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Ivertiser-Gazette . .-KHSUKI) EVERY THURSDAY SAR PARKER, Proprietor. No. 19 Seneca Street. I ,„ P„,t oftu-e at Geneva, N. Y., for hrtn'mJH'n->-- ndcla88matter - COLUMNS ^,4^i>..-t WHOLE NUMBER 4121 \Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty.' NEW SERIES, VOL. LXIX, NO. 26 J0B . fS .«d to EDGAE PAEKEB, Prop'r. ,, ,,,., done with neatness •It- ^'V 1 '. all j at fair prices. »t. li, GENEVA, N. Y., THURSDAY, JUNE 26, 1918 Garden Itime Do not forget that we have everything * for the garden. Seeds of all kinds. SPAD- ING FORKS, RAKES, HOES, TROWELS and everything required for a first-class gar- den. Also FERTILIZER. Wilson's Hardware [Travelers to nsurance Company Wm.M.Fink Agent. ohn W. Mellen Banking Office and Fire Insurance. Interest Paid on Certificates. Safe Deposit Boxes Foreign and Domestic Drafts Open an account and pay your bills by check. Don't take chances with valuable papers and in- surance policies. Rent a Safe Deposit Box; $1, $2 and $3 per year. John W. Mellen 24 Linden Street Geneva James R. Vance BOILER MAKER, Geneva, N. Y. ^ops on Bradford Street near Patent Cereals Works. Repairing a Specialty ulvin's If you are looking for The Real Thing There is no need to go out of town for them. No store in the state can show a finer stock of Watches, Jewelry, Silver Ware Cut Glass and Ware Than this old store which is always up-to- date in every depart- ment. Again: You may have heard of low \prices. You will have to come to No. 8 Seneca street to learn what good goods and low prices are. I shall not be afraid of your investigations. Just call and see. R. H. GULYIN 8 Seneca Street, Geneva, IHAVK HKKX yi the boiler making a1 \ 1 r-uiir business longer than 1 '• \ la \ \•' ^'fiit-va, and my work »^aW„ r iuelf. I t is madeto wear ' al \l May. 1 u-, P t j lP hest material £\t vMnjiloy competent boiler t ' r> Hi \l guarantee satisfaction. No Work too Large, No Job too Small T o Merit Attention, c *ll, write, telegraph or call me by Telephone an <* 1 will Re- spond at Once fcniwi— Indep635 Residence 161 Y. JAMES R.V\NCE. JOS. F. DUFFY, Union BarberShop 43. Seneca Street, ^^SHAVING,^^ Hair Cutting, Shampooing By those WHO KNOW HOW A Good Judge Of Laundry Work comes to JS every time. And this big town of ouraia full of good judges—you're one of them, of course. CITY STEAM LAURDRY East Castle Street. Phone 88. J. J. M ALONE & CO t-3 w > ••3 M I Q • H M O hj £0 > < Q O DON'T FORGET THE BUB Mil L111I Smefl Sally fur I Cents DON'T FORGET The Dainty Luncheons and Exquisite Dinners Served a la Carte or Specially Prepared for Parties DON'T FORGET HOTEL SENECA \Si* i Locked. In a i Pagoda J Thrilling Escape From a •• Band of Chinese Pirates :: By CLARISSA MACKIB A. F. FREEMAN, Manager. Sam'i Lewis.480Exci\angeStreet,GeReva.H-Y. Fifteenth Annual Clearing Sale Will Commenee SATURDAY, JUNE 28, at 9 A. M. AND WILL CONTINUE FOR 30 DAYS ONLY This sale will be greater than any we have ever held in Geneva. Wonderful bargains will be offered in the line of Men's Clothing, Hats, Caps and Furnishings, all this season's up-to-date goods. Owing to the late deliveries on account of the big strike of the garment makers last winter, and the cold season later, left us with more goods than we usually have at this time of the year. We must have room for our Big Stock of Clothing, for the Fall and Winter Goods will soon arrive. So we are the first to give Low Prices in order to sell out aU Summer Goods at once. All Straw and Panama Hats at Cost and Below NOTE A FEW PRICES BELOW The Latest Styles in MEN'S SUITS To close out 50 SUITS worth all the way from $10 to $15 SALE PRICE $8.50 75 SUITS to close out worth from $15 to $20, SALE PRICE $11.48 90 SUITS, High Grade, worth from $20 to $25, SALE PRICE $16.50 When Paul Weldon opened Ms eyes he found himself in such strange quar-„ ters that he sat up and-stared incred- ulously about him. It was broad daylight. The sun shone in through -narrow, unglazed windows and fell on a dirty wooden floor and lighted up every corner of a curious many sided roo&a, which was quite empty save for a wooden bench and a pile of ragged mats upon which he was lying. On the wooden bench were a Jug of water and a china bowl containing rice. \Well I'll be jiggeredl\ he uttered, getting on to his feet and feeling cau- tiously of his head, which was swim- ming strangely. \Where In thunder am I now—oh, yes\— He looked down at his wrists, which bore dull blue lines drawn there