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PUBLISHED FRIDAY. VOPHH CLOSE THURSDAY EVBNINO Cnternt TlCTTett Ófiu l.,lburw. Nrw Urtro. t Srmnd CIm Mt.ll Matter MijTrulij ODDS AND ENDS St PAitfa v. iiuSii Editor and Uwnrr SUIISCHIITION PRICKS Thrr Mentb- 11 (M Sx Montbt t.7I On Yrr t.M -ubrlptloB Always Prhlo In Adir Friday December 21, 1917 1 'TCnrisímas oóoooooooooooóodoooooooooo From Lordsburg And Elsewhere Horc's wishing you nil a merry hristmas. BY CHARLES S. PEASE OUR 1917 PROGRESS EDITION 'Copyright, HIT, Wntcrn Newpper Union.) Today the 1917 Progress Edition of the Western Liberal greets you. Thf edition thin year is biirjrer and, ve hope, better than ever, 1 for the simple reason that Lordsburtr in Rtyiw and growing rapidly. Dur'ng the pa.t year many permanent improve ments have been made and nun are still to come. Business has been trood v t -i-iual, and the town lias pone nhid. The mines have flouridie 1 !. 000,000 is a big pro luction f ir the camp. Next car it will be ' ir:or than in 1917. The new null of the 8.1 Mining company and tho opeitntr V;i of other properties of m-nt ill mean a bigger output from the dis trict. And rattle is leatined 'o come ino its own in 1918. l.'irldbur- i-. ui'll an 1 hearty. Busi rcss goes on " hile v.e turn out oppcr ft'nl beef and keep tte railroads busy transporting troops and supplies. PROl'D OF LOUDSBUKO. Do you fully realize what the com munity in which you live means to you individunlly ? You hear of wonderful commercial, social, educational and relijrious ad vantage, or fine stores, beautiful parks and good roads in other locali ties, nil of which mean but little or rothing to you compare'! to advan tages and conveniences oi'forel you at home. You are affected only by pre- ailing conditions in your commnnUv where you are benefited by advan tages and must suffer for lack of them. Every one is more or less nrmvl of the community in which ho or she lives, and justly so. Howev-sr, iO nie, the height of inconsistency Is personi fied in people who pretend to be deep ly interested in local conditions, and nt the same time deliberately do those things that tend to retard the devel opment of their home communities. Those people who proudly boast of the advantages offered by their home towns, as desirable places in which to live, and then refuse to extend local merchants their patronage, nru ns ri diculous as tho restaurant proprietor who eats "out." And don't forget to stop during the Chrstmas morriment to think of that boy in the trnining camp or tjie boy in the trenches in France. TOWNS NEED "VIM AND PUNCH" Vim nnd Punch is the American ideal. Anyone who lacks these twins in his make-up is not wholly Ameri can in spirit, But our communities must be this ideal also. Some of our towns have anything or is it every thing except vim and punch. Need ed improvements are rarely consider ed. Organization of community in terests are not attempted. Co-opora-tmn for the public good is not thought of. This surely is not what Ameri can vim and punch stands for. Ever since the Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce was organized this city has advanced into the "vim and punch" class. You do not have to remember back very for if you read tho daily papers to the publicity this city received from its present move nnd how only lust week it was sot up as the best example in the southwest for the town of Tombstone, Aria. "Vim nnd pep" that's what we want to keep alive in Lordsburg. Get the habit. ENDING VICE NEAR CAMPS. 1'ncle Sam is seeing to it that the oljier bovs from Camp Cody aro not thrown into temptation. It will be remembered that certain cities in which army camps had been established proved to be anthing but morally clean communities. The tov crnment. however, with an eve for th.