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November 17 1916
SOARS OVER FIGHT Financier Sees Somme Battle From an Aeroplane. BEHIND THE GERMAN LINES. Henry P. Daviion of J. P. Morgan A. Co. Court** Leisurely Up and Down In Wide Circlet Over Battlefield For an Hour, Watching Mighty Drama Directly Below. New York.—To climb into a Krench armed aeroplane during moments of a terrific final assnult on the Somme. then to course leisurely up and down and in wide circles over the battlefield for an hour watching between one's shoe sides the mighty drama directly below and fluully to fly more than three miles straight back over the Ger mans' country during the battle and get away with It—that would be a fly- Ing trip which most Americans would want to talk about when they pot home. But not bo Henry P. I»avison of J. P. Morgan & Co., who arrived "home from the wars" on the American liner Philadelphia, accompanied by Mrs. Da- Photo by American Press Association. HKNKI P. DAVISON. vison and daughter, Miss Alice. Mr. Davison had done all these things In the air while in France, but he did not seem to think much of the experience. Mr. Davison said that be ascended at Peronne. The French officer first bad taken him to a great height—about a mile—and then had swung out over the great guns booming far below. The biplane In which they tlew, Mr. Davison said, was arranged admirably for observation of the bombardments and infantry fighting below, and the great height at which he viewed the battle —it was on Sept. 27 last—en abled him to look down upon a tre mendous sweep of battle ridden coun try at all times. He had made a pretty thorough tour of the trenches at Verdun also, he said in answer to further questions about experiences at the front. Then he had devoted six days soleiy to trav eling by automobile and on foot along the whole line of trenches from Ver dun to the British trenches on the Somme. On a nearby table as he spoke was a rusty looking German helmet and a rustier shell case which he had picked up OB battlefields, and on the same table whs the gray blue steel helmet of France which General I'etain had given to him to wear in the trenches. "No, it wasn't altogether idle curi osity that took me to the front," Mr. Davison suiri in reply to v tiual question. "As somebod; has put It. there was an opportunity to sec his tory in the making and 1 took it, uot through curiosity, but because 1 want ed to learn tometldng of military ad vancement at first hand." POTATOES LIFT MORTGAGE. Jaraey Farmer Raifei 9.200 Barrels on Eighty Acres. Red Bank. X. J. — Henry Holmdel raised AJOO barrel* of potatoes on eighty acre.- thi.« y«-ur. This was at the rate of over 11" barrels and ii'-re. With the proceeds from tbt yield he paid off a $20,000 mortgage Rtill re maining on his farm, which he pur chased three years ajto for $">7.000. paying 17.500 down. Holmdels crops on ISO acres, where he didn't pliint pototoes, returned for tlie year a profit which the fanner c«lla "pure velvet.' Ring Upon • Radish. ;?.,} « Tiffin. O.—Four years nco Mrs, W. H. Souser lost 11 heavy cold tin ml ring In her garden. The other day she pull ed up a radish and found tbe ring firmly fastened about the root GIFTS FOR HOLY LAND GO IN CHRISTMAS SHIP American Collier Will Carry Relief For War Sufferert. New Tork.-America's l!tl(i Christ i iii for the relief of unfortunate vi'inns of the war will leave New Tort i>ec. 1. The American Red Cross is co-openitinc with the American com mittee for Armenian and Syrian relief in oollectmg foodstuffs and clothing to be sent to Syria ou a government col lier placed at the disposal of the latter committee by Secretary Daniels. Tlic collection df the Christmas ship cargo is in the hands of Albert W. Btanb of tlie American Bed Cross re ceiving and distributing station at Bulb terminal. Brooklyn. Mr. Staub has already received countless bundles of old clothing, unavailable 'or the ■iu-go, as military regulations preclude the shipment of second hand clothing in tins cargo. He said. "It must be emphasised that the only clothing America can send to the unfortunate ones In Turkey must be new and must be sent prepaid to the American Ked Cross, Bush terminal, Brooklyn." Mr. Staub sent the following letter from the war relief Information and ship ping office: "It is more than significant that the first letter to go out from the newly orguuized Red Cross war relief infor mation office has to do with v Christ mas ship. It Is doubly significant that it is to take relief to a people living so near the Holy Land." MIKE: HICKEY TELLS OF HIS REFORMATION Ex-Pickpocket, With Twenty Years' Prison Record, Talks to 400 Men. Mike Hlckey, once a notorious pick pocket, with a record of nineteen and a, 'halt years behind prison liars, told 400 meu at the Harlem branch Y. M. C. A., Now York, how he straightened out and how other