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WORLD WAR MEN GOVERN CITY
(Minneapolis Entrusts Entire Munici
pal Control to Veterans, With
George Leach as Mayor.
With tlit? service men of the rjnlted
States unwillingly beginning to bo-
,fw,, v lievo tluit the pco-
r!" - 'w:Qs. pie thereof have
ihem, the city of
Mlnneaiiolls Is u
In tUe alleged des
ert of dried-lip
ineiiiory. The citi
zens have en-
trtlwti.il tlwilt- niltlt
" ,r A&.
iiMB p'ote city govern-
4ift$fai$w ,K'"t to l1"' ytm,fl
(wJaiAmiy-h World war vet
runs aim are mtlng the experiment.
Heading the municipal machinery
1h Mayor George 13. Loach, who never
liml taken part In po'itlcs until after
he hud commanded the One Hundred
iind Fifty-first Meld artillery of the
Forty-second division. Ills city attor
ney is Nell M. Criinlu, who had n com
puny of Infantry In the One Hundred
and Fiftieth regiment, Klghtleth divi
sion. A. (J. Jensen, his chief of po
lice, commanded a battalion In a
depot brigade. The mayor's mjcio
tnry Is Frank It. Cullen, who led n
platoon if engineers.
Mayor I.each was elected after n
fclttor contest, a fight In which his sup
porters declared disloyalists und luke
warm Americans lined up solidly
Against him. His platform was strnght
Americanism nnd straight business.
HrJnglng home his artillerymen of
the Ituluhow division after the minis
tlce, Mr. I.each made a successful at
tempt to get every man of them a Job.
lie and his staff are members of the
Amerlcnn Legion In posts In Minne
apolis and vicinity.
MAKES HIKE OF 4,000 MILES
Marine Corps Fellow Travels From
San Francisco to New York
Carrying 51-Pound Pack.
After facing denth from thirst on
the great American desert ''ng mis
taken for a bandit
and looked upon
with suspicion In
where the marine
uniform never had
been seen. Charles
K. Gilbert, Unlletl
corps, arrived In
New York re
cent 1 y, hale,
hearty and tired.
ferred from his stai.ou ai au,, i run-
Cisco to a new post at New York, Pri
vate Gilbert sought permission to like
the distance. He was given n fur
lough and sent upon Ids way. He car
ried a 51-pound pack during the en
Hetwecn murches the marine found
shelter and food from American Le
gion po-im along the way. and when ho
reached St. Puul his home, St. Paul
Tost, No. 8, turned out to greet him.
The distance of -1000 miles hiking
was covered In 'little moie than u
month, lie made the 2,'JOO-nille walk
from San Francisco to St. Paul In 12
duys actual time. Automoblllstu alo.ig
the way materially helped the marcher
by frequent and long "lifts.''
POLICE POST OF THE LEGION
Peter Masterson of New York's "Fin-
est," Commands an Organization
of 1,200 Members.
Twelve hundred members of tho
"finest police force In tho world" who
saw service In the
World war, hnve
selves together In
the General La
post of the Amer
ican Legion, New
York city. Peter
J. Mnsterson, a
lieutenant of po
1 1 c e, commands
The New York
force lost 802 traffic coppers, plain
nd fancy patrolmen, detectives, desk
sergeants and police officers, when
America sent out her general alarm,
for the roundup of Germany. Ten pe?
cent of these men received commis
sions In the army and navy, nnd 50
per cent of them won promotion, both
In the ranks and among the shoulder
traps. Nineteen bluecoats were
warded the Croix de Guerre for gal
lantry In Action, and the samo numbes,
were killed In battle. Tho police post
burld the 10 dead with military and
The soldier-policemen hate their
,wn summer resort, maintained bj
the post, at Broad Channel, Long Is
land, where they may spend their an
nual vacations. They wilt form am
auxiliary to their post this fall, m
moat of the force ax married,
: Carrying On With the
Amerirnn f crir
After Herbert Delnney, ex-service
man of Caledonia. Mich., had shot and
killed a deputy sheriff who was try
ing to nrrest him. American Iglon
men of the city formed it posse fcnd
captured the man.
A survey of land settlement proj
ects throughout the state has been
begun by the American Legion i,f
Washington. Under the law. os-vcrvlco
men have a pieference right In filing
on all public lands.
The retirement of .'1.000 sick and
wounded emergency olllcers of the
World war with pay on the sninc
status as fifllcers of tue regular iirmj
are retired. N being urged on con
gross by the American Legion.
Pres'dent Harding has been Invited
to accompany the Hood- lllver, Ore.
pint of the American Legion on Its
annual climb of Mount llond ih":i sum
titer. Governor Olcott of Oregmi led
the Legion party to the summit b
the climb this year.
