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NEW BERN. N. C, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 1913-FIRST SECTION
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35th YEAR
City Rallying From
Effects of the Storm
Great Activity Yesterday In Cleaning Up
Debris, Gathering Scattered Materials,
and Drying Out Water-Soaked
Goods Additional Details
Show Wide Scope of
1 lie Disaster
On the first day after the worst"
Btorm and flood within the history of
the city, New Bern citizens yesterday
had before them thefrenormous task
of clearing away the wreckage and
debris caused by the wind and water
on the previous day. The day, in marked
contrast to the previous one, dawned
bright and clear, intensifying the ruin
which had been wrought.
As has before been stated the worst
damage was along the water front
and the streets leading to Neuse and
Trent rivers. Along East Front street
the yards of the many beautiful resi
dences located there were filled with
logs, cord wood, pieces of Neuse river
bridge and in fact all manner of debris
which the raging waters had within their
grasp end lcft stranded then they
began to recede.
Wagon load after wagon load of this
was hauled aw- y to some other point
where it' would be less conspicuous
and of more service. The streets and
sidewalks were also littered with
uprooted trees and broken limbs and
for hours the city's street cleaning force
were engaged in cleaning those
away and along this street the scene
late in the afternoon was much more
attractive than earlier in the day.
Resembled Huge Log Pound.
At Union Point, another section
where the wind and water had full sway
from Tuesday night until Wednesday
morning, the appearance was anything
but pleasing. One gentleman was heard
to remark that It seemed to him as
though the place had been turned into
a hucc log pound. Situated just
between Neuse and Trent river this
place got the full benefit of the storm
and it was littered with logs, wood,
floating timbers, boats and oil barrels.
All day long men wer3 engaged
in getting the place into some semblance
of its former condition.
The E. H. & J. A. Meadows Company
and J. A. Meadows, located just ad
jacent to this property, had thousands
of dollars worth of fertilizer, meal and
hay ruined by the water and the entire
day was spent by their men in taking
out the goods which were totally ruined
and in picking out that which had not
been damaged.
On Middle street below South Front
street, where the stores of a number
of merchants were flooded with several
feet of water and tho s:.nds of dollars
worth of merchandise totally ruined,
one saw the street lined with boxes
and barrels containing articles which
the owners probably thought could be
GREAT DAMAGE AT WASHING
TON.
.No train was operated between this
city and Norfolk by the Norfolk South
ern Railway Company on account of
the fact that their bridge between
Chocowinity and Washington was com
pletely demolished and swept away.
It will probably be two weeks or more
before this company will be able to
get trains through., the train leaving
this city at present going only as far
as Chocowinity where passengers for
Raleigh are transferred.
Robert Snellings of this city, who was
in Washington on the day of the storm
and flood arrived home, yesterday after
noon, having been ferried across the
river by a boatman and then wading
through a mile of inundated swamp
to reach the train at Chocowinity
and he relates a graphic story of the
disaster at that place.
Mr. Snellings and Eugene Simpson
arc members of the New Bern Division
of the North Carolina Naval Militia
and were last week on board of the
battleship Alabama at Gardner's bay
engaged in target practice with their
company. When the company reached
Norfolk on their way home these two
young men decided to make a short
stop there with relatives and left the
other men, hers. Wednesday morning
at 9:30 they left Norfolk. At that time
the storm was not at all alarming
and they had no trouble until after
Plymouth had been reached. Fron there
on until Washington was reached
the trip was eventful. There were
numerous washouts and at many places
recs had been blown across the track.
A short distance from Washington
there is a creek over which the train
passes and the rails had been torn from
this and it was necessary for the pas
scngcrs to walk across this bridge and
to walk the remainder of the distance
to Washington, reaching that place
about 8 o'clock Wednesday night.
The worst part of the storm passed
over Washington in the afternoon
but Mr. Snelling states that ev
when they arrived the water was in
the streets and that it had been up
in the stores and houses and that
the property loss is several thousand
dollars. A section of the Atlantic
Coast Line Company's track out of
Washington was also washed away,
but this has been temporarily repaired
and they succeeded in getting one train
out of the place yesterday by way of
HrieH nut and saved. However, manv of . Parmalec
thm r. hants will save.but little of their Tra5n8 torn this city to the West
stock which was sitting on the floor and to Wilmington are being operated
and the lower shelves. Practically and from Washington, Elisabeth
all of the debris left stranded in this
section when the water receded has
"been removed.
