Sherman Daily Democrat (Sherman, Tex.), Vol. THIRTY-EITHTH YEAR, Ed. 1 Saturday, April 5, 1919 Page: 2 of 8
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SHEttftAH PAllY pteMOCRAT^SHERMAH, TEXAS.
Saturday, April 5, 1919
SiKHiU DAILY BLMOCRAT ,M,,R0T,NGptBL1( sERV,rE ©©•©©«©©*©©©
A E. C. BETTER, Publisher*
Entered at the postofflce at Sber-
nmn aa mall matter of the second
efts* according to act of Congmw
TPlepticmp* ..............no and 111
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agement In rendering good service by
notifying the Democrat about Irregu-
larities and omissions.
Any erroneous reflection upon the
character, standing or reputation of
any person, firm or corporation which
may appear In the columns of the
Democrat will be gladly corrected up-
on It being brought to the attention of
The League of Nations covenant
gives Ool. Watterson the chance he
has been watting for ever since.
Those returning soldier l>oys they
art? going to meet In New York with
doughnuts may want to know If the
war has started Up again.
A well informed man made the re-
mark the other day that the govern- ™
ment gets less loyalty .from Its work- &
era than any other employer. Many
public service employes will dispute j a
tire assertion. Still whew you consider J?
the ramifications of imlitios In all
public work, there Is some basis for
tlie remark. There is a strong tempta-
tion for a public service employe to
he must hold his jolt by the
arts of popularity rntlHcr than by sub-
Even if a man, does hold a job
through political friendship, lie sliotdd
have the sense to recognise that the
public is going lo examine his work
with a .gritted eye. If he wants to
keep his work, itermanently, he must
hasten to study the liest business
models. He should never lie satisfied
Prestttmririy Pilot’Ilhrry Hawker,
the aviator’who will attempt the At-
lantic flight, will do his best to keep
the accent on the first syllable.
Col Watterson is against the Lf&gue
of Nations plan, principally, because
there isn't one other solitary tiling at]
this time for him to be against.
Soldier boys are seen on even-
train these days going home and
there are a million or more who want
to get back to home and mother.
According to reports from the Ori-
ent ,Tnpan Is adopting approved west-
ern ways lu her*effort to effect be-
nevolent assimilation of the Koreans.
The Russian Baltic fleet has been
ordered out to attack the allies. There
are American ships over there and
the Russian fleet won't last long if It
Three delegates selected by the
Irish race In America are on their
way to Paris, to present the claims
for a free Ireland to the Peace Con-
Home public employes feel that oven
if they do work hard to show results,
they will get no credit. Yet they are
part of a big organization tlint must
make gixxl with (lie people In order
to accomplish what they wish.
The same man quoted above also re-
marked that since the government
took over the railroads, he lmd found
railroad employes much more dis-
courteous. Perhaps others would sny
just the opposite. But if (lie iden be-
comes general that any class of em-
ployes under I lie government is not
meeting the public helpfully and per-
forming Its duties With efficiency,
they will get little help from tile pub-
lic when they are looking for favors.
The people do recognize good work
In public service much more than most
public servants recognize. Everyone
who is faithfully served in his con-
tact with a public official forms a
favorable impression of the work of
that office. He gives out that favor-
aide impression to others. In that way
a competent official gradually builds
up a reputation independent of politi-
cal pulls and changes.
Advocates of government opertkm
of steamships lielleve this a gin id time
for Uncle Ham to put something
across, ' ■ 1 -J
The Waco Times-Hertild reminds j
us of a duty: “LetVqvery one lie gen-1
epulis toward the Jewish War Relief j
fund. It is ail opportunity to do great j
good with a' comparatively small I
amount of money. The Christ enjoined"
oil us the care of the needy and the
suffering.” ■ /
© © ©
A New Plan of Escape.
Nothing occurred during the after-
noon to disturb the routine work
until lie has made Lis office a model aboard or to cause me any uneasiness.
Sunset brought clouds, nnd by the tlitfe
it was really dark the entire sky was
overcast, but the sea remained com-
paratively calm and the wind steudy.
