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BfflU; ' /< ;'fv- ' / . ? NINE CASES BYSUPR p^l, Judgment of Wyoming Circuit > . Court Affirmed in Pineville Bank Case. CHARLESTON. March 11?De%' cWons wore announced this week by the supreme court or appeals In nine E* cases which have boon pending before it. Five of the cases, In which 5 the First National Bank of Plnevllle was plaintiff against John A. Sandors and others; Leola V. Sanders and others; R. L. Cook, administrator and others; Ulvort O. Sanders and otherH, and H. W. Sanders and others, were covered In one opinion of the court. In this the judgment or the Wyoming circuit court In the case of the bank against R. L. Cook and others was alllrmed and In the others modified and alllrmed. The syllabus of the opinion, as prepared by Judge Lynch. Is as follows: "1. Variance between the writ and the declaration can be taken ad vantage of only by a plea In ubatement. "2. Where the declaration avers matters constituting a good cause of ' action, and others divisible therefrom not constituting such cause, a general demtirror will not reach the K >" defect. The demurrer, to be effective must be distinctly directed to the objectionable allegations. "3. An affidnvlt filed by plaintiff under section 4f>, chapter 125. code, is not defective as a whole because, in addition to a sum certain demandR ? ef* therein. contains specific and divisible items, not recoverable us a matter of law. In the absence of a timely plea and affidavit by defendant, where no enquiry of damages is necessary, the court, in exterirlng Judgment Tor plaintiff, should exclude the erroneous Items. "4. In un action of debt on a promissory note, an enquiry of damages ' iB necessary, the court, in extending such writ at rules Is void, and should be ignored by the court in confirming K ,> an office judgment not set aside pursuant to the provisions of section 46, chapter 125, code. "6. Stipulation In n negollnble note for payment of a certain percentage of the principal and the statuory attorney fee as collection mOrf charges, are invalid and unenforre' able. The Inclusion of such charges in a recovery by plaintiff is erroneous, but correctible In the appellate court. "6. A judgment entered on a ver| M diet rendered on a demurrer to evidence is not reviewable on writ of error, on the ground of excessive damages, where no motion for a new trial Krla or to correct the judgment was made in the trial court." Barnes against Cole. In the case of Barnes against Cole, from Lewis county, the judgment of the lower court was reversed, the Injunction dismissed and the cause remanded; Lynch, judge. The syllabus follows: M&'jgfc; "1. To be specifically enforceable in equity, a contract for the conveyance of real estute must be avercd and proved with reasonable certain Rty. w nere ino oiii anu pruui >an clearly to show the terms and amount of a consideration agreed upon, the contract is incomplete and unenforce"2. Conduct predicated solely upon a contract for the sale of real es-! tate will not constitute an estoppel; - . enforceable by injunctive process.' IK-HfcV unless the factum and validity of the; agreement be substantially alleged: and proved by the party relying on "3. When the defendant In a pos-! * sessory action knows, or has equal! means of knowing, the mere silence; of the owner will not In equity estop him from prosecuting bucIi action. Showniter ngnimd Chambers. The judgment of the elrcult court court of Mingo county was afllrmed in the case of Showallcr against Chambers; Poffeiiharger, judge. The syllabus Is as follows: "1. In laying the foundation for proof of the contents of a letter rei celpt of which Is denied. It HUfllcen, in the absence of an objection on account of form, to prove in general terms that the letter was sent to the parties denying receipt thereof, by the ; v tlnited States mall. . "2. Denial of the receipt and possession of a Iptter or telegram excuses demand for production thereof, as a step preliminary to proof of its *. "3. Delivery of ordinary mer tchandise to the vendee, under a contract effected by an offer of purchase, after an inspection of the goods, or an opportunity to inspect them, accepted by the vendor, passes the title and make3 the contract an executed "4. In such a sale, there is no implied warrant of quality or mcr.chantableness. "5. An instruction stating the law In the abstract and another applying the stated legal proposition to the facts in issue, may be treated as a single instruction. "6. A verbal inaccuracy in an instruction, such as the use of the word 'seen' for 'inspected,' in a case in which the evidence clearly proves the "fact in issue