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Page 8 The Madrid Herald, February 1, 1917 WADDINGTON GRANGE \Wad. Orange No. *fi, will bold •their niox: regular meeting Mon- day evening, Feb. 12th, insiead of on. Tuesday evening, 13th. Every member is requested io bri:i'g o:>c other member alon^. A good prn- (tg-rarn is being prepared and re- freshments will be served. Remom her the chan.g-e of daie. Agai:; the- Herald confesses i-o paucity <,f Wadding-con. news be~ oaus-e- of our <zeal for the Hepburn. Library, but. Mends, have patience friends, please, We're laboring- in a rnohle- •cause, and we'll shortly make good to our Wad. subscribers MONSTER DRY RALLY r IN WAD. TOWN HALL On Tuesday evening, Feb. 6th, at 7:30; speaker, Rev. Edwin Remke, travelling representative of the T«mperanice Coimmitcee of the 3-eai okal Assenibly of the Presbyterian Church. He is a roausinig orator. LtO'ta of simgimg and music. No chian-ge, no collection. ConiieJ RooiBing Temperamce rally at che TJniom Church, Sucker Brook, Pri- 'dlay evesning, Feb. 2d. On Sunday, Feb. 11th, a Temper- amce rally will be held in the church ta!t Chase Mills. On Sunday, Feb. 11 tb, is 'the date Bet for a ,good Temperamce rally in 'the church at Rockawav. AUCTION SALES r • \-f ' At 'WaddinigtoTi on Wednesday, JPefc. 1, at th|3t [Mary Oolmwa house in Osibierville; household furniture oomisisting of three* bedsteads, bu- reau, exbenisiocn table, two small tahles, cot-bad, three iroakers, six cane-seated chairs, parlor table, tjhiree small Bftanids, large stand, a oommode, linoleum, coofcstove, a beater not insed over four months, kitchen Titensils, 'glass jas-a, garden implements, six kitchen chairs etc. On, Oak-^jt. Uv-ea-ybody welcome. Sale begins 10 oclock sharp; terms <-Jsh. Sarah M. Gates, Owner ;W. C Jar din©, A-ttctkraeeir. Allen \W. Sweet left on Tuesday .for Albany, where he has a posi- ftkwi a'c the Capitol for the -session c/£ the Legislacure. GUARANTEED Plumbing WADDINGTON Jan. 30—January closes mild! Miss Grace Short visited friends in Ogd. ttkie past week. Mrs. Win. R. Rutherford visited friends in Ogd. Monday. Miss Teresa Duffy spent last \\ eek in Water town with friends. Mrs. Lfeorge OshAer visited with friends iu Maissena last week. Seagate examination:)* were held in the- High School last week, Prin- cipal LKJ v eies.-i beiri.g wi charge. Mr. ai.d Mrs. Joseph Rookey and S.JU Krmssi nave returned ironi a VMI ot a muiuin, with relatives in Rochcs't'ejr, Mrs. Harper and little daughter of idisboui were guests oi Mr. and Mis. James O. femnri lasi Wednes- day a..il \thuii\->uay. Miss Aii.nk- Forsyth© is reeu\er- ing Irom an attack of grip. Also, MMrs. A. Wm. (\>le is recovering iixmi the same malady. \ Mrs. Marble, who had the mis- Xoirtuao ho fall ami injure bier Knee, is much better. Amasa B-rowa is very sock from lne<art trouble-. Mr. a;rtl Mrs. Wd'ber Sbepard of Nashua, N. Y., aire rejoicijig over the arrival <x a -.sou., Wm. Ohip- ma.,i, Jxurn January i3d. Oc-nj-rat- ulattonis. COLES CREEK. Several of the neighbors are entertain ing colds. Mrs. Herbert Carr and daughter Mildred spent Sat. the guest of R. P. Shoen's family. Several from around here attended the danre a t John Pinnies Fri lay even ing. Mrs. Ella Cole is spending some time with her cousin, Mrs. R. P. Shoen. Mrs. Clifford Hume and daughter Elizabeth of Mas.sena spent a few days with her sisters an ; brother. Miss Katherine Condlin has been on t.He tick list. Mrs. D..-\ ill Ma -donald and sos (ferald • f Waddidy 1 on spent Friday at Massena. and . THOMAS A. LOGAN OUT community was saddenied Mreatly ie&t Thursday, when it was fcno-wn tibat Thomas A. Lagan had passed away afbar omly ornie week's sick-mess fro-joa the 'dread 'scourge, pmewmania, aged sixty-two years. Mr, Logan wais -born in this town October 18, 1854, anid passed all Iris life here With tlie exoeptiom of two yr-ar» i.i. Mo-nibreal, J-uine 18. 