BEAR RIVER VALLEY LEADER BOSTON STREETS CONGESTED BY CAR STRIKE Round iKeVfoiid WR & Streets and sidewalks in Boston are congested by persons walking or riding to work in any sort of conveyance during the car strike, which has tied up transportation. ysvr HOLD THEIR APACHES LAST TRIBA1 MEETING H, the English and the Irish and the 'owlln' Scotties, too. The Canucks and Austrilee'uns, and the 'airy French poilu; The. only thing that bothered us don't Bother us no more. It's only w'y In 'ell we didn't know the lanks before." "G "Well, Joe, I asked them guys what the Slobe and anchor stood for on their caps and one guy speaks up and says It means Tnat tne marines fight all over the world." "It's a cute little thing, the marines' Insignia. Looks something like a boiled liuekleberry pudding with a couple of fishhooks run through it, or like a lady hen liawk trying to hatch out a fractured door knob. I'm sure you get me. Gladys. Also The marines may be identified by their motto. Just where they wear that I've forgotten for the moment, but you're sure to find it somewhere about them if you look close. It Is 'Semper Fidelis." No, It lias nothing to do with fiddles. One 'd,' Gladys. It is a phrase taken from the Sioux dialect, I think, meaning literally, "Where do we go from here?" " The story of "Bluebeard" nnd his seven wives, which many will recall Slaving rend long ago, is still going the rounds. The fable appears to have originated in France, but It has turned ip almost everywhere In the wide world,- Now It appears that the Virgin Islands have a "Bluebeard" of their own, whom they claim as the original villain of child-lorCorporal Lester F. Scott of the Thirty-fiftcompany. United States marines, who is stationed at Charlotte-Amali- e in the little island recently ncquired by the United States, writes s follows of the people and their beliefs : "On the west shore of the bay lies a settlement of French people called These people came originally from the Dutch and French Leeward Islands. They have not married with the negroes, and they live to themselves, resenting any out-sid- e Interference with their affairs. "They are a hard drinking race, yet they are the most Industrious people on the island, and are especially good canoemen. Their boats are long, narrow affairs made out of scraps of wood. They supply the town with fish and the women make straw hats that And a ready sale among the negroes. "They will never rise any higher because than the true the race has degenerated, due to intermarriage in so small a colony. With cbeir ruddy faces, stiffly starched blue d shirts, tight white trousers and hats, they present a curious and unusual appearance. "On the crest of two of the three "hills of Charlotte-Anmll- e nestles the famous old castles of 'Bluebeard' and "Blackbeard.' These are the two places of Interest on the island. The old buccaneers were alike as two peas In their habits, but the castles are In no way similar. Bluebeard's castle is the more massive and is separated from Blackboard's by a distance of a half-milAfter the' death of the two pirates, a secret tunnel was found connecting the two castles. "It Is reported that It was through this secret tunnel the two exchanged the women they had captured on ships." ol h Cha-Cha- s. beach-combe- r, broad-brimme- How Germany Looks to Them. How Germany looks to a marine who was one of the first to cross the Rhine Is told In a letter from Lieut. Carrol J. Single of the Sixth regiment of marines, to his parents who live in From somewhere in Stockton, Cal. Germany he wrote the following: "The people near the border were The remain! ng members of the famed Apache tribe, 0(H) in number, held their last encampment tit Mescalera, N. M., recently. The tribe was once the most feared and populous of Indian groups in the West. The ceremonies this year took the form of ceremonial dances, feasting and other exercises dear to the heart of the redman. just plain squareheads, dumb looking, stolid, and unusually stupid. But two days ago we penetrated into the wonderful .Uhlnejnnd nnd t Is glorious here. We saw for the first time what we had not thought to find pretty girls and mothers. There is nothing so restful to tired feet as the sight of a pretty girl. No, sir ! "The country we are in is more like America than anything I've seen since Paris. They have fine stone houses and many beautiful mansions and ho tels here. This is the country of those famous German baden, or baths, where the sick come to drink of that magic elixir of life that ' Ponce De Leon failed to find in Florida." Lieut. Single journeyed to Neuenahr and then visited the "Wienhergen" or wine mountains and finally reached Brohl, which he describes as follows: "I am now in Brohl, a small town. The Rhine flows two hundred yards from my window. In front of us are mountains nnd in back Are mountains terraced for grapes and on the river at the foot of the mountains huddle the small towns. The river here is about 600 yards across and flows rest-full- y All Is along Into the distance. in true German order and big dredgers are working to make a harbor. "Last night I met Captain Stone, one of the best friends I have known in the service. He would have naught but that I should dine with him. We climbed to a big castle on a hill back here overlooking the Bhine. I stepped In the door and started (like the movies have It) from a realistic armored man on my left only to find a worse scoundrel on my right. In the great master's den were many stuffed foxes nnd birds, also deer horns. Captain Stone had roast chicken, and it was a real meal, right in the castle of some former German baron." three-quarter- full-dres- Don't" unless you want him never to visit you again. If you are an employer, and an man asks you for a Job don't turn him down. He left his old Job to fight for you. It's your