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North of Prance.—In a graveyard
west of Vimy there are buried 1,320 French soldiers and more than (100 English. The earth is bare on most of the English graves the French ones HIV older, but all are cared for alike by tiie Englishmen now in charge of the place. "We leave you our trendies smd our dead." said a French ollicer to an English one when the British army took over this part of the line, and both parts of the trunf are discharged with a will. SOLDIERS WHO GIVE UP LIVES IN BATTLE REST IN HONORED GRAVES What this means for the French one feels when one sees the journey of French soldiers' friends to their graves. The other day a French woman in deep mourning came here with a handful of white tlowers to place upon what was probably her son's grave, when there entered the cemetery one of the usual little bareheaded processions—an N. Every Effort Is Being Made in England to Care for the Dead and to Keep Clear the Records of Their Places of Burial—Use Is Made of Recognized Cemeteries Behind the O. showing the way then an Eng lish chaplain with his open book then, on a stretcher, the body sewn up in a brown army blanket, a big Union .Tack lying over it then half a dozen pri vates. As they passed the French woni JIII she rose and fell in at the rear of the procession. When 1 next saw them I lie men were standing round the new grave, the chaplain was reading aloud "dust to dust and ashes to ashes," imd the woman, a few yards away, was Kneeling on the ground. The service i»ver and the rest turning away, she came close to the grave, dropped the white flowers in and went back to the other grave empty handed. For the Moral Effect. One knew, though the woman could not, how all this would be told to the dead Englishman's comrades, and one l'elt the truth of Sir Douglas Ilaig'.s saying that a kind of spirit which "does not directly contribute to the successful termination of the war" may still "have an extraordinary moral value to the troops in the iield. as well to the relatives and friends of the lead at home." But for the work of the Army's Graves Registration units Lines Wherever Possible. this little scene and many other scenes equally binding, in their degree, to the friendship of England and France, could scarcely have taken place. the base. If killed in action he may still be buried in the old way some where near the trench. If so, the chap lain or ollicer who buries him reports the position of the grave, and one of the oliicers of the graves registration units visits it. verities the record, af fixes, if necessary, a durable cross, with the date, the man's name, rank, regiment and regimental number upon it, clearly stamped on aluminum tape, and enters these particulars and the exact site of the grave in the register. Hut the army has been quick to realize the desirability of burying its dead in the nearest of the three hundred or myre recognized cemeteries behind the line, where everything is done as ten derly and reverently as if the dead man were laid in an English church yard by his friends. Some of the cemeteries are great ex tensions of little village graveyards. Some were begun by special corps or divisions which wished to bury their dead all together. In one you find a separate plot, each with its special en trance, for Gurkhas, Sikhs and Pun jabis. Under the great trees of an other. where many of those who fell at Festubert are, some of the Indian sol diers have built, for their comrades, brick tombs of extraordinary massive ness. Keeping the Records. How Graves of Soldiers Are Cared For In France. In the early months of the war a man was -lily buried close to the place where iie fell. Wherever hard lighting h:,d !een. in France or gium. the eye of tiie traveler along the road- is struck by many low crosses sticking win of the ground—in tiie lields. in cottage gardens, in corners of farmyards and orchards, even on roadside strips of grass. Where the ground lias changed hands several times in the course of the war you may see, within a few hundred yards of each other, the gabled and eaved cross of the Prussians, with "ilier ruht in Gott" and a name painted white on a dark ground, and the beaded wire wreath of the French, with its requie scat or "Mort pour la France," and the plain-lined cross of the English, white or light brown or just the un painted wood. "In Loving Memory" of one or more oliicers or men. Even now inany of these isolated memorials are raised. The very position of some of them is eloquent. Near La Boisselle Is a cross inexpert ly made of two pieces of lath and let tered in pencil, "In loving memory of Second Lieutenant Regi ment. killed hen- July 1, 1!)1G." It stands scarcely ten feet in front of the line from which the British army ad vanced on tli!\t morning. You feel when you see it the thrill of the first moments of the long battle of the Sorrnrie—the subaltern giving the word to his men. and himself springing first out of the trench and falling almost at once and the lnen pressing on. Care of the Dead. In the autumn of 1914 the necessity for a continued organization to under take the supervision of graves was recognized, and in March, 1015, the or ganization of the Commission of Graves Registration and Inquiries under "Sir. Fabian Ware, who received a commis sion for the purpose of the work, finally assumed its present shape. Under the directorate are the graves registration units in the different spheres of military activity. When an officer or man is killed at the front or dies of wounds his burial is at once repotted to the director as well as to At Villers aux Hois the French buried 2.r(K) of those who were killed