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One of the honest and best County Commissioner who has ever been a member of that Board and he will be re-elected for the third time as one of its members in 1918. TROOPS PATROL LEXINGTON TO END RACE RIOTS. (Lexington, Ky., (Special.) T h e streets of Lexington are being patrol led by armed mounted and foot sol diers of the Kentucky national guard, following a series of outbreaks in the principal streets here between Negros and soldiers. The town is quiet but suppressed excitement and ill feeling is apparent, and threats of further trouble are heard. The authorities be lieve they have the situation in hand. The street fighting was the culmin ation of a series of disorders between soldiers camped at the' edge of the city and Negros who have been flock ing to Lexington during -the week from the A. and M. Colored fair, near by. One Negro was taken to the hos pital in a serious condition, while at least nine other blacks received lesser injuries. The soldiers escaped with minor bruises. NEWS ITEMS FROM CLARKS DALE, MISSISSIPPI Special to The Broadax, Clarksdale, Miss. Mrs. Mary Thomas, the wife of farmer Jobel Thomas, passed away here, the latter part of last week and her remains were laid to rest in the Cemetery at Beverly, Miss. Mrs. Thomas was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Carr and she was highly respected, by all classes of citizens in Clarksdale and here about. CLUB NOTES UNIVERSITY 'SOCIETY By Irene McCoy Gaines. About fifteen visiting teachers at tended the last meeting of the Uni versity Society. Artists contributing to the program were: Miss Miller at piano, Mdme. Rosalie Tyler, soprano, and Prof. Minott, who discoursed on "Mental Science." Next-regular meet ing, Sunday September 9th, 4 p. m. Club rooms, 5300 Wabash avenue. Visitors invited. Ml persons interested in the study of Theosophy are cordially invited to attend the meetings of the Theosophi cal club, held at the home of Attorney and Mrs. H. B. Gaines, 5827 Went worth avenue, every first and third Sunday 6:30 p. m., and every second and fourth Friday evening 7:30. CHIPS. Mrs. Mitchcm of 5349 Indiana avenue bs returned from St. Paul, Minn. Miss Bertha Moselcy has returned from Idlewild, having spent the summer there. iss Ethel Spence spent Labor day in Milwaukee, the guest of Mrs. A. C Tliaver. Mr- AV. G. Newson spent Monday in Milwaukee, with Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Ttayer. l rs- Russell of Cincinnati, Ohio, is the st of Miss Lucill V. Price of Evanj ton, 111. 'r-Frank Ford an employe of Provi nt hospital, is visiting his uncle in BIe Island, III. hisses Helen Adams and Leila ker have returned from Wauke 1 a after a very pleasant visit f. Charlie K XTAfTenn enwJi1 trir aftr tn ,.. w;n;,m tri. ti,. i!l visit the State fair at Spring- field, Illinois next week and while in that city, he will call on Governor Frank 0. Lowden, on important business. Miss Mae Hawse, teacher in the State Normal, Nashville, Tenn. left Monday after spending the summer here. Mrs. Heard of Detroit, Mich, spent a few days here, and was the guest of Mrs. Z. George of Prairie avenue. Miss Olga Porter of 5349 Indiana ave nue has returned from Benton Harbor, Mich, where she spent a pleasant vaca tion. Mr. A. G. Barnett of Fort Wayne, Indiana arrived in Ahe city Sunday morning to spend a few days with his family. Miss Vivian Harsh is sp'ending her vacation in Indianapolis. Miss Harsh was bridesmaid at the 'Cheeks-Gray wedding. Miss Elizabeth Jones formerly of Chi cago, now residing in Topeka, Kansas, is the guest of Miss Rena Bfanham, 3217 Calumet avenue. The Forty Boys of which Mr. Will Kelly is President, gave an invitational dance at Odgen Park, Saturday Sep tember 1st, for visitors. Miss Lilian Cashin who is the guest of Miss Edwgna Yerby at 4761 Langley avenue will leave for her home in De catur, Ala. next Tuesday. Mrs. Carrie Hull Mason, Washington, D. C will be the guest of her aunt Mrs. E. L Davis, 3226 Prairie avenue, and other relatives next week. Mr. Willie Peake, cashier at Tuskegee, Ala. left Sunday for Norfolk, Va. where he will spend a few weeks with his aunt before returning to Tuskegee. Mrs. Sandy W. Trice, 6438 Eberhart avenue, will return home the latter part of this week from a three weeks visit with friends at St Paul, Minn. Mrs. Frances Parker, and Miss Imo gene Worthy of Cleveland, Ohio, are the house guests of Mr. and Mrs. James