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Scoop, the Cub Reporter
5TAR.T ANY I 1HIN(r WITH \ BEEN UCKED -—--- — THE TWO STRONGEST FIGHTERS IN THE ARM Y COME TOGETHER wm ■ <*V*+ - ns ft-- S-OIC. - M». ' —— By “Hop? c X ONE CENT A WORD RATES—One cent a word a day« a4 taken for less tkan 2II* for flrat laser t<«»n CwwH fwn«t HPfomyny order, WAMTZD feHAVlNc» 10c at 1929 4th ave. U-29-U WE sharpen safety razor blades better 1 than new, 25c dozen. Send them parcal post. Robert Prowell Stove Co., Birming ham, Ala. 6-14-tf buy second band clothes, shoes, for cash. Phone 1681. 2116 8econd. 1-JO-tf 1 BUY first mortgages and well secured notes amounts $60 and up. J. W. Dukes, 425 Woodward bldg._ 12-20-tf GLUCK’S DRY CLEANING CO. Cleaning, pressing, repairing, altering, hats renovated and blocked. 1713 Sd Ave. Phone Main 2372. 1-8-tf-we-th-fr-rno WANTED—To buy a good piano. Must be of some good standard make and in first class condition. State price and terms to reliable party. X-96, care Age > Herald.12-30-tf SITUATION WANTED j EXPERIENCED dressmaker desires sewing by the day; price reasonable. Address Mrs. C. P. LeRoy, General De livery12-20-3t ITHE City Employment Bureau will be glad to furnish free any class of help wanted. We investigate all applicants, the record of all applicants for posi tions of responsibility. This bureau Is ) under the auspices of churches of Bir mingham. We earnestly ask your co operation. Phone Main 1870. 2212 1st ave. 7-18-tf WANTED—Position as traveling sales man, either dry goods or calender line, for southern territory, by graduate of the National Salesmen's Training asso ciation; can give references and bond. Address R-618, care Age-Herald. 12-20-3t WANTED—By experienced pianist and singer, picture show work in or near city, with wife’s assistance would com bine musical work and management. C. P. LeRoy, General Delivery. 12-20-3t FOR RENT—ROOMS THE AVALON—Warm, pleasant. outside rooms; modern conveniences; moderate prices; baths free; 2100 5th ave: T-12-tf WANTED—To rent to suitable party a comfortable suite of rooms, with sleeping porch, southern exposure: also one single room with private bath; in furnace heated home on Highland ave.; with or without board. Apply 2177 Highland ave. Phone Main 2398-J. 11-17-tf TWO connecting, furnished rooms for light housekeeping. 1812 7th ave. 12-2-tf TWO rooms furnished* complete for light housekeeping; sink in kitchen; use of ) telephone, hot water connections and every convenience, for $3.50 per week. All nice, large, beautifully furnished front bedrooms for $2.50 per week. 825 N. 20th st. 12-9-tf ELEGANTLY furnished rooms with or without board. 1912 6th ave., north. 12 13-19t TWO very desirable connecting front rooms, furnished completely for light housekeeping; rent reasonable. 1703 S111 ave., N.12-20-21 NICELY furnished furnace heated rooms. ,* centrally located; modern house. 220'J N. 7th ave. 12-16-5t NICELY furnished upstairs front room; elegant heated bathroom; hot bath at ell hours; price reasonable. 2212 4th ave., north. 12-16-tf FURNISHED room for gentlemen, steam heated, rent reasonable. 732 W. 20th st. Main 8446. 12-18-7t TWO connecting rooms for light house keeping, furnished or unfurnished. In <i if at '2114 6th ave. 12-19-3t FOR RENT—Two or three unfurnished rooms at 2200 Avenue II, Ensley,12-19-4t NICELY furnished front room; South side home. 1615 10th ave., S. 12-lS-4t COUPLE or two young men can secure lovely front room adjoining bath— "board if desired”—in strictly pri vate family; one block from High land ave. and t^iree blocks from Five Points. Call Main 7854-J. 12-2l-3t ' MU A Lt iU LEND TALK WITH ALAN JEMIBOST Main 100. 8-8-tl WE negotiate Ioann and sell real estate. Can handle desirable (arm loan*. Ma* r lone-McConnell Co., 2100 1st ave. 10-29-tf . REAL ESTATE loane to ault you U> •mount, terma and Internet; can pay back monthly or yearly; will take seo end mortgage. John W. Prude, 1M N. E2d st. Bell Phone 240. 