in win ning the Vimy ridge. On each grave, at the foot of its wooden cross, there is still stuck in the earth, neck down ward, the bottle in which the first hasty record of the internment was placed. A tiny chapel at the end shel ters the Christ brought from the ruined Calvary of Carency and a little col ored image of the Virgin riddled with German bullet holes. In all the ceme teries the graves registration units keep the graves. Hritish and French, in repair they sow grass and plant tlowers and shrubs, under the advice of the headquarters of Hritish gardening at Kew. A few of these places are al ready gay with autumn tlowers in full bloom. The directorate at Winchester House, ill James' square. London, answers every inquiry sent by a soldier's friends and will, if desired, take a photograph of a grave and send it to them for nothing, thanks to the funds provided by the Red Cross. The di rector and bis officers co-operate with the French engineers, sanitary authori ties and communal councils in making arrangements to take advantage of the noble and moving gift made by the French nation on December 28, 15)15, when the law was passed which ac quired forever, in the name of the French government, the special ceme teries where most of the British dead in France are buried. In all wars it has been one of the fears haunting a soldier's friends that his body may be utterly lost. Even in this war there have been such irretriev able losses. But in no great war has so much been done as in this to pre vent the addition of that special tor ment to the pain of anxiety and of be reavement. UNLUCKY DAY FOR ANIMALS Farmer's Fall Started Series of Mis haps in Indiana Community That Were Disastrous. Hammond, Ind.—Henry Weaver, a farmer residing near Hammond, Ind„ fell from the branch of a tree he was trimming and landed on a pig, break ing its back. Weaver sustained two broken legs. The commotion started his horse whicli in turn frightened a colt. The colt jumped a fence and rnn into a clothesline fastened to a post. Tho post was hurled through the air with such force that it killed a cow. The colt ran on and sustained fatal injuries on a barbed wire fence. When a veterinarian arrived to attend the colt, he ran over and killed Weaver's dog. Fined $30 for Burning $20. Phlllipstown, N. Y.—Patrick Murphy was fiued $30 for burning a $20 bill during a quarrel with his wife over just how they would share the note. INDIAN MAID MAKES HiT Tsiauina Uedfeatlier. a Creek In dian and a direct descendant of Te cumseh, has just captivated official Washington in a concert. Her spe cialty is the singing of Indian songs in mezzo soprano. She was reared in Oklahoma and was fortunate enough to attract the attention of a philanthro pist who provided for her education. She has justified the confidence of her patron by earning and paying back practically all the money advanced for her education and is giving promise of a brilliant career. She designs and makes all her clothes, including the Indian costumes which she dons for her songs. IS CHASED TO A FORTUNE Western Man, Pursued by Rattlesnake, Found Rich Claim in Arizona Desert. Los Angeles.—"Pursued by a Snake, or $100,000 to the Good," might be the title of a thriller enacted in the Arizona desert, near Wit tenberg, by Herman Hertz of Los Angeles, Cal., and a six-foot rattle snake. Hertz was a visitor at the town, and, while walkiug about the neighborhood, encountered the snake. Hertz dashed madly forward in the general direction of California with the snake in pursuit. The man proved to be somewhat of a sprinter but the snake was no slouch either. It was gaining rapidly when something un expectedly happened. Hertz neared a prospector's hole and his eye told him that he could not leap the chasm. He stopped abrupt ly and turned to await the end. But the snake was not so cunning. It slid on and on until it plunged into the abyss, breaking its neck in the fall. The Californian took a deep breath and looked about him. The opening in the earth showed that it had been deserted for .some time. He picked up some pieces of stone that gave unmis takable evidences of gold. Keep ing bis secret to himself he went to Wittenberg and bought the property. Recently he sold his holdings for $100,000. THIS HOUSE ON WHEELS Pennsylvanian Has Evolved Plan for Avoiding Gossip and the Boredom of Undesirable Neighbors. Berwick, Pa.—Charles Woll has de cided that lie does not want to live in the same neighborhood all the time, so instead of investing his savings iu a house and lot lie lias had a house built on wheels. The house is one story with two rooms and is supported by an iron frame set on three-inch iron wheels. Woll, in planning this scheme, says he will solve many difficult problems. If he does not like a community, he can get a team or a tractor engine and pull his home to some desirable spot. No conditions can be forced on liiin, he says. This is the advantage of the house on wheels. If the neigh bors' children annoy him, or if the neighborhood gossip is not pleasant, he ean move on. Woll declares that the portable house will till all his needs. He says he dislikes living in the same local ity ail the time and that with many va cant lots to choose from he can move as often as lie pleases. Man With Nerve. Douglas, Wyo.—Henry Stephens, living about fifty miles north of Doug las, who is now under a doctor's care here, is a good example of a man with nerve. Stephens broke his leg by a fall while out on the range alone. He managed to mount his horse and rode ten miles to a sheepherder's camp be fore receiving any help. Then he rode 00 miles to Douglas to get a physician. He is getting along well and will be all right again. Officiated at 1,435 Funerals. Columbus Grove, O.