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Suffrage fn Norway.
Among the most important laws en
' acted by Norway since women have had
the vote are the two maternity insur
ance laws of 1909 and 1915 and the di
vorce law of 1910.
"Since the women in Norway have got
the vote," says Ella Anker in Jus Suf
fragii, "they have turned their chief
attention to their rights and duties as
wives and mothers. Educatica and eco
nomic Independence are the basis of wo
man's freedom, but her greatest work
and happiness will be as wife and moth
er. It is an astonishing fact that in all
these centuries, while men have taught
us that woman's place is in the home,
they have neglected to prepare us for
the chief duties of our home life."
Norwegian women have also given
particular strength to the work for "ra
tional housekeeping" by the establish
ment of a state high school for the ed
ucation of teachers for the elementary
housekeeping schools, to a campaign
against consumption and to the support
of the peace movement.
Eiffel's Towsr.
The most famous tower since that
of Babel is the Eiffel tower In Paris,
a monument to the engineering genius
of Gustave Eiffel. The tower of Babel
was reared In the hope that It might
afford a passage to heaven, but the
builders, we are told In Genesis, were
.foiled by their language being con
founded. Gustave Eiffel -bad no such ambition
in rearing the highest edifice the world
has ever seen. It is a tower dedicated
to science. Its rearing was one of the
greatest engineering feats of modern
times and was a result of experiments
undertaken to prove the greatest limit
to "which metallic piers In viaducts
could be safely pushed. It is now the
world's must celebrated wireless tele
graph station.
Eiffel tower is 1,000 feet in height
and is constructed of Iron lattice work,
7,300 tons of iron being used in its con
struction. A system of elevators car
ries visitors to the top.
Uncle Sam's Uniforms.
'An act of congress, approved March
!, 1911, entitled "An act to protect the
dignity and honor of the uniform of
the United States," provides "that
hereafter no proprietor, manager or
employee of a theater or other public
place of entertainment or amusement
in the District of Columbia or in any
territory, the district of Alaska or in
sular possessions of the United States
shall make or cause to be made any
discrimination against any person law
fully wearing the uniform of the army,
navy, revenue cutter service or marine
corps of the United States because of
that uniform, and any person making
or causing to be made such discrimina
tion shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,
punishable by a fine not exceeding
$500."
A Curiosity of Sound.
If when riding in a balloon at a
height, say, of 2,000 -feet a charge of
guncotton be fired electrically 100 feet
below the car, the report, though really
as loud as a cannon, sounds no more
than a pistol shot, possibly partly owing
to the greater rarity of the air, but
chiefly because the sound, having no
background to reflect it, simply sienils
itself in the air. Then, always and un
der nil conditions of atmosphere, there
ensues absolute silence until the tluio
for (.he echo back from earth has fullv
elapsed, when a deafening outburst of
thunder rises from below, rolling on
often for more than half n minute.
She Meant Well.
The late Sir Wilfrid Lawson, the
rigid apostle of temperance, while on
a week end visit made the acquaint
ance of a sharp young lady of seven,
to whom on leaving he said: "Now.
my dear, we have been talklngsome
time. I am sure you have no idea who
lam."
"Oh, yea, i have," the little missy
replied. 'Too are the celebrabsd
druakard." London Graphic.
TRACING FAKE BILL
Exciting Chase of United States
Secret Service Man.
MANY HANDLE COUNTERFEIT.
After Bank Clerk Discover Spurious
Currenoy, Hunt Leads to Many Cities.
Grocer, Original Owner of Bill, Proves
to Be Agent For Organized Band of
Counterfeiters.
Cleveland, O. The tracing of counter
feit bills back to the persons responsi
ble for their issue is a curiouB and ex
'cltlng employment The experts as
signed by the government to this work
'are among the most skillful members
of the secret service. The protection
'of the currency depends in large meas
ure upon their efficiency, and the pains
they take are almost infinite. The fol
lowing case Is one illustrating the dif
ficulties which the secret service people
meet and overcome:
A bank clerk in Cleveland bad de
tected a counterfeit .twenty dollar bill
WILfJAM J. FLYNN, CHIEF OF UNITED
STATES SECRET BEIiVICE.
in the deposit of. a small retail grocer.
