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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, ISIS. CUUJtUER, CONNEl-iLSVIlJLK, PA. PAGE SEVEN. ROBERTS I3HEH£RT^ brought him! An old man, whose only happiness lay in tills child In bis arms. "Perhaps," he said gently, "thnt can be arranged also." The night air blew softly through the open windows. The little Bng smiled, contentedly, and closed his eyes, j "Tin getting rather sleepy," he said. "Bot U I'm aot too lieaTy, I'd like yon to hold me a little longer." "Ton are not too heavy, majesty." Soon the chancellor, worn not with en* day, bnt with many, was nodding. The attic kTnc bad tvrncd qnlte pale with excitement Latt In tie tvenlnf Nitty Larisch went to tne council roo». The council had dlipersed, and Mettllch sut alone. Wnan Nitty was annonnced lie frowned. Then, Terr faintly, h» mailed. But be was stern enough when tb* you*- soldier entered. Slkky came to the point at once. "I nare come," he said, "to know what I am to do, sir." ^ "Dor astwl the chancellor, coldly. "Whether the crown--whether the Xing Is safe or not," said 2«kky, look- Ing dotted and not »t all now like the picture of his mother. "I am pillty of --of all that happened." Th* chancellor had meant to be ten hard. Bnt he had come, through a great deal, and besides, ke saw something NIMry did aot mean him to see. He -»a» used to reading men. He saw that the boy had come to foe breaking point. "Sit down," he said, "»nd tell me about It" Bnt Nltky -would not sit He stood, looking straight ahead, anil told the flered burned, tn case of germs. THd yon ever eat American It9 cream I" "No, majesty. Not that I recall." ·Jt is Tery delicious," observed the Umj.'aud settled down In his sheet*. He yawned," then sat Tip suddenly-- "Oekar!" "Tea, majesty!" "There i» something In my trousers pocket. I almost forgot ft Please bring them here." Sitting np In bed, and under Ostar's dlsapproYlng eye, because lie. too, was Infected with the germ Idea, King Otto the KlBtfc felt aronnd In his small pockets, until at last he had found what'he wanted. "Have I a nnall bo* ^anywhere, n Tery small boil" he inquired. "The one In which your majesty's eeal ring mat la here. Also there Is one In the itody -which contained crayons." 'Til bare the ring box," said Ms majesty. And soon tie Lincoln penny rested; on a cnshion of white velvet, on which' were the royal arms. MITLOCK'SSTORT OF DEPORTATIONS Report of German Disregard of Human Rights on File in State Department. OVERWHELMED WITH HORROR' slblllty on the entire population. "(3) Tliu German and Belgian authorities will neglect nothing to seo 'that food la assured to tlio population." These promises were not knpt. us ' Cardinal Mercier aad Ills colleagues show by abundant evidence In tbe "Appeal to Truth." "On March 23d, 1015, at thc- arsenal at Lutfre the German authorities pobt- ed a notice demanding return to \\ork. On April 2l3t, 200 workmen were c.ill- orl for. On April 27th soldiers went to fetch tho workmen from their homes, and take them to the arwimil. In thc absence of a workman, a member of the family was arrested. Workmen Imprisoned on Trains. "Houpver, the men maintained their refusal to woirk, 'because tJipy were uu willing to co-operate In acts ot war against their country.' Facts concerning the deportation I "On May "«. '·* workmen detained of Belgians and the forced labor ex-tfl Plsou'at Nivellw wrrn tried at , , 7 , .. f f r r ;, .,., , , HOBS by a court-partial, on tlit 1 chnige tortcri oy the Hun military lead- of being members of a secret .'