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RED CLOUD.- NEBRASKA. OHIEF
Bureau Big Aid
IGovernment Is Finding Places
for Disabled Men Who Havo
Been in School.
JILL VOCATIONS REPRESENTED
(Moro Than 100,000 Aro In Tralnlnfl
Now, nnd Ultimately 318,000 Will
Havo Been Rehabilitated Find
Job to Fit Man.
Washington, D. O. A new kind of
employment uffency la being opened
toy the government. Alost ofllces of the
port start out In business with u list
(of ullurlng positions and Invite Jobless
men to apply far them. Th govern
ment is beginning ut tbo other end. It
,1ms a group of wall trained men on Its
Binnds nnd Its employment igency will
'try to fit them Into tho Jobs which lire
no doubt avalluble About the coun
try, but which nru just nw singularly
Tho now agency Is In the veterans'
bureau, nnd 1U efforts are to be put
forth In behalf of the disabled war
veterans who nro being .rehabilitated
under tho direction of tho bureau.
Although It Is moro than three
years slnco the war ended, the pealc
of rehabilitation has not been reached,
largely because, so many of the vet
erans hnvo been taking three and four
, To date 10.-185 men havo completed
their training and aro employed. Moro
than 100,000 are In training now, and
ultimately U18.000 will havo been re
habilitated. Many of the disabled
men have not bsgun training. They
nro not yet physically able, their cases
,aro pending, or for aomu other reason
training has been deferred.
Tho new agency, which calls Itself
by the mouth-filling tltlo of the
Trnlnce-Eiiiployment Section of the
Jtehnbllltntlon division of tho Vet
erans' bureau, has just begun Its task.
Jt hns men of practically every voca
tion on Its hands, from dentists nnd
(farmers to stenographers and shoe
makers. i Tho employment section has begun
to establish contracts with organiza
tions that nro In touch with all angles
'of tho Job market.
Where Men Are Needed.
Employment experts of tho Veterans'
bureau nro making n study of tho pro
fessions nnd trades to determine which
nro crowded. A partial survey Indi
cates that training hns been provided
in tho past In some vocations which
nro badly overcrowded, while other
lines In which trained personnel Is
needed have been overlooked. In fu
turo tho bureau will consider supply
'and demand In starting Its dllsnbled
,mcn on new work.
A number of doctors arc on tho list
of rehabilitated men, and these, at
least, should havo no dllllcuUy In es
tablishing connections, slnco smnll
.towns nil over the country have been
calling for doctors.
Considering tho need for fanners,
It Is nlso encouruglng to learn that
.15,000 veterans are Btudylng somo
;phasc of agriculture. Some of them
havo already found positions which
they will enter on graduation. A num
ber nro going to teach agricultural sub
jects In high kschools and colleges.
One man Is going to South America as
salesman of agricultural Implements.
The students of farming uro being
urged to buy land and start In busi
ness fof themselves, nnd many ore
planning to do so.
Tho men who havo een studying
trades uro placed In union shops for
practical experience. When they nro
nblo. to do a full duy's work they ,nro
considered rehabilitated and given po
sitions. A mnn learning a trade or business
Is rehabilitated when ho has n posi
tion, nnd the government's responsi
bility townrd him ends. It is moro
difficult to say when an artist Is re
habilitated. Is he n full-fledged artist
when ho pnlnts his first promising pic
.turo or when ho makes his first sale?
France Honors Captain Guynemer
President Polncaro speaking nt tho recent unveiling In tho Pantheon,
Paris, of a memorial plaquq to Cnptnin Guynemer, famous aviation hero of
All of the men whom the government
has undertaken to havo trained were
unable to return to their old positions
on a competlttvo basis with other
Right Men for tho Jobo.
Tho bureau is trying to Impress on
tho public tho fact that It need not
hesitate to employ tho rehabilitated
men. The government Is not sending
out any one-legged purl: gardeners. A
man who was so hadly Injured about
the face that ho is at u disadvantage
In meeting people Is not trained to ho
n traveling salesman. On (ho other
hand, the loss of n leg does not af
fect the work of n draftsman and a
disfigured face Is not a handicap to u
The employment section Is distinctly
proud of tho fact that so many of tho
bureau's trainees havo n greater earn
ing capacity now than they luid In
their pre-wnr occupations. A typical
case is that of a man who had been
u landscape gardener on n largo es
tate, lie lost ono nrm, nnd la now
an auditor In tho government servlco
at $l,i200 more a year thnn he was
earning before tho wnr.
