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Senator Gurciu Informed the Argen
tine senate recently that the foreign
ers resident in Buenos Aires are 56
per cent of the population, and added.
courteously, that "if it were 70 per
merely with the senator, but with the
circumstance. Imagine London with
an alien population of more than half
the total ! Imagine the country at
war, with such a collection of dubious
consistency in its business and execu
tive base! It would not be possible to
Intern them. It would. oVi the other,
hand, he quite possible for them to In
tern the men of the soil."—New'York
cent it would he all the better for the
country." Although acknowledging the
compliment, a British paper published
there says: "If we were Argentines
we would disagree decidedly, not
KIDÎEY IROOBLE NOT
Applicants fo- insurance Often
An examining physician for one o( v .he
prominent life insurance companies, in an
interview of the subject, made the as
tonishing statement that one reason why
so many applicants for insurance are re
jected is because kidney trouble is so com
mon to the American people, and the large
majority of those whose applications
declined do not even suspect that they
have the disease.
Judging from reports from druggists
who are constantly in direct touch with
the public, there is one preparation that
has been very successful in overcoming
these conditions. The mild and healing
influence of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root is
soon realized. It stands the highest for
its remarkable record of
We find that Swamp-Root is strictly
an herbal compound and we would ad
vise our readers who feel in need of such a
remedy to give it a trial. It is on sale
at all drug stores in bottles of two sizes,
medium and large.
However, if you wish first to test this
great preparation send ten cents to Dr.
Kilmer & Co., Binghamton, N. Y., for a
sample bottle. When writing be sure and
mention this paper.—Adv.
Wished Discharge Immediately.
This story Is being told of a recruit
at an army camp "somewhere In Mis
News of the armistice had been re
ceived that eventful Monday morning.
It was understood that when an armis
tice was signed It would mean that the
war was over and that the soldiers
would get to go home.
The rookie approached his command
er as soon as he heard the news. "1
want my discharge this afternoon, so
that I can catch that evening train for
Cincinnati," he said, guilelessly.
How's This ?
We offer $100.00 for any case of catarrh
HALL'S CATARRH MEDICINE la tak
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on the Mucous Surfaces of the System.
Sold by druggists for
Price 7Bc. Testimonials free.
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cannot be cured by HALL'S
over forty years.
Bells Go to Rightful Owners,
Three huge belld formerly In the
belfry of Christ church, Wellington,
New Zealand, have been presented by
that government to France. The bells
were cast from cannon captured hy
tha Germans from the French In 1870
nnd were presented to Christ church
by German residents.
Cuticura for Sore Hands.
Soak hands on retiring In the hot suds
of Cuticura Soap, dry and rub In Cu
Ointment with soft tissue paper. For
free samples address, "Cuticura, Dept.
X, Boston." At druggists and by mall.
Soap 25, Ointment 25 and 50.—Adv.
Her Friend—-"What Is your favorite
part of the Bible?" Telephone Girl—
"The book of Numbers."
W. H. Pascoe, seventy-one, still car
ries mall In Dutch Flat. Cal.
W fcftl ft ftW». OeiMtH.
■ nilf liliuklil sad Healing
" * Lalisa—Murine for Red
nest, Soreness, Granula
tion, I tchingand Burning
ol the Eves or Eyelids;
irina or GoM
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The Old Year ;
and the New \
The Old Year sat beside the heiydh.
In thoughtful mood tho hour was late;
And ere he vanished from the earth.
The past he fain would contemplate.
"I brought a wealth of Joy for those
Who had o'erburdened been with grief,"
He said, "and tor unnumbered woes
Furnished the cordial of relief.
*'To some I gave a garden's bloom.
Sweet pansies and forget-me-nots;
To some the cypress and the tomb.
The barrenness of desert spots.
With love I tarried for a while
feet Elysian air;
And bidding Hope serenely smile
Across the threshold of Despair..
"I entered on my natal hour
Burdened alike with bliss and bane.
