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Sheeted Klansmen Appear at a Funeral
■ring suddenly and mysteriously, six white-sheeted Ku Klux Klunsmen nlnreii n cross ... K Turley, ex-sol,Her, who died In the streets of Blrn.Ingham. Ala. nfter huvIne Kbospltul doors. The crowd maintained an awed silence during the present of the Klunsmen inrt tamem las, volley by the firing squad the white-gurhed llgures vanished Tthey'2«S Zm* Victims Rush to Meet Swindlers Ikts Certificates Are berly Grabbed Up by | Innocent Dupes. BIPCKS STILL SELLIN6 Klnventlons Help Crooked Sales- 1 kload Stock on Unsuspecting ’ Kqrers—“Wildcat” Brokers j | Make Fortunes. Ilork. —In years gone by, the Mek artists and oil stock sales jvtre so successful that F. T. L once remarked that a "sucker L every minute.” Today, with L inventions and a public just as [to be "stung,” the "sharpers” L birth rate even higher, and profits are so much the greater, [tu been estimated that In the Ur more than $800,000,000 has Grown away by the people of U«d States on “wildcat" schemes iange from oil stock to making I from horses* hoofs and extract ed from sea water. According to (da, there are more "suckers” In Wintry today than Mr. Barnum ling the last year, hundreds of [brokers have been arrested in va- Idtles for selling “wildcat” stocks, my cases, however, the "brokers” (tipped off that they were being fed and. like the Arabs, they M their tents and silently stole l With them went the money talsters, department store clerks, Rnphers, telephone operators, inrlves, and staid business men. kre are at the present time, It attainted. approximately 1,000 U shops" In the United States. F* 1,000 shops are to remain k they must have SIOO a day each, B, In a year of 300 days, means pome of $30,000,000 annually for Inpense alone. This Is to meet nense of wire and ticket services hkckbonrd boys, with the gullible PK the cost. A Favorite Trick, llnorlte trick of the bogus stock ■« Is to secure from the tele kllst or directory the names of IkUnn, ministers, and school kn. The salesman makes a call m his persuasive voice, Is usually Ito tell ut least ten shares of a ■» «tock for $1 a share. A few I later another agent calls and kl 2 u share for the stock, but (toyer, instead of reselling, buys from the second sulesman. I afick salesmen then disappear *tk buyer realizes that wax»paper Wi cheaper than the pa'pd* lie has Innwhroom hucketshop In Phfladel .lago played a. wonderful * It lasted. Out of the tele k directory the operators took’ * names, and to these addresses laent trade letters. To 1,000 of 'Mdresses these so-called brokers : that a certain stock was due •kdden rise. To the went similar letters stating this self-same stock was due for “•In this manner, the bucketshop rj* made 1,000 friends who b ♦ tu ie brokers knew what they talking about when* the stocks np. This was followed by ca,,s f°r orders and many The 1,000 per- ;jT® Were told the stock would jkWB were not bothered again. F Allowing day out went 1,000 L,. *‘ ,e ones to whom the "guess- Lw ivln ,Ul<l een fien ** * n this l"' tetters predicted an ad |JU s,oc k and tp the re rj'j'rent word of a decline. This mtoniers who would by this k.„ by the “prophets” When COn, Pleted,’and the brokers nice haul, new'names were IL- tl>e telephone directory and repented. Ejjjj nent Names a Factor. |U» ? *rlek of the stock swlnd ■u. 8 the mushroom variety Er® .ovenught, fleece the "ln- BU, 3 tl,en depart either to a ■Qte » purtß unknown—is to K raUe name of pryfninent de- ceased bankers, or the name of a build ing In which they establish luxurious ly furnished suites. Then they sit back and listen to the dollars clinking into their coffers from the pockets of the unsuspecting, who believe they are dealing with the sons of the financial wizards of a generation ago. Any secret process to manufacture anything is one of the favorite founda tions on which to construct a swindle. It seems to cloak charlatanism and fur nish a tempting appeal to human credulity. Not long ago a company was formed in one of the large east ern cities to make cosmic bearings for automobiles and airplanes. The proc ess was to be kept secret. It being decided not to even patent the process because of the danger of its being stolen. When the secret was revealed at a directors’ meeting, after the proper