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The Meridian times. (Meridian, Idaho) 1909-1938, May 23, 1919, Image 2

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Happening* That Are Making MlatPfjf
—Infarmatlen Gathered from All
Quarters of the Globe and
Given In a Pew Lines.
After serving hi the United Hlate«
ir*. Scrgt. Frederic!
«retail alien, stead
es to abide by the Condi
parole from the internment
la*. Utah, and la
Karl Mooney 18 year* old.
teil or the charge of murder
n*. Mary Mooney, by a
trlet court at Buffalo,
ttey was killed laut fall
wnen une appeared at the ranch home
of the youthful defendant determined
to kill the family a* a result of a fam
at Walla Walla,
wo >
a I
t rv
»till In Jail.
was an,
his aunt, M
tn the dh
A raid wa* made by federal officer«
t still, situated about a
I the Tualatin river, near Ore
re, About sixty gallons of
ready for distilling, was
lent royed by the officer*,
rrison, 18-year-old Beattie
girl, recently acquitted of the charge
of murder! it g Mrs. Crace Olatz Htorrs,
her rival, has been committed by (lie
«ulterior court to the Insane ward of
the state penile
Ralph lira Milo, placed on trial at
Butte, charged with having written let
ters to a man named l-ombardl of Ana
Icmandlng $19,0(10 on threats
lug up his place of business,
on a rttoom
"sour urn*
found and
Ruth G
•f hi
ha* been
A big
street car ran away on a
downtown bill at Beattie and crashed
tiito the rear end of a «Outlier car, kill
ing an unidentified passenger.
Uov. Waller K. Edge ha* resigned
to take his
'* junior United States
William M. Runyon, presi
nate, was sworn in as
is governor of New Jers
«sat as the ati
dent of the
acting governor,
Herman ("Germany") Schaefer, not
ed trail player and comedian of tne dia
mond, diet! suddenly at Sa runuc 1-ake,
N. Y. He wa* on his way to Lake
Placid and suffered a hemorrhage
while in a New York Central rullroad
who recently retired as
«encrai manager of the emergency fleet
corporation in an add re»* at Chicago
declared himself "permanently cured"
of any embryonic leaning* toward gov
ernment ownership he might have en
tertained formerly.
With the untiouncemenl that the leg
islature of the mate of Sonora, Mex
ico. bad voted the »täte wet, step*
were taken to open the five saloons
allotted Nogales, Sonor«, across the
'»order from Nogales, Arizona.
Florhum Leader, a two- mont hs-ohl
■y bull calf, was »old at auction
Charles He
at Madison, N. J., for #23,1X10, said to
be a new record price fur any animal
of Its breed.
Six person*, Including the captain's
wife and four children and the engi
neer, were drowned when the coal
laden barge NunUeoke, owned by the
Botter Transportation company of
New Y'ork, »auk off the Isles of Shoals.
Burton Harris 4L 43 years
old. governor general of the Philippine
islands, and Ml** Elisabeth Wreut
tuoi'e. 18 years old, a student of the
University of California at Berkeley,
Cal., were married Thursday at Chi
Florida's orange crop for 1918 is
estimated at 5Jto3,<MX> Imxes. or much
more titan the crop of 191T and much
less than the crop of 1916 The esti
mated crop of California for 1918 Is
14,3221X19 boxes, or twice the produc
tion of 1917, but leas than Ihe crop of
1916 by 18 per cent.
Forty American naval sub chaser*
their mother ship and four ocean
tugs have arrived at Charleston,
8, C.. from Europe by way of Ber
An immedial
of wheat, real
from the producer to the baker, Is be.
lleved assured, according to a state
ment by Julius Hume*, wheat director
i ( ;
:e reduction in the price
•hing all down the line
The United Verde copper mine ut
. Aria., with approximately half
onths to the day after
a crew, tin
It had clot
reopened May 14.
Winter wheat
t* III
*1 In the face of a strike.
In lUtools
shows an increase of 797.892 acre*, a»
compared with last year, a condition
193 per cent normal, according to re-1
ports to the department of agriculture
Only 2 per cent of winter wheat was
Among hills signed by Governor
Stephens of California is one prohibit
ing the »booting of game from air
Several barns and outbuilding* were
destroyed by a tornado which struck
in a sparsely settled region nine miles
southwest of Amarillo, Texas,
Representative John L. Burnett of
the Seventh Alabama district, for sev
eral years one of the leading members
of the house and chairman of the com
mittee on immigration In the last
house died suddenly Tuesday at his
Rome at Gadsden, Ala,
The Brooklyn Rapid Transit rom
pany ha* discharged eight hundred
women employ**, declaring that It*
action was compelled by the enact
ment into taw of the Lockwood-Catil
I field bill which prohibit* women In that
I state from working after 10 p. m, and
I before 6 a. m.
