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All men are born equal. Many of
them outgrow it.
Gold now is measred by the amount
of stei it will buy.
If a man is a foo! the-re is no such
thing as keeping him quiet.
Let the girls giggle. It certainly
does seem to do them a lot of good.
Sunrise is the biggest noiseless
thing that happ.ns fruom day to day.
Even persons who never tried It will
tell you that honesty Is the best policy.
"Sinister minluences" are also among
the things always found on the other
Hands across the sea have given
place to hand grenades across the
Even a great war cannot be con
ducted without the assistance of a lit
There art, two sides to every ques
tion except a love tragedy, which usu
ally has three.
The fellow who wrote that time dies
was Interested in his work. The loaf
er doesn't believe it.
As the rage for fox furs refuses to
wane, this promises to be an unusual
ly hard year on rabbits.
Next to playing the guitar, the most
useless accomplishment is being able
to write good love letters.
Outside appearances are said to
amount to little, jut the way a man
has his hair cut can speak volumes.
In 48 cold storage houses there are
1.000,000,000 eggs, all staying strictly
fresh, of course, until otherwise noti
To be in the game right, every
chaufteur ought to cut a notch in
his steering wheel each time he
makes a killing.
Bad habits are particularly Irritat
ing because so many people have the
bad taste to enjoy the kind you don't
see any sense in.
If the growing generation is not one
exclusively made up of mechanitel
geluses it will not be the fault of the
mechanical toy makers.
American multi-millioatres may
waste large sum of money in efforts
to secure peae. But there are worse
ways of wasting money.
The girl who thinks it a disgrace to
knew how to do anything is apt to
have wet eyes and a red nose many
a time after she marries.
Pbreign impressions that America is
wedded to the dollar are being borne
out by the way in which it is coming
back to its own true love.
A Columbia professor says that gar
dening is Just as good exercise as play.
ing golf. Evidently he does all his
golf playing with the niblick.
A silk worm that feeds on the eas
tor oil plant has been discovered in
the Philippines. Little folks who like
castor oil will be much concerned.
Plain stitching has cured a British
omcer's heart, but that's the last rem
edy to which a maiden suffering from
breach of promise will ever resort.
Judged by the amount of buried
treasure being discovered these days,
the old-time pirate must have been
an extremely absent-minded beggar.
No surgeon has ever discovered
a trace of the soul of man in his dis
sections; but who has ever found
the gobble when he carved a turkey?
A French nobleman has been Jailed
for using a cemetery uas an orchard.
Over in Europe, it appears, the dead
are given much more care than the
Women are accused of spending
more money on their hats than would
support the United States navy. But
women are more beautiful than bat
Despite the schoolman's complaint
against the stuady of rammar, chit
dre of today do not learn mough
pammar to make their speech palin
it is none of our business, but it
smams to u that it would be a veryu
presy sort of courtship if the prepes
tife mothaea-law had to be arosnd
all the time
A umnlversity literary society has 4s
eovered and exposed 8bhakespeare's
plajsarism in stealing the plot of Ham
it. But fortunately for the poet the
eenase is outlawed.
We have made wonderrl programs
tin the development of reeptacles ti
which to carry our pet dogs. but we
ushethe same old style of baby ear
rlnagse that we always have ued.
The report of a eartai state iboard
of bhealth shows only one death las
year in the class of aeronauts ad
viators, while it shows 4 d4eatLs
asng earpenters, bat E '' t oan
ede trm this that rldi n a u am
plein is a ser sport than drtving a
mU in bhe bank am
BIG SHIPS AT SEA
DESTROYED BY SUBS
PRESIDENT WILSON RETURNS TO
CAPITAL TO TAKE CHARGE OF
JAPANESE CRUISERS TO SUEZ
Heavy Fighting Continues Along the
Russian Front, Russians Being on
the Offensive-On Other Fronts
the Fighting Continues.
I Itest From All War Fronts.
Pre-ident Wilson has returned to
Washington from Hot Springs, Va., to
take personal charge of the nation's.
foreign affairs in the new crisis
brought abholt by the sinking of the
British rstaniship -Persia with a loss
of at least one American life and pos
sfbly a total of more than 150 lives.