amount of stock hnd been disposed of, It rend ns follows: “To 100 pounds of metal ndd four ounces of horse hoof parings, three ounces of borax, two ounces of powdered glnss, and one ounce of sen salt. After copper, lend, and tin are fluid, put In horse hoof pnrlngs and stir well, then ndd glnss, borax, and sen salt combined,- then stir.” A Good Formula. Not the least ninuslng thing In rela tion to the formula wus that It Is all right. The compnny expected to make the concoction nt a cost of 18 cents a pound, nnd sell It at 85 cents, but a subscriber to the stock who could not quite fathom where the horse-hoof pnr lngs came in began an Investigation, despite the fact that lie had been sworn to secrecy. He learned that foundry men throughout the country had been using this formula for half a century, nnd that the product could be sold by them for 11 cents n pound, or 0 cents cheaper than It cost the company to manufacture It. The officials of the stock company were arrested, but. It Is said, they had tnken In more than $575,000 through the scheme. “BEHEADED” MAN NOW O. K. Knife of Chinese Executioner Only Wounds Bandit—He Gets Par don and Is Healed. Slangtang, Kansu Province.—One Wong Ah-nyl, not so long ago a rup tured bandit under sentence of death In this little Chinese community, walks the streets a free man today, und his Is a figure that commands a certain measure of awe and respect due to -odd clrcumstappps. With six companions he was cap . tured while engaged In a lawless en Blood Tests for Officers of Army ~v Mincers were subjected t<> I»I"<»1 «;stß For the first time slime lHhi l11 ';'- ~-.,11,,,.,. puss successfully meuut recently lit Governor’s mlimcl, M’« ■• hundred otllcers underwent enforced retirement from uctite sutnt. tlie examination^ .OggYENKE WELLS RECORD Chess by Wire Popular Pastime in the Yukon Seattle.—When the long win ter nights—24 hours long, In fact —prohibit almost any sort of amusement to the operators on the 2,000 miles of Canadian gov ernment telegraph line through the Yukon, the “brass pounders" play chess by wire. Two men tap out their moves to each other and other men “wutch" the games by listening in on the line and mnking the moves on boards of their own. This is vouched for by O. S. Fleming, district superintendent of the Canadinn government lines at Whitehorse, who is in Seattle. terprlse and, In accordance with the swift Justice of the Chinese, he and the other six were promptly convicted and led out to be executed. The heads of the six were quickly chopped off, but by a mischance when the knife descended upon Wong's neck It did not sever the bend but merely Inflicted a gaping wound. This was taken as a sign that some special spirit was acting as Wong’s gunrdian and neither the executioner nor any other dared ugaln swing the knife. Wong was taken • to the yamen of the magistrate, who also was Im pressed, so much so that the official not only granted the culprit a full pardon, but he also gave Wong a let ter of introduction to those in charge of the mission hospital. The Chris tian doctor in charge there restored Wong to well-being and so he goes about today a free man and one to be respected. FORTUNE HELD FOR MISSING Man Hat Been Away for Eleven Years and It Awaits Him in Den ver Bank. Denver, Col. —There ore 11,000 honest-to-goodness American dollars lolling around the vaults of u locul bunk that belong to Louis C. Cusper, but the young umn cannot be found. If Cusper fuils to put in an appear ance before Jan. 1, 102.'!, he will be declared legally dead and the money will be distributed among twenty-odd cousins of the missing youth. Young Casper disappeared early In 1910, en a day when bis mother sent him to the bank to deposit $1,000. The money never reached the bank and Louis has not been heard from since. In 1918 his mother died. Two years later his father died, leaving an es tate of $11,000. A Denver law firm Instituted a country-wide search for Casper. MOTHER, QUICK! GIVE CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP FOR CHILD’S BOWELS Even a sick child loves the “fruity” taste of “California Fig Syrup.” If the little tongue Is coated, or If your child Is listless, cross, feverish, full of cold, or has colic, a teaspoonful will never fall to open the bowels. In a few hours you can see for yourself how thoroughly It works all the constipa- Won poison, sour bile and waste from the teuder, little bowels and gives you a well, playful child again. Millions of mothers keep “California Fig Syrup” handy. They know a tea spoonful today saves a sick child to morrow. Ask your druggist for genuine “California Fig Syrup” which has di rections for babies and children of all ages printed on bottle. Mother! You must say “California” or you may get an imitation tig syrup.