Street Cleaners At Work.
The street cleaning force devoted a
part of the day to cleaning up the
section of South Front street west of
Hancock, and succeeded in getting
this in fairly good shape but there
were au umuy vw.e. u,v.a , . r r i
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as they would '.iked to have done.
The train service was somewhat
' Pitv and Norfolk i Heincr Rpnr hv wav
of Goldsboro. This necessarily causes
some delay but It is the best that can
be done until the damage to the bridges
and tracks can be repaired.
Several Boats Recovered
Many of the boats owned by local
ndividuals and business enterprises
which could not be found on thsprcvi
ous day were located yesterday and
better yesterday than on the previous
day. The bridge between Morchcad
City and Beaufort, a section of which
had been torn away on the previous
day, bad been repaired and the first
train from the latter place since Tues
day afternoon came through yesterday
afternoon. Passengers on this train
told of the ravage of the storm at that
place. On Ann street practically all
of the trees were blown down but no
buildings were damaged in that section
A section of the board walk was washed
away. The building occupied by th
Texas Oil Company was rammed by
the schooner Winona and was torn
from the pilings.
A partial account of the damage done
at Morehead City appeared in the
Journal yesterday but later reports
are to the effect that the loss to pro
perty is much greater than that at
first learned. The Paragon building,
a large concrete structure which is
occupied by L. L. Leary, the Morehead
City Hospital and the Business Men's
Club was damaged. The smoke stack
at the ice house was torn from its
fastenings as though it has been a
straw and was carried some distance
away. Several of the buildings connec
ted with the Atlantic Hotel were also
boat was tound across Trent river,
A few of the boats were sunken but the
majority of those missing it is believed
were driven up Neuse or Trent rivers
and will be recovered within a few days
About a hundred feet of the strong
brick wall surrounding the National
Cemetery went down Wednesday morn
ing under the combined influence of
the overflow of Neuse river and the
North wind. The portion of the wall
that fell in that located on the North
side.
morning engaged in repairing the dam
age to the wires which had caused
the city to be in darkness and without
electrical current of any kind since a
short while before midnight on Tuesday
ight. There were an Innumerable
number of breaks but many of these
were repaired and it was possible
to get the current on yesterday after
noon and the incandescent lamps were
brightly burning again last night
The line over which the current for the
arc lights flow was allowed to remain
as it is until today when the linemen
will be put to work on that division.
In order that there might be some
illumination in the business section
of the city last night the electric arches
were again brought into service.
Reports from nearby points at to the
effect that the crops are not nearly so
badly damaged as at first thought
In Pamlico the damage is . probably
fifty per cent, while in this county,
while there are points where the damage
greater, the general damage is not
more than twenty-five or thirty per
cent. Cotton of course is somewhat
hurt but it is by no means totally des
troyed as was at first reported.
Lumber Companies Lose Heavily
One of the heaviest losers by the
storm was the East Carolina :umber
Company. This company had a large
quantity of lumber ready for shipment
nd much of it was washed away
Valuable belting in the mill was also
damaged. The total loss will be thou
sands of dollars.
Tolson Lumber & Manufacturing
Company were damaged conside-ably,
their loss being between five hundred
nd a thousand. Pine Lumber Company
lost in the neighborhood of two the u-
sand dollars. Neuse Lumber Company
six to seven thousand dollars. Elm
City Lumber Company three thousand
dollars, while the Blades Lumber
Company, at Bridgeton, were also
heavy losers.
In Henderson Section.
Henderson, N. C, Sept. 4. Con-
iderable damage was done to the
corn and tobacco in Henderson and
ranville counties. It was the most
severe storm experienced here in many
years.
Storm Does Considerable Damage
Personal Items.
(Special to the Journal.)
Grant's Creek, N. C, Sept 5.
The storm at this place last Tuesday
night and Wednesday did considerable
damage.
Mr. W. T. Osborn, of Beaufort, who
has been visiting friends and relatives
at this place for the past week, re
turned home Tuesday.
