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Muscular Barber and Vibrator
Puts his "Patient" in
Medical Man Tell* Remarkable Ex
perience ot Man With Finger Tin
gle—Man'* Neck Now in
Plaster Cast.
eure the
Ci.K-iigo.—"They tried I
tingling In tils little linger liy tireiiklflg
Ills nock, and they almost sncceedeil."
Itr. (Tuirlea K. Hiimlston, retiring
president of the Chicago Medical soci
ety. told the story of .famos C. Sm
and Ills adventures with u vibrator
willing burlier.
Mr. Snow Is un Insurance
with his wife and two cliti
451 Olcnluke avenue. He Is
old ami at present In
and IIvi
dren ut
forty-live years
St. Joseph's hospital with a plaster
collar nliout Ills neck.
Trouble Starts In Finger.
Snow experleneod the tingling «on
sallon In the little linger of Ids right
hand a week ago. He tried rnhh ng
It. lie tried Idling It alone. II Mill
tingled. Some one .suggested a vi
The mini with the vibrator also be
llevcri la ad.lusilng the spinal column
and the neck. He tried some of Ids
liesl adjustments on Mr. Snmv and for
one instant the patient was rendered
almost unconscious by pain.
He woke the next morning to frid
his head could not lie turned,
neck was stllT as an Icicle,
shave, so he went to a harbor shop.
The burlier was a practical man In
more ways Ilian one.
Strenuous Treatment.
The human neck held no mysteries
for him, he admitted, and ho only
asked permission to twist It u lilt. He
was given the chance to show Ids skill ;
and Mr. Snow almost fainted.
Now enter Dr. I. H. Trim 1er. X ray
specialist ut St. Joseph's hospital ; Dr.
W. F. Grovener and Di Hugh Mc
"Mr. Snow
said Doctor Trustier, "I
X-rays would show.
le couldn't
•lime to the hospital,' -
•e what the
I found a bime
I _
* y '
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Mr. Snow Almost Fainted
In his neck, technically known as the
axis, had been fractured.
"I called In Doctors Grovcnor and
McKenna. They put Ids neck In, a
plaster east and he Is said to he get
ting along all light now, But the
next time there Is anything wrong
with him you can bet he won't have
Ills spin«« or Uls neck—adjusted to
A Spanking of Two Springfield Boy*
Ended Their Ambitious
Springfield, 111. Mike Dmhtrln and
Hurry Thompson, aged ten years each,
are cured of all desire to be bad ami
hold hold-up men. They came to
Sprlugtlcld from East St. Louis via
box ear for the purpose recently.
Police became suspicions of their ac
tions Immediately on arrival ami took
them to the station. When searched
utcli had cap pistols and a »«insider
able sum of money which Datlarm
sobhlngly eonfe ised he had purlolma
from Ills mothtr's dresser before leav
ing to become "regular bandits." TÎie
hoys' relative* were notified anil they
tisik the youngsters home. Hut be
fore départi re the elder Dutlurln w as
heard to remark aonelhlng about a
good spanking for Mark when they
got home.
Thieves Find Phones Easy.
Atlanta, (ta. —The "drop n-nteket''
telephones recently Installed over At
lanta are proving "Just what the dots
tor ordered" for the petty thieves la
search of spending money. The hard
working burglars, who formerly fiim
pended on the "penny-slot" machine,
now find It easy to remove the t»'le
photie apparatus from Its fastening,
take It to a secluded spot sad empty
It at their leisure.
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Canadians Win
Victoria Cross
»? 2J
E&Zâ' i
/^\F thesixtu-five twenty- 'jj
five are dead. Their fjj
flloru cannot
URINO the great world war slxty-flve
Canadian flghllng men won the Vic
toria Cross. Of the slxty-flve, sixty
four were soldiers; the sixty-fifth was a
sailor. The Victoria Cross, the most
coveted decoration awarded by (treat
Britain to lier heroes, is not easily won.
Of the slxty-llve, twenty-live are dead.
One was awarded the V. C. two years
after he disappeared during a battle
and was otllclally described as ''pre
sumed dead." Others were killed in the very set
of heroism that won for them (he cross and the
hit of dark red ribbon ; yet others died of wounds.
