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November 17 1916
Financier Sees Somme Battle
From an Aeroplane.
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.
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."
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
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."
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
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
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
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.
Pest of Insect* Compels Plants to Shut
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
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.
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
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
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*
Middle West Figures Largely In
Carnegie Medal Award.
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
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.
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
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.
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