10-16-tf REALE8T ATE LOANS Vr invite applications from parties de siring to borrow on Improved real estate In Birmingham and Bessemer nnd are prepared to furnish dealrablo mortgage paper and other secur ities to investors. • V REALTY TRUST CO. (08 N. 20th St. 12-3-th-mo-tf MONEY immediately available; well se cured. first mortgage loans; amounts 5500 to (5000. Leonard Riley Co., 725 Woodward Bldg. 12-8-tf W ANTED—MALEH ELP_ WANTED—Railway “mall and postal clerks; examinations soon; over 2000 appointments yearly; prepare at home; write for plan No. 36 of pay ment after appointment. Philadelphia Business College. Civil Service Dept.. Philadelphia, Pa._If301 MEN—Increase your earnings; learn the barber trade for which there la always a demand; many Jobs waiting at wages higher than you would expect; taught in a few weeks by our system; earn while learning; write today. Moler I Barber College, Atlanta, Ga. 12-19-61 ! _ , WANTED—SALESMEN_~ YyxStED—Hustling representative to handle specialty line to hardware and plumbing trade, In surrounding terri tory; must have *500 cash to carry sam ple stock, or give bond and reference. Full particulars first letter: confidential. Address Sales Dept.. Room 1009. 93-92 Nassau st.. New York. 12-15-7t SWIM RATES—One Wit ■ wtr# ■ lift m «C takes for leu tkaa 28c for first laaer tloa. Casli wn»t scoompony order. _____ salk ~znmr TALK WITH ALAN JEM ISON. 1003 Jeff Co. Bank Bldg. I-Ht B. J. BURNS CO. REAL ESTATE. PHONE 743. _ 10-4-tf Wb will build you a borne. Birming ham Building and Imp. Co.. 414-li-II Amorican Truat Bldg. 1-14-tf SACRIFICE sale at Thorsby, Ala., about I acres good, fertile land with well built 6-room house; only 3 blocks from L. & N. station; has big variety fruit trees; also strawberries and grapes; especially adapted for trucking and poultry. Price, 316SO, on very easy terms. Phone Eastburn. Main 4900. 11-12-tf " SUMTER COUNTY FARM. 312.60—PER ACE—312.60. 1140 acres, 3 miles from Epes station and 6 miles from Livingston; slightly off of A. 6. S. railroad; about half in cultivation, remainder in woodland. This land is worth twice the price asked. Can be bought on very easy terms. W. L. Beasley. 2028 1st Ave. Main 558. 12-20-3t ALBEMARLE PIPPINS—The finest rta vored apple, the favorite of the late Queen Victoria, and of the present royal family of England; 33 per box, less than 3 cents apiece; we grow the genuine Albemarle Pippin. The Albe marle Orchard Co.. Charlottesville. Va. 11-28-tf •••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a* ONE CENT A WORD RATES—Ow ceit • word • dayi ad. taken for leas than SRc for flraf Inser tion CwH wmt accompany order. ^__BUSINESSjgHANCES^ FOR SALK—Oarage and repair shop. In town of 20.000 population; auto ac cessories and supplies; established trade; reason for selling other in terests. Address 0-96, care Age-Her ald.1 2-1 9-7t HOTELS -SOTBC'KXSOH 2016 6th Ave. Cleanest and brightest rooms In city. Hot and cold running wattr. Baths tree. HOME COMFORTS-*HOTEL SERVICE 6-27-tf FOR KENT bath. 7412 3d Ave.12-20-8t __ LEGAL NOTICES_ _ Notice of stockholders* Meeting The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Jefferson County Savings bank will be held at its banking house in the city of Rirmingham. Ala., on Tuesday, January 12. 1916. at 12 o'clock noon, for the purpose of the election of its officers for the en suing year and the transaction of any other business that may be brought be fore them. This the 12th clay of December, 1914. WILLIAM C. STERRKTT. Cashier. 12-15-28—l-6-3t ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE OF PASSENGER TRAINS. BIRMINGHAM The following schedule figures are published only as Information, and are not guaranteed H)loh\(7flAM yr.vnW" Southern Hallway No. Arrive from— No. Depart to— 23 New York 13 26 pm 30 New York t:00 am 20 New York 5:45 pm 24 New York 4:00 pm 11 Atlanta 5:00 ain 12 Atlanta 11:10 am 23 Atlanta 12:20 pm 40 Atlanta 6:36 am 2k Atlanta 5:45 pm 30 Atlanta 6:00 am 39 Atlanta 16:00 pm 24 Atlanta 4:00 pm 16 Columbus 11:15 am 11 Greenville 6:45 am 12 Greenville 7:05 pm 19 Mobile-Selma 7:00 am 23 Selma 11:30 am 27 Selma 4:40 pm 20 Mobile-Selroa 7 :00 pm 15 Columbus 3:45 pm 23 Jacksonville 12:20 pm 24 Jacksonville4 :00 pm Queen A ('reticent Route A. G. S. R. R. No. Arrive from— No. Depart to— 1 Cincinnati 10:25 pm 1 N. O. A Shr’pt 10:35 pm 2 New Orleans 8:20 atr 2 Cln. A N. Y. 8:30 Hm 5 Cincinnati 10:50 am 3 New Orleans 11:05 am i 4 New Orleans 7:00 pm 4 Cincinnati 7:10 pm ► 5 Cbatt*i*oofa- Ik*3 am £ Meridian 4:10 pm 21 Chattanooga 0:00 pm 6 Chattanooga 4:00 pm 6 Meridian 10:50 am 22 Chattanooga 5:05 am 12 Meridian 11:40 pm 11 Meridian 5:10am Frlacu Ooea " No. Arrive from— No. Depart to— 105 Kanfcas City 3 50 pm 106 Kansas City 12:30 pm 108 Kansas City 6:15 am 104 Kansas City 10:36 pm •25 Atnory 10:15 am 926 Amory 3:25 pm 921 Memphis8:55 pm 922 Memphis 7 .00 am Central of (4a. tty. No. Arrive