Having
Used Phrase Which Has Been So
Generaliy Credited to Him.
Like most sayings attributed to
great ien, "Finis Polonine," the end
of Poland, lais no historical founda
tioni whatever. It was put inuo the
mouth of Field Marshal 'I'adeusz
Koseiiszko (17-16-1781) in No. 24
of the oflicial Sud-Preussisele Zeit
ung of October 25, 1794. It was said
that Kosciuszko on his flight after
the battle of Maciejowice got stuck
in a sandhill the Cossacks had shot
his horse under his body, and when
he jumped from his horse he was
wouiided in the back of the head.
The Cossacks then carried him on
foirr poles into their camp, where he
handed over his sword with the cry,
"Finis Regni Poloniae."
In a letter to Count Louis Philip
pe de Segur of November 12, 1803,
who incorporated it in his "Tableau
Ilistorique et Politique de l'Europe
de .1784-96." Paris, 1800, Kosciuszko
emphatically denies having utter2'
The Poles replied to this spurious
cry of lament with the faious Dom
browski march of an unknown au
"Jeszeze Polska n ie zginela"
("Poland iS not yet lost"), first sung
by the Polish legion organized by
Dombrowski uinder Bonaparte in)
PERFECTLY AT HOME IN AIR
Lumiere, French Aviator, Does Some
Remarkable "Stunts" That Would
Seem to Invite Disaster.
Tle wild man ini the Nieuport was
out. agaiin Ib is moorninggivtin some'
.ne N oy ride, says a letter of St art
Xalcl t. .I l iino-Allieriealli air serv
ice, plublishcd in the National (Geo
graphie Magazinie. h'lere is a long
straiglt stretch of road in froit of
our piste and ie came down that sev
eral times, a nasty, putffy wimid blow
inl,, which lo lered hii n ot at all,
flying only two or thnree feet off the
In front of the piste is a Ielephone
wi re crossing the road. Ile coame
along the road 100 miles in hour tin
tit almost onl top of the wire, and
jt(ped up j ust, inl timte to clear it
by a few feet --really beautifil work.
as that is, only 20 cents in Amerlcan
111011ey. Of course this includes all
lecessary things to a bati, such as
towels, soap, water, and a hot l)ricl( at
your feet at night. Anybody would
laugh at the idea of placing a hot brick
in the bed in America, but let Ime tell
you, on a cold night they are fine.
WnII you are lucky enouigh to rent a
room in a ioie where t here is a prot
ty little French maid, when you go in
at night she will get ot her French
American dit1ionary and try to con
verse with you. Well, you can lim
gine it 'is some talking. She Iight be
blessing you out and you would have
an idea that she was trying to tell You
that she was In love with yoil. I Just
tell them "wee" (yes iII our language.)
Thoy sit and talk to me until they get
mad. I say "wee" to nearly every
thing they say and they think I unlder
stand fully, but they soon realize I do
tills in fun and they are gone. Such
Is life in France.
Papa, I am .thinking of adopting a
French child. There are iithousands
of them here that have neilher father
or mother living, and you might say
they are homeless. It will cost 500
franes to adopt. one. and lie will be
well cared for by the Red Cross, or at
least. they will see that lie is taken care
of and looked after. I woulud like to
have your advice In tlie matter. Yolu
see I amn wasting more inoney than I
really need, and I can easily spare
1) franes a lionti. wlel'h amounts to
$20.00, and then h1ave a plenty to run
mue. I am going to take the matter
lp withi tihe au thorities and investi
gate it and will write you what we de
(ile upoll. I want to adopt a boy 5
years of age.
You will not(e that I am nunihering
my letters, this is No. 1) and I
w'ou1ld sulgges;t that you nu1timber yours
so I eai know if I miss any. well, I
will close. exmept. I will say I long to
bw where Ile "cotto blossom'; grow"
ole more tile. Give my regarls to
all. Wit I lots or love, I am, your (he
lienjimin C. 1,i1nol11tt.
l l' 1 1,T S 11' 1, ,
S T .\ Rt T1, -: E , .\ A('.It i 4fS S
I'vople are- surprised atl 110 I -
pur e taaropiik eye wash. A il wihlth
weak, tr4 n'd eyes wa. flelpcd by
ONN apli al.lon. [li other could
not sew 01' readM bec- .-Le of eye pains.