- welfare of its men, quickly or dered such cities to eliminate ohjec t'onable vice conditions, trll'uur them the camps would be movod if there wmn't instant compliance with the request. Everybody knows how anxious towns are to lose soldier camps near by so the vice life was scraped near Iv overnight. Manifestly, thta is a dutv of the rovemmrnt, not only toward the ol !iera themselves, but to their friends, relatives, parents and families at home. There isn't a mother In Lords burg but who is thankful to the gov ernment for its firm stand in this mutter. The government has showed r!ariy that it intends to be its soldiers' keeper In more ways than Just feed ing am clothing them. P course yon want to know nt once JF how n Christmas tree can be any more real tlnm tho one you' hud list year, so I shall explain Unit the ireu Ralph and Rhodn had by accident .iiie winter wns rooted In the ground in tho Lake Superior woods. First you must be told that tho town children up there had the good timos In both summer and winter, but the miners' boys and girls had the hard, times all tho year around, nnd Hint's the reason why mother said to Ralph and Ithoda tho day before Christmas: "I don't seo how you two ore going to have a hoppy holiday when the chil dren up nt the mines do not oxpect to have any tree nt all. How would you like to go up the mountain and take them n lot of presents and things? You can get bock before dork. I will telephone the mine captain that you aro coming." "Just tho very thing," sold the chil dren. And nwny they went soon after with n sled loaded with everything you can think of for n Jolly Christmas, Just lota of gifts and royal trimmings for a tree. Thoy wore making good time nlong tho mountain side when Rhoda stum bled over a root. When she tried to stnnd up again her ankle would not work. Of course Rhoda would not hoar of leaving the miners' children's "Christ mas" In the snow and coasting back home. So Ralph went bock to the Halfway storo for some help, but the place wns locked nnd barred. Before they decided on what to do next a llock of tho mino children came rnclng down the rond. It seemed as though tho tele phone message had emptied tho" settle ment of youngsters. "We've coinc to help tnko the 'Christ mas up the mountain. It's n hard pull further nlong," thoy explained. When they found that Rhoda was hurt they wanted to take her home, but sho wouldn't listen to a word of It. I "I'm going right up to sec that tree ' properly trimmed nnd hung with these things," announced that young lady nnd, being of the sturdy nnd determin ed kind, tried to forget the pain. So tho swiftest runners of the mino boys started bock to get n sled to car ry Rhoda to the summit. I uorore nie oniuuiance corps oouiu re turn, down como ono of those hovdlng blizzards so dreaded In tho rough northern country, and there was noth ing for It but to retreat and tnko refuge in tho Halfway storo. This old log house proved n hord nut to crack, but Ralph finally mannged to get In i through u reur window and soon had a ' roaring tire going In the big stove. Tho 1 plucky bids got bock from the rooun t titln, nnd everybody thanked his lucky . stars to be safe and wnrm. Out side the storm roared and the trees bent low In the gale. All tho evening Rhodn stood the ncho bravely nnd snld It was nothing, but Mary Marthn Mur phy knew better. When nil wns quiet she brought a pall of water so hot that Rhodn squealed when her nurse put the swollen ankle Into It, nnd thew two girls, ono who had n lovely hoao and rich furs and inuny other flnr things nnd the Utile poor girl with n warm Irish heart, sat up till "oil hourR." During the night the storm turned to rnln nnd then It became cold, so vary cold that the forest was covered with an Icy cont. Tn tho morning tho bllz zard drifts were many feet deep. So the only thing to be done was, to watt till n rescue party came out for them with shovels and horses and . -mnwplows. And then a great thought Yes, and when you finish reading this edition of the WosWrn Liberal send it to some friend. Fat Pickings. Burglar The lawyer got me acquit ted, but he took every cent 1 had. Pal What are you going to do now? Burglar I guess I'd bettor rob tho lawyer. I .ami). The Tight Wad Departs. "I'm folng to move out of this town," sfild the village tightwad. "Why?" "I Just can't bear to stay here and sec so many folks. who used to cnll me stingy on their way to the poor house." Its Locality. "I've Just come from n place where there Is n 'ot c fine talking going nround." "Where Is It?" "In a police court where they're hearing speeding cases." The Deciding Influence. "You can trust the wisdom of the plain people." "Some of us can," replied Scnntor Sorghum. "Oihcrs will discover It's ''it that that will prevent them from ' iihij back." Anyhow, the price of ice won't go ..p