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There has been A constant drop since January, reach: Ing 564 In February, 403 la March, 344 In April and '333 In May, 1919. Arti cles not necessities have come down from 615 in January to 406 in May, and clothing, shoes, coal and light rep resented by 516 in January, have drop ped to 351 In May. , Lift off Corns! Doesn't hurt a bit and Freezona costs only a few cents. With your fingers ! Yon can lift off ny hard corn, soft corn, or corn be tween the toes, and the hard skin cal luses from bottom of feet. A tiny bottle of "Freezone" costs little at any drug store; apply a few drops upon the corn or callus. In stantly it stops hurting, then shortly you lift that bothersome corn or callus right off, root and all, without one bit of pain or soreness. Truly I No hum bug! Rather Neat. "I object to admitting the plaintiff's ankles as evidence." "On what grounds?" "Ahem ! Your honor, this is a breach of promise suit and I don't want my client's judgment to appear at fault in passing up. a pair like that." What Makes 'Em Attractive. "Is she . an Tattractive widow?" "I don't..knpw. I haven't heard yet how much insurance her husband left her." Dead Loss. She I can never be yours. Here are your presents. He All very fine. But what about those cigars 1 gave your father nnd those quarters I gave your little-brother? Boston Evening Transcript. The quietest people often create the biggest noise. Rnddon riches spoil many a good workman. ?7I?7J? Cesfs. Refreshes, Soothes, WMzjst Heals Keep your Eves i Strong and Healthy. It Xfj they Tire, Smart, Itch, or r?m Tvi:C Burn if Irritated, lUUR ELirJ Inflamed nr CrxmilatoH iao Afftirin nftfn. Safe f nr Infant nr Arittlt At all Druggists. Wri e for Free Eye Book. Jlarlaa Eye usedy Company, CbJcago, U. S. A. mi IpTKMUTIC tl-CAimCA VTK A mt uric. VTKA fcncAf-ncA ffKA&TlCA irrjc AurtCA 4rjrAtmcA CT1CA HEAIul Cut J VaniilviWMM I3iV Wis! j fcs1M,l.l P ' , ?; fe3 MSmMtrnt propi- sgt f"-T' ; 1 UUTICWI .k f J f JSSStew I0-IS j . -s lCALrTCA LTX t-TICAtnC unCit"r!t , s, : YourBeautyD TAUGHT WORK THEY LIKE Disabled Men Are Given Every Chance by Vocational Board. HOW ONE FOUND HIS JOB Unskilled Man, Wounded at Belleau Wood, Who Thought Engraving Fun Soon Proves Himself Expert Workman. Washington. A stoop shouldered man leaning on crutches came into the offices of the federal - board for voca tional education one morning and, look ing around the room, asked If this was the place where the soldiers who had peen. hurt, in the war could find some thing to do. - The agent of the board asked him to sit down, and told him the plan that the government had for helping the handicapped men of the army, navy and marine who had been disabled in . the service so that they might keep on with an active life. Maimed at Belleau Wood. "I reckon I was in the service, all right," the stoop shouldered one said, laying his crutches by the chair. "At Belleau Wood! Lord, what a day!" He let his hands drop listlessly be tween his knees and turning his eyes to the adviser, he said: "Well, how you goln' to help me? I have lost my left leg and I have about two dollars In my pocket and nowhere to get more. I never had a decent job in my life. I don't know how to do anything special and I don't care what It is you give me to do, just so It's something." he adviser talked to him for a bit and tried to discover just what this man could do. He had held odd Jobs here and there , but none led to any thing definite. He wasn't any more Interested In auto mechanics than in street sweeping, or in gardening than fu clerking. He sat there listlessly looking at his hands and left It to the adviser to decide. Every now and then he slowly turned a strange rlng"he had on Ms finger. Tfte adviser felt rather discouraged. He couldn't get a lead from this man's silence, and to get his confidence he asked to see the ring. The man . took it off and handed it to him. His face became suddenly animated. "I made that," he said. "Hammered it out of silver myself and engraved those fig ures on the outside. Nothing but some FOOD FOR TURKS ARRIVING ON CAMELS Under the direction of a French officer this camel transport, carrying load after lead of wheat and grain, is being brought into Constantinople, where the food riots are reported to have taken