from— No. Dehart to— 1 Macon 10:19 pm 2 Macon 7:00 am 2 Jacksonville 12:15 pm 10 Jacksonville 4:85 pm I 3 Savannah 12:01pm 4 Savannah_ 8:50 pm lllt<!HI\<;HOI TKtlMi&AI, WTATKiy Seaboard Air Line Ry. No. Arrive from— No. Depart to— 5 New York 10:00 pm 8 Now York 7:15 am 11 New York 12:15 pm 12 New York 3:00 pm 23 Atlanta9:20 pm 22 Atlanta8:00 am Illiuola Central Ry. No. Arrive from— No. Depart to— 4:05 pm 10 Oiicago If:48 pm l ot >S\ll l li A \ ASH V 11.1.K STATION L A. Hi. R. R. No. Arrive from— No. Depart to— 1 Cincinnati 8:52 am 1 New Orleans 9:00 am 2 New Orleans 18:10 pm 2 Cincinnati 12 :22 pm 3 Cincinnati 8:25 pm 3 New Orleans 3:40 pm 4 New Orleans 8:37 pm 4 Cincinnati 8:45 pm *5 Decatur 7 :80 pm *8 Decatur 6 :45 am 7 Cincinnati 3:50 am 7 Montgomery 4 05 am 8 New Orleans 11:58 pm 8 Cincinnati 12:01 am 10 Montgomery 7:15 pm 9 Montgomery 6:20 am 12 Montgomery 10:45 am 11 Montgomery 8:50 pm *15 Decatur 10:15 am 14 Decatur4 00 pm Birmingham Mineral No. Arrive from - No. Depart to— 39 Praco 5:15 pm 88 Praco 8:25 am 48 Tuscaloosa 11:10 am 41 Blocton 6:30 am 42 Blocton 7 :23 pm 49 Blocton 2 :54 am 45 Anniston 10.40 am 44 Anniston 8:40 pm 47 Anniston 6 :50 pm 46 Anniston 8:35 am 102 Tuacalooaa 5:30 pm 101 Tuscaloosa 7:00 n.m. A.. II. A A. ~ No. Arrive from— No. Depart to— 23 Roanoke 11:30 am 26 Manchester 7:30 am 25 Manchester 6:00 nm 24 Roanoke 4:15 pm Trains marked ihus (•) run dally except Sunday. Other trains run dally. Central time. _FOR SALE_ CABBAGE PLANTS LETTUCE PLANTS For the next 30 days we will give abso lutely free to each purchaser of 1000 of our plants at $1.50 per 1000 If. o. b.), 1000 plants free. We guarantee count and satisfaction. These plants grown by best of seed and make large heads. ATLANTIC COAST PLANT CO., YOUNGS ISLAND, S. C. 12-18-45t FOR SALE—A Sullivan ''E” diamond core drill with equipment to drill to a depth of 250 feet. Drill and equipment virtu ally new; will sell very cheap. Address John W. Tolland, 2819 Chestnut et., St. Louis, Mo. __12-tt-7t FOR HALE—Thoroughbred registered collie bitch, 1 year old; dark sable and white. Phone Ensley 617 or write Box 633. Ensley. Ala. 12-20-3t PERSONAL LaDI ES^TlOOO^r eward?T^po s~l tTve iy Tfuiar antee my great successful “monthly" remedy; safely relieves some of the long est, most obstinate, abnormal cases In three to live days; no harm, pain or In terference with work; mall, $160; double strength. $2; booklet free. Dr. South ington, 38 Long Bldg., Kansas City, Mo.__10-16-tf DON’T take calomel, take "Vega-Cal” (vegetable calomel!. Tastes good, acts better. Guaranteed for constipation. At your druggist. 25 and 50 cents. I1-2ti-30t JOB PRINTING -BELL'pSrNTlW'C<5: 2021*4 3d ave. Charles Roberts, Wyllys Roberts, proprietors. Commercial Print ing and quick delivery a specialty. Tele phone 1(74. Mall orders special attan tlon 11-13-tf FARM LANDS rXfifiS anywh£r£ iSI alabama For Sale by INGRAM REALTY COMPANY. Empire Bldg. Phone Mala 11*1. S-M-ti STOVE REPAIRING STOVE repairing, Joweet prices? work guaranteed, experienced workmen; <et us get youi heaters and ranf£s In shaps for winter. Phons the Miiisr Stove Works, Main <BSU-(-tf AUTOMOBILES WILL sacrifice for cash 1914 roadster, run 1(00 miles; list price. $39(0; latest model. F. O. Box 420, Birmingham. 12-20-3t CORPORATION RECORD MINUTE BOOKS STOCK CERTIFICATES SEAL PRESSES RUBBER STAMPS ROBERTS & SON (Inc.) “THE IHG ALABAMA HOI/BE” ROliKKT W. EWING, Prrat. 1812 s\Vh 3rd Ave. Phone Main 8461 Hubbard Bros. & Co. 'Cotton Merchant*. Hanover Square, N. IT. Members New York Cotton Exchange, New Orleans Cotton Exchange, New York Produce Exchange, Associate Members Liverpool Cotton Association. Orders solicited for the purchase and sa’e of Cotton and Cotton Seed Oil for future delivery. Special attention and liberal terms given for consignments of spot cotton for delivery. Coereqpond* I ence Invited. IF THE BABY IS CUTTING TEETH USE Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup A SPLENDID REGULATOR PURELY VEGETABLE-NOT NARCOTIC Wheeler Hotel Lutaw, Ala. Good Service and Up-to Pate in Every Respect. j TEA SUBTITUTED FOR VODKA IN RUSSIA London, December 19.