Of the slxty-flve, two at least were boys from the
United States— Bergt. George Mullln, V. C., M M ,
Princess Pat's, New York; Lance Corporal Wil
liam II. Metcalf. V. C„ M. M., Manitoba regiment,
Waite, Me.
"The cross" said Queen Victoria, when she In
stituted the ir*»w decoration In lHöil, "shall only be
awarded to those officers and men who have
served us In the presence of the enemy and shall
have performed wine signal act of valor or devo
tion to their country." .
Slxty-flve Cnnnd'uns, unused to wnr, taken from
the farms anil offices and factories, and trained
for a few wpeks or months, more than held their
own against the greatest fighting machine the
world ever snw, and won the Victoria Cross I An
additional 15,OIK) Cana
dians were awarded oth
er British decorations
and honors, and (IIU won
foreign decorations from
France, Belgium, Serbia,
Italy, Montenegro and
Some 2,100 Canadian
women went overseas ns
nurses with the Cana
dian e x p o d111 onary
forces, nftd hundreds of
•fliers served In Canada.
•if" those In France, four
were killed In bombing
raids by Hun airmen.
Hun submarines killed
fourteen others lit sea,
and nineteen died of dis
ease. Four nurses were
awarded the Military
Modul, forty-three the Itoyal Red Cross, first
class, and one hundred and forty-nine the Royal
Red Cross, second class.
Canada hullt 2,500 airplanes for the royal air
force and was building bombing planes fpr the
United Stales when the armistice was signed.
About. 10,000 men were enlisted In the royal air
force from CttnudA, and three Onnntllnn air light
ers won the Victoria Cross. The best known of
the trio Is Lieut. Col. William A. Bishop of To
ronto, who was a cavalryman In the Mississauga
Horse and went overseas with the horses, but got
transferred to the Hying corps. Bishop Is oil!
dally credited with seventy-two and unofficially
credited with one hundred and ten enemy air
planes, and Is called the world's greatest thing
nee. King George
the Victoria Cross, the Distinguished Service Order
V • •
l/JTUT CS.AÜ/77/£Xfü/?0
»nt for him and awarded him
ami the Military Cross,
Next In reputation Is MuJ, W. G. Barker, V. C.,
D. S. O., M. O., a roval air force tighter from
He was given the Victoria Cross. Dis
order, with bar, and the Mill
Ills grand total Is
ttliguished Servie
tnry Cross, with two liars,
llfty enemy machines.
Colonel Bishop, the pluckiest air
According I
tight of the war was that of Lb u'. Alan Arnett
McLeod, V. C., a royal air force pilot from Stone
wall, Manitoba. This eighteen year old hoy, at
tacked by eight enemy airplanes, shot down three
of them, lie was wounded live times, and then his
iffnchlne caught lire. Climbing out on the lefi bot
tom plane he controlled Ids falling airplane from
the side of jho fuselage, landed In No Man's
Land, rescued his wounded observer from the
blazing aircraft and was again wounded by an
enemy bomb.
McLeod died of pneumonia In Winnipeg.
Shortly after Ids return to Cnnmy(
Tile llrsi Cumuli mi to win the V. C. was a heroic
surgeon, Cnpt. Francis A. C. Serlmger, of the
medical service.
Canadian army
Color Sergeant Frederick IV. Hall. Eighth bat
talion. heard n call for help In No Man's Land
lu the face of a very heavy enfilade tire Hall made
sene. As he was lifting the
as wounded mortally by a hut
attempts at re
wounded man Halt v
let through the head. He paid for the coveted V. C.
With his life.
Fisher, Thirteenth battalion.
At Glvenehv, June
W. Campbell. First Canadian battalion, went over
the top with two machine guns, arrived at tlie
n-st line with »ne gun and maintained
So did Lnnre Corporal r revlerlek
15, 11*15, Lieut. Frederick
Ills position there iindcy very heavy lire, though
tu Ills detachment had beeil killed «ir
Later he stopped an -enemy attack In
still farther and firing 1,000
was wound
yrcry mini
advancing his gun
rounds from an exposed priait Ion. lie
ed subsequently and died; the V. O. was post
humously awuriled him. ...
