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VOLUME 86. SOUTH PARIS, MAINE, TUESDAY, MAY 6, 1919. NUMBER 18.
1 —— Τ ι 1 ·-*■- " ■ ' —. "■ ■· · —· ■ '· -' - ' 1 ' ·' - · : ' ,ν" ' -·'«· * PABIL. " Attorneys at Law, ,ΙΤΒΜΙ. *auw. I. Herrtok. _ KlUryC.PMrk ι JllT °· ΡΑΪΚ· ·* Licensed Auctioneer, JOCTH PAa!3, · MAIN*. Bisbee & Parker, <nee>EYS A>D COl*SELLORS AT LAW Bumiord, Maine. general practice. jMi*iT. Ptrktr ^peuldlng Bkbec I ι i_y J. WALDO ΜΑ8ΗΓ Licensed Taxidermist, TunpJ· Street, rear Mitonlο Block, "*#ΛΟΛ· 0ΟΛΝ#ΟΙιΟΟ. NORWAY. Β. P. AO KINS, Licensed Auctioneer, South Paris, Maine TERMS REASONABLE «0-1 lonqley & BUTTS, Norway, Mjln·, Plumbing, Heating, Sheet Metal Work, }rIIL CEILINGS A SPECIALTY. Harry M. Shaw, ATTORNcY AT LAW South Paris. : Maine Htt Ο RAYMOND, M. D attenn -o s? v*n to diceue of atiw. G ai·» ' s: cotitically fitted. Oflce it residence Xizim Block. South Parie, Me. LS. BILLINGS IaUFaCTIRER of and dealer in Bed Cedar and Spruce Clap board». New Brunswick Cedar Shingles. North Carolina Pine, flooring and Sheathing, Firoid Roofing. Wall Board, Apple Barrel Heads, and LUMBER OF ALL KINDS South Paris, - Maine. E. W. ( HANDLER, Builders' Finish ! HWfar»l»fcD00B3 ini WINDOWS οt my m»Kj t u rmeonible price·. Jlso Window 4 Door Frames. lîliWMtof »ny kind of Ftalah for Inside 01 MWiwerk, mqJ in your order·. Pire Lam tmdMiwlue on awJ Cbeap for Cuh. fining, Sawing and Job Work. Mucae·'. Pine Sfceuhlng for S*ie. E. W, (HWULEK, '« ΪΪΛΜΓ Main* Dry Wood For Sale. We can provide you dry hard »ood, either 4 ft. or fitted. Four-foot Dry Wood, $10.00 a cord. Fitted Dr>· Wood, $11.35 a cord. Also green wood in any quantity you wtnt. Send your order in early. Do not lit until you are all out. J. A. Kenney & Co., South pe rim. SJ-Ï or 135.5 ** Dr. Austin Tenney, Oculist, J® b· w Hotel Andrew*, Soatb Parie, P«td»j, Feb. tfth, 10:30 Α. Μ. «ο IP. M. treated, glasses fitted. At Norway office Friday following M. to 5 P. M. Bethel, Marob 1st . '*»f FOR SALE. The Samuel M. Durgiη farm on Hill in Paris. Lot ot growing and timber, some ready to be : This farm must be sold to set-1 k«t>te. Inquire of WALTER L. GRAY, Admr. t ... •Mothers Thank Us \ ^^ooîjrowlniii rla free from coldi *«akenin£ coucha and you are help •~4~tatoheaiuay v^oroua womaahood. *xaaade of mother* bare written lei· ^ thaaka, telling what Honey and Tat for their daughter* ia ridding ** of coe^ha that "hung o·" end *^*eaed them juat at the age wbee the SL.ll* «quired all the fhyaâcal fy® Jbey could commaad ***· Ηοο^ aad Ter j, ooted (or ita ' M"1 c3ect on cougha, colda end croup. *·£' Μλδ·β<,·Γ·. Coiteatew·. T··*-. *£7 We um foWr·. How a>à Tar m ^ «od 0.1 y cou<t, remedyTlt nerer t»Ua aw two |irh wttca they tuv« cuiUfc fcvcrywMrc TW Khtn. notice. i** Η?**"·*!* tf»ee notice tiuu ah pointed admlnletratrtx of the ■?% late of Perte, ï2?î|U1|»|| .Ox.,on1· deceaaed. All peraona Γ* *Γ22Λ,ΒβΙ <«»»« of aeW de 4w limits 8W *&·8eeth Plrt·· Μβ· - . w· ιβ-ιβ for SALE. ?&nas. Houses and j^teteat an times Hastings Beau ^ I» BmI Estate, «fttH pa»tT WAS TOOPREVIOUS Sarcasm That Berlin Newspaper Probably Regrets. Prophecy That American Soldier· Would Soon Cross the Rhino and Enter German Fortroaooo Ha· Been Very Literally Fulfilled. The most biting Irony that cam· oat of Germany during the war waa con· tallied In the Berlin Lokal Anzelger, a little more than a year ago. Several of our soldiers had been captured by the Germans. They were dragged all over the empire and exhibited to the enraged populnce. Just to show the Germane that the Americans were "not to be feared." The day the un fortunate prisoners arrived In Berlin the paper printed the following under the heading. "Good Morning, Boys:" "Three cheers for the Americana! Clever chaps they are, It cannot be de nied. Scarcely have they touched the •oil of this putrefied Europe when already they are forcing their way Into Germany. Before long they will cross the Rhine and also enter our for tresses. That is express train speed for American smartness. "It la our good fortune that we are equipped to entertain numerous guests and that we shall be able to provide quarters for these gentlemen. How ever, wo cannot promise them dough nuts or jam. and to thi· extent they will b« obliged to recede from their former standard of living. "As Americans are accustomed to travel In luxury and comfort, we as sume that these advance arrivals merely represent couriers for larger numbers to follow. ,rWe are sure the latter will come and be gathered In by us. At home they believe they posses· the biggest and most colossal everything, but such establishments as we hav« here they hav· not seen. "Look here, my boys, here is the big Arm of Hlndenburg A Co., with which you want to compete. Look at its ac complishments and consider whether It would not be better to haul down your sign and engage in some other line. "Perhaps your boss, Wilson, will re consider his newest line of business before we grab off more of hi· young people." "Clever chaps they are, It cannot be denied." Yek. they were "clever chaps." So clever that today, a short year after the sarcasm was printed In the Berlin newspaper, they are actual ly fro seing the Rhine and entering fortresses which seemed so secure when the flippant editor gibed the lit tle handful of soldiers who had been overcome. Yank Artillery Made Record. The French take more pride In their artillery than In almost any other fea ture of their military service, writes C. W. Barron in the Wall Street Jour nal. In this war they made world rec ords In effective gunnery. The Amer ican boys watched the French move 18H-lQCh guns into position In 45 min utes with horses and motor·. Then the Frenchmen saw the American Doys do it In 12^ minutes, and they did not use either horses or motors. Fifty American officers and men put the gun into place and they were the talk of the town at that French camp. Afterward the French called upon their officers