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TROOPS IN EGYPTIAN HOTEL GARDEN
_ M ——jmT'T: . J TiVirmiii iiimiH'iiHi ag^a^^trrrr * msay.. .;.tww^awjwH^8aii«!»a.wj.-^:^.:s^r«sgmsa^aas^%i<llww Guards' tents in the garden of the Heliopolis Palace hotel in Egypt. Over the wain entrance of the hotel fly the Union Jack and the Ked Cross Hag, as the building is used as the Australian general hospital. DODGE FOE MONTHS I British Soldiers. Separated From Command, Have Exciting Time. Flay Hide and Seek With Germans for Nine Months, Cross Frontier Behind Enemy's Lines and Escape Into Holland. Rotterdam.—There have just cross ed the Belgian frontier behind Ger man lines and come into Holland, six British soldiers. These men were at Mons, in the tragic days of August, and were cut off from their regiment in the great retreat. They crept through the encircling Germans, and, for nine months, have been fugitives In France and Belgium, living in fields and dugouts. They have passed through experiences probably with out parallel, playing, through all these nine months, a game of hide and seek, to have lost which would have meant summary execution. James Carrighan told me the history ui uir rttnrmuifh. “It was on August 26 that the Ger bans got round us properly. Our little lot of odd men were collected, and went into one trench. 'The Ger mans are surrounding us,' said the captain. Then we heard the call to ‘Cease fire.' ‘Don’t mind that, men.' said the captain 'A German is sound ing if “Se we kept plugging away. Three times the Germans sounded the call 'Cease fire.' Then the captain stood up to send four men out to the flank. He got a bullet in the heart and was killed instantly. - then took command and gave the word to charge. We went at them once, but had to retire. A second time we charged. - got hit in the hip. "The third time, when we had an other go, it was pitch dark. We had to come back again, and 1 found there (Were only seven men with me. We were absolutely surrounded. "Hut we managed to hide in a dltcb, GET READY! SAYS ACTOR \±_. :__2_I Sir Johnston Forbes Robertson, the English actor, recently sailed for Eng land, after completing a farewell tour of the principal cities of this country. Jast before sailing he said: "My last words to beloved America while I am on her soil are to be well prepared, gat ready. Establish compulsory mill tary training. Teach young men and bovg to be soldiers." where we stayed all night. Next morn ing we found ourselves in a little pad dock, only two fields away from the Germans, in the middle of their lines. So we lay low all day. "Then eight Frenchmen crawled up to us. We managed to keep out of sight until most of the Germans had gone on. We had most of the time in orchards, and lived on pears for ten days. We were then a party of twenty-one, eleven English and ten French. As we were desperate for want of food we decided to make for a vil lage and fight to the last man if we met any Germans. Just before we left the orchards twelve Germans caught two of our French comrades and bayoneted them without giving them any chance to surrender if they had wanted to. "We got to a village, making our way along the railway line and through the forest. Here we all lodged in a barn, and a woman, the best soul we ever met. brought us milk three times a day. "The Germans, who were searching for us, were in a horseshoe shape round the village, nnd were closing in on us. Private Jamieson, a scout, and a good one, took command. He got us out. nearly under the noses of twelve uhlans. We got into a field, and stayed there for a month, with Germans only six fields away. "We dug a sort of trench along the fence, to hide in. The farmer gave us civilian clothes, and we worked for him in the fields for three weeks, un der the noses of the Germans. Then we had to clear again. "We divided into three parties. My little party of eight got into a field, where we made a dugout. We lived in this for a month, stealing out at night to get food from some people in a village close by. While we were there a Frenchman brought us a no tice which had been stuck up by the Germans in the villages about. This said they knew where there were Eng lishmen hiding in the district, and that if we did not give ourselves up we would be shot when we were caught. we maae anomer irea. ana men lived a month in a hut, which we built in a corner of a field. Then a Belgian guided us to a village.” What happened to the fugitives af ter this must not be disclosed, as it might Implicate friends who helped them to escape. Private Jenkins has scratches on his face and torn clothes, as a result of creeping through the barbed wire into Hol land For the first six months the six in trepid fugitives wore their uniforms under their civilian clothes. Said Private Carrighan: "We were de termined to stick to our khaki.” TAKES WAR LIGHTLY Russia Shows Little Evidence of Great Conflict. Determination to Win and Break Ger man Militarism Is the Spirit of the Czar's People—No End to His Armies. By SLOAN GORDON. Correspondent of the Chicago News. Petrograd, Russia.