An expert was sent for and undertook
the case.
' He found that the grocer had re
ceived the bill from a shoe dealer, who
had it from a dentist, who bad it from
somebody else, and so on until the se
cret service man finally traced the note
to an invalid woman, who had used it
to pay her physician. When questioned
this woman said that the money had
been sent her by her brother, who lived
in New Orleans.
The sleuth looked up the brother's
antecedents and soon became con
vinced that he was the man wanted.
The brother, however, soon proved to
the satisfaction of the secret service
man that his suspicions were un
founded. Indeed, it appeared that the
money had been received by the New
Orleans man in part payment of rent
of a house he owned in Pittsburgh.
While the sleuth was a bit discour
aged, he couldn't give over the case
when he bad gone so far, so be took
the next train for Pittsburgh.
The tenant of the house in Pitts
burgh proved to be a traveling oculist
who spent most of his time in the mid
dle west The secret service man had
the good fortune, however, to catch
him just as he had returned from a
trip, and the man at once recognized
the bad bill as one that bad been given
him by a patient in Cleveland, the very
point where the sleuth bad started.
The patient was a boss carpenter.
The carpenter, an honest old fellow,
said that he had received the bill from
a certain Perkins. The said Perkins
was the small grocer In whose bank
deposit the counterfeit had turned up.
The expert flew to the grocer's as
quickly as the taxi would take him
and found It closed. The grocer had
left town.
Afterward It was shown beyoml
question that the grocer was the agent
of an organized band of counterfeiters.
His shop was a mere blind That the
bill which he gave the carpenter should
get back into bis own funds after trav
eling all over the country was one of
those miracles of chance for which
there is no explanation.
RAFFLE THREE BACHELORS.
Men Willing to Wed Won by Girls With
Lucky Numbers.
Glen Carbon. lll.-Three "eligible"
bachelors guaranteed "good providers"
and willing to marry were won by
three women at a matrimonlnl raffle re
cently as the climax of a dance given
by the Glen Carbon Bachelors' club.
The names of the prizes and the hold
ers of the lucky numbers, as given out
by Carl Huffman, a member of the
club, are:
Joo Clenson, thirty-three, coal miner,
of Glen Carbon, won by Miss Maude
Fletcher of Glen Carbon.
Charles nendrlcks, thirty-eight, mar
ble worker, of Edwardsville, won by
Miss Sarah Brown of Denver.
Joe Jiggers, thirty-four, bartender, or
Glen Carbon, won by Miss Rose Brown
of Denver.
The Misses Brown are sisters. They
were not present at the drawing, hav
ing sent their numbers and names to
two young women of Glen Carbon,
who drew for them.
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Fiancee Helps to Lift Veil When
Science Fails.
REASON SLOWLY RETURNS.
Detroit Man Proves Puzzls to Physi
cians After Partial Asphyxiation In
Auto Sweetheart, In Same Hospital,
Is Wheeled Into His Ward, and Eyes
Brighten For First Time.
Detroit, Mich. A sweetheart's smile
won where science failed. The smile
lured back a wandering mind that all
the little bottles, all the gleaming in
struments and all the solemn books
bad failed to cure.
The case of Arthur Connor, twenty
eight years old, puzzled physicians for
days after he was taken to Grace hos
pital suffering from a form of gas as
phyxiation induced by inhaling gaso
line fumes from his automobile. He
slept for hours, a calm, deep sleep,
with normal pulse and respiration, but
a sleep that could not be diiven out
When Itjlid lift its veil for a few min
utes at a time it was found his mind
had somehow slipped in its delicate
mechanism, and Connor muttered and
chattered of things foreign and uncon
nected with reason.
They dug in his spine and brewed
serums, and they tapped with inquisi
tive Angers and touched the nerves
with the wizard flow of electricity and
the veins with the gleaming hypo
dermic. In vain all these things and
then came the cure, a greeting smile
and a cheery "Good morning" from the
girl he Is to marry.