—Rev. George B. Garner, pastor of the Christian church at Berkey, near Toledo, came to Co lumbus Grove the other day to preach the funeral sermon of Joseph Mc Kenna. He said that since removing to Berkey, some five years ago, he had been called hack to Allen and Putnam counties to preach at 37 funerals. Dur ing his pastorate of 46 years he has officiated at 1,435 funerals. OBSERVERS NEAR MONASTIR irrr r. rrwf Two observers of the allies in the mountains north of Monastir watching the movements of the Bulgarian troops which had been driven from that Serbian city. BRIEF INFORMATION The United States coast guard last year saved 1,507 lives. Argentina has enacted civil serv ice retirement legislation. Some spiders in Java make webs so strong that It requires a knife to sever them. William U. Garnett or Augusta, Me., Is building a one-room house In a large tre£ on his estate. Practically all the 25,000 tons of pa per manufactured dally in this coun try Is made from wood pulp. An electric blower takes the place of towels In the washrooms of some large Industrial establishments. VICTIMS OF CRUEL WAR'S RAVAGES r&r. Home again! And this is what they found. A touchi.ig scene, common enough behind the tiring lines in Europe, ihowing the remains of a French peasant's farmhouse after it was raked with big guns. The sole belongings of this typical homeless family are packed in the bag which the peasant is carrying on his shoulder. SAVING THE MACEDONIANS FROM STARVATION Mm "\4 Famine prevuils in northern Macedonia, and the Greeks are being fed bv the French military kitchens. The photograph shows a group of poor children waiting around one of the kitchens for a meal. Deaths from accidents in the United States aggregate 35,000 per year, while the injuries t. estimated to affect 2, 000,000 persons every year. Land covers 29 per cent of the earth's area, and 14 per cent of the land is less than 500 feet above the seu level. Electric locomotives are in use in Switzerland, in which powerful elec tro magnets are used Instead of coup lings In drawing cars. ONE OF OUR NEW ANTIAIRCRAFT GUNS Rubber that has lost Its elasticity may be rejuvenated by immersing It for five minutes in a bath of glycerin mixed with 25 times Its volume of distilled water and heated to 70 de grees Centigrade and then drying it with filter paper. New type ot antiaircraft gun now being used by the battleships of the United States navy. This picture, one of the first to be taken of the new weapons, was taken on board the recently commissioned torpedo-boat destroy er Davis. There are two of these guns on the newer boats in the torpedo class. --v. If the sea should rise one-twenty sixth part of Its depth, one-half of the land would be under water. Bessie Arnell, a Chicago nurse, re cently received a $500,000 bequest in the will of an aged woman she once nursed. Mrs. Wilson Register Payne, sister of Charles M. Sinclair, chief of the bu reau of birth registration of the mu nicipal health department of Balti more, will hold down her brother's job for him while he goes on the coun try's business as a member of the Na tional Guard. Several large French insurance com panies keep records of their clients' teeth to insure identification after death. AMother's Burden A mother who suffers kidney trou ble, finds it hard to keep up her dally work. Lameness, backache, sharp pains when stooping and "blue", ner vous or dizzy spells, make home life dreary. Active kidneys bring back vigor, health and a pleasure In fam ily duties. If the kidneys are weak try a box of Doan's Kidney Pills. A North Dakota Cue Mrs. I. Iverson, HUlsboro, N. D., •ays: "My back ached so severely at times that I had to walk all stooped lover. 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"I take it to mean he won't glvs cent."—Louisville Courier-Journal. TORTURING SKIN TROUBLES That Itch, Burn and Disfigure Healed by Cuticura. Trial Free. Bathe with plenty of Cuticura Soap and hot water to cleanse and purify. Dry lightly and apply Cuticura Oint ment to soothe and heal. This stops itching instantly, clears away pimples, removes dandruff and scalp irritation, and heals red, rough, sore hands. Free sample each by mail with Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. I* Boston. Sold everywhere.—Adv. KEEN MEMORY FOR FACES Colonel Roosevelt Remembered, After Two Years, Man Whom He Had Only Met in a Crowd. Colonel Roosevelt has one of the most wonderful memories I ever heard of, particularly for faces and names," said C. E. Embree of the Maine Farm ers' Union. "I first met him some where about 190G at Riverhead, Long Island, when perhaps 3,000 persons were introduced to him. "About two years later I met him on the street at Oyster Bay. He was in his shirtsleeves, swinging along to the postoffice, and being hailed by every one who saw him, old and young, I said: 'Good morning, sir,' as we met. "He paused, rather squinted at my face and slowly replied: 'Good morn ing. Your name Is Embree, is it notT I admitted it, in astonishment at his memory, and asked, 'But where did you meet me?' and as quickly as a flash came: 'Riverhead, wasn't it?" 'But you met 3,000 men that day.' 'O, that doesn't make any difference.' "The next meeting with the colonel was In 1912 at Nashua, N. H. I was passing around one car to take an other and stepped little one side to allow a man to pass. He casually looked at me and sang out with a smile: 'Hello, Long Island!' and was gone. It is wonderful to me that man's memory of names and faces."—Kenne bec Journal. A kiss returned is a kiss unearned. 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