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The Meridian times. (Meridian, Idaho) 1909-1938, December 13, 1918, Image 2

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6{ the Part
Complet« History
Week Told ta r
Prepared for the Busy
airgraphs —
Extension of the Influenza ban to
'orhld publie dance*, mans meetings, j
, conventions and
in then I re lobbies was an
innum-d at (buttle by the city health
officer. Theatres and churches will
remain open.
imity Hinging,
■ j
common I y called
A Mdf-«ui>f*3MK>t| murder, Merle Ed
mtston, Hi years old, will be taken from
hin home, Montrose
Salt Lake city t
o„ to answer for the murder of
at Jim."
rehaut marine, ac
nsi estimât«« p*e
Miss Ann« E. Martin, the widely
known suffragist of iteno. Nev., who
was defeated at the November election
as a candidate for the- li. H. senate on
an Independent ticket, told member*
of the Nevada Woi
tin's Civic league at
a meeting at Reno, December 4, that
sh« plans to seek the same office in
the campaign of 1020,
Beginning Monday, attempt will be
made to send men discharged from
Camp Lewis, Wash,, to their homes,
according to locntitl«*.
Lieut A. 1 Hoglaml, flying officer
»rial mull
of Mather field. Cal., and
puthflndor, arrived at Eugene, Ore.,
after covering a 415-tul]« lap of hi*
Journey from Haora men to, Cal,, to Se
attle, Wash., in *lx hour* and flfty-flvo
minute« actual flying time.
More than S0Q0 American soldier*
arriving at New fork on Wednesday
from England on the transport Lap
laud and Mlutieknlidn shared a* a purl
of their homecoming reception the tre
tuelidou* ovation given President Wil
son a* he nailed for France on the
George Washington to help *eal their
victory at tlu- peace table.
' Executive* of railroad* comprising
than 1H1 par cent of the rati mile-
ago of the country, in conference at
Turk, adopted a resolution fuvor
tng * mum ol the road* to private
A wtrSfl*» appeal for tm-dlchl aid to
check a »eriott» epidemic of Influenza
in the Society inlands, «Routed In the
Sooth Pürifle ocean approximately
UMBO tulle* from San Franc-litco, has
Imho received.
The total Vote at the California
state election November 5 was 247,843
vote* le** limit tIn- total for the gub
ernatorial election In California four
ye«r* ago.
Thirty camp* have been designated
by the war department a* demobiliza
tion center* to whleh enlisted men are
to lie transferred for discharge front
the urmy. The camp* Include Dodge,
la.; Grant, lib; l.ogun, Tex.; Funstou,
Kat», : Kearny, Cal,; McArthur, Tex.;
like, A.,t.; Bowl«, Tex. ; Travis, Tex.;
Lewi*, Wash.
President Wilson, on December S, be
gan hi* trip to Europe to attend the
conference. The prc*Ulmit left
Ingtoit on a special tratn for New
Y«rk, where he and hi* party boarded
rt George Washington on
ros* the Atlantic
which the voyage
wilt be made
* the h»
prising the crew of
Hl to huve been
a men
■ectlon of tbe frei*
irowived when that section of the boat
rent down in l<ake Ontario, during a
sy. president of the Na
1 Nun partisan league, was re
wi at the annual convention of
Paul. Minn.
C. T
40 nt
I* tie
nitrol contract w
i-kholder* of the Bonn
the *
Balt road company on l Teeni
er» the 1'enn
2. The contract
tint» railroad ami the Hum oper
1st tug In peace
t off rapidly, will make
eut'* outlay tu th* fl*cul
egiuniug next July 1. IT,*
212,000,000 will
war and navy department*.
ou war
but failli
*—-**■— al
go te
WKtM(U,U)fi to pay lutere
lebt, and »ATtMMi.uUO ter continuing
ins of a
»rdlua to »I
-mod to
"(IK Vi
Americ* !" rang from the
throuiK of kltaki-clad troop* on the
deck* of the Mauretania a* the giant
trunsi-ort. bringing back nearly 4WO |
the fii
sr- j
from Ainerh
day night.
* victorious army.
quarantine at New York. Bun- j
Be*-»use of the influenza epidemic, I
the annual ennvention of the Invest- '
nieut Bankers' Association of Ameri***, |
whedulrd to be held at St. lands, has
lH*eti transferred to Atlantic City, N.