on a serious aspect HARD TO SAVE IN BOLIVIA Routh American Salaries Are Higher, But Also Living Cost, Writes Youth. Santa Fe, N. M. Saving money is a much harder task in South America than In the United States, -despite the higher salaries paid there, says Eu gene Lujan of Santa Fe, who recently resigned his position as clerk of the American legation at La Paz, Bolivia. In a letter to his father young Lu jan points out that, though one can earn more in South America than In North America, the cost of living is higher. Shoes which Sell fo $6 In the United States cost $12 in Bolivia. Bt.'ard and room amount to $80 a mcnth, laundry at least $12, and ev erything else In proportion. "Although Spanish Is the official lan guage," Lujan writes, "there are many dialects; for the population is consid erably mixed. We have Ayamaras, who are pure Indians; the Cholos, or half-breeds; the Bolivians, the Eng lish, the French and the Germans." WILLS ESTATE TO FRIEND George Nicholson Recognizes Close and Intimate Relations With James K. P. Pine. Minneapolis, . Mlnn.-The will : of George Nicholson of 1350 Bedford ave nue, late vice president of the United Shirt and. Collar company of Troy, N. Y who d fed in Atlantic City, provides for the deposition of an estate of un ascertained value. ' " The use of property, which consists jentirly of personality, will go to his widow for life, and at her death, will be distributed among relatives and friends. After the payment of the specific leg acies, the residue will go to a friend, James K, P.. Pine. Explaining his reason for this liberal bequest to Mr. Pine, Mr. Nicholson wrote: "In the foregoing provisions of this will in favor of my dear friend, James K. Pine and his family, I have recognized the close and intimate re lations which have existed between as." BEST playin' of mine," he added deprecat ingly. The adviser looked at the ring carefully. It was well done, with a certain look about the engravlnjj that gave him an Idea. "That's Just Play." "How would you like to learn en graving and get a good position at it?" "Doin' this? Say, this ain't work. It's just play, and nobody pays you for havin' a good time, do they?" "Let's have a try at It," suggested the adviser, "and see what happens." The federal board sent the man to learn engraving, and in a few months he was the best of all the workers in the jewelry store where he was em ployed. That ring, was the key that opened the door of success to him. He has ACIFIC Powerful 14-Inch Batteries For midable Feature of West ern Squadron. DID GREAT SERVICE IN WAR Big Naval Guns Mounted on Railway Carriages Were Strong Factor in Reducing the St. Mlhiel Sector. San Francisco, Cal. Not the-' feast interesting feature of the new Pacific fleet is the 14-inch guns, 12 of which are mounted on Admiral Hugh Rod man's flagship, the New Mexico, and several other ships of the fleet. 1 Design and construction of the 14 inch naval gun on railway mountings on the western front was one of the great accomplishments of the Ameri can navy during the war. The guns hurled 1,400-pound projectiles far be hind the German lines, and were a strong factor in reducing the "-' St. Mihiel salient Built In Record Time. The gun was designed, built and de livered in less than four months. On retary Daniels' official report, not a December 20, 1917, according to Sec- SSUE Philatelists Are Enthusiastic Over Latest Curios. Small Nations of Europe Resort to Odd Experiments to Provide Postage Stamps. London. Stamp collectors, of which London has Its full share, are enthu siastic over the curious postage stamps which are beginning to reach them from the smaller European states. One example from Lithuania is of the first permanent issue of that coun try. It has been lithographed on heavy Silurian gray paper formerly used for the printing of bread tickets. Lettland, Lithuania's neighbor, print ed its first stamps on the backs of Ger man ordnance maps, but these proved j a little unwieldy and now its stamps are printed on the flimsiest of cigar ette papers. Gives Life to Save Dog. Chester, Pa. Saving his dog from being run down by a train on the Ches ter Greek branch of the Pennsylvania railroad, Harry Cavanaugh, forty years old, was struck by the train. He died at the Chester hospital. Cavanaugh was walking up the railroad