this winter. There is one thing you can get in town without paying for it the right time. Women are generous. Most of them nre quite as generous as men. They will give away a secret just as quickly ns man. Real War. Through Virgil's works the students flier. The task they can't refuse. But when they look for something bis They read the dally pews. Taken In Time. "So you have cleaned up the Aegean stables." "Yes," replied Hercules. "I'm glad I got through with It before the auto- mobile come nlong. I'd never succeed In getting all the oil and grease out of n garage." The Unfulfilled Wish. The Wife You promised that If I would marry you my every wish would be gratified, Tho Husband Well, Isn't It? The Wife No; I wish I hadn't mar ried you. The Howler. Mrs. Exe They sometimes call vo cal lessons "voice placing." Exe That so? Well, I wish you'd nsk that girl downstnlrs to pleaui place her voice across the street In stead of In our air shaft. There are lots of good pool players in town, but none take ns much inter est in the game as a kid does in a I Christmas toy. Moral: Be ready to got the toy. One local man claims that he has .cunvincod his wife that there is noth I ing so conducive to giving a young intirricd woman a beautiful figure as I carrying out the ashes. I) RA IT MAY STAY WITH US It is believed that there is a possi bility that there will be a continua tion of compulsory military training for all In this country afir the war. In othr words, the "draft" may stay with us, probably in n modified form. The extent of rrttr military establish ment in the future will depend upon the necessity therefore if militarism is eliminated or largely reduced in Europe and similarly reduced in Asia, there will be no nscMiity for univer sal service in this country; but if the militarism of Germany should remain unimpaired after the war, we will be forced to continue 'the militaristic de parture proposed, which would be a complete upset of the traditions of our repuww.Jn pea times. This Is one of the many vital issues that largely hinges upon a defeat of Germany. A giant hemlock tree stoou right Hi front of the store. In n place swept lenr by the wind that Is, It had been a hemlock Ix'forclt beenrno otie grcnt uizxllng emerald with pearly Iclulus hanging all over It. When night mine, cleor and perfect .y Mill nnd ink)' black, the rescue par ty found u celebration going on thu Ike of which hod never been knowci. "he ctil'dren had takeu hundreds of liners' candles from the store orrd had Mired them all ever the heinlocl:. All fie presents nnd the gilt ropes and '.be other ornaments had beon hung shout the branches, and the candles lbted. Rhodn, half smotheVed In furs and rucked up on a high scut, was mistress 3f ceremonies, whllo n ring of singing lancing children circled around the treo, and In the background, all about tho dense fnrost, shot back millions ot iparks of light üeio.-nJd Attention. Irene's mother was 111, and sympa thising visitors sat nt hsr beds),f,ei rsWlng all their attention to the In valid. The little girl stood r quietly for u tille, till she could lief r tho neg lect no longer. Holding v , uT nnú, she began IooWng for so:a injury, ond finding an imaginary trHcc of a for gotten hurt, she oxcl uned reproach fully, "Yes, but look Ht me. I dot a sore flngsrl" 1 Why shouldn't women make good luww? They do us wu.ll. If not better 1 tlnn moo, when It comes to observ ing (hem. , Ingeulouu formers make their nuto molillci do ull kinds of work on the farm, Kims lightening the burdens ot the hlctd mini. The- turn who tolos n gun and uses It on the slightest provocation Is a criminal v.Uh whom the courts cannot deal too sovcrely. Thy .are supplying soldiers who lose their siht with rubber eyes. A wide ml one nsks, "Will It eliminate ruMi ortng?" Ohl "Jibe little son of the hostess Is ml;hty ugly. Isn't he?" 