inhabitants of the underworld could be helped to do the same. Mike's career as a thief lasted until about four years ago, when he wan dered, fresh from Sing Sing. Into the Creinorne mission, on Thirty-second street. It ended there. Now he is night man at the Bowery T. M. C. A. and passes his spare time helping his old pals from Dannemora end Sing Sing to get their feet on the "straight and narrow." The trouble with the newly emerged convict, he said, was the old story—out int.' the world with a $10 bill and a wish to keep straight: a Job until a cop told the boss of his record, then no more Job; broke; one more trick to get money to eat: caught, and back to prison. What the convict needs is a bit of belief and encouragement when he starts to reform, said Hlckey, adding that more and more the employers are beginning to give this, so that mauy men with long records as criminals are now taking their places in honest life. MOSQUITOES CLOSE MILLS. Pest of Insect* Compels Plants to Shut Down. Connell, Tex.—The gulf coast region of east Texas aud the western part of Louisiana have been afflicted with the worst scourge of mosquitoes ever known. Several large lumber mills were forced to close down on account of the pest. Men and animals were tortured by the bites of the insects. Cattle and horses were attacked by veritable hordes of mosquitoes, and the animals huddled together in groups in an effort to protect themselves as much as pos sible from the bites. On the farms smudge fires were kei»t burning constantly to drive away the pests, but these efforts seemed to be of little avail. HONOR SCHOOL JANITOR. Veteran Held That Pott In the Build- ing For Yean. Indianapolis, Ind.—Shortridge high school of this city each year renders tribute to the memory of some man or woman who has helped in the upbuild ing of the institution. This year the alumui, after discuss ing the names of several men who had risen to a place of high esteem in the world, chose to honor James Biddy, for twenty-five years Janitor of the in stitution. A tablet recounting his faithful la bors and telling of the cheer he Impart ed to "his boys and srirls" during a quarter of a century has been placed tn a conspicuous place in thf halls Onion and Crackar Diet. Kankakee, 111.—With property valu ed at $25,000. but with no appetite ex cept when hIR wife buys the food, at which times he eats "copiously." Ira Palmer, eighty-three years old. main tains that "an onion and a cracker" are enough for any one nt a meal, ac cording to the allocations made In a bill for separate maintenance by his wife. Pora. She says that for his com fort she trimmed his beard and cut his hair. Killad Himself Running. Bremerton, Wash.—Because Wealey Antony, fifty-four years old. did not want to be late for work recently he ran seven miles around the shores of Putret sound. When he arrived at the navy yard he collapsed Hud died a few moments later in the Marine hospital. She Xcavcnwortb jgcho* REWARDS HEROES Middle West Figures Largely In Carnegie Medal Award. ONE WOMAN ON THE LIST. Mr*. Olive M. J. Cooper of Battle Creek, Mich., Saved Adult and Three Chil dren From Drowning at Spencerville, Ind., by Swimming Out and Reacuing One at a Time. Pittsburgh.—The heroism of John Murray, aged twenty-seven, a laborer, of Chicago, who risked his life to save that of Patrick BiMtace, bus been re warded by the Carnegie hero fund commission, which awarded Murray a bronze medal. BMChiaf "tit Into an elevator shaft on the nineteenth floor of an uncom pleted building In Chicago on June 27, mil, Murray grasped Eustace, who had fallen from the twentieth floor. Murray gnpped an Iron beam with one arm and with his free arm caught Eustace as he started down the eleva tor shaft. Other heroes from the middle west received honors. Roger W. Wells of North Madison, Ind., receives a medal. Wells, forty years old. was disabled two weeks from lung congestion, due to fumes when lie assisted In rescuing James E. Dougherty from suffocation at Hei delberg, Pa., on March 27. 1916. George C. Oxley, a merchant of Marion, la., rescued ten-year-old E. Emerson Harte from a runaway at Marion on Aug. 10. 1916. Itonald 11. Stoops, seventeen years old, of Nappanee, Ind., receives a med al because he saved Pauline K. Holmes, thirteen, and L. Beatrice Dos well. fifteen, from drowning at Pick wick Park, Ind., June 10, 1913. Stoops, ulthnugh he had lost his left arm eight months before, swam to the point where the girls were struggling, pushed one of them ahead of him with his shoulder until she was in shallow water and swain back and rescued the other girl in the same way. Dana S. Miller, a farm manager of Butler, Ind., is nwarded a medal for having saved Elmer McDonald, a la borer, from au enraged bull on Aug. 17. 