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Staged Battle Royal Far Below Earth's Surface
B ROOKLYN.— When Thomas O'Malley regained consciousness In the Wil
llamsburg hospital, he hastened to reiterate the statement he had made
Jost before they began to sew him up. It was a succinct statement in Mr.
O'Malley's well-known manner. It
was to this effect:
"I can lick him."
In another part of the Institution
they were ministering tenderly to An
drew Peransky, who, however, after
careful thought, declined to make any
statement for publication. The sur
geons believe that with complete rest,
and If there be no complications, he
will be able to leave the hospital with
in 60 days.
O'Malley and Peransky are, or
were employees of the contractor who Is tunneling the new subway tube in
Che vicinity of North Seventh street. The men employed there work in a
caisson under high air pressure. O'Malley and Peransky, both registered for
the draft and neither returned to work that day.
They entered the air chamber in the same cage the other day, and a
«lance at him convinced O'Malley's gangmates that it would be just as well
sot to cross him. Peransky, however, was in that state of exuberant Amer
icanism which made him careless of who listened when he spoke up.
In any event, after they had been in the air chamber less than 20 minute*
somebody behind, but within earshot of O'Malley, gave utterance to ths
«pinion that there was a man among them who had neglected to register
for the draft because of anti-British prejudices of long standing. O'Malley
turned and saw Peransky standing grinning at the jester and the Jest.
They had been fighting furiously for 20 minutes when Policeman Dalton,
summoned by a foreman on the earth's surface who had received a distress
signal from the earth's interior, arrived and stopped the fighting with a few
well-aimed blows of bis club. He had found the belligerents rolling on the
Aoor of the air chamber, while their companions stood about terrified, in
fe*r apparently that the fighters would do some damage to the walls of the
sir chamber and be the death of all hands.
Dalton explained afterward that the two men had reached that point of
Aghtlng exhaustion where the task of separating them was not one to draw
Aeavily on the resources of a trained policeman.
Mr. O'Malley is pndecided about returning to subway work. He says
that, after a holiday especially, the high air pressure is apt to go to his head
and make him insensible to logic and logical consequences.
Many Feline Aristocrats in Maine Coast Towns
B ANGOR, ME.—Summer visitors to Maine coast towns marveled at the
great number of handsome, longhaired cats to be seen in those places,
n In the homes of the poorest people, and also at the number of old men
and women who derive profit by breed
ing them. The progenitors of these
feline aristocrats were brought to
Maine many years ago by shipmasters
trading up the Mediterranean, from
Persian and African ports. Some
highly successful breeders of Angora
cats live in Penobscot bay towns, and
■ 1 / »-«i S' they ship cats all over America.
^ rj^ -__ - "The Angora," said one of these
breeders, "is larger than the ordinary
aifyft'» ca t, or at least looks large because of
the greater thickness of the fur. The
*coon' cat, so called, is a hybrid, ah accident. The loag-halred cat is
liable to skip for a generation or two and then come baek with qualities
superior to those of its forebears. A white Angora with orange eyes is a
valuable animal, worth as much as $100 In some places. A 'coon,' or Angora
anale, with tiger stripes of black and gray, will bring $25 to $50. '
"If you see a cat with odd eyes—that is, with one eye red or orange and
Che other blue—you can be sure it is deaf. Yet it will catch as many mice
as any other.
"The average life of a cat Is about ten years, although I have some four
teen and fifteen years old. I feed my cats on fresh fish, when I can get it It
la not as heavy as meat and the cat is not so liable to disease. Milk is very
•nodi hot cats prefer fish to anything else, except beef. If you feed a cat
am beef once it will want it ever afterward. $
*4fany cats have the habit of licking the hair, on their breasts with their
tongues. They get little mats ofi hair In their stomachs, and unless théy gel
tid of It it will finally cause death."