J.. to he held lA-eemher 0. 10 and 11,
Orr, for nearly a quurter of a
a guardian of the Liberty Belt
In Independence liait, Philadelphia.
dfe*J Sunilay morning from pneumonia,
<>rr was this <1tr'a oldest pollceiuafl,
bot l* In agi- und length of service. He
wu* SO year* old and was a patrolman
fer forty-nine years.
J utile«
Amalgamation of the marine cable |
system of the Western Union Tele- !
graph company and Cotntoereial Cable I
company under the direction of George ;
<1. Ward, vice president of the Corn- j
mcrelal company, has been authorized ■
by Postmaster General Burleson.
Mrs. Catherin Q. Hayden, daughter
of Patrick Cut,Inn, who lost his life
wMn the Lusitania was sunk hy a
*lermun submurine off the const of
Ireland, appeared at the United States
district attorney's office In New York
on December 2, and asked that a war
rant be Issued for William Hohenzol
Tern, charging him with murder,
After having been established since
February 4, the Pacific const oil divi
sion of the United States fuel admin
istration has suspended all official ac
Gen. John J. Pershing's account of
Ms stewardship its commander of the
America a expeditionary force* was
given to the public December 4 hy
Secretary Baker. It 1* In the form of
a preliminary report to the secre
tary, covering operations up to Novem
her 20, after the German collapse. It
close» with the highest praise for the
officers and men.
Fuel Administrator Garfield has re
signed and President Wilson has ac
cepted til» resignation. This was an
nounced Tuesday at the White House.
Htriklng evidence of the prepared
ness of the American government to
negotiations was
i,. .vti in an announcement Tuesday
that twenty-three members of an ad
vlsory commission of experts who have
made a year's study of political and
economic condition* In Europe und
Asia sailed with President Wilson and
hi* fellow delegate* on the George
Washington. - ,
Peace time readjustment of wage*
and bonuses affecting more than 10,000
deck and engine room officers and
thousand* of seamen and firemen wifi
be considered at a conference In Wash
ington of officials representing the
government, the steamship companies
and the organizations of officers and
men manning the American merchant
The resignation of Frank P. Walsh,
a* joint chairman of the national war
labor hoard, has been accepted by
president Wilson and Basil M. Manly
has been appointed to fill the vacancy.
prohibiting the display of Jhtj|s
or emblems o? organizations which eS
pouse principles of government antag
onistic to the constitution of the
United States has been Introduced by
Representative Osborne of California.
Plans for a great air raid on Berlin
by a squadron of American airplanes
on the night of November 11 were
hatted by the signing of the nnnlutlce,
according to the story told by aviators
Who have arrived from England.
An earthquake Inis occurred In
northern Chile. In the towns of Copla
po and Valienar Important damages
were caused. In other localities dum
age of minor Importance resulted.
The Germans have begun restitution.
They have delivered to the allies 300,
000,000 francs gold, which came from
the Itusslan treasury.
The French have recovered a rich
collection of art works by Quentin
Délateur, stolen from St. Quentin, and
paintings taken from the museum at
The closing of sugar refineries ln
Brazil l* reported lit dispatches from
I!In Janeiro, The owners blame the
high cost of raw material for the shut
Negotiations between Argentina and
Great Britain and France for the de
livery of Argentina's great grain crops
to those two countries have been about
concluded, according to official infor
The first surrendered German
U-boat to arrive in the Thames, the
IMH, passed up the river at noon
Tuesday. On her mast the German
commercial flag was flying below a
white ensign. Crowds watched her
progress and cheered.
The former German empress has ap
parently almost reeovered from her re
cent Indisposition and Is occasionally
seen with the former German emperor
walking lu the grounds of the eastla
at Amerongeu, Holland.
Sir Frederick K. Smith, the attorney
general, Interviewed hy the Echo, said
that the British war cabinet, Includ
ing the colonial representatives, has
unanimously decided to ask Holland to
extradite the former German emperor.
A dispatch to the General News from
Stockholm says It Is reported that ne
gotiations entered Into with the Bus
siun representatives have resulted ln
the formation of an nil-Russian govern
ment under the protection of the en
tente and supported hy a voluntary
A number of the soldiers' and work*
enter Into peace
A bill
I men's councils in Germany have re
quested the German government to
have former Emperor William tried by
• German tribunal, according to a new*
| agency telegram from Berlin,
One of Europe's oldest "Sister
j Susi«-*" U Mrs. Gamtner, who eele
j brated her 106th birthday recently
knitting stH-ks for sailors.