tracks when he heard a train approaching. He looked for his dog, which failed to heed the warning whistle of the en gine. Cavanaugh ran after his pet, grabbed him by the back of the neck and dragged him to safety but was hit by the engine. Broke Neck In 1916; Is Alive. New York. Charles Mercer of 79 Ccurtnouse place, Jersey City, fell from a ladder July 31, 1916, breaking his neck and fracturing his spine. In spite of this Mercer is still alive, al though he is permanently disabled. Bomb to Stop Rioting. New York. Frank A. Gilcrest has invented a bomb which he says will stop rioting. You mix it of ether, al cohol and things. He pointed out that the power of alcohol Is well known. P HAS CUR Cat Scared by Tin Can Raises Rumpus Stamford, Conn. A stray cat snarled things here badly early this morning. The feline hobo was desperately hungry, and rn its haste and eagerness to sat isfy the hunger, thrust Its head into a salmon can that ap peared to shrink. The cat was unable to get its head out and rushed about blindly, knocking down babies in Its efforts to free Itself. People In the neighbor hood called the police and the fire departments to kill the cat. Tabby was very tame after the can was pried off by a cop. - 1 - fl waked up and is enthusiastic about his work; only, he says, "It's not work. This Is fun." Work always Is fun when you have found the right vocation, and the fed eral board Is trying to find what the disabled soldiers like to do best, FLEET BIG GU NS drawing had been started. On April 25, 1918, a completed gun was rolled on its own wheels to Sandy Hook prov ing grounds for long-range tests. The guns. Secretary Daniels said, originally were Intended for the new battle cruisers, but a change In design of the vessels made the guns avail able for land service. The guns were mounted on car riages which could be moved freely over the French railroads. With them went their naval crews. -Twelve cars were required for each gun machine shop cars, armored ammunition cars, kitchen, berthing, crane and wireless cars. The batteries were sufficiently mobile that If an order came to move while In action, they could be on their way In an hour. Greatest Range of Mobile Guns. The 14-lnchers had greater range than any gun ever before placed on mobile mountings. The German guns which fired on Paris were "freaks." They were built on permanent steel and concrete foundations. Their pro jectile was small and specially built for long flight. This reduced their ef ficiency and while they had moral ef fect, their military value was small. Because of their permanent position their location was dlscoverd by allied aviators and the guns silenced. The German 15-Inch gun In Flan ders also became famous for Its long range bombardment of Dunkirk and other allied bases, but neither could be shifted from base to base without delay of weeks. The American 14 inch gun could move from one end of France to' another and had a range of 30 miles. At range of 22,000 yards It pierces armor successfully. PROBE CLAIM TO AGE OF 130 National Geographic Society Will In vestigate Case of Kentucky Patriarch. Louisville, Ky. The National Geo graphic society has been asked to In vestigate the claim of John Shell, a mountaineer of Leslie county, Ken tucky, that he is one hundred and thir ty years old. Shell's neighbors cor roborate the statement concerning his age. Shell has nine children. He says the oldest Is ninety years old. He is said to have 200 descendants In his home section, several being great-great-grandchildren. The mountaineer, who claims excellent eyesight, steady nerves, and general good health, at tributes his long life to outdoor liv ing and temperate habits. 