Private Leo Clarke. C- Twenty-seventh bat
talion; Private John Chlpmuii Kerr. T C.. Slxty
tlftli battalion; Cnpt. Thatn W. MacPowell. ' - C
sud D S C., Thirty-eighth battalion: Lieut. Fred
rick M. W. Harvey. V. C-. Thirteenth battalion-
all tlu'st* mon porfonmn! prodlKlos of valor In kill*
lug foe» capturing prisoners, enemy trendies and
positions and machina guns. They earned their
Victoria Crosses.
Sergt Kills W. Stfton. V. C.. chnrged a machine
cun alone, kitting all the crew and «topped n coun
ter-attack until reenforced; he was kille»!. So
ter ana» s j MlIu<> y. C„ Forty-sixth
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K/m g£o/?g£
L/rt/r au
t XC.
battalion, who stalked two German machine guns,
killed nr wounded the crews and captured 1 he
guns. Lieut. Robert G. Combe, V. C., Fifty-third
battalion, led tils company through a deadly bar
rage, captured the objective with only five men
left, and took eighty prisoners,
sniper got him.
Death was the price paid, also, by Cnpt. Oklll
M. Learmou'h, V. C., M. C., Cnnadlah Infantry,
who. although mortally wounded, stood on the top
of the parapet of Ills trench and actually caught
and hurled back bombs. Ills example repulsed n
determined attack.
After the Germans had repulsed three attacks,
killing or wounding all hl^ officers. Company Ser
gonnt Major Robert Hanna, V. C„ Twenty-ninth
battalion, rushed the strong point through wire,
personally bayonet ted three Germans, brained u
fourth and captured a machine gun.
Private MlVlmel J. O'Rourke, V. C., Forty-sev
enth battalion, a stretcher hearer, worked unceas
ingly for three days and nights and personally ,
rescued 11 tree men under heavy tire from German
Then a German
Of Corp. Philip Konownl. V. C„ Seventy-seventh
battalion, who personally killed sixteen Germans
machine guns; of Ident. Roh
and captured »w
ert Slmnkbind, V. ('.. Forty-third battalion, who
captured and held a position, displaying• "most
resource;" of Private
conspicuous bravery and
JmIiii (t. Pnttlson. V. ('.. One Hundred and Thirty
seventh bnttulum, who Jumped from shell hole to
Itliln thirty yards of a machine
shell hole until
gun. bombed the gunners and then bnyonetted live
of Sergt. Frederlek Hobson, V. C.,
survivors :
Twentieth battalion, who got a hurled machine
action and was killed while attacking
•nemy with a ritte to hold them
gun lnl<
Ihe advancing
until the gun was repaired, and of Private Harry
P., C. M. IL, regimental depot, who
ed a captured position by carrying a message
Brown. V.
wounded, but little
can be said owing t
limita h ns.
rd Is supposed to be obsolete
Although the sw
a fighting weapon. Lieut. Henry Strnehnn. V.
C., M. ('.. Fort Garry Horse, killed seven German
*v It It Ids saber, silenced a battery, out
tidies behind the enemy's
telephone wires
lines and brought hack fifteen prisoners.
Cnpt. G «sage U. Pearkes, ('., M. C., Fifth C.
ounded In the thigh, cup
sltloil against repeated enemy
XL R„ nl hough bmlly
tured and held a |
a I tacks; Lieut. Christopher P. J. O'Kelly, V. C..
M. on» Hundred and Forty-fourth battalion.
It'd his men ill two attacks
bleb nettl'd 111 pris
eleveu machine guns and six "pill boxes;"
Corp. Colin Barron. V. C.. Third battalion, single
handed charged three machine guns, killed four
of ihe crew, captured the remainder and turned
Private Thomas XV.
one gun on the enemy ;
Holmes. V. t\. One Hundretl anil Forty-seventh
battalion, acting alone, killed or wounded the
machine guns, then bombetl a "pill
crews of tw
lw»x" ami captured nineteen prisoners;
Cecil J. Kinross. V. C., Fifty-first battulioh, ad
vanced alone in broad daylight over open ground
against an enemy machine gun. kilting six of the
and destroying the gun;*Private James P.
