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It THE WOODVILLZ RKPUBLI0.q, WOODVILI, PUBLIt: i00YE  i mnm i n lml mmm  I  mmm  Widow Marries an Englishman up-to-date portrait of who wpq Mr En- wlclow of the famous her first marriage Benjamin of New were marlred in London that they would soon The bridegroom was before the war and en- 1914, In a West He rose to the and on being invalided attached to the air section, In which he in 1919. He Warwickshire family. marriage to the tool place in New opposed by her fa- the late patent writer. At that time his age as forty-five and as twenty-five. was widowed AuRust spies..Her husband, whom she had married August ZU. 1915, left who is now four years old, and an estate valued in Italy lira and in America of from $150,000 to $_'_'_'_'_'_'_'_'_'200,000. Plays in Favor .All Over World It Is charact6ristic of George Bar- nard Shaw that this country should be treated to excerpts from the pre- face to his new play before it -limpses the text of the play itself. To Shaw tile thesis and not the play is the thing. He takes care that the thesis shall be known. It has been his task to set Joan of Arc right before the world, to reconsider her biography in the light of modern science, psychol- ogy and historical fact. "We have got to rid ourselves," he announces, "of conventional Ideas regarding Joan of Arc. The keynote of her character was that she was Insufferable. She was insufferable be- cause of her fine qualities in the same sen.e in which Socrates also was In- sufferable. The suburban snobs were roused against him and that tas why he killed himself. Jesus Christ also was Insufferable." Incidentally, something hitherto histrionic field is being enacted today, in time of spiritual us- upheaval throughout the world, in the worship of George Bar- , playwrlglR, preacher, socialist, tearer-down of idols and genius of An international observer calls attention re the presentatlo him In every capital of Europe and all over the world. There is to the voluntary and seemingly spontaneous production of the works writer In so many places widely apart and done in all instances as of box-office business. Founder of Rotarians, Honored tablets and other forms usually appear after a death, but a Chicago P. Harris, has the dis, honored in this man- still is in the prime o- Wis., a bronze tab- face of a boulder at the of HorHck park was us- on the tablet are most who serves besL there was born, April 19, Harris. founder and pres- et Rotary Internatlon- \\; ceremonies were Rotarlans of the country, lnclud- of 100 from the Re- Chicago, the first of the which now cover the world. of thrill do yon get the founder of an organ- has spread to the ends L " Mr. Harris was asked. "It iS like going to the source of a mighty the Misslmsippi, for instance," he replied. Feels the "Call the Wild" Chase S. Osborn, discovering at sixty-three, after forty-two years of matrimony, that he is too much of a barbarian to be happy with a wife who likes and adorns civilization, breaks the family tie, divides his for- tune among his family and friends and begins life anew, a poor man, for free- dora's sake, The former governor of Michigan gives a new twist to the great American marital tangle. Mr. Osboru, In announcing the ex- ecution of a contract of separation. characterized his wife as a woman who "liked and adorned civilization" while he asserted that be was a "good deal of a barbarian." The couple have been married forty-two years and have two sons and two daughters, all more thirty years old. "I have lived and explored, and studied and written in the wild places of the earth and still do," Mr. Os- born said. "In addition, I am an exact- and, no doubL often unreasonable. I have yielded to Mrs. to experiment In the direction of more free seif-detern-;nation. Gets Tie in Jockey Honors the smiling countenance known to Amer- rider of Papyrus in the race at Bel- fall, when the English beaten by the American With Earl Sonde up. In is known as. the cham- Fer sin6 ac- Steve has cared off In 1923, drew to its close, he was stepped in to frua- for taking the Eng. for the tenth On the last day of racing season a severe resalted in the the Manchester meet- planned to : .hl8 tied *.with Donog- warn in "00ales of King's Curses Revived E'l?Jptologists Either Laugh Stories or Shut Their lips Tight. London.