189B, he was u,ni)bed in. marriage with Net tie A. Deanis, also of this town. She amd their -three children sur- vive, namely, Ruth, Irane and Lloyd. He and his family have been mem-bera of the Presbyterian Church and an elder and univers- ally loved, by all Who knew him, * , — ,, The fuitter* was iheld from the .,' Presbyterian church cm. Saturday Heating 'Our prices are as low- as honest workmanship can allow—but we pos- itively guarantee our •work. We have had .experience, and we can •cite you to satisfied customers. That is T reputation and guaran- tee—the main points. Estimates cheerfully furnished. Mrs. James Fay has been sick with grip the past two weeks and has been unliable t o act as pianist at_tbo Palace Theatre. Miss Helen Short too fcher place. Mrs. Jotuu Murphy reatuakus about the same, aad Thomas McAvoy was operated on last Thursday at the City Ho<s<pi,.al for stomach trouble. He i s recoverirug rapidly. Rev. an<d Mrs. R. F. Taylor spent Sunday with their daughter, Miss Ruby, ia MomJtroal. There were no services in St. Paul's church Sun^ day in -the rectoc's absence. The many frieAdw of Mr. and Mrs. j freed. Eugene. McCarthy were sorry to hear of the death of their infant •so>n Eugenie, which occurred at their home in Norwood Janittary 19. The lifctlie fellow was foiur months old aad was sic k-oiniy a few days from pnieuaottcwiia. Misses Annie and Jes3ia Maodoai- ald eoitercained the Easitern Star ladies January 20'tih. Abouc twenity ladies were present. Refreshmenics v.-ere 'served aradi a pleasaiut af cer- nis-cwi was -span't. Also, Mrs. Orvillo Clinie enStercained the same ladies Saturday afternooni, 2Tth, wbenre- freshimie-nits were served • and a very pleasanlt afcernoon enjoyed- Quincy Adams Sawyer was seen at the Palace Theater last Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Also, Ben Hur was given on Wednesday e\enimg additionally. The pictures were beautifully colored and high- ly instructive. The pictures were igivem. \by Thieodore Holman, who expl-aimad the stories and told «ie data of iflhe T>ooics. The large au- diences eajoyed the pictures .great- ly. Penalises For Meat Eating. A most reiuiirkii'ble regulation affect- aig the food supi'ly was one which at- tained its full vigor during Shake- speare's youlli ;;!id which, in view of bis or.riy f.-n-.;ii , J :i , ;t.v with the slaugh- ter house—there are seventeen refer- ences to the butcher's trade in the his- torical plays—nmst have been brought particularly to his notice. This was the law, first enacted in 1549 and ex- tended in 1303, enforcing abstinence from flesh for political and economic reasons, not only in Lent and on Em- ber days, Vigils and Fridays, but also on Saturdays and even on Wednes- days. The object aimed at in this leg- islation was the strengthening of the British navy through the encourage- ment of the Bsbfries, the North sea fisheries being regarded as a gold mine tvbieh the Dutch were exploiting. In 1363 four women wbo had a meal of meat in a London tavern during Lent R-ere set in the stocks all night, and the woman who supplied them was set ,n the pillory. (Conducted t>y the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.! Wild Cotton. A common plant which grows in a core of shapes and sizes is the milk- It is called milkweed from the 1 milky juice contained in the stems. Some bear white blossoms, others pur- ale, while the stems and leaves have a rarlety of sizes and shapes. After the blossoms disappear the plants bear seed pods, which are the \hangars\ for the air scouts. Each seed has a set of wings of «iry lint. As the 'pods ripen and break open the wind lifts the light seeds and scatters them broadcast Nature came very near making a substitute for cotton when she pro- luced milkweed. In fact, the plant is knows sometimes as \wild cotton.\ But the lint in the seed pods has not the twist of cotton fiber and therefore cannot be used for spinning. Never- theless it provides a satisfactory down for stuffing pSIlows, a use to which fre- quently i t is applied.—Boston Journal An Artist's Joke. Holman Hunt, who began life as a rlerk to an auctioneer and estate Jgent. was const8ifly drawing por- rraits when tie should hare been draw* ing up leases, nnd ir- his chosen pro- fession bo wns never slow t o seize the dying moment. Tlie windows in his room wove tumlo of u-mnntf glass, and as be bad Jiftle to <h/ lie- spent much fct his time in drawing Ilies upon its roughened sorface. A Mot of ink suf- ficed for tuo body find some delicate pencil strokes for the wings, end at a distance the deception was perfect. Day by day the number increased, and »ne morning his employer came in, stopped before the window and ex- ?laimed: \I can't make out how it is. Every day that I come into this room :here seem to be more and more flies.\ And, taking out his handkerchief, he attempted to brush them away. .i Waddington, \N. Y. AVOID \ PNEUMONIAS T?or Chest Colas, Headache, Sore Throat, La Grippe Pains, apply Williams' Camphorated Mustard Cream It Will Not Blister. Made and Sold By Williams' Br-tzg Co. (30 Ford Bt., Og'l\TMburg Sold in Madrid by V,. li. Watson I and John Hnig. Sold in Lisbon .f by Akin & L\!