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to the city lakeside park.
And it was well that this spot was chosen,/for the cmly other really pleas ant place of a public nature where such a gathering could be Held is Stony Point—and there wasn't room at Stony l'oint for more people than Wfre there to attend the Early Set tlors' nanual meeting. The athletics formed a feature of the day's doings, one of the principal performances of which was a base ball game in which John Mooiiie and Bert Fletcher distinguished them selves for high baiting averages and swift running. What John lacked in fast action in his legs he made up in the length of tlie stride, and what Bert's short legs lacked in stride they made up in action. It was a day of supreme pleasure, with ideal weather, barring a breeze of a few knots an hour more than was actually necessary, and all those participating had an enjoyable occa sion. When all the Methodists of the community get together they repre sent no insignificant portion of the population—and while they were not all. in attendance upon this picnic they were sufficiently numerous to make the seventeen-acre grove alive with human activity. Many embraced the occasion to bathe in the lake taking advantage of the city bath house. Georgia Livingston Marries S. F. Carmean Mies Georgia Livingston and K, S. F. Carmean slipped quietly away some time ago and were united in marriage, pev. T. J. Albrecht of Grover, per forming the ceremony. Parenthetically it may be said that •i the groom had asked Mr. Livingston whether, if he should "take a notion to marry Georgia" there would be any t. evertowering objections on the part of her respectable dad. He was In formed that there would be no lh j- surmountable obstacles placed in the .: way. H-ence, the young couple, a few days thereafter, concluded that there was no use in waiting for a more pro pitious moment ,and with the bride's brother as an escort tkey drove to ©rover where the nuptial knot was tled. Tie bride Ira native of Walter town, her parents having been married here in the pioneer days, and she enjoys the esteem and friendship of a large circle of friends and takes with her into her new life the best wishes of the entire city. She is a yoang wo aa&n who stands high in the commun ity. The groom came here from Ken ton, O., and represent* the America* Stieel and Wire Go. His residence here has been the means of winning for hiJn a host of friends who regard him "as a young man qf superior at tainmentB and commendable qualities :Mt and Mrs. Garmean will be "at home" to their friends *t tha Living ston residence after JBuljr ljj. They ate now enjoying a booeymoo* trip -wfeb an automobile. Helen Bronson Weds Mr. Hftl A. Mann fit# 1 ffff -"•Helen Bronson, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fned M. Bronson, was united inmarrlagp last Friday morn lag,/-with Mr. Hal A. Mann, of Sioux •tails. D., the oaremony taking -glace at the home of the bride's par ents. Roy, Samuel Mitchell*- rector oC Trinity jBpisoopai' church, otlciat -•$On^_ ftel&threts and immediate of .the contracting parties ire, present to witness the talking these popular young people in (fee Jy bonds of wedlock. ^v&wly r... ^The btide lc a moat gracious 'ifcd HwrmtiiB young woman. She* has oOce of the itailr'-paper for some r«ui_ pest aud has won a hat friend, anon* the vaA professional mepwith fehehas come 1ft conte#4*rfiig association •tth I *o "add'.t&artef, allfciip Jktor some W' people lived here. Fewer firecrackers and fireworks were consumed, it is believed, than ever before on such an occasion, while the hustle and bustle which charac terizes such a holiday was conspic uous by its abscence. Of course, the Early Settlers' meet ing at Stony Point and the Methodist picnic at the city lakeside park serv ed to draw the people away from 1 he city proper, but at no time, even be fore the exodus for. the lake begun, were the usual Fourth of July noises to be heard. If dealers had laid in the usual stock of racket for this occasion they must have been markedly disappoint ed—although it is sta'ted that the stocks were much smaller than for merly, since dealers had anticipated a much smaller demand for this class of goods, owing to the European war and the general tendency to econ omlze. If there had been unity of action to reduce noise to the minimum it could hardly have operated more success fully than the Fourth of July in Wa tertown in 1917. Mae Helbing Becomes Mrs. R. P. Abbott Mae Helbing, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Helbing, was married Mon day evening at the parental home of the bride, to Ralph P. Abbott, of Sil ver Gity, New Mexico Rev. Dr. W. S Shepherd district superintendent of the Methodist church officiating. The bride has lived In this city and vicinity from infancy and has endear ed herself