—(Special.) One of the strongest reasons of the British government for prohibiting the export of tea was the action of Russia. It is known at the board of trade that tea, having become the chief substitute for vodka in Russia, that country has bought up every pound of China tea which was available, and is now' seek ing Indian, Ceylon and other countries' produce. The Tea Buyers’ association recently pointed this out to the Board of Trade, and strongly urged that the ex port of tea from this country should be entirely prohibited. The threatened shortage from natural causes has been largely helped by the depredations of the Edmen. That vessel sent more than 9,000,000 pounds of tea to the bottom. Dog and Soldier Reunited London, December 9.—(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)—When James Erown left England with his regiment In August his terrier dog became very restless. On September 27 he .lisappeared from bis heme in Hammersmith and Mrs. Brown enlisted the police force in an ef fort to find him, but without success. Nothing was heard of the dog then un til she received a. letter from her hus band before Ypres saying a man brought him the pet from the front trenches. How' the animal .got across the channel is a mystery. # AN ENGLISH OFFICER EXPLAINS HOW THE ENEMY CAUGHT HIM Letter Gives Insight Into the Methods of Germans in Night Fights BLOODY FIGHT AT “PEVIL’S TRENCH” Ormans Cut Their Way on All Sides of Trench and Allies Wake lTp lo Find Themselves Surrounded. Kept Without Food 48 Hours Imndon, December 12.—(Special.)—The I following la taken from a letter written by an officer, who Is now a prisoner In the hands of the Germans: "X want to explain to you how 1 be came a prisoner of the Germans, and what has happened to me since I fell into their hands. You know my regiment had been in the thick of the fighting round Ypres, and that we have had terrible losses. Often I wonder that I am alive. We had been resisting the German attacks for several days, and on tlil^ particular night my company was In reserve about two miles from the advanced trenches In a village. We were fairly comfortable In the houses, and looked forward to hav ing our first real sleep for several days. I had gone to bed, but at 1 a. m. was aroused by my picket, who said a wound ed officer had crawled Into the village badly hurt and wished to see me. “I went outside and found poor lieu tenant -. He was very badly wound ed in the thigh, and has since died. lie told me alarming news—that a trench we called 'the devil's trench,’ because It has been taken and retaken 30 often, had fallen once again into the hands of the Germans, and that all the men of our regiment who were In it had either been killed or made prisoners. He had advised me to collect my company and go and retake it. I called my color-sergeant,, who got the men out of the houses as soon as possible and .mustered them In the dark. 1 roops Respond Readily “These brave fellows, although worn out by days of fighting, responded readily to the call and I never heard a word of grumbling or complaint. We marched out of the village In the darkness, and took the well known road to the trenches. On our way we had to pass through another village about 600 yards from our advanced lines. Passing through it we received a volleye from one of the houses, which wounded twro of my men. The remainder of the company, without waiting for or ders, battered in the door, whereupon 20 German soldiers, under an officer, sur rendered. “We marched on down the deserted street, when we were again fired upon. 1 seized the German officer by the scruiT of the neck and told him to shout out to his compatriots to surrender. He imme diately did so, and 160 Germans and two oftlcers gave themselves up. When wc had disarmed them I sent them back un der a strong escort, which left me with only a little over half a company. We left the village and continued our march. “I decided to send on lieutenant — to reconnoitre. He took three men with him and disappeared In the darkness. Shortly afterwards we heard heavy fir ing from our left front, and he did not return. I subsequently found that he had wandered off to the left, and had come upon one of our trenches which had been captured by the enemy. Instead of re turning to me he seems to have charged the enemy w?ith his three companions. All were at once shot dead. “After waiting some little time I moved on and found ‘the devil's trench* unoccu pied except by the dead and a great num ber of wounded men of our regiment mixed up with many wounded Germans. The trench, in fact, was a horible sight. Many of these poor fellows had been bay oneted and had fearful wounds. One of them told me that the Germans had taken them by