Robinson, V. C.. Thirteenth C. M. R.. rushed a
machine gun, killed four of the crew, turn»-»! It on
the eiituny and later was himself killed while res
cuing a wounded man under fire, and Lieut. Hugh
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Mackenzie, V. C., D. C. M., Canadian machine gun
corps, was killed while lending a frontal attack
upon a "pill box" after he had displayed conspic
uous bravery and leadership.
Among the other Victoria Cross winners whose
valorous deeds cannot be described In detail here
were Lieut. Gordon M. Flowerdew, Lord Strath
cona's Horse; Lieut. George B. McKean, Canadian
Infantry ; Corp. Joseph Kneble, V. C., M. M., Que
bec regiment (killed) ; Lieut. James E. Tait, V. C..
M. C„ Manitoba regiment (killed) ; Lieut. John
Brilliant, V. C„ M. C.. Quebec regiment; Sergt.
Raphael L. Zengel, V. C., M. M„ Saskatchewan
regiment; Corp. James G. Herman, Quebec regt- n(
ment; Corp. Frederick G. Copplns, Manitoba regl- p
meat; Corp. Alexander Brereton. Manitoba regl
numt; Private John B. Croak, Quebec regiment
(killed); Sergt. Robert Spall, Princess I at s
(killed); Corp. Harry O. B. Miner, Central On
tarlo regiment (killed) ; Sergt. Arthur (.. Knight. n
Alberta regiment (killed): Lieut. Col. William II
( lnrk-Kennedy, V. C., C. M. G„ 1>. S ()., \\ent>
fourth battalion, Q. R. ; Cnpt. Bellenden S. Hutch- ,
eson, Seventy-tiftl. battalion; Private John Fran
ds Young. Klghiy-seventh ImttaRon, Q. R.; Priv
ate Walter L. ltaytlcld. Seventh battalion. B. C.
R.; Private Claude J. I'. Nunney, V. C.. D. C M ,
M. M.. Eastern Ontario regiment ; * apt. John Mac
M. C Second C. M R..
,rge V. Kerr. V. C.. M. C„
Gregor, V. ('.. D. ('. M
First C. O. It. : Lieut. G
M. M., First C. O. U. ; Lieut. Samuel L. Honey, V
I'., D. C. M.. M. M., Seventy-eighth battalion, Man
itoba regiment; Sergt. William Merrlflcld, Fourth
It.; Private Thomas Ricketts,
battalion, C. Ü.
First battalion. Royal Newfoundland regiment;
Cnpt. Coulson N. Mitchell, V. (\. M. C„ Fourth bat
talion. Cnnmltni
tie. Twentieth battalion. First C. (>. It- (killed) :
Sergt. Hugh Cairns. V. ('.. D. C. M.. Forty-sixth
Saskatchewan regiment, and Private
e regiment, who not only
engineers; Lieut. Wallace L. AI
Thomas Dtnesen, Quel
won the V. C. by charging single-handed live ma
chine guns, one after another, putting them out of
and accounting for twelve of the enemy
ac ton
Kb bond) and bayonet, but won a lieutenancy on
the Held.
The only Canadian tnejnber of parliament who
Lieut. Col. Cyrus Wesley Peek.
won the V. C. was
V C. D. S. O., for most conspicuous bravery un
der tire and skilful leadership.
Skeena, British Columbia.
Lieut. Charles S. Rutherford, V. C.. M. C.. M. M.
found himself alone facing a
He represents
"liill box" containing two
and three machine guns.
thinking they were surrounded
officers, forty
llo "bluffed"
th e men
the Germans Int
and they surrendered to a man.
T. I.vull. One Hundred ami
Second battalion. Second C. O. IL, during tw
of operations not only Indicted
very heavy eas
m the enemy, but captured three officers
lid elghty-two men. twenty-six inn
Lieut. Milton F.
one hundred
chine gnus and one field gun.
Gregg. Canadian Mounted Rltles, although thrice
wounded, personally killed or wounded eleven of
the enemy, captured twenty-five and took twelve
machine guns.