--Men who dig up mummies or have anything to do with the an- tiquities of Egypt either laugh at the stories of curses or else shut their lips tight and refuse to speak. Arthur Welgail is. however, an un- conventional EgyptologlsL and in hls new book, "Tutankhamen and Other Essays," he discusses stories of evil spirits with the power to extend a malevolent hand down the centuries and injure or even kill, modern men. The rumor that there was a terrible curse written on the wall of Tutankh- omen's tomb, to which mtmy supersti- tious people attribute the late Lord Carnarvon's death, is, states Mr. Wel- gall, quite untrue. Curses on tombs and on mummies were dot common In the Tutankhamen period, and the few discovered are simply attempts to scare off tho would-be tomb robbers. Strange Stories. At the same time strange stories are told of happenings in Egypt, and when Mr. "4:algal1 was Inspector gen- eral of antiquities in the Nile valley he experienced his share of them. In 1,tT9 Lord Carnarvon. then begin- ning his explorations. 'as digging at Thebes. and he discovered a wooden = = at Custom of Turning Back Clock Periled Washington. -- The time-hon- ored custom of turning back the senate clock when the legal time for adjournment has arrived and the senate desires to remain In" session may 'o by the board In the Sixty-eighth congress The senate's new clock, hy means of an electric device, wtll give only the correct Eastern standard time. It will be regu- lated by a master clock in the naval observatory. mosphere about It, and a strange story of a series of accidents which pre. vented the author and some friends from staging a little play In the Valley of the Tombs. "I have heard the most absurd non- sense talked In Egypt by tbse who believe in the malevolence of the an- cient dead." says Mr. Welgall, "but at the same time, I try to keep aa open mind on the subJecL" Thls Is more thao any other ex-ln- specter general of antiquities in Egypt has ever said on a forbidden subject i figure of a large black cat. It was w'"'ant e. t l"00xc'us've the shell In which a sacred cat had been interred. "The figure looked more like a small tiger :, it sat in the sunlight at the edge of the pit In which It had been discovered, glaring at us with its yellow painted eyes and bristling yellow whiskers." his find was carried to Mr. Wel- gall's house In I,uxor for transport to the Cairo museum. By mistake an Egyptian servant placed the uncanny thing In his master's bedroom, where bL-. Welgall found it at dead of night sltflng up in the middle of the room. There was a commotion In the ser- vant'2 quarters, and the author dis- covered that his butler had been bit- ten by a scorpion and was crying out In his delirium that he was pursued by a large gray cat. Mr. Welgall went to bed and fell asleep watching the .qJ)00-year-old cat sitting in a pool of maonllght. Hears "Pistol Report." "Suddenly a report like that of a pistol rang through the room. I start- ed up and as I did so a large gray cat spran either from or on the bed, leaped across my knees, dug Its claw into my hand. and dashed through the windows into the garden. At the same moment I saw by the lilzht of the moon that the two sides of the wooden fig- nro had fallen apart and were rock- Ing themselves to a standstill urmn the floor, like two great empty shells. "Between them sat the mummified figure of a eat. the hawlaffes whlch swathed It round being ripped open at the neck. as though they had been burst outward. "Oolni: to the window, ! scanned the moonlit garden, and there In the mid- die of the pathway I saw, not'the gray cat which had scratched me. but my own pet tabby, andlng with arched back and bristling fur, glaring Into the bushes, as though she saw ten feline devils therein." Mr. Welgali has other stories for which he offers no explanation. Story of the Unlucky Lamp. There Is the sto W of the unlucky lamp which he gave to a royal visitor to Egypt, a mummy with an evil at- AROUSES CONTROVERSY Women's Prison Feminists to Urge Congress to Erect Special institution for Female Offenders. Washlngton.--A federal prison "ex- clusively for the ladles"--a peniten- tiary with a "women only" slgn hang- ing out--this is what-prominent wom- en and leading feminine ergo nizatlona all over the country want congress to establish. Since the eighteenth amendment was written Into the statute bookS, fem- Inine agitators explain, women law- breakers have been treated exactly like men. In consequence, more of their number are being convicted of wrongdoing now than in the past, and a penal Institution especially for them has become a national necessity. Suffrage HIts Feminine Offendera. According to Mrs. Mabel W.. Wllle- brandt, one of the chief advocates, wire, In addition, is an assistant United States attorney general, suf- frage ba/NmeOmed in such a way as to focus Judge and ury atttmtlom on feminine faults that formerly went unnoticed and ignored. "But, despite all assertions to the contrary, there is no more crime among the women nowadays/' Mrs. Willebrsndt Insisted. "The "only dif- ference lies in the fact that more women are being brought to Justice now than In former dayL "With equal rights for women come equai wrbgs. Wl(h bm/tn'-s pa//tlci - patton In the lawmaking has-come an equal responsibility in lawbreaklag. There is an increasing tendency on the part of the law-enforcement agen- cies, on the part of Judge and Jury, Monument for G. A. R. Post Unveiled West Virginia, Up-to-Date Battleship ASHINGTON.