.uxury Wins Saja Petszonk From Real Parents
[EW YORK.—Once upon a time little Raja Petszonk worshipped some dirty
playthings down at the State Charities Aid association, where he was left
!>y his mother, who never went back to claim him. Then later there was a
ime when he was dressed like a little
jprlnce, and his playthings were new
f nd many. Thut was after he was
dopted by Mr. and Mrs. Leo D. Shire
f 41 West Eigljty-second street,
l Then there came a day when his
frightful mother claimed him and he
4was made to give up his wealthy little
^playmates and his nursery to live at
P >8 Union avenue, the Bronx, where
1 ère were no pretty toys and no nurse*
aids to wash his hands and face.
But now he Is happy again, for he
}ls back at the Shire home, and his name is George Bernard Shire. Llttla
'Saja's mother when she found out where her boy was, went to claim him.
Mr. and Mrs. Shire wanted to keep him and It was ruled in court that the
$-eal mother should keep the child. Later, however, as the result of a visit
jof Saja to the Shire home some time ago, the boy's parents signed him over
to his foster mother.
When the papers were drawn up and Saja received his new name he
fclssed his real mother good-by and then paused, looked at his foster mother.
•Then with u little smile he ran Into her arms. An hour later he was up In
the nursery killing miniature soldiers by the dozens and waving an American
iFires on Mate, Then Attempts "Hunger Death"
X OS ANGELES, CAL.—Fearing that her attempt to end her life by starva
tion would be successful, friends of Mrs. Harriet B. Berlin, whose hus
band, William B. Berlin, a private detective, mysteriously disappeared after j
recovering from bullet wounds inflict
ed by the woman, sent her to the
psychopathic ward of the county hos
pital for observation and treatment.
She had refused nourishment for Id
days and was pining away because
of a broken heart.
Following a dispute, Mrs. Berlin
fired three bullets through her hus
band's body In their apartment and
turned the weapon against her fore
head. Her nerve failed her, she told
the police, and she was arrested on a
charge of assault with intent to commit murder. The case was dismissed
after Berlin recovered from his wounds.
Three weeks after he disappeared from the hotel at Fourth and Main
«treats and has not been seen since. Mrs. Berlin, after a futile search, went to
fler room In a downtown hotel and remained a recluse. She refused all
assistance and declared to her friends that she would seek starvation. Her
j-reat attachment for her husband, it was stated, caused her heart to break
s^siien he failed to return to her.
"At night I see him weeping," Mrs. Berlin said. "He Is not far away, I
fcnow. If he does not come back to me I shall die. We planned to forget
the shooting; we started anew, then he went away. He has tortured my soul
In his absence as I tortured his soul by shooting him. When the nights come
^ cannot sleep. I have not slept for many days. Come back, Bill ! Come back
Mrs. Berlin, whose beauty attracted considerable attention heretofore,
•was assisted to an ambulance from the office of Captain of Detectives George
K. Home at central station. She weighs less than 80 pounds and her condi
tion is considered critical.
Ohio Cider Maker Finds New Use for Lime
C HARDON, O.—While county farm agents and bureaus for farm welfare
have been extolling the merits of lime to their agricultural brethren, it
has remained for Ben L. Rhodes, cider maker, buyer for the William Edwards
«ompany, and incidentally deputy
-^sheriff, to find a new use for It.
"As a safety for the prevention of
«the removal of anthracite or bltu
■minous products by persons who would
«scape coal bills, It's a winner," says
Bhodes, who maintains that the ap
(dlcatlon of it to coal Is fully as im
portant and beneficial as to land.
As before stated, Rhodes Is a cider
maker, and has a large mill In the
jwestern part of the city of Chardon.
^Taking time by the forelock, or the
-coal dealers before another raise, Rhodes ordered a generous supply of the
jblack dlnmonds. The huge pile, as tempting as an array of diamonds In this
Any and ag£ lay in alluring mass In plain sight of all.
For some reason, which Rhodes believed entirely explainable, the coal
J>l!e seemed to diminish day by day. Neighbors hinted that there might have
-'been women visitors with baskets to the mass of potential heat.
Rhodes, the ever resourceful in times of emergency, bought some lime,
and with a solution thereof, sprayed his coal pile until It was transformed
ÎErom a dull black to a dazzling white. Now any chunk that is removed will
4be conspicuous by its absence. Neighbors who can't go to the Rockies this
summer glance out of their windows at the big white pile glistening In the
jaun, and with a fan, are content.
