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i L ROSY DREAM OF BALLET DANCER Caress in Chicago Hotel Betrays Naval Officer Said to Bo $25,000 Short. LOOK AT CHILD'S . TONGUE IF SICK, CROSS, FEVERISH HURRY, MOTHERl REMOVE POL 80NS FROM LITTLE STOMACH, LIVER, DOWELS. QIVE CALIFORNIA SYRUP OF FIQC AT ONCE IF DILIOUS OR CONSTIPATED. TWO BLISSFUL WEEKS - '"''"'""'''"'''''''""'"""'"''wt iwtmm mwWMW paw a ,! PiQGQnMtBraiinq&fe1 J f t I m ' ;, 'c.- .s'v v-z.5Moma Si "w. 1 c 5 Uncanny Instinct of Homers Saved Lives of Many Soldiers During Struggle Just Ended Wg& (heir TMIK records of tills war tiro replete with stories of thi couitiKi'iMis work performed by carrier pigeons while saving the lives of our soldier, but no Incident bettor Illustrates wtmt thev haw nicomidMicd than their uetlxitlos In tlit battle of Helium court ami Dead Man's" hill. An en tin' French regiment was cut otT from comrades, completely cirniuinleil for four lia.v.s. anil with no method of communicating word of Iholr plight to the policial In enuinmnd. That fourth night one of the men scouting In N Man's Land stumbled over n dead comrade on whose hark was strapped a hasket cnu.xlng two little pigeons that dining the fiiur-dn hnttle had been safeguarded by the bnd of their caielaker. Ten derly the scout brought the basket and bliiN back to the colonel on the hill. Lnrly the net morning messages weie written. allled to the legs of the birds, which. ebaiistid und dust soiled, but Imbued with hidoiultiihle spirit and pluck, weie liberated wafted Into the air by the pr.iyers and wishes of the ie;:liuent, bearing with them the only lemuliilug hope for these thousands of men and the happiness of other thousands In their families at home. Shortly afterward both birds Muttered wearily Into their loft hack at headipia.iters: and In a soitle ordered by the cen tra I the enemy was drlen back and the icglmciit saved. One of the olilcers of that regiment Is now In Washington, and lie has promised himself tint now the wnr Is oxer he will have a loft of the best birds he can gel. and the best care and at tention that Is possible will be but a slight pari .of his iucnMiro of appiedation and gratitude to the little feathered messenger.., to xvhom he and bis comnides owe theli ' s. These little birds h:i. been used In almost every conceivable wa.x to get xxord back to the leserves or to headquarters xvhen all other means of communication failed. I'ari'ier pigeons are not only used by the In fantry and the navy, but are used fieiptently by the air urn lee. At the Dunkirk hydroplane sta tion they have an enviable record. There has not been a single accident to a plane, nor the loss of a plane In combat, where word of the occurrence. xviih not brought hack by the pigeons which are a part of the equipment of the planes. Instances of the value of the messengers could be multi plied without number, but It Is more Interesting to recount how these birds are bred, reared and housed under xvar conditions. The pigeon's ability to do all of these xvonderful tasks lies In Its faculty of orientation, that is, Its power to know as soon as It Is released In what direction Its homo loft Is and to fly directly to It. The perfection to which orientation is developed In the highly bred and trained homer was recently demonstrated at a pigeon fly conducted by the pigeon section of the signal corps, when 8,100 homing pigeons were released In Washington for a My to New York city, '2'2 miles. To a single Mid, these pigeons ran out of their coops and arose In tho air with the speed of an express train, and after taking a half circle to get their bearing were ofT for Ncxv York. Every one of tho pigeons xvas reported to have arrived prompt ly nncl the llrst arrival tnado the trip In fi hours und -10 minutes. Surely It did not btop to read many sign posts on the xvuy. Just how the homing pigeon developed this poxver of orientation Is u moot question, hut It Is certain that It has been cultivated through cen turies uutll uow It Is almost uncanny. What guides the pigeon back to tho loft xvhere It first "took to the nlr" Is a quality called by many names, and you will flud that each person knows that ho has the answer to the riddle. Some call It lnnato love of home; others uttrlbutu It to fac ulty, atmospheric conditions, sight, or memory. Personally, 1 cannot call It anything moro or less than instinct, highly developed. Wo And it In lesser degree In horses, dogs mid cuts, and In other blrda It seems to bo developed n llttlo less nmrkodly, but with sufllclent nccuracy so thnt they migrate nunually thousands of mllen without tho nid of any other compass than their Instinct. When wo remember tho potent power of selec tion and think of the years and generations of careful breeding und selection which tho homing pigeon has undergone It is not to xvonderful thut they have developed the homing Instinct to u high degree. I have seen their cousins, the fan-tailed pigeons, bred to such n degriMj of fineness that they weighed only a fexv ounces apleco and were AJLVi. rfip&?f ryTo'PAcA'a'JAWf? ill .?