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BETRAYED BY BAT
Pretty Girl Court Martialed For
GOT INTO TRENCH ALL RIGHT.
Bobbed Her Hair and Disguised Her
Voice, but When Rodent Scampered
Across Her Feet as She Was Talk
ing to 8ergeant She Screamed Aloud
In Feminine Voice.
Paris.If a girl bobs her hair and
disguises her voice and dons a poilu's
uniform she may succeed in' getting
into the trenches undetected, but
If a rat scampers across her feet
when she is talking to a sergeant she
just can't help screaming right out
loud and in a very feminine voice.
At least that's what Cecile Bourdler
says. Cecile is a slender, Dresden
china like lass of twenty-three, and
her fiance is in the trenches some
where. Cecile doesn't know just
where, and she has been court mar
tialed for her last attempt to find him.
She says she won't tell whether she'll
try it again, but she admits she is do
ing her level best to find out Just
where that regiment is now.
Cecile got to Amiens on a plea of
visiting a mythical aunt and took with
her a uniform belonging to a member
of her family. She cut it down to fit
her own slim form and hid her crop
ped braids beneath a steel helmet
Then she hid awaj in a motor truck,
having smiled at the driver and made
him her accomplice
Five miles from the firing line she
quit the truck and stumbled through
the dark on foot Finally she found
herself in a communication trench
leading to the front line works. She
met a sergeant and told him she was
on leave and hunting for her brother
The regiment had been moved
"Then," she said, "he asked me a
lot of questions, which I managed to
answer without ghing myself away,
but suddenly a big rat ran across my
feet, and I couldn't help but scream
And of course after that it was all off
"First they took me for a spy. But
the general was \ery kind and sympa
thized with me He said for the sake
of principle he would have to court
martial me They gave me eight days'
imprisonment, but you can guess
whether I sen ed my full term
TO REDUCE ACCIDENTS.
Eleven Hundred a Day Now In New
York State Outside of City.
Syracuse.With the peimanent es
tablishment of the New York indus
trial safety congress, which concluded
its first meeting here and is to have an
annual convention hereafter, it is hoped
by experts in safety appliances and in
the education of workers to care for
themselves that theie will be a great
reduction in the number of industrial
accidents in this state.
It was brought out that, exclusive of
New York city, there are 1,100 acci
dents a day throughout the state, or
approximately one every thirty seconds
of a ten hour wage day.
The safety congress, which was pre
sided over by James M. Lynch, state in
dustrial commissioner, was attended by
300 men and women representing the
largest manufacturing corporations in
the state, from directors to shop fore
men. Trade unions and civic organi
zations also were represented.
GAME PRESERVES ABOLISHED.
3ntam Removes Cause of Bitter Social
London.Captain Bathurst, secreta
ry of the board of agricultuie, in an
nouncing in the commons that the gov
ernment was about to end the preser
vation of game really gave another in
stance of the way the war is healing
the social dissensions of Great Britain.
During Lloyd George's land cam
paign in 1909 unexampled bitterness
was displayed because the country
dweller frequently was unable to ob
tain the tiniest patch of land to culti
vate, while hundreds of thousands of
acres were devoted solely to game pre
If the order remains in force after
the war the whole character of agri
cultural England will be changed.
COMMUNITY RABBIT DOG.
Daisy So Expert All Dobbs Ferry May
Employ Her Talent.
Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.Until recently
Police Chief Patrick Costello was the
owner of Daisy, a rabbit dog famed in
five counties. Chief Tom Lee of the
fire department, Kenneth Toomey, A.
Knippenberg, Morris Losee and scores
of other mighty hunters used to bor
row Daisy from the chief.
So habitual did this borrowing be
come as Daisy's renown spread that
Chief Costello announced that Daisy
was the community rabbit dog, and
any resident in good standing could
use her for a day's rabbit hunting if
he would supply a day's rations and a
night's lodging. He doesn't expect to
see Daisy again until the rabbit sea
Bees Nearly Kill Heifer.
