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BIG FRENCH SIEGE GUN
IN ACTION NEAR ARRAS
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Photo by American Press Association
This is one of the pieces that is
making the daily telegraphic news
from Paris, which has been reporting
"violent cannonading in several sec
tors of the French front."
JUDGE SHOT AT HIS DOOR
Rhode Island Jurist Believed Victim
Providence, lv I-, Sept. 7. —North
Scituate has a murder mystery which
has completely baffled the town po
lice and high sheriff's department
in the shooting of Judge Willis S.
Knowles, almost at his door at 7:30
o'clock Monday morning. While his
housekeeper, Mrs. Cora Wardwell,
was almost in sight of the judge when
he was brought down neard a man
exclaim: "There, I've you at
last," and went immediately to the
roadside to investigate. She did not
see anybody, and there hasn't been
the slightest clae obtainable as to the
identity of the assassin or anything
determined as ~o why he killed the
Willis S. Knowles, Judge of the
eighth Judicial district court, left his
home at the usual hour to go down
to the village of Thornton, where his
court is held. This was six miles
away, and before reaching the trol
ley line he was to walk through a
little wooded patch not far from his
house. He had been absent not to
exceed a minute and was barely 200
feet away from his door when from
an ambush somebody fired three
shots, two of which too* effect in his
back and one in his hand. It is evi
dent that he staggered toward his
home and had fallen in the road when
Mrs. Wardwell, having heard the
shots and the exclamation, ran out
to the pathway to investigate.
She feared that he had come to
harm for the reason that he had told
her he feared bodily harm for various
reasons in connection with his official
Discovering that he had been badly
hurt, she called for assistance, but
before any of the neighbors could re
spond he died.
An alarm was spread through the
town and the farmers turned out in
search of the murderer. Two Italie.n
were held up, one of whom had
a revolver, but these proved to b- 3
ordinary fruit pilferers, a satis
factory account of themselves and
ENGLAND SHIPYMORE GGLD
Third Cargo of Precious Metal Will
Reach New York Tonight.
Bangor, Me., Sept. 7. —The third
gold shipment from London for New
York arrived safely at Halifax on a
warship Monday. The gold was trans
ferred to a special train, which left
immediately for New York. It should
reach its destination tonight or Wed
As in the cases of earlier ship
ments, the censor at Halifax appar
ently has not permitted anything re
garding the movement of the gold to
be telegraphed by newspaper corre
Jealous Man Shoots Family.
Snow Hill, Md., Sept. 7. —Levin P.
Robinson, his wife and Alonzo Red
den, a farm hand, were shot and killed
by Frank Grano, it is alleged, at Rob
inson's farm, near here. Grano was
arrested on the road to Snow Hill,
where he was going to give himself
up, he said. Jealousy of Mrs. Rob
inson was given as the cause of the
Colt Tramples Man.
Claysville, Pa.. Sept. 7. —Noah Sta
ley, aged forty, caretaker of the loca'
cemetery, is in the hospital in Wash
ington suffering from injuries received
when lie was kicked and trampled bj
Ten to One, U. S. Won't War.
London, Sept. 7.—lnsurance under
writers were betting ten to one today
that America would not go to war
with Germany before October 30, and
five to cne that the two countries
will not be at war before December
30. These nev? odds were posted fol
lowing news of the Hesperian at
WAR TO FINISH !
Amnesty Will Be Followed by
PAN-AMERICANS TO CONVENE
Mexicans Will Be Obliged to Prove
Fealty to Carranza Cause or Be
Shot—Passing Villa Money Will Be
Proof of Treason—Twenty-nine Car
loads of Provisions On Way to
Mexico City, Sept. 8. —General Pab
lo Gonzales, constitutionalist com
mander at the capital, announces that
after the expiration of the ainne.= r -y
period, Sept. 15, there will be no
mercy for enemies of his cause. Nor
only will there be inexorable punish*
ment for the active enemies in the
field but for all indirect abettors in
treason, even to those who dissemin
ate false or demoralizing news, as well
as those who circulate money issued
by any but the Carranza government.
"We will institute a veritable cam
paign of extermination against . all
armed enemies," General Gonzales de
clares. "Only those living in the out
lying districts who can prove they did
not know of the amnesty decree and
surrender at once with tlieir follow
ers will receive mercy after the 15th.
"Only foreigners who "by right, or.
It may be better said, by obligation,
are neutrals, will be allowed to re
main in the country, so that Mexicans
who try to play the shameful role of
neutral in the present circumstances
will be considered as enemies of the j
national cause, which does not admit
the right of such criminal indiffer-
Unofficially it is reported that Gen
eral Obregon and his men have taken
Icamolo, in the state of Nueva Leone.
Officially it is announced that a train
of twenty-nine carloads of provisions
left Vera Cruz on Aug 25, and is
momentarily expected here to relieve
the situation. The authorities an
nounce that the provisions will be
sold to the poor at a very low price.