by tightly fastened cords, which had been removed; at his white clothing,, which was torn and soiled with river mud. A wave of dizziness sent him t o the pile of mats, and when he had lain down again\ he closed his eyes and tried to think connectedly. He remembered the voyage down the little Whangpo river and up the Yangtse to meet his father. His launch had darted across the path of a large junk which was sailing up the river, and he had a. vague recollection of vio- lent shouting before there came a* crash and oblivion. There had not been one glimmer of consciousness since 11 o'clock the night before. Was it the night before or. a week? He reassured himself by glancing at his watch. It was ticking steadily, and the hands pointed to noon. It was evident that he had been un- conscious for twenty-four hours. What powerful drug had been administered ' to him to produce-that deathlike slum- ber? For a long time he lay with closed eyes trying to collect his thoughts and remember the startling events of the past day. His brain was still too dull to gather up the threads of the. series of Incidents that bad landed him a p pareutly in some kind of a Chinese stronghold, the nature of which he was yet unable to make out What could have been the object of making him captive? After takiug his property It was strange that they bad.not cut his throat and cas|t him overside into the river Instead of going to the trouble of transporting bitn to their lair, wher ever it ^as. \Perhaps.\ it occurred to his sluggish thought, \they expect to hold me for ransom.\ In that case he -$1.50 per Year; in Advance. Has a wide range of \emulation i$i Geneva and the country suxrauii<iing| going into the homes of £$$ patrons It k umtoiiiuy elean, aMdi speaks ihji truth. 1 TO ADVERTISERS Who wish to reach a class of paying customers we offer space is these col- umns at reasonable figures. Call at the office, or write. Home Phone 51 $6.50 kind to close out SALE PRICE $4.44 1 OUR $12 KIND, SALE PRICE $8.50 OUR $15 KIND? SALE PRICK 11.48 OUR $20 KIND, SALE PRICE 14.00 $6.75 Kind, 5.00 4.50 4.00 3.50 3.00 2.50 2.00 1.00 6 6 a i 1 i • < t tt (« a SALE PRICE $4.48 3.98 3.37 2.73 2.23 1.98 ~ 1.69 1.48 .78 CHILDREN'S SUITS-from 8 to 17 45 Suits to close out $2.23. Worth twice as much. 35 Suits-at $4.00. Worth $6.00. 28 Suits in Norfolks, worth $7.00. Sale. Price $5.00. All our 25c Goods During this sale 19c All our 50c Goods During this sale 39c All our $1.00 Goods During thisi sale 79c All our $1.50 Goods During this sale 98c Sale includes Work Shirts, Dress Shirts, Ties, Gloves, Mittens, Hats^ Caps and all kjinds of fur- nishings.' Suit Cases and Bags $1.00 Kind for .79 1.50 \ .98 2 00 . \ . \*\ $1.48 3.50 \~ 2.^5 4.00 \ 3.23 5.75 \ 4.75 Underwear—Union Suits .50 Kind for $1.00 1.50 .39 .79 $1.23 Every article in the store is reduced in price Store open evenings till 9 o'clock REMEMBER THE DATE-^THE PLACE & * 480 Exchange Street, Geneva, fl r Y. Interest paid on all accounts from $1.00 to $3,000. mm $10,000 INTEREST This bank will divide $10,000 in interest on July first. Are you to receive a share in this dividend. If not, let us help you secure your share of the dividend on. January first, by making you a depositor. We pay interest oa all'accounts from $1 to $3,00Q on the following basis; MONTHLY INTEREST is paid on all money deposited on' or before the first three business days of. any month and left until the end of a quarterly period. The quarterly periods are January, April/ July and October first. START NOW. Deposits made on or. before Thursday, July 3rd . will draw interest trom July first. Geneva Savings Bank, 31 Seneca Street, Geneva, N.Y. OPEN SATURDAY NIGHTS. • ^ SUCH A STBANQB SCENE MET HIS ETES THAT H E SHKANK SACK. was in no immediate danger of death. Knowing he was a n American, he ar- gued, they believed that a reward\ might \be offered\for safe delivery to his friends. In that case he had only to await developments. Robbery did not appear to be the sole reason for his capture by the pirates. They had left bis watch, a valuable ope, and some other trinkets. But, again, they must have felt sure of their power to take these at any time that suited their convenience. As he tried to solve the many ques- tions that were presented to his mind he became la ware that he felt a little better. The dullness was fading from his brain, and Ms blood began to circu- late in a normal way. He stirred his faculties into action and after a time irfose from the bed of mats. . This time he felt stronger and found bia legs more steady. • •' He was fatot with hunger and parch- ed with tttirst, and,, as it'was evident bis captors did not intend to starve bim, Paul teU upon the rations on the bench and ravenously.disposed of them. AJter iwUle, when the food had strengthened\ hini and the giddlnes* t^Sepw^ih^ck&k^t the h|he1l^i> one of the narrow windows and?mou»r edit He pressed Ins face to the tfa^row aperture and looked out Sdch a Strang;^ scene met his «yes. that for a moment •• he shrank^bacfr eonfidfeht, titot h& senses had again ;deserted him.