Just Needed $10,000, So He "Drew" It From Bank
N EW YORK.—A tall, well-dressed young man, carrying a small suitcase,
entered the Atlantic National bank, Broadway and Warren street, .by way
of the employees' entrance, walked into the paying teller's cage, opened hlf
•nltcase and nonchalantly proceeded
to pack it with money. When he had
«10,000 tucked away, he closed the bag
and walked out.
Chief Clerk C. E. Smith and Jo
seph Baumel, another clerk, saw the
young man as he emerged from the
teller's cage. The young man, who, it
was revealed later, was Melvin Kip
fiord, twenty-six years old of Harris
burg, Pa., told the clerks that he was
■taking a study of money and its ec
..„irif h«hits Needing some speci
mens for his laboratory, he had just taken what he thought he would require
^When the clerks attempted to hinder his exit, Kipford drew a revolver
«farted to run. The clasp on the suitcase became unfastened and
Ï.000 dropped in the corridor of the bank. Kipford ran down Barclaj
to Grinwich. where he was stopped by Traffic Policeman Jame»
■mith who placed him under arrest. ... ...
•"TI «.a notice station Kipford said he had stopped at the bank earlier in
the day to change a $5 bill, and seeing the money in the teller's cage went
«nt and bought aemall suitcase and returned for some cash. He declared New
wfliv no town to b© In without money.
He gaId fc e h a d no registration card and never had heard of the draft.
]e Bride's Dream of Fine Home Faded Away
■ vrTPAflO—It was a nice farm Bert Manning picked out for his bride to
nfhe W heat and cornfields showed heavy yields. Fat coVrs grased
The house was commodious, sheltered by trees, and deep
the pastures, xne nou in vines and flowers. Louise Haug, the
little Chicago dressmaker, wus en
tranced. It was the {dace of hex
"I can't take you in now," said
Manning, as they drove post in his
automobile. "I don't want my house
keeper to know I am going to be mar
ried. But we will live here soon. This
Is our nest, honey." *
They were married and lived hap
pily for five days at the home of the
dressmaker's brother-in-law.
. fnrm now » said the bride. Manning agreed and packed
' 'in tte .SS Tb-» 1» «<*«'"»> *•* "• 1™' *■«
Igs and take It to Hammond, the town nearest the farm. She gava
S fe jast e ï^oon as I get the gas," said Manning. H*s
ütTth» „ r and started after gas. He is still going.
1 Manninrtold the police, and detectives are looking for Männin«
hybrid? seven weeks ago through an advertisement in a German
t in which he posed as a "wealthy bachelor," and said he wanted
girl for a wife.
, savings
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(Copyright, 1#18, by the McClure Newspa
per Syndicate.)
Things happen just by accident,
Sometimes. But does the accident hap
pen by accident? Not while Lachesis
is holding down that destiny Job on
Mount Olympus.
Lachesis, you know, is one of the
three Moerae who meddle in the af
fairs of mortals from the time they
are born until they pass into other
realms. Three Moerae, or Fates, have
a room all to themselves In the big of
fice building of the gods, and they run
things with a high hand.
One would think that, in these days
of progress, Clotho would get some
thing to take the place of that old
spinning wheel on which she spins
the thread of life, and that Atropos
could find an instrument less unwieldy
than that long pair of dull shears
she has been using to cut the thread
when she decides it's long enough.
However, they seem to have got along
so far without modern improvements
and they ought to know their business
by this time.
Anyhow, this story concerns Lach
esis, who works without Instruments.
She simply stands near the spinning
wheel and dabs weal and woe on that
thread and twists it about her fingers
and ties knots in it, to suit her own
pleasure. It has been said that Clotho
and Lachesis and Atropos are old and
ugly. Of course, as mortals reckon,
these fates are old; but years don't
count on Olympus. And as to ugliness
—well. I'm willing to allow that
Atropos has a hideous face, and it's
possible Clotho Is not beautiful, be
cause her back must be lame and her
eyes faded and her forehead wrinkled
from bending over the spinning wheel ;
but Lachesis —there's no reason why
she should be ugly, because her job
furnishes lots Of variety. Moreover,
she's one of the heroines In this story,
■o she has just got to be beautiful.