Tho Veterans' bureau soys thnt it Is
starting Its employment services with
men of flno caliber. A report hns Just
como from tho University of Floridu
stating that the nvcrago scholarship
In Its law department Is 8.ri.ft per cent
for trainees of tho Veterans' bureau,
while other students nveruged 79 per
cent. -Frederick J, Haskin In Chicago
Old Feud Alive
Burial Lot in Durham, N. H., Has
the Only Spite Monument
DISPUTE OVER WILL IS CAUSE
Brother and Slater Disagree Over
What Constitutes a "Suitable Mon
ument" Courts Finally Called
Upon to Settle Matter. ,
Durham, N. II. Splto fences nro not
unusual, and there Is tho tradition of
cutting off the noso to spite tho face,
but what Is probably tho only spite
monument in existence stands In tho
llttlo burial lot of the Joy family nt
Packer's Falls In tills town. Tho out
como of years of family disagree
ments and controversies, a rough
stone, bearing u quotation from the
will of Sarah E. (Joy) Griffiths and
erected us a reproach to her memory
by her brother, Samuel Joy, still
stands today In tho little burial lot
which has been owned by the Joy fam
ily slnco 17S0, and the reusonfor Its
existence Is almost forgotten.
A hand chiseled on tho rough stone,
which Is of nutlvo New Hampshire
granite nnd about 4 by 5 In dimensions,
points to tho handsome marble mouu
ment' towering 15 feet above tho
ground and hearing tho namo of David
F. and Sarah 13. Griffiths. Beside tho
hand is tho Inscription In largo capi
tals: "A Suitable Monument and Fit
Up tho Lot." It was tho manner In
which this provision In the will of his
sister, Sarah, was carried out that
angered Samuel and caused him to
take such n novel means of perpetu
ating tho memory of u fancied In
justice. ' Left Strange Will.
Tho story begins with tho marriage
of Sarah 13. Joy to David F. Griffiths
on February 11, 1840.
There wero two children from the
marriage, both of whom died In In
fancy, und David nlso died at tho ago
of thirty-six years and was burled In
.rjaWwJ., . yiJrzKt3Mn
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VICTIM OF CHILD LABOR
Tills llttlo girl is kept at her task of
stringing labels, pay for which Is ono
cent nn hour. A thorough investiga
tion of tho child labor conditions In
Ithodo Island has resulted In startling
disclosures of tho hardships, long
hours nnd small pay that moro thnn
flvo thousand children havo been sub
jected, to by manufacturers of cheap
Jewelry, small wares, hosiery mid un
tho lot of tho Griffiths family In Dur
ham. It Is net clear whether there
was any Ill-feeling between Saruh und
her husband, tut nfter his death sho
moved to Manchester, and In her will
sho requested thnt she bo burled In
tho Joy family lot and not with her
Snrnh survived her husband by 32
years, dying In 1887. She left nn es
tate of about 5-1,000 nnd n will. Ilor
Immediate belrs wero Nancy S. Fesler,
her slBter, nnd Samuel, her brother.
Apparently Nancy was not avaricious,
but tho $4,000 would have been of
moro gratification to Samuel had It
not been for tho will.
Tho stumbling block In tho will was
tho provision thnt a suitable monument
ho erected to tho memory of Snrah and
tho burial lot fitted up. Nancy nnd
Samuel, the administrators, differed ns
to how tills provision should be con
strued; Nancy insisting that nn Im
posing monument he erected, whllo
Samuel held that a "suttnhlo monu
ment" meant merely n simpjo head
stone such as hnd been erected nt the
graves of other members of the Joy
family burled In tho lot.
Nancy, however, wns firm for the
"suitable monument," nnd Insisted thnt
her sister deserved a moro Imposing
commemoration than u mere head
stone. After this controversy over the suit
nbloncss of the monument lind gone on
for somo time, Snmuel beenmo bitter.
Deciding It wns time to let the world
know the folly of his sister, Snrah, In
leaving such n will, ho erected about
her grave, which was still without a
stone, n board fence on which ho
pnlntcd the words, "A ?:i,000 Grave."
