OTRANTO BARRAGE SQUADRON BACK IN THE HUDSON
These three U. S. submarine chasers, photographed In the Hudson river, were members of the Otranto burrage
equudron that kept Germun vessels out of the Mediterranean. They have just come home.
IN WILD FRENZY
TO GET SHOES
Italy’s Need of Footwear Most
Crying Demand of Postwar
SEIZED REGARDLESS OF SIZE
Sale* of Commandeered Profiteer
Footwear Cause Excitement in
Many Cities—Stores Ran
sacked by Mob for Food.
Florence, Italy.—If Dunte Alighieri
lived in Florence today he might ho
Inspired to write another “Inferno.”
'with shoes as the prime cause of evil.
Nothing 1ms been so evident during
these postwur days as the need of
Italians for footwear.
The recent public demonstrations
hacked by the Camera del Lnvoro, or
“chambers of labor.” where stocks of
goods of nil descriptions in the hands
of profiteers in many cities were com
mandeered nnd ordered sold at reduced
prices, precipitated unusual somer
saults of trade, but the wildest scram
bles were In the shoe stores. Here
the demand for shoes produced scenes
of the wildest disorder.
Fra nay Ovtr Footwear.
i In Rome, Milan, Forll, Bologna and
' Naples the search for shoeft continued
days. The struggles In each
city wen? so great that few law
abiding persons tried to secure shoes.
There appeared to be no attempt at
fitting anyone. Shoes were handed
out In boxes and the buyers took
them, seemingly not caring whether
they fitted or not Just so they were
on the basis of a 50 per cent re
duction in price. It was a common
sight to see a man loaded up with
shoes for his entire family.
To obtain admission to a shoe store
was fully as difficult as buying a
ticket for a world series baseball game.
For hours the shoe hunters would
wait in long lines before they were
finally admitted into the storerooms.
Shoe merchants fixed two hours in
the morning and two iu the after
noon for the opening of their stores,
but the long line wus waiting for
LAUGH AND GROW FAT
There is no definite information as
to how much Miss Hilda Flack (the
young lady in the above photo) laughs,
but there is undisputabie vlsuul evi
dence of her stoutness. The young
f lady is n resident of Essex, England,
und caused an uproar In the local
scliooi when lier absence one day was
explained by the fact that she couldn’t
a pair of shoes large enough
Ao fit her little feet. Our photo shows
jthe diminutive Miss Flack, who is
thirteen years old endeavoring to get
very large-size ladies’ shoe on her
foot, said endeavor being quite unsuc
cessful. as you can see.
shoes several hours before the sched
uled time arrived.
Impatience on the part of the
crowds caused. In most cases, the sum
mary seizure of goods and the resort
to ransacking. Food stores were
treated first in this way, but the law
lessness soon spread to clothing and
shoeshops. Stores ransacked would
he depleted of every commodity—eat
able, wearable or portable. There
were examples in Spezla of carrying
out all the commodities, loading them
in -a motor truck and taking them
some four or five miles outside the
city for distribution. Whole hogs
heads of wine were rolled out of the
city in this way and distributed.
It seemed as if the mob hud desig
nated for them the stores to be loot
ed. There was apparently the most
systematic pillaging of those accused
of war profiteering. Merchants
known to have violated governmen
tal regulations hy selling prohibited
articles during the war were treated
In the same way.
Soldiers sent to restore order in
some cases were charged wdth accept
ing gifts front the rioters and at other
times filling their pockets with eat
ables, Including biscuits, fruit, nuts
The new situation created by the
arbitrary commandeerlngs and fixing
Brave Death to
American Nurses Ignore Perils
of Massacre to Care for
CHILDREN ME DYING DULY
Starving Refugees Eat Grass and Al
falfa—American Commission for
Relief Is Doing Great Work
in the Near East.
Constantinople, Turkey.’ Two
American nurses. Miss Margaret Mack
of Hillburn, N. Y., and Miss Ituth
Stuart of New York city, working for
the American commission for relief In
the near East, declined to abandon the
sick and wounded at Shusha, Armenia,
after having themselves survived a
massacre by Tartars of 700 of the
Christian Inhabitants of the town, ac
cording to a letter just received here
by MaJ. David G. Arnold of Provi
dence, R. 1., director of the commis
‘‘Our doctor and nurses were In the
midst of the fight, but were unharm
ed,” says the letter. “On advice from
General Beach I recalled the two
nurses. They came reluctantly as
there was an urgent need for them
among the survivors. The spirit Miss
Mack and Miss Sturant have shown
has been splendid nnd I felt that they
should be allowed to return If they
went as volunteers. They signed pa
pers to the effect that they knew the
danger and that they 4 were returning
to their work at their own request.”
Mending Magnetos With Thread.
A humorous touch to an otherwise
tragic situation Is related by a relief
worker at Oulou Klshla. who writes:
“The men working out from Oulou
Klshla are covering a large territory
and obtaining large experience. Their
•chief outdoor sport is dodging camel
trains and leaping culverts. Coaxing
the missing spark plug from its hiding
place vies with mending magnetos with
thread ns the chief form of recreation.
