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by Spanish Friars, Made Impregnable. lal[ngton.--A sudden interest in treasure in Mexico probably is of the passion for lost that ntlnually grips certain qi[a of the southern republic, the west coast, accordlnu from tile headquarters of NmUoml Geographic society. .'lrye on the coast seems to  at least one lost mine," says Corey in a communication to e miety on which the bulletin is "le rest on tradition only, i[e Others have a sure documentary llmUon, " Entrance Concealed by Friars. is tbe tale of tile mine near for instance, the entrance to was concealed by the Spanish Jtst before they were wiped by a reversion of their converts to Rmefmt form. A eetury or so later a searcher In monastic archives In Madrid found ory. By this time the very ex- of the 01d mine had been for- "One can see ttle openings- of tunnel from the door of the he pmestly writing ran. '' of prospectors took sights the doorway without success. a bit of piaster fell away from old wall and revealed a forgotten , bricked up and covered over. poe old-timer who remem the gend brought out his glass: searched the bills. Sure enough, P on the side of a canyon lie saw Smh3ng which seemed worth investi- the gateway to the lost A'*'Sure-FIre,, Friars' Mine, ago an American got the to one of the veritable, sur frJars' mines. friar mine is one that was by the priest-conquerors In the .of old. They could pick and days, and they were Mine Now Is Held by Bats Oeposits ,n Mexico, ;:'s hi2;s: to nnwater It ne said o.00,t must have broken a series of mirrors on the west coast. Things can happen there timt could not possibly happen any- where else. Bat Guano Found in Caves. "'On the west coast are batsmil- lions, billions, numerical incredlbllltles of bats--which live in eaves. One of the important industries of the coast is the gathering of bat guano from these dark holes. "Some of the caves contain eno0gh guano to load an entire freight train, "Well--and here is the hard luck the bats had succeeded to the friar, his heirs and assigns, in the possession FAMOUS BELL MISSING Patriotic societies of the United States are searching for this lost liberty bell of the World's fair at Chicago. It weighs more than a ton, but has disappeared' It was cast In 1S93 of precious metals and priceless relics of the Revolutionary and other whrs and was meant to be a duplicate and companion piece of the original Liberty bell of Independence halL produced. It was too thick to be pumped and the water ran in too rapid- ly to permit the unwatering and me- of that mine. For ahnost two centuries| guanolng of the mlne by buckets. they had lived In It, until all the lower I "So there you are. A perfectly good reaches were filled with guano, mine, so far as any one knows, has "Then the water came in and a been made impregnable by the most light odorous quick-silvery mud was harmles creature on the footstool." Ruling Benefits Men of' 0. T. C." Those Who Attended Officers' Training Camps in 1917 En- titled to $100 a Month. Washington.--Ilundreds of enlisted men of the regular army and National Guard who attended the officers' train- Ing camp during 1917 and 191S and later became commissioned officers In the .merican army will be benefited by a ruling announced recently by Comptroller General McCarl by which their monthly salary is placed at $100 Instead of $33. In the ruling the comptroller general refers to legislation enacted by con- non-commissioned or enlisted ranks of the army. How to Apply for Mney.-- Persons coming under the ruling, It was disclosed at the War department. should make application to the chief of finance, War department, for the difference in their enlisted ,m and the rate allowed under Comptroller General McCarl's ruling. The appli- cation should show when the individ- ual was ordered into the service, where and when lie attended an offi- cers' training camp and what his status and pay were while in attend- ance. Comptroller General McCarl's ruling pickers find choosers. No one ever heard of a salted mine being ked Off on a friar. , wher the Amr,rh',n found hlq In t Nmked on hhuself as a made Women it became necessary to have the Uniondale chapel at East ed the painters wanted too much for the Job, aid society decided to do the work themselves, on overalls add spellly painted the chapel. gress whlch specifically authorized was given In response to review r- the payment of $100 as the monthly quested in the.settlement of army pay rate to all students at the officers' ] received by Hyatt F. Newell, a private training camps regardless of whether first class, with the headquarters de- they were civilians