! Heirs of the late Col. Robert F.
Hunter, Indian trader and ranchman,
] have begun a contest tn the probata
Angeles, to remove Vlr
j gin In I. Hunter, his daughter, as exec
j utrlx of the
; 2!U*m.000
•ourt at 1
to, which comprise*
eras of land valued at
1 ÿîiXUXXMWG, extending from Maricopa
HI l'« ho, Tt
Aria., t
Chief of r
re Henry J. Neddertnnn
srmit«l at Oakland on indictment
j by the grand Jury which investigated
protection lut* been
inted gamblers on payment of
I $10,090 monthly
j The sohl 1er«' nett lenient bill I* be
j lleved to be certain of pannage curly
j In the extra session of congress u*
the result: of a conference May 15 be
| tween leader* of both parties In the
I senate and house and official* of the
j totertot department.
I Prospect of adoption by congre*« of
j the Suxun B. Anthony woman suffrage
j résolution hu« been bettered by receipt
j of Information that Senator-elect Hen
j ry W. Keye* of New Uiimptdiire, ite
publican, would vote for the measure,
11« vised figure» made public by the
war department showed that the total
casualties of the American expedition
ary forces during the war, wa* 280,044.
Battle deaths numbered 48,009.
Senator Cummins of Iowa will lx» the
next speaker of the house. At the Re
publican conference Senator Lodge of
Massachusetts was re-elected floor
leader, Senator Curtis of Kansu* was
re-elected whip and Senator Wads
worth of New York, conference secre
Repeal of the war time prohibition
law that la to become effective July 1
will be proposed in a bill to be intro
duced ut the opening (tension of cou
The navy department 1ms decided to
exercise It* authority under war emer
gency legislation and requisition steel
for battleship construction.
The Costa Rican revolutionists ap
parently have failed In tlielr attempt
to udvunee into the interior of Costa
Rica, us they have returned to 1-a Cruz
on the Nicaraguan frontier.
The Stars and Stripe«, the official
newspaper of the American expedition
ary force, will suspend publication on
June 13, tt was announced last week ut
l'aris. This Indicates the rapid evac
uation of the American army.
American uud British officers in
Berlin have been ordered to wear civ
ilian clothing outdoors, lest they incite
the isqtuiution to demonstrations, ac
cording to a dlsputcli from the Ger
man capital.
Oambo, leader of the Catalonian par
ty, and Ventosa, former minister of
finance, have sent a telegram to Gor
coeetie, minister of the interior, declar
ing it is impossible for the various
parties to prepare for the coming par
liamentary elections while constitu
tional guarantees are suspended tn
Yaqul Indians numbering approxi
mately 10» attacked San Pedro de
Htiuqui, a Sonora village fifteen
leagues south of Montezuma, capital
of the Montezuma district, at daylight.
The Inhabitants, after a buttle of sev
eral hours, drove the raiders off with
a loss of seven killed. Three of the
townsmen were killed uud several
i tied up.
Replying to a deputation from the
region* threatened under the terms of
the peace treaty, Philipp Schledemann,
<Rc chancellor, said tliut the cab
inet was discussing counter-peace
terms, based without restriction on
president Wilson's principles.
The Chinese cabinet has resigned
but the president has refused to accept
the resignation, according to a tele
gram from Pekin to the pence con
What 1* said to have been a world's
reeord for a cattle sale was established
at Buenos Ayres when the mart dosed
May 15. A British packing house pur
chased 10,990 fat steer* from one
ranch for approximately 2,300,1X10
Thirty thousand men and women
struck at Winnipeg. Man., May 13.
: »Her metal workers and tlielr employ
**• had failed to adjust their differ
utul the city's transpor
tation system and other faciiitie* were
The strikers included city
firemen, who were replaced by emer
gency men, and the city employes of
• (he gus and waterworks, which were
1 maimed by citizen*.