'Do you think so?" ",Ilo certainly doesn't tnko after his mother. Must look llko his father," ".Ills mother says ho docs. I'm his fatlnfr." Houston Post. Mabel's O Jd Request. Ono morning Mulx-v hhMhw gnya her a bunch of grupes ; hen Ai got , uirougn eutiug tlieiu. she gaw the stem back, suytug. "Mirtluír, pul orna I more on hero." Cheap Enough. "Oh, John, the- baby has swallowed a illmoT "Well, this diet isn't expensive, as food goes, but I doubt if it's nourish Jng." Boston Transcript. Knob for Kettle Lid. - gjioiild the knob come off the lid of Hcrnw should ho slipped through the hole with the head to tho inside of tho Ud nnd a cork screwed li-ton the protruding end. MISS FAWN LIPPINCUT ON TH' INDUSTRY O' KNOCKING By KIN HUBBARD MEAT BONES. J "Th One Thing Abcve All Others, t' My Mind, That Has Furnished Most Real Practice for th' Anvil C-om- 'i a itor.'t !e. What a Relief It Must Be fer a Poor Auto Ownc. . Git Au From His Neighbors an' Spin Along th' Country Lanes an' Be Able t' Look Straight Int' th' Faces o Smllln Cows an' Friendly Woodpeckers." Miss Fawn LIpplncut caused quite a flutter In th' ranks o' th1 Colonial Bridge club ylsterday by openly doclar ln', In an impromptu address, that card clubs wuz nothln' more ner less than clearln' houses fer knockers. Bcglnnln' her remarks she said: "Ther's one groat nnd growln' Industry In this country cmployln' hundreds o' thousands o' people In ever' city, nook an' hamlet that's not losln' nny sleep on account o' th' Institution o' regional banks under federal control, an' that's th' business o' KNOCKIN. "Ther's nllus been n little knockln' going on here an' there since th' be glnnln' o' time, but It has operated under th' sobriquet o' backbltin' an' wuz widely scattered. But somehow It got In with th' vanguard o' our coun try's progress an' advancement nn' t'day it Is regarded ns n matter o' course, jlst th' same as th' cotton gin, th' typesettln' machine an' th' straight front corset. It Is one o our estab lished customs. It seems t' be Impos sible t' make th' most commonplace remnrk without leadln up t' a knock. As late as 1003 th' moro charitably In clined attributed th' habit o' knockln' t' o condition o' th' liver, while still others wcro Inclined t' think it wuz only a natural an' transitory result o' th' seemtn' unequnl distribution o' wealth. However, ther kin be no doubt that th' high cost o' llvln' has done much t' stimulate knockln' In those strains o' society that at first seemed Safety mutches ore well enough In tlsilr way, but 'sonic of the mutches one ci?ounters now seem to be absolutely dreproof. mosi reluctant t' take It up. nowever, th' fact remains that t'day knockln' is th' principal Industry wherever th' American flag cracks In th' breezes. "Some folks knock openly while oth ers use n long, tortuous roundabout route. Lots o' knocks arc spoken In n Jest, while many a boost '11 carry a knock fer a rider. Th' ono thing above all others, t' my mind, that has fur nished more real practice fer th' anvil chorus Is th' nutomobllc. What n re lief it must be for a poor nuto owner t' git away from his neighbors an' spin along th' quiet' country lanes an' be able t' look straight Int' th' face o' smllln' cows an' friendly woodpeckers. "If knockers don't know nnythlng mean about somcbuddy they'll change th' subject. Ambitious wives with uneventful husbands make th' worst knockers, unless it's n bookkeeper with twelve children. Even nt a wcddln' knockers are ambushed be hind banks o' sweet smellln blooms, or toll, stately palms, wnltln fer n burst o' laughter or th' low mum blln' tones o' th' organ that they may put over a well aimed knock without bcln' henrd. "My friends, even In th' death cham ber o' th' stricken home th' knocker appears on' snoops around with n sol emn face nn' stands with bared head under a pear tree In th dooryurd an' remarks t' Ids nearest neighbor, 'Ho might have looked thnt way all his life If he'd taken a bath.' " (Copyright, Adams Newspaper Service.) Many Wy In Which They May B Utilized as Nourishing' Food. " Ono of the food experts of tbo United States department of agriculture says . that almost any meat bones can be used In soupmaktng and If the meat is not all removed from them the soup is better. But some bones, especially tho rib bones, if they bnvo a little meat left on them, can bo grilled or roasted into very palatable dishes. The "sparorib" of southern cooks is made of the rib bones from a roast of pork and makes a favorito dish when well browned. Tho braised ribs of beef often served In high class restaurants nre made from the bones cut from rib .roasts, in this connection It may be noted that many of the dishes popular In good hotels nre mailt of iortlnc of meat uch us ure freouenti. ilinw away lu private