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Disguised As A Woman,
Bandit Driver Escapes
(By United Press)
St. Paul, Nov. 24Disguised as
a woman, the driver of the bandit
car, which attempted the $5,000 pay
roll robbery here Thursday noon,
threw the police off the track, they
admitted today. The bandit car es
caped through a cordon of police af
ter the bandit had removed his fem
inine disguise.
"One of the trio of hold-up men
'was in the Minneapolis General hos
pital today in a serious condition, ac
cording to Chief of Police Frank
Sommer. He gave his name as Will
iam Keeney. and is "residence as
Detroit, Michigan. He has not been
positively identified.
The man was shot by Arnold
Cheneaux, guard on the armored
bank car, which the bandits attempt
ed to rob. The bandits dropped the
money bags when wounded and es
(Continued from page 1)
finance is admittedly one of the grav
est questions to be faced by the nat
ional government- Although the ac
tual divorce between the British and
Irish exchequers does not come into
force until March 31, 1923, the end
of the present financial year, a di
vision of revenue is already being
made in ragard to customs and Irish
government experts are at work on
ibudget problems for the coming fi
nancial year.
It is estimated that there will be
a deficit of about $45,000,000 on
April 1, next, when the Irish fiscal
machinery will be independent' of
England. This amount is apart
from the sums to be paid as com
pensation for property losses during
the fighting of the last six years
roughly estimated at present at $135,
Bertha Farner Charms
Large Audience Here
(Continued from page 1)
to the hearty applause by playing
a delightful number by Debussy.
The State Teachers college is to be
congratulated upon bringing to Be
midji such excellent talent and the
citizens who attended are loud in
voicing their aproval
The next number of the entertain
ment course will be given by James
A. Burns, lecturer, on January 27-
DeValera's Lieutenant
Is Executed In Dublin
(By United Press)
Dublin, Nov. 24ErsKine Child
ers, British Chief Lieutenant to
Eamon De Valera, was executed
.here at seven this morning, it was
officially announced by the Free
State government- The execution is
understood to have taken place in
Dublin. Extreme excitement is reLippencotts
ported t6 have been caused in
Irish capital by Childers' death.
Throughout the night rebel activi
ties continued but no casualties were
Childers, whose wife was an Amer
ican girl, is by far the most promi
nent person to be executed in Ire
land since 1916 A noted author,
nd former pacificist, known through
out Great Britain after the Easter
rebellion in Ireland in 1916, he ex
erted himself in the cause of the
Irish Independents, finally becoming
so extreme after establishment of
the Free State that he was captured
by orders of the Cosgraw govern
ment and executed.
(By Hedda Hoyt)
tBy United Press)
New York, Nov- 24As we' get in
to the rainy weather, we find an in
teresting selection of rainy day hats
which are beautiful as well as water
proff There are hats of watQrproff
satin, hats of black patent leather
with perky little patent leather quills
and hats of leather that have been
gilded or silvered and made water
proof. These latter types are best
when made of blistered leather when
their effect is entirely fascinating.
Carved anim i) heads from the
handles of many of the newer um
brellas this season- They are ma'de
W-'h straps of leather which fit over
the wrist and can be easily carried.
Most of these animal heads have
mbuths that open and shut so that
inky be used for holding gloves or
handkerchiefs or carrying some small
Blending brown and black together
for the street costume is considered
quite the chick thing of late- Entire
costumes of black are being worn
with brown or bronze footwear- One
of the fewest foot novelties is thelivery.
combination bronze and black patent
which is worn with a bronze colored
With the flapper have vanished
woolen hose, low heels, short skirts.
rolled stockings, ear-rats, painted
.moles, tan top coats, noisy mufflers.
Bramley collars, Ford hats, tan and
brown sport shoes and wabbly Necks*
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Adherino to Custom.
A mouse had the bad luck to fall
Into a can of beer while on a food
Presently a gray old cat came prow
ling along and pricked up Its ears at
the sight of mousey's struggles.