--The navy which, In process of building, were line gained one of the proud- surrendered to destruction at the corn est ships afloat with the fereQce for tim limitation of arias- commissioning at the Nor- meat. That was the priceless sacrifice folk navy yard of the battleship West our country made in the hope of inter- Virginia. national peace and in the Interest of Embodylng all of the knowledge of dmnestlc econorhy." naval architecture and protective de- The West Virginia's complement vices gained during and since the bat- consists of 1.400 officers and men, ami tie of Jutland, the big fighting .craft. she carries 8 16-inch 45 calibre guns. 12 a sister ship of the Maryland and the CoJorado, takes the place of the North 5-inch 51 calibre guns" g 2t-Inch sub- Dakota, which Is to be scrapped, tin- merged torpedo tubes and 8 3-lath der the provisions of the Washington anti-aircraft guns. She is 624 feet conference naval treaty, long, 97 feet 3 inches acros at the "The commlsslonlng of the West water line, has a draft of 31 feet Virginia will mark the end of an era." and nmkes a speed of 21 knots. Her says Secretary Denby In his letter to commander holds the navy cross "for Capt. Thomas Jones Senn. who is in excepthmally meritorious service in a command. "I,or .years to come there duty of great responsibility as cOrn- will be no more competition In capltal manding officer of the North Dakota .qhlps among the great naval powers." in the Atlantic fleet" during the war. Displacing 32,600 tons. she is tbe The West Virginia, Maryland and fifth battleship equipped with electrlc Colorado are the largest ships in the drive, and is described by Secretary United States navy, but they are not i Denby as "the latest of the super so large as the new Japanese battle- dreadnoughts." [ships the Mutsu and Nagato. which ltere s the statue erected In "She Is the last," be adds, "of the [ displace .o,3.800 tons. are 700 feet I Judlclary square, Washington, lu fleet of shnilar vessels, eleven of length and have a beam of 95 feel memory of the late Judge Joseph J. Darlington, The statueshowsanude Uncle Sam Waterways' Bill Is Large muiden petting a fawn. Churchmen YS of tim national capital have voiced a vigorous protest. Art critics say it Is "X T,)P.K on.the country's rivers, met harbor and river, Illinois and In- a beautiful work of art. Imrbors and waterways will diana, $121,000; Indiana Harbor. Iad., require $63,328,( during $31,,rg)0; .Michigan CRy harbor, Ind.. the year beginning July 1, $19,000; Cbicago river, $178.500; Wau- 124. Recommemlations for the various kegan harbor, Ill.. $24,500. projects were made by the chief of The Mississippi river receives the engineers of the army, under whose largest share of recommended appro- direction this work is carried on, In priatlons for this year, its retails- his annual report submitted to con- eluding work of the Mlsissippl river grass with the 1925 estimates, commission, aggregating $13,530,'o00. I Appropriations for last year, lnclud- New York harho: and the daters In ! lng permanent annual appropriations, Its vicinity require more than $6, amounted to $70.957,151, bringing the 500,000. t total appropriations since the work be- OMo river locks, dams, Improve- gan to $1,201,56,845, not including meats and open channel work call for to recognize this and hold a woman I $32,258,410 " for Wilson dam (No. 2) at $6,000,000. who has violated the law responsible [ Muscle ShoalS. Ala. Wilson dam at Muscle Shoals ill nb for her act. For general river and harbor work Roqulras a Different Dlsoipline. for the fiscal year of 1925 the chief of "From the standpoint of Justice, engineers says $45,428,0&5 can be there is only one standard of responsi- I profitably expended. Expenditures for blllty for crime. Maudlin sentiment!the year which ended June ,30, 19").3, and chivalry have no place In it. But, for this work were $47.478,357 and ap- even o, all the suffrage amendments i proprlations for the present year were and equal rights bills in the world can- I $rt.589,190 of which $45,524.410 had not change a woman's organism. , been allotted. Fundamentally, she Is of a different Recommendations for the Chicago texture than a man. A woman convict district are as follows: Chicago harbor, can no more be disciplined by hard $20,000; Chicago river, $15,000; Cain- prison labor or road building than an old offender of the opposite sex can be tamed with tatting and embroid- ery." Under