The hero is Jack Watson, a mere
mortal who defied Lachesis. She had
decided, soon after Clotho began to
spin the thread, that he should be mar
ried before he became twenty-eight
years oldf and she had picked for his
bride a girl named Esther Richards.
They were born in the same little town
in Ohio and had one of those "school
kid" romances; and then, when Jack
vas only eleven and Esther eight, it
Jack moved with his parents to Co
lumbus, where they resided three years.
Jack and Esther wrote occasionally, as
children sometimes carry on a corre
spondence, but they were too young to
understand about affinities and such
things, and gradually they forgot about
each other.
When Jack was fifteen his mother
died and he moved with his father to
New York. The boy obtained a Job as
office boy with a broker and held it
two years. Then he was promoted,
and about that time pneumonia claimed
Mr. Watson.
When Esther was ten she west with
her parents to Vancouver, British Co
lumbia, and there they remained until
she was twenty-two.
Lachesis stood in the workroom of
fhe*Moerae one day, holding Jack Wat
son's thread of life In one hand and
Esther Richards' in the other. "My,
how far apart they have drifted," she
murmured. "This will never do. I
have decided differently."
Jack was leaning back In his swivel
chair with his feet on hls desk, in his
own real estate office in Melbourne,
Australia. Was he thinking about
Esther? Decidedly not. His mind was
full of business, of how to travel still
farther on the path of prosperity,
which he already had found.
Esther was reclining on a lounge In
her home in Vancouver, reading a Red
Cross magazine. Did Jack hold any
place In her thoughts? No, not even a
small corner. They had forgotten about
each other, as I have said.
That evening Jack went to the Mel
bourne Business club for dinner with
three other prosperous young business
men, all of them married. When the
meal was finished the conversation
turned to matrimony.
"How comes it you never got mar
ried, Jack?" asked George Clifford as
he passed cigars. "You're old enough
and have enough coin to make some
girl comfortable and happy."
Jack laughed as he lighted the weed.
"Not me," he said as he puffed plac
idly. "I'll never get married. I'm go
ing to be a hermit. Do you know, fel
lows, it's a fact that I've never been
Interested a bit In the fair sex? I'm
all for business. Tm sincerely opposed
to marriage—for myself, at least"
Cllff«*rd, who was five years older,
looked over the rims of hls glasses
with a «light grimace and inquired:
"Don't yon believe In love? Don't
you believe that every one was made
for some one?"
Another laugh, this time louder and
longer, from Jack.
"I should say not!" he retorted,
"There's no Buch thing as love. Mar
riage Is a matter of business. When a
follow hasn't enough sense to save hls
money, he needs a woman to help him ;
and if he gets the right kind he's all
right, and If he doesn't he's all wrong.
I tell you I'm not Interested In girls
and I'll die a bachelor, as sure as the
sun rises and sets."
Lachesis frowned. Such defiance!
Sho was puzzled, but she was very re
sourcelui. for days ax a time she
would stand and hold those two
threads, one in each hand. But when
she attempted to bring them together
her arms would stiffen.
Six months before it was time for
him to celebrate his twenty-eighth aa«
niversary something put into Jack s
head the Idea of touring the States,
As he had accumulated a comfortable
pile of the metal so much desired on
this globe, and as he hnd taken in a
partner who was capable of conduct
ing the business alone, there was no
reason why he should not carry the
Idea into effect.
It was on the outskirts of Chicago
that the accident occurred. The train
hit a broken rail or something and the
parlor car left the track. Only one
person was severely injured, and that
was Jack Watson, whose arm was
He was taken to a Chicago hospital,
where the arm was set. Hls condition,
physically and financially, warranted a
nurse being assigned to special duty on
the case. *
This was the first opportunity he
had had to study woman at close
range, and It proved decidedly interest
ing. The nnrse was in constant at
tendance during the day and ready to
answer hls call at any time during the
night. She was continually putting
thermometers into hls mouth and tak
ing them out again, feeling bis pulse,
feeding him ice cream and other delli
cades, and smiling. And she had a
pretty face, always shining with good
cheer, and a lot of other nice way*
about her.