It was a pleasant night In spite of
the darkness, the air soft nnd refresh-
ing. The locker was.filled with flags,
representing almost every nation on
earth. I dragged these out and spread
them on the deck abaft the cabin, thus
forming u very comfortable bed, nnd
at lost induced th4 girl to lie down,
wrapping her in u blanket. Flnnlly I
found n seat beside her on a coil of
rope, and we fell into conversation.
This was. the first opportunity we
had enjoyed to actually talk with each
“Dorothy,” I said humbly, “you were
way forward. I found Watkins awake.
He listened gravely to what I had to
say, with little comment, and was evl-
i dently weighing every argument In his
© | mind.
$ ‘Tve bln in Virginia and Maryland,.
g. I sir,” he said at last seriously, “and If
j the young woman is n Fairfax, she’ll
© j .likely have influence enough ter do
© © © Jnst wlu,t *•** 8ays- 1,1 tnlk 11 over
g. with the lads. If they wus only sure’
**• thar wus treasure aboard I guess most
© ; of ’em would face, hell ter git their
jgt I hands on a share of It.”
«*. “Then why not search and see?”
** He shook his head obstinately.
“Not me,' sir V I don’t prowl around
in no cholera ship, loaded with dead
men—not if I never git rich.”
’"Then I will,” and 1 got to my feet
in sudden determination. “You keep
the deck while I go.below. Light the
lantern and bring it here. If there
is any specie hidden aboard this hook-
er It will be either In the cabin or
lazaret. And, whether there Is or not,
my mgn, the Santa Marie turns north
tomorrow if I have to fight every sea
wolf on board single-handed.”
| A NEW POLICY
For Men with Small Salaries
Young Married Men and Business Me^
FIANCEE IS PROUD OF
HER LEGLESS SOLDIER
Baltimore. Md.—“I’m a lucky fel-
low,” said forp. Charles Bryan Arch-
ibald of Machine Gun Company No.
l(i. Seventy-ninth Division, when he
arrived in the country after both
legs had been blown off In the battle
of Argonne Forest. “Something nice is
ImiuihI to Implicit to me one of these
That “something nice" did happen.
«*-"? “ T- 1 IT SrtS3
you to w hat y .u said to me then. | -Dim ■—pretty little Miss Amy Iloney,
*‘\ou mean you do not wish to? But j “vis East Oliver stre lt—luis consgnt-
An expert figures the war cost
$200,000,000,000. When we first saw
the row of ciphers we thought it was
going to lie what was held out In in-
1 President Wilson Is sick .and the
wonder-Is that he has held up as well
as lie lias. • May lie ebon be strong
and well again, is the wish of all
Tight clothing for men may be a
forerunner of a reduced cost of living.
At any rate, we shull see with our own
eyes how much' there was of carnou-
.flage in the full effect.
An impetuous New Yorker, 87 years
old, deserted Ills 18-yoar-old bride uf-
ter living with her but 17 days. Doubt-
less decided he wanted to see a little
more of life before settliug down.
Adam Forcpaugli. son of the old
circus man, Is dead. Doesn't seeing the
name take you back to your place in
front of the hillLiqfd and the time
you could hardly wait (ill morning?
ORIGIN OF Al l, FOOLS'
DAY IS OBSCURE.
April 1, of all days in the year en-
joys a character of its own, in as far
ns It, and it alone. Is consecrated to
practical joking. The origin of the oh-
serrwhee of the’(lay seems Imricd in
obscurity, lint the fact that it is ob-
served in many different countries
would seem lo indicate that it lmd a
very curly origin. April fooling is a
noted practice in France, and there
are traces of its prevalence there nt
an earlier period than fit England. For
Instance, it is related that Francis
Duke of Lorraine, and his wife, being
in captivity at Nantes, effected their
escape in consequence of the attempt
being made April 1. Disguised ns
lieasants, the one bearing a hod on his
shoulder, the other carrying a basket
of rubbish on her back, they at an
early hour of tlie tiny, passed through
Die gates of tlie city. A woman, hav-
ing a knowledge of their iiersons, ran
to tlie guard to give notice to the sen-
try. “April fool!” cried the soldier,
nnd all the guards lo a man shouted out
April fool!” beginning with the ser-
geant In charge bf the post. Tlie gov-
ernor. to whom tlie story was told as
a jest, conceived some suspicion and
offered an investigation. Butfit wus
too late, for in- the meantime tlie duke
and his wife were well on their way.