surprise two hours before and had captured the position. I asked him what had become of them. He then ex plained that they had continued their ad vance. and I then realized that the lot we had captured in the village were those who had taken this position. “I did not know’ what to do. I thought i fthe enemy had captured this trench they had probably taken others. Our trenches are not continuous, or were not at that time, and you have no conception of how difficult It is to know what is happening elsewhere during the night. The Germans take one of our positions and then push on, and when morning comes you find them right in your rear. You may then be surrounded unless your supports are able to drive them out. Held Out Until Daylight “Under these circumstances I decided It was my duty to hold on to ‘the devil’s trench’ until daylight. I knew I w'ould be shelled as soon as the sun rose, so I had all the wounded bandaged up, and those who were able to walk were shown the road to the village from which I had Just come. “Directly the light appeared a terrible fire of shrapnel was opened on us. I counted as many as GO shells bursting to the minute. We huddled in the trench, but in spite of Its cover, lost a great many men hit. “Suddenly I heard heavy firing on my right, and through the slowly disappear ing darkness I saw a mass of the enemy rush the trench on our right. Many of our men made good their escape by run ning out at the back, but the remainder were taken prisoners. When I saw the trench wgs captured I wished to open fire, but dared not do so because of ouf Home Cleaning of Fox Fur “How can T clean black fox furs at home? I should like to know how to dye them also, as they have faded to n green ish color. MRS. E. F." Wet a clean whisk broom in alcohol and brush the furs thoroughly down to the hide after you have shaken and beaten out the dust. Then, while they are still wet, sift Into them all the powdered full er’s earth they will hold. Day away In a closed box for two days, then beat and brush out the powder. Grime and grease will come out with it. Do not think of try ing to dye them. That is a job for the professional furrier. You will only make them worse. I know that you may clean them successfully by the above method, for I have done It. Amateur dyeing Is seldom judicious. Song Wanted for Little Girl “Could some Cornerlte send me the song, music and words of ‘Will the An gels Lot Me Play?’ by W. L. Worden? 1 want it for a little girl who cannot afford to buy It. 1 will pay postage on it for her. N. M. J.” Referred to readers in general. 1 do not know’ the lines. How to Get Home Work “Please ask through your Corner for a litttle home work that I might do. i prefer addressing, but you might find something else for me to do at home. ”E. V. W. We are getting so many such appeals. Each one means a heartache. In tills conviction 1 answer what should per haps have been passed over without pub lic mention. For we cannot get paid situ ations through the Corner. That business belongs to the advertising column and justly. To each woman who seeks home work outside of domestic duties l have to return one and the same reply: You must make your own market. Write or apply in person to business men and wom en who have circulars to send out broad cast and ask that you bo allowed to ad dress them. Many houses have dropped regular copying clerks and stenogra phers, but are glad to employ occasional j helpers when a press of business comes. I Do not be backward In pressing youri claims to notice. “Nothing venture, noth ing have,’’ was never truer than in this time of strain and stress. Push your suit with friend and stranger. Mole on the Face “Will some one please Inform me how to remove moles from the face? I have one on my right cheek, and should much I like to have it removed. Kindly In-, form me as soon as possible, as I am anxious to know If there is a cure for them. R. A. J.” Again I plead “It is none of my busi ness” In answer to a query. Facial blem ishes are clean out of the province of the Corner. I notice the request that J may drop a word of mortherly counsel. Don’t try to get rid of the mole by means of any method recommended by those who are as unversed In such affairs as yourself. I know a woman wdio skinned and scarred her upper lip In the attempt to remove superfluous hair by applying a much advertised "depllatorq. An other induced blood poison by trying to remove a big mole. Consult a trust worthy surgeon, and if you cannot afford to pay him endure the disfigurement pa tiently. There are worse afflictions. Boiled Salad Dressing “Will you please publish a recipe for a boiled mayonnaise dressing? One ap peared sometime ago In your Corner. 