and to which the word relates, does not warrant a new trial. "7. A verdict against a clear and decided preponderance of the evidence is properly set aside." Howell against McCarty. In the case of Howell against MoCarty. from Harrison county, the Judgment of the lower court was reversed and judgment was entered <here; Lynch, Judge. The syllabus Is as follows: : "1. By attachment, a creditor acquires In the proceeds of property BHk. v''; "claimed by his debtor or right or in' terest superior to that possessed by the latter therein at the time of the levy or sendee of the writ, i "2. Wherein the property sc ^claimed and levied on consists of ne< -gotlable notes endorsed by the Kir'' .jmyeos In blank and delivered tc 'such debtor, their agent, solely fot ^-collection or discount or their behalf |h C ' > the attaching creditor, by levy on th* Ki'X - instruments as the property of the agent, although without notice 01 knowledge of his want of title, doei .not acquire the rights or position o! ? % . ra bona fide purchaser for value noi K", f. - ;any lien on the cboses in action. . "3. As between the original or lmfcmvV.U 'mediate parties and other persont >^ot; holders In due course^ parolcvl i r"'rJy * Y T, ' ' f' ' ^ "\< f u ' ? * 8^ #r "^ 7 7' '?y? *. ! / rHE SUN! DECIDED ] EME JUDGES' GRAFTON JUDGEi MUST FACE ; I CHARGES ) Brought by Three Foreigners, Who Say They Are Held in Jail Illegally. GRAFTON*. .March 11.?Asking the court lor a writ of hubeas corpus. S claimliiK they were being held in Jul)j illegally, Peter Smith. Peter Sklinpus, and Joe Brutz, all foreigners, preferred strong charges against Justice of j tho Peace J. E. Nowcomu and a hear-1 lag is to be held promptly in the case. [ j Nowcomo was charged with oillclai j, misconduct and specitic charges of y drunkenness, running a public speak-j L > A?Mi. 41 I I I... .A 1.1... i-any, Bit*.# wt?IU Illt'U ilkuium null. t jj - 1 j | Definite action In the case in bank- \ n j ruptcy of the Consolidated Munufac- j, 'luring Company is expected aoon.j(| For severnl days representatives of;,, I largo pottery concerns have been In j consultation with the owners of the | property and It Is expected that n plnn will be worked out to tnke over : the plant and operate It at once. The ' company recently entered bankruptcy ' ! with nasets three times its liabilities. 1 At Wheeling Monday, the final doc- j u | umenta were signed between W. A. ' w Reavers, trustee for the bondholders vv of the Columbus Tile Company. and,sl the Hazel-Atlas Class Company for n the purchase'of the tile plant here. The Ilaxel-Atlns people had already!1' started work to remodel the plant. j A :? The $170,000 special road bond | kelection for Lyons district. Preston i <*: county, immediately east of Crafton. | I hns been postponed Indefinitely. This : si election was called for February 20. fl No reasons are assigned for the post- tl ponement. w pi Official notice was Issued by the ji Baltimore und Ohio Rnilroad Com- di pany of an increase of one and one- tl half cents per hour In the wages of tl all machlnits after Februury 15. r< tc A connection between the Coal and Coke and Baltimore and Ohio Rail-1 g| utm i^uiiijiiiuy hi chro and uuinpion respectively, to eliminate several j steep grades and cut off considerable distance Is now almost a certainty. The four-mile connection would shorten shipping distances nearly twenty inlles and would greatly rc-1 duce grades. ^ After having been out but a few days, the 500 miners of the Austen and Hlorra Coal and Coke Companies in Preston county, have returned to work at an Increase of three cents per ton. They had demanded an In- . crease of Ave cents per ton. ? ! President Northcott of the West Virginia Public Service Commission,I lias announced that a hearing on the ' application of the Pittsburg and Wpst a< Virginia Gas Company for an increase n In gas rates for industrial purposes 81 has been set for March 24 and that ' P' tho new schedule of rates has been '' suspended until the bearing may be'"1 held. The proposed rate is approxl-'<M mately ten cents per thousand cubic feet, while the old rate was less than 01 7 cents. W : ci One hundred and ten merchants ; tl and other business men attended the : a banquet at the WlUard under the j hi Merchant Association auspices and after a live session, u movement was! g started to form a permanent organi- ci zatlon to boost the community and p< Induce new enterprises to come to Grafton. The principal speaker was i Judge Ira E. Robinson^ ' The Philadelphia Gas Company, owning valuable holdings in Taylor, f i a. *. . . * - - ' * ; touniy, nan locaieu seven additional , wells within fifteen mile* of Grnflon