.ociety, ers, which excited the indignation of having for it? aim to thivnit ihe curry- tha civilised world, have been itetjiuR out of German military mea-wc?.' officially fill forth · rl ' ey vrere condemned to iuipnson- ' ' meat, LITTLE TALKS ON THRIFT By S. W. STRAUS merican SacitQ Jar Tlmft Win ster to Belgium (Declared It Was fficult to Wrlie Calmly and Justly In View of the Hunt* Gratu- itoua Cruelty. The plnn of sctHne form the essential fact' of tlie deportations- and forced labor of Belgians Is set forth by,the committee on pobllc Inforrno- "Oa llay Sth, 1015, 4S workmen j ^ere shut up In a freight car and | taken to Germany. "On May Idth, 45 men were dfpc story. He left nothing out, the scene | King Otto, looked carefully at the on the. roof, bis broken proraibe. j penny and then closed the Hd. "JUthongb,"Br»aa*a, his only word "Whenever I am disagreeable,. Osof extennatiqn, "God knows I tried to | fc» r ," he Hid, "or don't care to study, Seep it" | or--or do things that yon think my Then tbe message from Conntess, grandfather wonld not have done. I Loschek, and his long wait in her boudoir, to return to the thing he had found. Ja be went on, the chancellor's hand torched * button. "Bring liere at once Countess las- che*." he said, to the servant who come. "Take two ot the guard, and} bring her." Them, remembering the wort he had to do. he took another sip ot railV. "These things yon have done," lie said to NIfcky. "Antl weak and wicked enough they are. But, on the other hand, you found tlie ting." x "Others found him also. Beildes, that floes not affect my guilt, sir." ·sairt Slkky rtMdlly. Snjrtdenly the chancellor fOt up and, going te NIkky, both hands on his ·boulders. * * » * * « » ^ Quit* to the end now, with the coon- wish you'd bring rae this box. You'd better keep It near yon." Be lay back and .yawned again. "Did yon ev«r hear of Abraham Lincoln. Oskar?" he asked. "I--I hare heard the name, majes- I .y," Osksr ventured cautiously. I "My grandfather thought he was » --great--man." His voice trailed off. "1--should--USe--" .The excitements and sorrows of the day left him gently. He stretched "Bis Flnally They Both Slept. Ills eyes closed under -his fierce eye- |Srows. Finally they both slept. The , mom was silent. Something slipped out of the Uttle ting's hand and roiled to the Door. It was the box containing the Lln- :oin penny. [THE BNT).] WOULDN'T PART WITH 'CHAW tion us follows: tho documents, thnt Is to say, a small fraction of those 1 «* to Germany, wlilch could be cited, tell tin* story, and | "On May 18th a fresh'on ' only such comments five added as arf announced that the prfioii'-ro woulil 1 needed to enable the. render to easily receive only dry bread and water, and j grasp the connection of events. bot food ouly every four days On j "The deportations . . . were thc j * " d thrc!! cnrs with 30 * wori£ -1 most vivid, shocking, convincing, single happening In all our enforced observa- Economical Seaman Decided to Waft Until Some Other Day to Have His 'Picture Taken. If there Is a general impression that' America Is slow to fall Intn the routine tion and experience of German regard of hnman suffering and human nghta in Belgium."--Ternon Kellogff In Atlantic Monthly, October, 1917. A summary of the wuole situation, flown to January, 1017, can be obtained by reading continuously the report of Minister Whltlocfc, talien from the flies of the sfnte department. This tells of the brutality of tbe dcporta- 'tions. "Legation of tie United States, of men were Bent toward Charleroi." "A similar course wos adopted at Malincs, where by various methods i of Intimidation, the German authorities attempted to force the workers at tbe arsenal to work on matprlal far the railways, as If It \v»rc not plain! thot Ibis tnatprlal would become war rnatprial sooner or later. Stopped All Traffic In Malines. "On May 30th, 1015, the governor general announcpfl that he 'would be obliged to punis-h the town of Millnes and its suburbs by stopping all com- rnerrtal trnBic if by 10 a. m. on Wednesday, June 2d, 500 wirkmcn While t h e ·war is compelling us to practice thrift with ever increasing