J Karl Kenner, Austrian chancellor,
! brought his peace delegation and.nt
j tendants to St. Germain, near Bari*,
j on May 14, and at a later dHte will
appear before the representatives of
j the allied and associated powere to
ft*wive the conditions which will spell
peace for the former empire.
A wireless me
ge received at Baris
j addressed to l»r. Fridtjof Nunseu, heed
of the commission to feed Ru*»la. from
fi. Tchltchertu, Bolshevist foreign min
ister. and relayed by the foreign office
at Berlin, announces that the Bolahe
vlkl refuse to cease hostilities a* a con
dition of the provisioning of Russia
by neutrals.
Thirty American banking institu
tions will form the group to represent
the United States in the new consor
tium organized by American, French,
British and Japanese bankers for the
financing of Chinese loans.
Youth and Valor
m r
MB0, j
m ; »3
A F&
s* :
I ;
Mother Biekerdyke Real Angel of
Mercy to the Wounded Soldiers
of the Armies of Both the North
and South.
OULD you like to hear more
about Mother Biekerdyke,
now thnt you know she wns
"the soldiers' friend" during
"Thnt homely figure,
clad in calico, wrapped in a shawl,
and surmounted with a Shaker bon
net," was beloved by the whole Union
army. The soldiers saluted Mother
Biekerdyke ns she passed by, and she
wns especially honored and respected
by General Sherman, who. In return,
was her Ideal of all that a man and
soldier should be. Here are some
stories told by those who knew her:
At Chattanooga Mother Biekerdyke
had a field hospital where, over huge
log fires In the open air, with the
help of convalescent soldiers, she mnde
great kettles of soup, tea, coffee and
gruel, and cooked beef and mutton,
and baked bread. Often the flying
sparks set her dress afire, and the
soldiers who were helping her would
run "to put her out," ns she laughingly
expressed It. "The boys were all the
time putting me out," she said, "and
a dozen of 'em were grabbing me
whenever I was cooking by the log
fires, for the fire would snap and my
clothes would catch." Now, it hap
pened that Mother Biekerdyke, clad
In spurk-hurnt garments—all that she
had—visited Chicago to procure sup
plies for her "boys." The ladies of
the sanitary commission, seeing the
condition that she was In, presented
her with a box of clothes for her own
use. But they did not know Mother
Biekerdyke! Did she keep those
clothes^ when her "boys" were starv
No! As soon as she reached the
South she traded those good garments
for eggs, milk, honey, fruit and but
ter. But not quite all the garments,
for among them were two night
dresses, very elegant, and embroid
ered and helaced and befrilled. These
she kept for herself, as they had been
sent to her by friends. But as she
was returning with her load of good
things to eat, she came to a shanty
In which were two soldiers Just re
leased from a hospital. Their wounds
were open and undressed. They were
starving, weak, and completely dis
couraged, and their shirts were dirty
and ragged. Mother Biekerdyke Im
mediately washed tlielr wounds and.
the Civil war?
Over Huge Log Fires In the Open
Air, With the Aid of Convalescent Sol
diere She Made Great Kettle* of Soup.
tearing off the hems of those pre
cious nightgowns, dressed and ban
daged the wounds. But the men's
shirts were too torn and full of ver
min to put on again. "Here, boys,"
she said, "put on the upper parts of
these ulghtgowns. They're Just the
thing! M; aakes! but this Is lucky!"
The boys, naturally, protested loudly
against having to meet their north
ern friend* In ruffles and lace, but
Mother Biekerdyke would not listen
to them. As they were weak from
sickness and hunger they had to sur
render. and were *o«n meekly arrayed
In embroidered lawn, above which
their unshaven faces grinned sheep
ishly. But on reaching the North they
refused to purt with the nightdresses.
And hut a few years since one of the
garments, marked with Mother Bicker
dyke's name, was kept by a Wiscon
sin family as a war souvenir. They
may have It still.
General Grant was another of
Mother Bickerdyke's Ideal soldiers.
She would never listen to a word In
Ills disfavor, and the general liked
well her bluff honesty and her fear
less devotion to the wounded soldiers.