or men from the, tachment of the, Sixty-seventh brigade '1 of the. National Guard. After citing tile paragrapb in the aruly approprin. Paint Long Island Church tion act of Jane 15, 1917, which sets nstde $226,882,860 "for pay of enlist. ed men of all grades, lncludlng re- cruits" and pay at $100"a month for enlisted men In training for officers of the reserve corps," the comptroller general's ruling said : "It Is evident that the purpose of the legislation authorizing pay not ex- ceeding $I00 a month' for civilians in the act of May 12, 1917, and 'pc- at $100 a month' for enlisted' men in the act of ;Iune 15, 1917, was to provide pay for t. training period and pro- vide trained officers for the army, and not for the purpose of building up the Officers' Reserve corps. "It is apparent that the designs. lion of enlisted men of th) llne for training under the revised regulation ot January 5. 1918, was for the put, pose of training them as 'officers In the army' and that they were accord. ingly entitled to th pay fixed by th act of June 15, 1917. The adjutant general. United States army, reports# January 30, 1923, that clalmant' status was that of an enlisted man o detached service in training for a commission from ffanuary 10 to .Lpril 18, 1918. and he is accordingly cntl. fled to the difference in .pay between $33 and $100 a month for such period, or $22.1.10. Upon review of the settle- ment $221.10 is certified as due claim. ant." tvdee In 30 years, was shot at near Watertown, by -Ellis of Antwerp. AIL was hunting deer. and be came upon the lynx It tmmg at him from a tree, He ttt and killed the nlmal as It flying through space. C.a-iea When Father Large Blacksnake Pa.--Wlth a two-foot black- hand and a spoon in the fourteen-month-old Wllllam this city was having a gay fatl  heard the noise. killed the snake, while In protest. It was before ,*he baby's sob y BUFFALO AGAIN TO LIVE WHERE FIRST DISCOVERED White Men First Viewed Animals in Mexico 400 Years Ago. Washlngton.'Ehe recent gift of three buffalo to the government of Mexico recalls the discovery and early bistory of these big game animals. The gift will be sent from the herd maintained by the United Stat,s De- partment of AgricUlture on the Wich- ita game preserve, Oklahomt. to the zoological park in the City of Mexico, almost on the very spot where the buffalo was first discovered by Euro- peans. The biological survey points out that 400 years ago, when Cortez en- tered Montezuma's capital, on the present site of the City of Mexico. white men had their first view of buf- falo. a herd of which was maintaine,l in the menagerie of the emperor. This was in 1521, when buffalo roamed in Street of Tokyo Once millions over the tablelands of north. era Mexico and the great plains oI the present wester United States. An early writer, Antonio de Soils. who first described Montesuma' menagerie, declared that the greatest rarity in the collection was the Mex. ican bull," which had crooked shoul- ders, a bunch on its back like the camel, and its neck covered with bah llke the lion. It was in these term that he characterized the American buffalo or bison. As a manifestation of good-will to- ward our southern neighbor, a gift el three buffalo was tendered th Mex. lean government by the ULited State Department of Agriculture and the New York Zoological society. Wonderful Gral. Bindar, A new grain binder that will c0t 35 acres a day and is .perated by one ! man has been perfe, tecL Ot00e.n mat tO Trafc .... :).. \\; 'it # 3 .: :; : ..... By JOHN DICKINSON SHERMAN IIANKSGIVING Day, 1923! The peo- ple of the United States of Americ should celebrate this truly American holiday with heartfelt enthusiasm. For even the most Casual comparison of things here and abroad should make us thankful that we are Amer|- cans and at home in America. This is not a preachment, but really the churches should be quite as crowded on the last Thursday in November as are the places of amusements, to say - the least. Certainly we have much for which to be thankful as l nation,. and as a Christian people we should make public thanksgiving as "the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace." The man who cannot see the hand of Divine Providence in our American history is indeed blind. Suppose the American people went in mass to their churches Thanksgiving morning and made public return of thanks to Divine Providence. they could say in perfect truth words to tis effect : Almighty God, we thank Thee on this Thanksgiv- ing Day That we are at peace with ourselves and with all the world ; That our land Is still the United States of Amer- Ica ; That Old Glory files in greater