Nellie Winters, dark haired and
brown eyed, sought her fiance, know
ing something had happened to prevent
the filling of an engagement She
found him after a long search lying in
his car in the garage, asleep. He had
sat down to rest, and the fumes had
overcome him and started the long
slumber. But the hunt through the cold
day had wrought another misfortune,
and Miss Winters found herself
threatened by pneumonia in the same
hospital with Connor.
She grew better, and, once able to sit
in a wheel chair, &he demanded to be
taken to the side of her sweetheart
They wheeled her in just as one of the
moments of his consciousness came.
And the eyes that had been filled with
vague dreamiugs suddenly cleared, and
the girl's smile and glad greeting
found an answer.
"Hello, Nellie! Gee, It's too bad we
are both sick in the same place."
It was almost the first rational words
he had uttered. The veil fell again,
but the doctors had found a key to the
mystic door and hope for a complete
recovery.
BECOMES A MOTHER AT 62.
Woman Wedded to Young Man Haa a
Baby In Her Old Age.
Milwaukee, Wis. "Fifty-eight years
years old? My dear boy, they said that
about me four years ago when I went
to Kenosha with Albert to be married
where our friends could not make too
much of a hubbub about a disparity in
our ages. They said then that he was
twenty-five and I was fifty-eight What
of it? Love knows no years."
Thus spoke Mrs. Balone Manzke, a
mother at sixty-two or thereabouts, as
she fondled the baby girl which some
time ago .came to their home in Mil
waukee to gladden the declining years
of the mother and to rejoice the heart
of the youthful husband. And It "was
a real motherhood that Mrs. Manzke
portrayed as she played with her own
baby, a mother with her hah? showing
the advance of years in its suggestion
of gray.
Four years ago the couple went from
Zion City to Kenosha to be married.
The husband is an expert chemist in a
Milwaukee laboratory which special
izes on perfumery.
JERSEY TEACHER A HEROINE.
Prevents Panio Among 150 Children;
Fights Firo In School.
Paterson, N. J. Miss Bertha Ruth, a
teacher in public school annex No. 4,
in the basement of St Stanislaus Pol
ish Catholic church, Garfield, by cool
action prevented a panic among the
100 children and also saved the church
from destruction by fire when Stephen
Westcombo mischievously dropped n
match into a hole in one of the parti
tions. When smoke issued from the open
lug there was a stir and the pupils in
Miss Ruth's class moved uneasily.
"Be calm, children," said Miss Ruth
without the slightest touch of emotion,
"and file quietly Into the yard."
Her command was obeyed, and the
children quickly left the room. Then
Miss Ruth notified the teachers in the
other classes to dismiss the pupils
The children thought It was n fire drill
and moved out in order, the whole an
nex being emptied in half a minute.
BOMB BY MAIL BLINDS YOUTH.
Plainfield Youth Thought Can Was
Powder From Friend.
Plainfield. Conn. Joseph Emil Se
vlgny. a young Frenchman who lives
here, received a cau of powder through
tho mail. After shaviug he started to
shake some of it out, thinking it was
talcum. It wasn't It was an infernal
device, which exploded, lacerating bis
face and blinding both eyes.
Sevigny knows of no one who would
wish to kill him, he says. Investiga
tion by the police showed powerful ex
plosives, steel fragments and coarse
sandpaper were in the can. The pack
age was postmarked Taftville.
' TIED DUCK WITH CRAVAT.
Left Diamond Stud on It, and That May
Account For Turkey Find.
Cuero, Tex. What Thomas Lovett of
this couuty believes to be the previous
history of the recent story from Chi
cago telling of a diamond stud valued
at $150 found in the craw of a Thanks
giving turkey had Its Inception in a
duck hunt here.
According to Lovett's story, while
hunting two years ago he slightly
wounded a duck and decided to carry
the bird home. He used his necktie to
bind the bird's feet neglecting to re
move a diamond stud fastened therein.