The tenseness of the situation here
was added to Tuesday night by two
light earthquake shocks, occurring at
6:45 and 9:48 o'clock respectively.
Both sent the people scampering into
the streets and for a time there was
great excitement. No damage was
done by either shock.
Pan-Americans to Convene.
Washington, Sept. 8. —Another Pan-
American conference on Mexico will
be held in Washington between now
and the middle of next week. An
nouncement to this effect was made
at the state department by Secretary
Lansing following the publication of
the fact that Ambassador Naon plans
to return to his country on a leave of
absence on Sept. 15.
What the conference will do when
it assembles, or whether it will take
any final action if Carranza's reply
to the Pan-American "get together"
appeal is not in by that time, was not j
stated by Secretary Lansing. It was
said by other officials of the state de
partment, however, that definite steps
would have been taken before this
but for the recurrence of crises, in
connection with the controversy be- j
tween this country and Germany *on
the submarine question.
The situation along the Texas
border was reported quiet. Both Car
ranza and Viila have protested their
innocence of any connection with the
border raids, laying the blame on out-;
laws operating from both sides of the
The war department made public
the following report made to Major
General Frederick Funston, com
mander of the American border
forces, by the commanding officer at
Brownsville regarding the accident to
one of the American army aeroplanes
"First Lieutenant J. C. Morrow and
First Class Private Khuenkryk fell at
6 p. m., 200 feet in signal corps aero
plane. Morrow semi-conscious, supei
flcial cuts, no fracture. Khuenkryl i
broken cheek bone, badly lacerated
right knee. Machine complete wreck.
Morrow was ascending from flying
field. Accident similar to Lieutenant
Sutton's at Fort Sill in which Cap
tain Knox was killed. Further report
Guerilla Fighting Along Rio Grande.
Galveston, Tex., Sept. 8. —While af
fairs are considered quiet in the
border country, reports from various
towns in the disturbed section tell of
the killing of more Mexicans and the
wounding of two Americans. Reports
Indicate that many Mexicans crossed
the river in isolated knowledge
of which only frontiersmen and Mexi
cans have. Most of the Mexicans
were armed and mounted.
At Savage, in the Mission district,
it is reported that forty Mexicans
wearing uniforms of Mexican soldiers
crossed the river. Below Savage, near
Run, citizens and bandits fought.
Reports of this fighting came by
courier, the village being several |
miles from the railroad. It is report
ed that the bandits robbed the store
and postofflce at Run before the fight
At Abram, another village south of
Run, an engagement between peace
officers and Mexicans took place. The
Mexicans were driven across the river.
..The Indiana Macaroni Company..
Can l>e Bought at the Following Stores:
I The Cuimma-liam Department Store. Steveson &
Myers. Plotzer Meat Market.
| They are FRESH. Made in Indiana j
LURING WILD GEESE.
Live Decoys Are Often Used and Made
to Play the Traitor.
American wild geese each spring mi
grate from waters of the southern
states to the shores of the Arctic in
northern Canada. The two great com
mon varieties of the bird are the honk
ers and the wavy, or white, goose.
lioth of these are extensively hunt- i
ed. Covering, as they do. about 5,000
miles on their annual migration, these
birds rest at various places en route
and are thus shot by sportsmen almost
across the length of the continent. The
birds have a peculiar trait of always
leaving one of their number on look
out while the rest feed.
To aid in the shooting * wild geese
live wild ones, captured young and
raised in captivity, are often placed in
feeding grounds in likely territory on
the line of flight of the migrating
flocks. These decoys are teniae trai
tors and by their calling often bring
the flying ones within shooting dis
tance of the sportsmen, who lie in hid
den pits near at hand.
Painted decoys, shaped like geese&nd
made of steel, are also used by the
hunters. In the latter case the men,
from their hiding place in the pits, cal!
the birds by using a goose call, a metal
instrument like a flute, which mimics
the sound of the goose with remarka
ble realism.—Philadelphia North Amer
WRITING ON METALS.
By the Use of Wax and Acids feienrngs
May Easily Be Made.
Usually a man attempts to put his
name on his metal possessions bj
scratching with a tile or knife poini
and makes the poorest sort of a job I
it is really very easy to write on anj
metal—the blade of a jackknife, t |
watcbcase, skates—if one happens to ,
know how, and the attractiveness of j
the inscription is limited only by the j
artistic ability of the individual.
Cover the place where you wish to j
write with a thin coating of melted i
beeswax. When the wax is cold write
plainly with any pointed instrument,
being particular to cut the letters
through the wax to the metal.
Then mix one ounce of muriatic acid :
and one-half of an ounce of nitric acid,
or smaller quantities in the same pro
portions (and remember that those
acids are deadly poisons), and apply
the mixture to the lettering with *
feather, carefully filling each letter.