grandeur than ever That we are still freemen, as in the beginning; That our homes ,are our own and inviolate; That no foreign Overlord orders our destinies; Tllat still ours is "life, liberty  the pursuit of happiness" ; That no pauper's dole is our "portion ; 'Chat prosperity beyond our proportion Is ours; That" R is our hand that is stretched forth to the starving of other lands ; That the Red Death Is held at ba; That Thy hand, as ever, still guides this nation ;- For these things, Almighty God, we thank Thee. And'as for the rest of the day, the Thanksgiving diffner is the maln thlngnot entirely for the sake of the feast itself, hut largely because the feast is the crowning touch of a day that Is peculiarly a day of tile home and the family A man with money in,his pocket can buy a turkey dinner on Thanksgiving Day ahnost anywhere from Plymouth Rock to Cabrlllo and from Peskan to Tumacacori, but if he has a home and isn't there he's apt to be nflghty lonesome. True it is--and more's the pltythut a good many Americans in these latter days live In apartments and off the delicatessen shops, but Just the same there is many an old- fashioned home left where an old-fashioned fam- Ily will eat an old-fashiod Thanksgiving Day dinner of urkey and fixin's and "punkln" pie-- which is one of the many things for which we should give thanks. Nobody should be ashamed of looking forward to the Thanksgiving tnrkey. The turkey Is a noble bird, worthy of the (lay. And Thanksgiving Day off th;,,ugh the trees. Then they seemed to dis- hould give us our first taste of him. Tim hoose- appear all at once all over the country. Clvlllza- wlfe who will serve turkey on her table before Tlmnksgiying shouhl be---well, say It yourself. And If she knows her business she will not have a lot of folderols and dofunnies before the turkey. When a man Is turkey hungry he wants it brought m ,*lie very first thing. And an expeditious carver linds great favor in his eyes. Turkey, stuffin', mashed potato, gravy and cranberries--that's the feast l After tlmt the good housewife can bring along all * * " * * * the goodie she likesthe rest is anti-climax any. way, exceptlng possibly the pumpkin pie and cheese. sti 8how Tiat More Art Axe Lost in Paris Than Be :!;?:'::..i:..: f?re the Conflict. street was partially cleared and open for traffic. The "A doctor Is making money when he at A Plymouth Rock nowauay. taads an heroic statue of Matmasolt, head chief of aii the Indian tribes between Cape Cod and Narragansett bay. Ineldentally he was a good friend and ally of the Pi}grims, but be deserves the statue if only for tha fact that he Introduced them to the wild turkey and the pumpkin. It seems to be taken for granted that roast turkey, cranberry sauce, sccotash and pumpkin pie were served ar that first Thanksgiv- ing dinner in 1621 when tbe Pllgrims celebrated the gathering of their first harvest. Probably they were. Anyway the woods @ere full of turkeys and the Indians had evolved an agricultural scheme that was as simple as it was efficient. They plant- ed corn In rows and beans in the same hills to climb up the cornstalks and pumpkins between the rpws to shade the ground and keep down the weeds--and all cultivated with one hoeing l The wild turkey, alas! has tamveled far on the way of the great buffalo herds that once covered the plains and of the vast flocks of passenger pigeons that once darkened the skle But the tame turkey has come to take his place and has marched across the continent with the American people. He ha done that In more senses than one. inasmuch as he has practically abandoned New England and the Middle states for the Went and the Southwest. "Why our Thanksgiving bird should be called turkey Is one of the mysteries. He originted here. America gave him to the world. He is our own bird--"made in America." And of all the do- mestic birds about our farms and poultry yards the turkey is the only one that is strictly our own When the European reached the Wemern Hem- isphere he found turkeys plentiful In Central America, Mexico, the United States and Canafla. The southern birds were smaller and darker than those of the north. In Mexico there were both wild and tame turkeys, the natives raising the lat- ttr for fired on an extensive sale. Record of the date of the appearance of the first turkeys In Europe Is misstm:, but the early Span- ish explore took back birds to Spain. From there they quickly spread to France ind England. The American turkey was a good thing and Eu- rope was quick to recognize it. By the end of the Seventeenth century they were very generally br,:d throughout Europe. 