i n - tensity d a y after day, we must not lose siijht of the fact that this virtue ^?e ltK place in the economics oi p e a c e . We must not deceive ourselves in regard to conditions that will exist after this war is over. If anyone of us believes that as soon as peace comes we can resume extravagant anil na^eful ways, he is making a grave mistake. O/ course, certain acute pressure will he remov ed with thr withdrawal of cur troops front the trenches in Europe. There will not be the se\ere strain that now "xists to keep our soldiers ar.d sailors and^ tbe fighting aien luid civilians or our allies v.ith food. But the ir.cicuUble loss that has been sustained by the war in _the destruction of property, the diminution r.f produaiiR power and the disorganization of businesb routine will bave to be paid. And it will only be through the continued practice of thrill that these staggering losses om be recovered--that the equilibrium can be restored. H is true that we snal!. no doubt face ail era of great commcrcia activity Ail humanity wilt fed tbe stimulating effects of pwcc. It will be a spccdi.iir up period all over the world. Each nation, each business firm, each indhiiiual will icel tlie need of greater intensity of worlc. We, as a nation, will be equipped with a great merchant marine and we will occupy a more exalted place as a world pouer than lias been our lot in Uic past. We shall in fact bo th«* cirou'^cst, most virile and best ;Ku.iteu of the grcut nations. T.iereiorc it i\iSl be all the moro necessary for us to conduct our individual affairs and our national lifo iIodK the linos of greatest efficiency. V.'c will have international compe- litioi such as" we never uave faced n tile just V c cannot pay our war bills ana hold our own in this keen rivalry ot nations if v.c are going back to our old dajs of wastefulness, and personal inefficiency. It is harder for a man to withstand the temptations of prosperity than it is successfully to battle the onslaughts of amc'sity. A man can steel himsel! to hardship and figlit it wil'i grim determination, but it tnl c« infinitel} 1 more will power to overcome the obstacles t» development and prog: ess placed in our pathway by success, money, power or iame. Look out for tne breakers ahead when peace sbalt come! We are ROing to win the war through thrift. Bnt we shall- iiot attain our lofty national destiny if we fail -to stand steadfast in the sturdy practices or broad and intelligent thrift. small limbs luxuriously, and balf j of economy and conservation tbe belief turned upon his face. Oskar, who hated disorder, drew the covering In stone studio Is somewhere along the river front, writes a New "Xork correspondent of the Pittsburgh Dispatch. Recently he had a hard five minutes with a Yankee subject, and he decided thnt certain traits of the Scot are de- voloping In these United States. The photographer piped thc man of the sea tbe palace. With the bonfires burned j his grief for Ms dead comrade and ro " ln s alon s °" street and besought 'to cold ashes, and the streets deserted, j sovereign, his loyalty to his new king. · n i m to hllTe hls Picture talten. nisur- Wlth tbe police making careful search ' King Otto, who was, for alt thc d l - , !n S s!m tutlt thc Icrecl1 onci al home tor certain men whose names Havckel i gesrlve tablets, not sleeping we ji, j ire not to be forgotten and that " ·rtlff and geometrical exactness across his small figure, and tiptoed out of the room. Some time after midnight the chancellor passed the guard and came in» the room. There, standing by the b^d, he prayed a Midler's prayer, and Into tess not In her rooms or anywhere la, It went all bis hopes for bis country, has not Impressed itself upon a veteran photographer to seamen, whose curb- America, Brussels, Jan. 1R, 1917. "Ihe Honorable, tbe Secretary of j no t preEented themselves for work State, WashlnEton. | nt thc arsenal . "Sir: I have had it In ttlnd, and I j ,. 