for themselves and all their man power to do this work when the tractor was not about When the Germans met the Ameri can gunners they thought a new kind of rapld-flre three-Inch gun had come Into the war because it shot so much more rapidly. How Η· Qot Nntfid Umbrella. W. M. Hughea, the premier of Aus tralia. once came bj an umbrella through Illicit means. He Is food of telling the tale agaloat himself. While h· vas walking home one pitch-black night a sudden storm broke and, seeking shelter from the rain, he hastened to the nearest door way. After waiting there for a few minutes, he spied a small boy coming along with an enormous umbrella. The premier, thinking the owner might offer to share, called out sharp ly : "HI, there, young man ! Where are you going with that umbrella?" The lad, startled at the sound-which apparently emanated from nowhere, dropped the umbrella and fled up the street as hard as his legs would carry him He vanished utterly, and Mr. Hughes' predicament was solved. Growing 8ugar Cane Under Paper. A new and very odd method ot growing sugar cane is proving highly successful In the Hawaiian Islands. When the cano Is beginning to sprout, yard-wide strips are laid lengthwise over the rows of little plants and held In place with cane-fleld trash. The pa per Is strong enough to keep down and smother the starting weeds, but not to kill the stout and hardy young cane. In five or six weeks the weed seeds beneath the paper have all germinat ed and been smothered to death, but the cane shoots have either forced their way through or erected them selves sufficiently to make little tent· like elevations. Laborers then pass along the rows and with long knives make silts In the sheets, permitting the shoots to come through. The lib* erated shoots at first are blanched white, but quickly turn green and lusty. Weeding thereafter Is almost wholly needless, because there are very few weeds. There la an Increase of ten tons (about 28 per cent) in the yield of cane per acre. Half the labor la saved and the production of actual sugar per acre Is augmented by more than a ton. The paper used Is made out of "bagasse." which Is the residue of the cane after the sugary sap has been squeezed out of It "At Attention" Before God. Paying tribute to the services per formed by the British T. M. <1 Α., W. Gordon Spriggs, writing in Associa tion Men, the organ of the Ameri can "Y," la reminded of the reply made by Field Marshal Sir George White to an inquiry addressed to him at the close of the three months' siege of Ladysmlth, South Africa, In the Boer war. Sir George was asked to explain how he maintained his cheer fulness and upheld the spirit and mo rale of his weary troops amidst so much discomfort, depression and un certainty. "Because," said the field marshal, "1 stand at attention before God every morning so that I may re ceive my dally marching orders." Here's Flapjack Frying Record. Here's the world's flapjack frying record: Eight thousand six hundred and forty In 20 hours, all fried on one hot eake plate, four feet aquare, at the rate of 38 every five minutes. The big flapjack fry started at 7:80 o'clock one morning up at the front and con tinued without Intermission till 8:30 o'clock the next morning. Tanks Just out of the trenches ate the hot cakes, swimming In rich sirup. The frying crew was made up of Salvation Army men, led by Ensign Fred Huderson. Hostilities Are at an End. Jane had broken her second doll that morning, and mother, very much pro voked. was putting the careless baby through the third degree when from the depths of the apron in which the sweaty little face was burled came the svords: "Mother, did you know th* war was over?" PATRIOTISM Tot1· PERISH, Finish the Job ! Furnish the Funds ! Buy the Bonds ! Bring· Back the Boys ! SUBSCRIBE TO THE "VICTORY" LOAN. Join the Home Guard of Systematic Savers ONE DOLLAR STARTS AN ACCOUNT South Paris Savings Bank J. HASTINGS BEAN* Pie. JAMES S. WRIGHT, Vlce-Pres. GEORGE M. ATVOOD, Trtas. Treaties—N. Dayton Bolster, fm. J. Vheeler, J. Hitting» Sean, A. W Walker, Henry IX Hammond, James S. ▼right, Edward If. Peaky, Harry D. Cole, Charles H. Howard. HI I Jeweler ^ Optician • Norway, Main·. I M LkàJÎ» Flowers Are Cheaper ! Some txtra line flowering plants left. à lu m E. P. CROCKETT, Rortet iXalMfeM* 111Ά « rMLu a...., ■. . ι β iNfinf Vilvvil VOvft^B AMONG THE FAMEES. "iruD τη· now." OonrniyaaeBoe onpractioai agricultural topic Address all oommuulcattons In· ft25SL£* ttl· department to Hmr D Aptenltnral Editor Oxford Dent Planting: Systems for Small Fruits. (By H. P. Sweetaer, Assistant Professor of HortlcnHnre, U. of II.) There are really three general systems of planting small frnlt·. (1)~ Plantation system (2) Inter cropping system and (3) Cropping-in or filler system. Tbe first refers to plantings where only one objeot Is in view—the production of email fruits on a large oommeroisl scale. If this system is followed no products except small fruits will be obtained, wbiob is usually tbe case on large plan tations. Tbe second system refers to tbe plsn where the rows are set far enough apart so that hand hoed vegetables may be planted between tbe rows for tbe first year and perhaps tbe first two years in tbe life of tbe plantation. In tbe third system tbe small fruits are used for fillers between tree fruits. Bushes, such as currants and goose berries, .may be used throughout an orchard of tree fruits; or in some cases brambles, such as raspberries, black oaps, or blackberries, may be planted between tbe rows of the tree fruits. I do not wish to leave the impression that this last system is one that I recom mend but there are conditions where it might be practiced to advantage. Each of tbe above general systems mentioned may be used with tbe differ ent small fruits, but as tbére are also speoifio systems for the various types of small fruits each will have to be men tioned under tbe particular type