The first of April saved tfyem*
Anolhey royal April fool joke was j and we have friends in England, strong
.1 was not frigiitcueil.”
“And you still repeat what you said
then? You said, ‘I love,you.’ ”
“Yes, I can repent that—I love you.”
“Those are dear, dear words; but I
ought not to listen to them, or believe.
I am not free to ask a pledge of you. or
to beg you to trust me in marriage.”
“Is not that rather for me to de-
cide?” she questioned archly. “I make
a confession now. You remember the
night I met you on deck, when you
were a prisoner, and told yon that you
had become the property of Roger
Fairfax? I loved you then, although
I scarcely acknowledged the truth even
to myself. IVe are all alike, we Fair-
faxes; we choose for ourselves, and
laugh at tlie world. That is my an-
swer, Geoffry Carlyle; I give you love
“I would ask an opportunity denied
me—to stand once more in honor
among men. I would not be ashamed
before Dorothy- Fairfax.”
“Nor need you bo," she exclaimed
impetuously, her hands pressing mine.
“You wrong yourself, even as you have
been wronged. You have already done
thut which shall win you freedom, if
it lie properly presented to those in
power. I mean that it shall be, once
I am safely hack In Virginia. Tell me,
what are your plans with—with this
“To beach it somewhere along shore,
and leave it there a wreck, while we
escape. Tlie men insist on it with good
reason. They have been pirates, and
might be hung if caught,”
“And yet to my mind,” she insisted
earnestly, “that choice is most dan-
gerous. I am a girl, but if I command-
ed here, do you know what I would do?
I would sail this vessel straight to the
Chesapeake and surrender it to the
authorities. The men have nothing to
fear \Y,itiuue; aboard and ready to testi-
fy in their behalf: The governor will
accept my word, without a question.
These men are not pirates, but honest
seamen compelled to serve in order to
save their lives; they mutinied and
captured the bark, but'were later over-
come, and compelled to take the boats.
The same plea can be made for you,
Geoffry, only you were there in an ef-
fort to save me. It is n service which
ought to win you freedom, If the gov-
ernor fail me, I will bear my story to
the feet of the king. I am a Fairfax,
In Budapest then* is a fine statue
of George Washington. May it tench
the natives to come to a realization
of what Washington means in tlie eyes
of a iieac-e and lltierty-loving people.
that of I’eter the Great of Ilussln. who
on April 1, 1774. had a vast fire of
wood started in front of Ids palace
at Dctrograd, and had messengers
rush, through the streets shouting:
“Tlie Czar’s palace is on fire!” The
faithful citizens hurried forth with
buckets, ’tubs and pans, and the
guards before the mansion stunted
between whoop* of laughter: “Hlieeps-
iteads! pigs! donkeys! Fall back.
Don’t you understand that tlie Little
Father lias fooled you? It is April
At Fort Worth a prisoner who was
Being conveyed to the lookup in the
hoodlum wagon lost his false teeth.
Evidently the minions of the law hi
the Panther City are treating 'em
rough these days.
That court martini in London
doesn't look very good for Aviator
Uhamfcri»te pt Ran Antonio. He
liaggel |h.i gaum on <me ffight
and Is naVmg a fiiarq time to make
the British believe any of it. Hoi*
.. he can come dean. tnuvevQr^
------ M ' l
When a Budapest theatre wee ro-
opened, the former king's box was
occupied by a factory official and hU
family. “We must do our host to-
night," announced the stage manager,
lining up the troop; “the proletariat
The Democrat wants to tell Sher-
man people something that they per-
haps know, hot lg worth lieing re-
minded about again: Sherman linkers
are making the best bread ever and
the pastries altogether are fiat Ki -^.
It up, Mr. Bakemin. "tkr fS&piPm-
FIRST AMERICAN LIBERTY
LOAN HAMILTON’S IDEA.
America’s first Liberty Loan was
launched Lilt years ago. in March,
li.v Alexander Hamilton, the first sec-
retary of the treasury, after a Lit tor
fight in Congress. Tlie Continental
Congress had incurred debts aggregat-
ing |S4,0(X),()00 during the llevolution-
ary War, while’the’various States of
the new republic hud obligations
nmounting to $2.1,000,(mhi more. Of the
national debt ¥ 12.dpn.ixxt was owing
abroad, and nil tie members were of
one mind in paying that, hut opinion
|Wjp divided ationt paying notes held
If- home. The South hud practically
paid its own way through the war ami
Irobjected to living saddled with debts
contracted by Northern States.