^'. Sold in Wad- J dmgton by W. A. DunieK Druga. very latngejy atlbeinideA in token of the esteem in. wihich he was held. The f lotnal afferinigs were-'beautif ul. Besides his widow amd cshidlrem, he ia survived : by fiye tawbhers. name- ly : G-e-oti^e aad G'ardofn of New York; \WiXltom of Peterboro, Onit.; Saimu/e4 and. He^ry oif Wiaddirngbom ; also, fauir »iH*esr&, feSiss Bapheonia. and. Mk -*. Wm. I . ShxxrtoCfchis. towai. Miss Malcjr M. Iioigam, of New York iaand Miss Etta Iioig-aa of Henderaon TxssldjejS * wid© circle <of relatives amd. Memfe. 1k> fci»o<w him was to love fbim. TJhowei Croon, out of town %vho abtciadeid taue fumeral wer-e ft&r. and Mm. Oiiwr of Botsdasa, Mr. atad WCre. EVed H, Kelly of Mad rid. His bwrthjers tfJctowge and G/or- dom affid sister Mary of New York, Miaa Btta lx))gan oif H^odeiraon, OomirKMi L*ag:au of Hartnawa Palls aad Mlasets Grace and Margarpit Loigau of Potsdam, Norrmal. How Th«y Ar» Salutad. 'I Ssaute to the national flag, the presJ- 3ent and ei-president of the United States and the presidents or sovereigns of foreign states, twenty-one guns; rice president of the United States arud foreign umbussadora, nineteen guns; the president of the senate, speaker of the house of representfttlves, cabinet jCBcers, chief justice, governors within their respective states or territories, governors general of foreign states, rivll governors of the Philippine Is- {ands, general of the army, admiral of the navy and same ranks In foreign ar- mies and navies, seventeen guns; Unit- ed States and foreign ministers pleni- potentiary, vice governor of the Philip- pine Islands, assistant secretaries of war or navy, lieutenant general or ma- jor general commanding the army nnd corresponding ranks in the navies, fif- teen guns; ministers resident, major generals, rear admirals und correspond- ing ranks In foreign armies and navies, thirteen guns; charge d'affaires, briga- dier generals and corresponding ranks In foreign armies and navies, eleven gtma; consuls generul, nine guns. Character Gives Weight. The I'hinlmMlN in wl.ft you my, enniPK nftor nil \mm v/lmf ymt tire. The girl v.'lio trier- to r'mke her words eniplnii'- lij- puttlni.: in siipcrlntlves, only succeeds In seeming futlh. It is character which gives weight to words.—Exchange. •.^.*3-w*F*sa* Dawn end the Darkest Hour. \The darkest hour is just before Sawn,\-is an old English proverb which expresses more poetically the homelier adages, \When things are at their worst they soonest mend,\ \When gain Is highest bout is Highest,\ \The long- est day will have uti end,\ \After a storm comes a culm,\ and fluds au eouivulent in other languages, us in Trench, \By dint of going wrong all will I'IIHIP right;\ in Ifnliun, \111 is the eve of well,\ In Perslim, \It 1M at the rturriiwp»u part of the deflie that tlie vullcy l«'j.'Ite- to open,\ und in Ileliiv-u, \Wliou tin- tale of brM:*, K doubled Si'M\ I'IIHIC-,.\ TliMt the nirfiN, an a rule, are darl; r»)t ju>:t lii-f/iM* dUWJj is doUbtiesH true, for tlie tmioji IJDS then reached far oil t'i the weKtern liorlznn, whiio the sun Is still below the cantem horizon. CHALLENGE OF A BIG TASK. A few paragraphs from the address of Miss Anna A. Gordon, president Na- tional W. C. T. U., at Indianapolis, Ind., November 17, 1916: \Exultau t praise fills our hearts as we meet in our forty-third annual conven- tion. These are glorious fruition days. We praise God for the resistless sweep of state-wide prohibition on November 7, 101(5. Michigan victorious! Ne- braska victorious! South Dakota vic- torious ! Montana victorious 1 Alaska victorious! Washington beat the brew- ers and held her law 1 Colorado heat the brewers and held her law! Arizona beat the brewers and held her law! Arkansas beat distillers and brewers and held her law. Idaho, already blessed by statutory prohibition, voted three to one to place prohibition in the bedrock of her state constitution. In seven of these eleven states women not only worked for victory but helped vote it in-^on election day. Great Britain recently presented to the gov-: eminent a memorial more than eleven miles in length for national prohibi- tion during the war and six months after. There were over 2,000,000 sig- natures to the huge petition. Mrs. Humphrey Ward, one of its influential inducers, lately said, 'There will be a new wind blowing through England when this war is done.' This same prohibition wind has blown the