CHEVALIER VAN RAPPARD
: : :*•. ’ ;v:.f
Chevalier van Rappard, minister
from the Netherlands t& the United
States, has foen recalled by his gov
ernment and will be given a post in
Europe. He will be succeeded by Mr.
GERMANS PLAN RETREAT
ON WESTERN FRONT
British Use Flame-Throwers and
“Tanks" to Make Way for Storm
ing Troops Near Cherisy.
Amsterdam, Sept. 17. —According to
the Handelsblad, the population of the
Belgian city of Holders, behind the
German front, has been removed, and
the transportation of the inhabitants
at Ostend has been begun.
London, Sept. 17. —A German attack
in an effort to recapture positions ta
ken by the British near Iverness copse,
was repulsed, the war office announces.
The announcement follows:
“FollowlngTheir successful raid west
of Cherisy our troops raided enemy
trenches in this neighborhood a second
time and penetrated the German posi
tions as far as the western outskirts
of Cherisy. We captured a few more
prisoners and two machine guns. Our
casualties were again slight.
Berlin, Sept. 17.—British troops at
tacked the German lines in the region
of the Ypres-Menin road and near Che
risy. The official statement says the
attacking troops were thrown back
except at one point north of the Ypres-
Menin road, where they forced their
way into the German line on a small
The following is the official com
“Flanders front: Several British
battalions attacked at the Ypres-Menin
road, but the assault collapsed almost
everywhere with heavy losses. North
of the road the enemy forced his way
into our foremost trenches on a
breadth of about a company.
“After creating a artificial fog the
British broke forth on a front of 1,500
meters near Cherisy. Flame-throwers
Hiid armored cars wAe used to make
a way for the storming troops.
“Our powerful defense broke down
the enemy’s thrust.”
8 IOWA STOCKMEN KILLED
Rear-End Rail Collision at Earlville,
111., Costs Many Lives—Two of
Aurora, 111.. Sept. IS—Eight persons
were killed, a dozen were severely in
jured and at least two others are miss
ing as the result of a rear-end collision
on Monday on the. Burlington railroad
at Earlville. A merchandise train
struck a stock train. The dead are
mostly lowa stockmen, who \\ere
asleep in the way car at the rear end.
The dead: W. IX Dickson, stock
man, Hamilton, la.; Otis McAuley,
stokman, Kellerton, la.: John Walker,
stockman, Milo, la.: Thomas Bender,
stockman, Fairfield. ly. William
Foulks, Chariton, la.; W. M. Fuller,
Chariton, la.n two not yet identified.
Seriously injured : A. Carlson, Gales
burg, 111.; Harvey Vaughan, stockman.
Colwell, Idaho; Floyd v Twombly,
stockman. Osceola, Ip.; Hoy Hopper,
stockman. Chariton, la.; Fred Camady,
stockman. Ford, la.; Jack Rogers,
■Knoxville. All of them are in St.
Charles hospital. Among the missing
is Fred Manly, stockman of Osceola,
la., and a negro boy, whose name is
SOLDIERS’ RISK BILL PASSED
War Insurance Measure Approved by
the House —Carries Appropria
. tion of $176,000,000.
Washington, Sept. 14. —The war In
surance bill, carrying an appropriation
of $170,000,000 and providing allot
ments for soldiers’ families, compensa
tion for injuries and comprehensive
insurance, passed by the house.
Only five representatives among 324
present failed to vote for the bill sup
planting the old pension system In this
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 87, 1917.
BITTER LESSON FOR* DADDY
Listening Parent Brought to Realise
That the Children Must Have
Their Hour of Life.
Then, looking out of his bedroom
window, the father saw a tableau at
the gate, Phil saying good-night to
Alice, his head bent to her uplifted
face. A depth of tender understand
ing was expressed in their attitude
and expression. Well, that was the
way of the world after all. And what
was it Helen had said? Something
about letting them have their hour?
Apparently, he’d have to; parents
were helpless spectators before this
all-conjuring scheme of the universe.
He’d simply have to make up his
mind to It.
