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RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
fit I'fln Va
(Copy for Thl nrtmrtmrnt, Supplied by
tha American Legion "News Service,)
WOULD GIVE LEG KOR LEGION
Colonel Miner Who Lost Limb In
Service, Is Proud of Membership
"The Tost of mjr leg Is more tlinn
Justified by the privilege of hclnj; n
mcinhor of the
of n large milling
c o m p n n y n t
who anffered the
loss of a leg In
France as the re
sult of n shrapnel
f s wound received
t. $ lfc-S?. ...I.ll I .11 i.i-
muiu iciiiiiii inn
men. Mr. Miner
was a colonel In
the Twenty-eighth division and" since
has heeu uppoluted brigadier general
of the Pennsylvania National guard.
Mr. Miner was among the guests nf
honor at a tmmiuct tendered American
Legion gfllelals by the New York Ship
building Corporation upon the occnslon
of the first trip of the new liner
"American Legion." He was one of
the speakers. He did not tell, how
ever, how nfler ho had suffered the
amputation of his leg he Insisted upon
being carried out to his men to Inspire
them In "carrying on." This was told
by one of the other speakers, who
knew of the colonel's couragcousness.
The military iccord of Mr. Miner
begins with his enlistment In ISSt In
a Pennsylvania militia" company. He
law active service In the .Spanish
American war and In 1007 was ap
pointed colonel of the Ninth Infantry.
At the expiration of his commission he
wns reappointed and commanded the
Third Pennsylvania Field artillery on
the Mexican border. lie went to
France In 1018. He was cited for
bravery nnd nwnrded a Distinguished
Service cross and later received n
Distinguished Service medal.
fHE GOOD "LITTLE MOTHER"
Wichita (Kan.) Woman Regular Vis
itor 'to Doys In Hospitals Who
Served In World War.
The mother of six boys and three
girls, Mrs. Grnce I. Jackson. Is quali
fied for her rolo
as "little mother
of Uncle Sam's
boys" In the three
hospitals of Wich
ita, Kan., where
still are .suffering
from their part in
the World war.
As chairman of
the wqUnre com
mitted Df the
iary In the Amerl-
lo'ii Legion, Mrs. Jackson has made
114 visits to the men In the wards.
Each week she visits tho three hos
pitals, taking fruit and flowers, candy
tad cakes to the boys, who nre per
force motherless. Ilcr's Is the pleas
ant task of distributing to them the
warm dressing gowns, the smokes and
the magazines contributed by her com
mittee; upon tier the stricken heroes
nfthe world's struggle bestow smiles
for their reflection to the other good
fouls of her organization. "
Eight of Mrs. Jackson's children
live at home with her. One ,son
served In France with the One Hun
tired nnd Thirtieth Field artillery of
the Thirty-fifth division, his Immedi
ate Junior was physically disqualified
and tho rcmnlnder were too young to
SHE'S FRIEND OF THE LEGION
Mrs. Abby Howo Forest, Mayor of
Thayer, Kansas, Booster for
"A post of tho American Legion Is
n valuable asset to any community,"
says Airs. Atmy
II owe Fores t,
mnyor of Thayer,
Kan., who holds
the distinction of
being the first
woinnn In the
United States to
hold such an of
fice. "Mayoress" For
est Is a friend of
tho ex-servlco man
ZfpJ and takes a deep
imi'll'DI. til uiu 111.
fairs of the local Legion post. Tho
project of the Thayer post is to erect
community house which would be
the center of activities for tho town
and country adjacent. Mrs. Forest tins
been an untiring worker for this civic
Improvement, "nnd wo can always
count on her support," declares 0. B.
Adams, tho post adjutant.
In addition to her Interest In tho
American Legion, Mrs, Forest Is nn
active member of tho Daughters of the
American Revolution and an officer of
Alio Ladles of the Grand Army of tho
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ACTIVE IN VIRGINIA LEGION
Kate Waller Barrett, an International
Figure, la Chosen President of
Kate Waller Barrett, Alexandria,
Vn one of the foremost women so
ciologists of this
country, nnd an
uro In women's
been chosen pres
ident of the Wom
en's Auxiliary of
the American Le
gion for the depart
ment of Vlrgluln.
She has been
called four times
to serve as a spe-
c I a 1 representa
tive of the government on Important
missions, and has been national presi
dent of the National Congress of Moth
ers and Parent-Teacher associations.
WJille serving as president o the
National Florence Crlttenton mission,
co-operating with the United States
public health service, which position
she still holds, Mrs. Iiarrctt was n
leading spirit in the conference on the
'cure of delinquent children, called by
President Hooscvelt. She was a dele
gate to the International conference
of women, a special representative of
the government to Investigate condi
tions In Kurope surrounding alien
women, delegate to the peace confer
ence at Zurich In 1010, nnd special
representative of the bureau of Immi
gration In Kurope the same year.