I David Lloyd George, the British
' prime minister, lu a speech at Kew
| ca*tle, said the victory of the entente
j »Hie* had tH»en due to ceaseless valor
of their men and that it would be a
| lesson to anybody who, 1« the future
} thought they, a* the Prussian war
I l t,r, l s hoped, could overlook this llt
'»'»«'J b> Ibeir reekoulug."
Four Aniericau soldiers dispersed a
j mob of thousands at Each, after It had
I wrecked twenty-eight shops In revenge
for the overcharging of Americans,
Most of these establishment* were con
ducted by Germans,
$e Girl and tf>e
T WAS the Saturday be
winter'« day wu* fast
tJHH disappearing as Tom ;
Denver* and John Hartl
■BBBwB ing Stepped out of the
4Ow club and Joined the mov- !
ßfr lng holiday crowd For
K an hour t h e y h a d I
V watched It through the | '
window ns they smoked and talked, !
and Tom, while he bad been much
amused at John'« cynical comment,
had taken It. all ns a joke, for John
whs never pessimistic. Now, as they
walked down the crowded, thorough
fare eonversntion was difficult, and
John was unusually silent, iteenlling
hits of phrases In their recent con
versation, It suddenly occurred to
Tom that there had been an unac
customed tone, even a note of bitter
ness, underlying the smile and lightly
spoken words of his oldest and best
friend, whom he felt he knew as he .
did himself. At the thought he
looked sharply and piercingly at IHin,
hut the strong, resolute profile bore
no trace of the cynicism of the Inst
hour, much less evidence of its cause.
It was just imagination, Tom con
As they stood waiting for a cross
town car an observant and clever heg
gnr approached. Tom answered the
appeal with a eoln.
"Not from me," said John, In a dis
approving tone. 1
"Oh, well, it's Christmas time," said
Torn. !
'ly .
"Ye*, that's Just It, and he knows
It and makes capital of It. It Is sym
pathetic or sentimental charity, and
I don't approve of it."
"ftlion my word, Tom, you are fun
ny this afternoon. What is the mat
ter with you?
First you condemn
\ rj
Christmas, You Know.'
women, then you denounce this happy j
holiday . crowd ns a 'passing show,'
and now this poor beggar. It's well
yon are going to be with me for a
while; you need the home Influence,
and—-by Jove! you need a wife ! That
Is the antidote for you, old fellow,"
he concluded, emphasizing hls eonvlc
tlon with a slap on the back.
"No. thank you. was the laughing
re,, y as they stepped aboard the car.
It was well filled. Across from the
friends sat two good-looking women
evidently mother and daughter. Next
to the younger woman sat n sweet- ;
faced Salvation Amy girl, with her
tambourine in her lap. Her plain I
dark blue dress was In marked con
trust to the fashionable suit and i
beautiful furs of the ladles beside her. |
Suddenly the younger of the two
turned and spoke to her. She sin»- :
ingly responded and shook her head,
but as the other continued to urge a !
wistful look came Into the Army girl's I
face as she glanced about the car. i
"No. no." they heard her say; "the
conductor would not allow me. The
rules are very strict, she siddod In !
explanation. For a moment or so i
there was silence, and over the fuces
of both showed disappointment. i
Then suddenly the younger woman. ;
with the color suffusing her lovely
fact», caught up the tambourine ami,
depositing a coin ln It, started down
the car, Ignoring the shocked and ex- ]
postulating "Nancy !" and the detain- j
lng hand of her astonished companion. ]
Passing from messenger to passenger. :
she extended the tambourine, always
with a little smile and "It's Christmas, j
yen know," or some little word, until
each one felt It a privilege to contrlb
utc something. As she turned by the)
door the conductor stepped forward
with, "Please, miss, I want to add
something to that, too."
Flushing, she exclaimed. "Oh ! thank
you so much."
She passed on to her scat and re
turned to Its owner the tambourin?,
that never before had received contri
butions so promptly and cheerfully
John Harding's hand had gone nt
nee Into hls pocket when he renllzed
hHt the girl was doing, anil now he
as watching her with an almost awe
«track Interest—-her lovely, sympathet
ic face, as «he talked earnestly to the
ljttle worker In bine, apparently un
conscious that her sudden Impulse had
first astounded and then knit together
In kindly sympathy an entire car of
"By Jove 1 that was a great thing te
do,'' said Torn enthusiastically, when
the tension of an absorbing Interest
had subsided a little.
