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W lw L- fMEy Bmm KSlf K Ji HE World war Is not yet 4 xfT-NfTS Pt M J ?li 1 fjfl over In -be 8erree - dFt ' fW V I 1 the delvlng of the hls wm ) 15 ' 1 .rl tor,an,s. ever brlngIng otfeL'!? jfiS I 1 IV "I f out aetnlls new ana in- C-A . jvk .TL Br I f 1 II the great oonflict; .t f V " ' aLYj r v to It for clear perspec- ' Vte 1 I I f Keep the Children Well ! Dining these days many children are complnininjfof head ache, feverishness, stomach troubles, and irregular bowels. If mothers only knew what MOTHER GRAY'S SWEET POWDERS for CHILDREN Will do for children no family would ever be without them. These powders are so easy and pleasant to take and so ef fective in their action that for over 90 years mothers have used them and told others about them. Sold by Druggists everywhere. Do Not Accept Any Substitute MOTHER GRAY S SWEET POWDERS. will raVMumue ii SPOHN'S DISTEMPER COMPOUND la Indispensable In treating Influenza, Distemper, Coughs and Colds so prevalent among horees wtth the coming of fall anil wlrrtt-r. For nearly thirty year "HPOHN'M" has been given to prevent these dlscaaea, aa well aa to relieve and cur thenv An occa sional dose "condlttona" your horse and keeps disease ay. As a remedy for cases actually suffering, "ril'OHN'H" Is qulcal and certain. 60 centa and $1.20 per bottle at drug a'oree. BPOHX MEDICAL COMPANY GOSUKX, INDIANA WOULDN'T STAND FOR REBUKE HK World war ts not yet over In the sense that the delving of the his torian Is ever bringing out details new and In teresting. Ultimately, of course, full Justice will be done to all phases of the great conflict; at present we are too close to It for clear perspec tive. One of the outstanding features of - the World war was the part ployed by the American Indian. From one point of view there was no par ticular reason why the Indian should be eager to fight for the American government. On the other hand, the American Indian, by nature and train ing Is a fighting man. The pursuits of the old-time Indian were war and the chase; the squaws did the work. And the white American, In his march across the continent, found In the American Indian the best natural fighter the world has ever known. Anyway, the Indian volunteered with enthusiasm for the World war. The tribes sent over 17,000 braves to fight for the Stars and Stripes. They made good soldiers, more than 150 were dec orated for acts of conspicuous valor in action. It now appears that Joseph Okla liombi, twenty-six, a full-blooded Choc taw who lives near Wright City In J McCurtaln county, Oklahoma, is a war hero second only to Sergeant Alvin York of Tennessee. He was a pri vate In Company D, One Hundred and Forty-flrst infantry, Thirty-sixth division, A. E. F. So far, however, his valor has not been recognized by the United States government. OklahombI was awarded recogni tion by General Petain of the French army. He wears the French Croix de Guerre. His citation says: "Under a violent barrage he dashed to the attack of the enemy position, covering 200 yards, through barbed wire entanglements. He rushed on machine gun nests, capturing 171 pris oners. He stormed a strongly held position containing a number of trench mortars, turned the captured guns on the enemy, and held said position for four days in spite of a constant bar rage or large projectiles and gas shells. He crossed No-Man's land many times to get Information con cerning his wounded comrades." It is said that several futile at tempts to secure a photograph of Okla hombI In uniform have been made by the War department through Gabe E. I'arker, commissioner of the Five Civ ilized tribes. Then Czarina C. Con Ian of Oklahoma City, "with all the pride and admiration another Indian lias for a tribesman who has done dar ing deeds," decided that his portrait and some of his history should be pre served for Oklahoma's records. She says of her trip: "Going to Idabel I found the sec retary of the chamber of commerce getting out a pamphlet on the re sources of McCurtaln county, its In teresting people and places. I told him by all means he should give some space to OklahombI. All this sound ed very well to him, but he could not speak the Choctaw language, and be sides, Oklahombi's home was 35 miles away over rough roads and across .two streams. I told him I would get an interpreter, and the photographer. When we were ready to be off, the four men. Including the driver, said they wanted me to .know what to ex pect, for the roads were the worst in that part of the country. They were right. "We had to go over almost lmpass-" able places. When we forded one of the streams the water ran into the en gine of the car. At Little River we had to be ferried across in an old fashioned ferryboat. The hill was so steep on the opposite shore that the men had to get out and push the car up the muddy embankment. After traveling the 35 miles we found that OklahombI was not at home. He was, however, only a mile away at his uncle's farm, where he was helping to plant grain. Sol Joel, the interpreter, volunteered to walk through the woods to the farm, get OklahombI, and return with him to his home. After a time they came up smiling. The object of our trip had been expluined and Okla hombI was willing for me to take his picture In his uniform, and one of his home. And he was willing that his Croix de Guerre, his trench hat, and some of his ther cherished, relics should be placed in the State Historical mu seum. OklahombI (said to mean "Man Killer") Is