J and Is starting to drill at once. Thin company is making a thorough test ! of the entire county. ' Labelled "salad oil," prohibition f j officials seized 75 gallons or whiskey , j nt Bridgeport and destroyed it. The , whiskey came by freight, hut no one ; showed up to clnlni it. Over ninety pints of booze was seized by the local f prohibition officers when a party of! , three men were caught here. It was c all thrown Into the sewer. tl R Cliff Shaw, arrested on a charge of ? violating the prohibition law with a t! sack containing thirty pints of intoxicants, It Is said, over his shoulder. was found to also be equipped n with an automatic revolver. On con-1 a viction, he was sent to jail for six f months. Miss Oledvs Davis, of Grafton, dice j suddenly Saturday at Marion. O., and ! 1 it Is reported that she had committed suicide, hut this rumor could not h? confirmed. She had been away from Grafton only since November. v The Rev. J. H. Tucker, a prominent ; ' I local colored minister, died at his ! \ home here this week at the age of 1 ^ ! 4 5 years. He leaves a widow and ^ five children. r , Steve Racallo, an Italian, nnd Mr?. n Sldnev Gant. a negro woman, were ar- 1 rested at Thomas this week by fed- j * : era] odlrers on the charge of violat-^ > Ine the prohlhiflon laws, and have : been hretieht here for a prellmlnarv 1 > hearing before the United States com- " . mission, t The Democratic and Republican r ' depee is admissible to show that the ' bank endorsement and delivery of a ' * negotiable Instrument were made I ? solely for the purpose of collection I ' or discount on behalf of the en- t * dorser. t "4. Testimony offered to show an ( - unacceptable offer of compromise is ? i. incompetent and Inadmissible In evi- < dence." i ? . ' ' . - ' ' ' DAY TELEGRAM, OLARKJ ( giatrara for this county In the com- va ng primary election were named by " he county court at the action on I on day. Dr. Arthur Walwyn Kvanfl, nephew f Lloyd George, apoko here Thuraay on a lecture courao progrum liner Young Men Christian Aaaoclution usplce.H. Mra. Hnrrlett Jones Ik dead at her ome at the age of 65 yearn. Charles Gray waa held for federal ouit after a preliminary hearing! ore In u bootlegging charge. j ^ fOUNG MARINE GETS SEASICK ! ichool of Blue Fish Hounds the /5 United States Battlesnip Tennessee. WILKES HAKIMC, I'a.. Alar. II.? j loundod by u school of hluollsli that \ ad followed her 2.500 miles from cw rorK. me til lied mates steaml>ij? Tennessee put Into Porl-aii-' 'I"*ace, Hani, and unloaded a com-1 any of United States .Murine Corps | remits lust week, according to a let- ( :r received by Sergeant Frank Stublie f the local recruiting station of the :ai.nc corps. ' The waves rolled high." one of the wt ecrults wrote Stuhho, "and, for the fn ts< time In my life I realized the n* igncss of the ocean, tin; sinallness of ic, end the minor part I could play in O ie great scheme of things. Is there l_ life hc/ond I asked myself. If not, II hat is the purpose of my being? Why ^ as I ever born? Pondering over this InpendouH question 1 staggered to the j all, and. after a while, was forced to I ive the whole thing up?together with <me trifles I had eaten for breakfast. ' s I let go of my feelings, a big bltiesh jumped up out of the water and n/.cd hungrily Into my beautiful blue ves. 'He was a handsome fellow and knew that I'd remember him If 1 over iw him again. And sure enough, ve days later, as we were entering .. ie harbor of Port-au-Prince, and MC hile I was again meditating on the lillosophy of life, that same hlueflsh imped up out of the water as if to jvour mv inmost tlioughts. It seems j int n school of them followed us all; ? ic wny down 'o Haiti because of the|Clc( tcrnlts aboard who had never boon jan(^ i sen." J on "Some piscatorial embroidery," was ve'( Lubbc's comment on the letter, tim he rIttpripq 5 un11 liiilu a,;; alli re Compared to Automobile Tires by Local Man, Who rlJ is an Expert. "A storage battery cannot run on ''!c ue-hnlf a charge." says .Mr. Smith, J1"1 ical representative of the Willard j10' tornge Battery Company, "or with in- *iat ltlleient supply of distil led water to "rH iep the electrolyte up to the proper ,arc vel. without serious injury. This' is Just like the abuse of a tire by '1?U inning on sixty pounds of air pres-|tor ire when it should have eighty MOt Minds. The owner does not realize jIna lat anything is wrong until after the 1Iie image is done nnd his tire is rim ")a it and ruined. "Batteries, like tires, begin to wear 's ! ill as soon as they are made, whether sod or not, because ftie battery is a 1 ^ tiemloal apparatus nnd chemical ae- pa on is going on to some extent at II times in the same way that rub- ?