A. Scott, 3710 Prairie avenue. Mr. and Mrs. George Garner have returned to the city after a very pleasant season, and are staying at Mrs. Alfred Hampton's, 4609 Langley avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Cheeks from Indianapolis, spent a few days here on their honeymoon, the guests of Mrs. Mary Waring, 526 Bowen avenue. Mrs. Violette N. Anderson is in New York and various eastern points . this week attending the Doctors convention. Mrs. Anderson is reporter for the con vention. Mrs. Elizabeth Morgan of Springfield, was the guest of honor at a private pic nic given bj old Phyllis Wheatley friends at the Municipal Pier last Wed nesday. Alfreda Barnett entertained a few in timate friends at dinner on her 13th birthday, Monday September 3rd, at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. F. L Barnett 3234 Rhodes avenue. Mrs. Elizabeth Lindsay Davis is one bf the delegates to the convintidn of I the Woman's Committee, Illinois Divis Cion of the Cktndt of Nattefcal Defetfse held at Stte Capita Springfield, Thurs day and Friday of this week. Attorney W. E. Mollison, late of Vicksburg; Miss, addressed the Bethel Literary, last Sunday afternoon which was largely attended and those who had the extreme pleasure in listening to his talk, which was highly interesting name ly, "What difference does it make" ex tended to him a rising vote of thanks. Henry (Teenan) Jones is home again after attending the Elks convention, at Cleveland, Ohio. The meeting next year will be held at Baltimore, Md. and then, Mrs. Jones expects to accompany her husband to that city. She did not attend the sessions at Cleveland, for the reason, that she felt that that city was too small to enjoy visiting. Our old highly esteemed friend, Geo. T. Kersey, one of the headlights of the Emanuel Jackson Undertaking Co., 2959 S. State street, has been up against the real thing the' past week. He paid some barber to remove his handsome must ache which was rather displeasing to his good wife, Mrs. Kersey, and then to caps the climax her little pet dog, fol lowed the head of the house out into the street one morning this week and lost its life by being run over by a milk wagon and now Mr. Kersey, is per fectly willing to permit his mustache to grow back at the rate of ten inches per week. DEATH OF MAGGIE DAVIS WIFE OF JESSE SHIPP SR. WHO WAS WELIL KNOWN -, IN THEATRICAL CIRCLES. Maggie Davis, who was for a long time the leading star in the Williams and Walker' show and who was form erly the wife of Charley Davis, the acrobat, and was the late wife of Jesse Shipp, Sr. .passed away in New York City, last week. She was also the life long friend of Aida Overton Walker, who occupied a warm spot in the hearts, of the American people. Miss Davis, possessed a charming personality and great talent. She was born in Virginia and was only 38 years old at the time of her death. All of the leading characters in the Williams and Walker show, expect Bert Williams, have passed on into the great beyond. Dr. H. Franklin Bray of Denver, Colorado, Locates in Chicago. On Wednesday this week, Dr. H. Franklin Bray, of Denver, Colorado, arrived in this city,and he will begin at once, the work of developing and organizing the Chicago Rescue Mis sion and National Evangelistic Bur eau to which institutions he has been elected President and headquarters for a short time will be opened and maintained at 5250 S. State street. t SILVER BASIS ISTLIKEIY AFJER THE WAR IS OVER Present Price of Pale Metal Makes It Almost at Valuable at Gold. Chicago. Sliver at current quota tions almost puts Mexico, India, Peru and China, which have steadfastly ad hered to the pale metal, on a gold basis. Add a few cents more to the 51 cents advance since September, 1915, and silver will be on a parity with gold throughout the world. It will bo what the Greeks named it countless centuries ago, the "noble metal," when a coin was exchanged for an ox. With the prolongation of the war and the increasing emission of paper currency by the European belligerents, silver has correspondingly risen in value The rise is significant In sev eral respects. What it suggests chief ly is the general remonetlzatlon of silver after peace will have been con cluded. This of course will ease and level the purchasing power of nations. To America the prospect Is not alarming. With silver the United States is supplied mined and unmln ed. In consequence tae far west should