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Roses Stolen From Chicago The
ater Found Right Spot
After All.
Three Detectives' Work Several Days
on Case, When They Find the
Culprit-the Hat is Passed
for Real Flowers.
Chlcago.-Folks who went to the
La Salle theater the other night saw
a comedy. Upstairs in the offcle of
Nat Iloyster, the manager, a tragedy
was beIng enacted.
Several days ago Royster received
complaints from Joe Daly. property
man, that artillfcial roses used in one
of the sets were being stolen. The
flowers were not taken in large num
bers. But every other day or so three
or four would be missing.
Three detectives worked on the case
for a few days. The roses continued
to disappear.
Then the detectives arrested Sophle
Korab, a theater scrubwoman. When
the detectives and Royster questioned
her she sobbed violently, but would
not talk.
Where the Roses Went.
Finally she found a champion In
Miss May Dowling of the theater staff,
who pleaded for her rele:se. Then
Mrs. Korab broke down and told her
Six months ago her husband, Anton,
joined the army, leaving her to take
care of the two children, John, 2 years
old, and Mary. 3.
A few weeks ago little John con
tracted an allment. There was no
"Purlmoined a Couple of Them."
money for adequate medical attention
and be died. The day of the barial
Mrs. Kormb appeared an usual to do
her scrub work at the theater.
she saw the roses and parloined a
oeaple of them. Next day she went
to the cemetery and put the artlblfal
lowers on John's grave.
Real Flowers for the Living.
The detectives made an exit. Mir
Dowling slipped out and returned with
a handful of real fowers.
"For Johnny," she sodd, and wiped
her eyes.
The serabwoman teartully asked ih
ae could go. Royster requested her
to stay. He left the room for a few
minutes and be saw Daly, the prop
erty man; Charlie Heede, in the box
siee; Bob Goraing, the superlntend
at; tie stage hands, the ushers, the
'doMua, the cigar tore man nest
door, and the cafe tan nexat door, and
a hn he returned he banded 0.85b to
Mrs. Korab.
"eor Mary," he tid.
MiS Me In the Fog and ip u ~hoed
White Mate a enaput tho
ewtoe, N. J.--James N. Dobbin
ad Henry' DeWitt returned to their
camp at MontagPe townshtp recntly
lth the aesas of a black bear,
whlng 201i pounds, and with a thrll
Ia story. For two days they had been
hFoed by the bear and his mate wi
were aided by the og in elqdung the
One ot the gfnnere ron short of am
minttion and had a make hle way
wlone to Dmngman's or more, and then
the two oa them undertook the wor
of rmkng the bears They came upon
tOe ban black bear In the woods, and
lfter repeatedly shooting at him. man
a8ed to kill him. Leaving this bear
hern be tad fallen, they made a
P rth for his mate, but, after severl
beemr of this work, had to give it up.
The obtained a larte log, strung
thi ber oMn It, and marend into camp.
W hia After TwentyCFour Hour.
S hlan, . Pa.-Patrlek Gllroy, eno
tombed Ha the Blast mineneear here,
for 24 bouar was resoeda by miners
who found that atone barriter had
saved his bea h
e wereideb te f M elmu di g
*P le alss rl )O.
age tokil hm.Leain ths ea
General Pershing Asks Encour
agement for the Poilus.
Nation Has Kept Up Its Heroic Fight
In the Face of Great
Chicago. - General Pershing was
asked by Dr. W. T. Foster, who was
sent to France to Inspect the work of
the American Red Cross. what this or
ganization could do during the win
ter that would be the gr.eatest help in
the prosecution of the war.
"Assist in sustaining the morale of
the French army." the commander of
the American expeditionary forces re
plied without hesitation.
According to Doctor Foster, who re
cently returned to the United States,
the Red ('ross is accomplishing this
purpose. In addition to aiding French
army hospitals with surgical dressings
and other supplies, the Red Cross is
saving many civilians from starvation.
caring for orphan children and rebuild
ing the devastated areas.