—How the great war 1ms drained the human reservoirs of France—how the boulevards of Paris are manless wastes; how the call to arms has taken male Germans from the farms and the villages and the cities; how rare are men of fighting age upon the streets of Budapest and Vienna, and how, even in London, there is noted a marked falling off In the number of visible male beings— all these evidences of the effects of international blood letting have been set forth in countless columns in the newspapers of America for months. That the stories are true of those German and Austrian and French and even British centers there can be no reasonable ground for doubt—the nu merous authorities attest their accu racy. But it may be set down that this is not true of Petrograd. To all outward appearances in this war cap ital there is no war. There are evi dences here and there of great mili tary activity. There are daily drills upou the public squares and there are Red Cross signs in great profusion. But of men, or, rather, the absence of men—there is no such thing. Great, mysterious, brooding Russia —the unfathomable Russia—goes about her daily ways with a noncha lance that is baffling to the western mind. Her streets are crowded—the streets of “etrograd and of Moscow and even of Warsaw, where the fight ing lines are but a few miles distant. Tens of thousands, literal hordes of men of all ages jostle and crowd along the famous Nevsky Prospekt from morning until night and far into the night The hotel lobbies are jammed with men and women in furs and finery. “Is it always like this?" exclaimed an Americaff who has spent many years in Petrograd and other parts of Russia, la response to Inquiry. "Well, just about 1 wouldn't know there was a war going on if it weren't for the newspapers. “Russia," he continued, "is going; about this war business with an air or confidence that I have never seen before. It is not quite the same con fidence that your typical Britisher dis plays, the sort we always associate with the English aud which has been variously classed as bullheadedness, arrogance, egotism and plain nerve. It ts none of these with Russia. It Is merely a concrete national example of what Is really underneath the sur face—a Russian individual character istic. Your Russian is a fatalist in great crises. When it comes to something really big he settles down to an imperturbable calm, shrugs his shoulders, add takes his medicine." That the general attitude of Russia toward the war has changed since hos tilities began is testified to by those who have observed. "In the beginning of the war." said one of these observers, a Russian mer chant with large interests in Petro grad and Warsaw, "we felt that we were fighting only to repulse an en emy—to prevent invasion of our ter ritory. There was little show of bit terness against the Germans. Rut it is different now. This war has done more to make Russians think and to draw them together than anything that has ever happened in the Histop of the country. Today there is a fixed determination to fight it out to a finish and to end the probability of fu ture conflict by destroying Prussian militarism. That may sound strange to those who have looked so long upon Russia as a military nation, but it is nevertheless true. A new feeling of patriotism has been born." “And do you know," he added, much as though it were a matter of course, “that it is impossible for Russia to lose—for the allies to lose this war? Russian resources of men and money are too vast. Why, there are a mil lion young men arriving at military age every year. Russia could lose a million every 12 months, which is in- j conceivable, ar*d still keep her armies in tho field in undiminished number. Russia can feed her armies, and never feel it. All the blockades In the world cannot affect us! We raise our own food, and can and will make our own supplies of every sort, if necessary We have the money, we have the men, and, by heaven, we have the spirit!" Prisoners May Fish. Greencastle, Ind.—A fish pond prob ably soon will be built on the state penal farm, according to the trustees. Deer creek passes through the farm, and the trustees say they will stock the stream with game fish. The trus tees say they want the prisoners on the farm to have some recreation They are of the opinion that fishing will be about as good as any. 3 Names In 10 Minutes. Winamac. Ind.—Mrs. Ida Moore ob tained a divorce from William Moore in the circuit court here and her mai den name, Ida Maibaur, was restored Ten minutes later her name was again changed when she was married to William Beach. It was the fourth marriage for Mrs. Beach and the first for Beach. Bargain Day at Flushing. Flushing, N. Y.—Six shaves, two haircuts, two shampoos and three mas sages for |1 was one of the bargains sold at a “dollar day" celebration here. SNAP SHOTS Colonel Jabez Ellington, who was in 28 battles, says he has been short of breath ever since the Civil war. A colored man’s idea of a good town is one in which the charitable organ izations are active and open-handed. Contrary to popular belief, it is the borrowed book, and not the bor rowed umbrella, that never is re turned. Men should try for both speed and endurance. It is the only way in which they can hope to outrun the women. Some achieve distinction in one way and some in another. It is Eph Wiley’s boast that he never gave anyone an "Elsie” book. Buck Kilby says there is only one thing worse than having a tooth pulled, and that only a woman can know what it is. Mothers generally are agreed that it is necessary to begin spanking boy babies at the age of one year and girl babies at the age otsixteen months. The gift of perception Is not one common t‘o the people, but if a man brays long enough and loud enough his ears eventually