present conditioRs" Mrs. WLI- lebrandt explained, the government has no say-so In the management of its women prisoners. All it does, In fact, is pay their penal board bills. Due to the overcrowded cond4tlons in the state lmqtltutlons where the De- partment of Justice formerly lodged them, they are now being incarcerated in local Jags and farmed out to re- m-m establishments of almost any d@- scrlptton which pomss an unoccupied cell. Bill Provides for Model Prison. Many federal women prisoners, Mrs. Wlllebrandt insisted," are decidedly above the normal convict level. In addition, there are innumerable va- rlet!as of offenders. The dope addict, aught peddling drugs to buy herself more narcotics, a n the alcoholic vendor lu['re a very differS/it mrt of treatment than the check "kiter" or Mann act violator. The bill which Hrs. Wlllebrandt has drafted, and with which the women's organizations hope to start the legis- lative hall rolling, provldes for the erection of a penitentiary on the cot- tage plan. It is to house a minimum of 700 prisoners, and embody all the modern penal methods. A 200-acre tract of rich farm land in Greenhrier county, West Virginia, valued at $100,000, has been offered to congres by citizens of West Vir- ginia. The only string they have at- tached to their bequest l# that the in- stltution" when completed, take the name selected for It by Its feminine i organizers. That name is the Federal i Industrial Reformatory for Women. 1 "Vet" Picks Up Severed Hand to Show Train Crew. Lewisown, I a.--After' NIcola Guild- liana, thirty-one years old, had his hand cut off by a shifting engine in the freight yards here, he picked up the hand and an oil can and ran after the engine to show the crew tvhat they had done tohim. ... Galgllana is a veteran of the World war. Tills l,)nULtlent ll;l JUst bet:ll uaseJied ill .lechaltCadvi4,  d.. 111 llt,llur U[ the col. H. D. Zinu post, G. A. It., as the gift of the townspeople, Below are the three surviving members of the post, who were present. Left to right, they are: Capt. Samuel S. Dlebl, Maj. "William Emery Streak and Capt. Henry WetzeL Rural Letter Carrier Has Hazardous Job Washlngton.--The .|oh of rural letter carrier has become a haz- ardous one. the casualty list for the last two and a half years, made public recently hy the Post Office department, showing 55 lives "to have been lost in the performance of duD'. A plea to patrons of rnral routes was issued urging that boxes be placed on the right- hand side of the road in the dl- i rection of the carrier's travel. This, It was said, would remove one of the greatest dangers-- that of traffic perils. ; .... : U. S. Seeks Blight-Resistlng Chestnut Tree' favor, and a Japanese chestnut has been found to be a good blight re- .   " i slste at yields a bitter-tasting nut. Washfngton.To combat the chest- 1 is searching the lilmalaya uplands for ! The Amerlcan chinquapin is being nut blight now sweeping thvougit the lnew species and varieties of ch,zaut crossbred to develop a blight resister. East and South Atlantic States and for trying out In tills VVdl.7,try. Two threatening to destroy entirely thesmall plantings of a Cntnese chestnut Turk Ruling Favors Americans. American chestnUt, forestry specialIsts I have I)eeu mad c,n the Natural Bridge in the Department of Agriculture are lnatlonal foest In Virginia, and two conducting experiments to find a spa- pl,gmlngs of an Indian chestnut hay, des thai wilt be a substitute for th ,een made in the" Florhla national American species and resist the forest. blight. An Indian chestnut from the mou Oae of the tsins is looked upon Constantlnople.The order of Hal- dar Bey Vail of Constantinople cony , peillg forelg firms to give employ- merit to retired nrmy officers does not affect the American Express company. the Singer, Ford and Standard Oil In- lotted $7,000,000 for energetic prtme- cution of the work there, and for pay- ments for hydraulic and electrical ms- chlnery, lock and flood gates, and otl accessory machinery. Expenditu will average $800,000 monthly dmri -'  the fiscal year of 1925. It l., estimated $13,000,000 will be required. Philadelphia and the Delaware Hver require $2,816,000, and the inland wa- terway, between the Delaware river and Chesaseake bay, $1,500,000. Crops Good on Reclamation Projects ENATORS and representatives who are preparing to demand that Western settlers pay up the mlllhms of dollars they owe the government for aesltance in the development of irrigation projects are laying much stock on a report Just Issued by the Department of the In- terior on crop conditions on the irri- gated projects. his report, which shows that on moat projects the crops were good, follows In part : Yum Project, Arizona-Callfornin. Cotton gins continue busy. [,oral esti- mates of the yield vary from 16,500 to 18,000 bales. As a whole, financial conditions on the project were very good. Orlanci Project, Californl..