\' • \. ' He looked ddwn firoin sbsae dizBy height upon a idew that Was qnlte ijh- familiar to hin}, although a glimpse of the river fldwm«\aV , ^^liaB#'>f-.ifliB' Tha whidbwwas -too liattow tt per* r mit the passage of Ms hSaa,~Trat he pressed Ms faee sttfl closer and look- ed wistfully down at the W» and icee? doth of the<outer world; j - A carved and v palhted gable Jtitted beneath the opening, and overhead an- other one ©verhtmg\ the aoelrttire. In the river below hugs jxixik* looked Ilka toys and the men on them like tiny toil*,--'\' tii murmured, wend*- tngly—*in'%ie\ toT^tOrf *of a pagoaa, and how in thunder am I to get out?\ For there was no doubt in his mind that he would get out. He calculated that *he was on the top floor of a twelve story pagoda on the outskirts of some large city—not Shanghai, be- cause the river rolling at his feet was not the turbid little Whangpo, but the mighty, majestic Yangtze, crowded with craft of every description—junks, steamers, houseboats, sampans, car- go boats, lorchas—all the miscellaneous shipping that plies up and down the great commercial artery of China\. \There are two -ways of escaping from a pagoda,\ he mused grimly. \One is t o climb to the roof and jump off. The other is t o find the trapdoor and walk down. Can I walk down or sneak down? That's my cue today.\ He made a systematic search of his apartment. The view from the oppo site apertures revt-aled wide stretches of open eouutry, with here and there a farmhouse and Irregular green patches of growing'rice. The Interior of the room showed a trapdoor in the floor. It was bolted from below, and a similar door ap- peared in the ceiling, but there was no ladder or other means of reaching It. He surmised that it led t o the top floor, which reared its fanciful apex almost amid the clouds. The walls bore traces of rich gilding and brilliant coloring, and there were the remains of an ancient dais, which Indicated where some image might have been enthroned. That was all. Paul returned to his mats and medi- tated upon some means of escape. He finally decided to await the coming of the man who would bring him food and if possible overpower the coolie and escape through the trap to the floors below. If the lower floors were guarded his chances of escape would be very slim. If there was no obstruction and he could reach the outer air he® trusted to his knowledge of the Yangtze and his swift, long legs and; lastly, the possession of his valuable watch to buy his way back to Shanghai. In a country of thfeves, where every man helps himself at his neighbor's cost, it was inexplicable how his watch had remained untouched in his poqket Musing thus, the daylight faded and night fell. The evening passed dreari- ly. Occasionally he walked to the window and peered'down at the rfver lying so temptingly below him. Lights passed up and down like fireflies in the darkness, and the rush of the water drowned any sounds he might have heard. g He returned to his pile of mats and slept. He awoke in utter darkness, with ev- ery nerve at tension. A sound below betrayed the approach of some person to his prison. With sudden inspiration he heaped his mats Into the semblance of a re- clining body ^and then crouched close beside the trapdoor. A faint glow illumined the crack of the door and grew brighter as though some one ascended a ladder with a lantern. A bolt clicked, and the trap raised cautiously. The bullet head and blue blouseu* form of a coolie rose into the obscurity of the room. In one hand he carried a lantern, and in the other he bore a basket which evidently con tained food, for he set i t carefully on the floor and then peered about as if seeking the empty dishes. He shielded the lantern-from the pile of mats with one clawlike.hand. : He advanced into the room, and Paul stepped softly over the trap and low- ered himself on t o the frail bamboo ladder Which, hung beneath it