Commissioned by my Lord to dow
Some hearts with ease, and some with
Where happiness had rich increase;
I shall be honored long, I know;
But those I robbed of Joy and peac
They will be glad to have
" I ' v ® followed many a bridal train:
Have watched by many a lonely bier;
With birih and death, with loss and gain,
Made up the record of the year,
And now beside December's gate
Where hames the year's alarum
1 pause to scan ihe past and wait
The sound of my own funeral knell.
Five!—An angelic song awoke!
Six!—Surely are the fetters riven.
Sevenl—Soon I shall bear the (Inal stroke—
Eight!—Chime sweetly with tho clock of
Ninel—I am nearer to my goal!
Ten!—Time must eternity begin!
Eleven!—Awake. Immortal soul!
Twelve!—Farewell! and let the New Tear
"One!—How the hours have slipped away!
cep with sore re
Three!—Could I still on earth delay—
Î— Some good I might accomplish
"I come the OUI Tear's debts to pay!
I come his promises to keep :
To walk upon du
Ami deck the grave where dear ones
Where he gave smiles T may give tears.
Life's path with good or 111 best
For unto him who views the years
The new is old, the otd Is new!"
—Josephine pollard. I
New Year's at
SA! DEE ESTELLE BALCOM.
ELL. what have you
done for your country
It was the eve of
the new year and Dale
Webster, hailed by a
companion s o 1 d 1 e r, j
threw his knapsack
within their ten) Just '
behind the heavy ar
tillery at the front "somewhere in
"Oh. brought In a captive," was his
careless reply. "Ran into the skulker,
marched him Into camp and left him in
the guard house. Any letters?"
"Nary a letter. They say the mail
packs here are four days overdue, but
they're rushing holiday stuff to the
Dale Webster sighed and Ids face
grew wistful. "I've been expecting one
letter particularly. You're my frleud,
"After your carrying me on your
back half dead across the worst part
of No Man's Land, with the Boches
plugging away lor keeps, I guess so !"
"And yon remember Winnie Trask?"
"As a memory sweet and fragrant
as a Held of daisies !"
"Well, one night In a dugout I Just
couldn't help but write her way back
home there what I ought to have said
to her before we left. Three months,
and no word. I fancy I was too pre
sumptuous. If I knew that Winnie was
caring for me, thinking of me, at home,
I'd never get lonesome. I'd fight double
to get this mix-up over and back to
her—bless her !"
"Don't lose hope," encouraged Roy
Bartley. "One of the fellows just got
a letter, written by his sweetheart last
September. It has been chasing him
all over the frontier. About your pris
oner—make you any trouble?"
"Not a bit of It," declared Dale In a
spirited way. "The bear—"
"The bear!" repeated Roy In
''Oh, I forgot to tell you that
catch was a bear," spoke Dale. "1
came across him curled up In a pit, a
Nincteen-Nineteen, welcome I
Oh. 1 m glad you've come 1
Though you're yet a my»tery—
Tongue diicreetly dumb.
Nineteen-Eighteen, scurrying 1
That's because you're here.
And!' m glad— '•but, just a moment.
Till 1 dry this tear.
He was kind to me you see ;
Kind as I deserved ;
Though, when it came to punishment.
His jtubze never swerved.
But I've let him cany ol
All unpleasant things ;
Keeping safe in Memo-y's box
Only that which sings.
performing bear, strayed from nom«
mountebank master In one of the torn
barded villages. Soon ns Ae saw i te
he noted frightened and numble. and
when I patted Him uttered a Jolly
growl, turned a somersault and stood
on his head."
"You don't mean It!"
"Come, I'll show you."
Dale led the way to the guardhouse.
Outside of It was gathered a noisy
group. Half way up the flagpole was
a great shaggy monster who cleverly
reversed himself, slid to earth, turned
a dozen graceful somersaults and
walked around on his hind feet.