flourish as of yore. Palatial hotels should multiply again in Colorado. Sil ver cupolas should again glisten in the Nevada sunlight Copper coins should disappear from California. Denver should witness the reverse of what she saw when the silver purchase act was annulled, should people from every where flock to her. The shade of Senator Teller should smile. And Mexico must flourish in spite of herself despite uncertainty of gov ernment For Mexico once in a work ing mood can do for European mints what she did during decades for China and India. Peru, too, may re-experience a prosperity that will permit her once more to pave a highway with silver. In the circumstances the position of this country is unique. We have quite a third of the world's available gold in our vaults and stand next to Mxi co as a potential silver producer. Either way, then, we are safe. Solomon's Orchestra. It is asserted by some music histo rians that the greatest erchtttra the world has ever known was supported 7leleeaJa.ksstisfitw According to Josephus, there were 20,000 Harps aat psalteries f sUd esjsp a4 SO, 000 tfttmpftta ofjaftttf. -i - - . 1 CALLS WOMEN BEST LIARS. Lies Do Not Show on Faces; Men Give Themselves Away. Omaha. "Women are better liars than men, but God bless them just the same," said Police Magistrate J. M. Fitzgerald of the Omaha police court "Women come into this court and He right along under oath. Their lies do not show on their faces either, but I can tell they are lying because their stories contradict those of reliable wit nesses. "When men lie they hesitate, turn red, swallow, etc. One can tell they're lying just by watching their faces. "But you can't tell it on a woman. They lie outrageously and stick to their stories in the face of everything. They know just the right time to devi ate from the truth too. Their lies al ways count in the outcome of their trials If they are believed. Men haven't the same knack at the art that women police court characters have." LINCOLN'S HOME PATRIOTIC. Birthplace of the Immortal "Rail Split ter" Makes Draft Record. Frankfort, Ky. Larue county, Ky., the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, has made the record of furnishing every man drafted for the national army without a single claim for exemption and without a single rejection for dls ahUlty. This fact was established through a communication received by Representative Ben Johnson (Dem.) of Kentucky, in whose district Larue county is located. Mr. Johnson says that the county was called upon to furnish 182 men under the draft. The men were all regis tered, all appeared before the exemp tion boards for examination, none claimed exemption from any cause, al though some of them were entitled to make such claims because of depend ent families. "I believe that this wonderful show ing will be unparalleled in the history of the draft," said Mr. Johnson. BOY PREDICTS WAR'S END. Dies Three Days After (Telling Proph ecy to Parents. Marshfleld, Wis. In a letter received by Miss Anna TJrbanus from her sister in Reform, Ala., she tells of a queer case of a child, aged seven, which has a bearing on the present war. Up to date the cfilld never spoke a word until one day when the mother broke a dish the child exclaimed, "You broke one dish!" Then he was again mute. The father then broke a dish to see If the child would speak again, and this time he said, "Two dishes are broke." A doctor decided to break a dish also. The child exclaimed, "Three dishes are broken and I am going to die in three days, and the war will end in three months." The boy died on the third day, and. according to the letter, the citizens of Reform are eagerly awaiting for the three months to elapse. River Takes Tribute of a Life a Year. Tucson, Ariz.-J-Superstltion of long time residents of Steamboat Springs, Colo., said to be founded on a legend of the TJte Indians, that the Yampa river claims a victim every year, is In dorsed, so "old timers" say, by two drownings in that stream in the recent freshet The Indians believed the spir it who ruled the swift and treacherous stream demanded a human life annual ly and because of this are said never to have made an effort to save the first member of their race who was caught by it each year. Snake In Hen's Nest. Smith Center, Kan. When Will Red dlnger reached into a sitting hen's nest .recently he received an especially hard trap on his hand that caused it to bleed profusely. Reddinger