"■yes, I never saw Its equal," replied
John. After a moment's hestltatlon he
added : "I should like to know that
girl. Do you suppose we could find
out who she Is?"
"We can try," Itls friend replied;
"but why do you want to know?"
"Well, I do," John rfuswered curtly.
Tom glanced quizzically at him und
This was another
"'»lied 1® himself.
Phase of John ho wns J«** Kiting "<•"
'lunlnted with. When the car reached
,he rallWH >' station where John and
Tom wore 8 ot,) K to take a train for
' i ' orn ' a suburban home, the two women
(lls " left the cnr. They went straight
t0 *be ticket window, Tom I oak out
bis commutation book and passed it
to John.
B0,n,? t0
' l,r hs, I know It,' Harding replltd.
B,lt aH be vouched no Information und
(,t(1 not 8eem "»kilned to talk, Tom
took refu « ( ' ln hls P a P er nnd prompt
for 8°t the whole <* fCair - untl1 he
was abruptly called back by:
"Tom, I cannot tell you when a
H'lng so Impressed me ns that did'
08 B there could be but one "that,
"That?" asked Tom, a little puzzled.
Then - " oh - 1 thought you did not lie
1 Itev® in that kind of charity—sympu
thet,c cn?1 sentimental, I think you
! called it," he teaslngly reminded him,
remembering the crisp bill John had
dropped in the tambourine.
"Oh, that is altogether different,"
John answered, half defiantly.
"Yes, different because a pretty girl
mnde this appeal, an old man the
other," laughed Tom. "But, tell me,
how do you adjust your acts to thé
"Oh, theories, the dickens! What
are they ever compared to act/*? And
that act this afternoon was a spon
taneous expression of the true Christ
mas spirit, from which springs the de
sire to h«dp, to bring some joy to a
lot of poor unfortunates, because 'It'«
Christmas, you know,' " he quoted
softly, "It was the real thing, and
everybody in the car felt It."
And having, as It were, justified hls
position and Interest, he looked across
at the unconscious subject of their re
marks. Truly she was good to look at,
though at present all he could see was
the well-cut profile and the glorious
copperish-brown hair turning to dul!
gold where the western sun struck it,
and eyes, that with her mood, he knew,
varied from hazel to brown. A verit
able gem of a girl, he thought, as sh«
began adjusting her furs. With an
intuitive feeling of understanding her
he turned to Tom.
"Don't mention the affair to anyone,
not even Mary, for It would not please
her, I am sure," he added, as the train
pulled up nt
The station was small and John had
"You follow them and I will join'
you," he whispered, the spirit of mis
chief and adventure now possessing
him. Having bought their tickets, the
women turned from the window and
hurried to the train. There ln the
same car Tom found them all.
"Well, it this isn't luck," he ex
claimed, as soon us he was seated.
And then, with the air of a boy burst
ing with news, he said: "They are
just finished greeting Mrs. Danvers,
j when Billy Grant's deep voice broke
in: "Hello, Harding ; glad to see you,"
as they shook hands,
while Tom and John were bowing
, n acknowIedgIuent t0 .. Mra North
(UU , m North » th eir host chntted 0 „
^ lt8 bclng .. too bad they coul <]„'t
(mvo raet at the otbor end of the line,
ag , a8 th huppenod t0 be on tbe
; train "
' ' , , ,
I ^ancy North threw a quick glance
»* Harding but otherwise no outward
sign was given, as he walked with her
to the car, that they had ever seen one
! another before or that the same
Grant, an old friend of both Harding
and Danvers, also lived ln
"Now, I want you to meet our
friends, for Its cold and I want to get
L. . . ... , . ......
: ' h » u « ht wns " the " ,n ? 8 .°j !î°% b , ut
J«»*n was «> strangely elated that Miss
! color deepened each time she
I lookel1 U P nn(l met h,s 8mllln » p y es '
i "Now, don t you fellows keep our
''ridge waiting tonight," called Grant,
ns l*" gave the signal to start.
1 1 11 guarantee our arrival on tlm*.