"Oh, we'll put him on our vaude
ville program as the one .leading at
traction tomorrow !" voted a dozen ob
servers. ''What's the row !" as cheer
ing echoed from the other end of the
encampment. From a dust-covered,
battered automobile two men were
throwing off packages.
"Belated mall," announced the
driver. "Section A. Throw off the
plunder, men, and yon hungry fellows
grab and distribute."
Boxes, packages, tled-up bundles of
newspapers and letters passed from
hand to hand. Itoy Bartley was most
active In the work of sorting out the
"Something for you. Dale," he called,
poising a square box before hurling It.
"I say." inspecting the marks on the
box." It's been up and down the whole
battle line !"
"See If there isn't a letter." directed
Dale, placing the box beside a tent,
and bis eyes were eager and hopeful.
the box held remembrances
from some home group, but his soul
was hungry for something more prized.
"Nothing for you." called out Itoy,
running over the letters In Ids hand.
"Hey! look out for your box!"
Itoy spoke Just in time. Old Rruln.
unnoticed, had been -nilflng Intrusive
ly at the box. Then he ligd pawed it.
his claws piercing the f-dl pasteboard.
He Acted Frightened.
Ha sniffed again, uttered a satisfied
gruut, and. seizing It In his powerful
Jaws, shook it.
"Whoop! a fruit cake!" yelled a
watchful soldier, and grasped It ns It
rolled to the ground. "Hurrah !"
Some knitted socks and a dozen lit
tle packages tied up with ribbon fell
out of the shattered receptacle. Dole
uttered a sharp gasp. Among them
was a letter. He snatched It up and,
aflu.sh and quivering, secreted it in his
But not.for long. When he had di
vided the cake among his Importunate
comrades nnd gathered up the num
berless mementoes from home, he got
to his tent speedily. He opened the
precious missive, his eyes : park led. he
kissed it fervently and his face fairly
What a wild, riotous, fun-produclug
New Tear's day! Old Bruin did him
self proud, and Dale never sang the
patriotic songs apportioned him on the
program so thrilling!)-.
"I say." observed Roy quizzically as
the day waned, "you've acted like some
wild schoolboy !"
"Reason to!" cried Dale fervently,
nnd his heart benf faster against Ihe
cherished missive lying next to It—
the letter from Winnie saying; "I have
always loved you, nnd. though half
the world separates us, I love you now
more than ever!"
Aesop nnd the author of Tom Saw
yer agree In their mental • v 1 —»—.v,
After describing the menial attitude
of some creatures Aesop says
smaller the mind the greater the
conceit. Mark Twain tells about the
officious superintendent of a small Sun
day school In his "showing off"
ment* and calls It "Insect authority."
The species Is common, turning, up In
all sorts of functions nnd places. It's
that subtle something that wants to be
always In the limelight and has noth
ing to show. It's the bluster nnd Hie
bluff Hint takes the place of Inward
self-control. It has no effective con
nection with reason. It just sputters
nnd spits parade rod fire, nnd fool*
Itself Into thinking It's making an Im
pression. It Is, but It's one of Insect
Tall Hat for Petite Woman.
It Is not possible for Ihe too short
woman to "add a cubit to her stature,"
but the thoughtful girl can do much
by the old of high heels and tall hats,
A new winter ehnpenu Is specially de
signed to offset one's lack of Inches,
and adds distinction besides. R Is
artful fifing up of block velvet v
a soft. Inspiring white wing mounting
effectively up th«. front.—Betty Brown,
POLES OF MATERIAL I
ALL INDUSTRIAL PLANTS WERE
STRIPPED AND DISMANTLED
AND FOOD TAKEN.
It la Estimated It Will Take Two
Billion« Dollars to Repair Damage
Done During German Occupation
and Give Nation Fresh Start.