0n Wednesday. Jane M. rot a might soy, on my conscience, since ' s , ngle raan appelired . According, n the Germans begun to deport Belgian complete stoppage took place of every workmen early In ovember. to prepare for the department a detailed report on this latest Instance oJ ~bwi- tality, but there have been so many obstacles in tlie way of obtaining evidence on wbich a calm and judicious opinion could be based, and one is so ovenvhebned with the horror of the thing Itself, thnt It has been, and ?vcm now Is, difficult to write calmly anil vehicle within a mains of several kilometers o* the town, "Several workmen were itakon by j force anl kept two or three days at I the arsenal. "The commune or Sweveghtn Ovpst- ern Flinders) wns punished In June. 1 1915, beciuse the 350 workmen at tlw private factory ot M. Bckaert refused leivice With tlie passing of years, great progress 1ms bcsn made in tUe transaction of banking business. The fcTnion Xational Bank of Connellsviile has every approv- CQNNEHSVtU-E WL e ^ moc ^ ern facility for good service and (WESTSIDE)' solicits your account subject to check. UNION NATIONAL BANK IIUW IS, UU1H.U11 IU , V 1 1 1 K 1:4LIJU1J tluu , v ,- -1 J a I. ft Justly about It T hare had to content I *° make barbed wlre for Ule German mysrtf with fragments of dispatches I 8 TMV' T have from time to time sent to the '" rh department and with doing what J could, Uttle as that can be, to allevl-. »te the distress that this gratuitous j no looser affo cruelty has cuused the population of lion--including -lad ,ElTen, and tearing frenzied pla-j roused nnd saw him there, and sat cards : from the wnlls. With Mlsa | upright at once. Eralthwalte" atlll lylqg In her drugged , '7s it morning!" he asked, blinking. deep, watched over by tho sisters who · "No, majesty. Lie down and sleep bad cared for the dead king, and witn again." Kar], across the mountains, dreaming: · "Would you mind sitting down for ·f a bride who would never be his. , a little while? That is, If you are not Quite to the end. Only a word or sleepy." ( two now, and we jnay leave the little "I am not sleepy," said the changing tofnlfll! his splendid destiny. Not cellor, and drew np a great chair. "If * quiet Uf«, we mny be certain. Par- I May, will you try to sleep!" haps not a Very peaceful or untroubled "Do yon mind If I talk n little? It one. But a brave and steadfast and may make me drowsy." nonornMe"onc, he sure of that, "Talk If you like, majesty," said the TOiat should we gain by following old man. Olga Ixwcbek, eating her heart out In King Otto eyed him gravely. ^ England, of the committee of ten. cower-' "Would yon mind If "I got on y^iur ^ ^nglh"Its cells? Tnty had failed, ss the, knee?" he asked, almost timidly.'in , , wicked, sooner or later, must fall. Or all £!s life no en? nnd so held him, -^ - Karl, growing lat in a prosperous land, nnd yet Bobby,.that very evening, had alike cnedy for conquest and too In- climbed on Ills father's knee as though dolent for battle? s It was very generally done. "I would - To finish tbe day. then, and close like to try how It feels." with midnight. _ t "Come, then," raid the chancellor. Xlkky, first, a snbdned and rather , The king climbed out of bed and up · battered Jiikky. Hv waa posseaaea by i on his lap. His chancellor reached , ,' a, desire, not indeed unknown to lor- [ OTer , n d dragged a blanket from the i . er», to rerWt tbe place where he and, tea. Bedwle had met before. The roof-- *f v far of a cold!" be said, and no less. · Hot eren then that he hoped ! draped It about the little figure. "Now, ftr nJmself any more than be had j JIQW Is that?" hoped before. Bnt at least It coald nnt h» Karl. Strangely enough, Hedwig also had days a striking pictorial merniuto Is of especial