Iioiutmstriitlng the ukp of the nil
plane as n busy man's fine -.net
Theodore Hoosevelt, assistant veeio
tnry of the navy, Hew fiom Wu-'ilug
t.n, P. (!., to Asbury Park, N. J., to
address the annual convention of the
tate American Legion. The trip was
made In two hours.
Hollovlng that tho man still Is
suffering from the effects of a severe
wound received while In action In
Plume, the American Legion of Has
tings, Mich., Is seeking to have de
termined the sanity oP Frank Smiles
former service man, serving a life term
In the Michigan state prison for
The sale for taxes of the estate of
John .1. Persh'ng, father of the ge oral
of the armies, In Tangipahoa Parish
La., has been prevented by the Ameri
can Legion and the General has been
requested to mnko the estate available
for colonization by his wounded coin
fades now taking vocational training
Plans for n $10,000 war memorial at
Duluth. Minn., to honor the men and
women who served during the World
war, were abandoned recently at the
request of the American Legion repre
sentatives who contended that It was
no time' to erect n monument. The
inemoiinl committee sought to honor
Jobless and hungry.
The recent establishment of a pot
In Constantinople carries the Amer'eiin
Legion Into the second country aligned
against the nllles in the World war.
The post was formed of American
naval and embassy attaches and repre
sentntlves of several American firms
commercially engaged In Turkey
There Is a large post of the Legion
at Coblenz,, Germany.
Although he could not swim, Mnrtln J.
Muloney, New York policeman and n
color sergeant of tho Seventy-seventh
division In France, plunged Into the
surf at Kockttvvay Peach to save a
young woman with whom he hnd
been keephig company. Ho lost his
life, but the girl was pulled to safety.
Moloney w.is n member of the police
department post of tho American
A promise made on Flnnders field
thnt he would tnke care of nnd pro
tect the wife of a wounded "buddy"
If the lntter should fall, was fulfilled
at Manchester, N. II., recently when
Adliemnr I.etendre married Mrs.
Albert Thlbeault, whose husband was
killed In action. The returned soldier
nnd his comrnde's widow met in
American Legion work nnd their
friendship grew Into love.
The father of 83 children, Manna
C. Rruner, Civil war veteran of Inde
pendence, Kus could well organize n
war veterans' society of his own.
Twelve of his sons served with the
Amerlcnn nnny In France, one was too
young to fight nnd the remainder of
the 33 aro girls who did their hit.
The Amerlcnn Legion recently brought
the family to light, hut at thnt there
is one larger In the Creek Indlnn na
tion of which Bruner is n citizen.
The corsnge bouquet of the fashion
ably dressed young womnn once may
have been a flourishing tuft of rag
weed on n corner lot. Disabled service
men In Kansas City hospitals have
built up a good business of making
artificial flowers out of weeds and the
Amerlcnn Legion of the city Is help
ing them soil the colored posies to
florists nnd gift shops. War mothers
of the city have tnught tho men to
dye the weeds In natural colors.
Home From Sea and Weds.
Ilonie again from k the sen, Claudius
G. Pendlll, Mllwnute)e, Wis., national
vice commander of tho Amerlcnn Le
gion, recently has, married Miss Ger
trude Elizabeth Wollacger of his home
city. A direct descendant of "Don't
Give Up tho Ship" Lawrence of eurly
Amerlcnn naval fame Pendlll him
self established a record In the United
States navy when he climbed from a
regular enlistment on May 8, 1017, to
the commission of enBlgn on May 1,
1018. He was a lieutenant (J. g.)
at the close of the war. The bride
groom Is n graduate of the University
of Michigan and Mrs. Pendlll gradu
ated from Vassar. They will live in
the classic atmosphere of Boston,
RED CLOUD, NEBRASKA, CHIEF
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(Preiiarfd Ijy the N.itlonl O'lmraphlc So-cli-ly,
Washington, I). O.)
Unlike linb.vloula, Assyria and
Chaldea, which exl-ted little longer
than (luring their periods of great
power, Persia, once tho peer of any
of them, has maintained Its entity
through an ebb and (low of fortune,
down to the present day. And now
the World war may be said to have
caused the "redhcoverv" of this his
toric country, though Its recent align
ment with soviet Russia holds out
possibilities that It may not receive
from the Western world the rejuvo
nation that was promised.
Darius would full to recognize as
bis mighty empire the narrow limits
of modern Iran, Its bordeis now far
withdrawn from the waters of the
Oxus nnd the Indus, from the shores
ef the Mediterranean and the wide
spread Mesopotamia!! plains; but the
nucleus still is there In territory, race,
language ami customs.
Persia of today Includes within a
territory still three times the size of
France, ancient Media, mountainous
Parthlu and the province Of Furs,
whence sprang her first great dynasty.
Such monuments to the glory of the
great kings as the ruined capitals of
Susa, Pcrsepolls nnd Ekbatunn still
stand on Persian soli.