will be discovered. The postcard has its uses. For those who wish to write: "Having a good time; give my regards to the bunch,” it prt>bably is the most convenient form of long-distance communication. —Pittsburgh Dispatch. FROM THE PENCIL’S POINT Troubles, like babies, grow larger with nursing. You can bank on finding a well-tilled pocketbook interesting. Men who don't enjoy good health ought to be physicians. When you expect an opportunity it usually misses the train. One word may make a new friend ship or break an old one. No man ever bought a horse that turned out to be just as represented. Wise is he who selects an obedient daughter of a good mother for his wife. Some people seem to think you should pay rent for the place you oc cupy in their thoughts. Even if you have nothing to give the poor but a crust of bread, make it palatable by softening it with a little of the milk of human kindness. It took Father Time thousands of years to make a man of a monkey, but a girl can make a monkey of a man in two minutes. The modest friend who ofTers to lend you a couple of dollars when you are broke is far more worthy of your praise than the hero of a hundred battles. ANTI-ECONOMICAL DON’TS Don't save too many paper boxes. Don’t save all your paper and string. Don't save cracked or mutilated dishes. Don't save dirty rags. It dot's not pay to wash them out. Don’t have the kitchen drawer lit tered with paper bags; you might use one, but you can't use a dozen. Don't save too much dry bread. 1/ntvn o onnnlv r\t hmilH milllllS hilt the chances are that you will not use all your stale bread for bread pudding. Don't save many bottles. The amount of space they occupy is not compensated for by the amount of money you receive if you sell them. Don't save opened bottles of liquids without going over them to see if they still are good; many lose strength or spoil after being opened The too careful housewife is apt to clutter her shelves with iodine that has grown too strong, oil that has become rancid, or furniture polish that is merely dregs HOUSECLEANOGRAMS Husbands flee wheu dustpan pur sueth. What your wife yanks out you must tack down. A dinner in town is worth ten off the set tubs. When your wife asks you to clean the rug—beat It! No woman is a Lillian Russell when she is cleaning bouse. Behold, how great a mess a little soap and water maketh! He who renege and runs away will live till next housecleaning day! No man steppeth on a cake of soap tad getteth up and praiseth the Lord! THINGS YOU MAY NOT KNOW The largest cyanide factory in the world is located in Glasgow. Ostrich eggs are being successfully hatched in an incubator by a German breeder. A wine made from the juice of ba nanas is being made by two French men living in Cochin China The use of an electric soldering iron as a surgical cautery has been demon strated by a St. Louis physician. In the Samoan islands is a breed of cattle the bulls of which seldom weigh more than 200 pounds and the cows 150 pounds. The best lighted cities in Europe, in proportion to population, are Petro grad, Vienna, Paris and London, in the order named. No more eavesdropping on telephone lines if a new invention works out as planned. A novel receiver shuts out the would-be listener. The production of gold in Australia has declined steadily since 1893, the output last year being 156,160 ounces less than the year before. An Austrian scientist has invented nicuiuu vi Diti iiu.iit^ a^auioi incrGi. germ and fungous life the ground into which posts are to be set. The United States produced 29 of the 6t> epoch-making inventions, Eng land 17. France 10. Germany 6, Italy 2, Frazil, Austria and Sweden 1 each. ARE YOU WISE THAT— An oyster gets four months vaca tion every year Nothing smaller than a flush is ever held by a participant in a stage poker game. Ninety-six per cent of New York families have potato salad for Sunday night 6upper. A Xenia (O.) man h&s patented a device to open the rear buttonhole of laundered shirts. The amount of sirup served with hot cakes in the ten-ccnt restaurants is usually sufficient for one cake. Persons living within 93 miles of a large city always register from said city when they cffrae to New York. A third base coach in a league ball game once remained inside the coach ing box for almost an entire inning. Many otherwise broad-minded men persist in believing that their game of solitaire is the best one ever invented. The pocket billiard player who car ries the chalk in his pocket usually calls the proprietor of the hall by his first name. A resident of Colfax. N. C., lost his mind last month after making 79 ef forts to raise an umbrella with one hand. The most ephemeral thing in the world is the determination of a ban quet committee to put a time limit on the after-dinner speeches. | PADUCAH PHILOSOPHY | x — X 2 There are still a lot of mighty 2 + nice girls walking around i * ♦ * Snakes are beginning to ap- + 4. pear here and there. They look % * much better after their long win- ♦ 4> ter's rest. 2 2-1 ❖ Rats entered Poke Eazley's 4. 2 corn crib a few nights ago and 2 ♦ carried away a lot of corn Rats + 1 2 look so much alike it will be 2 ♦ hard for him to find the guilty ♦ i X ones. 2 X — X 4. flab Hancock says some men 2 i 2 in this community are like some ♦ f tiddlers he knows—all the time 4. tuning up but never ready to 2 4> play anything. 4. + Miss Fruzie Allsop attempted 2 to mislead the public as to her 2 ♦ age the other day by subscrib- * 4. ing for the Youth's Companion. 