Marshfield, Wis.A heifer ownea by
J. C. Davis kicked over a beehive. In
stantly it was attacked by hundreds of
honey makers and stung from head to
foot In its frantie efforts to get away
from its tormentors the beast upset
seven more hives, and the inmates of
these joined the attackers. The heifer
finally escaped, stung nearly to death.
SEEKS CROESUS' WEALTH.
Professor Butler Will Dig For Treasure
Buried In Sard is.
Peekskill, N. Y.Croesus, king of
Lydia and the world's first gieat finan
cier, escorted a committee of his sub
jects through his palace one afternoon
in February, 77, and after the commit
tee had looked at Croesus* heaps of
gold one of the visitors, the first muck
raker evidently, said it was wicked that
any one should have so much wealth
and that something was going to bap
pen. It did. Half an hour later most
of the big mountain overhanging Sar
dis buried the city, and when the earth
quake was over Croesus' wealth was
buried below mining depth.
Professor Howard Butler of the de
partment of art and archaeology in
Princeton university announced that he
was going over to Asia Minor very soon
to resurrect the buried treasure. In
1909 Professor-Butler headed an expe
dition to Sardis, and, though he found
only bronze statues, his excavations
were of great scientific worth. His de
cision to return was made following
the receipt of a message at his home in
Croton Falls sent by Consul George
Horton at Smyrna, which asserted that
Professor Butler's old excavations were
unharmed notwithstanding war opera
HE "MINES" MUSHROOMS.
Expert Uses Deserted Coal Mine as
Farm With Success.
Morgantown, W. Va.The queerer
the place selected for a mushroom
garden the finer, it seems, is the
growth of this popular table delicacy
The last word in a mushioom farm,
however, is such a garden placed in
the depths of a deserted coal mine,
hundreds of feet below the ground.
Not far from Morgantown there is
located this old coal mine, known as
the Pittsburgh coal seam, in Pennsyl
vania and West Virginia Theodore
Imbach, an assistant in the state agri
cultural experimenting station at Mor
gantown, obtained a permit from the
owners of the property. He encamped
on the first level and made chemical
analysis of the rocky soil.
He found it was rich in moisture and
its constituents exactly those needed
by edible fungi for theirm quickest and
most luxuriant giowth. He therefore
started a mushroom farm and found
the spot was ideal for his purpose
This "mushroom mine" makes large
shipments weekly to the city markets
HELPING THE IMMIGRANT.
Los Angeles Plans Methods of Practical
Los Angeles, Cal. Fifty thousand
clubwomen of Los Angeles are co-op
erating with the Federal Immigration
Commission and the school board in
initiating new standards of education
for the foreign population. Instead of
teaching the alien patriotic hymns he
will be instructed how to call a doctor
in an emergency, talk to the corner po
liceman and similar usages.
The first step will be the opening of
eighteen night schools for the foreign
population. The general movement is
the outgrowth Of a social survey made
of the city under the direction of the
State Commission on Immigration and
Housing, the first scientific analysis of
the kind made by a western city in this
country. The new night schools will
be maintained the year round
WHITE MICE SET FIRE.
But Then They Give Alarm by Scam
pering Over Sleepers.
New York. Some practical joker
turned loose twelve white mice in a
Brook1j store As a result there was
a fire Twelve families were hurried
to the street, and one man was nearly
The first floor is occupied by James
lUgsb,\, a cigar dealer. He slept in the
i ear of the stoie. When the mice,
scampering across beds, awoke sleep
orb women sciearned and ran into the
halls Somebody outside heard the
yelling and summoned a policeman If
v\as then the fire was discovered. Rigs-
l. was found unconscious He was
rented Dr Harper of the Brooklyn
hospital The file did $500 damage.
The police believe mice gnawed a box
of matches in the cigar store.