Mr. W. T. Bray made a business trip
to Swansboro Tuesday.
Mr. Jackson Jones and son, S. B.
Jones, made a business trip to Jack
sonville Monday.
Mr. Z. L. Riggs of this place,
left Tuesday for Beaufort where he
will spend a while with relatives.
Mr. B. T Jone; and son, J. A.,
spent Monday in Jacksonville.
Messrs. E. B. and J. F. Marshall
made a business trip to Maysville
Tuesday.
Messrs. B. M. and Bonis Riggs
spent a while in Jacksonville Monday.
Mr. J. L. Owens, who has been in
Verona for the last two months, passed
through this week enroute for Beau
fort to spend a while with his father
at that place.
Rev. Mr. Avery will start his revival
meeting at this place Sunday night
September 7. He will be assisted by
Rev Mr Harris, of Beaufort.
Mr. D. F. Riggs, made a business
trip to Maysville Monday.
ROSS IS FOUND
Kidnapped Thirty-Four Years Ago
He Discvers His
Identity.
WORLD-WIDE SEARCH MADE
Cleveland Man Has For Years
New York, Sept. 5. On a passenger
train that left this city yesterday
for Cleveland, O., was Charles Brewster
Ross, who had come East a few days
ago to see if he could identify himself
as Charles Ross, who was kidnapped
from Germantown, Pa. on lulv 1.
1874. Detectives searched far and
wide for Charlie until the death of his
father, Christian K. Ross, in 1897.
The Cleveland man says he satisfied
himself, by his trip here, that he was
the stolen boy. On the strength of what Misses LllHe Groves and Mildred
Ball Victims Of Runaway
Accident.
OPENING
FARM
SCHOOL
DELAYED
IT WILL BE SOME TIME IN OC
TOBER BEFORE WORK
CAN BE STARTED.
Dr. J. E. Turlington, of Vanceboro
principal of the Farm Life School
was in the city yesterday. He stated
in connction with that institution
that it would not open on September
as had been announced. The delay
on account of unexpected hindrances
the work of construction of the
building. Everything has been done
except the interior work, but this
will not be finished in some weeks
and Dr. Turlington thinks now that it
will be some time in October before
e school can be opened. The residence
for himself will be completed' in about
ten days.
learned he will make affidavit in
Cleveland as to his birth and parentage
and thus complete his qualifications for I
license as pilot on the Great Lakes,
where he has been a sailor for years.
Identification had to made among WERE AT BENNETT'S SPRINGS
the claybanks of Pegtown, a mining
settlement in the township of Sayrf
ville, N. J., near New Brunswick. It
was there that Ross believes he was
hidden by his captors, who judged
ightly that detectives would never go
to the place.
Pegtown remains now as scluled as
in 1874, but the diggers have died off
and the memories of the few survivors
of that period no longer serve them as
well as might be hoped. Ross had to
rely on his childhood recollections of
Wires Down, Lights Out.
Greensboro, Sept. 4. Rain fell
torrents here all day yesterday
and last night while at times the
wind reached a terrific velocity
During the late afternoon telephone
ind telegraph wires were blown down
nd light were off for a time. Reports
from the county are that the rain
was general and that some damage
was done to crops in the lowlands.
Streams rose during the night and
damage to roads and bridges in addi
tion to growing crops is feared.
WIND AND RAIN DID LITTLE
DAMAGE IN NUMBER SEVEN
TOWNSHIP.
Damage In Albemarls Sound Coun
try
Elizabeth City, Sept. 4. A severe
wind storm visited this section Tues-
lay night and all day Wednesday
Torrents of water have fallen and
the wind blew a gale. Consider
able damage has been done to crops
in this section, probably amounting
to eight or ten thousand dollars. No
damage has been done to property
and no casualties have yet been re
ported from this immediate section
Two KUIed At Farmvllle.
Wilson Sept. 4. A message re
ceived here this morning from Farm
ville, in Pitt county, says that Monk's
tobacco warehouse at that place was
blown down Wednesday afternoon and
two men killed and seven injured
One of the men killed was Walter
Bynum, the name of the other was not
learned. The warehouse was a brick
structure and had just been completed
this being its first season.
A RECORD TIDE.