1 cut it out at the time but cannot find it now. I should consider It a great favor if T could get it. MRS. H. G. M.’ Is this the recipe for which you are looking? Boiled Salad Dressing: Beat to a smooth cream the yolks of throe eggs; add a tablespoon of sugar, a half tea spoon of French mustard, and the same of salt; half a cup of vinegar and three tablespoons of oil. Add these gradually, beating all the time. Put into the double ••••••••••••••••■••••••••••••■•••••••••••••••••••••a boiler and cook to the consistency of cus tard. stirring steadily. Let it got per fectly cold. Or you may mean this: Prepare as above and add at the last four tablespoons of scalding milk or cream. Stir over the fire in the double boiler un til the right consistency is gained. Mem bers are invited to contribute tried and good recipes for boiled mayonnaise. Never having used it in my own kitchen, 1 am not confident as to the excellence of the recipes above given. They are said to be good. Dry Cleaning a Wool Sweater "Will you please tell me how I can dry clean a long white wool sweater? : is badly soiled, llow are they cleaned at regular cleaning places? F. L." j Put the sweater Into a tub, cover with slightly salted, dry eornmenl, and scrub! with this as you would with suds, rub- 1 bing the soiled parts hard between the hands. Cover with clean, salted meal and bury it In this. Leave It thus for j two or three days, throwing a cloth over, the tub to exclude dust. Then shako | and beat out the meal. T should wash the sweater in gasoline were it mine, but ] If you want a dry cleaner at home that given is sure to do the work. The regular cleaning places have their trade secret in this, as in other branches of the business. Souvenirs for Valentine Dance “Wo are a club of 15 girls and are going to run a St. Valentine dance. There fore, 1 am wilting to you for a little In formation regarding favors which we would like to present to the girls and boys that Is, a sort of a souvenir. We want something rather inexpensive, yet good looking. What would you advise? You maj? print thiH In the paper if you like. I should like to bear from you before the next club meeting. DOROTHY O." j The insertion of your letter is made at the earliest possible moment and Valen tine's Day is still far enough away for ' f ou to bear from the junior members of, J the H. H. C\, to whom 1 here and now refer your request. Will they let us know what are the latest, fancies and fashions | to Valentine parties and favors? I add my earnest personal petition to that of I their contemporary. Do not disappoint1 Dorothy by silent disregard to our united petition. Nicknames of Public Men “The fellows in our elass had n hot dispute today over h question some of us proposed to submit to you: is it nr is it j not true that the nickname ‘Bobs’ wan! aplled to Lord Roberts in derision?1 Wasn't It because lie was such a little fellow, just rising 5 feet, and was so fussy and dictatorial? And isn't a niek , name of that sort when bestowed upon a | leader in war or in polities generally fast ened on him by those who wish to be litttle him in the public eye? My father agrees with me, for he recollects how they made fun of General Scott as 'Fuss anc Feathers’ when be ran for President. Isn't that almost always the reason a nickname is given to a public man? I mean In contempt and in the desire to demean hitn Jn the eye of the world? I ! • pe you won't throw this Into tile waste basket. GERALD S. T. 1 have not the heart to toss your letter Into the yawning throat of the basket at my elbow, hut l wish you had not written on bOtTT sides of the paper and given me the trouble of copying a clear, well penned communication. i urn honored by the reference to our Corner. First let me as sert that the nickname of the great man who has gone to his rest and reward, mourned by the civilized world, expressed the love and pride his soldiers felt in their leader. Ho belonged to them in a pecu liar sense. Each man felt a sort of pro prietorship In him. He was their own "Bobs.'' The nickname would have been their slogan had it been cried out In the battle charge. I think, moreover, that