COLONEL HAS A FIRE TRUCK.
New Apparatus Allays Oyster Bay's
Fear of Incendiaries.
Oyster Bay. N. Y.Fear of incen
diarism which has filled the residents
of this section for the last few months
resulted in the putting into service by
Colonel Theodore Roosevelt and other
wealthy men of a modern fire truck.
The machine is guaranteed to make
the steep run up Sagamore Hill in rec
ord time, and the new apparatus gives
Oyster Bay the best fire protection on
Long Island outside of Brooklyn.
There have been many disastrous
fires on the estates of residents of the
north -shore recently. Among those
who joined Colonel Roosevelt in con
tributing toward the new fire truck
were W. R. Coe. C. K. G. Billings, J.
Stuart Blackton, Colgate Hoyt and
Mortimer L. Schiff.
And Still Eggs Are High.
Charleston, W. Va.Elossie is the
mme of a Rhode Island Red hen owned
by L. P. White, a farmer of Birch Run,
Kanawha county. She has laid an egg
every day for two months, each of
which is much larger than the ordinary
egg. The last and largest of these
measured eight and one-half inches the
long way around and seven inches in
the other largest circumference. Flos
sie is less than one year old.
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GIFTS FOR n^r HMO.,*,
American Collier Will Carry Relief For
New York.America's 1916 Christ
mas ship for the relief of unfortunate
victims of the war will leave New
York Dec. 1. The American Red Cross is
co-operating with the American com
mittee for Armenian and Syrian relief
in collecting foodstuffs and clothing to
be sent to Syria on a government col
lier placed at the disposal of the latter
committee by Secretary Daniels.
The collection of the Christmas ship
cargo is in the hands of Albert W.
Staub of the American Red Cross re
ceiving and distributing station at
Bush terminal. Brooklyn. Mr. Staub
has already received countless bundles
of old clothing, unavailable for the
cargo, as military regulations preclude
the shipment of second hand clothing
in this cargo. He said, "It must be
emphasized that the only clothing
America can send to the unfortunate
ones in Turkey must be new and must
be sent prepaid to the American Red
Cross, Bush terminal, Brooklyn." Mr.
Staub sent the following letter from
the war relief information and ship
"It is more than significant that the
first letter to go out from the newly
organized Red Cross war relief infor
mation office has to do with a Christ
mas ship. It is doubly significant that
it is to take relief to a people living,so
near the Holy Land."
MIKE HIGKEY TELLS
OF HIS REFORMATION
Ex-Pickpocket, With Twenty
Years' Prison Record, Talks
to 400 Men.
Mike Hickey. once a notorious pick
pocket, with a record of nineteen and
a half years behind prison bars, told
400 men at the Harlem branch Y. M.
C. A., New York, how he straightened
out and how other inhabitants of the
underworld could be helped to do the
Mike's career as a thief lasted until
about four years ago. when he wan
dered, fresh from Sing Sing, into the
Cremorne mission, on Thirty-second
street. It ended there. Now he is night
man at the Bowery Y. M. C. A. and
passes his spare time helping his old
pals from Dannemora and Sing Sing
to get their feet on the "straight and
The trouble with the newly emerged
convict, he said, was the old storyout
into the world with a $10 bill and a
wish to keep straight a job until a cop
told the boss of his record, then no
more job broke one more trick to get
money to eat caught, and back to
What the convict needs is a bit of
belief and encouragement when he
starts to reform, said Hickey, adding
that more and more the employere are
beginning to give this, so that many
men with long records as criminals are
now taking their places in honest life.
MOSQUITOES CLOSE MILLS.
Pest of Insects Compels Plants to Shut
Connell, Tex.The gulf coast region
of east Texas and the western part of
Louisiana have been afflicted with the
worst scourge of mosquitoes ever
Several large lumber mills were
forced to close down on account of the
pest. Men and animals were tortured
by the bites of the insects. Cattle and
horses were attacked by veritable
hordes of mosquitoes, and the animals
huddled together in groups in an effort
to protect themselves as much as pos
sible from the bites.