Warsaw. — Boland was stripped of
all materials and machinery during the
German occupation which ended -No
vember 11. On that day a few thou
sand soldiers of the Polish legion, aid
ed by the population of Warsaw, dis
armed more than -0,000 German sol
diers who hud planned a revolt against
their own officers. All food and all
telephone wires were removed by the
Germans. All Industrial plants were
robbed and dismantled, with the re
sult that Poland wit, have a hard Job
to start in again, even if financial ami
political conditions were of the best,
observers say. Discussing the economic
situation in Poland, Stanlslau Barlow
ski. director of the Commercial hunk
of Warsaw, said to the correspondent
on I lecemher 22 :
•Tt will take nearly $2.000,000.000 to
repair the damage done during the
German occupation and to put us on
our feet properly and to develop our
great uatural resources.
"At the present time the economic
situation Is confused because Russian
rubles, Austrian crowns and German
marks are la circulation. The marks
are a heritage of the German occupa
RECORD BANK RESOURCES.
Comptroller of Currency Gives Re
markable Figures Regarding Banks.
Washington.—Resources of the na
tional banks of the country on Novem
ber 1, the date of the last call, aggre
gated $19,821,-KM,OOP. Comptroller of
ihe Currency Williams announced on
Sunday. This not only fas u new high
record, but was an Increase of $l,-777,
7J9,000 over the total shown by the
call last August 31.
The resources of - the national banks
of the United States, Mr. Williams said,
exceed the combined aggregate re
sources of the national banks of Issue
of England, the Dominion of Canada,
France, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway.
Sweden, Denmark, Japan ami Ger
many. ns shown by their latest avail
Mr. Williams also said that the na
tional banks' resources were only one
billion dollars less than the combined
resources of all state and other hanks
and trust companies in the country, ns
shown by their reports of June, 1017,
and that In the past five years the
growth of the resources of the national
Institutions had been greater than the
Increase which took place In the pre
ceding twenty-five years.
MEN BEING SENT HOME.
Demobilization Plan* Call for Dis
charge of 30,000 Men Daily.
Washington.—With a total of ISS.Ôffii
men discharged from the army during
the week ending December 14, General
March announced on December 21 that
the war department has about reach eil
the average of 30,000 discharges dally
for which the demobilization plans
On a seven-day basis, the average
for that week was 27,000 men per day,
but In many cases demobilization offi
cers did not operate on Sunday.
Additional units In this country des
ignated for early demobilization brings
the total of men so selectetd to 900,000,
General March announced. Up to the
date of the latest official reports,
20,903 officers had been honorably dis
WALTER HINES PAGE DIES.
Former Ambassador to Great Britain
Plneburst, N. C.—Walter Hines Page,
former ambassador to Great Britain,
died here December 21, after an Illness
of many weeks. Dr. Page's health be
gan to fall nearly a year ago, nnd he
gave up his post as American repre
sentative at the court of St. James
late In the summer.
Walter Hines Page was editor of the
magazine, The World's Work, and a
member of the publishing firm of
Doubleday, Page & Co., of Garden City,
L. I., when In March, 1913, President
Wilson appointed him American am
bassador to Great Britain.
Half Million Italians Lost In War.
Paris.—Five hundred thousand Ital
ians lost their lives In the war. Of
this number 200,000 were killed In
tlon. This statement was made to tho
correspondent Saturday by Salvatore
Barzilal, former member of the Italian
"Do you think the Hohenzollcrns
"Well," replied the nmu with the
anxious eyes, "it must be admitted
Hmt they're having their troubles. It's
pretty tinrd, you know, for a family to
be obliged to move around and And a
place to live this time of
The Late Unpleasantness
"I refer to the late
"Do you mean our own Civil
the more recent uuclvll one?"
I "CAMOUFLAGE" I
By MISS SUE NORRIS.
Harley Cox had achieved what the
other hoys thought « most enviable
fame—he was the biggest social «ne
in the Wilton summer colony.
Many fellow rivals wondered Just bow
be did It and didn't hesitate to In
quire. But Harley was tumble to offer
any practical assistance along tftls line.
It wasn't In the poor boy's power to
tell bow the trick was .Mimed.
The girl favored with bis Invitation
was considered especially lucky.
