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i hoik HUES rilirJKIfJG MORE ABOUT DEATH Bene By Lydia E. Puiliham'a Vcgctabb Compound, Winona, Minn.-" I suffered for more thua a year from nervousness, and waa BO VUAi X CUU1U UUt rest at night would lie awake and get so nervous I would have to get up and walk around and in the morning would be all tired out. I read about Lydia HPinkhara'a Vegetable Cora- Found and thought would try it. My nervousness soon left me. I sleep well and feel fine in the morning and able to do my work. I gladly recom mend Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound to make weak nerves strong." Mrs. Albert Sultze, 603 Olmstead St, .Winona, Minn. How often dd we hear the expression among women, "I am so nervous, 1 can not sleep," or "it seems as though I should fly." Such women should profit by Mrs. Sultze's experience and give this famous root and herb remedy, Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Com pound, a trial. For forty years it has been overcom ing such serious conditions as displace ments, inflammation, ulceration, irreg ularities, periodic pains, backache, diz ziness, and nervous prostration of women, and is now considered the stan dard remedy for such ailments. . HAIR BALSAM A tollat preparation of merit. H l v to erad ot t andr uff. For Raatorinc Color and Beauty to Gray or Faded limit Oo, and t I.Wat Irotrg-t. ml MET SITUATION ALL RIGHT Small Boy at Least Showed That He Was Possessed of the Quality of Resourcefulness. Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock of Nebraska remarked at a social gather ing that when one was doing hi best It was all that could be expected of hi in, and contributed the following tory as an Illustration: One afternoon little Jimmy was In vited to take tea 'with a chum, and when ho returned home he found his mother anxiously waiting for him. f "I hope. Jimmy," said the mother, nfter listening to sundry details df the affair, "that you remembered to wash your hand? before you went to the table." "We were called In so quickly," an swered Jimmy, "that I didn't have time to wash but one." "Wash but one?" exclaimed his mother, with much concern. "What did you do?" "Why, I nte with that one," was the reassuring reply of Jimmy, "and kept the other In my pocket." Phil adelphia Telegraph.. Reasonable Inquiry. "I should like a porterhouse steak with mushrooms," said the stiauger, "some delicately browned toast with plenty of butter " " 'Scuse me, sun." Interrupted the waiter. "Is you try In' to give an or der or Is you jes "reminlscin 'bout old times?" Indian Warriors. A company of soldiers recruited from the Mohawk tribe of Indians was sent to England for training several weeks ngo and Is now In action on the conti nent. The Refusal. He llow'd you like a pet dog? She Now, Charlie, haven't I told you that I don't Intend to marry? Mostly So. . "What were the chief features of that meeting?" "I think they were the ayes and noes." ECONOMY TALIC is all right ECONOMY PRACTICE is better, a POSTOP2 is an economy drink absolutely no waste. Decides; it is convenient, caves fuel and cugan and leaves nothing to be desired in the way of flavor TRY A CUP! QflBE "OVM SoUiezWlioWesiB: EMPEY WRITES AND STAGES WITH GREAT Synopsis. Fired by the sinking of the Lusitunln, with the loss of American lives, Arthur Guy Kmpey, an American living In Jersey City, goes to England and enlists as a private In the lirltlsh army. After u Fhort experience as a recruiting officer In London, he Is sent to train ing quarters in France, where he first hears the sound of big guns and makes the acquaintance of "cooties." After a brief period of training Empey's company Is sent Into the front-line trenches, where he takes his first turn on the fire step while the bullets whiz. overhead. Kmpey learns, as comrade falls, that death lurks always In the trenches. Chaplain distinguishes'' himself by rescuing wounded men under hot fire. With pick and shovel Kmpey has experience as a trench digger in No Man's Land. After exciting experiences on listening post detail nnd observation post duty, Kmpey 1 picked for patrol duty in No Man's Land and has narrow escape from death. CHAPTER XVIII Continued. 