value. The seaman. jus,t off his vessel, stopped. He wns a very tills unhappy land. Whitlock Opposed Belgian Idea. "In order to understand fully tlie situation, it is necessary to RO buck to the uutunin of 1014. At tbe time we wore organising tht* relief vorh, the? Comite National--the Belgian relief organization thnt collaborates \vtth the grouchy seaman, bnt one likely to have co -7imlsslon for relief In Belgium-fund-*, somehow, anil M the photog- j nrol , nS(H j on arrangement by which raptor was at great pains to pot him | the Bclsian government should pay Tbe following notice wos placarded tit Jlenln in .Toly-Aagust. IMS: 'By order: From tm!ay the town ^ill aid of any descrip- a^ibtauce to their families, silvcs and chHdrrn--to :iu operatives except those who work regularly at mllitn r ? u o r k :md otht"* taM;s aliened to thpni. All ouw operatives and their f-imilles can hc-iic 11 - forwnrd njt be helped In any fashion ' Punished for Refusal to Work. "Similar measure- ivere takeu in October. 1915, nt nnrlebekeli-z-Court- suitably posed and ready for the permanent record of his afternoon appearance. The last detail had been ar- flatly and determinedly against a fence when tbe camera man started to press the bulb. "Walt," said the subject, .getting out of pose. 'Til be here for a wnek an5 I'll see yer again for a pic- ter." "Well, why not now?" " 'Cause," answered the economical seaman, "I got a chaw of tcrbucceh in me face ml, 13i t » t it 1 izhoni, T^nkprcn. and Mons. From Hcirlebo'tc 29 inhabitants wrro transported to Germany. At Mons. loir's factory. Ihr directors and SI workman wpre im- its own employees left In Belgium, and other unemployed men besides, i tha wages they had been accustomed j , sonotl fm . navmR rpfu5f!l ! to work- to receive. The Belgians wished to jn U)e sen ,, CD rf the German nrmT M do this both for humanitarian and pa- j Leno , r wns sontcnw1 ,,, flvc yenrs . lln . triotlc purpn-MS; they wished to pro-1 onm( , nt , ]le QTe llirt , c)orc to a vide the unemployed with the means | venr each B , T frrempn to slT mont )i=, of livelihood, and, nt the same time, | ^ nfl U]C gl workmen to ( , lgnt Wek3 . to prevent their working for tbe Gar- ,, The ppnenl , g n v c l n r a ( , n t ha(I ro . mnns. I refused to be connected In omsc nls -,, , 0 | l l u i r p r t methods of any way wltli this plan, and told the rated by GruellR. MARY CALLS ON MRS. SPIDER. M ARY pat In tlio s-ardcn -vouching a Bioat bijj eptfler. "Wouldn't It lie fine just to pit end «un yourself in A npldor web all day long," mnsod Mary. "Is that aoi" exclaimefl Sin* Splflnj "So you think that's oil I have to do'" "There couWn't be Tery much work in *· web house,' iaugh»Ml Mary "That's all you know about it," replict' ilr». Spider. "Come right in and I n ·how you *omethlnB- " "How can I grot Into your howscT" cz claimed Marj-. "I'm too blp," and sh* bc«an to lauch AwS, wo-ulfl you IwJio'v ( It, when she stopped bvusfiinjf ?ho found hemeli so very tiny that she coutO enter tbo spider's web bouse without eve'' bumping her head. "Just eicose rae and 3'JJ »eo to :i ·» b«Mea," Bald Mru SplGer, horrInr ov« to th» vfdo of the house, Wh«r« a tUiy was tucked into a crevice of t! % § ll i» I! Save the Nickels; The DOLLARS WILL TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES had a fancy to visit the rootv She could not sleep. So she had dismissed her maid and Rone through Hubert's rooms to the joof. Nlkky found "her there. Hedtt-fg did not turn her bead. She **It IB very comfortable. May I put my bead backT* I/O^JF. lony jean since the chypcellor had flat thus, with a child In his arms. His sturdy old arms encircled the hoy ClOM'j. "I want to tell about running away," said the king, wide-eyed In the dusV. "I am sorry. This time I am going to knew his steps, had really known he i promise not to do It again! 