On the farms smudge fires were kept
burning constantly to drive away the
pests, but these efforts seemed to be
of little avail.
HONOR SCHOOL JANITOR.
Veteran Held That Post In the Build
ing For Years.
Indianapolis, Ind.Shortridge high
school of this city each year renders
tribute to the memory of some man or
woman who has helped in the upbuild
ing of the institution.
This year the alumni, after discuss
ing the names of several men who had
risen to a place of high esteem in the
world, chose to honor James Biddy,
for twenty-five years janitor of the in
A tablet recounting his faithful la
bors and telling of the cheer be impart
ed to "his boys and girls" during a
quarter of a century has been placed in
a conspicuous place in the halls
Onion and Cracker Diet.
Kankakee, 111.With property valu
ed at $25,000, but with no appetite ex
cept when his wife buys the food, at
which times he eats "copiously." Ira
Palmer, eighty-three years old. main
tains that "an onion and a cracker"
are enough for any one at a meal, ac
cording to the allegations made in a
bill for separate maintenance by his
wife, Dora. She says that for his com
fort she trimmed his beard and cut his
Killed Himself Running.
Bremerton. Wash.Because Wesley
Antony, fifty-four years old. did not
want to be late for work recently he
ran seven miles around the shores of
Paget sound. When be arrived at the
navy yard he collapsed and died a few
moments later in the Marine hospital.
GO IN CHRISTMAS SHIP n.i.r iLI I YhWtO
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Transatlantic Aeroplane Line Is
Possible, Says Woodhouse.
OUR AIR MEN EFFICIENT.
Great Britain Is Spending $250,000,000
In Military Aeronautics This YearIn
Half a Dozen Countries Number of
Aviators Ranges Between 2,000 and
New York."A transatlantic aero
plane line is now qufye possible owing
to improved motors/' Henry Wood
house, member of the board of gover
nors of the Aero club, told 250 mem
bers of the Rotary dab here.
"The aspect of wngs in aeronau-
tics," he said, "has been changed. Now
adays the motor canoutlas the avia
tor. Aeroplanes equipped with from
two to six motors and carrying up to
thirty people can be built for commer
cial purposes. The largest aeroplane
*t present has a carrying capacity ef
fifteen tons, but plans are ready for an
aeroplane capable of lifting thirty tons.
American aeroplanes and motors are
so efficient that a flight of over a thou
sand miles a day is possible.
"There are 25,000 aeroplanes in use
in the world, and the reason why there
are not more is that they cannot be
supplied fast enough to replace those
that are put out of action or worn out.
"Great Britain is spending $250,000,-
000 in military aeronautics this year
Five hundred thousand people are pro
ducing and operating air craft and aero
nautic supplies. The American aero
nautic industry has orders and pending
contracts amounting to $50,000,000.
"In half a dozen countries the num
ber of aviators ranges between 2,000
and 10,000. The United States army
and navy have together about a hun
dred. The European countries have
thousands of observation balloons and
hundreds of dirigibles The United
States army and navy together have
only four observation balloons ordered
and one small dirigible."
MAN FIGHTS JELLYFISH.
Swimmer Sent to a Hospital After a
Life and Death Struggle.
Santa Barbara, Cal.G. H. Wilson
was sent to the Cottage hospital here
in a critical condition recently. He
had a life and death struggle with a
huge jellyfish. Four hundred feet from
shore, off Serena. Wilson was sudden
He saw before him what he later
said looked like a hua sheet of butter
and eggs. Suddenly the strips of yel
low and white began to separate from
the mass and extend toward him. He
turned to swim out of reach when the
creature threw its tentacles about him,
and the mad fight was on In the
struggle Wilson broke the mass into
fragments, but reached the shore ex
hausted and his face and shoulders
stinging as though from scalds.