The new bridge across Jacksmith
Creek, built in connection with the
opening up of a shorter route to the
Fair grounds, was washed down and
swept against the old bridge across the
creek. Use of the new bridge had not
been commenced.
For the first time since Tuesday
night New Bern was again able toge
into communication with the outsidt
world yesterday afternoon bv tab.
graph. The Western Union Telegraph
Company got one wire open to Rich
mond and they were literally swamped
with business until late into the night.
The telegraph companies have linemen
out on the road repairing the broke
Unas and hope to have things in belt
shape today. er
H. H. Hodges, superintendent of
the local electric and water plrnt,
had a force of men out early yesterday
Assistant U. S. Engineer H. T. Pat
terson took the official record of the
water at Union Point at the heigh
of the flood Wednesday morning
It was 11.1 feet above mean low water
By a coincidence, eight months pre
viously, on January 3, 1913, the govern
ment gauge showed the lowest record
or 3.6 feet below mean low water.
'LOST" STEAMER COMES IN
Norfolk, Va., Sept. 4. The Old
Dominion steamer Mob jack, reported
lost in the storm which swept Chesa
peake Bay, arrived at her pier
Norfolk at 8:10 last night. Captain
C. E. Caffe reported that the vesse
TORM DELAYS
WORK
SCHOOL
G. L. Hardison, of Thurman, was
mong the visitors in the city yesterday
This was Mr. Hardison s first trip
to the city since the storm and flood
and he was kept busy relating to his
friends the story of the storm in his
cdtion. Mr. Hardison told a Journal
reporter that the wind did considerable
damage and that this, intermingled
with the heavy rain, considerably
damaeed the crops but that taken
as a whole the damage was small com
pared with some other points in No
Township.
The contract has been awarded for
the construction of the new central
school in that township and work
was to have ! egun on this during the
week. However, on account of the storm
it has been impossible to get the.mater
ial together and this work will not be
gin until next Monday. The contractor
has promised to rush the work as rapid
ly as possible and the school committee
men hope to have the institution ready
for cp 'ning soon after the other county
schtoli open for the fall term.
Been Engaged In Fathoming
Mystery.
Barge Lost, Captain And
Crew Probably Drowned
While enroute from New Bern to Philadelphia, leaving this pat
ast Monday with a cargo of four hundred thousand feet of lumber con
signed to a firm at that place by the Neuse Lumber Company, the JMftff
Berkes with Captain Derrlckson and a crew of three men on board, foun
dered off Ocr..toke Wednesdayand It is believed that the four men went
down With the vessel.
The barge in company with two others was loaded last week, and
on Monday the tug Kirkton came Into port to tow the three to Philadel
phia. They left this port and Tuesday morning encountered the storm
which swept the North Carolina coast. The Berkes broke her hauser
and drifted away and later foundered. The other two barges and the tug
proceeded on their way. Yesterday the tug Helen arrived in port and told
of passing the Kirkton and getting news of the loss of the barge and Its
crew.
In hopes that the Berkes and its cargo may have been driven up on
some shore and Its crew still alive, the Neuse Lumber Company, who
had eight thousand dollars worth of uninsured lumber on the vessel,
yesterday afternoon chartered a tug and left this port In search of her.
Captain Derrlckson had many friends in New Bern and It la hoped that
he and his crew succeeded In saving their lives.
M NEW OERN
LADIES INJURED
Driver Unable To Stop Horse
Frightened When Umbrella
Was Opened.
EIGHT MILLIONS
A WEEK NEEDED
Electric Development Will Require
Two Billions In Five Years,
Says Vanderlip.
ELECTRICITY'S GREAT FUTURE
There Will Also Be Some Few
Billions Needed By Railroads,
States And Cities.
lacerated and her skull was slightly
fractured. Miss Ball suffered a broken
In a runaway accident at Bennett's
Springs, Va., early yesterday morning
Miss Lillie Groves, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Henry M. Groves, of this city,
the settlements. On his arrival Monday Miss Mildred Ball, daughter of
Savreville he met Chief of Police Ba"' 01 ln,s wcre udu,J
ri, ,h n. ifK h;m .n,n ti, injured. Miss Graves' face was badly
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Birch Creek district to Pegtown.