--Cutting of the fifth rop of alfalfa was com- pleted and some lands yielded a light sixth cutting. Oranges were maturing satisfactorily. Shipments of almonds totaled about 410,000 pounds, valued at $50,000. (}rand Valley Project, Colorado. About half the sugar beet crop was harvested with excellent yields, lmarly potatoes, alfalfa and sugar beets were the most successful crops and the sea- son was satisfactory for most farmers. Uneompahgre Project. Colorado.--- Prospects were excellent for good yields of sugar beets. Minidoka Project, Idaho.The yledd of sugar beets is probably the largest ever harvested on the project. Newlands Project, Nevada.--About 1,500 acres of winter wheat were planter1. Harvesting of potatoes wm practically completed and in many cases prevailed at excellent Considerable satisfaction pressed over the return cantaloupe crop. T ha yleld and qual- ity of the apple crop ore excellent. Rio Grande Project, New Mexico. Texas.--otton n s were being tage to caPacity to take care of the crop and were the centers of activity of cot, ton buyers and of alesman fo auto- mobile concerns, Wllliston Project, North Dakota .- Splendid results were obtained from  the test plots of sugar beets, the aver. age yisld being more than 12 tons an acre, and one plot yielding 16 tons. The sugar content ranged from 14.1 to 17.2 per cent. Strawberry Valley Project, Utab. It waa estimated that the yield of Ira. gar beets would exceed 195,000 tom Storage of apples was being contain* plated until better prices prevail WeHave Bananas Today, of HE fellow who said that he ldn't care who wrote the laws f his country If they would let hhn write its popular songs was away off. For several montas now the American people have warbled and shrieked that they have no bananas, but as a matter of fact they will have consumed about four billion of 'era this year by the time Santa Claus has paid his annual visit and hiked back to the north pole. This head-on collision of lyrics and statistics is emphasized by a review of the banana industry issued by the National City bank of New York, which shows that we pay our tropical neighbors on the shores of the Carib- bean $20,000,0(g) a year for bananas. We have paid them $400000,00 in [ the last 20 years and the beginnings of "emplre" that are now discernible about that tropic sea are mostly based on the banana business. The banana grower gets about hal; , a cent each for each banana delivered to the water's edge. Figure wat you Postal Service Gets XTRAORDINARY increase in Dusiness severely taxed the ability of the postal service un- der Inadequate appropriations last year, but "a most gratifying de- crease In the postal deilctt," amounting to approximately $30,000,000 from the previous year's deficit, was brought about tirough economies. I'ostnmster General New informed President (3oo- Ildge in hls annual report. "It would he an Ideal condition If the department could become self-su talning, with postage and service charges so adjusted as to do equal Justice to all the using public." The money orde the postal sav- ings and the parcel post systems, Mr. New said, should be entlrely self-sus- taining. The postmaster general made a num. bar of recommendations for legisht. tlon, Including authority for him to: Fix a charge for a turn receipt for a registered article; fix the fees chargeable for registration of mail matter and the limtt of the paid for your last dozen, and the cost of distribution. The of tratmlSorting, relgeratlng ripening the fruit, added to the up of the myriads of retailers, add more to the final cost ot the saddled on almost and yt they are cheap food value is compared staples. Twenty pie were year in the tropics for that time the flvefold been due ment of American capital railways, plantations, and all the appurtenances eal Industry empire. The nmn who plants a banana tr In place of a tropic tlorn probRbly does more good for humanity than all the politicians and pundits performedto steal and Judgment of Dean Swift on of politicians, whom he knew so Bigger livery services to third-clams nit prescribe the fees to be collected l the iSSue of domtlc money Mr. New also recommended legislation be enacted to the appointment of third class by the pay rent on post ly instead of employees for overtime eess of eight hours motor vehicle rural than 36 nor more length; Increase the postal savings for other existing amln/ftlon and renewal of bomls, age retlrement Pf certain em- ployees, leaves of absence postal clerks and moving expenses ( officers and railway postal clerks. revenuea for the | wtth 154r9,Ta la '