At the hospital it was said that the
patient would recover. His pain at
times was so intense that morphine
had to be administered. His shoulders
and face resemble one mass of poison
HE'S A GIANT SUPERMAN.
Never Used Meat, Pepper, Alcohol, Tea,
Clinton, Mo.Dusty and travel worn,
but with his long strides retaining the
vigor of all his eighteen years of back
woods life, Clarence Barton trudged
into town after covering 130 miles
from Turner, Mo. He came In the
heat and dust over the miles of hills
afoot to attend the Missouri confer
ences of the Seventh Day Adventists
And this youth has lived a strange
life in the very modern and up to date
state of Missouri.
In all his eighteen years he never
tasted a mouthful of meat. Never has
a drink of tea or coffee passed his
lips. His meager fare of daily food
has never been seasoned with pepper.
He never has tasted a drop of alcohol
in any form and does not know the
tang of tobacco smoke. And he is a
perfect specimena young backwoods
giant. Barton excelled in all the
sports of the camp.
SHAD SIGN OF MILD WINTER.
Caught In Lower Hudson For First
Time In Thirty Years.
Dobbs Ferry, N. Y.Shad were caught
In the Hudson river for the first time
in thirty years at this season of the
year. The fishing experts say that it is
an Infallible sign of an open whiter.
John H. Lange, professional fisher
man, caught the shad in the gill nets
he had set in the running tideway for
striped bass. Lavinas D. Hill, a recog
nized authority on fishing, said that
shad usually went south to warmer
waters in the fall, and when caught in
the lower Hudson thirty years ago the
weather was so mild that the river
was open for navigation all through
Busy Man Offers $1,000 For Wife.
New York.Too busy to play the
role of suitor himself, Albert F. Shore,
a business man, has commissioned a
friend to find him a wife. If the friend
succeeds before Christmas in discover
ing a girl about twenty-four years old,
either blond or brunette, but studious
and not a social butterfly, he will re
ceive $1,000. And if be has not suc
ceeded at that time then any person
may earn the $1,000 by producing a
suitable bride. Shore is thirty-four
years old. He is of mediun? height,
dark complexion and darjfc curly hai
DIG UP BIG TOOTH OF
Well Preserved, Though Found Far Be
low Surface of the Ground.
Cottonwood Falls, Kan.A big tooth,
which is supposed to have come from
the jaw of some mastodon of prehis
toric ages, has been unearthed by T. B.
Nichols of this city by men employed
In making a deep cut on Diamond
creek, a mile and a half northeast of
Elmdale. The trench had been sunk
to a depth of fifty-three feet and had
passed through an eight foot gravel
strata when the big tooth was found
A soapstone formation was encounter
ed Just beneath it
The tooth is well preserved. It
weighs over three pounds, measures
a foot and three inches in circumfer
ence around its base and is three
inches in height from its base to the
points of the tooth. It is oblong in
shape, its width being three and a
half inches. There are six flanges or
points to the tooth, which extend up
ward in regular pairs. The tooth has
two large roots, there being about three
or four Inches of the root intact, but
the lower parts are broken off. It is
believed the tooth belonged to a car
nivorous, or flesh eating, animal be
cause of the flanges or sharp points.
After finding the tooth another bone
only a few feet away was uncovered
by another workman It is a large
fiat, round shaped bone, which resem
bles a kneecap.