* pr becomes brittle and loses its life. a "In both cases proper attention ?jvc rcatly prolongs the service to tlie *"c ir owner ami means money In his ;or ocket." WORTHLESS E car lil Well in Kansas is Said to Be the Deepest in the a 1 Country. HUTOHINSOX. Kan.. Mar. 11.?The i! ecpcst hole in Kansas, nnd probably v%\. :i the United States, has Just been rilled 125 tulles southwest of ilucli- ,j nson. , The hole is 3,SO7 1-2 feel deep. It k ost close to $10,000 and it is worth- ., ?ss. The Shortgrass Oil and (las 'ompany was organized by farmers j , nd land owners. Drillers were enaged and they have been at work for * vcr a year pushing the drill down j .Jr. h rough the rook strata. ' After drilling for several hundred '' cet through Mississippi limestone for- i j latton. with no prospect of finding|. . nvthing, the company decided to stop urtlier work. ^ GIRL WINS 'a! Mo Ier Suit for Slantler against ller tor Former Employer. j bui torr VICKSBURG. Miss.. March 11.?A 'ga erdict of *$5,000 lias been returned in he t fi* of Miss Olllc fluford against j j lie Valley Dry Goods Company. The thi f el CllOfl f/io olnn.lrtw i-.. j.. ? *% ' ' " , > i .jiivh n/4 muimvi . i;iuiiiiiii? lliai TC'H vhen she was a clerk of the company t the il. J. Mulvc-liIII. manager, and the de- his petivcr forced her to sign a document | ma idmittlng that she had been stealing, he hreatening to drag her through the les trects to Jail handcuffed unless she. hei lid as ordered. She swore Mulvehill! fee ;rabbed $25 from her purse and kept iter t. The jury was out two nights and; hot i day. j up I at ?KM> 2(10.000 R1R1.FS TO ' fen IV A IllMMSOXEKS IX RUSSIA. < ; by LONDON*. Mar. 11.?Over 260.000we Rbles. weighing eleven tons and val- \ nai cd at $5,000. sent by the British and ?h< ^ircign Bible Society of London to lar lrlsoners of war in Russia, will soon em each their destination, according to am vord from Sweden. The Swedish Red gn Trows committee has sent the consign- otl ocnt on to RttsRla. The Swedish gov- tin moment allowed its shipment over Swedish railways frcct , ' \ > - ,v' > '' 3BHRG, W VA. prxi 'ORES FOR SERBS; LIFE THREATENED j Jjittjbk ' ^ ^ v'/ ' ^?Sd I pMe / ' <* - jbtcT'1 *y < ,-V/fxw- ""o* o Mm. Seth liar tun French. Because of her activity in Serbian tr relief work, the life of Mrs. Seth irton French, New York society >man, has been repeatedly throated. She has turned the thrcatenf letters over to U. S. authorities. EORGIA STILL m 8 PI FMTV unu n i LLii 11 OF ALLIGATORS )nster Nearly Nineteen Feet -ong Trapped bySquedunk t Hollow Natives iAVANXAH, Ca., Mar. 11.?The >rgla alligator lives in the swamps 1 marshes and along the rivers and the seaconst and attains to a marmis age and a forbidding size. At es he is hunted for his skin, but has decreased in numbers until tor hide is now furnished largely "farms" In Florida and California, ilong the Flint and Cattahoochce urn and in the Okefcnokee swamp I the marshes of Flynn the Georgia gator is at his best. Here his hide thick and his years are greatest, makes his home in a hole in the or bank, and his delight is Georgia g meat. tn alligator never worries. He is nearest approach in the nnimal igdom to 11 lag. Mrs. 'Gator lays eggs in the sand, where the sun ches them, and the little "gators, in the time they crack the shell, left to feed for themselves, k prevailing belief is that hunters e almost exterminated the alllgafor ills valuable hide, but tills is true in south Georgia. Not so ny 'gators are to be found as forrly, but a trip to the lower Alta ha river and to the nearby Islands I convince one that his 'gatorshlp still with us. Hunting the 'fiator. litigator hunters usually go 1n rs. They take a boat at night for nts where 'gators arc suspected congregating, and with the aid of bull's eye lantern "shine" their s. The man In the stern does the siting. Ho must not shoot to kill, a dead 'gator sinks immediately; must merely stun hhn. 