"The impression some have that
more supplies are being produced In
America than there is need for would
be quickly dissipated." he declared,
"If every- one could see as I didl. the
record of surgical dressings supplied
to 1.9M) hospitals. I also saw one
French soldier so badly wounded a
whole case of dressings was used to
save him."
Americans who think our army ex
pansion is cutting deeply into our
civil life will find a comparison with
the situation in France decidedly il
luminating. A Red Cross oScial just
hack from France said:
"In a city of 15.000 people which I
visited only one man, an old doctor.
too old even longer to practice his
profession, was left. I passed through
20 French villages in which there was
not a single able-bodied man remain
It Is stripping France in this manner
that the nation has kept up its heroic
fight against great odds. Today the
French army is larger and more effec
tive than ever, and hundreds of thou
sands of African and Asiatic workmen
have been Imported to carry on the
duties abandoned by the French to
fight for their country.
"Can a nation he whipped that has
such a spirit as that?" asked the Red
Cross oficiaL
n . Pershing, is jointly responsible
::They ouch for .the statement that his
hobby i gardening and that but for a
newspaper story he would never have
entered the army through WVest Point.
Shops Open Half Hour Each Week
When Police Guard Smokerso'
Paris.-French tobacco and cldga
rettes are now obtainable In Paris only
once each week and even then during
the space of but about thirty minutes.
During that half hour the tobacconlsts'
shops present about the same appear
ance as did the coal and wood yards
during the fuel famine last winter. It
takes from three to a half-dozen police
men for each shop to keep waiting
smokers orderly while the weekly sup
ply is being dealt out, amnd to pacify
those that are still in line when the
no more tobacco" sign Is hung out.
Bumper ie Crop.
New Haven, Conn.-The Connecticut
Lee crop is to be a bumper one. Al
ready the majorl%' of lee houses In
the state are filled'and in many places
Ice Is being stacked.
8lx feet of bathtub make all ma
Evertybody expects everybody else to
set a good example.
The road to success is slippery and
he who travels theren needs a lot of
'Nerly every piece o jewelry a mar
lsed woma owns iesents. a pa.ea
Grewsome Vow Made in School
Is Revealed in Death of
Last One.
Altene, Neb.-A suicide pact in
which all the members of a graduat
ing class at the Nebraska state school
for the blind joined as one of the se
cret ceremonies of their graduation,
was revealed when the body of Clar
ence Gish, aged 34 years, was found
hanging in his father's home, near
here. Of the nine members of his
graduating class Gish was the last.
Each h ad been faithful to his prom
ise to his class members. Glsh had
"The Body of Clarence Gish Was
Found Hanging."
sought to escape the penalty of his
rash participation in the pact, for he
loved life and wanted to live. But the
memory of the passing of his class
mates obsessed him, his mind broke
and he kept the pact to escape further
mental torture.
Intimate friends of the young man
knew of the suicide agreement, for
Gish had confided to them his fear
that he would not be able to keep his
faith with his comrades and had been
buoyed up by his friends' attempts to
relieve his mind. He had promised
them that he would forget the past.
Each student in Gish's class had
learned a trade and had gone from the
school to more or less success. As
each took his life, some by shooting,
some by poison and some by the
noose, the word was sent to those who
remained. They kept in touch with
each other until only Gish survived.
The eighth member of the class shot
himself two years ago.
Gilsh had learned piano tuning. He
lived with his father on a ranch. He
left with his friends a record of the
graduation class and its tragedies,
with the request that they be kept in
confidence until a certain length of
time after his death.
London.- Willian1 Muller is
wondering just why some pee
ple are so rude. He i doing his
wondering in the Old Bailey.
William attempted to murder a
pretty young woman clek, but
the young woman seemed to be
obdarate-she didn't wish to be
murdered. There are many
ways to pass out, and the girl
thought she had a privilege of
being consulted in the matter.
When Mr. Muller was arraigned
he was just a little the worse
for wear. When given the op
portunilty to say something, he
broke out with: "I apologize."
The young woman refused to
consider it.