&- frr ., "-, V4-. w MrCff(jV.?J?JJAcr'7?GV TfSfXCrtr so nervous that the.x could not stand still they were like the lialr-spilng of a xxateh. constantly preening and din-Mug an 1 on the mow. In very early times homing pigec us weie In xogite In Kgypt, fireeee and among the Udimmd-. Haclng pigeons has been n royal and national sport In llelgliini, France, ltal. Turkey. Kgypt and K'ig land for hundreds of years. It xxas Introduced Into this country In the ieventlus and has enjoyed a fair and steady growth until now there are three nntlonal homing pigeon associations with n membership of more than 'J.000 breeders. Much time Is spent In teaching the pigeon all of the trlekw which count when tho bird Is actually racing In competition svlth other pigeons. It is taught to enter I be loft Immediately upon Its re turn, for u bird 'hat does not enter so that tho message It carries can be taken from It Is of very little value as a messenger. Nothing Is moro exasperating to the fancier or racer than to have the pigeon return and cool Its anatomy and vloxv the scenery for a half hour before entering the loft. It Is nearly suf'iclent cause to make the trainer of pigeons lose his faith In pigeon nature j besides It gives the neighbors a chance to make remarks about the fullgrown men playing with birdies. Once the bird is Inside the loft It can not emerge, since each loft Is equipped xxlth n trap through which the bird can enter at any tlmo but cannot go out unless the trap Is set for exit. The ordinary bain variety of pigeon or those bred for the production of squabs for market and the racing homing pigeon should not be con fused. They are as dKtlnct and have as many points of difference as hiwo the big draft horse and the high-strung, nervous racing horse. The ordinary pigeon has xery little homing ability, whereas the homing plgaon Is kept and bred ex clusively for that faculty. They are also bred for speed, and every muscle which Is used In Might Is developed almost at tho expense of the other muscles of Its body. In races the actual speed recorded Is almost beyond belief. .Speeds of 1.8.ri0 to 1,'.)00 yards per minute, or DO miles per hour, hnvo been madu for short distances, and It Is not extraordinary (or a bird to cover In excess of oOO miles In n single day. The record for 1,000 miles Is 1 day, 11 hours. LM minutes and 11 seconds, und xvas made by a bird named Ilullet, and the longest successful race was 1.0S0 miles from Denver, Colo., to Springfield, Mass. (tlmo I'l days, 3 hours, 1!2 minutes), although Instances aro recorded xvhere birds sent from Noxv York to the I'uclMc const as breeders, have, on liberation or escape, returned from California, ox-or the mountains and plains to their old homes In New York. At various times In this country tho army and navy have decided to use use carrier pigeons in their work, but with lndl fferent success until tho recent xvur. The old reports aro rather amusing xvhen considered In tho light of present-day knowl edge of what can ho done with tho birds when handled properly. Pigeons were used In tho navy more than 20 years ngo, but failed through lack of proper care. At the tlmo of the Mexican bor der trouble pigeons xvero again tried, but with llttlo success for the saino reason and through lack of time for acclimatization. Homing pigeons were first put on a business llko basis In the army In Mnrch, 1017, In tho enstern department. In Nox-emher of that year tho pigeon section of the land division of tho sig nal corps was organized, and slnco then rapid progress has been mado in this country and abroad. Hundreds of lofts have been built and equipped In this country, and In the early days Uiiui.x pigeons xvero frldP pul oxei-seas. Men have been selected and trained In the science of pigeon 'ireedln;:. rearing and Hy ing. Many of these huvo already found service overseas In the