liquor traffic out of nine of Canada's ten prov- inces, from far northern Newfound- land, from the vast areas of Eussia and its neat neighbor Roumania; it is whistling over the banks and braes of bonuie Scotland; it is driving before it the liquor makers and liquor sell- ers of sunny Prance; i t is felt in the restriction of the traffic in Germany, Italy and other European countries. It bids fair to reach the proportions of a prohibition cyclone that in the present generation shall drive the commercial- ized drink evil from the entire world. \Many members of the W. C. T. U. who at the recent general election were 'first voters' cast their ballots for the presidential candidate on the prohibition party ticket. Yet as an or- ganization we are not partisan. We rejoice that one of the chief citizens of our hostess city, ex-Gov, J. Frank Hanly, presidential condldate on the Prohibition party ticket, received 350,- 000 votes. We thank Mr. Hanly and Doctor Landrith for their intense cam- paign to help focus the attention of our nation on the paramount question of prohibition for our republic We also heartily t. ,hk the voters of all parties who at the ballot box in state or national elections registered their convictions in favor of a prohibitory Saw and its strict enforcement. We are all one in a supreme effort to se- eure a federal amendment for prohi- bition. State-wide prohibition victories have been secured only when people of all political faiths have -united. Our caiopaign for a federal amendment must be conducted ©a the same omni- partisan lines. \During a prohibition campaign the hearts of the busy tollers are cheered and upheld by the enthusiasm such an effort creates. There Is unity of action, fervor of spirit, joy of service and the thrill of coming victory. Election day comes. Victory is won. What next? Too often the campaigners consider their work is well over. They think they have earned the right to rest on their laurels and t o enjoy the results of their arduous labors. There could not be a greater mistake. Let us never for one moment indulge the fancy that a prohibitory law can accomplish the miracles of enforcing itself. Popula- tions rapidly change in these swift moving days. If public sentiment for prohibition and for total abstinence Is kept at white heat the vast area now under prohibition can everywhere and always resist the attacks of our strong- ly organized foe. The same fervor of spirit which aided In securing a pro- hibitory law must with equal ardor be exerted to enforce it. The chorus of humanity taust be kept up to prohibi- tion concert pitch. Unity ot action is still necessary. \This year for the first time 4,000,000 women have voted for a president of the United States. The 12 suffrage states, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Idaho, Washington, California, Arizona, Kansas, Oregon, Montana, Nevada and Alaska, together with Illinois, where women vote In presidential and munici- pal elections, have a total of 91 elec- toral votes. \Closely studying the strategy of the liquor forces of our country—through their Journals mid the output of their publicity bureuus—and noting the vast sums of money they expend to defeat suffrage elections, We ure convinced that more thon any other forward step of the temperance forces they fear the votes of women.\ Writing Made Easy^ Steadily the roads that lead to suc- cess in literature are being made eas- ier. A good many people who would like to write fiction, but have shrunk from the labor of finding equivalents for \said will welcome a list of sub- stitutes for the necessary little word published in the Boston Writer. There are no less than 3S6 fairly satisfactory variations, from \acceded\ to \yowled.\ The prisoner at the bar no longer need say that he is innocent. He can babble it or bawl it or blurt it or breathe it, to vise but one letter of the alphabet. The vindictive district at- torney can bark his questions, the law- yer for the defense can boom his ob- jections, the spectators may either bris- tle their indignant protest or blubber their sympathy. But the merit of such a list is not simply that it facilitates the management of dialogue. A thorough study of the 383 substitutes for \said\ will easily suggest the plot and the characterization that must precede dia- logue. The letter C in itself is a com- pendium of plot and a gallery of por- traits. Given somebody who cachi- nates, another who chuckles, another who coos, another who croons, an- other who challenges, another who con- fesses and minor characters who cry, croak, commune and cut in, and it is plain that We have a scenario almost ready made.