14 ' While they are talking, an old Jew named Ikey Cohensteln comes along, and Abe engages him for cashier. After engaging Ikey they meet an old Southern negro called Sambo, and upon the suggestion of Ikey he is en gaged as porter. : Then the three of them, arm In arm, leave to take pos session of this wonderful palace which Abe has just paid $0,000 for. (Cur tain.) In the second act the curhiln rises on the Interior of the Diamond I'alace saloon, and the audience gets Its first shock. The saloon looks like a pig pen, two tramps lying drunk on the floor, and the bartender in a dirty shirt with his sleeves rolled up, asleep with his head on the bar. Enter Abe, Sambo and Ikey, and the fun commences. One of the characters In the second act was named Broadway Kate, and I had an awful Job to break In one of the Tommies to act and talk like a woman. Another character was Alkali Ike, an Arizona cowboy, who just before the close of the play comes into the saloon and wrecks it with his revolver. We had eleven three-hour rehearsals before I thought it advisable to pre sent the sketch to the public The whole brigade was crazy to witness the first performance. This performance was scheduled for Friday night and everyone was full of antici pation; when bang! orders came through that the brigade would move at two that afternoon. Cursing and blinding. was the order of things upoi the receipt of this order, but we moved. . That night we reached the little vil lage of S and again went into rest billets. We were to be there two weeks. Our company Immediately got busy and scoured the village for a suitable place In which to present our production. Then we received another shock. A rival company was already estab lished in the village. , They called themselves "The Itow Bells, and put on a sketch entitled, "Blighty What Hopes?" They were the divi sional concert party. We hoped they all would be soon in Blighty to give us a chance. This company charged an admission of a franc per head, and that night our company went en masse to see their performance. It really was good. I had a sinking sensation when I thought of running my sketch In op position to it. In one of their scenes they had a soubrette called Flossie. The soldier that took this part was clever and made a fine-appearing and chic glrL We immediately fell in love with her until two days after, while we were on a march, we passed Flossie with "her" sleeves rolled up and the sweat pouring from "her" face unloading shells from a motor lorry. As our section passed her I yelled out: "Hello, Flossie; Blighty What Hopes?" Her reply made our love die out Instantly. "Ah, go to h 1 1" This brought quite a laugh from the marching column directed at me, and I Instantly made up my mind that our ufJ - - fe' .-I Preparing THE Llachmo Gunner, Copyrlf b 1917. toy ArtbQf Qaj Eaoey A PLAY BEHIND THE LINES SUCCESS. sketch should Immediately run In op position to "Blighty What Hopes?" When we returned to our billet from the march, Curley Wallace, my the atrical partner, came running over to me and said he had found a swanky place in which' to produce our show. After taking off ray equipment, and followed by the rest of the section, I went over to the building he had picked out. It was a monstrous barn with a platform at one end which would make an Ideal stage. The section got right on the Job, and before night had that lace rigged out in apple-pie order, The next day was Sunday and after church parade we put all our time on n dress rehearsal, and It went fine. I made four or five large signs an nouncing that our company would open up that evening at the King George the Fifth theater, on the corner of Ammo street and Sandbag terrace. General admission was one-half franc. - First ten rows In orchestra one franc, and boxes two francs. By this time our printed programs had returned from London, and I further announced that on the night of the first performance a program would be given free of charge to men holding tickets costing a franc or over. We had an orchestra of seven men and seven different Instruments. This orchestra was excellent, while they were not playing. The performance was scheduled to start at G p. ni. At 5:15 there was n mob in front of our one entrance and It looked like a big night. We had two boxes each ac commodating four people, and these we Immediately sold out. Then a brilliant Idea came to Ikey Cohensteln. Why not use the rafters overhead, call them boxes, and charge two francs for u seat on them? The only difficulty was how were the men to reach these boxes, but to Ikey this was a mere de tail. lie got long ropes and tied one end around each rafter and then tied a lot of knots In the ropes. These ropes would take the place of stairways. We-figured out that the rafters would seat about forty men and sold that number of tickets accordingly. When the tlcketholders for the boxes got a glimpse of the rafters and were Informed that they had to use the rope stairway, there was a howl of indlgna tlon, but we had their money and told them that if they did not like it they could write to the management later nnd their money would be refunded; but