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again, Ross pointed out a clay pit in Gloves has a cottage there, his family
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,i,h a an and wnman ttoru . MisS Mildred Ball a(
called that the pit had once been uied proves to ner summer a ur
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as a habi ation. No one could say, or two a anu " V"- . J.
s;,v who K,d lived tW- time. Both young ladies were intending
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acquaintance with his guardians would l ne nrst news o. u.e - 'I J")1'
naturally not be admitted for they were accident reacnea Uer
criminals. Wh; n he spoke of his mem- morning in a . t . ...
:o f m hA iif ,1, fh Groves, tather ol one ot tne victims.
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Hers warmed to him. savin he could 1 nis telegram statea nidi 8,. uevc.up.uem. u, ,c . -
u - ... Miss Lillie Groves' condition was ser-1 requirement for $400,000,000 a year
Kfc-i. u-i. Mj. u-.j! u. ious it was not considered critical unless of new capital.
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he is the Charlie Ross who was kid- 8ram ny r. orove, m,.
napped in 1874, a the age of four. The message from his daughter, Miss
n.,i. :f !, ,i.a Mildred. This message gave an account
younger than his age it was because he the accident. The young lad.es
had lived a clean healthy live, and the parted in a carnage to the mail box
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Sayreville folk is that Ross bears a wn"S " lne TV"
mwan.. t thr. f their horse was frightened by a man
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graphs flooded the country thirty- ; , IT.
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Ross's story pieced together by years carriaee was overturned and the occu
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ot searcn, is mat nis Kiuimppers were nts dashed to the road.
Moshcr and uougiass, tne ourgtars wno . witne8Sed the
Sacketts Harbor, N. Y., Sept. 6.
Eight millions dollars a week for five
years $2,000,000,000 in all can pro
fitably be invested in developing the
electrical industry in this country,
in the opinion of Frank A. Vanderlip,
president of the National City Bank
of New York. He so declared last
night in addressing representatives
of the electrical industry in the United
States, meeting at Association Island.
He said, in part:
"In making such an estimate one does
not need to draw on one's imagination.
Little more is needed than a grasp
of present day statistics, compared
with those of 5 or 10 years ago, to give
the basis of such an estimate.
"When we think what is certain to be
done in the way of electrificaton of
steam railroad terminals and heavy
mountain grade, when we reflect on
the larger ine ol cicatrical energy for
industrial power, for agricultural pur
poses and in the continued growth
of necessary interurban lines we do not
need to look further into the possible
were killed in Bay Ridge the same year accjdent reached the victim9 they found
and jonn naienen, in wnose care anu
that of a woman he was left in Peg-
town. When his keepers heard of the
death of the burglars they decided to Th K rM
that Miss Groveu and the driver,
whose name could not be learned, were
unconscious and that Miss Ball was
flee. On the night they went Halcncn
shot the boy and shoved his body into a
trench, believing him dead. He crawled
out, was found and lecovcred
to their home and a physician hurriedly
summoned. When first making an
examination he thought that Miss
Grove's injuries would prove fatal
you gentlemen are facing and which
must be successfully met if your enlr
gies are to have an adequate field of
display. Can you get it?
"To get a full appreciation of the
difficulties you may well glance outside
of your own field, However, and note
that there will mature within that
five-year period well over $1,000,000,
000 of steam railroad securities. The
railroads in five years will need, say,
$4,000,000 for refunding and fresh
capital. States and municipalities
will absorb in the neighborhood of
$1,500,000,000 more. So, with the
$2,000,000,000 your industry will need
there should be provided between now
and the end of 1918 from $7,000,000,000
to $8,000,000,000 for these three pur
poses alone, to say nothing of general
industrial and other needs.
"These arc bewildering figures. They
sound more like astronomical mathe
matics than totals of round, hard-
earned dollars. The raising of these
urns, however, is the practical problem
hat financiers have directly in front
New Star Theatre
Is now open to the public, showing the
very best and latest pictures.
This theatre is built on the pis
of the first class moving-picture theatre
of larger cities.
A cordial invitation is extended
all visitors while in New Bern to visit
the "Star" theatre, and for the visi
tors benefit the management announces
that they will start matinee daify at
4 o'clock, so that one can have ample
time to see the show before leaving
OA evening train leaving the city.
