By WILL J. ROHR
^o days after the peace agree
ment had been signed at Locarno,
Switzerland, the French unlimbered
their heavy guns, trained them on Da
mascus, the oldest city in the world,
and slaughtered thousands of human
beings. It may be true, that nearly
all of those murdered, were Mohame
dans even that did not prevent a so
called Christian nation from murder
ing human beings. And thus it has
been Christian nations enforcing
their will—the almighty dollar—and
evangelizing the world. Yes, the
American Indian had a taste of the
same kind of Christianity—dollars.
Of all the worlds discovered by
intrepid adventurers, not one records
the fact in history, that the pioneers
were made up of churchly people.
History does record the fact that oc
casionally some intrepid adventurer,
carried along a Jesuit or other monas
tic personage to anoint said adven
turer in case he should meet an un
timely death. History also records the
fact that in spreading civilization, the
proverbial jug of rum was ever pres
ent. And thus, France civilizes the
Mohammedans by showing them how
Christians can murder in cold blood.
Organized labor in the United
States has gone forward and onward,
ever having in mind a better and
brighter heritage for the chlidren
whenthose who toiled and moiled had
passed to their eternal reward. Child
slavery abolition has been their shib
boleth sweatshops and avaricious
The Selection of Gift Umbrellas is almost
Children's Colored Umbrellas, with cord,
loop handles, for girls
"^"i t*" -v '"%_£"*
n«ss on the part of murderous em
ployers, their watchword mothers'
pensions, and we could go on for
columns of space, in the enumeration.
What we have in mind is this, of all
the four-flushing reformers and penny
gatherers from Sunday Schools, not
one of them ever had the heart to be
a man and come out in the open and
fight for those children, widows and
crushed humanity. When they come
with clean hands, then we will take
some stock in their so-called panaceas
FOR EVERY LITTLE GIRL
A Shoenhut Toy Piano—prices as low as
$1.00, $1.19, $1.75
Baby Grand $4.19
Piano Players $5.95
See our lovely Doll Beds, Cradles in
white enamel $1.25
Play Stoves, Dishes, Tables and Chairs,
Doll Buggies, Ironing Boards, Laundry
Sets, a wonderful line of Dolls.
Prices ,59c, 75c, $1.00 to $12.95
Be Sure and Visit
AN IDEAL GIFT—
A Beacon Blanket Robe
Women's Robes, satin trim
a...$3.95, $4.95, $5.95
Men's Robes $6.95 to $9.00
Corduroy Robes i $3.95 to $7.95
Crepe Kimonas, satin trimmed
$2.25, $2.98 up to 4.95
Where Santa Lives—
IKE W.C. FRECHTUNG CO
U "MEET SANTA AT FRECHTUNG'S CORNER". '1
What has this to do with the so
called church and that Christianity
which Christ preached while He was
on this eai*th in the flesh? Nothing,
perhaps, but that when you climb the
housetops and blatantly call out your
churchly qualifications and then ka
tow to Mammon, and that Mammon
comes from the life-blood of mur
dered fathers, mothers and children,
then indeed, you are entitled to ask:
What has gone wrong with the youth
of today. That youth looks to its
progenitors for an example. That e'x
maple has failed to materialize inso
far as the churchly bigots and syco
phants are concerned. They seeming
ly build for that celestial home, and
in their fear of offending Mammon,
they forget the souls of those who are
murdered, even as the mills grind bone
and flesh in the creating of Mammon
—the Golden Calf—their shrine of
You pay your money, go to college,
take a degree and then you are quali
fied to write after your name "Bach
elor of Arts," or some other nomen
clature that a darky of the Southland
would tell you did not have a scent
strong enough to wake up a houn'
dog. After you have taken your de
grees, received your authority to call
yourself a "silk stocking professor,"
you tell a farmer that if he wants
to live to be a ripe old sinner, he
should eat fish, carrots and spinach.
Yes, sir that is the food to keep life
in your body, and beat Methuselah tq
the thousand mark.
Several millions of dollars, reported
wrongfully taken from the people by
public officials by state examiners,
still remain in the possession of the
official purloiners so far as the At
torney General is concerned. If 4ny
one of those purloining officials had
a "shorty11 in his possession, the
chances are that Attorney General
Crabbe would have called on the Fed
eral Government for Federal troops
to try and get it away from them.
Volstead appears to have mesmerised
many public officials.
MINERS REFUSE WORK
ON NON-UNION BASIS
Washington.West Virginia soft coal
operators say they broke an agree
ment with the United Mine Workers
because their employes asked them
to operate on the non-union basis.
Officers of the United Mine Work
ers reply that if the miners made this
request they did not accept the oper
ators' offer of employment. Hundreds
of these workers and their families
are housed in barracks erected by the
union and are depriving themselves
of the necessities of life rather than
labor under the new conditions. Pres
ident Green has issued a call to A.
F. of L. organizers to remind the
trade union movement of the need of
the women and children &f these min
ers for shoes and clothing.