Allow the acids to remain from one
to ten minutes, according as the etch
ing is to be light or deep. Next dip
the article in water, wash out the acids
and melt off the wax, and the thing is
done. A little oil should be applied as
a finishing touch. Gold, silver, iron
cr steel can be marked in this way.— !
Berthollet and Robespierre.
It is said that the celebrated savant
Berthollet in the most dangerous times
of the republic sustained his fearless
love of truth. Some days prior to the
ninth Thermidor a sandy deposit was
found in a barrel of brandy intended
for the army. The contractors, sus- I
pected of poisoning, were immediately
arrested, and the scaffold was already
prepared. Berthollet, however, exam- j
ined the brandy and reported it free
from all adulteration.
"You dare maintain," said Robes
pierre to him. "that that brandy does
not contain poison?"
As his reply Berthollet drank off a
glass, saying. "I never drank so much
"You have plenty of courage!" ex
"I had more when I signed my re
port," replied the chemist, and here
the matter terminated.
Seventh Century Needlework.
Before the end of the seventh cen
tury needlework was carried to great
perfection in convents, where it was
used for tbe establishment of the
church and the decoration of priestly
robes. Artists did not think it beneath
their dignity to trace the patterns used
for embroidery in their natural colors.
A certain religious lady, wishing to
embroider a sacerdotal vestment, ask
ed no less a personage than St. Dun- ;
stan, then a young man. but already
noted for his artistic skill and taste,
to draw the flowers and figures, which
she afterward worked in gold thread
A man took the following telegram
to a telegraph office: "Mrs. Brown,
Center Street: I announce with grief
the death of Uncle James. Come
quickly to read the will. I believe we
are his heirs. John Black."
The telegraph clerk, having counted
the words, said. "There are two words
too many, sir"
"Cut out 'with grief,*" was the
Let no man persume to give advice
to others who has not first given good
counsel to himself. —Seneca.
In Thes Martial Days.
"You must noc be so quarrelsome.
Willie," said William's father impres
sively. "Remember that 'the meek
shall inherit the earth.'"
"Maybe they will hereafter." re
upended the ronmr "but
Popy* on a Coal Famine.
There was a coal famine in England
in 1066. England was at the time at
war with Holland and, owing to the
presence of the Dutch fleet in English
waters, the Newcastle colliers found it
impossible to get through to London.
A period of great privation ensued.
Writing in his diary in June, 1667, |
Pepys observes that "the great misery
the city and kingdom is like to suffer i
for want of coals is very visible and, it
! is feared, will breed a mutiny." Later
j in the month comes the following en
try: " Such is the want already of coals,
and the despair of having any supply,
that they are come this day to £5 10s. a
How to Throw the Spitball.
A spitball is thrown just opposite to
an ordinary curve. Instead of giving
the rotary motion with the fingers, it
j is given with the thumb. Tbe thumb
Is placed firmly against a seam, anil
the saliva is applied to the ball be
neath the fingers. The ball Is thrown
overhanded, and slipping easily from
beneath the moistened fingers, but I
gripped firmly by the thumb against
the seam, a sharp rotary motion Is giv
en to the ball. When properly thrown j
a sharp break Is secured, the direction i
of the break depending upon the angle
at which the ball is released. The ball
Is controlled by the thumb.—American
Wanted, a Carver.
"You say your son belongs to a corn
"Yes: raised a fine crop last year."
"That ain't the kind of corn expert
I want to consult. I want to know
what to do for the pesky things."—
Willing to Do That.
"So your grocer refuses to give you
eredit for another thing."
"Not exactly; he says he'll give me
credit for any cash I pay on account"
The Human Face.
Roea Bonheur, the great painter of
animals, had a system of mnemonics
which was exceedingly quaint. She
could trace in the faces of those peo
ple who visited her a resemblance to
some sort of animal. For instance, if
some one reminded her of a certain
lady she would probably hesitate for
a moment and then say, "Oh. yes. the
lady with the came! face.'" or, "Oh. I j
remember—she had a cow face!" This
memory system was not flattering to
her friends, but it showed how satu
rated she was with a knowledge of an
imals and their characteristics. On ev
ery human face she found a likeness to
some animal she had studied and de
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Oil! II o MM lid Km.
D. Have you read ihe Consti
| tution of the United States?
D. What form of Government
D. What is the Constitution of
the United States?
R. It is the fundamental law of
D. Who makes the laws of the
R. The Congress.
D. What does ousrre* 9 consist
R. Senate and House of Rep
D. Who is the chief executive
or the United States?
D. How long is the President
of the United States elected?
IJ. 4 years.
D. Who takes the place of the
President in case he dies?
IU The Vice President.
D. What is his name?
R. Thomas R. Marshall.
D. By whom is the President of
the United States elected?
