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Hello Men and Women Stick to Posts
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DENVER. COLO. Telephone oper
ators the country over have
earned a reputation for sticking
to their posts In times of emergency
and danger. Four thousand employees
and their friends were present thv oth
er night at the first annual "get-together"
entertainment and dance of the
Mountain States Telephone mid Tele
graph company In the municipal audi
torium. Presentation of the Theodore N.
Vnil medal for distinguished service
to S"en employees of the company
was the principal event of the eve
ning. Vail medals are awarded each
year throughout the country for ex
ceptional valor In the service of the
P.ell telephone system.
A total of OS bronze medals were
awarded by regional committees for
service during 1020. The gold and sil
ver medals, which are accompanied by
cash payment of $2.7), $.) and $1.000
Airedale Is on Trial for Catslaughter
SAX KRANCISCO. The Jury In the
ease of Dormie, an alredale dog,
alleged murderer of Sunbeam and
thirteen other cats, disagreed and was
dis barged in the court of Judge Lile
The vote on whether Dormie should
be put to death In the gas chamber of
the city pound or allowed to run free,
again was reported to stand 11 to 1 for
acquittal. The jury was composed of
eight men and four women.
It was a hard day for Dormie with
Mrs. Marjorie Ingals, the owner of
the late Sunbeam, positively identify
ing him as the tiend who slipped under
the hedge fence. She testified he came
Intd her back yard and seized Sun
beam by the back of her sleek fat
neck. After several vigorous shakes
the cat was no more. .The Identifica
tion was complete after Mrs. Ingals
passed up a Russian wolfhound, a
spaniel and a giant mastiff as sus
pects. Jump Rrennan. counsel for Donnle,
intimated that Sunbeam might have
left the premises, and come across
Iormies path and have aroused his
antagonism. To this Mrs. Ingals de
clared her pet never left the yard and
he was a perfectly good house cat
and never strayed abroad in search of
Nutmeg State Reforms Marriage Laws
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HARTFORD CONN. Clone are the
good (for elopers) old days of
Iretr.a Ureen, Conn., otherwise
Greenwich. No more may the erring
husband, chafing at marital bonds,
snatch the hand of a new athnlty and
hurry her along to the tune of wed
ding l-ells that clang meriily jut over
the lii.e that incloses the Nutmeg
Tl: legislature of Cinn'eticut has
adopted an amendment to the act con
tent.')..: : ?:irriage lhv:,e. This will
prohibit justices ,f the pence from
iosuirg iM:y more eertiti..ates to the
town !cri;. waiving the tive-day no
tice, under the public policy or phys
ical ondiMon clause ar.i where mith-
Lassen Peak Is Smoking and Steaming
RF.DDINC!.CI..--l!n:p,.ions are not
liable to occur at lM'ii peak,
the only active volcano in the
Fnlted States proper. ;cs long as the
mountain ot.tinues to emit smoke and
Mean:, as it is now doing, according
to M. V.. Dittmar. geologist ami au
thority on conditions n the Lifii
Volcanic National park. t
The : :v!;on of the volcano, the geol- i
-ist declared, s similar to that of a '
sterna t'oilt-r. As long as sterna can
s.-ape there js not any danger of an
explosion, but If the team is cont'med
:iiol e;iti!ior i"' ajH the preMire gr:id-
u.dly i:. ic;ises until linally the boiler
Plows up. Mist a the top of the moun
tain blows oft" if gas and steam in-
si! are . .mined.
Tl, re is a great doal of steam and
t otüing troni the cracks in the
tnoiiM.iit.. Dittmar reined. liefre
the hig eruption of 11!." t!ere vss
ery l.n!e si, am emitted.
Ser:d tfVM'N have made their
ape:irata. c ire the ertiptiort in what
J known n ttu Ie!l's Kltelien, one
: the tcted spots in rr.o park, la
the Devil's Kitchen there are between
700 and active hot sprites, bdl-
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according to the nature of the net, an;
presented by the national committee
Perhaps the most conspicuous and
outstanding act is that of Harold E.