1912. McDonald had been gored and four ribs were broken. Miller at tacked the animal with a pitchfork and was repeetedlj knocked down. He finally seized a ring in the bull's nose and clung to it until the animal was subdued. William T. Best, Owo.sso, Mich., te listed because he Raved three-year-old Caitioy Pi Lampbere from burning after a gasoline explosion at Owosso, Jan. 5, 1915. Best's burns disabled him for six weeks. One woman is on the list. She 1b Mrs. Olive M. J. Cooper of Battle Creek, Mich., who saved an adult and three children from drowning at Spen cerville, Irid., by swimming out on the St. Joseph river and returning with them one at a time. TEACHER NEAR DEATH. Pupil She Corrected Had Nitroglycer- me Cap. Oakbrook, Pa.—Miss May E. Dillon. a teacher in tli<• primary grade of the schools, only realized the next day how narrowly she hud escaped death. She was forced to reprimand one of her pupils the other day and used a ruler. The next day she learned that the culprit had a nitroglyeerin cap in his pocket at the time. Law rence Iline, six years old, one of the pupils, found a can of the explosive in a stone quarry and distributed some caps among his friends. The next day the owner of the caps called at the school, and all the caps were recovered from the pockets and desks of the pu pils, who for twenty-four hours were in danger of being hurled in midair together with their schoolbouse and teachers. SCARED TO DEATH BY SEA. Raw Lightship Keeper Goes Into Fran- zy In First Gale. Newport. B. I.—A case of a man lit erally frightened to death has Just been reported. Gustav Liuuvall went to Bremen's reef lightship as assistant keeper, but before he had time to be come accustomed to his surroundings the wind became a gale, accompanied by great seas, and the ship pitched at disturbing angles. Ljunvall expressed great fear that the iship would go down. In a frenzy he tried to Jump overboard, but was restrained. His violence increased, and the crew put him in an improvised strnltjacket and kept him there until be died. Indian, 122 Years Old, Works Daily. Mazatlan. Mexico. — This western coast town of Mexico claims as a resi dent the oldest man in the world. Jose Juan Velasquez, an Indian, who, ac cording to all records available, is 122 years old. Velasquez has the agility of a man of leßs than half his years and works dally as a laborer. He pos IQMM a remarkable memory and is familiar with happenings during the Hidalgo revolution for Mexican inde pendence from Spain in 1810-21. Horee Wean Trousers. Charleston, W. Va.— A borse wearinc a pair of trousers on its frout legs in a novelty seen daily on the streets. The animal is attached to an express wagon, and the owner dresses him in order to protect his forelegs from flies The trousers are supported by the FirpnMband <>f the harness. Loam Without Interest. In the city of Barcelona. Spain, there j Is a peculiar pawnbroking establish i meot bearing the dainty mime of "Our Lady of Hope." where loans are made without Interest to necessitous persons on the deposit of any articles In pledge. Two-tbirds of the value of the deposit I Is at once advanced, and the loau is ' made for six months and a day. but If at the expiration of that period the de positor should declare himself unable to redeem It after another period of six .mouths the pledges are sold, but if they yield more than the amount advnnceil the difference is given to the original owner. This institution is very popu lar. Thousands are every year suitors for the favor thus afforded by "Our Lady of H"i*\"—ltichard Ford. "Gath erings From Spain." Why Rubber Tire* Grow Hot. When an automobile Is running at high speed the rubber tires are rap idly warmed, and the heat sometimes becomes very preiit. with resultant in- Jury to the rubber. The cause of this accumulation of beat in the tire Is ascribed to the Juiradlng of the rubber, which generates beat faster than it can be radiated away. For this reason manufacturers hnve found it to be an advantage to have metal parts in the tread, such as the ends of rivets, in contact Tvlth the tire, because the metal, being a good radiator, helps to carry off the heat to the outer air. Evolution of Clothes. Centuries ugu. as Sir Walter Scott gays in "Ivanboe." men wore one thick ness of clothes, whether of wool, leath er or velvet The shirt was invented, but for a long time was worn only by the nobility and gentry. Then followed the wnistcoat. breeches and later on trousers. The overcout, which succeed ed the medieval cloak, was rare until the seventeenth century. Get butter wrappers at Echo office. Yj|spr 'Beat it lill FISH BRAND m REFLEX If SLICKER Keeps out all the wet DEALERS EVERYWHERE 'Waterproofs. '$£*** [Absolute. !^®»«s are Marked thus — t7snßftS& „.. AJ. TOWER CO. ; BOSTON CITY DRAY LINE Baggage Transfer All kinds of hauling promptly and carefully done Auto for Hire Will go anywhere, any time L J. HOWERTON, Prop. 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