It any wonder, then, that all o
Ion's folks stood aghast at the thought
of Hurl showing such a marked pref
erence for III» society of Arllne Seri?
True, that girl was a sweetly refined
little thing and reasonably popular;
hut when one considered the
rang« of selection available to a man
of Hurl's standing It was stiirtllnj,: to
know that he preferred the little gov
erness In the Parknnm family. Hurl
and Arllne were slowly rounding the
curve, which would bring
In direct vision of the I'arkmun vc
"You nmy lea\e me here,
"But why should that be necessary,
Arllne? I want to prolong my happi
ness by seeing you to the very steps.
I'erlmps Mother I'orkman will Invite
me to tea."
"Well said, little hoy. hut very much
out of order after 1 have told you of
"Great guns, Arllne. do you—can you
think that I would consider any dlffer
ith a college cd
We have common interests and
Humid he very happy. Why dig Up
stuft concerning social and financial
differences which don't count at till ?"
Upon reaching the piazza Hurl shook
hands with Mrs. Parkman. saying at
the same time, "Congratulate me.
Mother Parkman. I've found The'
ence in social
You're a governess
lictllion which Is Hie
Hurl, armed with (lowers and candy
made a morning call at the I'nrkmun
home. Upon learning that Arllne had
made a hurried departure on an early
morning train, leaving no city address
after her. Hurl attempted to gain pos
session of himself sufficiently to leave
the flowers and
aunt in the household and depart.
» w* for an Invalid
The spacious rooms of the Granville
home were Ideal for the
poses to which they were frequently
subjected. Mrs. Granville was famous
because of her very successful social
gatherings. Tonight's dunce was no
Harley Cox respectfully excused
himself from the very lively gath
ering of younger debutantes to an
swer Hie summons of his hostess, Mrs.
"Now Hurl, my boy," snld Mrs.
Granville, "look your finest. I want
you to meet my best beloved niece.
So saying. Mrs. Granville led 'he
way to the farther end of the room.
Arriving there »he secured the atten
tion of one of the most attractive of
a group of girls und said, "Arllne. I
want to present—"
But she wasn't able to get any fur
ther for both Arllne and Harley in
sisted upon taking up all of the talk
ing space available.
Briefly explaining that he hud made
Arllne'» acquaintance. Marl quickly
took her out of the crowd.
Gaining a quiet comer, Hnrl de
manded an explanation of Arllne'* sud
den departure from Wilton.
In her quiet way Arllne said, "Yea.
Hurl I do owe you an explanation, 1
know. As to my residence, since
Aunt Martha's breakdown I bave been
IHIng here with tier. She Is such a
dear tnd so Induisant that I am able
to And plenty of time to write hero.
"I'erhaps I don't understand, Arllne.
What work do you mean? Do you
"Ôh. nb. I am finishing up my book.
When you met me I was working after
hours on the most vital port of my
story. There being no kiddles nt home
I wanted to go somewhere where I
might make their acquaintance In
der to secure atmosphere for my story.
"Why then did you let me believe
that you were really a governess?
Furthermore, why did yon run away
when I needed you most, Arllne?"
"I allowed you to gontlnue In
ror about my posltloe
since I felt happy to >jow that
cared regardless of my social position.
"Indeed," said Hnrl. "then I played
'second fiddle I' Although a man Isn't
ordinarily Interested tn the welfare of
his rival, I'd like to aak how the book
"Well, the publishers were satisfied
with earlier Installments of It and
anxious to have me send the Inter part.
But I've lost my ambition," she added
a little wistfully.
"And the cause of this loss of
billon, Arllne? Why has the
particularly Important book come Into
"Because It's nearly been to blnrae
for my losing something more essential
than the book," answered Arllne with
a tolltnle Mush.
"Blessed book," answered Hnrl while
he boldly took the girl' In his arms.
"Were It not for It, I might never have
met my dream girl,"
This, they both seemed
, to think,
would have been u most alarming trag
(Copyright. I Ml. by McCluro Newspaper
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THAT GOOD OLD RAIL FENCE
Ancient and Honorable and C>
•nt Institution That Held Hon
ored Plaça on the Farm.