We show the best and choicest pic
tures that can be procured.
Absolutely fire proof.
Delightfully cool and confortable.
Every sanitary precaution observed.
Matinee daily at 4 o'clock. Ex
cedent music. Continuous show at
night starts at 6 o'clock
He started wandering very young, but but later found that she was not so
he says that twenty-three years ago he badly hurt as was first thought and stood
felt that he was Charlie Ross. Once heja good chance of recovery. Late yes
confided that belief to a shipmate, who terdav afternoon Mr. Groves received
rned him to keep stilL as several a second telegram stating that his
persons had already been committed to 1 daughter was resting as well as could be
insane asylums for harboring that de-uXpected under the circumstances
' - m. a
lusion. Mrs. H. M. Groves lett last evening
About five years ago in Chicago he for Bennett's Springs to be at her
stumbled upon the man and woman who daughter's bedside.
had been his keepers. They denied all
knowledge of Ch: rlie Ross. He kept
track of tbem and in 191 1 he overheard
them talking of the boy. Birch Creek
aad the claypit.
DWELLING BURNED.
was trifling, but that fact docs not
lessen the force of the example, which
did not strike the full force of the was thoroughly discreditable.
storm and did not encounter the water
spout that threatened to destroy other
craft In the bay. He says the steamer
experienced a rough voyage but was
never in any serious danger.
Arkansas gets a heavy blow too.
In Hot Springs Friday fire did damage
estimated at from four to tea million
dollars.
Onslow County Man Loses Home
And Contents By Fire.
MUCH CHEAPER.
Marshall's Field widow objects to
paying an English tax of $50,000 on her
American fortune. StiH that will be
much cheaper than marrying an Eng
lish Lord. Washington Star.
Henry C. Stuart, who will be the next
Governor of Virginia, has won dis
tinction in another way as well. He is
the cattle king of the Old Dominion.
Recently he exported sixteen hundred
head of beef cattle. It was certainly
remarkable achievement especially
in view o the fact that Col. Stuart
makes such a shipment s matter of
annual occurrence. Still, we wonder
how it can pay him to export his cattle
with the prices at the high water mark
like they are in this country.
The dwelling ho ise of William Hobbs
who lives four miles from Jacksonville,
was totally destroyed by fire Thursday
night. Mr. Hobbs was awakened by
the smoke. He found that it was im
possible, on account of the flames, to
get to either door ot the dwelling.
So he put his wife and baby out of one
of the windows of the room and hastily
followed, none of three having time to
out on any clothes. The house and every
thing in it was a total loss. Mr. Hobbs,
Fatalities in the surf will now give
way to those on the gridiron and a little
later in the sport of hunting. As for
aviation fatalities, they are no re
specter of seasons.
MR. PRICE RECEIVE8 PROMO-
TION.
I. F. Price, who has for several
months held a position with the local
office of the Western Union Tele
graph Company, has been promoted to
manager of the Western Union Uthce
at Rocky Mount, N. C, and will
today leave to assume his new duties
Mr. Price has made numerous friends
in New Bern and his departure will be
regretted.
Discussing the habit of kissing,
Dr. J. F. Edwards, head of the Pitts
burgh City Bureau of Infectious Di
seases, declares that there is no danger
of disease being spread by the habit.
Puny creatures, says this doctor, do
not spoon aad he adds that "usually
the men and women addicted to this
love affection are strong and; healthy.
who is a one-armed man, was in the The doctor is distinctly nattering
city Saturday soliciting subscriptions
to help in buying clothing and furniture
and in the rebuilding of his house.
With most of the uplHtcrs one lift is
for the public and two. (or themselves, own cigarettes
EXERCISE
Gabe The doctor has ordered Smith-
ers to take more exercise.
Steve What's he going to do?
Gabe He has decided to roll his
in his remarks about those who indulge
in spooning. Ordinarily these (oiks
are held up to pity If not scorn. ley
can take heart and cease being ashsmed
of themselves following the prooouftce-
ment of the Pittsburgh authority.
if a girl continues to treat ymi
after vou have told her she is
Cluclnnati Enquirer, spend your money o eomebod
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