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*d Mr. Ground Mole. EVEN« IfÄlÄLE® Mr - ANd Mrs. mole. 8a,d Mrs - Mole *° *' a * thp y met In a field. "Ha, ha," laugh ed Mr. Ground Mole in his funny little voice, "that Is a good Joke. You've been reading newspa pers or history books or story books or some thing." "I haven't at all," said Mrs. Mole. "Then how did you ever hear of such an expres sion or saying?" inquired Mr. Mole. "I heard some of the creatures .. last autumn when they were going to bed say—" ou heard them say good summer * an they were going to sleep for the autumn?" asked Mr. Mole. "Dear Mr. Mole, wait until I finish Wiat I have to say. When the crea tures were going to bed they wished ®ach other a good winter, because, they said, they were going to sleep for the winter. "I heard them explain the saying to those who didn't understand. They _flaid that when people went to bed they wished each other a good night, they hoped they would sleep well for night. "So when the creatures went to bed for the winter they wished each other a good winter. That would be the length of time they would sleep for, you see. "And It sounded to me like some thing very sensible. Why should creatures who want to have a good, sound winter's sleep wish each other only a good night. Why, that, to my mind, would be most insulting. "Don't you think it would be insult ing and rude to say to a creature who was going to sleep for the winter, •Good night!' It would appear as though we only wanted him to rest for a night and then wake up and then sleep for another night perhaps, and have a generally restless time. "Don't you think that would be rude? Don't you also think that the saying is a good one, Mr. Mole, saying good winter to creatures who go to sleep for that length of time?" "To be sure I think it is a wise and sensible thing to say," replied Mr. Mole. "Still," he added after a moment's thought, "I didn't understand why you said they had said good summer." "I will explain," said Mrs. Mole. "Pray do," said Mr. Mole. "I said that I was wishing you a good summer, just as creatures who were going to sleep for the whole win ter wished each other a good winter. It was the same idea, only another sea son of the year ; so I said good summer to be in the season. "You see," Mrs. Mole continued, "we must keep up with the season and the time and all of that "When people get up In the morn ing they wish each other a good-morn ing and not a good-night. That is per fectly true. Isn't It, my dear?" "Perfectly true," said Mr. Mole. "I now know that you just pick up knowl edge all the time and you don't have to study at all." Mrs. Mole grinned, a funny little grin, for It Is nice to be wise without any trouble, and It's very nice to ap pear wise to someone who doesn't know quite so much as you may know. "Yes," said Mr. Mole, "I have a wise and learned little companion. I am glad you wished me a good summer; it is so much nicer to be wished that than a mere good-morning. Ah, we creatures who sleep all winter are very fine and generous. "We don't wish each other a short good-morn ing, but a long good summer. I thank you for teaching me that." "You're wel come," said Mrs. Mole, making a mole courtesy and telling Mr. Mole at the same time that she was making him a courtesy. "I think," Mr. Making Him a Courtesy. Mole said, "that In order to start off our good summer we had better have a little bite to eat, a little dinner; eh. my love?" "I agree," said Mrs. Mole. "How about a first course of clover and a dessert of juicy worms?" be asked. "Oh, delicious," said Mrs. Mole; "perfectly delicious." "WeH have it at once then." said Mr. Mole. And they had what they considered a most delicious meal I Just M. "Why have words roots, pa?" "To mak* the language grow, my Child." RÎÎSS NOBLEWOMAN describes ATROCITIES OF THE B0LSHEVIK1 Hundreds of Persons Tortured in the Most Inhuman Fashion Before Being Put to Death and Their Estates Pillaged and Mansions Razed—Thousands Die From Hunger All Over Country. New York.—"We do not hope any longer; we die!" The despair to which bolshevik mis rule has reduced Russia Is thus epito mized by a Russian noblewoman wide ly known throughout her country, in a remarkable picture of events in her country contained in a letter received recently in New York. Her castles and estates plundered or razed, her fortune vanished and her friends and family murdered, this titled woman is moved to remark that "three years ago, my second daughter and her hus band died, he having caught cold In the trenches. Then I was in despair; now I envy them." "I beg of you never to mention my name ; I wrote frankly to you counting .on your discretion," is the plea which fear of bolshevik tyranny moves the unfortunate woman to place at the close of her letter to her friend, a New York woman of prominent and influen tial family. "Excuse the incoherences ; I write with my heart bleeding, know ing that I shall never be