care of lofts and the birds of our armies. It has been nec essary to train a Inrtfo number of people in this worlc. as it was practi cally new to each person xvlni look It up. The training of olilcers und men In the use and care of th'; birds at the front and lb the forwarding of messages all took tlmo. Unfortunately the plR cons could only My "Vi could not tnlk, necessitat ing Mio xvrltlng of the messages. Some xvag 1ms proposed to Improve the pigeon by crossing It xxlth a parrot, thus ellra- of xvrltlng the messages. might have something to Minting the necessity However, the pigeon say about the matter. One of the most dllllcult parts of tho work of Introducing pigeons Into the army service was to Instill Into the minds of tho olilcers mid men the fact that the pigeons are reliable. That they aro reliable Is proved by the experience oversews, xvhere the birds nre retained in forward positions xvhlle any other method, whether telephone, tele graph, Induction buzzers, wireless, wlgxvag or run ner Is nvnllable, and only xvhen everything else falls, and only the birds remain, then through barrage, gas, and every other of the diabolical Inventions of xvar, mrrs ti.nn 07 per cent of tho messages Intrusted to our pigeons are safely and speedily delivered by them to headquarters. These messengers nre carried to tho front In especially constructed wicker baskets which can be carried handily by the soldier Intrusted xxlth their care. Hack of tho lines the pigeons are kept In either of txvo kinds of lofts or home, station ary or movable, but tho essentia! feature of each Is the same. Kvery effort Is made to meke eoch bird tfomfortnble, happy and attached to Its home. This 1h done most effectively by the method of feeding, ns tho uppionch to the bird's affection Is through Its stomach, the same ns with genus homo. Each loft Is equipped with n trap through which the birds ore taught to enter and leax-e xvlthout fear. Each time the bird enters the trap nn alarm is automatically rung, notifying the attendant of tho return of tho bird, that the mes sage may be Immediately obtained and forwarded to headquarters. Ilefore the late xvar If you bad told n pigeon fancier that you could move his pigeon loft as far as s"0 miles and thnt tho pigeons xvould return to It swiftly and accurately he would probably have laughed at you and snld something about your being u novice In the pigeon racing and breeding game. The movable loft Is one of tho ndvances In pigeon lore that the xvar has brought out. This Is a very Important development, ns It Is highly desirable that tho lofts always be near to military headquarters and available for instant removal with headquarters as conditions may re quire. These movablo lofts are very xvell con structed and nro Interesting homes for theso Itin erant messengers. They ure outfitted with nesting boxes, observation traps, storage space for feed, water, and accommodations for one or two at tendants xvho nre constantly on duty. In fact, they remind ono of tho circus wagons that travel with the smnllej; circuses about tho country. Another Innovation developed xvas the "oxvl ex press." There were pigeons nt tho front thnt developed tho fnculty for seeing nt night nnd theso xvero called veritable human night owls. In fact, they eumo home much moro steadily nnd accurately than some of their clvlllnn brethren, xvho xvero wont to bo habitual riders of tho "oxvl express." Tho sport of racing nnd breeding pigeons Is duo to receive nn Impetus as a civilian sport noxv thnt tho xvar Is ended, nnd tho progress made under xvar conditions should not bo nlloxved to lapse. Thousands, of soldiers xvlll hnvo become familiar with the birds and xvlll hnvo a warm regard for them. There xvlll bo many xvho xvlll Bhuro tho feeling of the oMlcer xvho xvns mentioned In tho Hint part of this nrtlclo ns having been saved by the pigeons In the hattlo of Dcthuncourt und Dead Man's hill. Posing ti3 Wealthy Cotton Planter, Money Was Spent Freely for Tab lor-Made Suits, Furs, Etc. Kiss Was Undoing. Chlcago.