"Sitha, Tom," gasped the victim of
misfortune, "If tba'll get get me out
o' this ale ean tha can alt me!"
To which bargain the cat agreed,
and speedily effected a resque. But
as soon as he felt himself on, Ann
ground the mouse made a bolt for it
and disappeared down a hole.
The cat went to the mouth of the
hole and remarked angrily:
"That's noan reet tha said If Ah
got tha aht, I could ait tha."
To which the mouse, keeping well
out of danger, replied:
"Ay, Tom, Ah did. but tha knows
folk'llsay owt when they're in drink I"
London Tit-Bits.
Flour, Lily of the Valley, 4 9
lbs $2.00
Flour Rising Sun, (Baker 2
4 9 lbs. $1.5 0
Apples box, all wrapped, good
sizes $1.5 0
Sunmaid Raisins, seedless
bulk per 18c
Sunmaid raisins, seedless pkg.
at 21
New Prunes 50-60 oe lb. 18c
Can pumpkin, No. 2 can
each 10c
Can mimpkin No 3 cans
each 17c
Mince meat bulk per lb. 18c
Mince meat, Heinz in 2 lb. can
at 48
Mince meat Heinz in 1 lb. can
at 25
Mince meat 18k in glass. .45
Catsup 1 6 oz bot, fancy
each 20
Dill pickles, new pack, per
gal 60
Bacon squares per lb 18c
Bacon Nuggets 25
Sardines in oil 5 for .24
Peaches large can 24
Apricots large can 24
Big 4 soao, 10 bars 49
Lenox soap 10 bars 42
Rex Eagle Lye, 3 for .25
Jam in 1 lb cyl
asst. Raspberry and
strawberry or cherry 20
Lippencotts jam in ot. glass
at 14c
Lutefisk, soaked good stock
per lb 10c
Herring Best KKKK, per
lb 18c
Lingenberries, per qt 35
Zep "The new breakfast fcad"
2 for 35
N. B. C. crackers by ttye
box 12c
whenmadeinone QS
ita other,ftis ike
appeals to everyone.
ptaoouuon onma
Early orders insure p&mpt de
The roads are not in the
best condition and we ask your
cooperation with our delivery
Phone 81
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'Continual from Uw* MUH
The Yaqui, If not at fault, was yet
uncertain. His falcon eyes searched
and roved, and became fixed at length
at the southwest, and toward this he
turned his horse. The great, fluted
saguaro*. fifty, sixty feet high, raised
columnal forms, and their branching
limbs and curving lines added a grace
to the desert. It was the low-bushed
cactus that made the toil and pain of
travel Yet these thorny forms were
In the basins between the ridges, to
right and left along the floor of low
plains the mirage glistened, wavered,
faded, vanishedlakes and trees and
clouds. Inverted mountains hung
suspended in the lilac air and faint
tracery of white-walled cities.
At noon Yaqui halted the cavalcade.
He had selected a field of bisnagi cac
tus for the place of rest. Presently
his reason became obvious. With long,
heavy knife he cut off the tops of
these barrel-shaped plants. He
scooped out soft pulp, and with stone
and hand then began to pound the
deeper pulp into a juicy mass. When
he threw this out there was a little
water left, sweet, cold water which
man and horse shared eagerly. Thus
he made even the desert's fiercest
growths minister to their needs.
But he did not halt long. Miles of
gray-green spiked walls lay between
him and that line of ragged, red lava
which manifestly he must reach be
fore dark. The travel became faster,
straighter. And the glistening thorns
clutched and clung to leather and
cloth and flesh. The horses reared,
snorted, balked, leapedbut they
were sent on. Only Blanco Sol, the
patient, the plodding, the indomitable,
needed no goad or spur. Mercedes
reeled In her saddle. Thome bade
her drink, bathed her face, supported
her, and then gave way to Ladd, who
took the girl with Mm on Torres'
broad back. The middle of the after
noon saw Thorne reeling in his saddle,
and then, wherever possible, Gale's
powerful arm lent him strength to
hold his seat.