The situation is regarded in official
circles a- being the most serious to
confront this government in reaard
to submarine operations of the cen
Di.patlhes from Cairo to London
Sunday state that the British steam
ship I',ersia. sunk in the Mediterranean
off the Island of ('rete on Thursday.
was torpedoed without wanrilng and
sank in five minutes. Betw ,, n 150I
and 16, survivors have been landed
at .\!exandria. Egypt.
Robert N. McNeely, American con
sul at Adlen. Arabia, is believed to
have been drowned.
The Peninsular and Oriental Com
pany, which owned the Persia, an
nounced that 158 survivors had ar
rhived at Aleýandrla. The survivors
comprise the chief officer, second of
flcer, seven engineers, twenty-seven
seamen, sixty-three Lascars and fifty
A Lloyd's dispatch gives the num
ber as 153, made up of fifty-nine pas
sengers, of whom seventeen are
wounded, and ninety-four members of
the crew, including fifty-nine Lascars.
The survivors include ten military
officers and eight persons who are
not British subjects.
"The ship was struck amidships on
the port side at 1:10 p. m.," says the
report. "She had disappeared com
pletely by 1:15.
"Survivors say it was little short of
a miracle that anyone was saved.
There was no panic. Four boats were
launched with the utmost prompti
The British steamship Glengyle was
sunk Sunday. The Glengyle had on
board about 120 persons, passengers
and crew. All, with the exception of
three Europeans and seven Chinese,
were landed. So far as is known no
Americans were on board. She was
homeward bound from Shanghai and
was sunk in the Mediterranean Sun
day. This was only her second voy
age. She carried a valuable cargo of
14,000 tons and was valued at £25,000.
The British steamship Ss. Oswald
also has been sunk. The St. Oswald
was in the service of the British gov
ernment and presumably was sunk in
the Mediterranean. Her movements
had not been reported since October
1$, on which date she arrived at Mu
dros Island from Alexandria.
Announcement was made Monday
that a squadron of Japanese warships
will sail for the Suez Canal, presum
ably to protect Japanese shipping. It
is said the armored cruisers Kasuga,
Tokiwa and Chitose have been assign
ed for this service.
The reported decision of the Japan
ese government to send a squadron
to the Suez Canal follows the sinking
of two JapaLese steamships in the
Mediterranean. The passenger liner
Yasaka Maru was torpedoed off Port
Said on December 21. The freighter
Kenkoku Maru was sunk by a subma
rine on December 29. Those on board
both vessels were rescued. The Jap
an Mail Steamship Company, which
controls the bulk of Japanese ship
ping, has abandoned the Sues route.
Russian advices indicate a power
ful offensive movement by the Rus
slans in the campaign in Galicia and
Volhynla alon, a front of nearly 300
miles. The Russians have made con
siderable progress and their efforts
are considered as tending to relieve
the situation in the Balkans and like
ly to have an influence over the fn
tunre attitude of Roumania.
There has been no fighting in the
southern part of the Balkan penin
sula, and at Saloniki the entente al
lies have made good use of the period
of queIeace to add to their defeasive
position. In the Dadaneles, Con
stantineple reports coatinued engage
Laadon.-The Austrian reply to the
eseoad American note on the Aneoa
states that the commander of the Aus
tria submarine has been punished for
et sufficiently takint account of the
peanic aboard the Anceana which ren
dred disembarkation more difficult.
The Austrian reply further es
prues the hope that Wasuhaington will
be able to supply the particlars of
bow the American citises were at
fected, but in the event of such evi
deuce being lackinl and the United
States beting unable to state how the
American citizens came to their death,
the Austro-Hungarian goverameit "Is
ready to pass lihtly over this do
fieanc and nsademnty for damaes,
whooe proeimate ems can net be
fixed sad hopes thereby that the in
iamet will be rardedl u r~e
'OIL PRODUCTION IN TEXAS
IN 1915 26,000,000 BARRELS
Humble and Cushing Fields Shoe In.
crease-Some Other State&.
Have a Decrease.
Washington.-The increase in tht
quantity of oil marketed durii 191i6.