The only mercantile marine officer to be
awarded the Victoria Cross during the great world
was Lieut. Ronald N. Stuart, V. C., D. S. O.,
the royal naval reserve.
A Canadian piper. Private James Richardson.
Manitoba regiment, also won the Victoria Cross.
He played his company "over the top" and went
back with wounded and prisoners. He returned
to get his beloved pipes. After his name on the
official roster are the initials V. C. and the words
"presumed dead."
Three Girls Dug Out by Athlete
Recuperating From
Chicago.—Three pretty nurses Ht
North Shore Health resort at Win
netka are deeply grateful for the fact
that Harojd Kuh|u. University of Chi
go artilete. hail the "flu" reeently.
If he hadn't he in all probability
would not have been at the resort, eon
illness. and
nurses might have
valeseing from his reeettt
the three young
perished in quicksand.
(trace Williams. Helen Con
rad and Clara Babrnth went out along
bluff at Willow
qrtleksands abound
the lake shore to Hie
l langerons
Rubin, walking near by.
Miss Fat
heard the
and Ills cousin.
-%/y (K
Sinking in Quicksand.
The athlete started on
girls scream,
a sprint when he saw the tflrls sink
ing in quicksand. One of tlie young
women was up to lier waist.
Efforts to extricate the nurses were
unsuccessful. Rubin sprinted buck to
the health resort. Despite Ids weak
ened condition, he probably never did
the distance in better time.
With the help of a resort attache
and a couple of shovels, the girls were
dug out. As soon as he ascertained
they were safe, Rubin dashed off
blushing furiously.
New Bloomfle i ( |, p a .—Shermandale
furnishes a snake story
as the after
nin y], ,,f tn,. theft of eggs from the
n( , st ()f „ turk ,. v hen of Mrs . Thomas
p or( j j ast suminer
The hen miule '„ nest a |, mK S her
muI| . g oraek th( . n eRK g begun
((1 j,p ear almost its fast as they
W( , n , |alll . pbrnlly Mrs. Ford placed
n R | nsa j n t i, 0 nes t k nd removed
()u , Rl , nujlie I)ro , luct daily. One day
glass egg disappeared and a large
, )lm<k snakt . , la d been seen sev-'
^ tlmes (lIU , ha( , been blamed for
(hp thpft (({ tlie eggs was seen no more,
Severl „ , lnys nRO „ nel ghb„r of Mrs.
Fop( ,, Loufs smllev, while walking
nlo) thp , >nuks of thp creeki notlce ,i
(hp skplpton of a 1ar ge snake and a
|np|(e R , ass pRR in the region where
tlit* stomach would be. And so it Is
believed that when the snake was
neither able to digest nor disgorge
the fruits of his marauding tour he
Pennsylvania Farmer'% Wife Puts De
coy in Nest and Ends Rep
tile's Thefts.
Boy Touches Live Electric Wire, *
Brother to Rescue With Parts
of Shoes.
Chicago.—Lawrence Ramin's study
of electricity was not for naught. The
young Ben Franklin, who Is twelve,
and his brother John, two years his
senior, went out. with the "gang." They
encountered the end of a broken elec
tric wire, still charged with a strong
current. With boyish curiosity John
touched the wire. He could not let
go. The other boys became fright
ened and ran. But Lawrence remain
ed. Tearing off his rubber heels, he
Jammed them against the wire and his
brother's hand was released.
Risky Celebration.
St. Louis. Mo.—A two-foot ledge ex
tending around the tenth floor of Hotel <{
Jefferson here was selected by Ralph
M. Harrison, of Higginsville, Ark., a
discharged soldier, as the place. to
celebrate his return to civilian life.
It took the house detective, the
services of several volunteers and the
coaxing of anxious spectators to per
suade the former soldier that he'd bet
ter come down to earth for his cele
Tabby Went Along.
Kansas City, Mo.—With an eye on
a $00 Persian cat, a 'Might company
employee" gained entrance to Mrs. N. —,
E. Jones' basement to Inspert wlres.^^
When he went Tabby went with him.

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