69 Years of Service
Short club style—all have fancy carved
colored handles most all have amber tips.
Prices on Women's Umbrellas "OP
begin as low as pi LtO
With a gradual rise
....$1.50, $2.19, $2.98, $3.95, $4.95, $7.75
Sturdy Men's Umbrellas—just the thing
for Dad or Brother
TOYS FOR BOYS
Foot Balls, Dayton Skooters, Coaster
Wagons, Wheelbarrows, Buddy L-Toys,
Writing Desk and Chairs, Ives Trains,
mechanical and electric, separate Tunnels.
Stations, Boulevard Ligts, Friction Toys,
in large Automobiles, Street Cars, Fire
Trucks, Tricky Toys—just what boys like.
GIRLS' RAIN GAPES
And Slickers for Christmas
Capes are red and blue rubberized, satine
with Billy Burke hood $2,25
Guaranteed cloth in red, purple, bur
gandie, all featured at one price....$4.95
«r^f,- '^y:^ H$sN0
THE BUTLER COUNTY PRESS
By J. A. WALDRON
HE possession of something for
one has yearned does not
necessarily bring satisfaction and
peace of mind. It Is aspiration for
the unattainable that gives zest to ex
Melvln was a highly imaginative per
son. He worshiped beauty in all
things, and particularly in woman.
Melvln met Dora at a function
which, like so many functions these
days, was the occasion of feminine
display. Fashion has generous periods.
Melvin lost no time in paying court to
her, and they were duly married.
After a comparatively brief period
Melvin became dissatisfied with matri
mony. tils fastidiousness was one
cause. Mrs. Melvin's habit was anoth
er. She was naturally Indolent. Al
though she bad maids for intimate
service she would appear at breakfast
with her personal preparation for the
day in an intermediary stage against
the effect of which her lovely arms
and neck and hair struggled in vain.
She was dowdy. With Melvin that was
fatal. His nagging, instead of effect
ing amendment to her habit, spoiled
her temper and killed her affection.
Their feeling being mutual, they sep
arated. There was talk of divorce, but
that was deferred. Mrs. Melvin was
left to her own devices. Melvin sought
distraction in Journeys to the West,
where he had large interests. Yet the
vision of Mrs. Melvin in her most at
tractive state was always before him.
He was constantly looking for arms,
a neck and hair like hers, but his
search was in vain.
Coming East late one night, Melvin
boarded a through train which was
rlagged for him at a way station.
Among all the pullmans there was but
one vacant berth—an upper. He was
dispirited. He had been very active.
The wait for the train had wearied
Climbing to his berth, a slight open
ing In the curtain-startled and en
chanted him. He caught a glimpse of
u vision. Yes, more than a glimpse,
for what the mind has long dwelt upou
the eye records at meeting with the
detail and fidelity of a camera.
A woman in the lower berth had ap
parently become so absorbed In a book
that she took no note of time. She
was half reclining, facing the window,
with the electric light upon the page
she was devouring. From a dainty
boudoir cap a hint of the wonder of
her hair escaped, and her neck and
arms fascinated Melvin. Her charms
even surpassed those of Mrs. Melvin.
"Anything de mattah, boss?" asked
was holding a ladder
He had stumbled on a step. It was
deliberate. It gave him another frac
tion of a moment for observation. The
charming woman did not move. The
page under her pretty thumb must
have been engrossing.
Melvin did not sleep for hours. A
line of light no thicker than a hair
was projected through some negli
gence of the porter to Melvin's eye
from below. He watched it while his
mind wove a fabric. If this woman
should prove to be single he would
pay court to her. A divorce was but
a detail. If she were married, why
shouldn't he do the same? She was
The light disappeared. Toward
morning Melvin fell into slumber. He
dreamed he was in a train wreck, and
awoke with a start. The train was still
in motion. He had an impression that
the lower berth was empty. It was.
He performed the acrobatic feats that
precede departure in seemly guise
from an upper and n^ade his way to
the men's room. A surreptitious
glance between curtains into the lower
berth had disclosed feminine detail,
among other things a picture hat. He
was happy. She had not left the train.
Melvin met the porter, into whose
hand lie slipped a coin. "Do you mind
telling me." he asked, "the destina
tion of the lady in lower seven?"
••She's fo' N'York. In the ladies'
room now, suh."
As he shaved, Melvln hummed an air
with the joy of a discoverer. Slick
and dapper, he went rearward to the
dining car. Then he had another Idea
Assisting his waiter to palm a dollar
he said carelessly:
"A lady will come in presently to
breakfast—a handsome woman with
wonderful hair. She will wear a large
hot. You cant mlsttfte her. Please
reserve a seat for her opposite me."
"All right, sir." The waiter was not
nt first cl»ar in his mind as to what It
might mean. Then came the Idea that
the lady must he the handsome half of
u bridal couple. Such persons, he well
knew, sometimes reveal themselves by
a studied carelessness. And this no
tion persisted with him. floreover, a
dollar tip preliminary meant some
thing worth while subsequently.