under these conditions they would not be allowed to witness the perform ance that night. After a little grousing they accepted the situation with the promise that If the show was rotten they certainly would let us know about It during the performance. Everything went lovely and It was a howling success, until Alkali Ike ap peared on the scene with his revolver loaded with blank cartridges. Behind the bar on a shelf was a long line of bottles. Alkali Ike was supposed to start on the left of this line and break six of the bottles by firing at them with his revolver. Behind these bottles a piece of painted canvas was supposed to represent the back of the bar, at each shot from Alkali's pistol a man behind the scenes would hit one of the V A m li p ' the "Chow." Serving in Franco bottles with his . entrenching tool handle and smash it, to give the im pression that Alkali was a good shot. Alkali Ike started In and aimed at the right of the line of bottles instead of the left, and the poor boob behind the scenes started breaking the bottles on the left, and then the boxholders turned loose; but outside of this little fiasco the performance was a huge suc cess, and we decided to run It for a week. New troops were constantly coming through, and for six performances we had the "S. R. O." sign suspended out side. CHAPTER XIX. ' ' On Hit Own. Of course Tommy cannot always be producing plays under fire but while In rest billets he has numerous other ways of amusing himself. He Is a great gambler, but never plays for large stakes. Generally, In each com pany, you will find a regular Canfleld. This man banks nearly all the games of chance and Is an undisputed author ity on the rules of gambling. When ever there Is nn argument among the Tommies about some uncertain point as to whether nbughton is entitled to WTatklns' sixpence, the matter Is taken to the recognized authority and his de cision is final. The two most popular games are "Crown and Anchor" and "House." The paraphernalia used In "Crown nnd Anchor" consists of a piece of can vas two feet by three feet. Thl.3 Is divlded'lnto six equal squares. In these squares are painted a club, diamond, heart, spade, crown, and an anchor, one device to a square. There are three dice used, each dice marked the same as the canvas. The banker sets up his gambling outfit in the corner ot a billet and starts bally-hoolng until a crowd of Tommies gathers around ; then the game starts. The Tommies place bets on the squares, the crown or anchor being played the most. The banker then rolls his three dice and collects or pays out as the case may be. If you play the crown and one shows up on the dice, you get even money. If two show up, you receive two to one, and if fhree, three to one. If the crown does not ap pear and you have bet on It, you lose, and sos on. The percentage for the banker Is large If every square Is played, but if the crowd Is partial to, say two squares, he has to trust to luck. The banker generally wins. The game of "House" Is very popular also. It takes two men to run It. This game consists of numerous squares of cardboard containing three rows of numbers, five numbers to a row. The numbers run from one to ninety. Each card has a different combination. The French "estamlnets" in the vil lages are open from eleven In the morn ing until one In the afternoon in ac cordance with army orders. After dinner the Tommies congre gate at these places to drink French beer at a penny a glass and play "House." As soon as the estamlnet Is suffi ciently crowded the proprietors of the "House" game get busy and, as they terra it, "form a school." This consists of going around and selling cards at a franc each. If they have ten In the school, the backers of the game de duct two francs for. their trouble and the winner gets eight francs. Then the game starts. Each buyer places his card before him on the ta ble, first breaking up matches into fif teen pieces. , . One of the backers of the game has a small cloth bag in which are ninety cardboard squares, each with a num ber printed thereon, from one to nine ty. He raps on the table and cries out: "Eyes down, my lucky lads." All noise ceases and every one Is at tention. The croupier places his hand In the bag and draws forth a numbered square and Immediately, calls out the number. The man who owns the card with that particular number on It, covers the square with a match. The one who covers the fifteen numbers on his card first shouts "House." The other backer immediately comes over to him and verifies the card by calling out the numbers thereon to the man with the bag. As each number Is called he picks it out of the ones picked from the