to a host of friends, who hold her in high esteem The groom represents the DeCavai oreara separator company and is a young man of fine business attain ments, who commands the confidence of those with whom he has oome in contact. Mr. and Mrs. Abbott will reside at Denver, Colo., Mr. Abbott having re ceived. instructions from his company to move his headquarters to the cap ital of Colorado. Chautauqua of 1917 Pronounced Sussess The eliautauqua has cone and gone and each day it drew a large gather ing of people from the city and sur rounding community. I* would require more space than the average newspaper has at Its command to report the program in detail, but suffice it to say that the people were greatly pleased wtth the array of talent and the manner in which the Chautauqua was oonducted. The especial disappointment was the failure of a large audience to hear former Governor F. B. Willis of Ohio, a storm coming on just as the distinguished Ohioan had began his address. The enthusiasm with which the en tire program was received. is indi cated by the ready responses on the ptrchade of tickets for next year. Up to Monday evening over six hundred tickets for next season's program had already been sold, so that even if no saleB had been made in the evening the guaranty was almost pledged which assures the Chautauqua again next year. sr Washington, July 1.—How Canada The Canadian compensation for the provides for the wives and children of her enlisted men is described in a re port. by S. Herbert Wolfe of New York, prepared at 'the reriuest. of the Secretary of Labor and just published bv the Children's bureau of the part ment of Labor. In presenting the report, Miss Ln throp, chief of the Children's bureau, says: "In the 50 years since the Civil war legislation affecting the family and its economic status has shewn marked growth. Mothers' pension laws and minimum wage laws are recognized examples, and it is acknowledged that their result has not been to pau perize but distinctly to improve the power of the family to protect Itself. In view of this tendency, it is to be expected that a system of compensa tion for soldiers and sailors can be developed whereby the government will make possible for their children the home life and parental care which are the common need of every child." Cities Insure Soldiers. The report points out that In Can ada two notable elements have been added to the government provision for soldiers and their families: First., insurance on the lives of 'soldiers is carried by various municipalities, and second, the dominion has undertaken as a part of its military system the re-education, in a suitable occupation, of the disabled soldier so that he can assume again, in whole or in part, the care of his family. Senator Gronna doesn't possess the merit of being original. The same or similar charges have been made re peatedly by the pro-Germans ever since the war began, and quite often they quoted figures just as glibly as does Senator Gronna. But the New York Evening Post explodes the sena tor's charge quite effectively in the fv* (7I»* quotations under tHw fceodtag aae what they purport to be: caught up by a reporter without the knowl or consent of the partita quoted. DMertntaatory care, however, ,ic «x etttaed Macerating aubetaaiM accu racy aivd in reprodacjng only those •ervatlens to the publication of boh ft le t»edl«Ved there would be no ot^eetion.) B. R. Little: "Yes, Mrs. Little and the children will aocompany me to Odessa, Minn., where I hare arranged to publish a paper, to he known as the Signal. We have a very pleasant lit tle city over there, about midway be tween Ortonville and Appleton on the Chicago & Milwaukee railroad" May»r Alvord T. Hopkins (infor mally addressing the oity council): "I have made some measure of investl* gation ln the city with regard to the: waste ot foodstuffs. The wastage of food Is easily detected as a rule, by a search of the garbage receptacles, and my intesttgatlon leads me to be iieve that wastage In Watertown has been reduced practically to the mini- r,naak Johnson, ', (manager of the ^wutawjuaf deUfiring his "farewell' •jj$re«sU, s^dta* (Mfcnra of soldier .nd his family includes not onlv of monthly pay for the pri vate in active service, bui a separate allowance to his dependents of $20 a hi' niniiiioii irovornni^nt month l''"- further assistance in special cases from 'lie Canadian patriotic fund. Wife and Children Protected. For example, the wife of a private soldier wiiii three children between I],o nt^es i,»t 10 $i and 1 may recei\e either vl-" the assigned pay ni' he! husband. $20 separation allowance, and iroin the Cana dian patriotic fund, or in all. $t0 or a month. If her husband is killed, she will receive a month for herself and an additional a month for each of her children until her hoys are 1C