'he 'gator being stunned, the other n. armed with a boat hook, nthed to a long handle, thrusts the >k into the side of the game, due o being taken not to get in the y of the play of his tail, for here Is ere the great, danger lies. Many eg has been broken by the troments swish of a 'gator's tail, Inntly his 'gatorsliip is landed in the it he is dealt a terrific blow on the :k. where the tail joins the body, ich paralyzes hhn; otherwise the tor would soon ho In possession of boat. .'aptaln -Haines, one of the best )\vn and most skillful trappers on : Atlantic coast, says that "Old se," Brunswick's famous alligator, the size of the average stick of tlm that floats down the river, and his ? is estimated at a century. He is > terror of all lishermen and trap's in and around Buttermilk sound I its tributary streams. He has >n hunted in vain for generations. : his cunning and his tough old hide re saved hint thus far. )ne of Captain Haines's traps reulv caught a coon, but when the >taln reached it he found that Old so had "beat him to it." The 'gahad taken the coon unto himself, t in the operation he had carried the trap, stake, chain and all. Huge tor tracks told the story. First Heard of "Old .Mosc." Vway hack in the days of slavery s king of all "gators was known and red. Once, it is related, a slave by s name of Adam, while on one ol i regular trips to Darlen to get his ster's mail, saw this "gator. When arrived hack home almost breaths. he told about it and said the ist must have been at least twenty t long. Brailsford Troup, his mas > armed himself and set out In his it In rpiest of the monster, but on finding It he himself frightened its great size and hurried back irlng to shoot. Dnly recently Old Moso wns seen Fastis 'Hutts and Paul Morton, whe re down thcro duck hunting. While using up Frldaycap they saw on ? shore what they supposed to be a go log. hut soon a caving In of the hankment attracted their attention, d they saw Mosc disappearing in a sat depth of water. There are many icr 'gators in these waters more in a dozen feet In length. Sfiiicdiiiikers' Captives, riic natives of Suucdunk Hollow, - ' ,'K- , . ' V" ' - ' ; :! PROPER FOC YOUNG WASH INGTON*, .March 31.?Simple ie >llls of fare, helpful recipes and prac- hi leal directions for the preparation of di 'oods for children between three and w ilx Years of age are contained in tc farmers* Bulletin 717. "Food for si foung Children," just issued by the ai Jnlted States Department of Agricul- ? ure. The bulletin, which was written o< >y Caroline 1* Hunt, under 'he dlrec- d< ion of Dr. C. F. Langworthy, chief of at he office of home economics, is easy o understand and should he holpful at o mothers who arc trying so to care o< 'or their children that they will grow n< ip into Stalwart and Efficient nen and women. It is issued at this tc :imo as a co-operative contribution to tt he "Baby Week" campaign conducted nt >y the children's bureau of the United V Slates department of labor. j* The author has carefully avoiaefl T :he use of all technical dietary terms di ir systems of grouping and has so R< "lassifled foods that any mother can fc neet the following definition of a sat- ef sfactory diet for a little child: i ai ' ? - i" i 1,\Y. MAR m. 12. 1116 * near Bainbridge, some time ago held an Indignation meeting because of a J voracious alligator which was mak- ; ing tremendous Inroads Into their , supply of razor back hogs. The meet- ( ing resulted In the organization of .a i society known as "Alligator External- j nators," the members of which were divided Into squads of four to take turns In searching the muddy waters thereabouts. VarlouB successes were l reported, and the proflts from bides t collected began to loom rather large, l hut the loss of hogs continued. At aii meeting of the society It was the con- 1 census of opinion that a grand daddy alligator, described as front si* to I slxtcon feet long, was the hog thief, t The wail of a dog will attract an | alligator jUBt as the cackle of a chick-. t en will that of a negro. An Invcn-; t tory of the dogs in the neighborhood 11 was taken aud a yelping possum dog 11 wa& selected a? the victim. A Ash l trap was constructed of woven steel j i wire, the entrance being designed toi allow an expansion of three feet. In i i the center was placed a mess of cat- j t llsh and at the opposite end was tied , t the dog. The trap Itself was fastened . l securely to the embankment near;; ; where tlic alligator was last seen. Members of the society concealed j | I themselves in the brush and awaited < j developments. The lookout reported ' < i a disturbance in the waters and the i ' dog began yelping. Presently a mon-1 j ster alligator nosed its way out of j the water, satisfied himself that the , roast was clear and meandered on , I through the entrance of the trap. !j Steel prongs had been tixed there | | in hii(*h a way that, he could go for- j 1 ward, but could not retreat. He ate : the llsh and was progressing toward , Fido, who howled dismally, when the;, : society hurried to the rescue. The !