It Is a rule that after the explosion of
the twelfth tire each day the flivver
knocks off nnd its riders camp for the
night, sharing their pillows with any
roving dromedary in the vicinity, and
giving a treat to the predatory mos
quitoes. There Is a warm box car in
THM m MOOXTADT PILOT.
Made Wife Wield Pick;
She Seeks Divorce
Providence, R. I. —The word
“obey” in the marriage vows
does not necessarily mean that
a woman must Juggle a pick nnd
shovel to please her husband.
Mary A. Sutcholl was awarded
a counsel fee of $25 and $7 a
wee® pending further hearing
after telling Judge E. W. Blod
gett of the Superior court her
husband made her wield these
implements. The woman wants
a divorce from Joseph A. Satch
ell, who rested his case after
saying he had been married
seven years, nnd that they
seemed to hi in like seventy
seven years. The warring couple
left the courthouse hy separate
of prices is now beginning to react.
Storekeepers are refusing to run their
businesses on the new basis, while
there is evidently n general shortage
throughout the various cities affect
ed by the new economic changes.
Many well-to-do families who have
always been lawabiding have found
themselves suddenly unnble to buy
Some merchants have closed their
shops nnd gone to summer resorts
in the hope that when summer ends
the eruption will have subsided and
there will be a return to normal con
Oulou Klshla. and a cook loaned to
the commission by Mr. Oscar of the
Waldorf. No one is to have his name
or address because the world is full of
The commission has lost three mem
bers by death, Paul D. Pelter of New
York city, the Rev. R. S. M. Emerlch
and Miss Edith M. Winchester of Phil
adelphia, who w-as among the first to
volunteer for work in the typhus rid
Starving Children Die Daily.
Just before her death Miss Winches
ter. in a letter from Tlflls wrote: “The
sights about us are heartrending. A
refuge two blocks from our office yes
terday fed 1,800 starving children. We
are feeding them once a day. And
once a day the cart goes around to
collect the eight or ten little corpses
that have accumulated. Refugees are
eating grass and alfalfa. The nlfnlfa
they eat raw; one can alwuys see
children nibbling it.”
From Batoum conies word that
“there are 150,000 Greek refugees
back of the city who are gradually
being pushed out by the Russians.
Thousands are fed at an American
soup kitchen. Aduna has 12,000 refu
gees and 18,000 more are In nearlby
Ancient Idol Dug Up.
Kalispel. Mont. —An Idol, pronounced
officially hy the Smithsonian Institu
tion Washington, to be of Aztec origin
and at least 10.000 years old, has been
dug up In n sandpit near Eureka. The
Idol is of stone. It Is evidently of a
god nnd sits on Its legs with Its hands
folded In Jts lap. The thing has a
Chinese look, but photographs sent lo
Washington brought a reply thnt It Is
an Aztec Idol. The sculpturing is of
a high character. The question noto Is
how- did the Aztec idol get, to Montana.
Missouri Catfish Milk Cows.
Butler, Mo. —John Whitman, a farm
er residing along the hanks of the
Marias des Cygnes river, near here,
ha.> a famous herd of some 20 cows,
which heretofore have been wonder
ful milk producers. Recently he no
ticed n decrease In the amount of milk
they gave. One hot afternoon Mr.
Whitman found the. cows wading in
the river to keep cool. While In the
river catfish were milking the cow-s,
thus reducing the amount of mLik he
STORIES form the
To See What Her Own Death Notice Looked Like
BALTIMORE. —Human, nature may not have changed in all the ages, but
some queer people bob up nowadays. Katharine McPhall of Baltimore
would get the Maryland record for queerness, prohubly, If it came to a vote
loved daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James L. McPhall. Funeral at her parents’
residence, 2511 St. Paul street, on Wednesday afternoon at 2 p. m.”
Miss McPhall then left for Clifton Park and went In bathing.
Relatives and friends lost no time in calling up the McPhall home. An
aunt of the girl, Mrs. Oliver F. Ryan of Itaspeburg, who read the notice
hastened to the McPhall residence, believing her niece had actually died. Mrs,
Ryan told of having considered a floral design tQ be sent to the McPhall
residence, and also of writing to La Crescent, Minn., to un uncle of the girl.
Neighbors were startled by the announcement, and made inquiries, only to
learn that the whole affair was a joke—or at lenst was so considered by the
Passing of Two Pioneers Shows How Young We Are
BLOOMINGTON, ILL. —The death of Lafayette and Jacob Funk, sons of
Ifanc Funk, and oldest surviving members of one of the most noted
pioneer fanning families In the history of Illinois, within three hours of each
other, serves to emphasize how young
is this nation. In the lifetime of these
two men Illinois has had its develop
ment and Chlcugo has grown from
nothing. Their father came to Illinois
In 1824 and settled at Funk’s Grove,
where he became the owner of 25,000
acres. Isaac Funk reared eight sons,
all of whom attained success in agri
culture, in business, and In politics.