Lallelle, manager of the Mountain
Stairs company In Tooele, Utah, Re
carried a fellow worker, who had
hen Injured in a fall from a pole,
through a raging blizzard, over rocky
and swampy ground, to a place where
medical attention could be obtained.
Mary Christel Wallace, operator at
Worland, Wyo., waded through an Icy
current during the flood of the I'ig
Horn river, March .r, 11. in order to
reach her switchboard and to keep up
telephone communication when the
town was cut off from the world.
Annie M. Jnhanson, night operator
at Pleasant, Utah, left her switch
board at four o'clock in the morning
on smelling smoke, December 2. 10-O,
traced the fire to a store nearby, and
then called the tiro chief. Owing to a
high wind at the time. Miss Johanson's
action probably saved the town from
David E. Mcl'lierson, manager;
Sybil dudmundson and Florence Fox,
operators at Havre, Mont., remained
at their posts after a gas explosion
had wrecked an adjacent building and
shattered every window in the cx
change and notified the lire depart
ment. Presumably there will be another
trial. Anyway, the case of Dormie.
accused of catslaughter, has drawn
almost as much attention in San Fran
cisco as did the trial of "Fatty" Ar
buckle. Among the latest denials and
comments attributed to Dormie are
That the feline population Is exceed
That he can produce an Angora
friend of his who will testify she has
raced with him many times and that
be cannot run fast enough to catch
That he Is belli persecuted ,by the
That there is a conspiracy against
him on account of his wealth and that
if he were a poor dog the humane so
ciety would Intervene.
er of the parties making application
for license is a resident of the town.
Connecticut was a happy haven for
Merritt Lane, once vice chancellor of
New Jersey. It ' enabled him to be
married to two women at the same
time, legally, without the stigma of
bigamy or the punishment usually at
tending that plurally wedded condi
tion. Herbert Andrews of New York went
to Connecticut, too, when Mrs. Maud
Andrews, wife No. 1, got on his nerves
and he decided to marry pretty young
F.sther Tatnall of Pitt-burgh. An
drews, in this fashion, brought a sec
ond wife home to live with No. .
hdmbel K. Slver, chun-h treasurer
of New linmswlrk, N. J., followed
suit. lie eloped to (Greenwich with
Adele t'ouin. fair wai'ress of pertb
Amboy. To finance their honeymoon
Siver took sro worth of Liberty
bonds belonging to the church of
which he was a supposed pillar.
Now, under the new law. if neither
of the persons applying for licences
in Connecticut is a resident of the
town, the clerk may not isiie a licence
till the tlftb day following the request.
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in mud cralers and geysers within
an area of acres. Some of the
K'sts force boiling water several
feet into the air and eject steam fo a
height of s'ral lunelre! feet.
Many believe thnt Lasen peak nnl
Kalauea inl Manna Lo-i in the 11a-
wjiii National park are sympathetbnl-
ly -innev-ted. Hut theories ttiat siniie
M'ientific relationship mizht exist be-
twiM'ii concurrent volenno activity r-
pt.ried from Mexico, Argentina, Chile,
Italy and Jap;n nre generally discred
ited by gpniogloal authorities. Dr. Kd-
inurid . Hovey. gitogit f th Amer-
i'-an Museum of Natural History, says
the areas of disturbance nre too wbh
ly separated to have any connection.
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Many Advantages Are Outlined in
Financing Proposition by
STUDY MADE BY SPECIALISTS
By Far the Greatest Number of
Structures Are Erected Through
the United Effort of People ,
dost Interested. '
(Prfar"I bjr th United .tat Department
To assist niral organizations in
working out ways of financing anil
maintaining community buildings, the
United States Department of Agricul
ture has jut itublishecl Uarmers' lul
letin lllfj. The H?anization of Ilural
Uomnnmity Uulldins. Tin is the
third of a series f bulletins on rural
community buildings, based on an in
timate study made by .specialists of
the department of more than L'OO such
buildings in all parts of the country.
