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AMERICANS AIDING FRANCPS BLIND
yictins of War Are Being Tiught Trades.
WINIFRED HOLT ACTIVE
Shs Went to Paris Aftsr ths Outbrssk of War snd Succoodsd In Qathering Funds Among American Friends te Carry on Work—Kosping Away Ds- spondoncy Big Task.
Paris.—Blind for life Is the fate that has overtaken many of France's sons who have not been permitted to offer tbeir lives on the altar of patriotism.
Trench warfare, the concussion of huge artillery, sx>isonou8 gases, flaming tar, have all contributed to cause wounds in the head, only too often re¬ sulting In total blindness.
American initiative again bas step¬ ped to the fore. A group of American.s have banded themselves into a com¬ mittee to lui.slst in teaching tbe blind. Miss Winifred Holt, well known in America for her work with the blind in the IJghthouse In New York city. wa.i the orlsinutor of tl»e idea.
She was in I>mdon when the war broke out sh American delegate to tbe
UIS.S WINIFBED HOIiT.
iuteniutionul coujjfress of the bliud lu thut city. Kealiziiif? what great opiior- tunities the war offered to aid thoHo who have beon rendered sightless, .she came to Paris aud succeeded In gath eriiig sufflcient funds among American friends to carry ou a limited nmount of work with the .soldler.s.
"The darkest momeuts iu a soldier's life are those when for the flrst time he realizes that he uever wiil be able to see again," Miss Holt recently de¬ clared. "Without prompt expert asSLst- ance soon after tho loss of sight tJie blind man is apt to become despondent, to lose his iutelllgeuce or to drift into an apathy from which it is difficult if not Impossible to rouse him.
"The committee's flrst task is to Hud the blind sufferers, some of whom are marooned In Improvised hospitals, farm bouses or rhnteaux, and mauy of whom are cougregated la the large hos¬ pitals or Red Cross stations. The com¬ mittee sends visitors and teachers to these blind soldiers, and for those oth¬ erwise physically able it starts the task of 'putting eyes on their flnger tips' and giving them light through work." The ministry of war has Just given a special bulldlug to be used entirely for the instruction of thc blind. Muny blind teachers have come forward and offered their services to Miss Holt to serve under her guidance. A class in instmctlou is held every moruing lu one of the large hotels. 'The men come here to start their lives over again.
Typewriters and stenograpbic ma¬ chines especially constructed for the blind have beeu Imported from Ameri ca for their lustructlon. The meu are taught tbe "touch" typewriting sys¬ tem, similar to that taught in many of our large business schools and colleges. For ordinary writing and reading tbe international Braille raised letter sys¬ tem Is used. Tbe letters resemble the Morse telegraphic code in that they are a series of dots and dashes, punch¬ ed through heavy parchment-like pa¬ per by a stylus. Checkerboards, pU.y- Ing cards, musical instruments, rattan for basket weaving, modeling clay and watches, all specially made for be bUnd. bave been brought from Ameri ca. A large consignment of games and writing materials which kind friends sent to Miss Holt to enal)le her to continue her 'work were lost on the Lusltanla.
Speaking of ber work with the men. Miss Holt said "My friends bave beeu very klntl In holding up my hands, and tba authorities have given us every support. We are working in twenty seven military hospitals and bave a large waiting list of men wbo are able to be abont and who wish to come to onr 'school' as soon as it Is opened. My stair of teachers, all of whom are necessarily French, have been most snccessful in their efforts."
Dog Trsoa Big Bobcat. Salt Lake Clty.-A 22 caliber poodle dog treed a 45 centimeter bobcat near the tank house of the city waterworks In Parley's canyon and kept him in a state of alese on the top of a telephone pole until tbe feline was ahot by Loots Sbrlcker, caretaker at the tank houae.
LETTER IN MAILS 55 YEARS.
Sen of Addrossoo G«ts Missive of "Qeod Abo Lincoln's" Day.
Los .Kngelex. Cal.—.4. letter written by the Kev. Snmuel Ward of Neoga. 111.. Nov. lj, 18GU. tbe day be cast a ballot for "good .\be Lincoln," was re¬ ceived through the malls here recent¬ ly by rrofessor W. B. Ward of Occi¬ dental college, a son of H. O. Ward of Zanesville. O., tbe mhn to whom it was addressed. Where the letter weot after it was mailed wUI remain a mys¬ tery.