Taken Into Court
Up to .this point the nephews of Dn
vld F. Griffiths, Kdward and Arloch,
hnd taken no part in the quarrel, feel
ing that tho affairs of their uncle's
wifo did not concern them. Iiut nt
this overt net, Arloch decided that It
was time for him to tako a hand In
tho proceedings, and ono dark night
ho removed the fence with Its sarcastic
legend nnd 1011; the grave onco moro
Samuel was not to bo thwarted In
his purpose, however, and his next
move was to put up a small stono hear
ing tho words, "I Am n Socialist."
What became of tho stono remains a
mystery, llowuver, the boh of Nancy
Fesler had taken sides with his mother
nnd with the Griffiths brothers and Its
disappearance is credited to him.
Three or four years had now passed
since Sarah's death and the terms of
her will hud not yet been carried out.
It wns u hopeless deadlock, and after
many fruitless conferences between
Nancy and Samuel, the case was tlnal
ly taken to court. George W. Sanborn
of Kingston was appointed to execute
the will, which he did without delay.
Ills action must havo given grut Men
tion to Nancy, for ho caused to ho
erected a huge monument costing ?:i,
fiOO, and spent tho remainder of tho
money on fence to surround tho lot.
Samuel, defeated on nil sides, was
still determined on rovengc. Deprived
of any participation lu tho estate of
his sister nnd seeing his opponents
victorious lu the end, he hired a stono
cutter to ciirvo the hand nnd tho words
from tho will on tho block of graulto
mid set It up In tho burial lot about
20 feet from tho murblo shaft over
which thero hud been such bitter feel
If tho wind rattles bedroom win
dows at night, small bits of cardboard'
stuck Into tho sides will stop tho noise.
BBSS SIKRtMFart'xtJJMffd XZiWAiM
NEWS OF STATE
ftecont Happenings in Nebraska
Given in Brief Items For
Work has begun on Grand Island's
big sewer system Improvement.
One hundred and tlfty women arc
members of the Omaha Chamber of
II. T. Hansen linn mnrketed 1,000
quarts of strawberries from u quartor
aero tract near Fremont.
The Trniis-Mlsslsslppi Golf Associa
tion will hold Its tournament at Omaha
during the week of July 10.
Packing houses ut Omaha are work
ing over time In order to keep up with
tho Increased demand for meats.
Ira Wells of AIvo wns lined $100
and costs 'for slaying a robin red
breast, contrary to the game law.
Chinch bugs have appeared in many
Gage county corn fields, nccordlng to
reports to tho county agricultural
An over-supply of nlcohol In patent
medicines being sold recently led to
the arrest of George Smith, a druggist
Farmers of the Rlnlr neighborhood
liave Joined forces to light grass,
hoppers which aro doing damage in
some grain fields.
Fifteen hundred carrier pigeons le
longing to 24 homing clubs wero re
leased nt Norfolk Saturday morning
for a noo-mlle race to Chicago.
Fire damaged tho lunch counter,
dining room nnd kitchen In tho Union
Pacific depot at North Platte. Loss
is estimated at 50,000, covered by In
surance. The proposition of voting $10,000 to
build nddltionnl school room for the
overcrowded condition of schools at
Superior, was carried by a majority
of nine votes.
Heat records for tho past twenty
years were broken at Norfolk Friday,
when the mercury rose to 1011. The
heat wns so terrlllc that farmers stop
ped plowing corn.
The city council nt Plnttsmouth hns
passed 1 mill levy for an amusement
fund to be used In financing n Kerlcs
of open-nlr concerts to be given by
tho local' Elks band.
The state legislature will be peti
tioned at Its next session to change
the state boxing nnd wrestling law
to nllow amateur boxers mid wrestlers
to compete for n championship.
Among tho 500 college men attcinl-.
lng tho Reserve Officer's Training
camp nt Fort SnollIng, Minn., nro
fifty-four from the University of Ne
braska and sixteen from Crclghton
While excavotlng for n new bridge
near Blair, a workman found n pair
of antlers twenty-two feet under
ground. A section of vertebrae which
indicated the deer did not belong to
nny present-day species, also was
Dorothy Grlffln, 10 year Nebraska
City, girl, was badly scalded about
the shoulders and one side when she
went to place some kindling In the
kitchen rango nnd knocked a kettle
of boiling water off tho top of the
stove over her body.