He lit his bid pipe again. But even
that had lost its flavor. He heard
the last good-by. Then his girl
called her mother to the porch. And
he did not, mean to be an eaves
dropper, but he could not help it In
the summer stillness of the night.
“How’s daddy? Roaring around
like a lion In his cage? Oh, you
should have seen his face, mother,
when he passed us. Did he tell you?”
The confounded little minx had her
mother’s same low. Infectious, tantal
til you are married to It; then It
crept In under a man’s defenses and
made Jilm seem a poor thing after
all. For* a fleeting instant Rollins
sympathized with Phil. Then the talk
“I’ve told Phil that if he turns out
the sort of husband daddy is I’ll di
vorce him In a month. Mother, |vhat
an angel you are to put up with his
humors the way you do!”
“Alice!” The assertive mothering
In the rebuke reached the ears of
the man upstairs. “Your father Is
one of the best men that ever lived.”
He heard the girl laugh again. “Oh,
you! The only way anybody can get
a rise out of you is to slander daddy.
Dear old daddy! I love him most
to pieces, but he Is an old grouch.
Tell me, mother, were you very, very
much in love with daddy when you
married him? And was he very,
very much In love with you? And
does it all seem so long Phil
and I mean to be an improvement
ort all the married couples we know.
But, oh, dear! I’m most sick worry
ing because father Is being so horrid
It was that last quiver on the edge
between a laugh and a sob that
brought the man to his feet. His girl
unhappy! And on account of him!
Maybe Helen was unhappy, too.—Peo
ple’s Home Journal.
Knitting in Sentiment.
How much knitting has been going
on in this town the past few months!
In nearly every household there has
been knitting in progress—knitting
sweaters, wristlets, abdominal bands,
socks and all things that the vicissi
tudes of a soldier might desire. But
it has been one vision of gray, betok
ening the gray of life, a vision of se
rene sadness. It should not be so.
There should be a little color In the
knitting. The Red Cross advises It.
We copy from an exchange:
“If you are knitting socks for sol
diers, put a little of red in them —it’s
the little touch of sentiment that
keeps a man cheered up. In the
trenches there is a pet superstition
that a soldier who has a red stripe in
his socks will never be hit by bullets.
Also It is easier for a soldier to keep
his socks in pairs if they are marked
with a bit of color near the top.”
That is good doctrine. Any color
so it is red will do, is an old doctrine
that will fit In happily with the sol
dier knitting. Put a little sentiment
in it, sisters. —Columbus (O.) State
Horse Appreciated It.
During the examinations for the new
officers’ training camp in New York
one enthusiastic young applicant was
informed that he was too light to be
accepted, his height being but little
less than six feet and his weight 120
“But,” he said, “my health is per
fect and my father fought in the Span
ish-American war and only weighed
111 pounds. Is this to be a fat army?”
He was informed that there were
certain requirements of weight and
that they must be obeserved in all
“Well,” said the young man, “my
father was an orderly on the staff of
General Shafer in Cuba and he used
to ride at General Shafer’s side every
day. He’s told me himself that when
he and the general used to come In
from a ride together, the two horses
would whisper together and my fa
ther’s horse would tur around to him
and try to kiss him.”
Rich Ore in Andorra Republic.
Iron and other ores are known to
exist in large quantities in the repub
lic of Andorra, where Fiske Warren
is establishing one of his single tax
colonies, but the mineral wealth is
yet entirely unexploited. The ques
tion of mining concessions is com
paratively simple and some develop
ment 4s looked for. Under the pro
visions of a law enacted two years
ago, the general council of Andorra
names a representative for explora
tion and negotiations who is author
ized to transfer mining interests to
an operating company. There is a
good municipal road through the Ba
llra valley and abundant opportuni
ties for the development of hydro
electric power. As the ores show be
tween 54 and 79 per cent of iron and
veins have been found yielding hema
tite, limonite, manganese and lead, it
Is expected that the mining interests
of the republic will soon be improved.
the DEMOCRAT, MINERAL POINT, WISCONSIN.