The fugitives were entering a deso
late, burned-out world. The waste
of sand began to yield to cinders.
The horses sank to their fetlocks as
they toiled on. A fine, choking dust
blew back from the leaders, and men
coughed and horses snorted. But the
sun was now behind the hills. In be
tween ran the stream of lava. It
was broken, sharp, dull rust color, full
of cracks and caves and crevices, and
everywhere upon Its Jagged surface
grew the white-thorned choya.
Again twilight encompassed the
travelers. But there was still light
enough for Gale to see the'constricted
passage open into a wide, deep space
where the dull color was relieved by
the gray of gnarled and dwarfed mes
qulte. Blanco Sol, keenest of scent,
whistled his welcome herald of water.
The other horses answered, quickened
their gait. Gale smelled it, too, steet,
cool, damp on the dry air.
Yaqul turned the corner of a pocket
In the lava wall. The file 'of white
horses rounded the corner after him.
And Gale, coming last, .saw the pale,
glancing gleam of a pool of water
beautiful in the twilight.
Next day the Yaqul's relentless
driving demand on the horses was no
longer In evidence. B[e lost no time,
but he did not hasten. His course
wound between low cinder dunes
which limited their view of the sur
rounding country. These dunes finally
sank down to a black floor as hard as
flint, with tongues of lava to the left,
and to the right the slow descent into
the cactus plain. Yaqui was now
traveling due west. It was Gale's
Idea that the Indian was skirting the
first sharp-toothed slope of a vast vol
canic plateau which formed the west
ern half of the Sonora desert and ex
tended to the Gulf of California.
Travel was slow, but not exhausting
for rider or beast.
Thirty miles of easy stages brought
the fugitives to another waterhole, a
llttle'round pocket under the heaved
up edge of lava. There was spare,
shorty bleached grass for the horses,
but ft wood for a fire. This night
there- were question and reply, con
jecture, doubt, opinion and conviction
expressed by the men of the 'party.
But fhe Indian, who alone could have
told where they were, where they
were going, what chance they had to
escape, maintained his stoical silence.
Gale took the early watch, Ladd the
midnight one. and Lash that of the
morning. The day broke rosy, glori
ous, cold as Ice. Action was neces
sary to make useful benumbed hands,
and feet. Mercedes was fed wh^le yet
wrapped in blankets.
It was a significant index to the
day's travel th"t Luqui should keep
a blanket fmu the pack and tear, it
Into strips to bind the legs of the
horses. It meant the dreaded choya
"4'ilir'f* time sinvc- i
***h~ *f Riders of thePurflleSogfor
Illustration* by
Mereodes Must Ride but the Others
Must Walk.
and the knife-edged lava. That Yaqui
did not mount Diablo was still more
significant. Mercedes must ride but
the others must walk.
Tiie Indian led off into one of the
gray notches between the tumbled
streams of lava. At the apex of the
notch, where two streams met, a nar
row gully wound and asgended. Yaqui
led Diablo into it, and then began the
most laborious* and vexatious and
painful of-all slow travel.
The disintegrating surface of a lava
bed was at once the roughest, the
hardest, the meanest, the cruelest, the
most* deceitful*iklnd. of ground to
travel The fugitives made slow
progress. They picked a cautious,
winding way to and fro in little steps
here and there along the many twists
of the trail, up and down the unavoid
able depressions, round and round the
holes At noon, so winding back upon
itself had been their course, they ap
peared to have come only a short dis
tance up the lava slope.
It was rough work for them it was
terrible work for the horses. Blanco
Diablo refused to answer to the power
of the Yaqui. He balked, he plunged,
he bit and kicked. He had to be pulled
and beaten over many places. Mer
cedes' horse almost threw her, and
she was put upon Blanco Sol. The
white charger snorted a protest, then,
obedient to Gale's stern call, patiently
lowered his noble head and pawed the
lava for a footing that would hold.