years of age and her cirls are 17 years of age. In addition, if she lives in Toronto or one of a number of other cities, she will receive life insurance. This will be paid to her in monthly installments unless she shows that she needs the entire amount at once to pay off a mortgage or to make a start in business. If her husband is disabled she will receive a special maintenance allow ance while he is having medical treat ment and learning a new occupation, and when he is finally discharged, if his physical disability continues, a pension will be paid according to the extent of his disability and the num ber of his children under 16 or 17 rears of age. Senator Gronna's Doubtful Attitude Senator Gronna of North Dakota divides with Gum Shoe Bill Stone of Missouri and a very few other mem bers of the lower house the peculiar distinction of never riiissing an op portunity to belittle the countries with which the United States is allied, in the effort to defeat the things that the German kaiaer stands for. Sena tor Gronna's latent effort in this line was in an address in Minnesota, in the course of which he said: "I am told that Great Britain has today more than 2,500,000 trained men who have not entered the Ight. England has been very liberal in permitting the troops of her colonies to do the main fighting. Sbe has placed them in the front ranks, but has held her own soldiers back until the time shall come when the strength of the Cen tral powers shall hare been reduced to a minimum, and then she will ulti mately step in, as she has always done, and reap the glory of a brilliant victory." following statement: Put aside ani mus and concentrate in arithmetic, We know that Canada, out of her en listment of something more -than 400,009 men, has suffered just about 100,000 casualties. For the Austral ians, with an enlistment somewhat smaller than Canada's we may assume an equal number of casualties. Gount in South Africans, Indian troops, minor units of all kinds, and we may have perhaps 300,000 colonial casual ties. But England's total casualty lists are by now at least a million and a half. Where have the other 1,290,000 dead, wounded and missing come from, if i.t is England's habit to make others fight for her? The ans wer is that Senator Grona's statement is absurd. Senator Gronna's authority for the statement? He cites it in the first three words: "I am told." Who told him we are not informed. It may have been the man in the smoking car, or the senator's next door neigh bor, or the editor of the home paper. The easiest thing in the worlu, appar ently, fs to teH a United States sena tor something. He will then repeat it from the lecture platform or on the floor of the senate or in a special in terview, and "I am told" will go out before the world with all the pres tige of high office behind it.—Aber deen News. Caught Unawares among a people with Whom we feel like staying the balance of our lives we are compelled to move on. We regret to leave Watertowa and Its numerous fine people and. its pleasant surroundings, and its fine Lake Kam •peska, beside whose waters we be lters we. could enjoy staying indef initely, but duty beckons to us else where, and, therefore, we must tiay -isr Tighten* Whema of Carriage* and Wagons at Well a* of Auto* Great for "Body Sqaeak»" I The rattle of your loose wheels is just as much a warning of danger as the rattle of the snake. The accident your wheels may cause is just as to be fatal as the strike of the reptile. SPOKTITE Swells Wood \afflP Tightens and Silences Loose, Rattly Wheels Heed the warning now! Apply Spoktite at once and not only stop the rattle but prevent the possibility of collapsing wheels." A few drops squirted into the cracks caused by shrinkage of the wood will swell your wheels tight as new—and keep them tight of failure has yet been found. (Our friend, John Gallisath, hands' us the subjoined prophecy, recently printed in the press, said to have: been found by a workman in tearing down a wall in the convent of the Holy Ghost at Wisnar in Mecklen burg-Schwerin, eGrmany, in the form of an old parchment containing a prophetic inscription. It was written by a monk in the year 1701.) "O Lord, have mercy on thy people who turn away from' thee more and more. They demolish thy cloisters and destroy thy holy orders. They usurp the power and apply it to their ends. Hurope will, at a time when the Papa Sea is vacant, be visited with terrible chastisement. Malice, defam ation, hatefulness will incite a small group. Murder of a prince will set the world ablaze. Seven nations will arise against one bird with one head and one bird with two heads. The birds will shelter their right with their claws. A prince of the Center who mounts his steed 6n the wrong side will be surrounded by a wall of foes. His motto is, 'Forward with God.' God's