—Advertisement. The Silver Lining. Joseph Letter was talking to a Washington reporter about the wicked theft of $500,000 worth of fine wines and liquors from his country house. "Oh, well,” said the young million aire plucklly, “this theft will relieve me of a lot of bores, anyhow. "Prohibition hadn’t been in force a week when the worst bore in Amer ica buttonholed me one morning and said: “‘Joe, I hear you’ve got a mag nificent stock stored away in your cel lar. Is It true?* “‘Oh,’ I said, Tve got a little put by in case of Illness.' “‘Good, very good,' said the bore. ‘I’ll call every Saturday evening till further notice to be 111.’” DYED HER SKIRT, DRESS, SWEATER AND DRAPERIES WITH “DIAMOND DYES” Each package of “Diamond Dyea" con tains directions so simple any woman can dye or tint her worn, shabby dresses, skirts, waists, coats, stockings, sweaters, coverings, draperies, hangings, everything, even if she has never dyed before. Buy “Diamond Dyes’’—no other kind—then perfect home dyeing is sure because Dia mond Dyes are guaranteed not to spot, fade, streak or run. Tell your druggist whether the material you wish to dye is wool or silk, or whether it is linen, cot ton or mixed goods.—advertisement. SHOULD BE FINISH TO THIS Probably Some Reader* Would Like to Know Juet What the Lieutenant Colonel Said. Private Washington Lee Johnson had just come up with the replacements ami, not never having hud no luck a-tnll, went on sentry duty the first night In the new curnp. In the wee, sino* hours along blew the lieutenant colonel who had a repututlon for be ing one hard-boiled guy. “Halt! Who goes dur?" bellowed Pri vate Johnson. “Officer of the post.” There was a long and painful silence while the sentry racked his brain for the proper thing to say. Then the officer snarled: “Well, why don't you say some thing? Are you going to leave me stnnding here like this all night?” “Nossuh,” unswered Private John son In relief as a flash of inspiration came. "No, Indeedy. sub. At ease!” —American Legion Weekly. The Real T**t. “A speechmuker nowadays,” said Uncle Eben. “uin’t satisfied wif ap plause. De real test of his eloqus clousness comes at de conclusion, when he takes up a collection.” The first thing a man does after making a fool of himself Is to try to explain how it happened. Next to loafing, the hardest thing is work. —Cincinnati Post. Save the bird in hand — The others may be hard to catch With enough money, enough time organs with elements of destruction, and enough luck, a man may get back or starve the tissues and glands of the health he has lost—or part of it. needed elements. It takes patience, too. Grape-Nuts is a delicious cereal food . , . k. which has the qualities of scientific I And then there may be no success, nutritkm _ It auppliell tbe fuU or only a e. of those splendid food grains, wheat and It’s better to save what you have malted barley, together with the vital than hunt for what you’ve lost—as mineral elements, so often lacking from the most successful health-restorers foods. Served with cream or good milk, will tell you. Grape-Nuts gives full nourishment Much of the loss of health Is due to without over-loading the stomach, faulty, careless diet. Wrong meals at A splendid thought for breakfast all times and right meals at wrong 'or lunch, for those who would keep times load the long-suffering digestive health— -4 Grape Nuts—the Body Builder “There’s a Reason 9 ' Mad* by Poatum Cereal Company, Inc., Battle Creek, Michigan 'H''3BEgS^3HE ,l l»f l "lll l | IWi.nl an IiBgMaMBHMMBM—■ . \ . **•. wASPirih WARNING I Say “Bayer” when you buy Aspirin. Unless you see the name “Bayer” on tablets, you ar* not getting genuine Aspirin prescribed by physician* over 22 years and proved safe by millions for Colds Headache Rheumatism Toothache Neuralgia Neuritis Earache Lumbago Pain, Pain Accept only "Bayer” package which contains