,a shown by a preliminary statemnent
issued by the United States "uiogi
cal survey on lttIroleum l,rod.! rt.>,0 is
accounted for in the contine':l i utput
in large, quantities from t e C'ushing
field during the first half Af the year,
and from the Humble pt.ol in Texas
during the entire year, as well is by
the discovery and rapid development
of new pools in Texas and Lomstlana.
The department estimates the. 1915
output at :.7;,41.o,loO0 barrels, an in
crease of 1.::A.~I. compared ith
1914. Nearly all oil producing states
save Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma
show a fallitn oft in productlion c'all
fornia produced S9.000o.lo barutt--. or
1 00,t00uO less than in 1914 I)kla
homa's record is 811,0,o.00oh) barrels an
increase of lmore than 6.0., ,, bar
rels. The production of Texas is
placed at 2t;.m,1 oi,tit barrels, an In
crease of nearly 6,0,'0,0Oo, while L.ouis
iana fields brolught in Il.5 i.,i, bar
rels, 4.2" ,, , barrels int'reaue
Pink Boll Worm Warred Oh.
Washington.-To guard against in
troduction by mail of the pink boll
worm and other cotton pests, the, post
office departmlent has prohionied the
use of the mails for samples of foreiga
cotton lint except from six states in
Northern Mexico, and has instructod
postmasters to return to their origin
.oreign samples originating elsewhere.
Cotton importers are to be asked to
advise foreign shippers to make no
further mail shipments.
Life Imprisonment Assessed Schmidt
Los Angeles. Cal.-Mathew A.
Schmidt was convicted Thursday of
first degree murder as the accomplice
of James B. McNamara in the blowing
up of the Los Angeles Times building
five years ago. The specific charge
against Schmidt was of having killed
Charles Hagerty, one of the twenty
victims of the Times explosion. The
jury was out forty-six minutes.
Ambassador to Spain Returns.
New York.-Colonel Joseph E. Wi
lard, American ambassador to Spain,
arrived in New York Wednesday for
a brief visit at home in Fairfax, Vs.
Colonel Willard declined to discuss
political conditions in Spain, but said
that recent efforts to establish a new
direct steamship service between
Spain and the United States were re
ceiving the earnest co-operation of the
Deplorable Plight of Mexicans Shown.
El Paso, Tex.-Fifty men, women
and children, soldiers and camp fol
lowers of the Mexican defeated army,
were left huddled in a pathetic group
beside the railroad track Thursday
when 1,200 Carranza soldiers on route
from Sonora state to Juarez detrained
at Pelea, N. M. Pelei is six miles
from El Paso.
Wool Crop More Valuable.
Washington.-Wool production in
the United States during 1916 was as
timated Saturday by the department
of agriculture at 288,777,000 pounds.
Its value was $67,573,818. or $14,000,
000 more than last year, although the
total 1915 production was 1,415,000
pounds less than in 1914.
State Guard to Be inspected.
Austin, Tex.-The annual inspection
of the companies of the Texas Na
tional Guard by Captain James M.
Love, U. S.' A., inspctor-lnstructor of
the guard, will begin January 15, ao
cording to announcement made Satu
day by Adjutant General Hutchings.
The itinerary is now being prepared.
Whitlock, House, Boy-Ed Sall.
New Yorlk.-Captala Carl Boy-Ed,
the recalled German naval attache;
Colonel E. M. House, President's Wl
son's special emissary, and Brand
Whitlock, American minister to Bel
gluam, boarded the steamshlp Rotte
dam within a few minutes of each
other-Tuesday to sail for Europe.
Many Hundred lee Looked.
- Washnton-Flifteen hundred men,
pioneers building the government
Alaskan railroad, are ie-llocked in An
chorage, America's newest trontier
town, waiting to resume work with the
first appearance of the noarther
Relief of Detitute Jews.
Chicsso, nl.-During the last year
1,500,000 pounds of foodsttuffs were
shipped to Palestine for the relief of
the destitute Jews, according to the
report of Nathan D. Kaplan, prosident
of the Knights of Zion, made Monday
to the nineteenth annual convention
of the society
General Huerta Seriously III.
El Paso, Tex.---General Victoriano
Huerta, former provisional president
of Mexico, held for violation of neutral
laws of the United States, ts seriously
ill and was moved Monday from the
prison at Fort Bliss.
General Increase In Wages.