Woman Tried to Take Away Gun
Girl Wi Handlilng-Oeath
fronton, Ohto.--tMrs. Mattle Steed,
held in connection with the death of
her niece, Irene Adkins, aged fourteen,
confessed to the police that she acl
dentally killed the girl nla attempting
to take a 46-caliber rifle from her.
The story was confirmed by the
girl's grandmother, Mrs. Darulas Ad
kins, at whose home the accident oe
uearred. Mrs. Steed was released from
custody by the corooer.
The grandmother and aunt, when
the police arrived, told different sto
rles, saying the girl had killed her
Mrs. Steel was arrested followng
disclosure by the coroner, who sid
it wouald have been physiceally impossl
ble for the girl to have killed herseli
in the manner described by the wornm
Six Menths for Steeling Penny.
Wilkes-Barre, Pa.-James Brennan,
thirty-two years old, was sentenced to
six months at the county poor farm
for stealing a penny from a 'boy.
Brennan declared that he took the
coin touaee if the boy would cry. Mag
tstrate Ruddy, who heard the case,
said it was no joke to break a boy's
Accidents will happen and a girl
might as well get used to having her
heart broken once in a while.
Our idea of a wise man is one who
isn't foolish enough to try to convince
a woman by arguing with her.
And many a poor man has gone
broke because his wife gaed too p~
-istentiy iato the glas of tashion.
wahen a n wa ress to aro with
a wor she eseoiess It is a sort e
awseledeWnt o hec m.nl _e_
asr. -
IN 1,000 TASKS
Girls Help in Mending of 30,000
Pairs of Soldiers' Boots
a Week.
Old and Young Rendering Good Sery.
ice in the War Industries-Only
30 Per Cent of Waste Is
Ever Salvaged.
Parls.-French women, old and
young, are nobly performing their
tasks in war industries, thousands
working in all kinds of industries
within the sound of German guns.
They are praised for their intelli
gence and industry, from the little
girl from the lycee to the old woman
Swho has come back to work because
she wants to see the Boche punished
for what he did to France in 1S70.
The French workers formerly had
been lacemakers, and a few "of them
fisher girls. Of the former there were
a few who were the children or grand
children of English people from the
great English lace centers at Notting
ham, who had settled in France many
years before and been absorbed into
the life of the French people.
In the salvage centers at an ord
nance base I saw them working in the
biggest boot repair shop in the world,
where 30,000 pairs of boots are re
paired a week; rand here I saw old up
pers cut into disks, which in their turn
were made into boot laces. These sal
vaged boots, swept up from the debris
at the front, emerge finally in three
classes: 1, those that can be used again
by men at the front, and are often
preferred to new, as they are softer in
wear; 2, those for men on the lines of
communication; and, 2, for prisoners
and colored laborers.
Only 30 Per Cent Salvaged.
While I was going round these re.
pairing shops I noticed an American
officer being taken round also, and
heard his cicerone giving him infor
mation on the importance of salvage
all of which he was carefully noting.
There were Frenchwomen cleaning
old web and leather equipment by re
volving brushes; French girls sorting
salvaged ammunition, the "empties"
being sold to the French government;
there were girls washing discarded
haversacks, cleaning rifles, picking
through masses of horseshoes to see
if there was any wear left in them;
there were girls sorting out old hel
mets add picking the few good ones
to be washed, sandpapered and "camou
flaged." All of these things had been
swept up from the debris of the re
cent fighting. Yet only 30 per cent of
waste is ever salvaged from the fight
ing lines.
They were repairing and riveting
spurs; they were making wooden
sticks for Watson's signaling fans;
they were sharpening blades of horse.
clippers; they were repairing wheels
and cleaning the bolts and hubs of
the wheels, and doing a thousand other
curious routine things. Most of them
sang at their work ribald little French
songs, which occasionally changed to
the defiant "Marseillaise" when they
saw a stranger near them. Industry
means happiness in France, where all
who eat must work, even the dogs.
In the textile factory there were
girls handling over five tons a day of
old tents; others were repairing them
upstairs at the rate of hundreds a
week. They cut out disks for signal.