Among the once necessaries of f„ rm
life that reflected prodigality In Hie
use of valuable timber
* the old
rail fence, observes the Columbus 1)1».
Like many other almost bv
gones of rural life. Its place In farm
wastefulness now la well
and yet It bad Its uses for which the
present straight Hue wire fencing
stretches were Hie home» of small uni
mal life that now
pea ring. Around Its timbers there grew
the nncultlvoted blackbe
raspberry, and aiming h»
•s liiere thrived the elder wfii,,.
fruit once was t
and whose blossoms
.•«voted pie material
were the found»
thm for elderberry
served of a winter even
wine th at iniHr.in*
>h when the
The rail fence, with Ils Invariable
•ns Ihe favorite probe.
Hon for Bob White In
from Its top he sang In the
■. nm r
the little rround
Front safe re
treat he chattered If s
busily engaged Ip gathering his stur»
of f*>od for Ihe
To the harvest hand It afforded pm.
fectlon nt the end of the le ; row for
a brief respite nnd It*
shaded nooks under v
Jug might be kept.
near to annoy hlm as le w««
t'hlcli th * water
hut royal timber vu»
fence constructed Î Black
smooth length* of the n*li tree
cleft hy numerous rail splitter* for |
Ihe "seven high" fence that stood lb» j
storms of decades.
« black walnut roll
There mis many
w ie se timber
would make the manufacturer of tun
chortle with satisfaction bid
be such a present supply of wood »I
NAMES IN ASIA'S GOLDEN ERA
What Genghi* Khan, Destroyer, and
Tamerlan*, Upbuflder, Accom
plished In Samarkand.
W heilerer one Is shown * rule !•
8«Wrkuo<l. Hie native oxpliilas dal
"Genghi* Khnn destroyed It." if i
momtment situ wears some intlltf
Its former grandeur "Tnmerlnne erect
Everywhere I» carried do»*
from generation to generation rome
rle* of Genghis Khan, the destroy«
and Tamerlane, the upbufider. ft ft
to Tamerlane, who reigned at Ihe red
of the fourteenth century. Hist Sea«
kend owes Us most beautiful w*
ment», Klsle F. Well write* la 1»
Magazine. With his exploit* he ft
*plred the Imagination of round« i
poet* of as many nations. Incled»
Christopher Marlowe, for he wft*
great sovereign and organizer M 0
a* a mighty conqueror.
Inn* returned to his capital after*
qutahlng most of Asia In- '?*« drift
mined to moke It the lovclleat <W*
the world. To Persia. MtsopftJ
India and China he sent for the ••
When T«ft ,
mu «lefP 1 **
hero to create their
Byzantine. Persian and Arabic I
cnees In art were nil melted Into*
feet harmony— green* and hin«
lowing Into each other like t* 1 *
and the sky—a vast and r* M
chorus of beauty.
Back In the sixteenth year of
reign of Kmperor Kwamma »
first poem written to the
mum, or klkn. hot away bef< "
enced abose all other*. ' r * 1 H
called the kukll, presided*^
the goddess Kuku Hlmn.
feast was first kept by Kmp'
Kami In 1011. And still tM •
follow the empress through»
ninth day of tM
( . rf *nuNI
ih their «
den* on the
month, Innnrlcnlly *1
ently watch the crimson
slender stems benea
The Helpful Sardine.
. it pout*
It no sooner ruins than
outlook generally has
lug the lust few week* In a «'
manner. First It w«s l*» 1 ®*
corn, then apples, «no n0 (
from the Bay of Fumly and *
bar i" tf < |u ' ! ,e Iir a
Nimlln«« I« «mormon*. 11,#? ^
northeastern Maine Is »
course, or, rather. il"' - Mu
Is u sardine; but the real F
ho Is doing bis utmost •"
Hoover's problem HK llter "
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