Tbe next postmark after that of Heoga in 1800 Is tbat of College SU¬ tion, N. Y., Aug. 23, 1910. The letter reached Zanesville last October and after a search had been made for the addressee was forwarded here to Pro¬ fessor Ward, who lacks three daya ot being as old as the letter.
FREAK APPLE TREE.
Blossoms Half and Half at Ita Swoot Will In Orchard Nsar Marion, Va. Marion, Va.—This seems to be a sea¬ son of freakish maniXestutions in gar¬ den and apple orchards of southwest Virginia. One of the most peculiar of these manifest.'itioiis o<'tiirred on a farm a short distance east of .Mariou.
An apple tree wUlc-h heretofore had Iwriie its fruit in the natural and ac¬ cepted inauner Mossomed in tlic spring ou one half of ilic tree niil.\. not a bloom appearing nn the <>|i|iiisiie half. Late lu the summer, after the tirst crop of fruit hud matured and lici'ii har¬ vested, the tree blosH()me. and, therefore, is thirty years old. He Is the youngest member of congress. But Mr. Mudd is not the youngest man to be elected to a congress.
Representative Pat Harrison of MLs¬ slssippi. a member of the present house, was only twenty-nine years oid when he came to Washington iu his official capacity the flrst time. He is now only thirty-four years old. though he is entering ui>on bis thb^l term.
California bas more political parties represented in its delegation in con¬ gress than any cither state. In the house the Paclflc coast state has three members wbo describe themselves a? Republicans.
There are three Democrats, one In dependent, two Progressives, one Pro¬ gressive-Republican and one Prohibi¬ tionist.
Blows Up Monsy. Ashland, Qre.—Workmen employed on the ditch of the Rogue River Canal company recently set oflf a charge of dynamite uuder a stump, and tbe air was fliled witb dollars and half dol¬ lars. The blast uncovered a money cache that bad be«n buried thare sliace tha eariy alxtlaa.
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MRS. CHAHLKS MAWK
Between Sonth Main and Henry Sts.
Practical Horse Sheer General BlacKsmith
CARRIAGE AKD WAOOH REFAIRIN6
45 Alexander Ave. Freeport, L. L Bennington Park.
The Hotel Nassau
Long Beach Long Island
gaily welcomes you to a
Ntto Year's Eoe Reunion
on Friday Evening, Dec. Slst The carnival spirit begins an hour before midnight with a rollicking supper—fl' the cover —and continues joyfully throughout the week end. You and your friends really must plan to join In the gaiety and stay until Monday. It Is to be a gala occasion, abounding in de¬ lightful experiences, and crowded with music, dancing and merry-making. Send in your reservations at once.
DR. J. R SHAPERO
HOURS: > A. M. to I P. M.
ri «. M.MJI ST. FRBEPORT, W. T.
TcIfDhone 10S(-'W Freeport
If Yoa A»»r««iatc Styl* DIatlaottoa
William F. Straabel
Formerly with K.V ABE & AEOLI.AN CO.
BELLMORE LONG ISLAHD
At Your Command
Post's Taxi Service
DAY OR RIGHT
Special Depot Service at Reg:ular RAtes
Large Touring Car for Rent by Hour or Day
Groceries are Groceries
THE WORLD OVER But BARKER'S are fresh, carefully selected, promptly delivered. Besides we mix In the pleasure of service to the best of our ability. ('',.' And all this makee our groceries jnst a little f^ bit different. 88 NO. MAIN ST. Phone 160-J FREEPORT.
Office: 131 N. MAIN ST.
Plione: 160-R Freeport
The management of the
have arranged a special pro¬ gram of music, song and danc¬ ing for
New Year's Eve
Each guest will be given a
of the occasion.
Louis Schwab, Prop.
i Merry Christmas and Happy New Year
WE HAVE MOST CHOICE ROSES AND PINKS (All Colors) CUT FLOWERS, FERNS. ETC.
Jardineres and Fernery Dishes
For Christinas Gifts and Greetings
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We Have New and Used Fords
Tonring, Runabout, Conpelet, To'wn and Business Cars
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We carry and oonitantly have on hand a large itock of all FORD parti
WE EMPLOY THE MOST CAPABLE AND RELIABLE MACHINISTS
We nuuntain a machine ihop equipped with modem and up-to-date ni»-
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