"That's funny," Jack told himself
frequently. "I never knew a womaq
could be so useful In this busy world.
And he got to wishing that hls arm
wouldn't be In any hurry about getting
mended, and hls mind began thinking
strange thoughts; that is, strange foi!
Of course, you know the nurse wa*
Esther Richards. But he did not. A,
lot of changes take place In a person
between the ages of eight and twenty
five; and there was no more reasoq
why he should assodate this Miss
Richards with the one of hls school
days In Ohio than that she should
recognize her childhood sweetheart 10
this Mr. Watson who was her patient.
Had Jack been less reticent about
himself their former acquaintanceship
would have leaked out In the "small
talk" that usually develops between a
nnrse and a convalescing patient; bulj
as he was one who took things for*
granted and never displayed curiosity,
espedally concerning the affairs o^
women, he had not even asked thd
customary "Where Is your home?"
Naturally her professional reserve, ac
quired during nearly three years of
training, precluded the poqpibllity of
her taking the Initiative in such per
sonal matters; so the fact that they
had not been schoolmates and "puppy
love" sweethearts remained unre
He fought against the peculiar feel
ing that was creeping over him, but It
was a losing fight. He gave up the
struggle and confessed, first to himself
and later to her, that he was in love
with her. He told her all about It da
the day he was to leave the hospital.
"Do you believe In love?" she in
quired, as she stood beside the bed
and retained that professional de
meanor sufficiently to keep him from
seizing her hand. "These days, peo
ple are beginning to have the idea that
marriage is only a business contract"
Jack laughed and forgot all about
Melbourne and real estate, business
club dinners and hermits' lives.
"Love!" he echoed. "Surely, I be
lieve In love. Every one was made for
some one, and I was made for you. I've
felt that ever since I first saw you
standing by this bed and counting my
heart-beats. Haven't you felt the same
She forgot about "being profes
sional" and her hand found its way
into his.
"Perhaps," she confessed. "That's
what we always read in books; and
there may be something to it. Really,
I feel as If I had known you always."
Lachesis smiled a smile of triumph.
She drew the two threads together and
held them side by side in one hand.
With the other hand she reached into
the htapplness box and dabbed some of
the contents on the threads. Then she
carefully and methodically knotted
them together.
You can't defy Lachesis and get
away with it.
British Honduras.
British Honduras Is in the tropics,
but its climate is only sub-tropical.
The maximum shade temperature is
98 degrees Fahrenheit, while the min
imum is 50 degrees. Cholera, yellow
fever and other tropical diseases oc
cur from time to time, but on the
whole the country is not unhealthy
In comparison with the West Indies
or the Central American countries.
The dry season lasts from the middle
of February to the middle of May.
Rain occurs at intervals during the
other months, and almost continuous
ly during October, November and De
cember. The annual rainfall aver
ages about 81% inches, but rises in
some parts of the country to 150
Indies or more. Easterly sea winds
prevail during the greater part of the
The Humming Birds.
The smallest and most brilliant in
color of all the feathered creations are
the humming birds, an<^ of the 400
species none is to be found elsewhere
than In this western hemisphere. It is
noticed that humming birds once num
erous in summer in Indiana have
greatly diminished in number. An
explanation Is given that many thou
sands have been sacrificed in the mil
linery trade.
With the Passing of His Fiftieth Birth
day Man Should Take a Few
Moments and Think Hard.
When -you have passed, say, your
fiftieth birthday anniversary, that foxy
old gent, Mr. Time, puts the skids un
der you and greases them good and
It is appalling, then, how quickly
the days and the weeks and the months
pass. You start in on Monday morn
ing, and before you know it, it is Sat
urday night again. Even the jrea™
slip by as though you were riding
through life on a roller coaster.
