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FACE GRIN WINTER
Traveler 1rom Famine District Tells
Tale of Horror as White King De.
scends on Hapless Land.
Astrakhan, Russia, Oct. 3.-Hopeless
groups of famine refugees crowd the
Wharves of Astrakhan, which happier
times were hilled with the tides of
commerce flowing to and from Russia
and the trans-Caspian plains. Bitter
rains of autumn are fallin-g, almost
continually and the first snow of the
Russian winter has whitened the
roofs of .the buildings of the city, but
tihe throngs4 of emigrants have no
shelter while they wait, perhaps vain
ly, day and night, for transportation
to the Kuban and Don regions, where
they can obtain food. Astrakhan Is
a city of misery and .suffering, and
The traveler who has seen Russia
aild the lussians in times of plenty
mia y expect to meet with a rosy, rounditt
faced people wihII he again cnt ers the
country. I)isilln:,;oitment is in Store
for- hii, lowevr., for everywicre he
sees thin f:ties, th - in of which is
seClingiy s(4reel (I ght across the
cheekblion es. lie rete Mbhe is AstrN
kc han as a city fil led %vitlh in d us!ries
and cotiinerce, but he imis it but a
shadov of its former self. I ts nviar
an(d fishting iidlistries are est imated
to have dwvintdlod nearly '70 pr cent.
WItere oice 2,000 sih ips daily tiled ul)
a1(d doiwin "Mother Volga," there are
now harely 101) on that siitream.
Death seems to dog tle tootst eps
of the refugees. They tre leeing
front starvatioii, but many itung ry
children and adults (lie frot tit, first
food they eat, tihe verY bread they
have siiven for proving fatal to their
in tiheir weakeniied coniditioni. elat ot
bread cost. 3,000 rubles, or about tivc
cents per pountd. it ttere are fewN
who have mnoncey enough to pay ti
price day after day.
Diseutse has played its .part in. th(
ruin of Astrakhan. lack typihut
took a terrible toll during the wintel
of 1919-1920, not only in districts fur.
ther north, but in this city. Fort:
out of eveiry hundred physicians diet
during tite awful scourge. During Ut
past sumtimter Asiatic cholera and ma
laria have carried off thousands of vic
When one asks the people the caus
of the present terrible condition o
affairs, the ittevitable answer is:
"There has been no rain."
The only ray in the gloom is tl
fact that the potato crop was slightl:
larger than usual, and for the i'omen
27-inch Pere le .... ...
1 table spe) ilal this week,
1 ,000) yards Driess (Gingha
30e Ladcu andh I sassie C loth,
60, at .............. ...
.1,200% yards helavy Shirhting
and( Chambray. snpecial t.
( ' Plaid IIomtspun,
18 :~i:y lhijds~ and Mt
I ecst Dr'tmd L. L Se Islandl
this wn-1a..... ........
eil th]i werk..... ...
6 bars I'SI 'ox SlOp ....)
Buy Your C
this crop is the solution of the dire
problem of -hunger.
Medicines cannot -be found .here. In
the entire province of Astrakhan,
which measures 90,000 square miles,
there are only 500 grains of quinine, it
Is declared. The correspondent of
the Associated Press has visited sev
eral homes where malaria patients
are lying. In each he has found the
mothers or wives of sufferers sittisg
In blank despair, saying:
"We have no quinine; we can do
A floating hospital is maintained at
one point in the delta of the Volga,
where sick sailors are taken from
e g.hian sea vessels, and 100 deaths
itb uunder-nourishiment and lack of
n Ricines occurred there in August.
Dr. Novanoff, In charge of the hospi
tal, wept for joy when given a sup
ply of quinine and castor oil.
Along the western coast of the Cas
plan, stands the Island of Shilol,
where one of the grimmest tragedies
of ite famine was recently elacted.
.lariners noticed the lighthouse on the
island was darhened, and landed to in
vest .'.ate. They found in the light
house the twelve keepers, all dead
froi starvation. They had eaten
their shoes and had boiled fllr skins
Ito maintain life and one by one had
-1sncuibed, O ie light going out when
tle List of tile twelve saik ill death.
WITH i' 'SN
('harge Alleged Atuins loiinit on
Trial for 31turder of i Forler 311ite.