} . dog was liberated through the back door of the trap, the rear exit of which was shut quickly, and the alligator was left securely'Imprisoned. He Is now on exhibition at a neighboring school, his hide stufTed with sawdust. , HIb actual measurement from head to , tall is eighteen feet ten inches. < ?? , POLICEMAN STOPS RI'NAWAY , HOUSE WITH SEIZED AITO. < ! i ROCHESTER. N. Y? Mar. 11.?Po-;1 liceman William R. Ford made ai, thrilling catch of a runaway horse.,, commandeering an automobile to go , in pursuit of the animal, which was j i caught only after a long chase. j SALOlSQUT, i POLICE LOAF j i When Booze Joints in Missouri ! Town Quit, So Did the Po- j iice Business. t i I MACON. Mo., Mar. 11.?Cobwebs u iare hanging from the walls of tlie,: .Macon police court. In a town of;i i more than 5,000, the capital of a coun- < I ty of 35,000 people, police court bus- i iness has gone to the dogs. A reporter stopped Police Captain Woolsley iMntkin the other day and asked: < "Chief, when did you have your last ( cast in police court?" t ! The chief took off his helmet and < rubbed his forehead. I "It's too far back for me ?o remem- < her." he replied. "Ask the city at- < | torney?he's got it on a hook." < | Andrew Field 1h Macon's city attor- i ! ney. When elected two years ago his i fees ran from $65 to $75 a month. Now j he says he 1b doing well to get $5 a i month. The average Is about $2. ( "When the last saloon quit business I here it practically put our police i I court out of a Job," said Mr. Field. "1 : don't think we've tried a case there fnr air nr cicht months?mavhs lone- i or. 1 don't wonder the police chief can't remember?I'm sure I can't. "When I went into office I thought my fortune was made. Lots of fellows ?some good lawyers, too?wunted the job. 1 beat 'em and the laugh Is on me. 1 have to attend every meeting of the city council, draw up contracts, ; oi dinnnces. and all sorts o' legal documents, and advise with the mayor and officers whenever they call me. My fees are $2 a caHe. Some time ago there was a damage suit against the city. 1 spent four days in Keokuk, la., taking depositions, and then tried (he case in court. The whole job netted me *2. "When the saloons were running we had a lineup of defendants every ..Monday morning and many through the week. The attorney's fees ran from $65 to $75 a month, in providing for the attorney I guess the city thought it would be that way all the time,, hut they hadn't counted on local option stopping my work. Yes. I voted for local option, and would do it again, fees or not. But I think a way ought to be provided to pay the attorney for his work. I'll have to stick with the Job now until next election, but if they don't pass a new ordinance to pay a city attorney, I don't know how they can expect anybody to run. About all there is in the job now is the glory of printing 'city attorney' on the corner of your business card. And you pay for the cards yourself. Police Judge D. Li. Dempsey gets a salary of $20 a month, whether court runs or not. "Of course, things are pretty quiet now," said the Judge, "but this a campaign year and I live in hopes that when things warm up a bit we'll get some business. If the party leaders are as much in earnest as they say they will probably start something. 1 told the police chief to dust ouBt the court room on the flr?t rally day." HIS EAR CATCHING ON 1VTRE SAVES FALLING .VAX'S LIFE. REDDING, Cal., uMar. 11.?W. T. AVithrow, assistant signal supervisor for the Southern Pacific on this division, considered that his life was saved by his ear. While repairing a semaphore at Uottonyood, Withrow fell thirty feet, but when within eight feet of the ground he caught in some wires, his ear being "hooked" and hlB body thrown upon the wires, which broko his fall. Otherwise Withrow would have been killed. The United States last year mined 600,000 tons of lead, an increase of fifteen per cent over hto preceding , year. / . , ui ' \ . "A little child three to six years of; IK tgc who is carefully fed in accordance 1>I tvith his bodily needs (as these are' 1'J now understood) receives every day at * ' least one food from each of (he follow- tc ng groups: ni 1. Milk and dishes made chiefly of nllk (most important of the group as regards children's diet); meat, fish, pi poultry, eggs and meat substitutes. al 2. Bread and o(her cereal foods. 3. Butter and other wholesome fats. " 4. Vegetables and fruits. iaf 5. Simple sweets." j" The relation of food to the eondltlon j,n )f the bowels is also an important natter. Grains, particularly those w containing the outer or branny layers st )r coats, nrc laxative; so, too, are SI illch mildly acid fruits as apples, Ui iranges and grapefruit. So far, there- " 'ore, as the important matter of presenting constipation 1b concerned, " coarse grains and mildly acid fruits serve the same purpose. When fruits ire to bo obtulned in abundance, the v tind of cereal served is not of great c' importance. When they are not, the ai coarser cereals should be used. ,r A Quart of Milk n Day. 