of plant to which it applies. Bush fruits, such as currants and gooseberries, are always planted so that, tbe individual plant stands out by itself. Tbe same planting systems may be used as apply to tree fruits. These are three. Tbe square system; the hexsgonal sys tem; and tbe quincunx system. In tbese systems careful consideration must be given to variety and habita of the bushes to be set, so that tbe correct amount of space may be assigned to eaob. Currants pbould be set five feet between tbe rows and three feet apart In the rows; gooseberries 6x4 feet. ! When planting brambles distinct sys tems are followed. (1) tbe bill system; (2) the hedge row system; (3) tbe liqearl system. : Tbe bill system is so arranged that I the original plan oocupies a definite! space, is not allowed to spread and oan I be planted in tbe same fashion as that I mentioned for bush fruits. I Tbe hedge row is tbe one most com-| monly used for brambles that reproduoe I by suckers or root cuttings. j Tbe linear system is gaining in popu-1 ltrity. It is arranged by planting tbe I original oanes fairly close together (18 to I 24 inches) snd not allowing suokerl growth to develop. The new canes from I tbe orown of the plant are all that are I allowed to develop, tbe suckers being I kept down by cultivation and pruning. I Canes under this system give the most I satisfactory conditions for harvesting I and the rows may be oloser together! than in the hedge row. j With strawberries there are also three I systems in oommon use: the hill system, I the narrow mat and tbe wide matted I row. j Tbe bill system Is so arranged thatl only individual plants are allowed to I develop. j Tbe narrow mat is a matted row in I which tbe runners from tbe plants arel either guided into tbe narrow strip as-1 signed to the mat or else they are ctit I off. Tbe wide matted row is the most oom-| mon system used by strawberry growers I In the east. This system allows all of I the rnnners from tbe plants to develop I and tbey are confined to a strip abouti two feet wide which after tbe first year I will be well covered with a thick mat of I plants. j In all cases before setting the plants I In the field decide on the system whicb I is to be used; assign tbe proper space to I each plant and actually draw a detailed I plan on paper showing tbe looatlon of I each type and variety. This plan should I be kept for referenoe after the planting I is done. j In regard to training three olassifioa-1 tions should be made: (1) Development I of tbe Individual plant, (2) Staking, (3) I Trellising. j Training of bushes usually applies I only to the shape desired. With cur-l rants tbe tree type or tbe bush type can I be deoided on and then determined by I training. j Training cane fruits to slakes Is a oommon practice but It must be remem-1 bered that snob a plan calls for oonsid-1 enable expense for stakes; and hills of I oane must be tied to the stakes for sup port. This system gives good returns I hut Is expensive and makes the applioa-1 tion of manures or muloh difficult in praotloed on large areas. j Trellising in some form is quite essen-1 tial to tbe best returns from cane fruits. I There are several types of trellises whloh I may be used successfully. The type of I trellis may be regulated by the desire I of tbe grower. , There are post and wire I trellises varying from posts with a single I wire to posts with two oross-arms and I two sets of wires at different heights. I There are also trellises made from I crossed stakes with wires attaohed. I These require less material for supports I but are not permanent. Still another type, low trellis, is one made from short I stakes in the form of a letter A wbiob is I used only for low grifwlng types of vines I like tbe dewberry. | In all cases end posts should be secure-1 ly anobored and wires of sufficient strength used between tbe posts. The variety and vigor of the plants I will determine very largely If trellises must be used and tbe type to use in I those cases where some support Is re-'| quired to prevent losses of ripened fruit from contact with the soil or from beiag I brushed off by pickers workiog between I I rows. I What Sold the Batter. Ia-the first place, It wu good batter. We did onr very beak to have It so. It wm hi patting ap the batter that we made oar beat bit. We sent to Ter moot for Impressions of different batter prints and ploked ont one ot the neatest we oonld And. The print was aa fine as tbe printed impres sion, and wben tbe batter bad been pnt Into tbat print, wrapped In parobment paper and taken down-town, we sold it band over fist. One man took it all. Be staeked tbe batter in bis iront window, and that great pyramid left nothing for bim to do bat to band It oat and take the money. W· received several cents more for that-batter than we coald have gotten In any other way. Bat ft was good batter. Otherwise, tbe print woald not have been worth anything.—Farmer Vinoent. Sad Waste of Time. I An Amerloan engineer tells of an ocoaaion wben be tried to illustrate to a native of Mexioo bow a proposed rail way wtfn Id benefit tbat distrlot. "How long doea It take you to carry yonr prodooe to market at the present timeP" he aafced the Mexican. '.'With a male It takes three days," waajtbe reply. "♦here, yo« aie!" exclaimed the e·* gineer. "When tbe new railway geta to going, yoo will be able to take yoar ffrodttâe to market and return home the same day I" "Very good, senor^iiak the1 éotàftJa? oeot reply, "bat what shall I do with the other two days?" The cream separater with It* Mhny When Mother Baku. The kitchen window open· wide And from the fairy realm· within ▲ perfume oomee—* cooking cruet That make· ns want to eat—or bust I And eoaxea grouchsl to » grin. Il'a bread—the loaves of «turdy shape, Such bread a* only farm· can know; A slice of It will make jon try To eat a loaf In imttltir by. Big chunks of wheat·· white a· snow I And then the pie·—tbo«e