Twin FalIs, Idaho, Oct. 3.---A pois
onotis sllbstiiet' u(sed as ai iisect ex
teril t suliui?led he about
which was wovel the stories of tlt
first two 'witileses of tle state to
testify inl tht (se (of LdIl .\(0'ye
Southard, charged with the murde
of idward F. "M'eyer, a former hus
band. The state claills to hlave evi
,dence that pohion seclired fromi ih
exterinlator was adinlistered h.
lts. SouItharid in her husban1('s food
The opeilig stateient by P'ose
eniting Attorney Frank L. 'Stephian,
i delivered Inimediately following thc
securing of a jury, did not go outsid
- the case of the death of Meyci'. al
. though Stepian has stated that he I
prepared to submit evidence shiowin
her to be responsible for the death o
threo former husbands and a brothe
of one of these, the alleged crime it
eachi instance, the state charges, be
ing committed by me1cals of poison de
rived from the' exterminator.
t The flrst witness for the state, Mri'
.... ..12 1-2c Oct<
mns, thi~s week l4sSi
.....15c Men's Suit.
p~iecial tis 1 case Men
.... ...25c(I Dra
iis wook . .15c 36-~iieh go
. . sale 'prie
. -- - -- -80 ig sale 11
r'iples', tlhis Il hildren(
... ..15 1 yoodl pill
slando. spe- Cutra
. .. . ..12 1-2c omltr[1
aedl Sugar 69o Cbx0a
....... ..25c 3 bars Palt
ctton Goods ant
Your Fall Bi
3 2 DEPARTA
-No. 1..,210 W. Lanrei
Carrie Rowe of Muscatine. (Iowa,
boarding house keeper at the Blue
Lakes ranch at th'e time of the death
of Meyer, told of thd defendant
,bringing packages of the extermi
nator to the ranch and setting it about
the 'house in sucers of water. She
described in detail the illness of Mey
er and of conversations in which the
defendant said "She would call a doc
tor and then no one would have any
thin.g to say." She testified that fol
lowing the removal of $Meyer from the
ranch to a hospital sh found two
packages of the poison In a drawer
underneath sonie pal)ers In the room
occupled by the leyers.
Granville laight, manager of the
ranch 11pon which Mieyer was em
ployed as foreman, told of being
present when the poison was found
and testified rega.rding his indorse
maent of a purchase note on an auto
mobile previously acquired by the
then AMrs. M1eyer which note was sign
ed by the defendant as .\lrs. Ncalf
lie although this 'was subsequent to
her marriage to .\eyer.
CAUSE OF WItECK
Deliberatelv aic'ed on Raillroad Track.
On Road In Georgin.
Washington, Oct. 2.-Deliberate
placing of explosives oil the rails of
the Atlanta, Hirmin ugham & Atlantic
railroad at Cascade Crossing, Ga.,
caused the wreck of Soptemuber 7 in
which one trainnian Was killed, and
thrvee iniured, ac(cor(inlg to enigi neers
assigned by the interstate commerce
cmm011 issioni to investigate tile affair.
I,abor troubles have existed on the
line for imiany umonths, the wrecking
of the freight. train and shooting of
an engine#2er having been the subject
of investigation by tihe state authorI
Tle commission's engineers found
that- a high exv)losive.hiad been placed
beside a rail, and set off by a ne
tonator 'which was aelated by thc
drive wheels of a freight locomotive
passing over the spot. A crater wias
formed in the road bed, the raib
twisted, and ties scattered for a con.
siderable distance around. Discovery
of pileces of wire, presumed to havc
been used in lashing the charge in
place, and iarticles of the explosive
the report said, all supported th.
theory that deliberate attempt ha
been made to wreck the train.
The report tincluded a copy of
- train order sent. to the crow of th
wrecked freight in which they wer
warned to iproceed with ususual car
ber Clothing Sale
. .. .. ...$4.95 u1'p to $11.39
~, speciall sale $12.39 to $29.95
's heavy fleeeed Undoershirts
.ers, special t his week . . 49c
ni Suits sale this week.