bag and says, "night" If the count Is right he shouts, "House correct, pay the lucky gentleman, and sell him a card for the next school." The "lucky gentleman" generally buys one unless he has a miser trace In his veins.' Then another collection is made, a school formed, and they carry on with the game. The caller-out has many nicknames for the numbers such as "Kelly's Eye" for one, "Leg's Eleven" for eleven, "Cllckety-cllck" for slxty-slx, or "Top of the house" meaning ninety. Empey tells in the next install ment how the war it crumbling the British wall of caste, which onco wat insurmountable. (TO lili CONTINUED.) lVart Effect on the Minds of English men It Declared to Have Been Extraordinary. In England the effect of religious thought of three years und a half of war has been extraordinary. The re vival of religious fervor, In many In stances the direct result of personal loss by death or fear of Impending loss, has reflected Itself In English literature. , v ' The most astonishing of all recent conversions Is that of II. G. Wells, hard-headed and yet tender-hearted Socialist, who now writes of religion as If It were a discovery of his own. Another writer who has been led by the war In faith In a life beyond the grave Is Sir Oliver Lodgewhose book, "Raymond," dealing with the communications said to have been re ceived from his son. Is one of the phenomena of present-day literature. The war is making the world think Intently about death and what coires after and, in consequence, 'is urging them to establish a closer relation dur ing life with the eternal. Exchange, Tree That Wouldn't Die. One of the giant redwoods In Men docino cotmty, California, has shown that in spite of Its combined foes, the wind and the forest fire, It has made up Its mind to keep right on living in the same spot where It has stood for dozens of years. During a terrible storm on the mountain the top of this big tree was broken off, and later the trunk was nearly destroyed by a for est fire; yet enough vitality remained for a young tree to rise from the roots of the older one and to grow up within the wide trunk which serves as a pro tection against the wind. The original tree was a magnificent specimen more than 11 feet in diameter, towering high In the air, and Its youthful successor should be of goodly size when the old stump Is ready to fall away. St. Nicholas. FRECKLES New Is Uis Tubs to Get Rid of Tteit Ujlj Spots Thcrc'i no Ion per th tljbtfft d1 of fUnj sUaninl of your frrckk-B. aa Ottiluf doubla trenjtb U guaranteed to reiuovt tbese homely pot a. Simply iret an ounco of Othlne donblt atrenjrth from yonr 4rug1t, and apply a little of It Dlgbt and m ruing and you should aoon e that even the wont freckle bar begna to U! appear, while the lighter ns bae Tanlnhed en tlrely. It ta aeMurn that more than one ounce ta needed to completely e lear the kkln and gain beautirul clear complexion. fle eure to ak for the double trength Otblne. aa thl U old tinder marantee of money back If It falls to remove freckle. Adr. She Was Used to It. Mrs. Patrician remarked to the new servant: "I suppose, Mary Ann, you overheard my husband and me con versing rather earnestly this morn ing?" "Indeed, I did that, mum." replied Mary Ann. I hope that you did not consider that anything unusual was going on." "Nlver a bit. mum. I wanst had a husband raeself, mum. and nlver a day passed that the neighbors didn't be lieve that one or the other uv us would be kilt entoirely." Encouraging. "There's n man outside who says he's your tailor and wants to see you about a bill." "Tell him I've gone to attend the funeral of a rich relative from whom I expect to inherit a great deal of money." "Have you lost a relaltve, sir?" "No; but that fellow has been here so many times I feel I ought to say something that will make him feel bet ter,M Birmingham Age-IIherald. ' Important to Mothers Examine carefully every bottle of CASTORIA, that famous old remedy for infants and children, and see that It Ttpnra th Signature of QrM&L In Use for Over 30 Years. Children Cry for Fletcher's Castoria Frank. Newlywed I met Hob Spliklns to day and he said he envied me. Wife Hob SpllklnsI I told you to cut Bob Spilklns. Newlywed I shall hereafter. He's such a brainless donkey. An Audacious Guest. . The Hons never touched Daniel when he was thrown Into their den." "Maybe," ventured the painfully precocious child, "it was meatless day." Too many people have this rule of conduct: "Work not lest ye be worked." Paradoxical as It may seem, the cra dle of the deep is on top of the ocean bed. mih Ibct C3y, puTly fcc!:arj. end hurting near fceert? 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