able to give you the faintest idea of the sufferings that thousands are enduring." A graphic tale of the misery that spreads itself over Russia is unfolded in the letter. Wholesale pillaging and murder by bolsheviki, Germans, Finns and others swept the land clear of its wealth. Both the noblewoman who wrote the letter and the woman who received it are well known. The danger involved fer the former makes it advisable that not only the names of the persons but the names of the localities mentioned be withheld from publication. The let ter in full reads as follows : "My very, very dear Mrs. B-: "At last I am able to write to you and to hope to hear from you. "I will endeavor to tell you briefly the personal events of these terrible last years. But how to begin? How to give you the faintest idea of the unimaginable atrocities committed by the bolsheviki? Speaking of our selves, I will tell you that wp have lost everything. The bolsheviki have stolen all our fortune, boxes of silver ware, precious objects, personal re membrances which undoubtedly are now destroyed. Freed to Flee From Home. "Three years ago my second daugh ter and her husband died, he having caught cold in the trenches. Then I was in despair, now I envy them. The year 1917 in autumn, we had to flee from M-, and come to the city,, where we lived under the reds' regime until the arrival of the Germans. "You have probably read in the pa Potatoes Without Vines Are Grown by Girl Kutztown, Pa.—Lizzie, daugh ter of Jefferson Hoch, discovered in their potato patch that a num ber of seed potatoes failed to pro duce any vines on top of the soil. She was surprised to find the seed potatoes in every hill had clustered around good-sized new potatoes, that the entire vitality of the seed potato was transfer red to the new ones, and that there was no vine growth above the surface of the potato hills. The mother potato was still in the hill, but had given up its sub stance to the young potatoes, which were already so well ma tured that they could be used for a meal. SPORT ON SHIPPING BOARD VESSELS V *5 The sailor* on the merchant vessels operated by the shipping bonrd have plenty of amusement In their times of leisure. The photograph shows a boxing bout at « «bore station. a is In ; pers that the reds had sent to Siberia 300 Russian barons, and also some bourgeoisie; some died and the others returned two months after. "Although under our roof lived a military guard of bolsheviki or reds, good luck kept us from sharing their lot. I cannot describe the last days. After the arrival of the Germans a list was found of about a thousand persons, in which we were, who were to be shot the very next day. "The reign of the Germans lasted exactly seven months ; they annihi lated all our hopes, they accumulated taxes upon taxes; carrying away all the food to Germany, leaving the peo ple of our cities to starve. "No discipline, corruption every where, no administration. Only those who deliberately closed their eyes to evidence failed to see that a country thus plundered and so badly treated was not to remain long under their rule. But, alas ! How many were blind ! "Then came the great catastrophe; the German troops fraternizing witli the bolsheviki at W-; surrendering to them cannon, war ammunition, and refusing to fight. The Germans even damaged the cannon they left to the Esthe&- troops, which had been formed hastily and were incapable of defend ing themselves, having nothing, abso lutely nothing! Reds' Rule Was Worse. "Then, for another year the country was at the mercy of the reds, and It was worse than the first time. "The Bolsheviki had with them Chi nese and Red Lettes, who were ter ribly cruel, and those formed the guard of the unfortunate emperor and his family. "On the 28th of November we learned that W- had fallen; that the Germans were leaving us in haste; and, as the German general command ing at R-, had, at the request of the Lettes, refused the formation of troops with the men of the country, we were left without any defense. "The lights of the electric projectors of the enemy's ships already illuminat ed our shores ; from the castle's tower we could see everything; there was not a minute to be lost. The trains were running only for the German troops ; it was then necessary to risk traveling by the inland ways, through dreadful roads and in a country in revolution, for when the Germans took posses sion of the provinces they took care not to punisli their friends, the bol sheviki ; so that we were compelled ;o see and to live with the people who had stolen and pillaged our properties. The Germans did nothing to find out the revolutionists and to protect us, nothing ! "After having packed in haste the strictly necessary things, our small caravan started at five o'clock in the morning; it was dark and the roads were frightful. "We arrived at R- on the second of December. We were able to stay four weeks at our home, then In great haste we