The lava caused Gale toil and
worry and pain, but he hated the
choyas. He came almost to believe
what he had heard claimed by desert
travelersthat the choya was alive
and leaped at man or beast. Certain
it was when Gale passed one, if he
did not put all attention to avoiding
U, he was hooked through his chaps
and held by barbed thorns. The pain
was almost unendurable. It was like
no other. It burned, stung, beat
almost seemed to freeze. It made
useless arm or leg. It made him bite
his tongue to keep from crying out
It made the sweat roll off him. It
made him sick.
(Continued In Next Issue)
In All Ages the Value of Sweet Sounds
Has Been Acknowledged
by the Wise.
A leading educationalist has this to
say concerning the value of music:
"I cannot think of an ideal home
without music, for it would surely be
very incomplete without it. To me,
the beauty of music cannpt be de
scribed in words. There seems to be
no state of mind that one can be in
In which music is not welcome. Even
in the Bible we read that David played
on the harp for Saul to quiet his
troubled mind. We need music every
day in our home more than any other
place, for the good of our mind and
"The benefits of music are also
reaching the hospitals, the homes of
the sick, and busy people after a hard
day's work find it refreshing to come
home and hear its soothing strains.
"We also enjoy music in our homes
of learningthe schools. The school
orchestra and the songs we sing in
assembly make ns feel like starting
out on the day's study In an excellent
Specie* of Ants That Bring Their Own
Welcome in the South American
"House-cleaning ants" are welcome
visitors In the South American tropics,
they hunt and kill the cockroaches
which infest the homes there. Cock
roaches cannot be kept out of the
houses they grow to unbelievable size,
and they eat everything, ineludmjr
clothing. They even nibble at one's acs
or lips while one is asleep*.
The ants appear in hordes at varied
periods, apparently fr^m nowhere. A
strange fact in connection with their
coming is that a tropical variety of
blackbird with a very long tail is at
ways the forerunner of the foraging
ants, appearing in huge flocks. That Is
the only time that these particular
birds are seen.
The ants invade the houses In mil
lions on their cockroach hunt. Whole
bunches will grab a big cockroach and
|H It off bodily. They are 2jke_a pack
or wolves rn their puFsult of prey.
Every closet, every bureau drawer,
every crack and crevice In every room
is thoroughly ransacked by the ants
until no more cockroaches are to be
found. One corps of ants will hunt
out the scampering roaches, biting and
passing them to other ants, who seize
and drag them away.
Sycamore Near Long Island City Be*
lieved to Be Good for Many
More Years of Life.
"Old Sycamore," a giant tree at
Wheatley, L. L, was born only 57
years after Columbus landed at San
Salvador, in 1492. It was eighty years
old when Hendrick Hudson first saw
Long Island.
This is the opinion of experts who
have examined the giant sycamore.
Its age is estimated between 300 and
400 years, more likely the latter, it is
said. The trunk near the ground is
24 feet in circumference and some of
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the limbs, half way up even, are
larger than the trunks of many trees
which claim to be patriarchs.
The height of "Old Sycamore" has
not been ascertained, but It towers
over the landscape In lordly fashion.
Ninety years ago the place was used
by the county butcher as his hpme.
His beef when slaughtered was huug
on chains from "Old Sycamore's
Th' tree is said to be in splendid
condition, and good for a century or so
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Old Man Matthews' daughter was
reputed to be the sloweM-witted and
laKiest girl in the state of Oklahoma.
One day her father came in to find
her sprawled in a chair with her feet
in dangerous proximi|y to the blazing
"Git up, gal," he yelled* "You're
practically standin' on a red-hot
"Which foot, paw?" drawled Sal,
opening one eye.American Legion
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