Ing, and the tabs for soldiers' great
coats; they were making up the par
cels that go in Tommy's greatcoat
pocket, buttons, thread, etc., each one
at a great table having her share in
the process.
Help in Clerical Work.
There are French girls also helping
in the clerical section of ordnance,
working side by side with W. A. A.
C.'s, filing papers, though they know
no English, by numbers, and becoming
very skilled and quick at a monotonous
The pay is that prevailing in the
town in which they work and arranged
with the French authorities. One of
the great advantages of employing
French women is, in addition to their
quickness and skill, the fact that they
live close at hand, thus saving the need
for importing English people for urn
skilled work.
The French woman's labor has one
characteristic that is recognized by
the military employer. It is a little
erratic. Six trancs a day is the usual
pay, and it a woman does not choose
to work a consecutive number of days
she stays away, and no one says any
thlng. They are also a mobile labor,
and if a group decide to move else
wliere owing to air raids and other
causes, they depart with all their
goods and chattels. Always they please
themselves In purely personal matters
while remaining on the best of terms
with their employers. Of their strict
honesty I heard constant praise.
Kaler Changes His Name.
New Haven, Conn.-"Is Mr. Kalser
i"- querled a business acquaintance
of the traveling manager of a chain
of stores, as he entered the local
branch here recently.
"Sh!" warned the local manager.
"No such party here."
Then he confidentially informed the
visitor that Mr. Kailser was there, but
for business and patriotic reasons he
had changed his name to Kingdon.
Skirts at shoe tops were indecently
Women who wore only one petticoat
were talked about
People were Just beginning to believe
wireless telegraphy was impossible.
They were saying that eggs weould
mever be a nickel apIese.
The Hague Pse Tdbnal was ms.
wuaedg m thamet amo
(Copyright. 1917. W .st.rn Newspaper Union.i
Glen Truesdale, alighting at the vil
lage station, looked quickly about for
the usual hotel conveyance. It was a
mile and a half to the center of the
town. and his time there was limited.
No customary bus plres tted itself to
his vision; imnp:tlentlye ie strode up
the roadway. and there. just at the
bend. waited a large automoblile. In
the driver's seat sat the most beautiful
girl he had ever seen.
Truesldale was debating with him
self whether he, might dare to ask of
her the Information the brusque sta
tion agent denied, when the girl leaned
"Auto for Lyndenville?" she asked.
"You mean-" he' blurted out, "that
you wouhll drive me there?"
The girl pushed open the car door.
"That is my business," she answered.
With nlacrity he placed his valise in
the machine and seated hilnmself by the
drlver. iHer gauntleted hands were
upon the wheel.
"Where?" she asked briefly.
Truesdale answered with the house
nalme of his destination. There was
no invitation for further remark in her
businesslike manner.
Once she turned to smile at him.
"Great morning, Isn't it?" she said. To
C.len Truesdale It was a "great morn
"There's the 'great' business block
ahead," lu'ched the girl, "and your
oflice the (ce'nter one. Twenty-five
cents, please."
"So soon," said Truesdale. His tone
bespoke disappointment.
The driver flung open the door, and
even as he descended slit prepared
to whirl her car about In delparture
Then Inspiration came to him. There
was so little, of interesting variety in
his tread-mill life, this glorious morn
ing spin had see,,med like an hour from
his boyhood. The car and the services
of this lovely, baffling maid were mi
raculously for hire.
"This afternoon." said Truestlale, "I
would like to be carried over to the
next town; could you do It?"
The girl considered. "Yes," she
said; "and there will be other passen
gers. Call for you at two."
The other passengers were tucked
into the back seat when she arrived.
Silently he resetnted the presence of
the two old ladies, but on their swing
Ing way again, he was glad. The driv
er seemed to feel free now, to include
him In the merry, descriptive remarks
she made to the others. Back, with
the station lights gleaming through
evening dusk, Glen Truesdale lingered
beside the big car.
"It will be necessary for me to pay
a weekly visit here for some time," he
told the girl; "may I ask you to drive
me each Wednesday?"