Placing the supposedly helpless bird in
the rear of his conveyance, he started
home, when a flutter a few minutes
later attracted his attention. He turn
ed in time to see the duck flying off
with his necktie dangling from its feet
Cuero is In the center of a large tur
key raisins portion of Texas, and
many of the birds, which roam over a
large range, find then: way to the Chi
cago market
Mr. Lovett so far has entered no
claim to the stud.
"GLAZE," NEW WEATHER WORD
Old Fashioned "Sleet" Will Bo Out of
Style This Winter.
Washington. The old fashioned
"sleet" is going out of style this win
ter before the newer l4ice storm" and
"glaze," weather -bureau officials re
ported in their campaign for more ac
curate terminology for various kinds
of frozen rain. Sleet is officially de
scribed as small globules of rain frozen
'sefoio striking the earth. When rain
freezes after falling and forms a glassy
coating on the ground, trees and wires
the condition Is called a glaze, and
when this is severe and accompanied
by wind, it is reported as an ice storm.
The weather bureau hopes to elimi
nate what it considers improper use of
the word "sleet," as it has caused sub
stitution of the term "tornado" for
"cyclone" when a violent storm of
small diameter is meant
TATTOOS HIS DAY OLD BABE.
Convicted German Military Attache
Talces No Chances.
San Francisco. His coat of arms
sketched in indelible ink on the wrist
of his baby daughter gives assurance
to Lieutenant G. W. von Brincken, mil
itary attache of the German consulate
here, that his young wife will carry
away no other couple's child when she
leaves the hospital where their first
born came into the world.
In a panic at the sight of numerous
other infants in the hospital nursery
Von Brincken. lately convicted of com
plicity In the munitions plots involving
the German consulate, catechized the
nurses on their methods of identifica
tion. Not satisfied with their system,
he called for ink and pen.
WOMAN OF 82 ELOPES.
Her Daughter Seeks to Be Appointed
Guardian of Her Estate.
Bellefoutaine, O. Securing restora
tion of her right to manage her own
property by securing the dismissal of
her mother, Mrs. Harriet Fulwider, as
her guardian, Cora Woodbury on the
following day filed an application in
the Champaign county court to be ap
pointed guardian for her mother, who
owns property valued at several thou
sand dollars.
It was the announcement that the
mother, who Is eighty-two years old.
had eloped to Newport, Ky., and there
married Joel Bates, sixty-two years
old, that caused the daughter to peti
tion the court to appoint her a guard
ian for her mother.
WOMEN'S CLOTHES IN LEAD.
Head In Value All Manufactures In
New York State.
Albany, N. Y. A special report from
the United States census bureau shows
that the chief manufacture In New
York state Is the production of wo
men's clothing, goods of that kind to
the value of $343,310,000 having been
turned out In 1014. Printing and pub
lishing came next, with an output of
?257,2G9,000. Next was men's clothing
$230,G27,000.
Other productions were foundry and
machine shop products, ?175,450,000;
slaughtering and meat packing, $14S,
100,000; bread and othexbakery prod
ucts, $109,228,000. The tbtal value of
all manufactured products was $3 814 -GG1.000.
GOT $1,000 FOR EYE.
Young Man Then Lost Money on a Cel
ebration Trip.
Monessen. Pa. -Michael Kamar, aged
twenty-nine, who received $1,000 com
pensation because of the loss of an ej'e
while at work in a Pittsburgh steel
mill, is now bemoaning his desire to
celebrate because of his newly ac
quired wealth.
When Michael got his money he im-
i mediately arranged for a trip to New
I i s . .
iorK. wiin n siop at Asutabula as a
side Issue. He started one day at noon,
an hour after he had the compensation
check cashed, and In less than a half
hour was minus his thousand. He con
tinued his journey to Ashtabula, but
returned home and said he would get a
job.
Buried Twenty Minutes and Lives.
Lawrence. Kan. After being com
pletely buried at the bottom of an
eighteen foot ditch for twenty min
utes, Wayne Richardson, a laborer
from Clay Center, who was working
on the construction work in the draining-
district of North Lawrence, was
rescued alive without apparent injury
one day recently.