During the war Mrs. Ilnrrctt was
the only woman nppolnted by the gov
ernor of Virginia to the committee on
training camp activities. She Is state
regent of the Daughters of the Ameri
can Revolution, a member of the So
clete Academlque HIstorle Interna
tionale nnd an honorary member of
the Argentine Council of Women of
Huenos Aires. Mrs. Uarrett Is now de
moting most of her time to thu aux
iliary of the American Legion.
WAS IN SERVICE ON ONE LEG
Nervy Member of Medical Corps Unit
Was Not Discharged From Duty
for Eleven Days.
Eleven days after being inducted
Into the servile without claim of ex
emption. Lognn E.
Dlllmnu wns sum
The medical corps
unit to which lie
wns nsMgned had
discovered that he
had a wooden leg !
"Stumpy," as he
is known by ids
tered at Trinidad,
Colo., nnd when
called was trans
v .. .
ferred to Fort
Dodge, In. Evidently there was little
ceremony about his Introduction to
the khaki. He made no complaint be
cause of his desire to serve, If pos-
I slble. Hut after five dnys of drilling,
ne snni mai me amputated iuud no
came so sore thnt he couldn't make
I. ikiihIp n.i l.i.w.n..
i "The sergeant did excuse mo from
play sometimes, but I drilled right
along with the rest of them," Dillman
Even when discharged from the
draft after his 11 days of service, Dill
man's paper stipulated thar the act
"dees not operate as a permanent bar
to his subsequent entry into tho mili
tary service" and "docs not excuse
the holder from obedience to the proc
ess of exemption boards." However,
no subsequent call was made by tho
Dillman Is now a member of Hnrry
E. Everlst post No. 115, Amerlcn.ii Le
gion, nt Mnuknto, Kan. Tho n"5st
claims to be the only one hnvjng a
member "who entered the service on
MANAGES TOUR TO WAR ZONE
Member of Legion Executive Commit
tee In Charge of Party Fooled
Air Service Examiners.
When tho Amerlcnn Legion accepted
tho Invitation of the French govern
ment to send a
nnrty of former
W service men to
France for a tour
' i of tho old war
' , J zone, John J.
wii'Kur, jr., u
member of tho Le
irl on's natlonnl ex-
v'jl"- ecutlve committee,
kt,4r"l wns called to New
' York to mnnugu
iJk F tno pilgrimage.
flPIl Wicker Is cspu-
clally qualified to
conduct n tour to Franco or any for
Bcforo going Into the practice of
law, Wicker spent some tlmo In the
organization nnd conduct of travel
parties to Europe, Palestine, Egypt
and the Orient as well as to ail parts
of the United States, Canada and Alas
ka. When the World wnr started he
wns In Rome with a travel party of CI
persons In ids charge. After many
thrilling experiences he succeeded in
getting his party through Franco on
military trains and finally back to tho
U n I tod States.
Wicker served in tho aviation serv-Ico-ln
France. After being four times
rejected because of dcfectlvo vision,
he memorized tho letters on tho eye
test chart and fooled tho nlr servlet
examiners, who were the keenest
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(PrepnrM by the Nntlonnl Gposrnphlc
Society, Washington, I). C )
A sled drawn over the dec.i snow by
terrified horses, n driver wildly beat
ing them, and u pack of ferocious
wolves breaking In pursuit from n
dark pine forest this Is u picture that
has given many a person n faulty ideu
of the Siberia of today.
An American woman who had
laughed at an Englishman when he
complained that (lining his ten days
in New York city lie had not been a
single Indian asked upon tier arrival
In Vladivostok if there was any dan
ger from wolves In the city. As n
matter of fact, one may spend u con
siderable time In Siberia nnd cover
large areas without seeing u wolf, or
a pine tree, nnd what little snow he
will see will probably not be more than
n few Indies deep, though there arc
flections where it is quite "deep. And
one may meet thousands of people
without seeing either exile or criminal.
One is not likely to be disillusioned
about the climate. The American sol
dier said, "Siberia has two seasons
July and winter." This Is nearly
true, for there Is practically no spring;
the foliage doe not appear until June.
July Is ns warm as the winter Is cold.
The brief fall is beautiful Indeed, and
there Is something very thrilling ubout
the Intense cold of the winter, when
the temperature goes to (iO and 70 de
grees below zero In s'ome sections.
Everybody dresses and prepares for
the cold, nnd on the whole it Is pos
slble to be more cnsurtir.:'. : n
steady winter of S.ba:'' Mum in the
changeable Amerlcnn winter.
Beautiful Wild Flowers.