Meanwhile the coal pile Is Intact with its summer dress of white.
Husband Grabs Laurels of Sir Walter Raleigh
^^HICAGO.—There are some who maintain that the age of chivalry Is deader
than a doornail, but it seems that Is a mistake. Listen to the story of
■John 3kv»rek of North Chicago, who not only qualifies as a mode) husband,
but also gallops off with the laurels of
Sir Walter Raleigh.
Mrs. Skwarek has a flock of gees«
that are as the apple of her eye. This
week they wandered off Into the gar
den of a neighbor, Joseph Belakey,
who caused the arrest of Mrs. Skwa
rek. This was because the geese did
j . j. . . „ 0 not leave much of the garden.
/I % LJ7 ** "tjmL The woman was arraigned before
V \ f ^ I» Justice of the Peace Neahaus of North
--Chicago, ordered to keep the geese
at home and fined $2 and costs, with th«
alternative of going to Jail If she refused to pay. She refused. Here's where
age of chivalry was revived and the shade of Sir Raleigh 6talked.
"Three days In *11," said the Justice, sentencing the woman. Her hus*
-♦and stepped forward.
"Hold," he said. "Let me go to Jail In the place of my wife. It is my
«lace to face hardships for her."
"It doesn't matter to us,'' said the Belakeys. "It*s all right, as long as
«omeone suffers for this raid on our garden. The law Is the law, and we
So Skwarek went to Jail In place of his wife.
In the evening she came to the jail with a fat basket of lunch, which they
DOCK THEFTS LAID
TO YOUNG PIRATES
New York Police Given Consider
able Trouble By Depre
dations of Youths.
New York.—Juvenile water pirates
I along the wharves and docks have
! caused considerable trouble for the
I police recently.
Down along West street, where
! great cargoes of vegetables and fruits
! discharged from vesesls await pur
| chase by commission agents, the boys
j ure active every night, prowling along
in the dark, providing vegetables for
themselves without pay.
So amazing is their success that the
steamship companies and railroads
employ special watchmen to guard
6 • o
j Pillaged Each Night by the Youngsters.
against the depredations, since they
arc responsible for the consignments.
Nor is the strategy of the young
sters to ba sneered at. As the hours
go by their advance becomes more
rapid. In many instances a group will
feint boldly an attack in one direction
while another group steals up un
observed at an extreme point, the
watchman being too much occupied
with the first force to notice the sec
The fruit and vegetable crates and
bags of potatoes are quickly emptied
by the children, who seize the prod
ucts and make off before being dis
covered. So that the members of the
other group may get their share they
then assume in their turn the function
of enticing away the watchman.
Three of the big freight receiving
stations of the Old Dominion line, at
Biers 25 and 2d, at Lai gilt Street, are
pillaged each night by the youngsters,
despite the efforts of the watchmen.
TALKS IN SLEEP OF THEFT
Ranch Foreman in California Arrested
on Statements of His
Los Angeles, Cal.—Edward A. An
il ri es was taken from an east-bound
limited train at I'asadena and sent to
i the county Jail because Deputy Sher
iffs Fox and Nolan alleged Andrles had
talked too much in his sleep. The offi
cers explained that the prisoner's
j "bunkie" had told of the talking. In
which an embezzlement at the Glen
more (La.) post office, years ago, was
For some few years Andrles had
been foreman on a ranch In the Malibu
hills. During he past few weeks he
was declared to have talked while
asleep and to have mentioned In a
broken and somewhat rambling man
ner how he had robbed the post office
Local government officials ure Inves
tigating the case. If sufficient evidence
is uncovered Andrles will be taken to
Glenmore for trial.