JWE OLD FELLOWS! I vrm,l -El .. - - ITW
(appreciate whatiTisl I I I ill! iny I > i
I lIiVEOTO SEE THATPOtOII CELEBRATED
/ OF OUt/fWEMT AIR-PROOF POUCH
, • % MADE STRICTLY FOR ITS CHEWING QUALITY
WOULD NOT KEEP FRESH IN THIS SECTION-
A LITTLE CHEW OF GRAVELY IS ENOUGH
Dr. E. R. Perkins
Expert Oral Surgeon
For twenty-six years the
leader in the Central West
ern states on the Painless
/Extracting of Infected teeth
and other oral surgery.
Infected teeth and Gums de
mand immediate attention. Neg
lect of these conditions detroy
health by infecting the entire body
and make operation and final
healing more difficult —Badly in
fected gums take a great deal
longer to heal and are more sore
after extraction. Ulcerated teeth,
blind or open, cannot be extracted
when extremely active and sore.
Pyorrhea is infectious and the
most destructive and dangerous
to the general health. Experts
on these conditions are your
best protection. Why run the
Warning: The better drugs used in
auasthetics are getting very scarce in
the United States and may disappear
entirely until after the war. This
fact may stop me from getting my ser
vice to you for a long time. Do it now
Hours 9:00 a. m. until 4:00 p. m.
For| coal delivered during this month the fol
lowing prices and are in effect:
Hard Egg 1 _511.75 per ton
Hard Stove 11.75 “ “
Hard Nut __ v _ 12.00 “ “
Pocahontas (dock re-screened). 12.00 “ “
Hocking 10.50 “ “
Orient (washed) 7.50 •“ “
A discount of SI.OO per ton will-be allowed from the above
prices for CASH when all or part on an order has been filled.
50c per ton if paid in 30 days; net cash in 60 days; and
all accounts must be paid in 60 days.
• These prices are based on the present prices f. o. b. docks
and subject to any .change there.
The reduction on Orient is due to government regulation
of coal prices at the mines.
Mineral Point, Wis. P HARRIS CO*
Highland Weekly Press: George
Erickson delivered to P. W. Hennessey
on Tuesday, a fine calf weighing 250
pounds, for which he received $15.75
per hundred and a total of $36.80.
While a son and daughter of Eric
Ladd were returning home from
Dodgeville Tuesday, in turning out to
pass another car, their auto went off of
the culvert throwing them out. The
girl had her left arm broken, while the
boy had his thumb broken and was
unconscious for about an hour. A
doctor was quickly summoned and
cared for the injuries.
Work on High Scnool Progressing.
Platteville Journal: Work on the new
high school building is progressing as
rapidly as circumstances will allow
There has been some delay, due to
weather, labor and shipping conditions.
The brick work is now up to about four
feet above the first floor. There are
about forty men there at work now. A
Highest Market Price
Commerce St. Mineral Point
The John Crowley homestead in the
south part of town containing nearly one acre
of land and 7-room house; a one-story stone
house with basement kitchen, well and sub
stantially built with frame addition all in good
shape with good cistern and a number of fruit
trees on the place; will be sold cheap if sold
soon. For particulars inquire of Joseph O’Neill
or G. W. Holmes.
very 'striking and pleasing effect is
made by the combination of the face
brick and cat stone. The cat stone is
being water proofed to prevent stain by
weather. When completed, this city
can boast of one of the finest high
schools in this section of the state.
Look over the Want colaran.
Mineral Point Lumber Cos.
“Quality” ’Phone 72 “Service’’
Shoes for Wear
is our Motto
SHOES at reason
able prices. The
price is steadily
advancing in all kinds
of leather, and this has
been going on for more
than a year; but in the
face of this we are try
ing to keep prices on a
Frieden’s Shoe Store
SAYS ALL PACIFISTS i
Elihu Root Makes Statement in
SPEECH CHEERED BY CROWD
Asserts Arguments Against War Ara
Enemy Arguments—Assails Nat
uralized Citizens Who Are
False to Oath.