Siberia's wild llowers a feature
which does not fit Into the picture of
a frozen waste are worthy a volume
In tlicnisolNos. There Is a wild rose
Unit blooms hugely on big, sturdy
bushes. Then there Is the mauve uml
gold of thu "Mary nnd John," that Is
loved most by the Siberians. This
lovely llower Is named after the Vir
gin Mary and the loved disciple.
Siberia is, above all, nn oriental
country. Out there the traveler sees
every phantasmagoria associated with
the East. Oriental sunsets, equal to
any and Inferior to none, thrill the
senses with splendors of coUir rang
ing from volcanoes of rubles to the
myriad mysteries of tho kaleidoscope.
Then one sees all the peoples of the
Orient Chinese, Japanese, Tartars,
Manchus, Koreans men and women of
every color nnd condition.
For tho most part the Itusslnns have
Russianized the country. Even so,
one could easily believe tho Tower of
Babel Incident to have occ'tirrcd In SI
berla, for one hears so many lan
guages nnd sees so many different na
tional customs. Chinese- "sampans"
and Japanese "dumbos" ride tho road
stead of Vladivostok along with Rub
slan craft and American motorhonts,
and on the highways ami caravan
routes cnmels and oxen are pnssed by
modern automobiles, mostly of Amerl
Native Life Facclnatlng.
Ono gets wonderfully attached to
Siberian life. There is something
charming and fascinating about It.
Tho natives, In splto of the scourges
of typhus and cholera, In spite of the
hunger and cold which they have ex
perienced so frequently during the last
six years, are devoted to their home
land; yet apparently they are indiffer
ent to the rich opportunities of their
Siberia is a innd of rich agricultural
potentialities, in splto of the fchort
nefis of the summer senson, and even
American tables hnvo been Bcrved
with Siberian cheese and butter. But
the most nliurlng opportunities of tho
country nre presented In Its mineral
wealth gold and silver ami' precious
There Is so much In Siberia thnt re
minds an American of our "Wild
West" of earlier days, whether It ho
lawlessness, freedom, opportunity, a
place to live life over again, great dls,
tanees, vastness and glorlousness of
M-cnery, or barrenness such as Is seen
on the Gobi desert, where the camels
And there are many features that
may be described In typical Amerlcnn
superlatives. Vladivostok has the fliii
est haibnr In the world; tl'u rail
road connecting Vladivostok with Pe
trograd Is tho longest in vhe world
thus the Slberlnus rave, and not alto
gether madly. But they cannot ravo
about their roads. The Russian word,
"doroga," meaning "road," literally
means "bad rond," and it would bo
redundancy to speak of a bad "do
roga." It merely menus n place where
you may get through.
Cities Handsome but Dirty.
Tho cities of the Russian "Wild
Fast" nre not very populous, but each
one boasts of sufficient beautiful
churches, government and private edi
fices to give It a noble aspect. First II
Vladivostok, a combination of Gotham
and Chicago. At the other end of tho
country is Omsk, the cnpltal. In be
tween nnd top and bottom nre Tomsk,
Ekaterinburg, Chellablnsk, Chita,
XuharuM;, Irkutsk, Harbin and Nik
olsk. ( " the most objectionable
, .vil i in,.-; iiciiiuiiui nura
;s ... 1 the attendant odors.
! Tniii mi iiiiiisinillv bountiful
cathedral and u great university that
has produced more than one famous
name, Metchulkoff, the great bacteri
ologist, being one of them.
Vladivostok, Hie largest und most in
teresting city of eastern. Siberia, owes
much to Russia's loss of Port Arthur,
for that inlsfortuno increased tho
tsar's interest in the mora northerly
seaport until lie had made it worthy
of its name, "Ruler of the East." Tho
ono disadvantage of Vladivostok la
thnt its harbor is frozen during sev
eral, months of the year. In splto of
this drawback, Vladivostok probably
possesses tho second finest harbor In
the world, and It Is claimed thnt from
a military standpoint the city was sec
ond only to thu Dardanelles.
Tho city spreads out at tho foot of
ninny hills nnd rises into a beautiful
and sudden spectacle ns one's steamer
makes a turn in the approach fruit
tho sea. A cathedral with many gold,
en domes occupies a place of vantage,
and everywhere rise hugo stone nnd
brick barracks, mostly white, with-an
occasional pile in red brick for con
trast. All around the city nre bnrrnclcs,
bnrrncks everywhere. It is said that
there arcsuftlclent barracks In and
around Vnladlvostok to house an army
of half a million men. These barracks
are 'substantially liullt nnd provide
protection against the heat of July na
well ns tho cold of winter.