The thing to do then, brother. Is to
put on the brakes. Slow up and get a
little more enjoyment out of the seen
er y.
Some men think that just the other
way Is the best method to adopt, but
we are convinced that they are making
a mistake. Their idea is that the thing
to do when one grows gray and bald
is to keep up with the procession, wear
pinch-back clothes, silk socks and a
sailor hat with a polka dot band.
But, If you do that, all you achieve
is an acceleration of the pace. It is a
pathetic form of camouflage that de
ceives no one, and yourself least erf all.
When you are fifty and over, you know
It, and everyone else knows it.
When a man Is fifty he should have
a home In the country, or at least out
of the town. He should awake before
dawn and say good morning to the sun,
sip hls glass of water deliberately In
stead of gulping It down, move serene
ly, take hls time.
When night comes he should be able
to say, "Well, this has been a fine, long
day," instead of saying, "For the love
of Mike, where has this day gone to?"
Then, when old age comes, you will
be able to say with the sage : "Old age
Is the night of life, but is the night not
beautiful with stars?"—Los Angeles
Real "Lucky Bone."
One of the most precious posses 1
siona of an officer in England, and one
which excited much curiosity during a
recent short leave. Is an ordinary wish
bone which he has had mounted in gold
and carries about with him as a mas
cot, it having already, he avers, once
saved hls life.
It appears that while near the front
line in France he was enjoying a rare
meal of doubtful chicken with a couple
of brother officers, and was just about
to try conclusions with the wishbone
with hls opposite comrade when It
slipped from his plate and dropped
under the heavy oak table the three
had managed to secure from a ruined
farmhouse for their barn billet. Nd
sooner had the Birmingham man got
under the table to grope for the bone
than the barn was reduced to debris
by a couple of direct hits frepi enemy
The other two officers were killed
outright, but the stout table saved the
third from any material Injury- The
wishbone was firmly clasped In his
right hand when he was dug out of the
. Hit Profiteers In Meat.
Queensland, New Sonth Wales, has
found a way to get cheap meat. Its
policy. Inaugurated by the Queensland
labor government In November, 1915,
is now past the experimental stage and
working well. Convinced that exploi
tation was going on "on a grand scale,"
and finding every attempt at price re
striction met with' bitter complaints
from dealers, the government decided
to test the situation itself, and set up
state butcher shops. After two years
and a half of operation, reports the
staff correspondent of the Montreal
Star at Qu-tensland, the price of meat,
which had increased 100 per cent in
war time, under private control has
been brought down "to a figure equal
to what it was before the war, plus
a difference due to legitimate causes,
such as droughts." Beef fell nine
cents a pound when the first state
shop was opehed.
Can Yuh Blame Him?
"Say, George, dear, I'd like to ask
you a very important question, if you
are not too busy," remarked the wife
of hls bosom timidly during the period
In the evening when George has hls
nose burled in the paper. George
heeded her not. She repeated the ques
"Well, what is it?" he snarled In the
sharp, decisive manner so becoming in
"Why, uh—I was Just going to ask
you if you thought—(and here wife
had to stop to giggle) —if you thought
the crews In those Hun U-boats speak
low German, and the aviators high—•"
But George snorted disgustedly and
went back to feasting hls eyes reading
about the high cost of living.
Urges Slaying of Bears.
Hundreds of trees In the northwest,
Including Douglas fir, white fir and
western white pine—the wood of all of
which is used more or less In airplane
construction—have been seriously
damaged by bears peeling the bark,
according to H. J. Liepel, forest rang
er. Liepel says about 100 trees to the
square mile have been peeled. He
Invites hunters to kill the bears as a
patriotic move.
Hard Worked.
Newsors—I'm going to take my
gramaphone when I go on my vacation.