COUPLE WED SEVENTY
YEARS WITHOUT STRIFE
Married Pir Celebrate Their Anniver
sary of Life In Happineee.
Glasgow, Mo. J. P. Bentley, ninety
years old, and his wife, Mrs. Susan
Fristoe Bentley, eighty-eight years of
age, were married seventy yean ago
and never had a fuss. They recently
celebrated their anniversary. Tbey
live near Forest Green.
Mr. Bentley, who has lived all bis
lifo on his farm and still runs the 600
acre tract himself, is rated one of the
wealthiest men in Charlton county,
having amassed a fortune of between
$75,000 and $100,000.
Both he and his wife were born on
adjoining farms. When they were "wed
they agreed that if either became an
gry the other should take cognizance
of it and preserve an unruffled de
meanor. This, they say, is the secret
of their smooth relations.
Nine children, five of whom are liv
ing, were born to the union. The five
are T. M. Bentley, Salisbury, Mo.; S. J.
Bentley, Forest Green; William Bent
ley and Mrs. William La Motte, Roa
noke, Mo., and Mrs. Lloyd Herring.
Forest Green.
The Bentley farm descended to Its
present owner from his father, who ob
tained it from the government by grant
In 1815.
OUTDOOR SHOWMEN 60
ON RECORD FOR UPLIFT
Will Endeavor to- Check Unjust
Attacks on Their Business.
Sunday Sends Message.
.New York. In these days of uplift
movements the statement of the newly
organized Association of the Outdoor
Showmen of the World that its chief
purpose in life is to uplift and purify
the outdoor show business has attract
ed attention. The association Is a
unique aggregation of outdoor show
interests, embracing every variety of
outdoor amusement enterprises, from
the big exposition and circus to the
fair, carnival and concession men, and
Its officers are carrying on a wide cam
paign to secure membership in all
parts of the world.
One of the outdoor showmen's an
nouncements, made at the organization
meeting and banquet at the Hotel As
tor, was that of President Frank P.
Spellman, who In explaining the scope
of the organization said that Billy Sun.
day bad been invited to become a mem
ber and to attend the banquet as it
was recognized that "he is the greatest
showman of us all." Billy Sunday in
acknowledging the letter of introduc
tion said in characteristic fashion,
"You fellows could go some for God If
you would."
"We have more practical objects, of
course, than the ethical uplift of the
outdoor show business," said President
Spellman. "We propose to exert our
influence to maWe certain that we get
a square deal In the various state leg
islatures. We will have legal repre
sentatives in every city, and we will
correct other abuses that we believe
exist We will endeavor to check un
just attacks made on the outdoor show
business and to secure fair and equita
ble treatment We believe the public
will be with us in this campaign."
LACE GROWS ON TREES.
Panama Product May Take Place of
Mosquito Netting.
New Orleans, La. Lace grows on
trees on the Isthmus of Panama, and
the trees grow wild in the swamps.
Captain L. W. Richards of the steam
ship Norwalk brought a fine sample,
not merely as a curiosity, but to induce
te3ts as to the probable utility of the
plant or the tree in this section.
When the bark of the limbs is strip
ped there are rolls of filmy substance
of a texture very much like mosquito
netting. The size of these layers In
creases with the size of the tree, the
largest being about a foot in diameter.
The fabric is strong and can be sewn
without tearing.
The natives use the stuff in making
garments. Captain Richards believes
that by cultivation the trees may be
come very valuable, and If the lace
layers cannot be enlarged some process
may be perfected by which they can be
joined Into a fabric which will make
the finest mosquito bar and may even
serve for summer raiment
POTATO PROFIT 108 PER CENT
That's What South Jersey Farmers
Earned on Their Stock.
Woodstown, N. J. Farmers are nros-
perous, at least down in southern New
Jersey, where a large percentage of
New York city's potatoes are grown.
The South Jersey Farmers' exchange
declared n 100 per cent stock dividend
and nu S per cent cash dividend.