Tho mnjorlty of the present inhabi
tants, although tinged with the blood
of Greek, Arab, Turk nnd Mongol con
querors, are the lineal descendants of
the original Iranian, or Aryan, popu
lation, and speak a language which
has for Its basic element the undent
Sultan Ahmed Shah, the one hun
dred fifty-sixth "king of kings," sits
on the tottering Persinn throne, while
the future of his kingdom rests In the
hnnds of outside powers.
Vast Desert Plateau Wrth Oases.
Modern Persia, with the exception
of the prosperous northwest province
of Turkish-speaking Azerbaijan and
the semi-tropical region between the
Klburz mountains and the Caspian
sea, can bo characterized as n vast,
mouutaln-rlbbed desert plateau, stud
ded here nnd there with oases which
most frequently form ribbons of fer
tile green fringing the desert at the
bases of sterile mouutnlu slopes from
whose snow-clad summits comes the
The encircling mountain walls shut
out the rain from the central table
land. Rivers with sources but no
mouths flow half the year and lose
themselves In the parched desert
The density of population Is less
than that of Texas, nnd more than
half the country Is an uninhabited
Sahara, some of It unexplored. Much
of the remainder Is suitable only for
sheep-grazing pnrt of the year, thus
forcing upon u fourth of her ten mil
lion people a seml-nomadlc existence
between the high, well-watered moun
tain volleys In the summer and the
warm plains In the brief winter sen
son. Some of these tribes, IJke the Kurds,
rarely leave their mountain homes,
where they exist Independently of
central government control. Others,
like the Ghnshgnls and IiakhtlnHs,
sometimes by coercion nnd sometime1)
through necessity of political alliance,
are vassals of the stute, although they
paj allegiance only to their chiefs,
who arrange with regnl nut' Ity for
their followers the matters of tuxes
and military service.
Cities are naturally few and small,
there being but two or three of more
than 100,000 Inhabitants. The lower
mountain valleys and thoj oases are
the centera for both town nnd agri
cultural population, nnd the wonder
ful fertility of these scattered areas,
snatched from the blighting grasp of
the desert, forms the bnsls for the
startling contrasts In the climate of
this unusual country.
Water ia the chief concern of the
Persian peasant. Wherever he can
divert the flow of mountain stream
or build a crude canal from a well
or spring, a small portion of the des
ert becomes a paradise and he pros
v .i v5' -T'i tMMJi Ira ll J Lw
pers. Certain of these regions are
said to be among the most fertile in
tho world, producing In abundance not
only the finest of wheat and barley,
but grapes, apricots, peaches, nectar
ines, pomegranates, figs and melons
which are unsurpassed among the
fruits of the temperate zone. Cotton
and tobacco thrive, and roses, as well
as other flowers, gloriously deerve
the frequent association of their
names with that of Persia.
Now Has Chance to Develop.
The day Is at hand as one of the
by-products of the war, when Persia
has the opportunity to begin to learn
from British experts, not only how
to reclaim more desert land by build
ing better aqueducts and by throwing
barrages ucross mountain gorges to
store the surplus of the spring fresh
ets, but how to establish closer com
munication with the outside world
and to develop her great potential re
sources. Lacking in the energy, Initiative
nnd co-operative spirit necessary to
develop their country themselves, the
Persians have suffered from the Jeal
ous rivalry of their neighbors, nnd
from n seclusion forced by nature, but
belled by their central geographical
location, In all the recent history-making
disturbances In the Near and Mid
in spite of her position ns a ver
itable Asiutlc Belgium, Persia Is
strangely cut off from world Inter
course by those same nuturol bur
dens which so affect her climate.
At the opening of this century not
n single highway suitable for wheeled
conveyances pierced the mountains to
tho plateau. A few foreign officials
and Infrequent venturesome travelers
made their toilsome way by caravaq
over tortuous passes to the Persian
capltul or to other Persian cities, and
the Persians themselves for the most
pnrt stayed at home. But about 1000
a government-subsidized Russian com
pnny opened a post road, as a mill-tnry-coininerclnl
climbed from the Persian port of
Kuzall, on the Caspian sea, to the
capital city, Teheran.
Five years ago three or four post
carriage routes nnd n narrow-gauge
railway running five and a half miles
from Teheran to a suburban shrine
were the only competitors of the pic
tureque but slow-moving caravnn.
Teheran's Fine Location.
No one knows how long there hns
neon a city where the present cupl
tnl of Persia stands. It has not al
ways been called Teheran, nor lias it
always been In the same spot; but n
city hns existed In the locality as far
buck as Persian history reaches.