twenty-six years old. He Is a tall, brawny fellow, typical of his race. He returned, as he went to the army, a perfect specimen of man hood, having most miraculously es caped shot and shell. He speaks English, but not very well. What he did over there Is one of the last Hhings he wants to talk about When questioned about his experiences, his replies are invariably in as short sentences as possible. His Idea of settling the war was to annihilate the Germans as soon as possible. When asked what he thought about the army he said: "Too much salute, not 'nough shoot." When urged to tell something of his encounter with the Germans, the reply was "I sure give 'em hell 1 Oklahonibl'3 comrades grew to ex pect him to kill every foeman in sight. One day he brought a very large prisoner Into camp. Being asked how It happened he said : "Well, I can take him back and kill him." This was told to the interpreter in his own language, and was the only Incident that was got out of him. He was raised in the mountainous part of the state, which is conceded to be the most beautiful section of Oklahoma. Here in his youth the clear streams that flowed through the Kiamitia mountains were well filled with fish, and wild game roamed through the forests. Such an environment was more ap pealing to him than the school room consequently he has a very limited ed ucation. The only training he has was acquired at short intervals in old Armstrong academy near Caddo. , He married a full-blooded Choctaw girl before he enlisted in the army. When he' went over seas he left his wife and a baby girl a few months old. After he was mustered out It is no wonder he chose to go back to the beautiful old Indian settlement where he was wont to hunt and fish when a boy. A Ilttla cottage has been built on a small tract of land which h owns and Is cultivating. Near th back door stands the ta-ful-la mortar "And now that the strife and tur moll Is over," writes Czarina Conlan, "It Is natural that he should want to return to the heart of nature, where he can look out in the cool of the eve ning and see the lengthening shadows of the old oak trees trees that were old before his nncestors made th6 'trail of tears' when they came to th Indian territory in 1832." Perhaps OklahombI will get full recognition for his exploits in "The History of the American Indian in the World War,1' which is being written bv Dr. Joseph K. Dixon, the leader of the Rodmaji Wanamaker historical expeditions to the North American In dians, in the course of which he vis Ited every reservation In the country. He is the author of "The Vanishing Race," and the secretary of the Na tional American Indian Memorial as sociation. Between February, 1919, and February, 1920, he visited sys tematically all the camps and military hospitals on the Atlantic seaboard, in terviewing officers and privates, study ing. Interrogating and photographing Indian soldiers who had returned, either sound or wounded, from over seas. And now, as his final act of prepara tion for his historical work, Doctor Dixon has returned from an Intimate four months' study of the entire west ern battlefronts of Belgium and France, in which he covered more than 3,500 miles of travel and took more than 1,100 photographs. Before he started he had been supplied by Gen eral Pershing with a large map, which showed that American Indians had fought In every one of the twenty-eight main battle sectors from the North sea to the Alps. OklahombI, it is reported, will be featured by Doctor Dixon in his book. Another of his Indian war heroes is Corporal Walter S. Sevalla, a Chip pewa Indian of the Seventh engineers, Fifth division, upon whose breast Mar shal Petain himself pinned the Croix de Guerre. Sevalla swam theMeuse, carrying a cable for a pontoon, under heavy machine gun fire. Eater in the day he was severely wounded while repeating the same feat in the swim ming of the broad and swiftly flowing Est canal, which parallels the Mouse, near Breuiiiea, Beggar Woman Had Her Own Point of View Concerning "Business" She Was Engaged In. Secretary Lawson Purdy of the Charity Organization society said at a dinner In New Yok : "Professional beggars, are a self righteous crew. What I mean Is that they regard" their trade the same as you and I regard honest work. One winter afternoon I came on a beggar woman I knew of old. She was beg ging Id a bitter wind on a corner, and three little children in calico rags fall I v ered at her side. You Jane,' I said reproachfully. 'Yo begging I And those three little ones ! They aren't really yours at all 1' "'Well, damitall,' said the beggar woman. '1 wouldn't have to beg so hard if , they were really mine, for then I wouldn't be forking over a dol lar a day to hire them.' " Los" Angeles Times. The Onjy Drawback. "Three drinks of this stuff," said the wily bootlegger, "and you'll hear the little birdies sing." "Not today," said the cautious .citi zen. "I had a friend who tried that prescription an'd it wasn't long before there was singing all around him, but he couldn't hear it." Birmingham Age-Herald. When a man falls Into an error he is likely to be more or less injured in his descent. The Place for Alphonse. "Alphonse," suld the heiress, "I have been thinking. "Thinking of me, precious?" asked Alphonse. "Indirectly, yes; I hnve been think ing thnt if you married me, everybody would say you only did so to get my, money." "What care I for the unthinkable) world?" "But, Alphonse, I will marry you." 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