'r The basis of a child's diet should be clean whole milk?at least a quart a lay. Such milk. In addition (o water 111 contains about half a cupful* of the rery best food substances?butterfat, ni nllk sugar, lime, and other materials reeded by the child to moke muscle, rones and teeth. In addition milk 01 contains a substance thought to pro- 01 note growth by helping the body S( nake good use of other foods. Where jood whole milk Is not. obtainable, o) clean, fresh skim milk supplies these 01 mbstances with the exreption of the " jutterfat, and Is, of course, preferable nl :o dirty or questionable whole milk. Milk, however, contains very little iron 111 tnd therefore spinach and other green c< vegetables and egg yolks, which are rich in Iron, combine well with milk. c< The child should drink the milk K with the rhill taken otr, or annum con- " smne his full quart a day with cer- b' pals and in milk toast, cocoa, milk ei soups and stews, in cereal puddings, ?gg-and-milk puddings, custards, rt lunkets or simple ice cream. Milk a stews may be made with vegetables or ilsh, or to vary the diet these things c! pan be combined with cream sauce " snd served on milk toast. The bulletin ni therefore gives a large number of recipes for the preparation of various * milk dishes which will help children Vl consume the requisite amount of milk a; without growing tired of this valuable w food. Those for milk soups will be found Cl particularly useful, as they give the 1)1 mother an easy means of preparing many vegelnhlcs which are essentials in the child's diet. Bread and Cereals. Well-baked bread and thoroughly n cooked cereals arc both good for chil- j dren and with niilk should make up 0 a large part of the diet. Bread and cereal mushes are to a certain extent u interchangeable, but neither can take ^ the place of milk, meat, eggs, fruits n and vegetables. An ordinary slice of h bread is equal in food value to about half a cupful of boiled or steamed cer- d eal and about a cupful of flaked or i pufTed cereal. Different kinds of bread c; may be used for variety. ? The yeast-raised bread given to young children should be nt least a n day old or should he toasted or twice t, baked. Hot breads are likely to be swallowed in large pieces and are h therefore not desirable. Hot breads e which are almost all crust, like thin v tea biscuits or crisp rolls, are best of the hot varieties. 8 Mont. Fish and Eggs. o Under the heading, "Meat, Fish, c Poultry. Eggs nnd Meat Substitutes," the author states: "In some families 0 children do not get enough meat and eggs; in others they get too much. A good general rule commonly followed Is to give a child two years old or over an egg every other day and about the same amount (two ouncetO of meat, flsh. or poultry on the interven- p ing days. Where meat Is omitted, care r must he taken to see that other suitable foods take Its place?preferably an extra amount of milk and eggs." Pried meats should not he given to a child, because they arc likely to he . overcooked or tough and also because V tlhc fat may be scorched and thus !' changed In composition. Scorched fat is nlmost certain to be hurtful to chll- s drcn. p Meat is best given as broiled chop ^ meat or In simple meat stewB combined with vegetables. Poultry may f, he boiled and served with rlco. When j, roasted, onlv the tender portions a should be fed. Highly seasoned stuff- tl Ing or rich gravy should not he given h to a young child. u Dried and other fish, and oysters, * may be used 'n milk stews. Well- n boiled fish Is good for variety. Eggs a must not he overlooked or they are v likely to cause Indigestion. The best e wav to cook eggs Is to poach or o coddle them. Scrambled eggs may h he served occasionally, provided care is taken not to scorch the fat or to overcook the eggs. Fatty Feeds. Pat is an Important part of the food r of children. There Is more than an tl ounce of fat fat least two and one- p half level tablespoonfuIs) In a quart a of whole milk. If the healthy child c , Wt$?' j.; \ ,[ lf ' *:*.'IV- 3 ID FOR I CHILDREN given a quart of milk, has butter on Is bread, and meat or an egg once a ly, he gets enough fat, and that hich he receives is In wholesome irm. It is well, therefore, not to give ich fatty foods as pastry, fried meats id vegetables, and doughnuts or rich ikes. If the child is constipated, the :caslonal use of cream or salad oil la ?sirablc, for fat in abundance is laxive. Bacon or salt pork, cut very thin id carefully cooked, may be given icuslonally. It Is every Important >t to burn the fat. 1^,1 Vegetables and Fruit*. Vegetables and fruits are grouped igether because they are similar in lat both supply iron, lime, and other ineral matters, and also mild acids, egetables arc an important but often neglected part of the child's diet, hey should be served at least once a ly, as they help to keep the bowels iu iod condition. Fruits arc important >r their flavoring, for their laxative fects and doubtless for other reasons, id should be served in some form at ast once a day. Fruit juices and the nip of cooked fruit, baked apples and !