FAITHFUL DOG'S BARKING
CALLS FATHER TO CHILD
Little One, Playing In Pasture,
Where It Strayed, Kicked
Wheatland, Wyo. G. F. Harold's
little son, Alvin, two and a half years
old, was kicked in the head by a horse
the other day, his skull was fractured
and other severe wounds, seemingly
sufficient to cause death, were sus
The father's attention was called to
the child by the frantic barking of the
farm dog, and upon investigating he
found that the dog was guarding the
insensible torm of the little boy from
a bunch of horses in the pasture where
the little fellow had wandered in his
The child's forehead was crushed,
the nose broken and the eye laid open
by the flesh being all torn from it. As
he was still alive he was rushed to a
hospital with all possible speed. The
surgeon performed a very delicate op
eration, lifting the broken bones into
position and sewing the torn skin
around the eye back into place, and at
present writing the little fellow is get
ting along nicely and gives promise of
That he was not instantly killed is
probably due to the fact that the
horse's hoof struck a glancing blow,
and that he lives at all is because there
was a skillful surgeon available.
SISTERS EARN $2,400.
Set New Agricultural Record Raising
Greensburg, Pa. Four Westmore
land county young women, daughters
of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Smith, near
Ruffsdale, have established a new agri
cultural record in the yield and profits
to be derived from a two aere plot of
The Misses Smith, the eldest of
whom is eighteen, now have a bank
account of $900, with accounts due
from Pittsburgh commission men
amounting to $900, and a quarter of
their cabbage yet remains to be cut
and marketed. Buyers estimate the
value of the entire field at about $2,-
Early last spring Smith turned the
two acre plot over to his daughters,
telling them to make any use of it they
desired. The girls, after closely scan
ning the market reports for weeks, de
cided to grow cabbages. They set about
KILL WHITE FACED IBIS.
Kansas Hunters Were Puzzled, but Pro
fessor Solved the Problem.
Topeka, Kan.A party of hunters
were near Stafford when a long legged
bird, which looked like a crane and
flew like a duck, suddenly rose and
started toward Oklahoma.
Six guns spoke at the same time.
The bird gave up the southern trip.
The men did not know what they had
killed. They guessed everything from
a mud hen to a wild turkey.
George Stansfleld made a secret trip
to Lawrence and conferred with some
of the professors. They labeled the
kill a white faced glossy ibis, a species
of waterfowl very rare in Kansas. The
coloring is very delicate and changes
continually. It is one or the snipe fam
ily, but is unfit for food.
Long Trip of Bible.
Mays Landing, N. JIt will take
fifty years of traveling, during which
time 100,000 miles will be covered, for
a' "traveling Bible," now in the lodge
quarters of P. O. S. of A. camp, No.
106, to fulfill its mission. The Bible is
to be taken from one camp to another
in each county until every county in
the state has been covered, then it wt
go to every^camp in each county, re
maining three weeks with each."
WOULD ALTER "DIXIE."
Musio Teachers Want "Star Spangled
Banror" Changed Also.
New YorkAt a conference of high
school music teachers a committee was
appointed to ask musk- pubhsheis and
the public school teacheis to eliminate
negro dialeet from songs piiuteJ in tho
textbooks Dr. Frank Rix. musical
director of the education depaitment
who was present at the conference
"My suggestions for these change^
were made some time ago by me to
the board of superintendents, but the
were shelved, and I do not know what
has become of them The reasons foi
changing the darky dialect should
appeal to any interested person. We
want our children to learn pure Eng
lish, not a dialect. Then also there are
many foreign children in our schools
The number is growing constantly
Dialect confuses them. It is bar1
enough for them to learn our ordinary
English. I think that the change
ought to be made throughout the coun-
In "Star Spangled Banner" "perilous
fight" is to be changed to "clouds of
the fight," and the uniform key will be
changed from flat to A flat to make
the singing of the song easier. In
"Dixie" "de" will be changed to "the"
and "nebber" to "never." among other
things. KEEPS FISH FROM DROWNING.
Captain Kintz Would Get Medal if
Perch Had a Carnegie.
New York. Captain Frank Kintz,
master in the Taj lor tugboat fleet ot
this city, recently became a fish life
saver. Aboard the tug Captain Toby.