For a moment she regarded him be
neath her soft cap brim.
"Certainly," she agreed Impersonally.
It was altogether strange and inex
plicable how that winsome, girlish face
haunted him through the days which
followed. Mockingly it smiled from
perplexing papers; resentfully it
seemed to withdraw at his own return
ing smile. Unaccountable anger filled
him-that "she" should be carrying
people about, here and there, at so
much a mile, and why?. And what
was it all to him, he who did not even
know her name?
"My name is Glen Truesdale," he ab
raptly Informed her upon one of their
later rides. "I would like to know
"Margaret Carstairs," she replied in
This last ride down through the
early starlight, was one of enchant
ment. Truesdale dared hardly glance
at the glowing face near his own, lest
he must tell the girl how lovely she
was, and forever break the charm.
Instinctively, he knew that one step
out of his stipulated role of "castomer
only," would be the end. But how to
see her under other and more promis
Ing conditions-that was the problem.
Then, because he must know more of
her, he sought the station agent.
"Whom did you aay she was?' he
askeecasually, "the young woman who
drives the auto-bus?"
"Don't know much about 'em," the
agent replied. "Came here a couple
of months ago and rented the old Oage
place. Carstalrs, the name. Her hus
band startt to ran the auto trlps,
when he was called to war. Then, ahe
took it up. Pretty plucky."
Truesdale's head was swimming. He
stepped out into the night. Her hus
band-and be had gone--to war. Yes,
It was pretty plucky. And Glen Trues
dale came back to the country town
no more.
The girl's eyes grew wlstful as Wed
nesday after Wednesday passed. But
the haunting eyes looking back from
Glen's paper were mocking ones.
When business forced him again to the
country his face whitened with fear
that she would be there, but when he
saw her his heart quickened In joyous
response. Speechlessly be stood gaszing
Into her reproachful face.
"You have been away-so long," she
bald. Disappointment was In her tone,
Business method seemed to have
vanlshed. "When I heard of your has
band beslg away at war-" Truesdale
"My husband I" craled Margaret Care
stairs. Then she laughed. "They do
get things mixed up heare' she said.
"It is my brother who went to war.
Mother did not want me to take his
place, but-"
Glea Truesdale jamped into the seat
at her side. "But Pm mighty glad y
did," he said fervently.
The "Divine Bally" was making her'
"farewell tour" of Amerlea.
The automobile Industry was stag
gering on Its last leg.
Thirty-cent porterhose steak was
ealed n outrage,
Soame foolish womm were talkli
about demanding the balot.
The te Slager Wildlq eas the
tllaet In HNew Tea
A Bird ih the Hand
(Special Information Service, U. S. Depprtnr'irt "f A:; U!ture.)
A Few "Pinches" of Sodium Fluorid.--A New Remedy-Placed Amo~
Feathers Kills Lice of Chickens.
Refuse Aid and Comfort to En
emies of Poultry Flock.
Kerosene or Crude Petroleum Sprayed
in House Cracks or Crevices Will
Destroy Little Blood-Suck.
ing Parasites.
Don't tolerate mites and lice in your
hennery. They are unnecessary pests
and they sap the vitality that should
go into egg production. Nowadays.
effective ways are known for eradicat
ing lice and mites altogether. First,
a dust bath should be accessible to the
hens. Usually there will be a place in
the yard where the hens can dust them
selves in the dry dirt. If such a place
is not available, a box large enough
(about 2 feet square) for the hens to
get into it should be provided in the
house and a quantity of dust such as
ordinary road dust or fine dirt placed
in it to allow the hens a place to dust
themselves. A dust bath aids the hens
in keeping lice in check and therefore
adds to their comfort. Usually the
lice are not present on the birds in
sufficient number to prove particularly
harmful. However, it is better to keep
the hens as free as possible from this
pest, and if they are not able to keep
them in check by dusting themselves,
other measures can be undertaken.
To Eradicate Lice.
To rid the hens of lice, each one can
be treated by placing small pinches of
sodium fluorid, a material which can
Keep the hens confined to
your own land.