business to provide him with a job now. Col. Arthur Woods, former police commissioner of New York, and now assistant to the secretary of war. offers this advice as the best way to MADE SILK FROM CARTRIDGE DIRIGIBLE EXPLODES; THIRTEEN KILLED y Lake That Disappears. In Georgia, near Vladosta, there is a lake which disappears every three or four years and then comes back again, no matter what the weather Is like. The lake Is three miles long s of a mile wide, and with an average depth of 12 feet of water. There are natural subterranean passages beneath it, through which the water passes off. It takes two or three weeks to disappear, when a mammoth basin Is left in its place, On Duty in Guam. which furnishes a beautiful sandy Something of the life of a marine beach. After a month or so the water on duty In the Island of Guam Is told begins to return, and then In a couple in a letter from Corp. Fred G. Taylor, of weeks It is the same magnificent who Is stationed on this American In- stretch of water as it was before. sular possession In the South sea. Next Scientific Triumph. "When the last transport was here Now that the Atlantic ocean ha I had a very interesting excursion out to It on official business," Corporal been hopped there doesn't seem to be Taylor writes. "A corporal and I went much more that can be expected In aboard to check the baggage of the the way of scientific triumphs until s 'homeward-bounders,' and then wait- someone Invents a ' shirt ed several hours for the captain quar- stud that won't explode Just at the termaster of the vessel to return from moment when the wearer Is trying his a social affair on shore to sign the best to appear important. Thrift manifest. He failed to appear, so we Magazine. "For the Love of Pete, man a Don't offer aa plate of beans or, if he Is not hungry, don't Iry to tempt his appetite with "corned willy" or camouflaged hash. man In Don't offer an search of amusement the chance to dig in your garden he's had his fill brigade. t that In the man as If you have an week-en- d guest In your country house, don't ask hlra to stoke your furnace ate a swell feed aboard and then returned by launch across the harbor in the moonlight, and . back by auto thrtfugh the coconut groves to town; "The next morning we again visited the vessel,, this time getting our to business done and saying good-bour friends on the ship, bound for the Philippines and the States. "Last Sunday another fellow and I took a hike out into the jungles, walking around one of the beaches and climbing out onto the coral reef that guards the harbor, at low tide. We took some pictures and started back to town, after spying some of the most beautifully colored fish we had ever seen. that we thought "We took a re-iled to the main road, but after several miles found we had discovered a deserted highway leading Spanish through the jungles. In a few minutes we found ourselves at the leper colony at one end of the island. "There we saw the walls of an old Spanish prison and looked into the 'Devil's Punchbowl,' which Is a contraption in the ground about 20 feet across at the top and bottom, but bulging in the center and about 100 to 160 feet deep. Then we returned to town, took some pictures of native women collecting 'tody,' the juice of the coconut tree, from which liquor is made, and returned to camp." keep our to absorb structure of men happy and them speedily Into the peace-tim- e America. . Advance Information. "Now, my dear," said Mr. Crosslots, "we must avoid contradicting the now cook, or hurting her feelings In nny way." "Of course," replied the patient woman. "I'll phone the employment agency right nvvay nnd find out whnl her views are on the League of No Mom." f ' ' I ' K ; Below, the Goodyear blimp, which exploded above the loop district of ii nil fell into ii bank, killing ten bank employees and three members ui we new. Auove, me SKyugiu oi the bank building through which the Dump crashed. Clm-ig- h iiiiaiaw i n , rii MirnNiiim The ordnance bureau of the war department is offering to the dress goods trade 18,000,000 yards of material which will be novelty to milady. It Is a special silk made for wrapping cartridge bags, of a quality which should retail lor two or three tlolfcrs a yard. To prove that the doth in suitable for dress goods, Col. E. E. Garrison had a dress made and fitted to his secretary. Here it is. STEAMSHIP GRAMPIAN HITS AN ICEBERG Should Be Careful. Every spring in Venice the question arises: "Shall the bathing suits be censured?" They were discussing the matter at the Woman's club the other night and one prim member laid: "Really, I do think that the present costumes are rather underdone. I know they are better for swimming tnd all that, but you never know who sees you under the water, with all these submarines about." v c ., , "Mesa is The Canadian Pacific steamship Grampian in St. John's harbor' with her bows stove In as a result of striking an Iceberg. No damage was done under the water line. The Grampian steamed under her own power from Cnn nam, where It hit the berg, back to St. John's. An' Ever'thlng. Martha, who Is about ready to finish her kinder gnrten, had seen the circus parade, and, at dinner, was telling her Tother of the wonderful sights. "An', TRADE BRIEFS papa, I saw one o' those grea', grea' iilg potamusses; an' a whole lot o' January Is the wheat harvesting seaIhopherds (papa's questions developed mensf son white an' of Australia. meant leopards) pine Shrep. are used os beasts of burden im' some eU'phants playln crack the In northern India and carry 20 pound nch other's talis; an' ftlilp, lml' world." lopds. !TJ,)iiB ti 'e Bricks are being manufactured la lted K,ndora "t the rate of 40,. " 000,000 ft week. The Wholesale society of Manchester, England, has decided tnat Its employees, numbering 80,noo. should Join trades unlona.