'New Yort--Wages of 200,000 en
ployea in various trades in New York
were increased January 1. It is esu
Smated that the lacrease ws U are
Sate anliom at dllas.
British Official Organ.
The London (;azrtt, is not quoted
for its oinions. Probably few pet
ple out of Eingland have heard of it.
and yet it is one of the oldest of Eng
!ish newspapers, andi ini staid fashion
. just now celt brating its two hun
dred and fiftieth .nnis rs.ary. It is
the official organ of the IBritisli gov
ernment. devotec si,1. lk' to th' p;b
lication of govtlrnlnt nll anntunic
ments. Usually it appears onrly t wice
a week. on Tuesday anld Friday. In
these war times "'extras" ar, often r'
quired. It contains the official lists
of the killed and wounded, the names
of those mentioned in dispatches. the
record of promotions and such in
formation as is nlow eagerly sought.
Its regular editions sell for a shilling
each-24 cents. Its 'extras" for
four pence-eight cents.
Rub pain away with a small
trial bottle of old
"St. Jacobs Oil."
Rheumatism is "pain only."
Not one case in tity r'toutres inter
nal treatment. Stop drugging': Iub
soothing, penetrating "St. Jacobs Oil"
directly upon the "tendler spot" and
relief comes instantly. "St. Jacobs Oil"
is a harmless rheumatism cure which
never disappoints and can not burn
Lfmber up' Quit comnplining' Get
a small trial bottle of "St. Jacobs Oil"
at the store and in just a moment
you'll be free from rheumatic pain,
soreness and stiffness. Don't suffer!
"St. Jacobs Oil" is just as good for
sciatica, neuralgia, lumbago, back
ache, sprains. Adv.
DADDY IS STILL COGITATING
Precocious Youngster Asked Question
Which Couldn't Be Answered
"Right Off the Bat."
When Auditor of State Vic Donahey
and six of his ten children had re
turned from Sunday school he tried
the children out on the lesson, which
had been about Noah and the Ark. He
impressed on their minds that of all
the inhabitants of the earth, human,
creeping and otherwise, all save those
which had taken refuge on the Ark
had perished in the flood. There was
nothing living at all except what was
on the Ark, he told the children. The
waters had drowned out all life.
"Say, dad," inquired one of the
youngsters, who is especially preco
cious, "did the fishes in the water die,
This was a poser for the auditor.
He told the lad that he would answer
the question later. Answering ques
tions right off the bat is one of the
accomplishments of the auditor, but
the one the boy asked stumped him.
No Occasion for Boasting.
"I hear Mamie trowed you down."
"Aw, she needn't brag. I been
trowed down by better girls dan
French priests in the army number
"I Feel Lilke
A Real Day's Work"
Most men do who have good digestion,
steady nerves and a clear brain. Right
living-particularly right eating-makes for
energy and ambition.
The sound nourishment that
gives "punch" to wade right into
work, is richly supplied by the field
grains. But some grain foods are
lacking in certain mineral elements / '
which are all-important for physical
and mental vigor.
-made of selected whole wheat and malted barley, fumrnishes one all
the nutriment of the grain, including their vital mineral salts-phosphate
of potash, etc.--neceusry for the balanced rebuilding of body, brain
Grape-Nuts is easily digested; has a delicious nut-like flavour, is
ready to eat direct from package; and with cream or good nilk is
a splendidly balanced food.
"There's a Reason" for GRAPE-NUTS
Sold by Grocers everywhere.
CALOMEL IS MERCURY, IT SICKENS!
STOP USING SALIVATING DRUG
Don't Lose a Day's Work! If Your Liver Is S!qgg.sh Lr Bohes
Constipated Take "Dodson's Liver Tone.' It's
You're bilious: Your lih'r,: i; '':g
gish! You feel lazy d,,:y ati t:l
knocked out. Your head is dull. .,,ur
tongue is coated; breadh b:d;: stol.lld I
sour and bowels cnstipaPied P'i, doni't
take salivating calomnel. It n:akr:s ' c
sick, you may lose a day's work.
('alomel is mercury or quicksih;r
which causes necrosis of the bones.