had to embark on the boat sent to Finland foc,,the fugitives and we arrived at Helsingfors. Lassitude, troubles, and emotions of all these weeks overwhelmed at last my poor husband. "Fortunately we found two rooms In a hospital ; there we lived for two months, being often hungry, and when we coiild get some food It was execra ble. "The high prices of living in Fin land are unbelievable. A pound of tea, which ordinarily cost from five to fif teen kronen, cost from one hundred to I to to a a Files Suit on Herself, Then Argues Own Case Mrs. Alice Viola Parsons, a Denver beauty specialist, ap peared before a Jury in Judge G. W. Dunn's division of the county court in more roles than It Is given most persons to play in court. She is plaintiff, defendant plaintiff's attorney and star wit ness in a suit brought by herself against the Instant Anti-Wrinkle company, of which she holds 40 per cent of the stock. The suit is being contested by other stockholders in the con cern. Mrs. Parsons claims that the company obtaned valuable wrinkle eradicating formulas from her and has withheld her salary. She asserted that she had no money left from the ven ture, and so was obliged to act as her own attorney. a hundred and fifty marks; a kilo gramme of sugar one hundred marks, etc. Also Finland tried to get rid of so many people she had to feed, and, as the bolsheviki who come up to 28 kilometers from R- had been re pulsed by the Finn troops, which had at the last moment come in aid to the Letts and to the volontaire corps of Balthes-Germans, the Finns then or dered all fugitives to leave the country within six days. However, we re ceived, on account of my husband's bad condition, permission to stay until he I would get better. "Going back was an impossibility, the situation being still very grave; a second expedition was no longer pos sible for the strengtli of my poor hus band; moreover, we had nothing left. Our large city house was taken and turned into a hospital by a Russian volontaire corps. M- devastated and plundered ! First by the bolshe viki, then by the Estbs, whom the Germans left unpunished ; then by the white troops and the Finns, who were fighting the reds, German properties being left unmolested. Family Lost Everything. "Last year our estate had suffered, but our magnificent castle with all its dependencies had been respected. Now all have pillaged it. The Finns being more civilized stole the most beautiful things—paintings, bronzes, antiques, etc. Finally the 3G masters' rooms and the-11 servants' rooms were plundered. What they could not take away they smashed or burned. We lost every thing. Not a sheet, not a plate or a glass exist, and when our intendant complained to the minister of state (a Thesthe), he answered him that nat urally in war time everybody wanted to have some souvenirs! The whites pillaged, as I hear, 80 estates, and they were supposed to be our defenders! "Friends here obtained for us the permission to come to K-, where we found two rooms in a family. We hope soon to find some occupation, and sell some furs that I could take with me, for unfortunately my beautiful laces are also ln Petrograd. "I do not know whether you have an idea of what the bolsheviki have done everywhere whenever they had to re tire. At W- they killed 82 people ; we have lost friends, acquaintances and our excellent and noble doctor.'Al most all were tortured before being put to death. Before shooting Doctor they broke his two legs. To the old Baroness H., seventy-two years old, aftei having opened her stomach, snatched out her intestines while alive. They killed priests, doctors, nobles, merchants, women, children and peas ants. They made several persons dig their own graves, forcing them to un dress; a carriage was waiting to take away their clothes. Then they tor tured every one, breaking arms and legs, crushing the limbs, snatching the Intestines, gouging out the eyes, scar ring the cheeks, and they even burned two persons alive. two persons alive. "There were three large pits; they tossed .pell mell in one of (hem the living and the dead, and then these monsters jumped into the pit and trampled under foot the unfortunates until they were lifeless. "Twelve persons were so crushed and disfigured that they could not be recognized. And all that is true! "After the corpses had been ex humed the doctors and the officers rtf the state took photographs of each, af ter having examined everyone of them. Russia Awaiting the Allies "At D-, at W-. etc., whenever the Reds were repulsed—note. I pray yon, that I say 'everywhere'—the same tortures were Inflicted to the unfortu nate ones. I shall not try to describe the horrors of other places, for it has been the same everywhere. "At D-, hundreds have been thrown under the Ice of the river, yet a clement death compared with the others. "Thousands die from hunger In all Russia ; bolshevism reigns everywhere. We had hoped to he delivered by the Germans, and they