General Scott’s was an exceptional case. I do not recall another Instance in our own history where the popular nickname was a term of obloquy or ridicule. Wit ness "Old Hickory," General Jackson; “Little Mac." General McClellan; "light ing Joe," General Hooker; "Old Back." General Taylor; "Stonewall," the Confed erate General Jackson, and "Marne Rob ert," applied In love and reverence to Gen. R. E. Lee. In support of my contention we have President Wilson's recent tribute to "Phil" Kearny. The President declared the use of the popular nickname high praise to the leader of men. wounded and prisoners. Then I saw the trench on our left was also in the hands of the Germans, and that parties of them were right behind ‘the devil's trench’ oc cupied by my company. "We w’ere, in fact, a little island sur rounded by a sea of enemies. The Ger mans lost no time, and after a further bombardment attacked my position. For sometime we held them off, but surround ed and exposed on all sides, we could do nothing. When they brought machine guns to bear on us the game was up, and we were obliged to surrender to save the remainder of our men. That same even ing I was placed in a second-class com partment with eight other officers and nine German soldiers, I had had no food for 24 hours, and for 24 hours more we were given nothing. "At the end of 24 hours the soldiers gave us some bread and butter. They seemed very afraid to do so, and told us to eat it without being seen.’’ DEATH BRUSHED KING OF BELGIANS Rotterdam, December 19.—(Special.)—Tne Nieuwe Rotterdamsche Courant publishes the following story by a Belgian soldier who has fought In the trenches between Waelhem and Wavre Ste. Catherine: “I was in the trench and my brother in-law was some yards from me. Be tween us there was a tall officer without arms and silent. Suddenly a shell burst near us. My brother-in-law waa struck by a splinter and fell in a heap at my side. The tall officer took up the rifle and continued the shooting. Then he slowly left the trench. His extraordinary calm struck me. I ceased to Are and turned to him. He also turned to Ine. Mon Dleu! C’etalt le Rol! (It was the King!) "It was the most stirring sight of my life I could have wished that my broth er-in-law had known who was the tall and silent officer and aaw him fall for 'the fatherland!" TO NAME AVENUE IN HONOR OF ALBERT Paris, December 6. — Correspond ence of the Associated Press.)- -The Paris municipal council has decided that the name "Albert” shall be given to an avenue or public square In Paris in honor of the King of Belgium. Hhe Hue de Berlin has already been changed to the Rue de Liege and It is proposed to give a Belgian or English name to the Avenue de l’Opern, which before 1870 was the Avenue Napoleon. The former Avenue d'AUemagne Is now the Avenue Jean Jaures. The city of Rouen has changed the name of the Boulevard Canchois to Boulevard den Helges. The Place de la Gare in Orleans has been changed to Place Albert I and two bridges over the Loire have been re named George V and Nicholas II. This Is only the beginning of the radical changes of nomenclature that will In all towns of France mark the vrtir. The transformation is not con fined to names of streets, squares and places. All German and Austrian nanu s of products have already disappeared. Eau de Cologne Is to be called Eau do Louvain or Eau de Provence. Viennese bread Is now called Pain Liegois. In the phonograph parlors all names of German pieces havo been marked off the programmes. Armies to Celebrate Petrograd, December 5.—-(Correspon dence of the Associated Press.)—Prepar ations are being actively made both pri vately and publicly for the adequate celebration by the armies of Christmas and New Year’s Day. Hpeclal facilities have been granted by the authorities for the dispatch to the front of every kind of useful Christinas gift, such as warm clothing, or the favorite edibles asso ciated with this season by the various peoples that make up the Russian army. Tobacco and snuff will also be sent to the soldiers in great quantity. ■••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••a••••••••••••••••«••• f ™ TURNS CATTLE TIDE IN FAVOR OF ALLIES m . Daring Feat of Irish Infan try Crushes Stubborn Prussian Opposition GERMANS SAW TRICK OF BRITISH GENERAL ('hanged Movement and Threatened Allies* Lines, Rut Charge of the Irish Infantry Changes Defeat to Victory Paris. December 19.—(Special.)