Captain Kintz was in Occoquan with a
tow from this city. A yellow perch a
boy had caught had been left dangling
on a string in the water until it was
almost dead, not having strength
enough to hold itself below the sur
Captain Kintz saw the bsh and also
his opportunity to save life even If it
was only that of a fish, and a bony
yellow perch at that Reasoning that it
it was water that drowned a human be
Ing it must be air that drowned a fish
Captain Kintz proceeded to apply first
aid and help the fish to get rid of the
air. Holding it down in the water, he
gently rubbed its sides, and bubbles of
air rolled to the surface. About fifteen
minutes of this manipulation were nee
essary, and the perch revived and with
a flirt of its tail swam rapidly away.
If there was a Carnegie among the
fish Captain Kintz would surely be
awarded a medal as a fish life saver.
EXPLORES PALACE RUINS.
Pennsylvania Museum Finde Discov
eriee of Growing Importance.
Philadelphia.Further excavations in
the palace of Meneptbah by the ex
pedition to Egypt of the University of
Pennsylvania museum indicate that
the palace is almost twice as large
as was at first supposed This makes
it among the greatest palaces of an
cient Egypt, according to Dr. Clarence
S. Fisher, head of the expedition.
On account of the great heat the
excavations temporarily have been dis
continued, but the general outline of
the ruins has been established. Dr
Fisher has found, in addition to the
throne room where Moses and Aaron
are supposed to have appeared before
Pharoah and demanded the release of
the Israelites, many chambers and a
notable vestibule with rows of enor
mous pillars, carved and colored
Many Interesting and valuable relics
which will enrich the university mu
seum have been unearthed.
DEFENDS SIDEWALK SKATING.
Montclair Champion Saye It Helps
Montclair.The controversy in this
town over the use of the sidewalks,
which was started when Mrs. John
Haynes Lord protested to the authori
ties because children were allowed to
use them for roller skating, bids fair
to become a community issue.
Mrs. Lord, who was injured by being
run down by a bicyclist on a sidewalk
a few years ago, has many supporters.
Her attitude, however, is resented by
others, chief among whom is Arthur P.
Heyer, who was a candidate for town
commissioner at the last election.
Mr. Heyer came out with another
broadside. He believes that the streets
could be made the greatest educational
asset of any community if the people
would look at the matter in the right
way. He says skating hi the open air
makes children moral.
LABORER HEIR TO $1,500,000.
"I Don't Know What I Will Do With
It," Says Septuagenarian.
New Kensington. Pa.Called from
the plant of the Braeburn Steel com
pany, where be was employed as a
laborer at 25 cents an hour, Thomas
Conlin, seventy years old, was told he
bad fallen heir to $1,500,000. The old
man- was staggered by the news and
quit work for the day. "I don't know
what I'll do with it" he said.
Thomas and Frank Conlin came to
America from Ireland thirty years ago
For five years they worked together
with little success: then Frank said he
was going to Australia. Later It was
reported he was making a fair living
-in the gold fields. Thomas has a son.
To Build Great Hospital Ship.
Philadelphia.-Work will begin a I
once at the Philadelphia' navy yard on
the $2,200,000 hospital ship, to be con
structed here for the United State?
navy, according to .Tosepbus Daniels
secretary 4 the navy, who was In thfc
city to address delegates to the Atlan
tic deeper waterway -nnvention.
$2.40 PEB YEAB.
PRINCESS TO WED
Ceremony Is Expected to Unite
Japan and Korea.
EMPEROR TO SANCTION IT.
Prince Yi, Prospective Bridegroom, Is
Twenty Years Old and Princess F*-
teenYoung Prince Is a Student In
Military Academy, From Which He'll
Be Graduated Next Year.