Mother Biekerdyke at one time had
charge of a hospital boat that con
veyed the wounded from the battle of
Donelson to the hospital. When the
surgeons brought the wounded on
board they found comfortable beds
ready, and tea, coffee, soup, gruel, and
other foods waiting In grent quanti
ties, and Mother Biekerdyke, strong
and 'sympathetic, ready to help In ev
ery emergency. "I never saw any
body like her," said n surgeon who
wns with her on that boat. "Theve
was really nothing for ns surgeons to
do but dress wounds and administer
medicines. She drew out clean shirts
or drawers from some corner when
ever they were needed. Nourishment
was ready for every man as soon ns
he was brought on board. Every one
was sponged from blood and frozen
mire of the battlefield, as far as his
condition allowed. * * * Incessant
cries of 'Mother! Mother! Mother!*
rang through the boat. * * * And
to every man she turned with a heav
enly tenderness, as If he were Indeed
her son. She moved about with a de
cisive air, and gave directions ln such
decided, clarion tones as to insure
prompt obedience. * * * To every
surgeon who was superior she held
herself subordinate, and wns as good
at obeying as at commanding."
But it was not only to her "boys in
bine" that Mother Biekerdyke gave
her tenderest care. Whenever a
wounded "boy In gray" was picked up
on the battlefield and brought Into her
hospital, she looked after him and
comforted him ns though he, too, were
her own son. And today veterans of
both North and South who remember
her faithful, loving service honor the
name of "the soldiers' friend."
The Old Flag
Off with your hat as the flag goes by.
And let the heart have its say!
You're man enough
for a tear In
your eye
That you will not
wipe away.
You're man enough
for a thrill that
To your very Anger
Aye, the lump just
then In your
throat that rose
Spoke more than
your parted Ups.
Lift up the boy on
And show him the
faded Bhred, \)>
Those stripes would ) & Al
be red as the - A-)
sunset sky
If death could have
dyed them red.
The man that bore It
with death has
These twenty years
and more.
He died that the work should not ba in
Of the man who bore it before.
Th« man that bears It Is bent and old, *
Ana ragged his beard and gray,
But look at his eye Are young and bold
At the tune that he hears them play.
The old tune thunder« through all the air
And strikes right Into the heart
If It ever calls for you, boy, be there—
Be there and ready to start
Off with your hat as the flag goes byt
Uncover the youngeter's head!
Teach him to hold It holy and high.
For the sake of the sacred dead.
, — H. C. Bunner.
See Only the Glorious Future.
Like all observances of enduring
worth. Memorial day must take on
now significance with the passing
year*. It no longer stands for the
"bloody chasm." That, Impplly, Is a
thing of the past. The ugly wound*
of the Civil war have long since healed
over, and their scars even have nil
but disappeared. Though some of the
survivors of that day may still feed
upon ancient rancors, their children
at least have turned away from bitter
memories and, forgetting the issue*
of n day long past, have set their
fares toward the future with high
With fingers ! Corns lift out and
costs only few cents
Pain? No, not one bit! Just drop
a little Freezone on that touchy corn,
instantly It stops aching, then you lift
that bothersome corn right off. Yes,
magic! Costs only a few cents.
Try Freezone ! Your druggist sells a
tiny bottle, sufficient to rid your feet of
every hard corn, soft corn, or corn
between the toes, and calluses, without
one particle of pain, soreness or irri
Freezone Is the mysterious
ether discovery of a Cincinnati genius.
What Esau Sold.
Bobby wns entertaining the air pilot
who was waiting to see his sister.
"Fancy," snid Bobby, "flying ma
chines are mentioned In the Bible."
"Are they really?" asked the inter
ested sub.
"Well, In his sermon this morning
the vicar said that Esau sold his heir
ship to his brother Jacob," replied
Bobby.—Stray Stories.
Cutlcura for Sore Hands.
Soak hands on retiring in the hot suds
of Cutlcura Soap, dry and rub In Cu
tlcura Ointment.
Ointment with tissue paper. This Is
only one of the things Cutieura will do
if Soap, Ointment and Talcum are used
for all toilet purposes.—Adv.
Remove surplus
Course Taken by Germany Resembles
Closely Neat Trick That Is
Credited to Sheridan.
"The Germans, by fooling us with
German bolshevism, hoped to escape
the payment of war indemnities," said
a congressman.
"It reminds nie of a story about
Sheridan, the spendthrift playwright.
"Gunter, the confectioner, left his
statement with Sheridan one morning,
and a few hours later Hanson, the
Ironmonger, called.
"Hanson was very pressing on the
subject of his account. He harangued
and he harangued. Sheridan, broke,
as usual, paced the floor in despair.