houses, hut wblcb with proper cooking nnd seasoning make attractive dishes and give most acceptable variety to tin menu An old recipe for "broiled tioncs" di rects Unit the hones ibeef ribs or sir loin bones on whirl the meat Is not eft too thick tn nny port tie prluklcd with suit nnd pepper cuyeniie unrt broiled over u clear tire until browned Another example of the use of boues Is boiled marrowbone The bones nre cut In convenient lengths, the ends cov ered with a llttlo piece of dough over which a floured cloth is tied and cooked In boiling water for two hours. After removing the cloth and dough tho bones are placed upright on toast and served. Prepared ns above, the bones may also be baked In a deep dish. Marrow Is sometimes removed from bones after cooking nnd seasoned and served on tonst. Pittsburgh Press. Some folks would rnther be efflctent thnn fcusIUIc. Dally Jilnt for everybody: "How enn I do my bit?" Nn farmer need bo afraid of plnntlng too big n crop this year. Whether you enn help In n personol woy or not, don't forget to dlsploy the flag. Advice to the housekeepers to econo mize Is no longer necessary. They Just have to. Every ounce of food that Is saved from waste In the household menus valuable economy now and olds the food supply next winter. When you see the dainty feet of a girl hitting the pavement In shoes that have heels only nn Inch high, you may know she is on n wnr footing. The United States Is now the rich est nation In jho world, but unfortu nately that doesn't menn that every body In the United Stntes Is rich. Any young man who would mnrry to avoid war Is likely to get whatever ho deserves. Bock-yard gardening will furnish n fine excuse for barefoot fads to defeat the high cost of shoes, The man who wnnts bells hung on rntR tn wnrn tho lilrilrt nf tholr fin- ' protich, should suggest that Germany I hong forghorns on her submarines. A Harvard experimenter says that nn npe Is brighter than a child. It would be Interesting to wntch that : man's fate as a Judge ot a baby show. Americans are peaceful folk. But It Is mighty unsafe for anyone to per sist In kicking their shins. Every householder who raises vege tables In his back ynrd this summer helps to odViiucc the war's ending. With oil the college grls enlisting for war service It won't be necessary to Issue a call to arms to the men. There are few wives who ever be come so Indifferent about their hus bands that they do not want to launch the eternal question, "where have yon been?" One drowbnck.to raising the Aug ev ery morning Is thnt the price of wheat nnd hogs shows a tendency to follow It. Still, the proposition thnt no mnn should enjoy nn Income over $100,000 will leave the average person secure- Let every farmer remember thnt the plow nt work Is equal, to a machine gun nnd n hoe In action Is us good as n rlllo. The young man who can't decide whether to Join the iirmy. the navy or tho marine corps can't miss It fur In any cose. By the time the backyard porden palls for the third hoeing It will be difficult to And n citizen boasting of his happy lot. s There really docs seem to be some thing wrong with prices when tho In digenous onion costs more than the far fetched orange. The country editor doosn't receive nn offer of n bog of potatoes for a sub scription ns ho may have done In haughtier days. Tho curbstone general staff should lose no timo In submitting plans to President Wilson to win the wnr in tho shortest time. While you are asking how much nn American soldier gets let us say thnt tho- French prlvatos uro fighting like hornets for their country for Just $20 a yenr nnd findings. The clothing manufacturers, accord ing to o trade pnper. ore undecided nbout the outlook. Ono thing Is sure, however: Khnkl Is going to be the chief. If not the only, wear. . It Is not n man's war exclusively. Every woman or girl who does not fritter nwily her time In Indolence and self-indulgence has n port to ploy, and sho must rise tn the occasion. Overalls and hickory shirts nre be ing worn in Purls becnuso the coal diortnge- has closed the laundries. We'll probably be wearing these gar ments nt the oporu noxt season. A grand opera prima donnn was given o great deal of publicity bccjiuse of nn Ingrowing toe null. No prow agent would sink so low ns to wish an Ingrowlug too nnll on n prima