Lose Election Bets: Punishment Fits the Crime
W YORK.Two men In early middle liferoughly dressed in army
foresters* trousers and khaki shirtstrudged down upper Broad-
way between Yonkers and Van Cortlandt park. At 12:55 they crossed the city
line. The tall, slender hiker clapped
his bulky companion on the back and
"We've gone over the top, W. G. 1"
"Right you are comrade! Three
hip-hips and a flock of hurrahs!"
The knights of the road were W.
B. Martin and William G. Sage, Chi
cago business men. The little scene
at the city line meant they had com
pleted a 40-day hike from Chicago
to New York"a hike of health,"
they called it, occasioned by a couple
of wrong bets on the recent Chicago municipal election. Sage was for
Sweitzer, Martin for Hoyne, and Thompson won. Said Sage:
"It's been the .greatest, most healthful experience of our lives. lake
Falstaff, I've larded the green with my fat* and we're both hard as nails."
"And what we don't know about the following commodities Isn't worth
knowing." put In Martin. "American .mud, weather, hotels, farmhouses,
blisters, socks and food. We walked through snow, torrents, mud, thunder,
lightning and cyclones. The last at Napoleon, Ohio."
The hikers left the South Shore Country club on April 15. They stopped
one day in Cleveland, another fn Poughkeepsle. The rest of the time they
averaged 25 miles a day. The way led through Elkhart, Fremont, Cleveland,
Erie (Pa.), Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany. They slept in hotels and wayside
farmhousesmostly the latter.
Each carried a 20-pound pack with extra socks, shoes, shaving utensils
and a medical kit. Each wore out five pairs of shoes and 40 pairs of socks.
Neither was sick for a day, although they encountered every variety of
New York was the most hospitable state they found. People were afraid
of them in Indiana and drove them off. In Ohio the country folk treated them
They enjoyed a huge steak at the hotel, having lived principally on eggs,
pork chops and fried potatoes.
They wired the University club, Chicago, that they had paid their debts
and were square with the world.
The "Little Grenadier" Dies on Duty, at Salute
thirteen-year-old Thomas Miller heard his dad tell his
mother that Henry would be home from France before long he constituted
himself half of a Chicago reception committee of two. The Baltimore and
Ohio tracks run along the rear of the
Miller home at 1367 West Fifteenth
street. The other half of the recep- ,3^\^m^W\
tion committee was Bags, the terrier.
The little grenadier, as neighbors
and railroad men had come to call
him, waa a familiar figure. Wearing
his khaki suit and his homemade Sam
Brown belt, he would stand bravely
at salute as the troop trains passed,
bis tin sword in his right hand and a
small American flag in'his left.
Henry was In France with the,
One Hundred and Ninth infantry. H has been gassed and has three\wound
stripes. To Thomas, Henry was a bigger hero than General
There was a great stir in the Miller household oneFrlday night. Henry,
It was reported, might be on the nine o'clock train. The folks decided they
would go up to the tracks when the train passed. J:H
They told Thomas he had better stay at home it would be too dark for a
hoy. Thomas said nothing. They left him at home. When they returned he
was not there. The night passed and no word ttom him. ,_,.*,
Two track walkers early the next morning found a smalVbedraggled
terrier, shivering from the chill and rain, standing beside the crushed body of
the hoy's right hand was a small tin sword, twisted out of shape la
his left hand was a small, mud-spattered American flag, torn to shreds.
The little grenadier had died on duty, at salute.
Huma Nature Seems to Be Pretty Muc the Same
AKE FOBEST, ILIIt seems that human nature Is pretty much the same,
Whatever the stratum. Now, you take a certain girls' school here. Aristo-
cratic folk all over this broad land who have a daughter they want finished
and polished in the most approved
style send her to this school. It is
the ultima thule of gentilitythe last
word In refinementthe humdinger of
hlghbrowlsm, as it were.
/Yet, take it from Mrs. Charles
Geppert, wife of the caretaker of the
Robert G. McGann Lake Forest resi
dency the girls who attend this school,
on occasion, have some very plebeian
habits. The simple fact that five of
these girls have been expelled, and 24
Other held Incommunicado, following
Mrs. Geppert's testimony, appears bear out her opinion. The McGann
house is Just over the ravine from the school. Mrs. Geppert deposes that
when she cams to air out the place the other day preparatory for Its sum-
mer occupancy, she ran Into a muss that staggered her. Mud, mud and mud.