blamed the hen and irately reached in after her, then broke the standing high jump record when he came In contact with a big bull snake. Upon being killed it was found to measure five feet in length. The sitting hen and her eggs are miss ing. Snake Eats Another Longer Than Itself. Rocky Point, Ark. While W. M. Phillips was showing friends over his crop they discovered a chicken snake. They killed it and found the snake had a tall at each end. The snake, which was about four feet long, had under taken to swallow a snake of the coach whip variety, which was about five aai a half feet long. It had swallewed Its full lengtk of tfo saaka. WIFE 320, TYPIST $1,(X. Man'a Will Asks That Employee Wear His Diamond Ring. New York. By the terms of a will filed in the surrogate's courtand dated April 1, 1914, George De Wolf Deans, who was an agent for the New York Central railroad and lived at S27 Edge combe avenue, his wife, Gertrude F. Deans, is to receive "the sum of $20 and no more." It ia stipulated that the bequest be paid sixty days after bis death. The second clause in the will reads: . "I give and bequeath to my faithful friend and stenographer, Margaret Dorothee Kllngel, $1,000, to be paid within sixty days after my death, and my large diamond ring, which I some times wear, begging her to have same made in a ring and wear in remem brance of me." The entire residue of the estate is left to his "devoted, loved friend and nurse," Mary Susan Hill, who Is like wise named as executrix of the instru ment' without bond. The testator di rects that his remains be cremated and that the ashes be placed in a silver jar the value of which ia not to exceed $100. ; . eiRN'S jBneiHiiHliiiiiH HON. FRANK One of the most popular and straight-forward judges of the Municipal Court, who would make a dandy candidate for one of the judges of the Superior Court. TO SEND FOOD TO AMERICAN PRISONERS Germany's Inadequate Rations Wake Work Imperative. Washington. The American Red Cross has perfected plans to care for Americans who may be captured and held in German prison camps. A pris oners' relief committee has been organ ized at Berne, Switzerland, under the supervision of Ellis L. Dresel of the American legation. Mr. Dresel served from the outbreak of the war, In 1914, up to our breaking off diplomatic rela tions as an attache of the American embassy at Berlin, where his duties in cluded relief work for men of the en tente nationalities in German prison camps. Today about a hundred American prisoners are held in Germany. Most of these are civilians taken off Amer ican merchantmen that have been sunk by Teuton submarines. More recent arrivals in the prison camps had served as gun crews, since the arming of our merchant ships. Speedy provisions for their relief and for those who may be taken prisoner is necessitated by the German policy of giving their prisoners of war food to tally inadequate to keep men In good health. The extremely high death rate among Russian, Servian and Rouma nian prisoners in Germany and Austria (30 per cent in the case of the Rouma nians) has been largely due to the in ability of Russia and the Balkan states to organise the rationing of prisoners of their nationalities from, their home countries. -- -- - COLLEGE GIRLS PARK GUIDES Accompany Camping parties and Talk About Nature. Estes Park, Cold. Women "nature guards" Is the latest innovation in the administration of America's national parks. Tbe guards are cultured col lege girls, whose duty it is to accom pany camping parries through the great natural playgrounds and give In teresting talks on the trees and flowers as well as the birds and animals of the region. Any camper may obtain the services of these girl teachers of na ture lore for a nominal charge. The first park to have such guards is the Rocky Mountain National park, of which Estes Park village is the prin cipal gateway.. Four young women already have passed the rigid federal examinations and have been appointed by Supervisor I C. Way of the park. They have been swamped with appli cations for their services. Boy of Fourteen Fights Bull. Chardon, O. Spain, land of toreadors, should hear' of Albert Hosmer, four teen, of Parkman. As a bullfighter Hosmer has just made a record with out weapons. A bull owned by the boy's father charged Albert as he sought to feed the animal an apple. He grasped the bell ring of the maddened animal and leaped squarely on the bull's back. Roaring and