wondrous pies, All fluted—filled with wonder-things. They stand upon the ledge and cool, t To tempt the kids en ronte to school, Each alloe will disappear on wing·. When mother bake·, It aeema to me That oven perfume· all the air. They somehow know the trick of It— Th' goodie· that will make a hit With men-folks—almost everywhere. Better Live Stock and Its Importance. The following is an extract from the address of Governor Frank 0. Lowden of Illinoi· given at Indiana State Live Stook Rally in Indianapolis Maroh 20: It always has been poor business to use any sire npon the farm anless be was pore-bred. If, before tbe war, it was poor business to nse a scrub sire, what should be said now when tbe world It clamoring for meat and milk? Tbe live stook industry will not have met its full duty until it baa plaoed up on every farm in the land pure-bred sires of all farm live stook. Men everywhere are beginning to real ize that we must bave a better agricul ture if we are to meet tbe demands for food which are already upon us. We at last are learning that yon cannot forever subtraotfrom tbe soil, adding nothing to it, without having impoverished fields. We used to feel that a man's land was bis own, to do with as he would. We begin to see now that there are limita tions npon this rigbt. Land does not belong to one generation alone. It be longs to all tbe generations of men. We have no right to so farm our own land aa to pauperize tbe generations te come. Mo farmer can feel that bis life baa been rightly lived unless »t its end be can feel tbat tbe land be bas held is the belter for bis kindly care. Any system of farm tenantry which results in tbe dépréciation of the soil will have to go. In tbe future no form of farm tenure will be permitted unless tbat form insures tbe largest possible proddotion of food. We are told tbat the contending armies in Syria during tbe war marched baok and forth over arid wastes that were once fruitful fields. Great nations have sunk to deoay be cause of the neglect of their land. Of all forms of conservation, conservation of the soil is the most Important. A permanent agriculture so planned as to maintain indefinitely tbe fertility of tbe soil is demanded if tbe nation is to en dure. The surest and easiest way in which we can maintain, and even improve, tbe productiveness of our lands Is by turning more and more to live stock. Tbe breeder of good cattle, therefore, helps to a permanent agriculture, and is among tbe most useful of men. Go wherever you will, tbe most prosperous communities, with tbe best homes and best farm improvements and tbe largest production of the fields, are found where live stook bas reoelved tbe greatest oare. Why is It tbat Mexieo, a country which approaches tbe United States in natural resources, is a bankrupt nation, while the United States is the richest country on the globe? It Is because tbe United States bas had a stable government and tbe people bave been able to make order ly progress. Travelers tell us that there are millions of acres of agricultural lands In Siberia, tbe equal of the best in Indiana, Iowa or Illinois. These lands oan be bought for a song. Why is it? Because, under tbe government of Amer loa, tbe people have been permitted to develop their resouroes. Because great transportation lines bave been laid down ao tbat the products of our farms every where oan reaoh a market. Because we bave a government under whiob life, liberty, and property are secure. Under tbe stimulus of war and through the united and devoted efforts of our farmer·, with the economies we prac ticed at our own tables, we were able to throw vast supplies of food to tbe hun gry armies on tbe battle-fronts of Europe. It is not too muob to say that tbe war was won as muob in tbe grain Qelds and feed lots of Amerioa as upoe the battle-fields. As we appreciated anew the im portance of agriculture during the war, so now in the problems of readjustment we see what-the farm and farmer mean. The menace of Bolshevism is in the air. Bolshevism would destroy all property. It would destroy the home itself. It would dethrone religion. It would substitute anarchy for order. In a word, it would reduce man to the level of tbe beast, with none of the virtues of tbe beast. Men and women read of what is transpiring in Russia and shudder. They fear tbat this mad rule of the mob may extend to other countries of Europe. When, however, we think of our own beloved land, we thank God for tbe farms and farmers of Amerioa, and take courage for tbe future. For the great army of the farmers of our land love order, honor women, cling to the home, and fear God. It is not now our much vaunted industrialism of which we boast so muob, as it is our farms and farmers everywhere. They helped save civiliza tion from the mailed fist of mllitacy despotism. They will save America from the hordes of anaroby. Lure of the Lend. For the last 26 years we have been living Id a get-rich-quick age. Naturally tbie movement baa oeotered in the cities, where men went apparently to find gold io the streets. Many now are asking, In stead of tbe question, where oan I make a fortune most easily, where oan I live a life of greater happiness end content? In tbe beginning it must be under· stood that life in the oountry means work, but the farmer gets enough of health, bappineas and freedom to pay him for his labor. In speaking of coun try life we must not oonfuse present-day ceuntry life with that our ancestors knew. As tbe oity and oonntry have become more dependent upon eaob other, they have been drawn nearer to gether. Telephones, automobiles and rural free delivery, the grange and other organizations have swept away Isolated rural life. There are many advantages which tbe country people hrive that cHy dwellers do not. Health, Intlmaoy with nature and deep spiritual help are among tbe benefits. To quote Qoethe, "There Is no more lovely worship of God khan that for whioh no Image Is required, but wbiob springs up In our breast sponta neously when natnre speaks to the soul and the soul speaks-to nature faoe to face." Then tbe farm is an Ideal plaoe for ohildren, for many of.our national lead ers bate spent tbeir childhood on a farm. Benjamin Harrison, Daniel Web ster, Abraham Linoolq, and in more reoent years Luther Burbank and Mar ahall Field show ns bow farm boys have exoelled in their work. No man nee^feer to enter npon agri culture as * profession.' No profession in the world offers greater opportunity for men of brains skid education. Tbe Important plaoe of igrloaltture baa be oome increasingly evident slnoe tbe greet world wer.