All over the place. Cigarette ashes, and cigarette stubs, sprinkled on top of
the mud. _
My dear, yon should have seen that studio! Trinkets of Mrs. McGanna
missing. Letters of Mrs. McGann's read and scattered all about And the
cent of the cigarette smoke and the hint of the giggles permeating the
And somebody or bodies, pears like, had been walking on the beds In his
or her shoes!
Miss Eloiss Treman, principal of the school, says the girls don't smoke.
Oh, they might have used some sheets to play ghost
The Costa Rican "Prisoner" of .Wil Rose Far
JULMm Ellta P. Crane, beautiful Costa Rican wife of Herbert
P. Crane of Chicago, has filed a separate maintenance suit la the Kane
county circuit court at Geneva. The twenty-one-year-old wife charges per
sixty-year-old husband with cruel and
He sent the tillage constable last
week to put her dear Mend, Miss Ella
M. Lang, oat of the mansion at Wild
Rose farm, near St Charles, saw
Mrs. Crane asks not only the cus
tody of her son, Raphael Antonio
Pisa Crane, who Is six months old, bat
wants, to be supported la the luxury
te which she has been accustomed.
and wants am Injunction to keep Mr. ...^K
Crane from forcMy driving Miss Lang from thehoase. ***Z^***
injunction to prevent him from transferring or selling Ids property sad utter
wealth so that she shall he deprived of suitable alimony. She says as
threatened to arrange things so that she could J^jot^g.
Mrs. Crane tens how she lived In luxury before her nmrrlage that her
elderly suitor, whom she married May 5. "**Z??iX?ifJ
more than her own father esald afford. He did. st first Use up to his agree*
nent Lster he pat her en Wild Bess fsnn sad
there the entire
THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH. MINN.
Capita of Leagu
Geneva and the New Bridge.
The Rome of the Caesars
pre-eminence in this respect for many
ages, now yields to Geneva, which,
since John Calvin's time, has been call
ed "the Protestant Rome," writes Irv
ing R. Bacon in the Detroit Free Press.
Geneva is to be the capital of the
league of nations, which Is but another
way of saying the capital of the world.
Thus the peace conference at Paris
In the middle of the nineteenth cen
tury, when, under the quasl-dlctator
ship of James Fasy, the radicals of
the Swiss canton Geneva spent money
with almost reckless extravagance to
develop and modernise the city, de.la
Rive, a conservative, exclaimed:
"They want to make Geneva the
smallest of the great cities oh, that
they would only allow her.to remain
the greatest of the small cities!"
And now, seventy years after he
expressed this wish, it Is about to be
realized for from now on it Is there
that the parliament of nations will hold
its sessions and the roads from all
ends of earth will focus there.
The census of 1911 gave Geneva In
the neighborhood of 150,000 Inhabi
tants, divided almost evenly between
Protestants and Catholics. In point of
languages the French preponderated
nearly seven to one as compared with
On Beautiful take Leman.
The city is the southwesternmost
point of Switzerland. It Is on the pic
turesque Lake Leman (called also Lake
Geneva), and Is divided Into halves,
the old and the new towns, by the
River Rhone. The number seven fig
ures geographically in Geneva as It
does In Rome. The latter city has
seven hills Geneva, seven bridges.
Geneva, however, is of but recent
date compared with Rome. It was lit
tle more than a village of the Allo
broges, a Gallic tribe, when Rome was
mistress of the world. Julius Caesar
took his stand there when he heard
that the Helvetians (the Swiss of to
day) bad decided to emigrate from
their own country, which they had
come to consider as too cramping for
their national growth.
"They shall not pass," was Caesar's
watchword. And two-thirds of the
Helvetian people perished in a futile
attempt to force their passage through
the Roman provinces. It was the be
ginning of the Gallic war, which lasted
nine years and'became the fulcrum by
which Caesar raised himself to the po
sition of dictator of virtually the whole
Birthplace of Rousseau.
Few cities have produced so many
illustrious sons or been the arena for
the activity of so many great men as
Geneva. Jean Jacques Rousseau was
born there. And It Is no small coin
cidence that the city of his birth should
have been chosen as the capital of a
league of nations of a democratized
world. For to no other one man does
democracy owe a greater debt than to
Rousseau. His pen was the flail
which first set thrones a-tottering.
Kingcraft began to decay beneath the
corroding assaults of reason which he
leveled'at the "divine rights" upon
which royal prerogatives were based.
Lord Byron's noble tribute to both
Geneva and Rousseau constitutes si
most the entire theme of the third
canto of his magnificent "Chllde
The same great poet has also cele
brated the misfortunes of another Gen
evan In the well-known poem of "The
Prisoner of Chillon."