THESE KISSES HAD A :
ROAD LIKE TRUE LOVE :
Cleveland.—Two kisses are *
better than one. Joe thinks so •
nud Julia ditto. •
It was like this. *
Joe and Julia Kiss lived in •
Canton. They gave up the task •
of steering the nuptial bark on •
the sea of matrimony. They J
got a divorce. •
Each Kiss went his or her, J
But they were lonesome and •
came back. And they met •
Kiss kissed Kiss and remarried. •
FINDS HER MARRIAGE ILLEGAL
Fifty Year* After Ceremony Woman
Discovers That Man Had Not
Denver, Colo.—Fifty years after her
marriage Mrs. Mary D. Erwin learned
that she had not been legally married
to the man who died eleven years ago
and who was the father of her three
children. The discovery came when
Mrs. Erwin sought a pension due to
widows of Civil war veterans. Rec
ords show that Erwin had begun a suit
for divorce from his first wife before
he remarried, but the decree was not
signed until after the second marriage,
Feudalism Is Making Last Stand
Against Democracy in Great War
By Franklin K. Lane, Secretary of the Interior
We arc lighting Germany because in this war feu
dalism is making its last stand against oncoming
democracy. We see it now. This is a war against an
old spirit, an ancient, outworn spirit. It is a war
against feudalism—the right of the castle on the hill
to rule the village below. It is a war for democracy
the right of all to be their own masters. Let Germany
be feudal if she will. But she must not spread her ays
tem over a world that has outgrown it.
Feudalism plus science, thirteenth century plus
twentieth—this is the religion of the mistaken Ger
many that lias linked itself with the Turk—that has, too, adopted the
method of Mahomet. "The state has no conscience," "The state can do
no wrong." With the spirit of the fanatic she believes this gospel and
that it is her duty to spread it by force. With poison gas that makea
living a hell, with submarines that sneak through the seas to slyly murder
noneombntants, with dirigibles that bombard men and women while they
Bleep, with a perfected system of terrorization that the modem world first
heard of when German troops entered China—German feudalism is
making war upon mankind. Let this old spirit of evil have its way and
no man will live in America without paying toll to it, in manhood and in
money. This spirit might demand Canada from a defeated, navyless
England, and then our dream of peace on the north would be at an end.
We would live, as France has lived for forty years—in haunting terror.
America speaks for the world in fighting Germany. Mark on a map
those countries which are Germany's allies, and you will mark but four,
running from the Baltic through Austria and Bulgaria to Turkey. AU
the other nations, tho whole globe around, are in arms against her or are
unable to move. There is deep meaning in this. We fight with the world
for an honest world, in which nations keep their word, for a world in
which nations do not live by swagger or by threat, for a world in which
men think of the ways in which they can conquer the common cruelties
of nature instead of inventing more horrible cruelties to inflict upon the
spirit and body of man, for a world in which the ambition of the philoso
phy of a few shall not make miserable all mankind, for a world in which
the man is held more precious than the machine, the system or the state.
Schools Without Kindergarten are Like
Buildings Without Foundations
By Bessie I /kK Chief of Kindergarten Division, U. S. Bureau of Education
The magnificent work of our public-school system merits and receives
the admiration of the world. But, notwithstanding the splendid progress
that has been made, there is one important respect in which it may be
Did you ever know an architect who would undertake to erect a beau
tiful and substantial Building and omit to provide a suitable foundation?
Did you ever hear of an intelligent farmer who would neglect his animate
when young and expect perfection in their later life? Ilave we given
tlie same thoughtful attention to the foundation of our educational
structure that the architect gives to the foundation of his building ? Have
we realized fully that a well-rounded development depends in large measure
upon early influences and the habits acquired in the formative period
Our leading educators for more than a generation have been Earnest
advocates of the kindergarten; our first commissioner of education—
Henry Barnard—saw the system demonstrated in London in 1854 and
became enthusiastic over its achievements. Upon his return to this coun
try he wrote and talked extensively on the subject. Commissioner Harris
also did much to promote the idea during his long administration, and
Commissioner Claxton, who personally supported a kindergarten for
colored children in Asheville years ago, believes that kindergartens should
be a part of the public-school system in every city, town and village in the
country. It is now generally understood that the function of the kinder
garten ia to nurture and develop the child's inherent powers ; that in the
kindergarten the foundation of all subsequent education is laid ; and yet,
notwithstanding all that has been said and written, what are the facts
There are four million children in our country between four and
six years of age for whom kindergartens have not yet been provided. These
four million children are each losing two years of possible schooling, mak
ing eight million years lost at this most impressionable and imitative age,
when habits for life are being formed. This lost time can never be
Many communities believe they cannot yet afford kindergartens, and
they build high schools and introduce manual training and other special
branches for the older children, while the little ones are losing these two
years of systematic training.