—0. 8. Campbell In New Eng land Homestead. "Protect tbe bird»" has become a nation-wide slogan, and we ^11 oen do our bit in tbtf work. ' In various pfaoes lobool ohildren have been organised Into protective Societies. The joungsters do good woifcend enjoy It. tbe bird-kill log bey Ik rapidly beodming an "ezMnet animal." the eteok More taming out to pastor* HAD GOOD POINTS Hot-Tempered Woman Evidently Not Altogether Bad. Surely No Hlgh-Priced Lawyer Could Have Surpassed Pathetic Plea of Husband Which Won Her Her Liberty. There was a negro family living In Bowling Green, Ky. The wife had a notoriously ungovernable temper, usually taking it out on her husband, who was meek and lowly. On this oc casion she struck him with a skillet, inflicting a wound so painful and dan gerous as to necessitate hie having to be taken to the hospital for treat ment The neighbors, knowing the violent temper of the wife, and the cruel treatment she had inflicted upou her husband for such a long time, were so outraged they could endure It no longer, and procured a warrant for her arrest on the charge of assault with a deadly weapon. The husband sat through the trial, giving rapt attention to Its every de tail. The case was handed over to the Jury and after very brief delibera tion it brought in a verdict of guilty. The old darkey husband rose and said: "Marse Jedge, I don't reckon noth ing a ole nigger could say would make much dlflfunce, but I would lak to say a word before you send the 'old 'oman to the penltenshy. She's always been a good mother to the chillun, all the neighbors will tell you that. She washes and scrubs and sews and mends for 'em, and keeps 'em clean and nice, an when they's sick she sits up with 'em at night. And, Marse Jedge, I Jest want to ax you If you won't let her go b'y the house and see the chillun befo' you send her to the penltenshy. They's at home all alone right now, cryin' they po little hearts out and It would do 'em good, and the ole 'oman, too, If she could Just go and kiss 'em good-by befo' she was put In the penltenshy." By this time the Judge and the spec tators were in tears and the judge said Γ "Gentlemen of the Jury, I haven't passed sentence yet and If you want a few minutes to further consider this case, I will be glad to grant It." The Jury retired and In a few minutes returned, with a verdict of "not guilty." Sailor Values Charm. The king and queen recently re ceived at Windsor castle the Austra lian, New Zealand and South African press delegates now on a visit to Great Britain. His majesty spoke warmly of the gallantry of the Dominions troops, and exchanged recollections of his empire tour of 1901. When Mr. Piranl of New Zealand mentioned the name of Maggie Papakura, the Maori guide who conducted the king round the hot springs wonderland of Kotorua, the king recalled her at once, and was In I terested to learn that she is now in England. The New Zealand delegates found that Princess Mary knew all about the pre-war Maori prophecy con cerning the battle-cruiser New Zea land·—that she would go Into action within a given number of years and would be hit but escape serious dam age if her captain wore a Maori tiki (greenstone charm). The first part of the prophecy came true, and so up to date has the second. The captain does not forget to wear his tiki. Passed by Sentry. A colonel of a colored regiment com ing in about 10:30 was duly challenged by the sentry, and responded : "Col onel , officer of the camp." The The sentry tried his best to pierce the darkness, gave It up, and finally said: "Look 'eah, man, yo-all ah de foth man what's done tried to muke me think he's Cunnel . Go way wid dat stuff." The colonel pretty warmly reaffirm ed that he was Colonel ; and de manded Immediate admission. The guard, unabashed, told him to step up so that he could see him. The colonel walked up to him In a rage, and you can Imagine his consternation when the sentry took hold of the silver eagle on his shoulder, looked up at him with a grin on his face and said : "Oh, Lawsyl 'Tls de ole bird, ain't It?"—The Bayonet "Flu" Marketing. Marie, who was three Thanksgiv ing. wai out trying her new mask. Passing a grocery, she decided to buy some bananas. Mother, not having worn her "flu" protector, sent Marie In to make the purchase. Mother saw the grocer pulling off tons of bananas, It seemed. At length, when there was nothing left but the stalks, Mnrle hand ed the grocer her little pocketbook con taining one solitary dime. "How many bananas did your little girl want?" asked the grocer as he came to the door. "Ten cents' worth," replied mother. "She told me she wanted a peck," said the grocer. Cecil Rhodes' Dream Realized. The early completion of a tunnel un der the Straits of Gibraltar, which, In connection with the tunnel from Dover to Calais, will practically complete an all-rail connection between Cape Town and London, will more than realize the dream of Cecil Rhodes of a Cape-to Calro railroad. The necessary links along the Barbary coast will be simple matters when the Intervening waters have been spanned. England Is taking hold of,the Gibraltar tunnel in a way that means the success of that gfgiin tic enterprise. The Milky Way. The arch of the Milky Way stretches across the evening