Calomel crashes into sour bile Ilke'
dynamite, breaking it up That's when
you feel that awful nausea and cratmp
If you want to enjoy the nicest. g n
tlest liver and bowel cleansing you
ever experienced just take a spoonful
of harmless Dodson's Liver Tone. Your
druggist or dealer sells you a .0-rent
bottle of Dodson's Liver Tone under
my personal money-back ruarantee
that each spoonful will clean your
GREATEST OF GERM KILLERS
Nothing Has Vet Been Devised That
Can Do the Work That Is Done
by the Sun.
The ol, sun is tilh- best g.rm kil ,r
of thenli all. You r.emember how th,'y
us*ed to-anil do yet-- expis, the
bright dairy pans and cans t, the
sun s rays. But a fe\t alpreciat" *\
actly the work done by the sun in
this regard Probably only those
who are acquainted with tests which
have actually been made realize how
quickly sunshine kills disease germs
exposed to it.
This is the test scientists used to
prove that the sun kills germs: A
mass of tuberculosis material, which
was proved to contain uncountable
numbers of virulent tubercle bacilli.
was obtained from a tuberculous cow
and spread in thin smooth translucent
layers on sheets of glass, pieces of
wood and strips of muslin. Some were
placed outdoors where the sun could
shine on them, and an equal number
were placed in a dark room.
After 30 minutes' exposure in the
sun no living tubercle bacilli could be
found; every test that could be made
proved that they were all dead.
The specimen kept in a dark room
proved to contain fully virulent, living
tubercle bacilli after 30 days. The
contrast is remarkable, tubercle ba
cilli of the same kind, on the same
kind of material, dying in a smaller
number of minutes in the sunshine
than the number of days they re
mained alive In a dark room.
German Music Is Barred.
In Paris, German music is taboo, ex
cept the older classics which have
earned their right to be called "world
music." In the Colonne and Lamoreux
concerts English and Russian mu
sic is the vogue and in the intimate
house concerts, given for charity, old
English ballads and Russian songs are
"Jiblets is having his wife's voice
"What's the idea?"
"He's found a professor who won't
r,- her talk while she's taking lea
M~llicnR of propl· at;· *Ir iDds' f
T.iver TCne inst½* id f ics cal
that .tht sal of c*ome 'l 0 lot
(toped ynirNly hfr.
it' .'c h v, i]! .., , .t t , i; l
y 'il b , ,Hard L ,:r aes
to ltie <crtc h?
TIod'rn' a r.Awr Tw te .. ir'ly
vegetabl, hrrr, - h-art' u a d Ian
not salivate' (; 'y n t . .r . .
MItlli na of teopl,- ar: r I 'oIt:,
Liver Tone' In.to:;d of dua':',. ous cal
,rmel nrv Your dritrch' : '1 : (:,
that tho .aln of caimi is a~most
stopped nt Irely h'rl
ages' int ', h nd It ,';,tl the
-ta rt"n . i crt:, i t
Tett erlc . It is ain :,I :.1 , 1 and
- 'i'€ ' s ,i ' ,, . .. ..
,J!,l p ' l Ii " i' I;: :rl, ', '5 T l s c.
Iot sllc c e, d Tlllh t ul l pr.,t, a" te
of iti t.bo t I ur i o tw r ,, mrll .
9o1 p - .I.. . . t . avannah
. Adv. "
I Not Much Di erene. r .
There had a been ""r'.l ilttr sho cart
ages in the petty cash. and vt last the
or the pilferer.
But the senior partner was a kind
old man. He took a more humane
view of the situation.
"No, no, SmJth!" he said gently.
"Let us always remember that we ence.
partners in a small way, too!"
Thoffice kindergarten teacher was try
ing to give her small charges a eeal
ing of some other locality than the
charge in whouicth they dwelt. They did
not grasp the ideor partners wellas a kind
"wished, usd after a while she sbe-:
"Who knows about som ·t -
gan anyone here tell me?"
"I can," said four-year-old John.
"Very well, what land you tell
"Sweet land of liergartberty," said John
ihowlng plainly how he had profited
by the daily exer lcaises n pathanot the
one ing. which they dwelt. They did
"I tell you the advance has met with
a check!" bawled the war correspond
Cant. "You can bank on t.e?"
"I bank on nothing of the kind," said
the censor. "All checks must be cer