The first. Department P.ulletiii S2o,
Ilural Community Uulhllngs In the
United Slates, gives a history of the
movement, treats of. some of the gen-
Public Reading Room, Holden (Mass.)
Community House This Is but One
of Many Attractively Furnished
Rooms in This Building.
end principles involved, and tells the
story in detail of the erection, financ
ing, management and use of a few
representative' types; the second,
Farmers' bulletin 117o Plans of
Ilural Community Huildings, gives the
floor plans of lit buildings of the bet
ter class, illustrating various typos.
Methods of Financing.
It is pointed out in (his third bul
letin thai though community buildings
are financed in a number of ways, as
individual donations, local Industry,
v ll-established social or fraternal
organizations, by far the greatest
number are ereeted through the united
effort of interested people and various
organizations of the community. When
the hitter plan is employed the neces
sary money is obtained either by vol
untary contributions or by the sale
of stock. Subscriptions are paid In
the form of money, labor or mate
rials. Financing a building by general vol
untary contributions is suggested as
perhaps the simplest, quickest and
most elnstc way, while incorporated
stock associations furnish more of t lie
elements of financial permanency.
The community method of financing
has a number of advantages: (1)
People are devoted to that to which
they voluntarily subscribe: this
method develops community co-operation,
promotes union, and decreases
antagonisms through the necessity of
different organizations and factions
working together in a financial cam
paign: CI) as the money is voluntarily
given from privat funds, the people
an enabled to make oioriments in
the building which they would hesi
tate to make with public funds or
those of an individual or club; (4)
those who pay. control. Only a high
type of citizenship subscribes to an
institution of this kind and thus pub-
I lie spirit at its best is in control.
In teent years there ha? been a
growing movement in the erection of
community buildings by the munici
pality through taxation. This method
aNo has its distinct advantages.
Maintenance expanses of community
buildings are met by Ines, fees,
rentals and receipts from entertain
ments, promts and concessions. Some
of the best organizations maintain
their buildings entirely by annual dues.
In the c:im' of buildings financed by
an imlhidual er by an industrial con
cern, a community association is gen
erally formed which guarantees; the
maintenance of the building as Jl con
dition of the donation.
Most community asscniations which
liiumce their buildings by issuing
stock, incorporate under the state
laws in onlcr that they may have a
more clTedive instrument for buying".
selling and holding pnierty. To
guide such associations copies of ar
ticles of incorporation, constitutions
and by-laws now In ue by a num
ber of well-established organizations
are included in tlie bulletin. State
Inws relating to municipalities and
counties erecting buildings are also
given. Copies of the bulletin ran be
obtained free on application to the
United States lepnriment of Agricul
ture, Washington, D. C.
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IN SHIPPING HIDES
Advice Is Particularly Applicable
Sell Direct to Tanners, Thus Eliminat
ing Middleman or Agents Re
peated Handling Tends to
After country hide and s!;ins have
been properly and securely bundled
and tagged ship them to market with
out delay, advices the United. States
Department of Agriculture. Do not
let the bundle remain in the sun,
drafts or water, or against rusty or
corroding metals. Promptness in ship
ping and delivery is always advisable,
but applies particularly to sheepskins.
They heat rapidly after being bundled,
and in hot weather especially must
reach their destination quickly.
Hides and skins should be shipped
as directly as is practicable and eco
nomical to reliable dealers who sell
direct to tanners, thus eliminating un
necessary middlemen or agents. Re
peated handling tends to reduce the
quality of hides and skins. For most
farmers, ranchers and small butchers
it would be desirable it they could
dispose of their hides and skins im
mediately after removal, without salt
ing and curing them, but this is gen
erally impracticable, since only a few
are near enough to tanneries or deal
ers equipped to handle their products.
Whenever thus favorably situated,
producers find It both profitable and
practicable to seP. the bides and skins
in the green, unsalted condition. In
no case, however, should this method
be considered unless the producer is
certain that the green hides and skins
will be delivered promptly. As a rule,
24 hours after skinning is the maxi
mum time advisahte.