having failed we hoped for the allies; now. ns an offi cer who has escaped from Petrograd was telling, we do not hope any longer, we die! Russia Is anxiously awaiting rh« help of the allies, for she alone canno* conquer the terrorizing bolsheviki." I am Sincere! Stop Calomel! I Guara ntee Dodson' s Liver Tone Listen to me I Calomel sickens and you may lose a day's work. If bilious, constipated or headachy read my guarantee. Liven up your sluggish liver! Feel fine and cheerful; make your work a pleasure; be vigorous and full of am bition. But take no nasty, dangerous calomel, because it makes you Bick and you may lose a day's work. Calomel is mercury or quicksilver, which causes necrosis of the bones. Calomel crashes into sour bile like dynamite, breaking it up. That's when you feel that awful nausea and cramp ing. Listen to me ! If you want to enjoy the nicest, gentlest liver and bowel cleansing you ever experienced, just take a spoonful of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone tonight. Your druggist or dealer sells you a hottle of Dodson's Liver Tone for a few' cents under my | And They Were Happy. Pat didn't know just how to pop the j question and appealed to his mother, j Then to the girl of his heart : "Mary," ! said he, "me mother wants to know i if ye'll come and live with us always?" "Go home," said Mary very coyly, "and tell your mother I will."—Every body's Magazine. GREEN'S AUGUST FLOWER In the good old summer time when fruits of all kinds are getting ripe and tempting, when cucumbers, rad ishes and vegetables fresh from the garden are too good to resist, when the festive picnic prevails and everybody overeats and your stomach goes back on you, then is the time for "August Flower," the sovereign remedy for tired, overworked and disordered stom achs, a panacea for indigestion, fer mentation of food, sour stomach, sick headache and constipation. It gently stimulates the liver, cleanses the in testines and alimentary canal, making life worth living. Sold everywhere. Adv. Jap Salt Shortage. There is a shortage of salt in Japan. The deficit this year will be about 093,330.000 pounds. B. A.Thom a S' Stock Remedy rr.y For Horsei, Cattle and Sheep OLD KENTUCKY MFG. CO.. Inc., Paducah, Ky. For Grip, Colds and MALARIA mi dim kills the Malaria germ and regulates the liver. 25 CENTS Every Woman Wants /Ä % & It ANTISEPTIC POWDER FOR PERSONAL HYGIENE . 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Give It to your children. Millions of people are using Dodson's Liver Tone instead of dangerous calo mel now. Your druggist will tell you that the sale of calomel Is almost | stopped entirely here.—Adv. j j ! i There can be no such thing as a con ditional citizenship. A torpid liver prevents proper food assim ilation. Tone up your liver with Wrixht'a Indian Vegetable Pills. They act gently. Adv. A bachelor may be an object of pub lic derision, but a married man usual ly gets his at home. Must Have Looked Prosperous. "Taxi, sir?" "No, hut thank you for the compli ment."—Boston Transcript. To Have a Clear Sweet 8kln. Touch pimples, redness, roughness or itching, if any, with Cuticura Oint ment, then bathe with Cuticura Soap and hot water. Rinse, dry gently and dust on a little Cuticura Talcum to leave a fascinating fragrance on skin. Everywhere 25c each.— Adv. They Sound the Same. According to Frederick Palmer, the war correspondent, the officers who managed to get leave from the front line and take brief rests in Paris were lionized to boredom, but once in a while managed to get their innings. "One day," says the correspondent, "I overheard an officer endeavoring to make his adieux, pleading: " 'Ladies, I have been in the front line trenches for the last four weeks and I can truthfully say that in all that time I have not had a single hour's sleep.' " Heroic duties,' murmured a sweet young thing. " 'Hungry cooties,' corrected the of ficer as he made his exit." WHY DRUGGISTS RECOMMEND S WAMP-ROO T For many years druggists have watched with much interest the remarkable record maintained by Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder medi cine. It is a physician's prescription. Swamp-Root is a strengthening medi cine. It helps the kidneys, liver and blad der do the work nature intended they should do. Swamp-Root has stood the test of years. It is sold by all druggists on its merit and it should help you. No other kidney medicine has so many friends. Be sure to get Swamp-Root and start treatment at once. However, if you wish first to test this great preparation send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. When writing be sure and mention this paper.—Adv. Napoleon's Faith in Diamond. Napoleon had a large diamond set in the hilt of the sword he wore at his wedding with the famous Josephine, for he believed that the gem would bring him good fortune. Decollete. "Doesn't that movie actress pu* on airs?" "Well, she ought to put on something."—Film Fun.