ilouiin. Englishmen ore now discussing tho question of tho most dlfllcuH language to loom. After listening to some of thorn tolk we ore Inclined to the view that English ranks well up In the list. Think It'Over. Nothing Is too high to be reached, or too good to be true. CharlM Gordon Ames, Tho public Is showing decided dis inclination tn adopt (ho Just-as-good substitutes for the usuul staple of food. But this Is tho hour for tho food theorists, nnd they are running riot In Its opportunities. WUh twenty thousand dentists or ganized to assist the United States government by repairing dofects In the chewing apparatus of recruits, young men with troublosomo molars may be come soldiers "In splto of their teeth." RICHEST ISLAND ON EARTH. Yet Java, With Its Amazing Crops. Hardly Pays the Dutch. "Java bus a population of moro than 40.000.000. It Is a Dutch possession and the richest Island on earth," says a man who has spent most of his lifo there. "Tho governor general has nine palaces lu different parts of tbo Island and a regí Jent of soldiers to escort hi in from one to another. Two-fifths of the sugar of the world Is produced In .In ru. Labor costs little or nothing The natives work for something llko S'J.fiU u year THe principal products nru sugar, cotton, rice, cugu nuts and cltronellu Or the total populntlon there are probably 30.000.000 Javanese, anil the rest are- Chinese and I'ortu filíese The white population numbers about l.ri0.lHMl. mostly Dutch, nnd there ore few Americans The immensity of the production of .Invu may bo esti mated from the fuct that the Internal revenue Is nearly S'JOO.OOO.OOO ".N'otwlttistondlng the big populntlon. the richness or the soil and thu great productivity .Invu Is hurdly a paying possession to the Dutch It takes all thnt Jura yields to pay the expenses of lighting the natives or the other is lands, like Flores, where the Inhabit ants ure savages, mostly bead hunt ers. Horneo Is the largest Island In the soul I) sea. but Its population Is small compared with that of Java. "Under the conditions of civilization It Is surprising, perhaps, that the Btaudurd of morals miiong the natives Is high, yet It Is a fact. Violation ot the uiiirrliige contract Is almost un heard of "- Washington Post Thoughtful Dog. They ere swnpplug dog stories. Aliiu-r Morgan had "all the best of It" nli.h his yarns or the extraordinary Intelligence exhibited by a collie be loug'iig to his uncle- The others grew restive I'luully Job 1'erUlus deemed the moment appropriate wherein to spring a tale that would nip ull the others "Thnt wns u puny clever duwg, Ab," drawled he. "nn' I make uo doubt bo wns Just ns Uninvlir us you let ou: but. Bay. he wasn't u murker to a duwg my old mnn owned Hoys, the devotion of that duwg to the old iniin was snoro uuiuzlii Ouet lie heard the old mnn say he was pressed tor money, so.be went no' died Hit- day before the dog tns wuh duel' - St Louis I'ost-Dls-paten Kinfj's Counsel. King's counsel dllTor truui ul utuel English lawyers Klug's counsel ure uppoluteil hy Httent fluiii the croivu. on uppllcutloii from the ly.nl chancel lor, nut) can net us (inlges or tisxlxe when niiiiieit in the i-niumlsslou I I ley have In minis vvuys invceilciifi- over other luw.vt'i's and rtiuli miiong them selves iieeoidiiiu to ii'inorlt.. The robes ot kings .-niiiiM'! u (v of r.k tn steail of'stull Ilk, those or iiiillliirv hurrlotcrs It is the iwtnlilMifil rme of Hit inofi-ssion that no kings i-niiiisel shall eiiuiliiet hii) cuse without the employment or u junior counsel. Sell Government. We nre not propuso iidNt Wherever other systems nre pn-rerred either hellie Ihoimht tietter in themselves or us better suited to existing condition we leuve the preference to he enjoyed Out history hliherto prows, however thin the popular form Is practicable nnd thnt with wisdom nnd knowledge men muy govern themselves Webber Falling Straight Ahead. Jay lireen - I nnd u ride In toy cous ins uutnmohtit. while I was on r' the flty Aaron Allred- Ye dld'r How'd eHtii lay titeen Waul. It felt n uood Jem like MHIu Into h mighty deep well, only y, dropped straight" abend instead o downward. -Chicago News He Heard, inner I'vp torujuten wharl want- Hi to outer nun I'tind It on he Up Ot ny ii.iii.in. Wniiér Wimi did von say -hoill it tiu ir .w Vurli .luiirtml.