Such a suitable site could hardly be
overlooked. It Is at an altitude of
nearly 4,000 feet, at the foot of tower
ing mountains, at the Junction of three
great Asiatic caravan routes, near
mountain 'passes, mid beside an ample
supply of water. Favored In these
ways, It has accumulated a population
of more thnn 300.000 since the begin
ning of the Nineteenth century.
The latitude Is tbat of Cape Hat
terns. The three summer months ore
exceedingly hot nnd dry, but If one
wishes the luxury of a summer resort
It Is at his door.
Although occupying an nnclent site,
Teheran Is a modern city. It hns
been the capital of Persia only a lit
tle more thnn n century, and has been
an Important metropolis for a much
shorter time than thnt.
In Journeying to Teheran from the
Caspian sea, so sudden Is the tran
sition from desert to city thnt before
one rcnilzes thnt the journey Is at
an end he finds himself clattering
across the atone causewny over the
moat toward the most surprising of
gntewnyB, a great multicolored fnendo
overlaid with n gay mosaic of glisten
ing tiles nnd topped with numerous
minarets ornamented In the samr
Teheran Is one of those numerous
cltleB between the Near und the Far
East which calls for a modification of
Kipling's oft-quoted line; for here
Kast and West have met, but have
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Exact Copy of Wrnpper.
laBwlwaBiJaTiiAnaii VrytTmu II i a I
Seventeenth Century Englishman Re
fused to Change Them at the
Behest of Tyrants.
Itf'coiitly a hook of William Proline's
brought u hih price In Loudon.
I'r.viino was u Puritan writer of the
Seventeenth century whom torture
could not Intimidate. Ho wrote a
honk, "Illstrlo-MastK, the Players'
fccourno," In which he attacked
iduy-actliiK. particularly by women.
Unfortunately for Prynne. Queen
Henrietta Maria had just taken
part In a play and ho was accused of
denouncing her. Ills ears wore cut
off, his book burned by the liniipnnn,
und he wns sentenced to life Imprison
ment In the Tower of London.
While In prison Pyriine wrote two
pamphlets against the ICiikIIsIi bish
ops, and for this the stumps of his
ears, which bad been left on the pre
vious occasion, were cut off, his
cheeks branded und a line of .fLWOOO
assessed. He was later released from
prison by warrant of the house of
commons, served two years more as
the result of u controversy, and was
appointed keeper of tho Tower rec
ords by ( 'buries II, which post he held
until Ids dentil In Kluit.
A Surgeon's Air Journey.
In response to an urgent call, Sir
Douglas Shields, tho eminent surgeon,
left Croydon early oe Saturday mom
luc by airplane for Paris, having found
that the patient was tit to travel,
brought him by airplane to Loudon,
where an operation wns successfully
performed the same evenliiK. Loudon
Komi P.ouheur painted cattle In the
slaughter houses at Paris.
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ing element to irritate nerves or digestion and
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As many cups as you like with any meal
Postum comes In two forms: Instant Postum (In tins)
made instantly in the cup by the addition of boiling water.
Postum Cereal (In packagoa of larger bulk, for those who
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"There's a Reason" for Postum
Sold by all grocers
For Infants and Children.
Mothers Know That
THE CCNTAUR COMPANY. NCW YOFIK CITY.
JMnU' - WTral
Full und winter tiring villi tlinn INI'MIIINZA, lU.STKMI'KK,
t OlidllH mill L'Ul.ll.S. IU nur liiirkit
Spohn's Distemper Compound
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ARE MANY KINDS OF SALMON
Bureau of Fisheries, In Report on
Pacific Fisheries, Lists Large
Number of Varieties.
Salmon In salmon to most persons,
but there ate many kinds of salmon
to tlio.se who know n "hawk from u
liaudsuw" ami a saliuoii from a sal
mon. The bureau of fisheries, in u
report on Pacific salmon fisheries, lists
tho following Paelllc species of the re
nowned llsb: Chinook, (pilunat 01
klii salmon ;' humpback or pink sal
mon ; !(K or chum salmon; soclteyed
blue-back or red salmon; silver or
coho salmon, and steel-head trout.
All these salmon, with the exception
of tlie stool-head, are Included In the
Koiiiim "oncorliynchus," and that tough
lookliiK word Is made up of the
Greek word "onkes," iiieanltiK a barb
or a hook, and another Creek word
"rhynchtis," nieanhiK a snout, so that
Kciiiis of fish is distinguished by it
"hook snout." The steel-liead trout,
classed as a salmon, belongs to a
closely related genus called "salmo,"
which Is n word probably derived
from the Celtic and thu significance
of which Is disputed.
She Had the Best of It.
"And you tell me several men pro
posed uiiirriage to youV" be said, sut
"Yes, several," the wife replied. "In
fact, unite n number."
"Well, I only wish you hud married
the (list fool who proposed."
"I did." London Tlt-Illts.
If you don't believe that time Is
money examine your pocket after
you've been having a "little line."
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