"But suddenly an idea struck the
spendthrift and he said :
" 'You know Gunter?'
'"One of the safest men in Lon
don,' Hanson replied.
"'Then you will be satisfied if I
give you bis bill for the amount?'
" 'Certainly.'
"Sheridan thereupon handed the
ironmonger Gunter's neatly folded
count, snatched up his hat and rushed
"They are old-fashioned children.
"That so?"
"Yes. They even obey their
"I don't notice anything of a music
rack about here."
you hear Saille begin to play.
< 'M'I'H'IM I MM ' I - I - M ' I I M « I «
Oust wait until
H . ; - ; ,, ; ; j.j . j . i . j .
■ H - I - M - M I ' l ' b
Is Your Table Drink
A Real Part of the Meal?
There's no food value in coffee or tea.
They are only accompaniments
to the
* .
is part of the meal and a right roval
5 s °£ e wel1 -knows who g enj oy Ja
hot, full-flavored cup of this snarov
invigorating drink. ^ ppy »
Why. do hundreds of thousands of
■Americans now drink Postum in
erence to coffee? prel
The better health from
in your home will telL
Postum is boiled just like mfiba fix
SSofc**' deU " 0us flavor .
Two sizes, usually sold
« •
• '
a 10 days' trial
! !
> •
■ •
at 15c and 25c.
Suffered for Years
Miserable From Kidney Trouble.
Doan's Made Mr. Barnett
Strong and Well
"l goffered untold agony with my
kidneys for years," says John Barnett,
30 Virginia Place, Buffalo, N. Y.
"Sometimes I felt that I would burn
up with fever, but every now and then
would have a severe chill Often my
clothes were wringing
wet with perspira- /
tion. The kidney se- /
cretions were
natural in color and
odor and burned ter
ribly. At night my
shoes were so tight
feet that I
on m
could hardly get them
off and my hands
swelled so I couldn't
hold a teacup. My
Oh, how it
ached! I walked with
two canes and was all bent over like
an aged man. When the terrible pains
shot through my kidneys, my
would give way and many times I had
to be lifted to my feet by people
the street. I didn't care whether I
lived or died, I was so miserable. I
finally used Doan's Kidney Pills and
they cured me of all kidney trouble.
Doan's made me strong and well."
Sworn to before me,
A. A. WILCOX, Com,, of Deeds.
Cat Doan's at Any Store, 60c e Bos
Hr. Bjrnttt
Value of Canadian Farm Land.
In the annual report of the Cana
dian bureau of statistics, recently is
sued, it appears that the average value
of farm land in the dominion, includ
ing improved and unimproved land
buildings, was $46 an acre in 1918.
The average was $44 in 1917, $41 in
1916, $40 in 1915, and $38 in 1914.
Catarrh Cannot Be Cured
cannot reach the seat of the disease.
Catarrh is a local disease, greatly influ
enced by constitutional conditions. HALL'S
CATARRH MEDICINE will cure catarrh.
It Is taken Internally and acts through
the Blood on the Mucous Surfaces of the
Is composed of some of the best tonics
known, combined with Borne of the beet
blood purifiers. The perfect combination
of the Ingredients In HALL'S CATARRH
MEDICINE is what produces such won
derful results In catarrhal conditions.
Druggists 75c. Testimonials free.
F. J. Cheney A Co., Props., Toledo, O.
Board's Visit Over, Small Boy Couldn't
See Further Necessity for So
Much Soap antd Water.
He was a new little boy at the or
phanage and was much Impressed by
all the scrubbing and cleaning he saw
done there, more so because he had
come from a home in which disorder
and dirt had held sway. He could
not understand it; more than that,
it irritated him, and when he got the
job of scrubbing the dining-room steps
he was almost ready to leave.
But Just then came a new excite
ment to the home. The board was
coming to make its annual tour of In
spection, and the cleaning was dou
Get ready for the board," was
the home watchword, it seemed, and
he, being very human, decided to stay
until that big event was over.
The day of visiting came and passed.
The next morning the new youngster
sought the matron. "Now that them
boards has been here, I don't see no
use of scrubbing them steps so often
—do you?" he asked.
Outside Brussels is a large monu
ment of a German general. When the
allies started to advance last
some wit placed a handbag with the
words "To Berlin" printed on, in the
outstretched hand of the monument.
Very Likely.
"What killed your case in court?"
"I guess it was the fact of its be
tog a short circuit court."

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