--l.lx os tbeie it chorus girl xxlth soul so dead who uexer to herself hath said, as she boiled the eggs ami coffee over the ball loom gas Jet: "Well, It's my turn next for one of those uilllionalie husbands, xxlth a liv eried chauffeur and champagne sup pels and exer.xlhiug." And xxbat boots it to repeat that this was the toseate dream of Miss Lucille O'lJen, ballet dancer, who, when our story of the nonplused de tectixe and the Arabian knight opens xvas on the PnuCigcs time at (liaml ltal(ls, Mich., carefully chaperoned as alxva.xs b.x her mamma, Mrs. O'Dcn. The Arabian knight with the magic purse was none other than Chief War rant Olllcer .lames Aloyslus Dounhnc of the Culled Slates navy, and he Is chuigeil with haxlng embe..led SUo.OOO pay toll funds. Hut for txvo perfect xveeks Lucille achieved bet dream. A Tempestuous Wooer. As It. !:. Kusteily, sou of the third richest cotton planter In Louisiana, by gad, sub, Mr. Houohoe splurged Into the O'Dcu ken at (rami Itaplds. And what between wine dinners and motor trips Mr. Easterly proved a most tempestuous-, indent wooer. They came to" Chicago, where they registered at the La Salle hotel, Lucille htid Mamma O'Oca having a suite In xvhlch xvero no gas Jets, but electric chandeliers, Louis XIV furniture, Ming vases and Persian rugs, ami nil that. And, of course, there xvas the $-00 tailor-made suit, the $.'() fur and the SHOO spending money. House Defective J, Ahrams of tho La Salle xvas making his rounds on the sixth Moor the other evening xvhen he suddenly encountered In tho front parlor xxbat at llrst he thought xvas a .new statuary group of Cupid and Psyche. Thulr lips clung In a kiss. Mr. Ahrams, a detective of chivalrous Im pulses, xvalted n considerable Interval and looked closer. "No," he soliloquized, "this guy Isn't Cupid. Cupid never wore no pin- Their Lips Clung In a Kiss. cheeked cont and vest and pants nnd Psyche wasn't dressed this warm." Another Interval passed Into eter nity. A fire engine clanged below. A bellboy passed paging Mr. Some body from Somewhere. A telephone bell Jnngled raucously. A chow dog ylypcd. Mr. Ahrnmi could hear the tiro en glno returning. "Time I" cnlled Mr. Abrnms. They broke. Too Late I "Where's n minister?" quorled Mr. Easterly, for it xvas ho. "We want to get married right axvny." "You can't get married noxv. It's too late." And then Abrnms subjected him to closo questioning. His suitcase xvn found to contain $7,000 In greenbacks. Tho federal authorities xvero notified und Donohoe confessed his Identity. Lucille Is going back on tho midwest time. And thus cuds tho story of how Mr. Donohoe was betrayed by a kiss. OBJECTED TO JUDICIAL KISS Chicago Couple Married by Judg Who Is Content to Take Hlu Customary Fee. Chicago. Itobert Adair Campbell stood before n Judge hero with hli bride-to-be, Miss May DIancho Bnrnet "We wnnt to bo mnrrlod," ho said, "but xvo do not xvnnt tho judicial kls which Is customnry nt such times." Tho Judgo smiled and tied tho knot, contenting himself with tho usual foq which Campbell paid and fled. Look at the tongue, mother I If coated, It Is a sure sign that your llt tlo one's stomach, liver and bowels needs a gentle, thorough cleansing at once. When peevish, cross, listless, pale, doesn't sleep, doesn't cat or act natu rally, or Is feverish, stomnch sour, breath bad; has Momnch-ache, sore throat, dlurrhaui, full of cold, glvo a teaspoonful of "California Syrup of Figs," and In n few hours nil tho foul, constipated waste, undigested food and sour bllo gently moves out of th llttlo bowels xvlthout griping, nnd you hnvo a xvell, playful child again. You needn't coax sick children to take this harmless "fruit lnxatlve;" they lovo Its delicious taste, and It alxvuys makes them feel splendid. Ask your druggist for n bottle of "California Syrup of Figs," xvhlch has llrectlons for babies, children of nil ages und for grovvn-upg plainly on tho bottle. Beware of counterfeits sold We. To be sure you get tho genuine, Isle to sco thnt It Is tirade by tho "Cull ornla Fig Syrup Co'mpnny." Rcfuso ny otlror kind xvlth contempt Adr. Novel Excuse. One morning my llttlo sister was Jnshing herself xvhen xvo heard her exclaim: "Mammn, I can't wash my ears; there Is too much fancy xvork Id them." Chicago American. OPSET STOMACH PAPE'S DIAPEPSIN AT ONCE ENDS SOURNESS, GASES, ACIDITY, INDIGESTION. Undigested food I Lumps of pain; belching gas, acids nnd sourness. When your 6tomnch is nil upset, hero Is In stant relief No waiting 1 , I v """ r Tho moment you eat a tablet of Papo's Diapepsln all tho Indigestion pain, dyspepsia misery, tho sourness, gases and stomach acidity ends. Papo's Diapepsln tablets cost Uttlt at any drug store but there Is no surer or quicker stomach relief known. Adv. Precautions. She "I have a perfectly killing a tomobllo costume." He "Then pleaso do not wear It on this trip." 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