1 must come, since «ho was calling him, ! KtirnHy calling with all her deter- j mined young will. Ob, she was shnroe- J '"" Make tte promlw to Tonrs e)f, It Is the best way." ., ^ n _ l lntend to be . Tery goo( , But now that he had come, It wns| Nlkfcv who implored, and Hedwlg who i hold off. i '"My only thought in all the world." he said. "Can you ever forgive me?" This was tactless. No lover should ever remind his lady that be ha» withstood her. "For what?' said Hedwlg coolly. "For loving yon so." This was mnch better, qnite strategic, Indeed. A trench gained! "Do you really Io v e me? I T»on- j fler." , ~~ \ But Slkky was tired of words, and j rather afraid of them. They were not I his weapons. He trusted more, as has been said somewhere else, in his two strong arms. ' "Too much ever to let yon go," he RaUl. Which means nothing unless we take it for granted that she was In "God grant It, majesty." "Like Abraham Lincoln?" "Like Abraham Lincoln,** said the chancellor gravely. The king, for all his boasted wafce- fnlnen, yawned again, and squirmed closer to thc old man's breast. "And like my grandfather," he added. "God grant that, also." This time it wa» the chanqellor who yawned, a yawn that was half, a sigh. He was Terr weary, and very sad. Suddenly, after a silence, the king "May a king do anything he ment for a soltlior in Europe he did not know that the Testament wonlrl stop a bullet with.n an inch of a rrmch soldier's heart and save his lifp. r,ot Eugene Onfall, that gallant French soldier vbr»se life was saved by that Testament, knows It, and he will alv,ays be grateful to some unknown American Sunday school boy, or It may be a girl, who (hat Sunday back in America did bis bit townrrf the 1,200.000 Testaments ana Gospels which have gone to Europe through the co-oppratlon of thc World's Sim- day School association nnd the American and other Bible, agencies. This new Tpstnment was given him nt Dlonleflt. the first camp In Dnu- phlne, by the French Rible society. On .Tanunry 10, 1917, lie was carrying It on his chest in the Sfhrmholta wood, before Altklrch (in Alsiice), when a bullet from a m n r h i n p gun gluncod from a tree or rock, struck him on the breast and entered the Testament ecked over Mrs. Spider's »ho der late the little cradle that ws* fljlc '" with ttay ltm« xter btie*. "My soo6ness', r Uuchcd iCaxr- "r tltej" all yours?"* Tea. Indeed," cried Mrs. Splri«r, "an Tra proud of th*sn." **WeEL, you certainly h.s.vo ftiougli : do to take care of jo many lltile one-- his arms. And she wiis. Jndeed. The king having been examined and given some digestive tablets by the court physicians--a group which, strangely enongli, aid not incltid* Doctor , Weiclertnan--had been given a warm bath and pot to bed. - There was much lormalHy as to the "Xot at all," said the chancellor hastily. "Bat, t£ It will not hurt the people! I want to do two things, or have two things. The^ arc both quite easy." His tone was anxious. ' "What are they?" | "You wouldn't like to promise first, would you?" The chancellor smiled In the darkness. ' "Good strategy, but I am an old soldier, majesty. What are they?" i "First, I would tike to hare a dog; process now, several pentlemen dins-; one to k wlth me/ , tag to their hereditary rlUit to b.n f j ai_ pro 5, ab , tnat CTn be aTTmfe t~ around-and be,«.!.