proper directions. Handy “Bayer” boxes of 12 tablets—Also bottles of 24 and 100—Drwfisfe Aspirin Is Ikm trsds nsifc mt Bayer MmlMtw af MirrnaraflaanHlief t mt MsMf ED. HOWE’S FAVORITE STORY Wall-Known Kansas Editor Takoo Prido in Effectual Way Ho Bquolehod Boro. E. W. Howe of Kansas has been something of a traveler. He made a number of trips abroad and went twice around the world. It was on his first trip abroad that he encoun tered one of the sea hounds whose chief boast is concerned In the num ber of times they have crossed the At lantic. Mr. Howe tells the incident as his favorite story. “Is this your first trip ” the sea hound asked Mr. Howe on the occa sion of their first meeting. Mr. Howe admitted that it was. “Well," said the sea hound, “I’ve crossed the Atlan tic 40 times.” On the second day the sea hound aguln put the question to Mr. Howe and again vouchsafed the same observation. He repeated it at frequent intervals during the trip. It was on the sixth day, after the sea hound had again spoken of the number of his crossings that Mr. Howe said to him: "By the wuy, have you ever been to Omaha?” The sea hound said he never had. “Well.” re torted Mr. Howe, “I go there every week.” —Philadelphia Public Ledger. Bocial Distinctions. Bnmuel Untermeyer, the noted New York lawyer, at a dinner at the Rltz- Curlton said: “Social distinctions are all right, no doubt, but they make me think of a certain war profiteer. “This chap gave a party in his new Fifth avenue house and, of course, there was an orchestra to play for the singers and dancers. “At the evening’s end, when sup per was served, the butler appeared before the orchestra and said: “‘The first and second violins eats in the dinin’ room and the rest of the hlnstruments In the servants’ ’all.’ ” Hezekiah to George V. One cf the most enguging beliefs of ehe British Israelites now in session is thut our royal family Is directly descended from the kings of Israel. The murringe of a daughter of Heze kiah to n king of Ireland is alleged by some as a busts for the pedegree, and there are said to be proofs lying in seme London archives. The publica tion of this evidence would surely be the literary sensation of the year.— Montreal Family Herald. True, Perhaps. Nathaniel —“What does ‘coliegebred’ mean, dad?” Father—“ Merely a big lonf. Nathaniel.” DIVULGED SECRET OF PAPA'S Small Daughter of Story Writer QuH# Unwilling to Make Kxhlkitlen e# Family Skeleton. A little girl, whose father Is wlMf known as a writer of humorous starts* was recently approached by a visitor, who said: “It must be nice to hare a paps wgg knows so many fine stories.** The little girl blushed and hung head. “Aren’t you proud of your pepaT* the visitor asked. “Yes,** the little girl answered. **bnS I think I ought to tell you something.* “What Is It?’* 'The stories by my peps ares? stories at all.** “Not stories?** “No.** And In a deep, hoarse whisper, tk# child confessed: “He makes them all up out of Mg own head.” Couldn't Control Bneese. Margaret, age three and one-half years and a confirmed early riser. bad repeatedly been warned to keep very quiet when getting up In the morning; In order not to disturb her older sister; who was convalescing from a i scent tonsil operation. About the third mom* ing. under the new regime of quiet' ness, ns she was tip-toeing across tM bedroom to her mother, who was wait* ing in the hull, she succumbed to 9 violent and uncontrollable spell of sneezing. As soon as the parozyna was over, she rulsed troubled MuS eyes to her mother's face and wills* pered, sorrowfully: “Muzzar, 1 wag still, but I Just couldn't make mf sneezer be still.” Bunburned Stsel. A marine outfit was undergoing tm spent ion in a tropical region. The in' spent Ing officer wus "hard-boiled/* Seizing Private Murphy’s rifle like 9‘ lion going after a round t>f raw bca&- he bellowed: “What's this, rust?" “Oh, no,’’ said Murphy. “That’s sun burn.” —From the Bulletin, organ of the D. C. Branch of the Second Di vision Association. Had the Proof. A Sunday school teacher In m Pennsylvania town did not occm tar cllned to accept the assertion of 099 of her girl pupils that she bed bug christened in an orthodox wey. “How do you know you hove?” askif the tenclier with a smile. “Because,” said the little girt, **% have the marks on ray enn.” — Milwau kee Sentinel.