BENDS. IN SEPARATOR BRUSH
Straight Handle Is Inconvenient and
Requires Much Twisting of
The wire bristle brush which Is used
to clean certain parts of the average
cream separator Is straight and to
do a thorough job requires lots of
bending of the wrist. I5y making" two
i-onooiArw p cam
5 e para ron
Bends in Brush Make It Quits Easy
to Clean Parts cf Cream Separator.
right-angled bends near one end, thus
forming a sort of crank. It will be
found that the brush can be used to
greater advantage than before, f.'ut
off the loop in the end and operate 'he
brush by turning the handle as a crank.
' Farm and Home.
BIG INCREASE FROM SHEEP
Yields of lambs and wool de
pend largely upon the breed of
.sheep selected. With ewes of any
one of the medium-sized mutton
breeds, the United States Depart
ment of Agriculture points out
that Hfi per cent of lambs can
be raised, and l'Al per cent is
not infrequently reached. The
wool clip i varies from seven to
eleven pounds per ewe. The
larger mutton breeds yield more,
as do also the fine wools, hut the
value per pound of the latter has
in normal times been less on ac
count of the greater proportion
of grease. In comparison with
cattle and swine, shep can bo
made to yield practically the
same net returns on the value of
tlie land, if well cared for, and if
kept on lands reasonably well
adapted for sheep raiding.
BUY FARM THAT IS EQUIPPED
Gives Newcomer Chance to Work Out
Changes and Assures Self-Sustaining
Often it Is a distinct- advantage
when buying a farm to purchase the
equipment, live stock and materials
already on the place. In this way, the
United States Department of Agricul
ture points out, an income Is obtained
almost from the outset, which usually
makes possible the operation of the
farm without a loss, and thus gives
the newcomer a chance to work out
changes and plans and at the samt;
time have a self-sustaining farm busi
ness. If only the bare farm is purchased
it usually takes some time to supply
all the equipment and live stock- and
put tl? place on a paying basis. In
the meantime overhead costs and oth
er expenses amount to a larsre item.
Hence the advantage that so often I
gained In buying a farm that Ls a
"We will yei s. a day when there
is ifo lighting in the world."
"I hope so," answered Senator Sor
ghum. "All contentions must' eventually
"I don't follow you quite that far.
If there isn't some kind of an argu
ment now and then we statesmen will
be deprived of half our usefulness."
"Do you think a man in your posi
tion tnilit to study political econ
omy:" "Yes," replied Senator Sorghum,
"but he mustn't be too conspicuous
about it. If some of my constituents
were to catch me with a ponderous
and erudite volume in my hands they
would go home and say I was wasting
my time and the government's money."
Kicking a Kicker.
Movie Actor I want to register a
Director I'm too busy. Haven't
time to hear you.
Movie Actor What are you doing?
Director Writing a want ad for
movie actors who are guaranteed not
to kick. Film Fun.
"I didn't catch that last remark you
made." said the man who was riding in
a Hi wer.
"Why, I shouted It right Iito your
ear," said his friend, whose grip on
the steering wheel kept him down.
"No, you didn't. You shouted It
right into my ribs. We struck a bole
in the road and I was up in t lie air."
The Best Answer.
"Mother, how old are you?"
"I don't wish to stnte, but should
nny of the neighbors inquire, you may
tell them that I was married when I
was only eighteen."
ON THE ROAD
Dusty Dave: That confounded dog
tells on me every time I go near that
Joker Joe: Dorgs are great tail
bearers, yer know.
Debates may bring confusion
Tbat will have us sad of heart;
When you get to the conclusion
You can't quite recall the start.
The Age of Worry.
There is a time in the life of every
cirl when but this illustrates it. i
"How r)ld is Clndys now?" Mrs.
Davis asked of (iladys' grandmother.
(Jrandmotlier smiled understand
inply. "(Jladys is just at the ape where
hrr mother Is afraid she will 'et mar
ried and Gladys is afraid she will not."