The exchange Is a co-onomtiro fil
ing organization, with 730 farmers ns
members. At its sixteen stations last
year SH)7 carloads of white potatoes
were handled at an average price of 00
cents a bushel, it did n total busines
in 191C! of $i.0S7.3 17.70. with a net
profit of $31,237.79. This was the big
gest year since its organization in 1009.
Triplets Follow Twins.
Terre name. Ind.-Mrs. Joseph Mar
clnkl. wife of a miner cast of the city
gave birth to triplets and all are doing
we I The mother Is thirty six years old
and the uiteband forty-seven. A year
2? th,?,,m.0ther pave b,rtu t0 twins.
wbo.sUll live. The triplets make ten
living children.
A TIRELESS PRINCE
Bavarian Chief Sleeps but Four
Hours a Day.
IS STERN DRIVER OF MEN.
Rupprecht Manen Whom Fell Task of
Directing German Defense Against
Allies' Great Somme AttackOn of
Best Known Archaeologists and Fa
mous Art Collector.
Berlin. Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria,
the man on whom fell the task of di
recting the German defense against the
allies' great Somme attack, is one of
the few many sided men in Europe's
royal circles. Rupprecht Is one of the
ablest of the German generals, school
ed in military tactics, a hard, driving
sort of man. He is one of the best
known European archaeologists and is
a famous art collector.
But Rupprecht differs mostly from
the rest of his royal kinsmen by big
insatiable love of work. It Is his boast
that he works longer hours than any
other man in the kingdom of Bavaria,
over which he Is destined to rule.
This grim faced, cold eyed Teuton is
one of the most Inveterate time steal-
PRINCE BTJPPHECHT.
ers in Europe, if stories that are circa
lated about him are anything like trne.
It is said that the revelers in Munich,
going home past the royal residence,
always could tell whether it was yet 4
o'clock in the morning. If it was that
hour a light was sure to be burning in
the prince's study. Four hours is the
maximum amount of sleep he permits
himself, and in that respect he is like
bis old regent, Lultpold, his grand
father, who lived to be past eighty
years old.
Life has brought much of sorrow and
little of pleasure to the Bavarian prince.
His wife, who was a sister of the
queen of the Belgians, died in 1912 aft
er several years of invalidism. Their
marriage iu 1900 was the culmination
of a genuine love affair. Four of their
five children have died, one of them
while Rupprecht was at the battlo
front When he was notified of
his son's death he sent this laconic
message to his father: "Duty com
mands action, not tears, at this mo
ment" Rupprecht has one of the finest art
galleries of Germany and has a wide
knowledge of antiques of all sorts. In
his spare moments he is almost cer
tain to be found in the museums of
Munich, of which he is perhaps the
most liberal patron.
Military observers differ as to Rup
precht's work in the present war. At
the start of it he achieved some suc
cess on the Lorraine front, but he was
blamed for the German failure at
Neuve Chapelle. There Is no doubt,
however, that he displayed great mili
tary ability in handling the defense on
the Somme. He is unsparing of In
men, as he is of himself, and it is s:fc
to wager that the Germans will lo-e
no battle because of tenderness on the
part of Rupprecht of Bavaria.
He Is in direct line of succession t
the throne of Bavaria, outside of Prus
sia probably the most important Ger
man state.
Clock Takes Vacation.
Middleport, O. Morgan Johnson, a
newspaper distributor here, bouuht a
clock in 1881. It ran along very cheer
fully until about nine years aso. u'-
it stopped stock still. No amount -f
persuasion would start it again. The
other day his sister Retta was du-tm-'
when she happened to touch it, wlnno
upon it started off as vigorously as :it
first and it has been keeping good tii.n
and striking the hours ever since.
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BREAKS' ARM WHILE
CHASING HIS HVT
Nelsouville. N. Y. - Philip
Gardiner broke his right arm iu
his haste to jump from a ink
ing train when a wanton breeze
lifted his hat through the car
window and landed it I" a
clump of weeds. Despite hi
injury he beamed when he found
the top piece. He had sewed in
side the band $S42 In bills.
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