... .... ......... ......98c
>d WooV~l Serge this week,
r' per yard ......... ....69c
)siery for mnen, women 1111d
this week at .... ..10~c to 49c
ty Lad(ies' Silk JIose . ... 89c
Cotton led Blankets at $1.98
es-'special . . $1.49 iup to $3.48
cehes. special ......... ....5c
a Olive Trilet Soap .......25c
I Winter Goods
ll. Our Prices a
lENT STORES IN
us St. Red Iron Racket Old S
"and look out for trouble." The order
was ,Issued, the report said, because
officials had bem warned of activities
aimed at the road's operation. C
Piles Cured in 6 to 14 Days
Druggsts refun money if PAZO 0INTME51fall
.o cureItochIgg.t fud. Bam~igot Protrudin le
!ntnlrellqves tthn 4V1L Mndyo
- ee after the drt avol a. 'IcNA b
And you don't h
With delightful autumn days l
come chilly nights und frost)
You dislike to start up the
stean hcater until it is actualli
Next to the great convenience
feetion Oil Ileater is its unusui
It burns for about 10 hours
gallon of kerosene which costi
half what it did last year.
It is an expensive luxury to ke
used roons and hallways hei
time. Hundreds of thousands
Shioes for the whole fami'ly
orn pries8. 'Bring the whole fa
fit them up. Frosty morning -
L~atet creationsM right f roir
room in Baltimore.
'Special values going at $1.98
Fine Hats, goodJ quality and1
1"ine quaility '-il~ki andl Satinl
yard .. .... .... .....$1.6
1 'lot Men 's good heavy Work
Apecial this week. .. .. .. .
Special ypjlues in (hitingsi thi
at .... ........ .....12 14
TPhese are the best heavy 4
arnad are 'worth 25c now.
Right Now and
are Below the iM
Lnd No. 2...North Side oi
FINAL SiTiM OENT
Take notice that on the 5th day of
October. 1921, I will render a nal ac- )
ount of eny acts and doings as Guard
in of 'the estate of William A. Babb, in
he office of the Judge' of Probarte of
4aurens county, at 11 o'clock, A. M.
All persons having claims against
aid estate will preseut them on or
efore said date, duly proven, or be
table in a few mi
ave to "drive" your coal/i
icre always will cut dowvn their coal bill
mornings, winter by using tho Perfecti
furnace or iliary heater. Acep the hou
necessary. the coal heater but usc the
make tie lving rooms comif
of the Per- The Perfectitin Oil Heater r
i economy. of an exposed door or wind<
Dn n single drafts warni and healthful.
only about Your hardware, housefurni
partment store probably cart
ep seldom- lienters. Ask tkc sulesmta
ited all the their simple, sturdy constru
of families smokeless wick adjustment.
TANDARD OIL COMPANY
Boys' goodl 0
Ut rock hot- I lo Laies']
nily mi and -back, spneelt
Viii soon be
Sour work Oct. ready
upi to $4.95 lLdies' IUde
up to now wveek's sale
1 lot Men 's hi
s, per special this
9 andl $1.98 Rig sale Men '
Shirts, 'Men's fine Ft
.... .75c . week .
Fine lot of ~M
s 'Week Glet your V
!c typ to 19c 1 lot of Men's
)utings $2.00, this
2 pairs 'Men 's
Save 15 to 35~
Square ini Burna Block
0. 0. THOP1W .
Lugust 31, 1921. 1-6t-A
Read "The Oriole" 'by Booth Tark
ngton, -beginning in this issue.
Engraved Cards and Invitations.
Advertiser Printing Co.
s this fall and S[IRITYOIL
onI 0s tin flux- SA IA
io wa-- irm with
Drtablc. :ik your dealer
laced in front about the Perfection
>W will mako. Oil Heater Contest
$5,000.00 in prizes.
shing or de
n to explain
otion and tho
veralls, heavy, well made,
...... . . 75o and 98c
Ail IHose, Fashion- Seam
1 .. . .. . . . ... . 35c
a in tMeni's IPants~ thi
. . ...$1.25 up to $7.50
Cor 'winter weather.
wvests and Pants, specia'l 48c
rvests, a good value . . . . 75c
ri'bbed Ujndervests, this
.... ......... .... ..75hc
mJvy ri'bbedl Union 'SUits,
week . ... .. .. .. ...$1.48
arid Boys' Cawps, 50o to $1.98
tr Hate, special sale this
. .. .. .. .. ..$1.48 to $4.95
*n's D~ress sktirts 98c to $3.49
rinter supply now.
best heavy Overalls, worth
heavy gray Soeks for . . 25c
Per Cent On