snorting the bull ran wild ly around the lot Then the animal stopped suddenly and Albert was hurl ed to the ground. Albert ran his fin gers into the bull's nostrils and gripped tight The bull feu to its knees. The boy let go, dashed to the fence and was on tbe other side before the bull charged. Alwaya'ln the Lead. The Morning Star announced the death of William B. Jenes when he was not dead, writes Simeon Btnmsky in the New York Evening Post -The next day1 it printed the following no tice: ' "Yesterday we were the first newspa per to publish the news of the death of William B: Joaes. Today we are Cte first id fiaty th report. TMera liC IKS' is always ia tfceWfcsV H. GRAHAM. rire and Water. Why does wnier put out fire? This Js at first a puzzling question, because back in your mind is tbe thought that, Bince bydrogeu and oxygen are neces sary to make a fire burn, it segms ) strange that water, which is composed ' of oxygen and hydrogen, will also put it out. A burning fire throws off heat, but If too much of tbe heat is taken from the fire Suddenly the temperature of the fire is sent down so far belosr the point at which the oxygen of the air will combine with it that the fire can not burn, says tbe Book of Wonders. We speak commonly as though water thrown on a fire drowns it Tbat la practically what happens. Scientifi cally what happens is that the water thrown upon tbe fire absorbs so much of the heat to itself tbat the tempera ture of tbe fire is reduced below the point where oxygen will combine with the carbon in the burning material and the fire goes out Men Who 8ucceed. Thomas E. Wilson, the Chicago pack er, says In the American Magazine: "The higher up he is the more de pendent an executive becomes on those under him. Tbe real success of an ex ecutive, It seems to me, rests on his ability to promote wisely, and at the same time to keep the force working in harmony and contentment A little jealousy here and there In an organ ization can ruin its efficiency. I have known men who had enough general grasp of things to have made great de partment managers, only they could not get along harmoniously with those about them. If a man can't get along pleasantly with his associates he can not successfully handle a force of men. I never like to promote 'a man to a re sponsible place if he has failed to work In hearty co-operation with the men alongside of him. When you hear men say of their boss, 'He Is a good fellow to work for, you may know he is a successful executive." Brandon the Executioner. June 20, 1649,'was the day on which Richard Brandon, official executioner ' for tbe city of London, died, says the Dundee Advertiser. Tradition has it that he decapitated Charles I. and was paid $150 for his pains, all in half crowns, within half an hour after the deed. He is also reported to have been presented with an orange stuck full of cloves and a handkerchief out of the king's pocket as soon as he was car ried from the scaffold. Brandon was at once offered 20 shillings for the or ange, but he refused this sum and aft erward accepted 10 shillings in a mar ket thoroughfare. In tbe burial regis ter of Whitechapel there may be seen the following entry under 1649: "June 21 Richard Brandon, a man out of Rosemary Lane. This Richard Bran don is supposed to have cut off the head of Charles I." Extent ef Africa. Nearly one-fourth of the earth's laud surface is comprised within the conti nent of Africa, and it is as far around the coast of Africa as it is around the world. Every eighth person of the world's population lives in the dark continent The blacks double their number every forty years and the whites every eighty years. There are 848 languages and dialects spoken among the blacks of Africa, but only a few of them written. One area in Af: rica unoccupied by missionaries is three times the size of New England, a second would make four states like New York, and another is eighteen times the size of Ohio. Throughout Africa there is one missionary for ev ery 133,000 sonlx Christian Herald. The Haunted Heuee, Would Be Teaaat-I like the hssae very sauch, but I hear that It is haunt- . e. Laadlord (robbing hi hands and ssnfflag) My dear sadasa, X attsevl to tt personally. The ghosts osdy ap- , sar to tenants who do sot pay their rest an tetSM terSMT ct-Le4oa J Talefrai: i t 1 Jc. S.Vie 4 itf ' ' tfiV ifj? ' v.- -.- : , titt,Aii-. . ;v -- .-.if;,- "-? V ' 5S-Aj aJ"i3 --V.-.H , . -, --.r-. ---- .