Chicago, Sept. 15.—Before 15,000
persons gathered at the war mass
meeting In the Coliseum on Friday
night, Elihu Root defined the word
“traitor” as it applies in this crisis.
“Arguments against the war, since
we have entered the war, are enemy
arguments,” he declared, while the
great crowd shouted Its approval.
“Their spirit is the spirit of re
bellion and the effect is to hinder and
lessen popular support. They encour
age the enemy.”
When the throng had given vent te
Its hearty approbation he paused dra
matically and declared:
*■ “Such persons are rendering more
effective service to Germany than they
ever could render on the battlefield
with arms. ,
“Their purpose Is so plain that it 1
impossible to resist the conclusion
that the greater number of them are
attempting to bring triumph to Ger
Gompers Attends Meeting.
“Anyone who by argument is hin
dering the government, and knows
what he Is doing, is a traitor,” Mr.
Mr. Root, who appeared on the
platform with Samuel Gompers as co
speaker of the evening, mentioned no
names in his powerful address.
Efe severely took to task naturalized
citizens yrho have shown an inclina
tion to be false to their new country.
The big meeting was held under the
direction of the Chicago chapter of the
National Security league. Long be
fore the time for the shaking to be
gin the great hall was crowded.
Mr. Gompers declared dramatically:
“Now and then there is an element
heard here and there crying out in the
wilderness, for the voice finds no lodge
ment in the hearts of red-blooded
Americans when it cries ‘peace, peace/.
“They are masquerading under the
name of pacifists. The majority of
them are either ignorant or talking in
Germany’s behalf, I don’t know
No Peace Till Victory.
Amid great applause he paused in
his excoriation of “those wdio are help
ing Germany,” and when quiet had
been restored he said with a voice
which rang the furthest eaves of
the great hall:
“There can be no peace—not while
there is a Teuton on the soil of glori
ous France; there must not be until
they have been driven back, back,
back from outraged Belgium; not until
the people of the world who love peace
and liberty are protected from ever
again being the vlctlnft of such a bloody
war as German autocracy has forced
The stage scene was one long to be
remembered. Elbow-to-elbow, “Moth
er” Jones of labor, who often has seen
the inside of Jails, sat with Samuej
Insull, chairman of the state council of
defense; Chief Justice Orrln G. Car
ter of the state supreme court, and
leaders of Industry and the profess
sions. Samuel Gompers was not alone.
Victor Olander, Simon O’Donnell and
other labor leaders were on the plat
form. . yy f*
DEAD AVIATOR IS HONORED
Flyers at Texas Training Camp Drop
Flowers Onto Caisson Bearing
Body of Lieut. A. F. House.
San Antonio, Tex., Sept. 17, —A rain
of fresh flowers from the sky was the
beautiful tribute paid a dead aviator,
Lieut. Allen Floyd House, late assist
ant adjutant of Reilly Field Aviation
Training camp, who was killed la a
motorcar accident, by his comrades. A
fleet of 15 w’ar planes maneuvering
over the funeral coftege dropped ty*om
the airplanes onto the caisson bearing
the flag-draped casket. The warplanes,
hovering above the procession in the
form of a cross as the long military
procession stretched out in the four
mile route from the chapel to the de
BIG SHIP STRIKE IS SETTLED
Men Who Have been Out Eight Weeks
Will Be Given Raise—U. *B. Medi
New York, Sept. 18. —James L.
Hughes, a mediator cpnnected with the
United States department of labor* an
nounced here that he had succeeded in
bringing about a settlement of the
differences between the Standard Ship
building corporation, on Shooters’ Is
land* and its 2,000 employees, who have
been on strike eight weeks. Thejmen,
members of the Marine Trades council,
will receive a substantial increase in
Japs Honor Commodore Perry;
Newport, R. J., Sept. 17.— ™ Jap
anese war beaded by C6unt
Ishli, paid a reveregfltd visit helre to
do honor to Commodore Perry, wh
nearly seventy-five years ago opened
Japan to American trade. They viafted
his grave and laid a wreath upon 1L
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