Chtllon Is castle on top of a crag
which rises perpendicularly nearly 1,-
000 feet above Lake Leman. Hera,
early In the fifteenth century, Francois
de Bonnivard, prior of St Victor, was
Where Calvin Ruled.
In 15S2 William Favell, Protes
tant preacher from Dauphlne, who had
Just won Vaud. a Swiss caflton. to
Protestantism, made his appearance at
Geneva. His success was so consider
able that he established his home there
and. In the following year, Geneva en-1
tered Into closer religious relations
with the Swiss city of Berne, which
had embraced Protestantism. Frlboarg,
which remained loyal to its old faith,
from the alliance with
Geneva. On August 10, 1535, Geneva
formally adopted Protestanism.
A year later, John Calvin, a refugee
from France, stopped at Geneva, in
tending to remain there only one night
Favel induced him to protract his visit
In 1538 the opposition succeeded In
having Favel and Calvin expelled but,
although Favel never returned, Calvin
went back la 1541, and gained such an
ascendancy that he was soon enabled
to set up a theocratic form of govern
ment, with himself at the head. He
was, at that time, In his thirty-second
The site of Calvin's house, at Ge
neva, is at No. 13 Grand Rue. That of
Rousseau, which still stands, Is at
No. 40, the same street.
After the French revolution the city
was the capital of a French depart
ment, but In 1814 It became the twenty
second canton of the Swiss confedera
tion. Slnco that time the history of
Geneva, as regards Its foreign policy,
has been Identical with that of the
PROTECT THE MIAMI VALLEY
Work of Protecting Immense Reser*
voire One of the Greatest Projects
of the Kind.
Were it not for the fact that the
United States has been engaged In
the greatest of world wars, the build
ing of the five dry reservoirs as part
of a flood-prevention plan In the Mi
ami valley would arrest the attention
of the nation, says Howard Egbert in
Popular Mechanics Magazine. Further
than that, International construction
experts would be watching the work
with considerable Interest, because the
project Is by far the greatest of Its
kind ever attempted in this country.
The plan, of course, is to Insure per
manent protection to the more than
700,000 inhabitants living In the Miami
conservancy district, a regipn follow
ing closely the Miami river, an Im
portant but not navigable waterway
which threads Its way through south
ern Ohio counties. The cost Is esti
mated at $20,000,000. More than 2,000
men are required to complete the con
struction work, and three years as a
minimum Is the length of time esti
mated as necessary to carry out the
designs of the district Five huge re
tention basins, or dry reservoirs, ore
being constructed, all of them now well
under way. To construct any one of
these dams means the figging, trans
porting, depositing and compacting of
from 850,000 to 4,000,000 cubic yards
(it earth. For the Miami river chan
nel the estimate Is 4,000,000 cubic
yards. Dams and river together will
mean the excavation and transporta
tion In all of some 13,000,000 cubic
yards of earth.
The flood-conservancy project con
sists of the dry-reservoir system,
which, once constructed, will occupy
five different tracts of land In the dis
trict. At unusual periods of high wa
ter It Is designed to permit all over
flow water to run Into these basins.
They will be so stoutly constructed
that they cannot break under pressure
of millions of gallons of water. The
river channel, thus relieved of the ad
ditional burden of high water, will not
be threatened, and the customary dan
ger of banks breaking or overflowing
is entirely eliminated.
Beet Way te stain Floor.
To stain your floor a dark walnut
have the floor perfectly stean, then
take a pound of burnt umber ground
In oil paint stores sell- this prepara
tion. Next take boiled linseed oil and
mix enough of the umber with It to
color the oil. but not thicken It Try
en a small piece of board and add um
ber until you have the required shade.
Rub this Into the floor until the stain
eeases to come off and the wood Is of
S rich wslnut brown. Some of the
color may dry out In wMeh case an
other coat should be applied.
teast she Could Do.
Cholly tried to kiss me, upset the
canoe, fell out ruined his new suit and
was nearly drowned. He's In the hos
"Welir "What should I doT
"I think you ought to go round and
rive him hat kiss."Louisville Got*
American Common Sense Will Recognize
Soon the Value of Thrift Stamps
BY THE WIFE OF THE SECRETARY OF AGRICULTURE
Lessons have crowded thick and fast on Ameri
cans in the last five years. We have all learned some
thing, some a great deal, others only a little, but the
lessons which touched the highest and the lowest were
the increased coat of commodities and the consequently
diminished purchasing power of the dollar.