Premature ripening of winter wheat
caused by high temperatures nnd
drouth has shrunkSn part of tho Ne
braska winter wheat crop, nccordlng
to A. 13. Anderson, who hns Just re
turned from nn Inspection trip through
out tho wheat Uplt.
Tho number of litters of spring pigs
In Nebraska ls20.5 per cent grentcr
and the number of pigs saved 21 per
cent greater thnn last t-prlng nccord
lng to the results of the pig survey
nnnounced by A. E. Anderson, Ne
braska agriculture statistician.
Ninety-eight boys nnd girls, repre
sentatives of 15 Pig clubs In Custer
county, held their first conference last
week. There are 10 clubs In the
county. Prof. L. R. Frlshce of tho
State Agricultural college, who has
chnrgo of all the club work In the
state, gnve a tulk.
Washington county goes on record
as an area In Nebraska which is prac
tically free from tuberculosis nmong
cattle. This was brought about ns
the result of a definite Intensive cam.
palgn of tuberculin testing nil tho
cattle of the county, thereby locating
the Infected herds and the diseased
Mrs. Anna Knrre, sixty-seven, was
found dead under peculiar circum
stances In the basement of her home nt
Hastings. Dentil wns caused by burn
ing and 'liar clothing was almost en
tirely destroyed. Sho had been can
ning cherries In the kitchen above
but no traco of flro was found ex
cept whoro she lay.
The state and federal employment
burenu has Issued a call for 500 harv
est hands. Mannger flecker says that
work for that number can be found
Immediately. The bureau serves a
territory within a radius of 75 mllos
PIckeroll will hold a npoplnl elect
ion for the purpose of 'voting on a
$10,000 bond proposition to cover the
cost of constructing an electric light
Norfolk business men donated their
time nnd work and constructed n new
outdoor swimming pool ut the country
club nt that place.
The Community club at Strntton
has leased a small grove ut the edge
of town nnd equipped it for tourist
Mrs. A. McCnnn of Falls City re
ceived n fractured hip when sho fell
while getting out of an auto.
The Kndlcott Stnte bunk, recently
purchased from the College View bunk,
hns closed Its doors by request of
its hoard of directors.
Kben K. Long, .", oldest Nebraska
Mason nnd one of thu early settlors
of Omaha, is dead at the Nebraska
Mnsonlc home nt Plnttsmouth.
County commissioners of Douglas
mumy have let contracts for paving
nearly 38 miles of county roads lead
ing out of Omnia. Tho cost will be
Frank Itlffer, Ulnlr poultrynmn,
gathered an average of twenty-threo
eggs from ench of his hens during
May and cleared $700 on them In the
Arbor 1idge, the large estate near
Nebraska City of the late .1. Sterling
Morton, founder of Arbor day, may b
offered to Nebraska fo state pcrlc
Ernest Ilumm of Pawneo City, a
graduate of Tarklo college of Tarklo,
Mo., has been elected nthletle coach
nt Plllsbury Military academy at Owu
Terrific rain and hall storm, snld
to have been the most violent ever
experienced In that vicinity, caused a
heavy damage to crops and property
around Holdrege last week.
Fines aggregating approximately
$75,000 have been assessed fur smug
glers of Sheridan rounty who pleaded
guilty before County Judge D. R. Dorr
at Rushvlllo during the past threa
A county-wide holiday July 27, the
date of the big Madison county farm
bureau picnic which more than 00,000
people are expected to attend, Is be
ing planned by the people nt Battle
One und one-half Inches of rain, ac
companied by high winds and de
structive hall created considerable
damage In the neighborhood of Fre
mdnt. Grain nnd" fruits were badly
Domlnick Manoll, a 10 year old
student of Omtihn, attained the high
est scholarship standard during tho
IiiBt school year, having taken six
subjects and getting perfect records
In all of them.
Goldle Joy Zimmerman, n graduato
of the Bridgeport high school this
yetir, Is to be awarded a medal for
perfect attendance during her entlro
student career of thirteen years in
the schools at Bridgeport.