*»«».during the* "Thank you. I do want a dog. ceremony. But at he was left j Anfl _, he U-imtrt. ·lone with Ofttar. , . . T(3i mayrtyr Alone, of course, » »**«·· «»« n ^ rtrj fond ,,, N!kk7 , MA ^ Is CTcr alone, which, what wi» extra | ' .entries nnd so on. Is not exactly »H-, ^ ^ 5ometlmes- ^ ,TMJi, Kfee tarvomnneBient, ^m to marry Hedwlg, so we can ell "Qatarr said tbe Idoj from W» pll, be^top^er ^ «,* o ? onr ,, ves .,, *"*· ' - i Th« chancellor hwitated. But, after nil, why not? He had followed ambl- O*kar was jtathertsg toe raral gar- wkick tlie pbjxicUiu had or- tion all his life, and where had It Royaf Regalia Now In Museum. Hawaii's famous royal standards and robes of feathers made probably ithoir last appearance in a public ceremony nt the recent bnrial of ei-Queeu Liliuokatnul in Honolulu. The feather relics, regarded by the natives as sacred, are kept in the Bishop museum, founded In memory of Mrs. Charles E. Bishop, who was tlie Princess Iternlce Pauahl, last In direct line of the dp- scendSws of Karaehameha,- a king whose name his people pronounced with accent on the second "meli." Tlii most valuable of the feather pieces Is. of course, the royal robe of Kamelm menu the Great, for which the ?at!l- crlng of the feathers alone Is sflid to have taken 100 yenrs and to have cnst 51,000.000. This mantle was last worn hy Kamebamehn H nnd later, on «ttate orcnsion*. was placed over fhe throne. Electric 8*w Mlllt. Electrically operated saw mills of the portable type are said to be rap- Idly gaining in favor among lumber men. In localities where water power Is abundant and has already been partially converted into cheap elec- _!TM?,. t i lk , e _ 1 i_ t ° trie power the portable sawmill is es- pecially''popular. According to the president of B ten which ii manufacturing electric" portable sawmills, the demand is fast increasing In the South nnd West of tha United States Comite National have been borne tbo names of hundreds of thousands-some 700,000. I believe--of idle men receiving this dole, distributed through the communes. "The presence of these unemployed, however, was a constant temptation to German cupidity. Many times they tought to obtain the lists of the cho- meurs, but were always foiled by tile claim that under the guaranties covering the relief work, tbe records of tlie Coratte National and its \anous suhorganlzatio'is were immune, Itnth- cr than risk' any interruption of the ravitalllement, for which, while loath to uu'n nny obligation to Amsricn, the Gormnns have always been grateful, since it lias had the effect ot keeping the population calm, the authorities never pressed the point, other tliau witli the burgomasters of the communes'. Finally, however, the military party, always brutal, and with an astounding ignorance of public opinion and o" moral sentiment, determined to put these idle men to work. "General von Blssing and the cml portion of Ills entourage had always been and even now are opposed lo this policy, and I think have sincerely dor.e what they could, first, to prevent i;s adoption, and secondly, to lighten trie rigors ot its application." German Promises Worthless. In the parly days of the German advance Into Belgium, the people h-.d learned to fear the worst. Tills vws particularly true in Antwerp. In ir- der to alleviate their fears nnd to o'u- toin guaranties which might hasten the restoration of settled conduits, Cardinal Mercier secured from the German government at Antwerp promises, and In a circular letter dated October 16th, 1914, asked the clergy of the province of Antwerp to communicate them to the people: ''The governor of Antwerp, Baron von Holningen, General von Tluene, has authorized me to inform you In his name and to communicate by your obliging intermediary to our populations, the three following declarations: "(1) The young men need not fear ettiier to be enrolled Into the army or to be employed at forced labors. ,"2) If tndiTld-.wl infractions of police regulations are committed, the ust 4th, 3915, concerning measures intended to assure the carrjing out of works of public usffaints, nnd that of August 13th. 