Then, as now, sharp* were busy all
over the country buying up t|io Gov-
ernment's bonds, aiul paying less than
they were worth. People were told
that the country was too |ioor and too
sparsely settled (there being less than
4,000.000 |ieople in the country) to
pay the huge indebtedups*. President
George Washington supported Hamil-
ton in his fight and after two months’
argument the Federal Govenitubnt as-
sumed tlie whole nation's indebtedness
and the first Liberty l/>au was float-
“1 am convinced." I admitted, after
a pause, “that tills course is the wiser
one, but fear the opposition of the
men. They will never go willingly.”
“There is nn argument which will
overcome their fear. I mean cupidity.
Each sailor aboard has nn interest In
the salvage of this vessel under the
English law. Also “there must be gold
aboard—perhaps treasure also. Let
the crew dream that dream and you
will need no whip to drive them Into
an English port." •
“Full pardon, and possibly wealth
with It,” I laughed. “A beautiful
scheme, Dorothy, yet it might work.
Still, If 1 know sailormen, they vyould
doubt the truth, if it came direct from
me, for I am not really one of them.’.'
“But Watkins Is. Explain it all to
him; tell him who I am. the influence
I can wield In the colony, and then let
him whisper the news to the others.
Will you not do this—for my sake?”
“Yes,” I answered; "I believe yon
have found the right course. If you
will promise to lie down and sleep I
will talk with Watkins now. I mayj
catch some catnaps before morning,'
bht most of the time shall be prowling |
about deck. Good night, dear girl.” j
She extended her arms, and drew me
down until our lips met.
"You are actually afraid of me still,”
she said. “Why should you be?”
“Somehow, Dorothy, you have al-
ways seemed so far away from me 1
have never been able to" forget. But
now the touch of your Ups has—”
“Broken down the last barrier?”
“Are you sure? Would you not feel
atlll less doubt If you kissed me
I held Bet closely, gazing down into
oil to marry him.
“I met ‘Charlie* while lie was at
Camp Meade." said Miss. Roney. "We
liked each other from the lieginniiig j
ami saw quite a lot of each other be-
fore lie went away. While he was In
Franco we corresponded regularly,
and when lie came back—well, you
see. I’ve got the ring.” and she
glanced ilowu at her left hand blush-
Nii tit rally site is proud of her
“hero.’’ and she has just cause to lie.
“After all lie has gone through you
would be surprised to see how happy
he is." she added. “He's always sinil- (
ing and lie is tlie life of the ward nt
Will ter Ilmt Hospital, where he is be-
ing treated now. He's the jolliPst boy
over there and everyliody calls him
“Smiling Charlie” is a Chamhers-
hnrg hoy.' Since Lis departure for
France on July 4 of last year he ex-
perienced most thrilling and harrow-
ing adventures. He was serving as
acting corporal of liis company .when,
lie was struck by flying shrapnel on
Sept. 29 at Argonne. •
The field hospital to which ho was
taken was bom lied by German airmen
and 'the ship on which he sailed for
New York, tlie North Pacific, was
was stranded off Fire Island He was
transferred to a lifeboat, which was
swamped, and under great difficul-
ties brought to shore.
Since he lias lieen wounded he has
been in any number of hospitals nnd
lias been on the operating table seven
times, the last, operation having been
performed in Washington.
“He was most . enthusiastic about
tlie war,” Miss Roney said, “and even
now does not regret id’s part In it. He
wears three gold strifles atid has’a
French medal for bravery. Don't .von
think lie’s good-lookihg?” slie asked
me as she brought out his photograph.
"And I tell you lie's every hit as nice
as he looks.”
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Papa—■“Always remember, my boy,
that tomorrow never comes.” .
Little Edwin—“And tomorrow’s my
birthday. Now I supposed I won’t
in light effects luive beeji oh-
Thli I, MW Alan Mg;**** »87» Ito
William a Vau.lertJlH
pome years ago about the people, them with shellac or paraffin,
afid this tfine felt myself the master.