One man was killed and nine per
sons were injured when u motor bus,
said to have contained fourteen peo
ple, skidded off the road and rolled
down nn embankment nbout twenty
five feet high near Lincoln. ,
Fred Schncfer, employed on the De
Conley farm near ScottsblufT, was in
stantly killed when struck by a holt
of lightning. Ho had started from
the field where he wns working to the
farm house when the bolt fell.
Mrs. .7. Tcnney wns fatally burned
and her three children, nil small, ere
In n serious condition at a hospital at
North Platte as a result of burnings
suffered, when gasoline exploded in
the tent In which they were living.
The cornerstone of Lincoln county's
new $200,000 court house was laid
last week at North Platte with Im
pressive ceremony under direction of
the local Odd Fellows lodge. All bus
iness houses closed for the occasion.
The state supremo court has Issued
n writ of mandamus commnndlng
State Auditor Marsh to register $50,000
worth of refunding bonds Issued by
the town of Teknmnh, which he had
refused because not convinced of their
.A large bam on the state Industrial
school grounds nt Kearney was struck
by lightning nnd completely destroyed,
with contents, by the flro which fol
lowed. Much grain nnd buy. was
stored in the building, but no live
stock wns housed thero at the time.
Life on tho Nebraska ranges fifty
years ago will be reproduced at tho
Platte rlvor round-up at Sutherland
In August, when pioneers of Lincoln
county nnd all this section will have
their first reunion. Forty Indians of
the old warrior type will take part
in the show, staging a realistic attack
on nn old stage coach, tho first ono
operated by Weils-Fargo.
July 1 has been set npnrt os national
membership day for tho vVmerlenn
Legion, and ex-service men ellglblo
for membership are urged in n state
ment Issued by Wlllinm Ritchie, Jr.,'
commander for Nebrnskn, to Join.
Two thousand persons attended tho
dedication exercises for Platte conn,
ty's new $.150,000 court house last
Sunday. Governor S..R. McKolvie was
the principal speaker.
Fifty children took pnrt In tho
gnmes when Miss Fay Hlnks, director,
gnve the first supervised play ground
program at Falls City.
Enveloped In flames when gnollno
overflowed from the tank over his over
heated motorcycle whllo It was being
filled, Georgo Dolnlnger of St. Paul
saved himself from possiblu fatul In
Jury by rolling in the grass nearby.
A drop in taxes of approximately
$1.50 per citly.cn for Lancaster county
was announced Monday morning by
the board of county commissioners for
the next levy. Tho reduct'on will a
mount, In total, to nt least $1,250,000.
A strip of country forty miles long
and four miles wlilo from Star to
Copenhagen Is practically desolate fol
lowing tho record-breaking hall storm
which prevailed In that neighborhood
last week. Thousands of chickens are
dead, fruit orchards damaged, and
crops hnmmercd Into tho ground, ne
cessitating a lot of roplantlng.
The Rev. John Pulublckl, pastor of
St. Peter's church nt Stanton, who
won tho popular numu of "Father
John" during tho world war, has an
nounced his appointment nnd accept
ance by Archbishop Harty as director
of St. James qrphauuge ,at Benson,
Lydia E. Pinkham'o Vegetable Com
pound Often Docs That. Read
Mrs. Miner's Testimony
Churubu3co, N. Y. "I was under tho
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Women Buffer from ailments for years.
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"Iln's that fellow gone?" asked tho
editor of tho Chlggersvllle Clarion, as
ho poked his bend through the back
door of his sanctum.
"Yes, sir," replied the ofllce boy.
"De hung nround n while, knocked
over u couple of paste pots and then
"It's n good thing I saw him coming
in time to get out. I fenr he mount
violence. I'll now finish writing that
editorial I was working on, declnrlng
thnt whnt this country needs Is a
mllitnnt press with tho courage of Its
"Drought 1" exclaimed tho old timer,
"You folks don't know 1iat drought
is. Why, In the early '70s my corn
mado 18 acres to the bushel I" New
Tho common friend of an engr.ged
couple has a hnrd row to line.
Weak and Miserable?
Aro you dull, tired nnd nchy-both-ered
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Mrs. E. O'Connor,
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1 suffered from nnln In
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Arc Usualty Duo
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Nujol is a lubricant not
a medicino or laxative
so cannot gripe. Try it
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groat help In carrying a child, as I havo
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