sky from east to west, rising between Orion and Gemi ni, where Jupiter seems a gorgeous diamond depending from its laces; passing through the golden chain of Cassiopeia In the zenith, and descend ing to the western hortton between Vega, the dazzling gem in Apollo's lyre. Unele Sam's Islands. The Island of Tntnlla and other small Samoan Islands came Into the possession of tiie United States In January, 1900. This Island hae an area of abort fifty-four square miles, with a imputation of 8,900. Mauna and the ' othef islets have λ united area of afeont twenty-five square miles, with *oot â,000 Inhabitants. Pago Ptgo la the only food harbor. · OH, YES, "THEY ALL DO ΙΓ Characteristic of Mra. Hobbs 8howed iha Differed In No Way From the Rest of Her 8ex. "Does yoar wife ever—" That was as far as Hobbs got when his office mate, Nobbs, broke In: "Yes, she does." "What do you mean?" "Anything. I don't know what par-* ticular feminine Idiosyncrasy yon are going to ask about, but whatever It is, she does it They all do it" "Well, what I was going to say— every night after supper my wife wants me to read the news to her. She says that's the least I can do, as she hasn't time to read anything any more. Well, that's all right She gets in her little sewing .or knitting chair and the children take up their usual positions on the floor, with their paper dolls and one thing or another, and I take the easy chair and the paper and start on one of the most thrilling stories. Be fore I get a paragraph read, she sends the eldest girl out for a glass of wa ter. Then two or three Unes more and the little one Is sent upstairs for the scissors. Then the children get in a fuss about the paper dolls and my wife breaks In as peacemaker and keeps up a barrage of conversation to get them straightened out. all the time telling me to go right ahead with the reading. Sometimes, right In the mid dle of the most Interesting part of the article, she will get up without a word and go out to the kitchen to get some thing she wants or to attend to some thing she's forgotten and If I quit read ing she'll ask me what I'm stopping for." "Yep—they all do It," said Nobbs. "But that isn't what makes me mad. particular. It's this: Sometimes when I think she Isn't paying the least at tention to what I'm reading, I try to catch her. I'll quit all of a sudden and say, what's the use, you don't know a word of what Tm reading. And blamed If she don't call me every time and come back with the last para graph, almost word for word. It beats me—" "Me, too," said Nobbs. "But they all do it" The Horseshoe Won. The print of a horseshoe In soft earth will always have the power to stir a young Missouri soldier, even If he lives long enough to forget the sounds of war. "I don't know yet how I went through a shelling on Friday, the 13th, without getting hit," writes Lieut. Law rence Settles of Fayette, with an artil lery company of the Eighty-ninth divi sion. "The Boches had been putting over a lot of high explosives. We had been digging in at night, keeping In shallow shelters all duy and trusting to luck. 1 know one thing, however—a little Jest about the superstition of the old horse shoe saved my life once on that day, anyhow. "My sergeant and I picked out a low fold In the ground for temporary shel-. ter and were proceeding toward It, when I saw the print of a horseshoe in a shell hole. "'Well,' I said, 'as this is Friday, and the 13th, sergeant, let's sit on the old horseshoe.' "We crept in and a minute later the low fold we had first started, for was blowu to the winds. That was one time, you can bet, I was not ashamed of having been superstitious." Art to Be Recovered. One of the arts which must be re paired after the war is the art of con versation. A subcommittee In the min istry of reconstruction might look Into It. It will be to small purpose that we have reclaimed thousands of acres, achieved the citizenship of women, improved the art of cooking and per formed many other unexpected feats, if the genial reflection of all this, and Indeed the very stimulus to action, 1» dried up or muddy. The link between cookery and conversation is a notorious and not a freakish one. It Is the chef's aim to set us free for ldeul pleasures. We must talk at meals, but we need not talk about our food. We have all been doing that too long. —London Times. Fur· From the Arctic. Capt. Louis L. Lane, a veteran of the Arctic trader and miner, Is on his way to northern Canada as an ad vance scout for a vnst chain of fur supply stations to be operated by a Boston firm. More than $1,000,000 worth of choice furs annually will be shipped to Seattle, Wash., from the company's stations and then dis tributed throughout the country. "We have 28 fur stations along the Âthabaska, Peace and Mackenzie riv ers and expect to establish 25 more," said Lane when he departed. "From the mouth of the Mackenzie the furs will be shipped around Point Barrow to Seattle, a distance of 3,500· miles." ι The Long Arm. The war has furnished many strange coincidences. Here Is another. A young officer came home on leave and brought his fiancee a piece of a shell fired by the Germans, but which had evidently been among ammunition cap tured from us. He thought It would Interest her, and It did, for she was able to identify It as having come from the munition works io which she worked. It Interested her still mort when she found her own mark on It Their Revenge. "The Yanks in Russia must be hav ing great fun." "In what way?" "In hearing the Russian correspond ents worry over the English and Amer Iran names." Hay Fever Pollen·. The development of bay fever In any locality depends upon the atmospheric hay fever pollens increasing to a point whldi overcomes the resistance of tba patient," says Doctor Scheppegrefl. It was ascertained that moat of the tyring and summer cases of hay fever ère caused by the pollen of the gra—M, although the pollen of other