R. Bv the electors.
D. By whom are the electors
el clod ? e
R. By the people.
D. Who makes the laws for the
state of Pennsylvania.
R. The Legislature.
D. What does the Legislature
R. Senate and Assembly.
D. How many State in the un
D. When was the Declaration
of Independence signed?
R. July 4, 1776.
D. By whom was it written?
R. Thomas Jefferson,
j D. Which is the capital of the
D. Which is the capital of the
| state of Pennsylvania.
D. How many Senators has
each state in the United States
It is the close observation of little
things which is the secret of success
in business, in art, in science and
in every pursuit in life. Human
knowledge is but an accumulation
of small facts made by successive
generations of men —the little bits
of knowledge and experience care
fully treasured up by them growing
at length into a mighty pyramid.—
"You love me, darling?" he asked.
"A little," she replied.
"Ah, but do you not think your love
"Yes, but I'm not sure which way."—
O JUST A FEW THINGS THAT O
S ONE SMALu GIRL CAN DO. §
q Accomplishments of twelve- °
o year-old Winifred Sackville Sto- c
° ner of °ittsburgh, who has in- q
• c terested scientists in several o
° countries: ©
o Reads, writes and speaks eight C
Q languages. o
o Has written French verse, a o
q suffrage book entitled "A Plea to ©
o Gallant Knights" and magazine o
© and newspaper short stories, hav- ©
O ing began this work in her fifth 2
o year. o
O Taught a class in Esperanto at P
o the Carnegie institute in Pitts- ®
g burgh. o
o Made the first translation of °
2 "Mother Goose" rimes into Es- o
o peranto. o
2 Has memorized several of Cic- 2
o. ero's orations and parts of Hor- o
° ace. Livy, Sallust and Caesar. g
o Plays the piano, violin, guitar ©
® and mandolin. g
O Illustrates her own writings. o
® Can swim, cook, row, drive an g
o auto, box. ride a horse and play o
9 baseball. 2
D. By whom are they elected *
R. By the people.
I). For how long!
R. 6 years.
D. How many representatives
are there* ..
R. 4B. Accord a? r<> the pop
ulation one to every I.>oo, (the
ratio fixed by Congress after each
D. For how long are they elect
R. 2 years.
D. How many electoral votes
has the slate of Pennsylvania?
1). Who is the chief executive
of the state of Pennsylvania?
R. The Governor.
L). For how long is he elected t
ii. 4 years.
1). Who is the Gowrnor?
D. Do you believe in organized
D. Are you opposed to organiz
j cd government?
N. N T O.
D. Are you an anarchist ?
|D. What is an anarchist?
R. A person who does not be-
I ieve in organized government,
i D. Are you a bigamist or poll
D. What is a bigamist or poly
R. One who believes in having
more than one wife.
D. Do you belong to any secret
Society who teaches to disbelieve
in organized government?
D. Have you ever violated any
lews of the United States'/
D. Who makes the ordinances
for the City ?
i R. The board of Aldermen.
D. Do you intend to remain
permanently in the U. S.f
Hagenbeck In bl book; saya that bab
oons are caught In traps made much
Hke the huts of savages. Food Is put
j Into the huts, and once the baboons go
I Inside a trapdoor closes behind them.
Outside baboons make a great to do
and urge the prisoners to escape.
When the trappers come the captured
! baboons are terror stricken and try to
force their heads through the walla
of the huts. One baboon was caught
three times in the same trap, and sev
eral when turned loose got back into
the same trap a second time. When
the baboons are carried away all their
comrades thereabout climb Into trees
and scream out to the prisoners, who
answer in ad. mournful voices. On
one occasion some big Arabian baboons
were trapped, when 2.000 or 3,000 bab
oons hurled themselves upon the trap
pers. who had hard work to save them
selves with firearms and clubs. Aa the
trappers wer forced back the victori
ous baboons tore up the trap and turn-
I ed loose the captured baboons.
Tbe Japanese lay out their gardens
■o aa to suggest famous scenes in their
history. Miniature landscapes are laid
out to recall well known spots and
suggest the events that have taken
At the Police Station.
Lieutenant—Prisoner, do you read?
Drops of ntin vary In their size per
haps from a twenty-fifth to a quarter
of an Inch in diameter. In parting
from the clouds they precipitate their
descent till the increasing resistance
j opposed by the air becomes equal to
their weight, when they continue to
fkll with uniform velocity. This ve
locity is therefore in a certain ratio
to the diameter of the drops; hence
thnnder and other showers in which
' tbe drops are large pour down faster
than a drizzling rain. A drop of the
twenty-fifth part of an inch In falling
through the air would, when it had ar
; rived at its uniform velocity, acquire a
celerity of only eleven and a half feet
per second, while one of a quarter of
an inch would have a velocity of thlr
; ty-three and a half feet