>ars, and stewed prunes, are the saf ii. The child should not be allowed i eat the skins unless they have been ade very tender by cooking. Simple Sweets. Sugar is a desirable part of the diet rovided it is given in simple sweets id not allowed to take the place of her foods and spoil the child's appetc. Simple sweets are such thlngB i lump sugar, maple sugar, sirups, iney and plain candy, and those foods i which sugar is combined in simple irms with fruit julceB fin lemonade, ater ice, jelly, etc.) with flour or arch, as in plain cakes (cup cake, longo cake, cookies), and with fruit. 5 in Jams, marmalades and similar lings. uestiuns livery Mother Should Ask Herself. At the end of the bulletin, as a relew, the author suggests that at the ose of the day every mother might >k herself the following questions, i he sure that she has considered the nportant things In feeding her chilren: Did each child take about a quart of Ilk in one form or another? Have 1 taken pains to see that the illk that comes to my bouse has been indled in a clean way? If I was obliged to serve skimmed iilk for the sake of cleanless or eronny, did I supply a little extra fat in ime other way? Were the fats which I gave the child F the wholesome kind found in milk, ream, butter, and salad oils, or of te unwholesome kind found in doughuts and other fried foods? Did I make good use of alt skimmed iilk by using it in the preparation of ireal mushes, puddings, or otherwise? Were all cereal foods thoroughly joked? Whs the bread soggy? If so, was It ecause the loaves were too large, or \ 1 ecause they were not cooked long uough? Did I take pains to get a variety of >ods from the cereal group by serving cereal mush once during the day? Did I keep in mind that while cerils are good foods in themselves, ley do not take the place of meat, illk. pcrcrtj fruit nnH vAfiretahles Did 1 keep in mind that children ho do not have plenty of fruit and bge tables need wholewheat bread nd whole grains served in other ayB? Did each child have an egg or an rjulvalent amount of meat, fish or Dultry? Did any child have more than this T flesh foods or eggs? If so, might to money not have been better spent >r fruits and vegetables? If 1 was unable to get milk, meat, Bh, poultry, or eggs, did I serve ried beans, or other legumes thorughly cooked and carefully seasoned? Were vegetables and fruits both on ic child's bill of fare once during the ay? If not, was it because we have ot taken pains to raise them in our omo garden? Did either the fruit or the vegetable Isagree with the child? If bo, ought to have cooked it more thoroughly, hopped It more finely, or have retoved the skins or seeds? Was the child given sweets between teals, or anything that tempted him > eat when he was not hungry? Was he allowed to eat sweets when e should have been drinking milk or ating cereals, meat, eggs, fruit or egetables? Were the sweets given to the child implo, i. e., unmixed with much fat r with hard substances difficult to hew, and not highly flavored Was the food served In a neat and rderly way and did the child take iino to chew his food properly? POWERFUL tole is Selected for Constance Collier's Second Motion Picture. In a powerful role that allows her xlent greater opportunities than even er Initial photoplay characterization i "The Tongues of Men," Constance filler, the noted English actress will ^ f hortly be seen In another Morosco'nramount release, "Tho Code of larcla Cray." The second motion picture vehicle or Miss Collier, presents an engrossig drama of modern fashionable life nd finance in which this talented arIst offers some of the best work of or notable career, as the wife of a roalthy financier brought face to face rllh sudden disgrace. A story of lodern times, this subject presents n unusually stirring theme replete rlth fine dramatic, incidents and powrful situations which are brought ut most effectively by the star and er supporting cast. BUILD DESERT TRAINS.' PARIS, Mar. 11.?The French railcad in the Sahara has built locomor ives and cars specially designed for nssage through sandstorms to offer minimum of resistance to the metal utting yuid.