'concerning tlie ur."m- ployed, uho, through idleness, refrau. from work/ it mould be seen by what tortuous means thc occupying power attempts to attack at once the masters and the men." Fines Imposed Without Reason. The 1 German authui lUfcs v, ere not sntisiiuil wiUi one impoverishing levy. In November, 1915, one month betoro the expirtLtlon of thc twelve-mouth jx'riod fixed for the levy, thc-y decreed that the contribution of 40,000,000 franc 1 ! a mouth should be paid for un indefinite period. In November, 1916, ( they increased" the levy to 50,000,000 ! francs a month. In addition, faithful' to the niPt}»od laid down by the high command, the German authorities have couliiiuetl to levy fines upon towns and villsges for nets committed in their neighborhood, although they had no proof that these nets had beon^' committed ny any inhabitant of Jlie I city or village thus fined. I pvery time you go out of town to shop you SPEND NICKELS FOR CAR FARE. You spend TIME AND ENERGY. ·U you wtnt to mke hn cxchn£e you SPEND MORE NICKELS, MORE TIME AND ENERGY TRADE WITH THE HOME MERCHANT authorities institute « search, for tt tbo present tlm the responaible author? and will ptin- j ish tliem, -without placing the respon- How They Became Sammies. It bns been reserved to fhe Paris Figaro to discover, in the Amenenn sliniK dictionary tlie "trup" o-lt;ia M the term "Summv" as expressive of the American "Tommy," says tbe CltristHn Science Monitor. Thf* exprpt*b.lon did not originate in France, b'it at West Point, in 1870, when a certain Lieutenant Mills was manager of rhe racs-. The fare Included Home formidable sandwiches of bread and molfisco*. Only tbe cadet who had consumed w- of these substantial sandwiches In su'r cess-ton wns allowed to bear the nppi?! latlon of "Sammy 1" Alt of which sounds like a very plausible r,( tempt on I be part of the Trench pollu. to dK clltm credit for tin 1 cognomen v.-hicii caused so much dissatisfaction with the American troops when It was first hcnrd 'at a French landing port. "t* ve Learned «. Lot." . »nd I built my ho^J* i»yse lf pd Mrs. Spider. a you Diailt fills lovely fcouse afiiry, looking around "I cartamlv did," replied M» Sotdi^ "and it fcakeB more tJion W sepRpa^- utrands to make up one slender thread ' "But Jf £ BO flne!" exclaimed Mar "and how oan you mea-sure It without ruler?" "W«n." replied Mrs. Spider, "I con sp, Jtna OP coftrse. a dr^* or n. ffpruipiv' thread. It dopcnda on what Itlnd . wen*. I ivant to do." "Hut TVhero do you get t,ucti lw*,v "" "Pcom my body," Mrs. Spider "EJiwrytimiK' Ica£ turna toeiiUen thratKi^ nud" -- she hcJd up her little forplops i show Star;'-- "ra^hx there In tho«te lhin~ j*cm cnll claws are my compuiflog, Vo 3«o I have \ary HtClc trouble buYldln jond roeu/iurfns my house," and ever 1 one *.if Mrs. Spider's slgiit little ee,t u. tli a top of her head twiulclud In jRi "TTou didn't Know that we spiderE \TCI BO very handy, did you?" "WoU, Tm cartumly glad I cnmc In t see you," lougtnad Mary, "Cor I've leuiT.ei. a lot abont spiders that I never Icn*-u before." *'Fm giad you oanao In, for I Jialo u« think tollzB call us lary," ronJJod Mr«j Spider, ieftdinff Mary back to the doorway of her~l!ttle web honio "Dori't forget us, and come again flonm time," sho-called Mar' pTOTnised, tend ran Into the houtu to teJl her muurta about her visit irlth tfrg^ SjaJder Small Patrlofe Rebuke. The other day I answered a knock at the door and encountered a small boy, who Immediately tried to sell roe a choice assortment of knitting needles. "Rut, sonny, I don't knit," said I, thinking: to close the mutter. He looked at me reproachfully £or a moment and then: "Lady, aren't you going to do anything for your country r r --Chicago ' Hos paper MS give you feest valises your Remittances To Soldiers Anyone wishing to send a remittance to soldiers abroad or at camp will find that the Title Trust .Cojnpany.of -Western- Pennsylvania affords them excellent service. Money Orders or Foreign Drafts promptly issued. OPPOSITE POSTOFFICr CONNELLSVILLE, PA. » · · · ! I *»· + ! | : » RF.AT) COUBIEB.

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