In September, 1915, Lafayette und
Jacob Funk, traveling by motorcar.
made a historic trip from Bloomington
to Chicago, following so fur us possible an old trull ovet which 70 years before
they hud driven cattle and hogs to the old Bull’s Head stock yards, located at
West Madison street and Ogden avenue.
In the outskirts of the great city which they had known as a frontier
village they found well-reinembered landmarks.
When Lafayette and Jacob Funk visited Chicago In the early days It took
them nearly two weeks to make the Journey over the old troll, riding In farm
wagons behind plodding ox teams. They had a fund of Interesting reminis
cences concerning*pioneer times in Illinois.
As growers of seeds and Immense crops of corn the fame of the Funks of
Illinois spread to all parts of the United States. They also were noted as
raisers of prize herds of cuttle.
Overall Salesman “Strikes It Rich” With a Club
CHICAGO. —A few weeks ago the future of Robert Wachman seemed circum
scribed hy sample lots of blue denim overalls. It was by selling overalls
that he had eked out a modest livelihood for his wife and family at 4430 South
Michigan avenue. But today his bust-
the North American continent. Wachman decided a few weeks ago that a
complete rest and vacation was just what he needed. He had staked out a
little patch of land near Dryden, Ont., a year or so ago. Gust Larson, a
veteran prospector of the region, had recommended the claim. And, more to
make a home for Gust than for any other reason, he had purchased a strip of
While scratching around ki the rugged hillsides that abound In his claim,
Wachman and his friend Gust happened on a rusty spur of quartz jutting up
from the ground. Striking the protruding jet of ore with a club, glittering
particles of gold were found in the fragments of quartz. Quick w-ork with a
pick and shovel soon revealed a ledge of gold ore that is ten feet deep and
graduates from a width of 12 Inches at the top to 30 inches ut its lowest depth.
How Dr. Frank Billings Got His Bearskin Rug
BOISE, IDAHO.—Guests at the home of Dr. Frank Billings in Chicago this
winter will be escorted in state to the library. “What d’ye think of that
for a fine specimen?” the host will ask. The company, properly impressed,
will gaze on a shaggy cinnamon bear
skin, the fangs gleaming savagely in
“Some bear!” they’ll say. Then
politeness will prompt them to ask the
doctor how he bagged it. “Shot the
old fellow out In Idaho —from the
front sent of an auto.” Doctor Billings
will chuckle. “Want to hear the story?”
The story will he something like
this: A. S. Trude, a noted Chicago
lawyer, has a ranch at Rea. He was
entertaining a party of very prominent
Chicagoans, including Doctor Billings. C. K. G. Billings and Roger Sullivan.
They were out motoring and were not loaded for bear. Doctor Billings car
ried a shotgun in case any small game, such as grouse, appeared.
Suddenly a big cinnamon bear jumped from the sagebrush Into the road
just nheud of the car. Doctor Billings was In the front seat. He blazed away
at bruin. This is the way Mr. Trude tells the rest of it:
“At first the boar gained on us, though we tore along as fast as the
chauffeur could make the cur go, but after a while we gained on the bear, and
the doctor fired a full charge Into his neck. Just buck of the head. This
caused it to fall nnd roil partly over, but «t recovered and resumed Its Journey,
hear fashion, down the trail, with the auto at full speed In pursuit. Jumping
over badger holes und ruts and with the doctor getting in a shot as often as
“I sat in the rear seat, hanging on nnd yelling to the doctor to soak him
again, which he did by landing a full charg«? of shot Just back of bruin’s
Some states have laws forbidding shooting game on highways and from
Evidently Idaho Is not one of these states.
In the state. Inserting, or causing to
have Inserted, notice of her own death
in an afternoon paper Just to see how
it looked In print and to find out the
actual number of friends who eared
for her, Katharine, the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. James McPhall, 2511 St.
Paul street, Baltimore, caused her
parents considerable worry. Katha
rine Inserted the following advertise
ment in an afternoon paper:
“‘McPhall —On August 18, 1010.
Katharine, aged nineteen . years, be-
ness is to evade Interested capitalists
and wealthy mining engineers who
would make him their guest at ban
quets, dinners and theater parties.
And he prays for deliverance from his
newly mobilized army of “friends"
who seek to express their admiration
of him by many artless methods.
For Robert Wachman has “struck
It rich.” He is a potential millionaire,
owner of a mining claim that is ex
pected to prove one of the richest on
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~ Not What She Wanted^
There were next door neighbors.
She was sprinkling the lawn and
he was sitting out in his yard taking
the cool of the air. He’s a bit slow
“Give me lief?” she called to him,
meaning thnt she dared him to let
her turn the hose on him.
“Wlmt’s thnt?" lie asked.
“I said do you give me lief?" she
“Sure, you can have the whole
paper.” he replied, reaching for a
newspnper on which he was sitting.
He thought she wanted a page from
his paper.—lndianapolis News.
Domestic differences should always
he settled in the kitchen. The dining
room !s no place for scraps.
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