Melvln took his seat facing the rear
of the car. He felt that he might be
tray his anxiety and defeat his plan
if he should face the door through
which she must enter. The waiter
turned the facing chair.
"I'd rather you wouldn't do that."
said Melvln. "Try to manage it as
thougk It just happens." The car was
filling, but an interred waiter may
The Infatuated man was negotiating
grapefruit when he felt a presence. He
kept his eye%down. The waiter sp»trpl
a lady with the remark: Ji*
'"Yes, sir All right, sir?"
Melvin looked up to meet thfe amazed
glance of Mrs Melvln.
Los Angeles, Cal.—Trade unionists
are organizing Mexican workers.
There are more than 50,000 Mexicans
in this city.
PRINTERS WANT LESS HOURS
Chicago.—A reduction of the work
week from 45 to 42 hours is included
in a new wage scale proposed by
Typographical Uaion 16.
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WALL PAPER UNION.
Issues List of Fair Manufac
turers and Urges Demand
For Union Label All
Mr. Stanley Ogg, Secretary,
Trades and Labor Council,
Dear Sir and Brothers'-, Vr
At the forty-fifth annual convention
of^the American Federation of Labor
held at Atlantic City, N. J., October
5-16, a resolution was introduced by
Delegate C. A. Alevander of the Unit
ed Wall Paper Crafts of North Amer
ica, calling attention to the struggle
which this organization has carried on
for four years with manufacturers
who have established a lockout
against union members. The resolu
tion appealed to organized labor for
the support of the organized wall pa
per crafts by the demand of wall pa
per bearing the union label. The res
olution submitted a list of union wall
paper manufacturers which is here
with submitted for the information of
the membership of our affiliated or
Barnes Wall Paper Co., York, Penn.
Becker, Smith & Page, Philadelphia,
Robert F. Hobbs, Inc., Beverly,
M. H. Birdge & Sons, Inc., Buf
falo, N. Y.
Henry Bosch Co., Chicago, lit.
Chicago Wall Paper Manufactur
ing Co., Steubenville, Ohio.
Commercial Wall Paper Mills, Oil
The Gilbert Wall Paper Cor, York,
James E. G^ledhill & Sons, Cohoes,
The Robert Graves Co., Brooklyn,
Great Lakes'Wall Paper Mills, Chi
The Robert Griffin Co., Jersey City,
Saratoga Wall Paper Co., Saratoga,
Sears, Roebuck & Co., Chicago, 111.
Furlong Wall Paper Mills, Phila
Thomas Strahan Co., Chelsea, Mass.
York Card and Paper Co., York,
York Card and Paper Co., Chicago
WHEN YOU NEED
THE SERVICES OF
A RELIABLE lRU«
The Rex a 11 Store
Cor. High and Second Stu.
LET US DEVELOP
York Wall Paper Co., York, Penn,
The convention adopted the resolu
tion and in doing so directed the Sec£
Tetary of the A. F. of L. to communi
cate its action to the city central bod*,
ies and state federations of labor so
that through these channels the pat
ter may be brought to the attention of
all affiliated organizations. Your or
ganization will kindly see that the
action of the convention is brought to
the attention of your affiliated unions.
All Hail To Santa!
Cash Your Xmas Checks Here
10% DISCOUNT ON ALL PURCHASES
A Wonderful Variety of
ftrAsidMfent Drjf Kit^eh^ef Chilte's Wear
k'i- MAKE THIS STORE YOUR HEADQUARTERS
THIRD STREET DEPARTMENT STORE
24 S. THIRD STREET
Don't leave the children at home and go out
arid carry your groceries! Use your phone—Call
4858 and your grocery order will be delivered as
you order it satisfaction guaranteed. Give the,
service this store offers a trial!
ittle Buster Popcorn.....
Fruit Cake Ingredients,
& citron, lemon and orange
peel, raisins currants,
shelled nuts, candied cher
ries and pineapple.
Swans Down Cake
Flour .....35c lb.
12-oz. Thread Mops 39c ea.
Peas, Corn, Tomatoes
10c per can and up
New Soft Shell Walnuts
1 1 4
With best wishes, 1 remain,4
S^tn Francisco.—Because of organ
ized labor's publicity of slugging ta6^
tics of thugs employed by the anti
union Industrial Association, businem
men are withdrawing from that
Gold Medal Flour, .j
WE SELL TODAY —TO SELL TOMORROW
-17 Journal Square (Riley St.)
New Long Budded Wal
nuts 40c 4b.
Brazils ...40c lb.
Almonds 38c & 50c lb.
Mixed Nuts 35c lb. &
Large Georgia Pecans
Federation of Labop
Kirk's Flake Soap,
7 bars ,....29c
Lana Oil Soap, 3 bars....25c
Rinso, 2 pa 19c
regular 7c, 5c per can
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