2 T —Hogwallow Kentuckian. ▼ SOME POSTSCRIPTS An almost noiseless gasoline engine features a new electric generating set for residences and places whefe noise might be objectionable. What is believed to be the largest conveyor belt in the world, 893 feet long by 36 inches wide, has been made for an Ohio stone quarry. The eyes of a South American fish are divided into two parts, the upper adapted for vision in the air and the lower for use under water. A German inventor has patented a method for using carbolic acid gaa in a machine to spray mortar or plaster on a wall to hasten Its setting. For illustrated road signs In Ger many an acetylene generator has been developed that does not require atten tion oftener than once a month. HOME /TOW 6 helps PLAN FOR A GARDEN CITY Cleveland Citizens Are Beginning to Recognize the Value of Trees and Flowered Spots. Reminiscence and a measure of hope are combined in the suggestion of one of the women entered in the Plain Dealer vacant lot and home gar dening movement. "It is a grand idea," she writes, "to get Cleveland back to what it was when I remember it first —the forest and garden city of the state.” Many memories span the same stretch of Cleveland history, and many residents are welcoming the opportu nity to do their share in restoring, as far as practicable, the conditions that existed half a century ago. Much of the change wrought in this period cannot now be remedied; yet a good deal can be done in the direction in dicated. An industrial city, growing by leaps and bounds, cannot expect to retain all the sylvan beauty of its younger days. Shade trees are poisoned by elements in the atmosphere that should not have escaped the chimneys, and by poisons in the soil that should have been con'' led to pipes. Tillable va cant lots become fewer in number and the old-fashioned garden of roses is likely to give way to other, less pic turesque devices. Yet the city really njeds this com panionship of cultivated trees and gar dens more than the village did, for the country moves farther afield and the more highly organized urban life be comes the greater is the need of such relaxation as home gardens afford. The Cleveland of earlier days was a town of trees and flowers, of home nlnf n Kl/xcaomirwr in oAntnno maociira to match the earnestness of their own ers. "To get Cleveland back to what It was—the forest and garden city of the state.” Plenty of loyal residents, young and old. will second the sugges tion.—Cleveland Plain Dealer. USE OF MANURE IN GARDEN Matter of Much Moment to Those Who Desire a Luxuriant Growth of Flowers. Nearly every owner of a garden knows that he must annually supply the garden with stable manure to keep up the physical texture and gen eral plant food in the soil. For this nothing is better than well-rotted horse manure Rut there are special crops of flowers that need special feeding to get high-class flowers. An inquiry is just at hand asking for “rush food” for carnations. The grower wishes to feed heavily at proper times in or der to produce showy blossoms for early winter. Carnations have very fine hair-like roots that need equable conditions of soil, moisture, tempera ture, food, etc. Aside from a rich, fri able soil, potash and lime are needed to keep plants in good general health, both of these are supplied in wood ashes, or one may use air-slaked lime and either sulphate or nitrate of pot ash. The latter also contains nitro gen. Well-rotted animal manures, es pecially pulverized sheep manure, make fine stems, leaves and general plant growth. If stems are weak, bone meal and lime will stiffen them and also induce the formation of flowers. Feed frequently, but in small or light doses. Desirable Magnolias. Chinese and Japanese magnolias are especially desirable for lawn planting. They prefer a warm, rich, dry soil, and should be planted carefully in the spring. The Yulan magnolia, M. con splcua, is known for its large white flowers, produced before the-leaves. It is shrublike while young, but becomes a symmetrical tree as it attains age. Similar in habit, but blooming a little later, is Soulange’s magnolia, flowers white and purple, cup shaped, three to five inches in diameter. The foliage is large and nasslve, and this mag nolia is so hardy, vigorous and hand some that it is extremely satisfactory to plant. Earlier in bloom than either of the preceding is Hall’s Japan mag nolia, which is dwarf in habit, forming a bushy shrub. The flowers are pure white, semi-double and fragrant. It is not uncommon for it to open so early in April that there may be a light snowfall while it la In bloom. These magnolias vary In price from $1 to $2, as a rule. A Clean Town. As the citizens so the town. If this holds true, a city is only the reflection of the people who reside therein. A clean town, then, means citizens who take pride in their own personal ap pearance, in the cleanliness of their Homes, In the condition of their bouses, in the appearance of their yards, streets, alleys, parking strips and pub lic parks. If the external appearance of a city is neat and clean, visitors are sure to conclude that Its residents are a progressive, clean-cut, active unit— Richmond Palladium. New Advertising Device. To attract attention a new electric drink mixer for soda fountains is equipped with a tiny light which illu minates the liquid in which it is work lag.