0US STAM PS Czecho-Slovakia stamps recently re ceived here are simply the united arms of Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia with the inscription "Ceska-Slovenska Statni" printed on the Magyar stamps. They were Issued when the Czecho slovak troops invaded Hungary. The disputed port of Flume has been provided with a striking series of pic torial stamps, apparently in anticipa tion of an Italian mandate, for they all bear the words "Flume proclaima 1' annessione all Italia," and the date 30-10-1918. The four designs Include the statue of Romulus and Remus fed by the she-wolf, the piazza of St. Mark, and ancient Venetian galleon and the portrait of Dr. Crossich. Clamps and a piece of rubber tubing to be fastened with a fruit jar to a broom to supply it with moisture have been invented to aid In dustless sweep ing. - 8 "LAON INFORMERS" TO DIE Three Others Are Condemned Death by Default in French Court to Paris. Sentences were delivered In the case known as the "Laon Inform ers" after a trial of more than sixty days. Of the twenty-eight persons accused, eight were condemned to death, two of them being women ; three others were condemned to death by default. Six were acquitted and the remainder re ceived sentences of from one to twenty years' imprisonment. The charge against the accused was denouncing compatriots to the German authorities during the occupation of Laon. In many cases the hiding places of French soldiers, who had es caped the German advance, were point ed out, with the result that a large number of soldiers were executed. To enable women to carry reserve supplies of perfumery a hollow finger ring has been invented. TRIES TO RE-ENACT WILD WEST PLAY Boy, Fascinated by Moving Pic tures, Accidentally Hangs Himself. New York. Fascination, which the adventure and romance of wild west stories and moving pictures exerted over John Shubert, 13, Is believed to be responsible for his death. He was found hanging, strangled by a rope around his neck, from a steam pipe which runs along the ceiling of the bathroom in his father's apart ment at 675 East 170th street When the body was discovered there was also found a novel of western life. He Was Found Hanging. which lay beneath the boy's feet and was opened at a particularly lurid scene, which the police think the boy was trying to re-enact The title of the book was "The Young Wild West Holding the Hill; or the Fight for the Cave of Gold." In the picture, which had evidently struck the boy's fancy, a boy-dressed In a scout's costume was being low ered into an opep. grave by a band of cowboys. The boy in the picture was trussed up with ropes and was being burled alive. Beneath the picture was printed : 'Let him go, boys !' shouted the leader of the band. 'If the end of the plank sticks out a little, It will mark the spot where the champion death shot was burled alive. Down with him !' " The accepted theory of the cause of the hanging is that young Shubert was thrilled by the picture and by similar scenes he had read about or seen In the movies, and was trying to stage a "make-believe" hanging. It Is thought that after "hanging" himself he in tended to take the rope off his neck and tie it around his arms and legs in the same way "the champion death shot" was tied In the picture, and then Imagine himself being burled alive. If he had carried out his plan, the grave of the picture would probably have been represented by the bathtub over which the boy hanged himself. m Wind Yanks Celluloid Collar From Man's Neck Connellsville, Pa. The freak action of the wind was demon strated here recently.. A for eigner, wearing a celluloid col lar and a "slip-in" bow tie, was seated by an open window in a street car. As the car swung around Its broad side to a sud den gust the tie was whisked f rom the collar, the collar was unbuttoned and whipped from the man's neck and -all went flying out of , the window on the opposite side of the car. DISGUISES TO GET WIFE Englishman Put on Elaborate Make Up to Win His Second Spouse. London. A strange story of a mar ried man's disguise was related at Sheffield when Stanley Neville was committed to the Assizes charged with bigamy, and Sophia Bedford with aid ing and abetting. Neville, it was stated, was known to Bedford's relations as a married man with three children, but when he Introduced himself by the name of Maynard nobody recognized him. He had shaved off his mustache, darkened his hair, discarded his spec tacles, walked with a limp and looked smaller. "I have come to claim your sister's hand," he told Bedford's brother. "We are well paired, and I am a suit able chap." Bedford's brother and sister accom panied the couple to the registry of fice as witnesses of the marriage. Made Baby a "Freak." Cincinnati. Mrs. Clara C. Agnes has been granted a divorce after prov ing that her husband, a showman, had shaved the baby's head and exhibited it as an infant of a newly discovered South Sea