planta, inch as the yellow dock, amaranth, goose foot, etc., may cause the attack help to maintain It when sat op by e grass pollens." Kara Visitor· Recorded. The appearance of. snowy owls, a hire occurrence, Is reported. These re markably beautiful birds' come from the Arctic regions. Only four preview visitations bava been recorded In tt* ornithological history of tba country. NEW ENGLAND NEWS IN TABLOID FORM Items ef Merest From Ml Sections of Yankedand By a roll call vote of 19 to 16 the Connecticut Senate rejected a permitting women to tote at pres idential elections. The Rhode Island House passed in concurrence lie act declaring that beer containing not over four per cent of alcohol is a non-intoxicant. Ninety per cent of Bay State school children have defective teeth, accord ing to Dr. Merrill E. Champion, di rector of hygiene division of the State Department of Health. The Rhode Island Senate after a sharp debate passed in concurrence a resolution appropriating $5000 for e use of the attorney-general In "*** the constitutionality of the probibi tion amendment. The Massachusetts Senate accej£®^ the adverse report of the on metropolitan affairs upon the bill Introduced by Mayor pej®r9 pr^ ing for the annexation of 31 cities and towns to Boston, and on a bill providing for the restoration of the Recall clause in the Boston city char ter. Brig. Gen. Charles H. Cole of the 52d brigade of the Yankee dlvhdon has been honorably dlscbarged.-Gen. Cole returned from FraI^® y few weeks go wearing the French j cross conferred for exceptional valor. He was awarded the Croix de on the even of his departure for the United States. Mrs. Bessie Q. Ferguson, for «4 «ears manager ot the Lenox (Maes.) Telephone Exchange wis presented with a puree ot $400 by Lenox epone subscribers » rec0^U°° her taithlul work during tb«-strike when for six days and nights sb never left the office. Among con tributors to the fund were Andrew Carnegie, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond T. Baker, Mrs. William Douglas Sloane and Dr. and Mrs. Henry P. Jaques. Yankee division infantry men of the 104th regiment received their■ eer Vice ringderat Co™P ?ΤβΒ.8 Chatham. Μοβ™of the 3.000 rings are o^sliver bearing a liberty torch and the let ters "Y. D." but a few are of gold. [n connection with the P^nU£n Colonel Chatham and Brig. Gen. George H. Shelton, who, as a colonel. commanded the regiment at Apre mont, delivered farewell addresses. Approximately 130 members of the Photo Engravers' Union of 0031 who are employed on commentai work .went on strike because their demands for increased wages an changes in working been refused. They want a flat wage of $33 a week and a 10 per cent in ! crease for all now receiving that pay or better, recognition of the un . continuation of the 48-hour work week through 1919, and adoption of the 44-hour week in 1920. United States Senator Davidl L Walsh criticized the present method of selecting a postmaster for Boston In an address before the ters' Association of New Eng;1^* He declared members of a civil ser vice commission coming to Boston to give hearings to applicants are not qualified to determine the fitness of local candidates. Dr. John w. Coughlin declared almost any meth ΟΛ was preferable to the old, which left much hard and bitter feeling. Rear Admiral Wood is carrying hie right hand done up in splints. Pu It there," cried an enthusiastic citi ten at a recent reception, as he grasped the admiral by the hand and pressed It so hard that It was found later he had broken some of the small bones. The admiral, thereior®\.1® signing official documents with his left hand. He doesn't regret^ the experience, however. To me' navs "it expresses thegood feellnf the 'citizens of Boston have for the navy." Mrs. F. U Hlfgineon, new juigmuu War Savings director, Issues the fol lowing report of the sales of War Savings Stamps in New England for the month ending March 31/ 1919. Maine, $43,661.48; New Hampshire, $69,700.55; Vermont, $19,324.55; Mas sachusetts, $495,449.08; Rhode Island, $80,813.76; Connecticut, $244,650.90; total, $943,600.32. Figures for the 1919 campaign to March 31 are: Maine, $298,111.99; New Hampshire, $225, 853.63; Vermont, $108,910.34; Mas Bàchusetts, $1,851,474.62; Rhode Is land, $325367.86; Connecticut $727, 97337. Total for First Federal Reserve Dis trict, $3,537,691.81, equal to forty-nine pents per capita for a population of 7,253,926 Gov. Coolidge has sent a special message to the Massachusetts Leg islature urging an immediate appro priation of approximately $2,500,000 for public improvements to provide work for the unemployed. He urged specifically, an additional budget op propriatlon of $2,932,165.10, of which $2,479,236.50 would be expended for Public improvements. The erection of new buildings at the State hospit als, Massachusetts Agricultural Col· lege and State Normal School and a million-dollar program by the State Highway Board are among the feat ores of the proposed new work. Cardinal Mercier, Archbishop of Malines, Belgium's hero primate, has accepted an Invitation by Gov. Cool idge to visit Boston on the occasiov of his tour of the United States. The following letter from the cardinal was received at the Ooverner'e of fice: , It k wry kU if in to Mb M to •to» to Mm mi tk· ne—«ι· «f mar Jri» to ikt VmlUi BUtM. AcmK ey dm· tkub. η bH to Mac to tk· mM· 'AÉMrttaa push tkt txmatoi »< «Wf· ctodM ·( NT 9M»h f#r tk· kilVwly ail vtodi M hM m κι·ιιι—Ο ftaa tkm Aune tkM truk ran. tsa&asa&s ICAKMNAL «MB, -ΑιιΙΙΙιΙιι «f M>i·' , Removal of the reatrictions eta tie T»«n«i»g of parcels to the American expeditionary forces in Iterate was announced at the Northeastern de partment. The order reads In part as follows: "In comxHta with thé' foregoing order, postmasters are ad* rised that hereafter parcels not ex ceeding seven pounds in weight, con taining mailable articles, including books, may be accepted for mailing to soldiers