-^New York Post. (Conducted by the National Woman's Christian Temperance Union.) Wdrvcterful Carving. Dr. Peter Oliver, who lived in Eng- land during the early part of the eight- eenth century, tells of seeing a carved cherry stone Which would be a wonder even in this age of fine tools and fine workmanship. The stone was one from a common cherry, and upon it were carved the heads of 124 popes, kings, queens, emperors, saints, etc. Small as they must necessarily have been, it is announced on the authority of Professor Oliver that with a good glass the heads of the popes and kings could readily he -distinguished from those of the queens and saints by their miters and crowns. The gentleman who brought this little wonder to Eng- land purchased it in Prussia, allowing the original owner £5.000 for his treas- ure. Think of it—$25,000 for a cherry seed! BUSINESS THAT SUFFERS. It is true that prohibition throws some people out of business. In Den- ver during the first dry month it was found thut about forty washwomen gave up their work. Their husbands spent their earnings for home supplies instead of booze and the women could stay at home and take cure of their families. At the Hume time one large laundry gulned nhotit 4W new patrons. Is prohibition bud for busInwsV Why? Why Js i t that pawnshops and jails suf- fer a falling oft In business under pro- JilbMtfB? Something In This. \You women are always spending money for preparations to make your- selves better looking,\ growled Mr. Twobble. \I guess that's true, my dear,\- re- plied Mrs. Twobble sweetly. \Now you hardly ever see a man doing that.\ \No because ninety-nine out of a hundred realize that the quest of beau- ty is hopeless.''—Birmingham Age-Her- ald. Old Time Prices. When we are told that 100 years ago a dollar bought ten dozen eggs or three bushels of potatoes we picture to our- selves a perfect state of society. Then we learn that the same dollar paid a man for two daj's' hard work on the faTm, and we realize that the former generation had its own problems.— Youth's Companion. Great Coal Seam. Beneath the city of Sydney, New South Wales, is a vast coal seam which extends 100 miles north and the same distance in a westerly and south- erly direction. The seam varies from four to thirty feet, and the depth TUIIS from the surface outcrop to 2;000 feet deep. Wore Advanced. Helter — HaTc you a book called \How to Acquire a Good Carriage?\ Clerk — No, sfr, but here is \Seven Ways to Obtsiin an Automobile.\—To- ledo Blade. Ai*. Artist. Sue—You said you were going to marry an artist, and now you're en- gaged to a dentist. Flo-Well, isn't he an artist? He draws from real me. Both Alike. Friend—Honestly, old chap, 1 can't make anything oat of your poem<. Poet—That's my trouble too.—Boston Globe. «8>iJ>i(>i8>i8><|nj><g>«gtij>!jt<g>ign5»<2n*> PRACTICAL HEALTH HINT. Pimplae. The story of pimples and how not to have them is a short one to relate, but to put into prac- tice and accomplish results is quite another story. It is diffi- cult, first, because people who have pimples want to get rid of them without paying the price of removing tlie cause. They want to get flomt thing for noth- ing und would rather spend stmm of money to have them removed with nasty medicine, if It were possible, than go about it in the only natural and possible way. Another reason why it is difficult for most people to re- move pinipJos is tlii.t it demands a change of not a few of tbeh- HvltiSt habits the HIIIUB of ran- dies, meats mid heavy foods without firbil.ing suflh'ieiit wa- ter and diking plenty of ever- eise. In oilier words, they would rather eai windy and lull nroiim! with pimples thiiii v.nri] bnrd. pet Mvi'iiH fieclmi:* lilld I i'i'p tile si. Ill rubbed <'|e:Ui i'lmpii > have rl'.-lifli been willwl iiiii- gosll'iti bumps. Tiny t'nilnv, the ei'tirij.' \I* ri'-h, heavy funds and »wti mill are mi indication 0 f uii bmHIVf life plus an indul- gent appetite. SAVINGS IN MAINE. \It is a good showing for Maim?— better still, Maine can say, can any other state make the claim?