—At 1 i»c battle of Zonnebeke. olmosi half way to Roulers. one of the numerous > ngagemonts for the control of Ypres. an Irish regiment In a sanguinary bay onet fight, distinguished itself. The Germans, who had been driven back after days of fighting from other positions, had massed their forces nt a certain point and were returning to the attack. They s«»t out from West Roosebeke and had with them 10 bat teries of field guns, that Is to say, 00 quick Tiers and two heavy mortars. The infantry regiments were supported by numerous cavalry. It whs already late In the evening when tin* British general In command learned of the enemy’s move* and or ders were given at once to forestall i bf* Germans by a hasty inarch of the Irish regiment and other troops to a point where the railway line ht'iases the road to lloulerg und to take up po sitions beyond The enemy would not expect a British force there, and would be taken by surprise. The British troops reached their po sitions as had been anticipated before the Germans. The silica' artillery opened fire but the Gormans did not reply. There whs some doubt for >i while as to what was the new move of the enemy, when suddenly the Germans were discovered sotmi 200 yards to the south «»f the allied lines. They had per ceived the move of the British troops arid instead of approaching from the north bad moved round almost south. In another instant the Prussian Guard was within only 100 yards of the allies and a hand-to-hand engagement was hound to follow. Flashlights of Assistance The flashlights used by the allies ren d* red great assistance In locating the enemy. The aeroplanes also played an Im portant part by dropping rockets on the scene. The British troops rapidly changed positions and faced the enemy. They opened fire on Hie Germans in volleys, and the enemy replied, tiring only at the com mand of their officers. The first row of the Prussian guard fired as they lay on th<* ground, /h.. second whh on its*kneep urn! the third row fired standing As soon us one man fejl the one immediately be hind took his plan*. One of the officers who was giving the command to fire was shot just ns he was about to repeat it. and a- In' fell ills company hesitated. Those who were near him, however, fired, and the rest im itated their example. The result seemed to he that the other companies either didn't hear the command any more cui got out of control, and the firing became general and very violent. Suddenly the machine gun sections got into position and were about to open tire on the British troops. No time was to be lost. The order to rush forward was given at once, and the Irish regiment charged with the bayonet. The hottest fighting for awhile was at a point some 200 yards from the railway embankment. Here there was a flat field without the slightest pro tection to either side, and the British troops practically met the Germans halfway. Those who saw it say it was one of the fiercest bayonet charges yet made. There was no quarter given or asked on either side. In many cases both combatants fell pierced by each other's weapons. One of our men whs fighting with remarkable dash and skill and had accounted for n number of the enemy when he slipped and was wounded by falling on a German bay onet. Company after company moved for ward, all in close formation, and rifle and revolver shots here and there were heard above the cries of the wounded arid the dying. The violence of the charge was exhausting both sides Tfie wounded and dead were scattered all over the ground and the men often* rushed over the corpse of a comrade. At last tlie Prussian Guard yielded ground. The order was given them to fall hack and the British troops took the opportunity to make a last charge and what remained of the guard that had been fighting at this point retired In great disorder. The road to Roulers was held and the epemy had been driven* beyond Zonnebeke and lost one more point of vantage. Bar-Le-Duc Escapes Ravages Bar-Ba-Duc, France, December fi. (Correspondence of the Associated Press.)—This city escaped in great part the devastation which accom panied the German retreat, but be tween 40 and 50 houses were destroyed by fire and many others suffered from machine gun bullets and shells during the heavy fighting. Most of the vll lagreji nearby were partially or wholly framed by fire and the population suffered heavily. 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