It one wee - her oubles.. were goi.
A small hott l.avopt1ik is guaran
t'en(l to help every e'nje Jop Weak,
str a-ilncd or illflailed eyes. ONH
W.\SII startles with its quick reul ts.
Aluminum eye cup free. rthe Eueka
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Te goes all over ~the surrounding
country flying low, hopping over
trees anid liouses-sometimes turn
ing up1) sideways to slip between I wo
trees a bit too close totethler to fly
througI-sometimes ragging 'a
wiig tihriouigl the space between a
Couple of haniiigars or doing vertical
virages just in front of them.
It doesn't seei possible that any
man can be so much a part of his
machine, cahi be Po consistently ne
curate that lie never misses. For
this chap, Luinere, has never had a
OUR MEN HUNT THE BOAR.
In this country (northern France)
the wild boar has become a wartime
nuisance. It hangs out in the thick
ets, from whiich it makes its forays
against growing crops. Once the
sporting tendencies of the native
gentry kept them down ; but since
the war began they have enjoyed
great inmunity in their night raids.
And some of our men, waiting for
orders or for billets, have taken to
the sport, Will Irwin writes in the
Saturday Evening Post.
You use a blunderbuss of a shot
gun, loaded with buckshot of exag
gerated Size. So armed, you wait In
a paith of the thicket while dogs
range it, diiving tlie boars ahead of
them. You i have only a momientary
chance to shioot when the boar jumps
across your pati. 'I'be captain who
headed the party that day got no
boars, but the corporal who weiit
with hii got Iwo.
WHALEBONE GETTING COSTLY.
European i'co-rst imikers have hIt!
to returnii to the use (f wh a1,IPClIe
which for 111anv years had gire 1
place to stIel as a stilingi for
"stav." And it is vlso being us1d
againi ftor umbih relha ribs. h1 dll be
catuse of tle shortae of sttel. As a
(onsequ1ieice the whal.Ibolne of the
blue wihale has gone up in ptrice to
a300 a toii and that of thle rorual
antid piked whale to "$',400 a ton.
A LIBERAL BEACH.
"'1hre are you going this sum
"Oh, to oie of the liberal beaches."
"\\hiat is the liberal heath ?"
"A place wlIe femiinie bathers
ar nit reepiir ed ' ear Iore
clothes thian thi y , d v1o oin tle stIreet."
-B-I~iirinehthLuu .e-l herald
SEES CHINA A FUTURE POWER
American Resident of Flowery King.
dom rolls Why Great Eastern
Land Must Be Reckoned With.
George B. Fryver, superintendent
of the institutionis for tie- Chinese
blind in Slu hnghai, recent ly said:
"The Chinese, comprisi ig one1
third of the populition ,! the globe,
with their awakening mentanllV,
thirst for eduncation, and, with11 their
wonIderfu l powers of conentrationi,
and resources u uidrained by w ar, will
be a powerful factor inu the world of
"the blind boys in my sehool," he
said, "are showinlg great. initerest in
the institioutns for the rehabilitation
of the soldiers blinded in the war,
especially that of St. Dunstan's.
Many of our boys are working vol
mutarily oitsile of school hours,
cleaning window.s, dusting floors and
the like, in order to earn mnoney to
help blind soldiers. Each boy earns
on 11n average of about '20 cents for
three Imionitls' work, and they are all
IIInxiolls to show their ilsympathiy and
"There Ire bi,000,0)0 bind People
in Chin~,' sIi Mr. Frye r, "one for
every '100. 'l'he proporti in the
United Statvs is about (-one1r to I,00()."
The school of which Mr. Frver is
su)erin tendenii t wNas einowed by his
father, Dr. ,hn Fryer, professor
eneritus of oiricnita a uages inI tle
Uniiversity of (' ai fornia, who tralns-C
lated educatitoCnalh books for 40 years
for the Chinese governmeint.
To) Prm1.ent f1ielin.
Alake a regtular habl1it of eatinug slow
ly, Inasticate your food thoroughly,
and you may have ino further trouble.
If you Should. talio one of Chanmber
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