island savage tribe. She also declares her husband forced her to enter cages of South Sea island snakes as a snake charmer. Jocko Was There. Kansas City, Mo. Motor-truck thieves didn't reckon with Jocko. He was there for advertising purposes, but he saved the day. Jocko opened his cage and gave chase when two men attempted to crank a truck. Bulldog Nabs Thief. Indianapolis "Sic 'em Bill," said Napperstick. The bulldog made a flank attack on John Sharp, 17, who took $4 from Abe's cash register, and held him until the police took the lad to a hoaDital. I m -WRiGLEYS III I Jf Look for All Id scaled t be name: - J paefcasea pi J neW appetfte ff B 'fr dlSestion pi H f Thrtt flavors. j i 1LI O- not 5 17RIGLEYS good, we must KEEP It good until you get it. Hence the sealed package impurity-proof guarding, preserving the delicious con tents the beneficial goody. The Flavor Lasts ( SEALED TIGHT WIFE GAVE HIM INSPIRATION Author, at His Wit's End for Plot, Got Excellent Idea From Mis Better Half. How the idea of a new book was suggested in an unexpected manner to the author is told by William J. Locke in "The Rough Road." "One evening a couple of months after I had finished The Red Planet,' I was tearing my hair and saying that this time I really had come to the' end of things and would never again have the ghost of an Idea for another book, when my wife, who was sitting on the divan in the drawing room playing unconcernedly with our little Pekinese she had heard this cry of wolf so many times before ad dressed this little beast I love him dearly, by the way In the maudlin tone of which we both are guilty: 'Why doesn't he write a nice book about you, darling?' Whereupon I clapped my hand to my forehead and cried : T will I I'll write a story about a man brought up like that dog and pitched Into the war!' And I went straight Into my study and set to work on the scheme." His Idea of Bigness. During the examinations at the close of school, the fourth-grade teacher asked her history class to name the five most Important men of the recent war. One boy, In all seri ousness, answered the question thus: "General Pershing, President Wilson, General Foch, my big brother Tom and Andy Sullivan's brother Pat." No Illuminations. "The dark dry days are coming." "They will be dark when nobody can get lit up." If the toothache doesn't worry a man it's because some other fellow has It. This DrinK Doesn't Change Its Price Its quality doesn't vary, and it doesn't start a headache. The Original Postum is pure and drug-free. It will agree with you, and its rich, robust flavor makes it a big favorite. Postum is a real part of any meal for old and young. There's a Reason enough to make KEPT RIGHT BII01!IIIli!I 25 REPTILES AT HOME IN SAND Naturalist Makers Interesting Report of Habits of Small Dwellers of the Desert. Quaint and curious are the ways of some reptiles of the desert, as revealed by the famous naturalist G. L. Camp, who has been studying them in the Colorado desert. He tells of some rep tiles, the burrowing snake sonora, the gridiron-tailed lizard, the ocellated sand lizard, and the desert "horned toad," which actually swim Into the loose sand by the strong lateral move ments of their heads. The gridiron tailed lizard is very swift and agile, and when chased will race over the sand at fifteen miles an hour. Most of the desert reptiles of Colorado are col ored like their surroundings, and are difficult to detect. Others can change their colors to suit their surroundings, while not a few of the desert lizards are able to part with their tails very readily when they are seized. There Is humor In the. ways of desert tortoises. When one meets another, unless both are males, when a fight invariably takes place, each nods its head rapidly up and down as though In saluattlon. and sometimes noses are touched as they pass. Our Claim to Distinction. We may not have much that en titles us to fame, but when we are dead and gone we may be written down as one who lived through these high cost of living days and never went on a strike for higher wages. Preliminary. "My dear," said hubby, "we simply must decide on where we are going during my vacation. I wish you'd make up your mind." Boston Transcript. When a man marries his stenogra pher, that is where he stops dictat ing. .... - - . Cere ft AL