Tokyo.The secret already suspected
of the visit of Count Terauchi, gov
ernor general of Korea, to Japan is
now fully revealed In the announce
ment of the betrothal of Prince Yi,
eldest BOB of the formar
Korea, to a lady of the Japanese blood
imperial, the Princess Masako Nashi
moto, first daughter of Major General
Prince and Princess Nashimoto, says
the East and West News agency. The
prince Is high in Japanese army cir
The idea of the union and the choicr
of the lady are highly approved hj
Japan. Prince Yi is twenty years old.
and the princess is fifteen, and both
are receiving their education, so the
marriage will not take place for a few
All the necessary arrangements have
been considered except the formal
sanction of the emperor and the for
mal approval of Prince Yi, father of
Prince Yi, and Prince Yi, his brother
both stated to be matters of form,
since Count Terauchi obtained the con
sent of the Korean princes before be
Princess Masako Nashimoto was
born in November. 1901, and is now in
the third year class in the Peeress
school. She will complete her course
in the middle grade in 1918 She is. one
of the best students in her class
The young Prince Yi is a student in
the Military academy, from which he
will be graduated next year. Since he
was brought to Japan by the late
Prince Ito several years ago he has
lived entirely according to Japanese
The idea of such a union originated
with the late Prince Ito No provision
for a marriage of this sort is made in
the constitution for the imperial fam
ily of Japan As a result a revision
in the constitution will be necessary.
M0T0RMAN FOR HIS HEALTH.
Accident Discovers Son of Well to Do
Parents on Sand Car.
New York. How Frederick M.
Hull, Jr., the son of well to do par
ents, became a motorman to regain
his health became known after a col
lision between a trolley and a sand
car of- the Brooklyn Rapid Transit
Hull, who is twenty-four years old,
was in charge of the sand car As he
was attempting to make a switch a
passenger car in charge of John Do
herty coming in the opposite direction
collided with it. Doherty was taken
to the Kings County hospital suffering
from cuts and bruises.
It was learned after the accident
that Hull was the son of Mrs. Irving
T. Hynds, who married a second time
In his earlier years he was a popular
athlete in Erasmus Hall high school.
On June 10, 1915, he disappeared from
his home and was absent six days.
When he returned he was found to be
suffering from a nervous breakdown.
His physican said he was suffering
from amnesia and recommended out
door employment. Four months ago
he took the Job as motorman.
GUM RACK FOR SCHOOLS.
Thinks Children Should Have It on
Madison, Wis.-The State Education
al Bulletin, issued recently, comments
favorably on a suggestion "bt President
J. W. Crabtree of the River Falls Nor
mal school that there should be gum
racks in schools.
"Pupils have a right to chew gum,"
said President Crabtree. "Teachers do
it, but they know when and how. Why
not teach these conventionalities to the
"Permit the pupils to chew gum on
the playground and on the way to and
from school. But what will the poor
child do with his gum while in the
recitation or assembly room? A gum
rack at the entrance of the room con
taming a number and peg for each
pupil solves the problem."
This Is 8ome Family.
Berea, Ky.Mr. and Mrs. Reuben
Davidson of this city have eleven chil
dren, 100 grandchildren and thirty-two
great-grandchildren. Their children,
in the order of their ages, with their
offspring, are as follows: Mrs. Hensley,
fifteen children and twelve grandchil
dren Mrs. Barrett, ten children and
ten grandchildren: Mrs. Baker, eight
children and three grandchildren
Daniel Davidson, twelve children and
six grandchildren John Davidson,
eight children Mrs. Robbins, eight
children Samuel Davidson, eight chil
dren Mrs. Spurlock, eight children and
one grandchild Mrs. Robbins, five
children Mrs. Gilbert, five children
Caleb Davidson, three children.
Didn't Believe In Banks.
St Louis.Stories of gold pieces on
a tray stacked six inches high, large
sums buried hi out of way corners of
a Gasconade county (Mo.) farm -and of
bills of large denominations stuck be
tween the leaves of a family Bible
form the basis of a suit brought in
probate court_by the heirs of George
V. Miller, a wealthy fanner, who
didn't believe in banks.