almightiness will be with him and lead him from victory to vic tory. There will be & great strife in the East and West and it will destroy many men. Carriages will speed with out horses, and fiery dragons will fly the air and vomit fire and sulphur, destroy cities and villages, and men will look on helpless. The people (In the Argua-fcteader of Monday appeared extracts from a sermon de livered the previous day by Rev. Eu gene Allen, pastor of the First Meth odist ebureh, who said that he had been asked by Herbert Hoover, na tional flood commissioner, to touch upon the question of the conservation of foodstuffs,In doing »o h» em braced the occasion to refer toNthe president's Intercession in behalf of the elimination of tike house provision relating to the estoppnl of the use of grains for brewing beer,. nart of the sermon is app^ndodr) Ck«at Grain Wwrtt %e #fh!t so highly likely ,V Cheaper, Better, Quicker Than Old Way The old, or mechanical, way does not prevent further shrinkage or swelling. The Spoktite way does. The old way costs about $2.50 per wheel. Spoktite tightens 4 wheels for $1.00. The old way keeps your vehicle idle half a day or more. Spok tite tightens 4 wheels in an hour—and without the trouble of removing them. Thousands of wheels have been tightened the Spoktite way and not a single Don't Risk Your Life Any Longer '7 Every time you go out with loose wheels you take your life in your hands. A sliarp turn, a curb jolt, a sudden bump and—bang! Your wheels collapse, and perhaps in a most dangerous ptece. case Go to the nearest garage, auto Your supply or hardware store at once and get I a wheel size can of Spoktite. It costs Dealer only $1.00 and makes 4 wheels safe. If your d*aUr can't *upply you, write our factory and we will see that you get a quantity promptly. LIQUID WHEELTIGHTENER COMPANY General Office* and Factory: Modesto, C«L Branches: BOSTON and NEW YORK -f A A iJ^ti ifti A A *. Jft A .f. A A A A A A A A A A A A A 4 Py A Prophecy of 100 Years Ago will hear the warning of God and God will turn away his face. This up roar will persist three years and five months. Famine, epidemic and pesti lence will claim many men. The time will be when thou canst neither buy nor sell. The bread will be marked and divided. The waters of the ocean will be red of the blood, and men will live on the bottom of the sea and watch for their nrftg. The people the seven stars wilr enter the strife, attack the bearded people in the rear and turn fro mthe Center. The whale lower Rhine will quake and tremble, but will not succomb, but remain to the end of time. The land in the West will be the land of destruction and ruin. The land in the sea will be smitten with its King and go down to the lowest depths of distress, but the bearded people will endure long. All nations will be dragged into the suffering and there will be turmoil of all nations. The victor carries a cross and between four cities with four like towers the fto&l decision will be. There stands a cross between two lindens. Here the victor will kneel, lift, his arms and thank his God. All dances of ungodliness the war will remqve and will restore gai ly order in church, state and family. The war will begin when the ears in the field bend low with kernel, and will reach its height when the cherry trees blossom the third time. Peace will be proclaimed ly the Prince at the *time of the Ghtlstmas.' saved this vast sum mr''prm: dent: that 'it is pctfaftti him, yo* Will p&t6mi 1m fff ferrihg to att ftnataoJeHM OWtl^i which «ist#, White Mr, aconoay iii food the spectacl* of Mr, WHim dtmU?' agin* contrws in «*rt*4c of this affair, it WM Mm the' president to art titf tw&ify W giro liberally to tb* t«d aatt MdvuuHi4 ii«te9k«. mrni chiet inSiutstnto turn itif taw htrndtt* miBloMt #«f 8b tau$a. em twmmu Miami euttUjr *h»t PxmMmii u» of the ataUm) ftte is rsaiter ne ta pot im, had thrown :4iM Swiff'' foun legitimate uses. Somehow, I cannot entirely be lieve In the candor of such a policy, Wilson on Back Steps. Mr. Wilson may be interested the oretically in the conservation of feed supplies but he is not really inter ested enough to say to the brewers of beer, 'you must glvJ over your wasteful employment of wt Mr. mater ials for the bene«t of the people/ Thus the grocer, the oOaJ dealer, the baker and the farmer- are''urged to xacriSee for the common weal, but lnw«r jnnust not1 be molested ":i& this atfi^r Hoover, stand# «t«s tho froni st«p« of the naUwn's store hJU*e urt«lng tti# peoplt to economice Mr, W»#o* •tunds^ttt the baok iMtraytng the combination 9€^i- AltfA tji WflAllFAM to If f»rorM brewers,. "Vvt t» Aplte at tkl« dlahfiftrwiii I«*m, w# wwi In dm tlii# miftt vol that the hundred tfiffthttis §t lollwi iptnt per annual in til* making of boer ftMU «odMrvad in the! ©I putrtie haalth and morals. mm in* mwf tin t* & .J8 88 tm