Tho outstanding characteristics of
the Siberian Russian nre his phys
ical strength and stamina and his
gentleness of nature. Most peo
ple will be surprised at tho
second part of that statement, on ac
count of what bus been published
about tho Bolshevist cruelties. It In
truo thnt the peasant went from the
extreme of nn uhsolutc monarchy to
tho most fantastic socialism tho world
has known. Nevertheless ho is gentle
and forgiving by nature.
Of course, Siberia did not taste the
fnll bitterness of Red Bolshevism, The
extreme elements wero present, but
they never nnd full swing. Red Bol
shevism In Siborla never wbh mora
than "pink," nnd that pink U Uccom
Ing paler every day.
Pleases Them AH !
First Really National Dank.
Bank of North America was the
nnme of the first bank of a national
character. It hail a charter for ten
years, -from 1741, from the confedera
tion, hut doubt us to Its legality led
the bank to seek and obtain a charter
from the state of Pennsylvania In
17S.'i. In 1785 this latter charter was
revoked, but In 17S7 It was renewed.
It wns located at Philadelphia.
In Krcatly relieved by constitutional treat
ment HALL'S CATAUIU! MUIMCINK
Is a. constitutional remedy. Cutarrlinl
Deafness Is cnuned by an Inflamed con
dition of thn mucous lining of tho KtlHtu-
chlan Tubo. When this tubo Is Inflamed i
?rou liavo a rumbling sound or Imperfect 1
icarlnu. and whon It Is entirely closed J
DcafneHS Is tho rcHUlt. IJnlea.s tbo In
llummatlon can bo reduced, your hearing I
may bo destroyed forovor. IIAMS
CATAHMt MKOrCINK acts tliroucli tlin
itinnt i,i flm miii'miu Miirffinnu nf thn BVn- '
torn, thus reducing tho Inflammation nnd
nsslstlnff Naturo In rcBtorltiK normal con
ditions. Circulars free. All DriiKRlats.
F. J. Cheney & Co., Toledo, Ohio. Ad
vertisement. Out In the Philippines.
First Marine. Why does Mae look
so glum over that iclter he Just got
from ills wife?
Second Marine Ho wrote and told
her that 'she didn't seem to miss him
much, and ho wns going to put In to
stay In tho Philippines, for tho rest
o: his cruise.
First Marine What did tho wlfo4
Second Marine She ndvlscd hhn
U extend ids enlistment!
Thousands Have Kidney
Trouble and Never
Applicants for Insurance Often
Judging from reports from druggists
who arc constantly in direct touch with
the public, tlicro is one preparation that
has been very successful in overcoming
these conditions. Tho mild and healing
influence of Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Hoot is
soon realized. It stands tho highest for
its rcmarkiibks record of success.
. ' An examining physician for ono of the
prominent Life Insurunco Companies, in
an interview on tho subject, mado tho ns
.tonisliing statement that, one reason why
so many applicants for insurance are re
jected is because kidney trouble is so
common to tho American people, and the
largo majority of those whoso applica
tions arc declined do not even suspect
that they have the disease.
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp Boot is on sale
at all drug stores in bottles of two sizes,
"medium and large. However, if you wish
first to test this great preparation send
ten cenU to Dr. Kilmer & Co., Bingham
ton, N. Y., for a sample bottle. When
writing bo suro and mention this paper.
A flannel wrung out of boiling wa
ter, sprinkled with turpentine and Inld
on tho chest glvps relief In colds on
When an orator goes to prison ho
acquires ti poor iiddrt'-m
It appeals to everybody
because of the pleasure
and benefit it affords.
The longest-lasting refresh
ment possible to obtain.
Sealed tight kept
right in its wax-wrapped
In a Mess.
Two miners hud never seen golf
played before. The stood wntchlnt?
a fat, unskilled player ut work In a
bunker. The sand Hew up tint th
ball remuliii'd. Seven agonizing shots
hud been played.
The player made his eighth attempt.
The ball was lobbed up, dropped on
the green audi rolling gently to the pin,
settled In the hole.
"By gum, Bill!" snld one miner to
tho other, 'lie's got u deuce of a Job
Cutloura Soap for the Complexion
Nothing better than Cutlcura Soap
dally and Ointment now nnd then at
needed to make the complexion clour,
sculp clean and hands soft und white.
Add to tills the fascinating, fragrant
Cutlcura Talcum, and you hnvc tho
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"Clara holds her age well."
"Yes, hut she tells everybody else's."
"Play poker with a hunch of women?" fc
"No, I can't take their money." "Don't
worry. You won't."
Ready for Uso Battel Than Traps
Dlroctlons in la languages id vitrj ooz.
nat. Mice, Cockroaches, Ann and Watertnin
Ji'stniT food and Drone rtr and are carriers ui
dlsmisn. MMrnf' KltcMc Pailt forcea thoce pests
to run mm tho building fur w liter and t rh all.
Uo una ll.W. "Money back ir 11 falls."
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