But the question is not, Can we afford to have kindergartens? but
Can we afford not to have them ?
War Workers to be Recruited from Ranks
of Women Not Now in Industry
By Mn. Raymond Robins
Only 46 out of every hundred women in this country are in industry.
The rest are in a class which is just above industry. They are a supported
Pimm, supported by fathers or mothers. They do nothing at all in indus
try and they do not enter professions.
Eighty-five out of every hundred women are in industry in England,
Scotland, France and Germany. The do-nothing class of women in these
countries has always been smaller than in the United States. The bonbon
eating, novel-reading, lie-abed-till-11 a. m. type, which comes into full
bloom at the dance clubs, on the golf links and the boulevard, is to be
the type recruited by the national council of woman's defense.
We want this class more than the class already in industry to fill the
breach left open by the call for men for the army and navy. It is not our
purpose to take away women already working from the work to which
they are essential. But the great idle class in America is remarkable.
We have a vast reserve, unused energy. I am certain that they will vol
IN BED FOR WEEKS
Mr. Smith Was in a Bad Way,
But Doan's Restored Him to
the Best of Health.
In April, 1916. Lows Smith. 90 N«w
St., Hackensack, N. J., said:
fail to describe the misery I endured
from kidney complaint. In mv work 1
have to do a lot of heavy lifting and
this weakened my kidneys.
At first I only Buffered
from a slight backache,
but almost before I knew
it, I was all bent over like
a ' man a hundred years
"I began to grow worse
as the days passed and
finally I had to take to
Mr. Smith, mv bed where I re
mained for weeks. My head pained ter
ribly and my back just throbbed. 1
was always dizzy and it seemed as if
everything was whirling. Little Mack
specks came before my eyes and 1 also
suffered from painful and scanty pas
sages of the kidney secretions. Every
thing seemed dark and dreary.
''Doan's Kidney Pills completely
cured me and I am enjoying the best ot
"Sworn to before me."
E. M. Johnson. Justice Peace.
On March 19, 1917, Mr. Smith added:
"I will never forget what Doan s have
done for me. Whenever I catch cold
on my kidneys I can depend on Doan a
to fix me up all right.'
C«t Dmb'i at Any Store, 60e ■ Box
FOSTER-MILS URN CO, BUFFALO. N. Y.
Must Have Been Somewhere.
Mother—That hole was not In your
glove tills morning, Molly.
Molly— Where was it then?
A FRIEND IN NEED.
For Instant relief and speedy curl I
Use "Mississippi" Diarrhea Go reliai
Price 50c and 25c.—Adv.
Most in Demand.
"What do we need for dinner, Mag«
gieT" asked the mistress as the mull!
appeared at the door of the room.
"A new set av dishes, mum.'' an
swered Maggie, lugubriously. "Oi've
Jest tripped over the edge av th' rug.""
To Drive Out Malaria
And Build Up The System
Take the Old Standard GROVE S
TASTELESS chill TONIC. Yon know
what you are taking, as the formula ia
printed on every label, showing it ia
Quinine and Iron in a tasteless form. The
Quinine drives ont malaria, tbs Iroa
builds op the system. 6o cents.
"I Just thought of a great scheme,"
grinned the plumber.
"Hand it to me and I'll eat it," re
plied the thin carpenter.
"No. this is on the leveL"
"What Is it all about?"
"It is to get in touch with all the
paymasters in the country—"
"And tind out when the pay day
"Then, on the pay day I plan to go to
each paymaster and see how many en
velopes have not been called for.''
"Then I plan to take all the uncalled
for pay envelopes and share them fifty
fifty with the paymasters."
As he turned to go the thin carpen
ter sh((ok lus head and remarked sor
"And Just to think, I used to know
you when you were all right"—Ex
A French soldier had been shot In
the leg arf was token to the hospital
fter treatment For some time the sur
geon probed the wound, until at last
the sufferer demanded what he was
"I am trying to find the bullet" was
"Whnt stupidity !" cried the patient.
"Why, I have It In my pocket"
A Good Reason.
Mm. Knicker —Why do yon think
she Is a spy?
Mrs. Bosker—No other cook ever
Stayed ns long.
g ' H-LS.iU._______ ___ _____L_ I I
A Can to
will bring a
and a pleas
in g lesson in
'There's a Reason"
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