In this fortunate land of ours we have thought
that food, like air, was a natural possession we awake
to find half the world starving and to realize the neces
sity of careful buying on our part for years to come.
We have spent money more freely than any nation on
earth we find now that a dollar is made up of a hundred cents, and that
only by saving them can we save the dollar.
To meet these conditions, to inoculate the habit of thrift necessary
in the changing conditions of life, and to educate its citizens, the govern-
ment has inaugurated the use of Thrift and War Savings stamps. They
are a new thing in American life, but with our strong native common
sense we shall soon recognize their value.
I find in my own case that the Thrift stamps are particularly useful
for my children. Their pocket money is divided into three parts: one,
a very small one, for immediate expenditure, one to go toward the Christ-
mas present to their adopted French orphan sister, and one for invest-
ment in Thrift stamps. For the little children the joy of purchasing
the stamp and fixing it in place on its card is sufficient inducement.
The older ones must sometimes be persuaded to sacrifice an immedi-
ate pleasure for a future need, but the conversion into War Savings
stamps and the promised increase finally satisfy them.
My little girl is saving toward a bicyclenot a high patriotic motive,
but very appealing at seven." Indeed, War Savings stamps make excellent
presents for very small children, to whom the stamp is quite as lovely
as a gold piece, and will yield excellent returns when they are old enough
to spend it.
Of course War Savings stamps are a splendid investment for all
people who can put aside only small sums. Their high rate of interest
and ease of conversion make them a good! investment Everyone who buys
a stamp becomes a shareholder in the government and is educated and
interested to that degree. We should make a personal effort to see that
buying is universal, if only for the reason that bolshevism cannot thrive
among those who have a stake in the government.
Let us show our appreciation of an opportunity for safe investment
bringing good returns and aiding in the support of the government and
the establishment of thrift.
"OneCommon Slough of Despondency for
the Purpose of Experiment"
By W. O. LBE, Brotherhood of RaOrSsd Tialnmsn
The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen has no part or sympathy in
any of the plans that pretend the hope of the world is only to be found
in its destruction. The organization is 100 per cent American. It does
not subscribe to any theory that proposes to throw everybody into one
common slough of despondency for the purpose of experimenting in the
hope that out of this general mental and physical misery an average may
come that will bring about a general better condition of affairs for a
majority of the people.
We stand for no such doctrine of destruction and ruin we believe
in the government, and stand as 100 per cent Americans ready to defend
our principles and our faith.
As proof of the brotherhood's loyalty and Americanism 16,000 mem-
bers of the organization took their places willingly in the ranks, and
almost two hundred are "sleeping in France."
The Brotherhood of Bailroad Trainmen has neither part nor pur-
pose in any scheme that proposes to destroy this government or take from
any citizen either privilege or property that properly belongs to him we
have no sympathy with any plan that finds its basic purpose in the destruo-
tion of government or the organized forms of law and order we do not
subscribe to any propaganda that proposes a policy of destruction to find
in a common basis of misery its expected hopes for reconstruction.
Make Schoolboy's Soula Temple and No
Fanatic Can Change It To a Sewer
By WILLIAM HEYUCER. Wife*of Bsjs* Boss*
Today, for the first time in the history of the world, victorious
nations seek to create a peace bated on justice rather than on greed. That
ideal of that peace wss nourished in America. It sprang from the soil
of a nation conceived in human liberty. It seeks to banish forever years
of horror such ss blanched the cheeks of civilization from 1914 to 1918.
It may succeed, it may fail but it marks a turning point in the ethics
and conscience of the world.
And yet, even as this great call from America is debated at the
peace conference, in the schoolhouses of America, according to charges
made by prominent educators, wolves in sheep's clothing are carrying on
a vicious propaganda to inoculate the American boy with the vims of
a diluted anarchy. What a ghastly calamity if our own boys, born to a
heritage of American freedom, absorb the poison that whispers that Amer-
ican idealism is nothing hut a meaningless phrase and that anarchy and
murder are to be preferred to law and order.
As against the sinister propaganda of anarchy cunningly urged on
him by men who have won bis confidence by reason of the dose associa-
tion of the classroom, give the boy the hook that upholds the American
ideal of fair play and honor. Give him the book that spells life to him
in terms of decency and right living. Give him the book that tells him
the glorious truth that his land is blest above all lands of the earth. Help
him to cultivate in his soul an eternal love of the true and the clean.
Hake his soul a temple, and as crack-brained anatie will ever succeed in
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