'fhe wild turkey of the United States is a mag- nlh nt bird. Originally he was as numerous as the "-paver or the deer--literally uncountable. Por a h.:,g time Vhey were plentiful. They leammd the way ,f the bunter early and developed a cunning otter nmre than a nmtch for that of the man with a gu:. Within the experience of living men Michi- gan, f,)r instance, was so full of them that a man walki,: through the forests from Detroit to St. Joe xv.,s never out of sight of tile flocks hurrying lion and settle:nent prolmbly had as much to do with it as the shotgun and rifle. Civilization in- evitably drives ,lt w!h| life, even where wild life is protected by law. Clearance of timberland, drain- ing of swamps, cultix:tion of open country de- pricked the turk.Y of h: natural habit. Now a place wihl enouh to aXord refuge to the turkey iS a wilderness indeed. The tame turkey of the United States is an in- dividual sort of bird. with ways and notions of his own. This makes him a hard bird to raise and MEMORIES b. the excitement and salter- . Ings of tile war days and the strain of the years that have followed tlle Statistle Show Tidal More Articles [ returned, whereas the average number conflict. The average mind and the before the war was about 10:000. More average nerves of today are not wha than 20,000 wrist welches are tutmed tbe were ten years ago. In annually, and el)out as many hand Some curious requests are received The war Ia; had a bad eff-'t on bags. The amount of lOst and found at the lost property office. Race-track people's memories according to the Jewelry. Ires increased enormously, followers write in and ask the petrol. officials of the Paris lost property of- The officials beIleve that this in. bility of getting a pair of field gisses rice. In the lst year, 40,000 urn. crease  the business of the loot prop- found on" a race-course, believing that left'In public con- erty qmce Is not at all due to the possessltm 6feh a pair would bring prewar 1 greater honest of' flnde in ttirtflng the prize let- but that lt aOeonnl in grathm to tb Southwest. The decline growing by territory SUpplied the I'arkets is tile appearance a peculiar tEVmen know When the lished in a flock it impossible to to nLa turity. sepals to be due to of a ml facts regarding ganism, the fection may be trolled, a, still-tO out. Another limiting turkey raising turkey Is the open spaces er b,en thing like the same' chickens. To do unrestricted erty to wander at fields md through: where It finds Obviously, a keys will do growing crops, relatively smalL Anyway, in cent years one " " flocks of these large proportion New England states, but now so rare as to be. osity in this It is does nol to supply more the state's Chicago. This side territories keys for Chicago ' Whether it is sections of the .... .g or under the scorching srm west, gobblers seem to thrive If range where they can fill their hoppers and bugS. But they must poultrymen east of the cannot compete favorably. In the comparatively new turkey raising is being taken up large scale. Texas, New states, Okh/homa. Colorado, kotas are raising more and more ern and central west marketS Black Hills district of South contribute largely, too. The In the country is thought to be l new home of the turkey Is American Southwest. This'doesnot mean that the in the central west. It does competition in the west will have and that more intensive breeding be resorted to, with the idea class strain of turkeys that will be ern poultrymen. If midwesteruers will hag stock, to sell at a fancy attention to turkeys for meat petlive angle probably will Hw the prices have soared ! were these: '('he finest turkeys fair at 7 cents. $. $ * A resolve that every good Is to have as good a time every as is possible and make the the crowning feature of isis, you kPow, will get watch out. They are balanced rations of iL And then what will become dinner? Here's the one ( is suppressed out of talks of the way the yeL but soon: "Synthetic chemistry must making synthetic food. A and a waterfall supply the and energY required to A l)alaneed ration will synthetic, whlch will eliminate turbances and at the and bodies more efficient to yond belief. At that time on the eating of the way tbat we bauches of the Middl, Some of these 0ays ah earn everlasting fame =hnd countrynlen by writing just Thanksgiving Song--or- P worxls and music the real Day. Christnms, nlaay of our other as to appropriate musical is there for Tlmnksgiving might sing "Home, weet tucky Home," "Swanee ology." But none of these adequate to the occasion- the sure reward of that voices the spirit way to awaken a .es})onSe itt. of the American #eople. in a crisis .f his any heen . in