A Sent-siblc Explanation.
"Von said you'd novel ro and see
Alice ayrain until she sent for you.
And now I hear you sent for her."
4,It doesn't matter a cent who sent.
I sent to see if she'd sent, and she
sent to say she had not sent, but would
have sent to ee if I'd sent If I hiuln't
sent to see if she'd sent first."
She Was Safe.
Little Gladys had beer unusually bad
during the asking f the blessing.
'Gladys, I shall s.:ink you," her
mother said severely.
"You can't," triumphantly shouted
Gladys, "I'm sitting down."
"Is this the board of conciliation."
4Yes. Have you. some labor
No. but I thought you might send
somebody to talk to my wife.
He Are you going to do nny thing
She (expectantly) N"o.
jr oh, well. yu won't be tired
Test of Friendship.
Tt:t a moment ami we'll have this
"Kemember, doc, that up to the pres
ent time I've always liked you."
"You are not getting ready to die, I
Certainly not, but I don't know
how I'll feel toward you in about a
minute from now.
"Why are you laughing so over that
Chinese paper? You can't read it."
"Well, the characters look fuanj.-
St Louis .Woman Relieved by
Lydia IL Pinkham's Veg
St Louis. Mo. -"I
with cramps and pains every month and
I naa backache and
had to go to bed as I
could not work My
mother and my
took Lydia E. Pink-
Compound for such
troubles and they
induced me to trv it
and it has helped me
very much. I don't
have cramps any
more, and 1 can do
my housework all through the month.
I recommend your Vegetable Compound
to my friends for female troubles."
Mrs. Della Scholz, 1412 Salisbury
Street, St. Louis, Mo.
Just think for a moment. Lydia E.
Pinkham's Vegetable Compound has
been in use for nearly fifty years. It is
prepared from medicinal plants, by the
utmost pharmaceutical skill, and supe
rior methods. The ingredients thus
combined in the Compound correct the
conditions which cause such annoying
symptoms as had been troubling Mrs.
Scholz. The Vegetable Compound exer
cises a restorative influence of the most
desirable character, correcting the trou
ble in a gentle but efficient manner.
This is noted, by the disappearance, one
after another, of the disagreeable
Death only a matter of short time.
Don't wait until pains and aches
become incurable diseases. Avoid
painful consequences by taking
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liver, bladder and uric add troubles the
National Remedy of Holland since 1696.
Three sues, all druggists.
Look for the name Gold Medal on CTeiy box
and accept no imitation
Kl IM PS M
"that good kind"
Clry itand you
will know why
Montr back without auettion
if HUNT'S GUARANTEED
SKIN DISEASE REMEDIES
1 (Hunt'i Salve and Sc p). fail in
the treatment of Itch, Eciema,
RinKworm,Tetter or other ltcn
ire mkindiaeftsrt-Trv thia treat
tr.ent at our risk Sold by 11 reliable druggitta.
A. B. Richards Medicine Co, Sherman, Teiaa
Whn itiixil with v. ;it'T i:i;ikcH a .iLitary
VIt th.O ur . i .st ..ny ras of Itching.
ir or l'nt t ut.r. IM in t 10 1
No fr1 tt-;ittn' nts r !it-rr.lur- srnt ut. I
?u:t';ritr'. ..iti.f.n t lrj or r-riiil 'jur i;.ony.
InclutifikT .ill .t;c rrl-- $1 by mall.
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At the last
Cuticura Soothes Itching Scalp.
On retiring gently rub -pots of dan
druff and itching with Cuticura Oint
ment. i'ext morning shampoo with
Cuticura Soap and hot water. Make
thern your everyday toilet preparations
and have a clear skin and soft, white
Often a woman mistakes audacity in
a man for bravery, and sho is prob
The prices of cotton and linen have
been doubled by the war. Lengthen
their service by using Rel Cross Ball
Blue In the laundry. All grocers Ad-
Much that passes for patience Is
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