Nexdore—That's very thoughtful of
you; 5t certainly needs a vacation.—
Boston Evening Transcript
Flying's Future.
J. L. Goldsboro of San Francisco
Relieves flying after the war will be
come a popular sport, possibly displac
ing auto racing.
c "\
Mother 1 Your child Isn't naturally
cross and peevish. See if tongue 1»
coated; this Is a sure sign the littlo
stomach, liver and bowels need a;
cleansing at once.
When listless, pale, feverish, full of
cold, breath bad, throat sore, doesn't
eat sleep or act naturally, has stom
ach-ache, diarrhoea, remember, a gen
tle liver and bowel cleansing should
always be the first treatment given.
Nothing equals "California Syrup of
Figs" for children's Ills; give a tea*
spoonful, and in a few hours all the
foul waste, sour bile and fermenting
food which is clogged In the bowel*
passes out of the system, and you
have a well and playful child again»
All children love this harmless, délit
dons "fruit laxative," and it never
falls to effect a good "inside" clean»!
lng. Directions for babies, childret)
of all ages and grown-aps are plainly
on the bottle.
Keep it handy in year home. A little
given today saves a sick child tomor
row, bnt get the genuine. Ask your
druggist for a bottle of "California
Syrup of Figs," then see that it ia
made by the California Fig Syrup
Learned Something.
Little Memphy (endeavoring to ent
tertain Sister Kate's beau)—When Slat
ter Khte marries you will she become
a widow?
Kate's Beau—A widow? Ye gods I
What put such nonsense Into your lit
tle head?
Little Memphy—Hearing mother teO
sister that you are a dead one.—Judge.
and buy an Imitation ; get the original
It is better than any of the substfr
täte "Balms" for quickly relieving
Coughs, Colds, Croup, and all kinds of
hurts and soreness.
The many Imitations are proof that
It is an unusually good thing.
The price Is only 25c per Jar or
Tube. Surely It is worth that to get
rid of a Cough or Cold, or your child*«
Croup. If your druggist will not sup*
ply you and we have no agent in your
locality, write for the agency.
Every family needs Vacher-Balm*
and we supply samples Free, to start
the demand. E. W. VACHER, Inc*
New Orleans, La.—Adv. • .,
No Enthusiasm. *
"I don't like that fellow."
"Why not?"
"When I told him my wife made m*
what I am he shook his head sadly and
said, 'I'm sure that excellent woman
did the best she could.' ''—Birmingham
Cutlcura Kills Dandruff.
Anoint ipots of dandruff with Cntl
cura Ointment. Follow at once by l
hot shampoo with Cutlcura Soap, if i
man; next morning if a woman. Foi
free samples address, "Cutlcura, Depi
X, Boston." At druggists and by mail
8oap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.—Adv.
Lying too much in bed is almost ai
bad as lying too mach out of it.
, Grove*« Tasteless chill '
•nlng, InTlgontlng Bffeet Prise 80i
A well wisher Is one who invests hi
coin in oil wells.
Don't 6o From Bid to Worse I
Are you always weak, miserable and
half-sick? Then it's time you found out
what 1» wrong. Kidney weakness
causes muck suffering from backache,
lameness, stiffness and rheumatic
pains, and if neglected, brings danger
of sOTous troublea-dropsy, gravel and
Bright a disease. Don't delay. Usa
Doan's Kidney Pfll«. They have
helped thousands and should help yon.
ATennenee Cmo
Mra. M. >. Allman.
"».Main St. Clarks!
villa, Tenn., says: "I
in a critical con
dition with kidney
complaint Nothing I
had tried seemed to
do me any good. I
, could h&rdiy walk and
waa in bed most of
the time. My back
seemed paralyzed, my
kidneys were dlsorder
«d and there were
other prominent symp
toms. Finally I b
__C**!**»'« at Any Stare, «Oc a Bo*
DOAN'S %*,»■*
taking Doan
ldney Puls. Sev<
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