Don't keep a male bird. Hens
lay Just as well without a male.
Don't overstock your land.
Purchase well-matured pullets
rather than hens.
Don't expect great success In
hatching and raising chicks un
less you have had some experi
ence and have a grass plot sep
arate from the yard for the hens.
Build a cheap house or shelter.
Make the house dry and free
from drafts, but allow for venti
Fowls stand cold better than
Keep house and yard clean.
Provide roosts and dropping
Grow some green crop in the
Spade up the yard frequently.
Feed table scraps and kitchen
Also feed grain once a day.
Feed a dry mash.
Keep hens free from lice and
the house free from mites.
Kill and eat the hens in the
fall as they begin to molt and
cease to lay.
Preserve the surplus eggs pro
duced during the spring and
summer for use during the fall
and high in price.
be obtained at most large drug stores,
among the feathers next to the skin
one pinch on the head, one on the neck,
two on the back, one on the breast, one
below the vent, one at the base of the
tall, one on either thigh, and one seat-I
tered on the underaside of each wing
when spread. Another method is to
Aliers Ate hupply Ise ,
. ..L Mam, Prips
*PWL***As £6t VALLUTTE 6Th.
Pheae lAse. 44a
We re Agent for
hpde a ar -ao..
Sodium fl1rid, a white pow.
der, will dostroy all the lice ona
fowl. It is a new and effective
remedy. One application, coat.
Ing about half a cent a bird, doe
the work. Full directions for
applying it are given in a publi.
cation of the United States De.
partment of Agriculture, "Mites
and Lice of Poultry," parmn'
Bulletin 801. This bulletin .
tells how to keep the poolf
house free of mites.
use a small quantity of blue lats
a piece about as large as a pea ath
skin an inch below the vent. If ea
rial ointment is used instead f i
i ointment, it should be diluted with
equal quantity of vaseline. AM d
these methods will be found it "
fective in ridding the hens of Ie a
should be employed whenever tbis
become troublesome. Two or tkime
Splicatlons a year usually prove
Mites Are Blood 8ahekr
Mites are more troubleso ·e
more harmful than lice. They 4rd
live upon the birds like the 1MW4 h
I during the day hide in the reatd
Irevices of the roosts and wallb l
house, and at night they co at i
I get upon the fowls. They suI
hen's blood, and if allowed to 1e
plentiful-as they certainly w r EU
destroyed-will seriously dat i
health and consequently her a11l
i lay eggs. They may be eradid 4
I a few thorough appliationt Bof
sene or some of the coal-tar p
which are sold for this ppall
crude petroleum, to the taf d
poultry house. The eomnansrdl
i products are more epesd" M
retain their killing power lI--~
a they may be cheapened by
with an equal pert of kerase.
petroleum will spray better it
with 1 part of kerosene o 4 1h
the erude oil Both the rsl
leum and the coal-tar prodie
contain foreign particlese s siii
strained before attempting t
One must be sure that Ih,
reaches all the cracks sal
giving especial attention tI 10
dropping-boards, and nes,
treatment should be repMea
three times at intervs o wet
ten days.
oAs Necessary for Laying Ps
ter as In summer.-KIe pW
Mnd Dorm Ope
The henhouse needs ffi
much in the winter as t tls
It Is as necessary to lay
clean water and good flee.
tilated houses make hbes les
they lay fewer eggs, apd 
sick and stop laying al
tilation is needed lso Mt
house dry. When the
the air is poor in cold
ture collects on the insidde I
and roof. At a freeing
under such conditions thi M
accumulation of "frost" e
faces which makes the h M
Ventilation to provide 9
dryness in a poultry bo 1
a matter oa keeping deer
dows open as much as >
to keep the walls dry.
keepers have any diledh
this until the temperata w
enough to freeze water I
Then the tendency is to o
and windows to keep the
A general rule which may I
Is to open doors and windles
as is necessary to keep dtheb
In cold weather and to keep
open when water in the hei'
R. 0. Pitard larllge
Phese e in ai 485

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