Grant," answered John, well satisfied
H* 0 arrangement, whether It was
i ''bauet» or fate, for somewhere within
; hlra W"* t . h,n * "as thrllllngly alert,
tautallxingly expectant, confidently
hopeful, nml the feeling of the after
ni> °® *hat bad expressed itself hi
] nlclsrn and manifested itself in lone
j m ' ss was K<ine -
] ^ Ibe wedding reception of Johu
: Harding and Nancy North, six months
later, many of the guests were curious
j as ,0 tl,e presence In the gay assem
*'lagi> ®f guests of a sweet-faced little
woman in the dress of the Salvation
-^ ru, y- "bo was the recipient of much
attention from the bride and groom,
and was quite a center of attraction
as she related again and again the re
markable story of that December aft
ernoon, after which all looked with
greater interest and understood why
In the array of handsome and costly
wedding gifts an old'and battered tam
bourine occupied the place of honor.
She stood beneath tho mistletoe
And she was fair to see.
My wife was in the room, and au
That chance was lost to me.
Lloyd George, in a Statement of Hie
Policies, Pledges British Influence
at Peace Conference to See Jhat •
' Justice is Meted Out
London.—In the detailed statement
of his policy, Issued by Premier Lloyd
George, culling for the trial und pun
ishment of the men responsible for the
war, however high their place, he
pledged the entire Influence of the
British, government at the pence con
ference to see that justice was done.
In declurlng for the expulsion and ex
clusion of all enemy aliens from Brit
ish soil, the premier pointed out that
a considerable proportion of enemy
residents In the United Kingdom dur
ing the war hud abused British hospi
tulity and thus had forfeited their
claim to remain.
In his statement, Lloyd George said :
"The kaiser must be prosecuted.
The war was a hideous, abominable
crime, a crime which bus sent mil
lions of the best young men of Europe
to death and mutilation and has
pjunged myriads of homes into desola
"Is no one responsible? Is no one to
he called to account? Is there to be
po punishment? Surely that Is neither
God's Justice nor man's. The men re
sponsible for this outrage on the hu
man race must not be let off because
their heads were crowned when they
perpetrated the deed.
"The British government referred
the question of the criminal culpa
bility of the kaiser and his accom
plices to their law officers some weeks
hgo. They have unanimously come to
the conclusion that the kaiser and hls
accomplices ought to be tried by an
International court,
ported strongly In favor of the punish
ment of those guilty of murder on the
high seas and the
treatment of prisoners.
They also re
abominable 111
Plans Maturing for Re-Education at
Government Expense.
JlVashington.—Vocational re-educa
ttiBi at government expense of wound-
up American soldiers is getting under
wr in fourteen districts, embracing
aB sections of the country.
MKr«mariLo n Dece mber 4 by the fed-
-1,- in -..barge
I the t|
the tj
the s
set fl
to CJ
pub J
to (j
a 1*
How Lydia E. Pinkham'a
Vegetable Compound
I* Prepared For
Woman's Use.
A visit to the laboratory where this
successful remedy is made impresses
even the casual looker-on with the reli
ability, accuracy, skill and cleanliness
which attends the making of this great
medicine for woman's ills.
Over 350,000 pounds of various herbs
are used anually and all have to be
gathered at the season of the year when
their natural juices and medicinal sub
stances are at their best
The most successful solvents are used
to extract the medicinal properties from
these herbs.
Every utensil and tank that comes in
contact with the medicine is sterilized
and as a finol precaution in cleanliness
the medicine is pasteurized and sealed
in sterile bottles.
It is the wonderful combination of
roots and herbs, together with the
skill and care used in its preparation
which has made this famous medicine
so successful in the treatment of
female ills.
The letters from women who have
been restored to health by the use of
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com
pound which we are continually pub
lishing attest to its virtue.
Had Two Mouths to Feed.
Richard Butler Glaenzer, New York
essayist and critic, at the Players'
club :
"Poetry is delightful. But poets are
so poorly paid. I know a rich ' man
who has a beautiful golden-haired
stenographer. The girl said to her
employer the other day :
" T am going to get married, sir.
And I am going to marry a poet.' /
" 'Dear me !' said the wealthy man.
'Then yon will leave us, eh?'
" 'No, sir,' she replied, T shall not
leave you, but I shall need more
pay.' "
Undigested food! Lumps of pain;
belching gas, acids and sourness. When
your stomach Is all upset, here Is in
.. waiting!

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