I Jeff her ther^ and framed my own.
“What is the plural of ‘man.’,'
Charles?” asked -the teacher of a
small pupil in the grammar class.
“Men,” answered Charles
“Correct,” said the teacher, “And
what is the plural of child?”
“Twins,” was tlie logical, but un-
“Papa.” said small Edward, “why U
It you say a long prayer and I su. a
“Because you are hot old enough t->
leant a long prayer,” Edward,” he re-
“Oh,” said the little fellow, “I
thought it was 'cause I wasn’t big
enough to he as wicked as you are.”
It has lieen estimated by geologists
Unit Holland contains some 100.000.-
000 ions of peat suitable for fuel,
equal in heating,value to aliotti 7.1..
(XX).(XM) tons of British steam coal.
A spring provides tlie pressure for a
new crosscut saw the inventor . of
which claims will ennlde one man to
do as much work as two men with the
usual type of saw..
SUBSCRIPTION RATES' 1
In CKy and County-
Out of County in Texas and Oklahoma
One month ....................8 M
Six Months .................... 3.50
FATTY ARBUCKLE NOW
HEAD OF TEXAS MOVIE
Asioeiatcd Picsn Dispart'd)
Sait Antonio. Tex., April 5.—Mnck-
lyn Artuiekie, the well known actor,
has been placed as head of n..waving
picture concern recently organized in
Texas and wHI steer the destinies of
Mr. Arbuckle, who is a native Tex-
an, resigned from The Better’ Ole
company, one 'of tlie big lilts of the
year on Broadway, to become identi-
fied with the new company. He will
also play leading parts in tlie films to
Such writers as Irvin Cobh. Holman
Day. Harry I/‘on Wilson and other
typical .American writers will furnish
tin* stories for ‘ photoplays to be
filmed in nnd around Salt Antonio.
Boy Loses Fingers.
Paris, Tex., April 5—Hoyt Truloek,
son of (i. B. Truloek, attending tlie
Dari* Higli School, lost the thflrd and
fourth fingers of Ids left hand in tlie
jointer while at work in tlie manual
’‘It look9 *! if the shoes with Neolin
Soles I am using would Iqst another six
• months. 1 have worn them two years,”
:at s Clarence J. Bloenker, of St. Louis,
This is extraordinary wear even for
. - Cilin Soles. But because they are
■ d. by Science to be especially tough
i durable, all NeOlin Soles wear a
ng time. And shoes soled with them
: a real economy.
liuy Nedlin-soled shoes for yourself
i for the whole fartiily. - You can
t tnem in many styles—at prices that
re no higher than on shoes that give
■-rdy ordinary wear. Have your old
• does re-bottomed with Neonn Soles,
These soles are noted for their com-
fort and waterproofness, also. They
•re made by The Goodyear Tire &
Rubber Co., Akron, Ohio, who make
'.Vmgfoot Heels—guaranteed to out-
wear all other heels.
liisy ana toumy /
1800 North Ross.
SEE THE NEW
Just in by today’s express—5 new
styles in Serge Skirts; All new spring
Also some beautiful Black Taffeta
Skirts came in this week. Visit our Suit
Department and see these pretty Skirts.
The Store of Better Values.
Beyond Texas and Oklahoma and
Within 1000 Miles
Ed Bonham and H. L. York
Expert Cleaners and Dyers.
I Having Opened up a Business Under the Style of
United Cleaners and Dyers
at 307 S. Travis Street, they are Now Prepared to give First
Class and Satisfactory Service.
ALL WORK GUARANTEED TO PLEASE.
|| CCYCC R ftfl Office Over Shaw atid Sons.
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PROPERTY. Also represent Good LOAN COMPANY. 1
We have our own ear to Show Yon Property.
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Repair Work Done.
Give Us Your
Wo move anything from a Go-Cart
to a Steam Engine, County trips a
ne. County trips
in raiiy. v~ “ hooanls.1 ,
L. It. JOHNSON. Prop. 1 ■
fl»one 73—That’s Me,
SPRING BEDDING PLANTS
PLANT NOW While There U Plenty of Moisture.
Visit our Greenhouse, South Walnut or Phone Us Your Wants.
The Home of Flowers
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^“WHE'j YOlJ THINK OF FLOWERS THINK OF US.”
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