and others. Including civ ilians, connected with the American expeditionary forces in Europe with out being accompanied by a request of the addressee, approved by his regimental or other commanding of ficer." Massachusetts is a dumping ground for stolen automobiles, according to a statement made by Col. Sohier, chair man of the state highway commis sion, to the legislative committee on Jegal affairs, in advoatlng legisla tion designed to regulate dealing in used care. A bill introduced bp Col. Sohier, would require persons selling motor vehicles to notify the highway commission and the local chief of po lice four days before the sale of a machine, while dealers would be re quired to keep a record of all used care purchased or sold by them, or machines stored for the purpose of sale. All such dealers would be li censed. Darius Cobb, famed for many years as a painter of religious and historical subjects, died at his home in New ton Upper Falls, Mass., after a week's serious illness at the age of 84. He was born in Maiden, twin brother of the late Cyrus C. Cobb, and one of nine children born to the Rev. Sylva nus C. and Eunice Cobb. While In their teens, the brothers mapped out a course in life. They decided, first of all, to avoid every dissipation or indul gence which might interfere with their physical condition. Cyrus went so far as in the winter time to break the river Ice for the purpose of taking a plunge. During the next five years the Bos ton Elevated trustees estimate that, on "? conservative basis," $19,500,000 will be needed, according to a state ment made by H. Ware Β am um, gên erai counsel for the trustees. This total is fplit up by Mr. Barn bit as follows: For care, $8,500,000 power, $5,000,000; track work, $2,000,u00; shops, $2,500,000 miscellaneous, $1,· 500,000. He said: "A large amount of new capital will have to be furnished, at least $5,000,000 is urgently needed at the earliest possible moment and further sums in the following years," THE NEW STATE GUARD. Massachusetts Veterans of the Mth Division Urged to Enlist Cain ρ Devens.—In order to pre serve the continuity of existence en joyed by Massachusetts militia units since the days of the revolution and earlier, soldiers of this state in the Yankee Division are now being urged to enlist in the new state guard on the date of their discharge from the United States army. Β rig.-Gen. Charles H. Cole and Brig.-Gen. John H. Sherburne, have been selected to guide the reorgan ization of the state forces. Massa chusetts officers In the YD held a conference at the headquarters of Brig.-Gen. Cole. It was determined that the soldiers should be acquainted with the purposes of the old national g card leaders before they leave camp an<* to push through a plan of ob taining skeletonized formations of the famous regiments and organiza tions which brought honor to the state. Until Congress acte upon the plans for a new army, it is proposed that tie state units shall adopt the désignations by which they were known in France. It is planned to have the enlist ment periods tor one year and to ex empt the YD veterans from drills or requirements of any service except under very great emergency. Practi cally all the old national guar! cfl· Όΐν are backing the plan. Brig.-Gen. John H. Sherborne and Col. John F. Herbert represent this state in the artillery. Col. William H. Dolan, Lt-Col. Ε F. Tandy, LL-. Col. John D. Murphy, Col. Edward L. Logan, Col. William J. Keville of the 104th Infantry, who is on detached service in command of the 101st am munition train, and Col. Warren EL Sweetser are others who are support ing some general scheme which will coincide with the plans of Gov. Cooi Idge. Gen. Peyton C. March, chief of staff, said recently that Massachu setts would be allowed a <m> rata share of a fund of $1,700,000 which is available for national guard organi zation. He also said that the neces sary Inspector instructors from the regular army would be assigned to special duty with whatever bodies are fcrmed, whenever the war de triment is asked to authorize and accept units. Need for More consul·. The chairman of the shipping board has called the attention of congress and the people to the need of enlarg ing our consular service abroad, In view of the fact that our great mer chant marine will be released for use In foreign trade. Mr. Hurley tells us, observes the In dependent (New York), that the Uni· ted States will have 25,000,000 tons of merchant shipping by the end of 1920, and that as fast as these ships can be freed from military work they will en ter commerce. The present consulates would be entirely Inadequate to handle this enlarged business. There are not enough of thein, their staffs are too small and they are handicapped by In· experience with duties that will be de· manded and by antiquated regulation·. Even now the burden of work, espe cially in the way of Inquiries to be an· swered, Is overtaxing the undermanned fend underpaid force. Mr. Hurley therefore pleads that Immediate steps be taken to remedy the situation. "We need more consuls and larger consular staffs," he tells us. "If we do not provide them today and prepare for the great growth in our merchant marine and trnrie after the war, i fear that we shall suffer a serious break· down." Popular Prince. The bearing of the Prince of Wale· all through the war has won him the aspiration, respect and affection of the British people·, here and oversea·. We need not enlarge upon thla, for every one know· that to eay so I· no courtly-form of word·. The prince will gé to the overseas countries of the empire when the time come· with the nnlqae advantage of having »een with hi· own eye· the shining qualities— revealed during the ultimate test of character—of the race· that make wp the «mpir*. He will go, too, for hi· own Instruction and enlightenment, aa the king «aid frankly of Hlmralf last yttt when he fofeehadowed hla vtdt —£oadoo limit.