—that no depositor in a Maine savings bank has ever lost a dollar that he deposited there. It is to be noted, moreover, that the savings banks by no means repre- sent all the savings of the Maine peo- ple that are at interest. The savings departments of the trust companies have 90,322 depositors with deposits of $30,000,000, or twice as much as the demand deposits in the same institu- tions. The national banks have mil- lions in their savings departments, and the ll,S29 shareholders in the loan and building associations have to their credit an accumulated capital of : $4,- 380,000. These and other totals make a showing for the thrift and industry of Maine people that no state can bet- ter.\ This remarkable testimony to the prosperity of prohibition Maine comes from a newspaper avowedly hostile to prohibition, the Boston Herald. It Is a complete answer to the oft-repeated falsehood of the brewers and disinters that Maine has been impoverished be- cause she has steadfastly refused to legalize the dramshop. In population Maine ranks as the thirty-fourth state in the Union. But on June 30, 1915, the deposits in her savings banks amounted to ; $97-,423,'0SS.63, a total ex- ceeded by only 11 other states. The amount of depositors—23S,586—repre- sents nearly one-third of the total pop- ulation of the 'state, tocMdiwg men, women and children. Only ten states exceed Maine in the actual number of depositors. The total proportion of de- positors to population is equalled hy only five states. Deposits in building and loan associations amounted to $5,- 558,2(39, with i'2,118 depositors. Add to this the savings deposited in trust com- panies and national banks, and the per capita Individual deposits amotrat to $244.50 for every man, woman and child in the state. In 1914 the average per capita individual deposits to all the states was $188, which average Maine leads by over $56. <t> **<•*• <J> <t> ijt * * * <t>-4» <t>-<|> if * VICTORIES ON NOVEMBER 7. Michigan, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and the territory o'f Alaska voted by large 'majorities to outlaw the manufacture and sale of alcohol- ic liquors. Arkansas and Arizona defeated the liquor interests' -efforts to- substitute a local option law for the state-wide prohibition law. Idaho voted for constitutional pro- hibition. Oregon, Colorado and Washington rejected by overwhelming majorities the beer measures initiated by the brewers. s Oregon gave a substantia! majority vote for an amendment prohibiting the importation into the state of alcoholic liquors for beverage purposes. Utah, Wyoming aud Plorlda elected legislatures pledged to pass at their next session prohibitory laws. DEWEY ON WINE. George Creel recently interviewed Admiral Dewey for the New York World. The admiral gave his opinion about the \wine mess\ In answer to the question, \What about the famous drinking order?\ \A good thing.\ His answer was in- stant. \There was some feeling about it at first, because the papers made fun of it, and there was also an at- tempt t o make it appear tbat Secretary Daniels was charging officers with In- temperance. I think that the feeling has disappeared completely. Every railroad, »^\\*v great corporation, has long had a. .onclad rule forbidding men to drim while on duty. Isn't a sliip as important as a locomotive? Practically every European power has copied the order, by the way.\ TAP-ROOT OF EVIL. The late Gen. William Booth of the Salvation Army summed it all up as follows: \The drink difficulty lies at She root of everything: Nine-tenths of our poverty, squalor, vice and crime spring from this poisonous tap-root. Many of our social evils which over- shadow the land like so many upas trees would dwindle away and die If they were not so constantly watered with strong drink. There is -universal agreement on tbat point\ BIG DEFJCIT IN CHICAGO. Chicago, which gets $7,900,000 ifrom tts saloons, will, it Is said, have a deficit of about $400,000 at the end of the present year. Cincinnati, another very wet town, Is also practically bank- rupt. Meanwhile prohibition states and cities are prospering because they do not have to sink so much money In caring for the crime and poverty caused by drink. WASH WOMEN SCARCE. Wash women are getting very scarce in Des Moines, says an Iowa paper. Two dollars per flay, cu* fare and meals is no tempintinn to n woman who has a husband to support her and little children to euro l.a- u, ihe borne. Many men who dn.oi. up ibelr wages and spent their spare tiim- If nlnnns, ure now ffflppnrtlng their families, buy- ing ground aud building homes, und have become respectable citizens, al- though a lawless floating trump cle- ment would try to make It appear that prohibition floes not pr-oulblt.

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