e The ladder creaked under his weight, , and the man, turned quickly, just as Paul Weldon's triumphant face disap- peared beneath the falling trap. In. another instant Paul had shot the bolt and was feeling his way down the lad- der into an abyss of total darkness. - There were a few matches in his pocket, but he s hesitated to use them. They were too. precious. Step by step he descended, and when he 1 felt the floor beneath his feet he ,, struck a light In the flickering glare he could see that the room was a ^du- plicate of the one hfe had just left It was equally* hare and dirty, and on the opposite'side there was, an open trap -to the floor. • • ;• * The brief flame expired, and Paul crawled on his bands and knees to- ward the opening in the floor. He felt for and found\'the edge and, dropping one leg «ver, • groped about in the pitchy Mackness for the ladder which he knew must, be there. . He found It and passed- doWn Into another^ robnr and frbm there made his way slowly down from floor to/floor until be had* counted-eight ladders in his descent He .calcnTated that he wa'S; now^on-the ^thted floor of the pagoda. \''•'\• tney tarsea f aui round ntrnsen nsi.eu- ing and vaguely understanding the dia- lect From what they said he pieced together horrible facts. H^ They were river, pirates, and they had deliberately run him down to se- A LEAP FOR LIFE. It Saved Him From the Bear, but Trapped Him In Midair. STILL HIS LUCK HELD GOOD. .THE LAKTEBN WENT OBASHTNG AMONG THE GAMBLERS. DOWN \\TJbereTwas a glofrof light tzota. the open \trap in the floor of this room, aaiF beneath bim he heard a confused tn«* mm* of voices^,' . . IThe jflQw Was reflected on the ceiling of his room, and once he v saw * shadow crdsa'the lighted circle, and th<m-\'van* ish. \;.•'\ -•-.•:.\'-' -' r ' •• He approached the4rap and, drop- ( ping to his-face, leaned curiously over.* From his position he could see «nly half of the r©08». but that was enohgtk Seated aijotfad a rough tahle were half a doisen men,playihg cardsr-som,e na- tive gambling gjame with whijib Paul was anfamiilar^ahd he watched them with Interest / - Aa thex nlflted thBT.tfllkad. and *ft cure his boat, which was now moored on the river bank near the pagoda, which was. the robber's rendezvous.. His father would hear of his project- ed trip up the river to meet him. He might bear of a steam launch being capsized by a big junk, and it would be easy to guess that the victim was his son. Mr. Weldon would never con- sider the possibility that his son was a prisoner and institute a search for him. If Paul escaped it must be through his own^efforts and at once. for now he understood from their care- less talk that they were gambling for his life—playing for the possession of his gold watch. The steam launch, whiph he understood was unharmed, was unquestionably the property of the captain, the leader of the gang. They were an evil looking crew even in the dim light of the lantern that hung near Paul's point of vantage. Cautiously he groped about in the darkness until his fingers clutched a long bamboo pole which he had fejt close beside him. This he carefully lowered, unseen, unheard by the en- grossed card players. All at once he sent the lantern crashing down among the gamblers, and instantly the place was in total darkness. ' Pandemonium reigned as he slipped down the ladder and felt his way around the wall until he reached the opening he had marked from above. By the time he had slipped to' the next story below he heard them relighting the lantern, and almost immediately running feet were in pursujt of Mm. Instinct seemed to lead him from door to door until he reached the open air. The rush of the fiver guided him to the bank, where he ran up and down until he saw his boat nosed to the shore. He tore loose the stake that held her, leaped Into the craft and pushed off just as his pursuers reached the bank, yelling vociferously for him to stop and firing pistols recklessly aft- er him. To his delight the engine -responded to his touch and sped out into the mid- dle of the broad, swift stream. He did not care that his power gave out then and the engine stopped, for the current carried him rapidly downstream, and he had nothing to do but steer. At a bend in the river he turned and waved his hand at the tall dark shape of the pagoda looming against the star- lit sky. Psychology of Store Planning. The basement of a store was former- ly regarded merely as a cellar, fit for storage, packing boxes,, etc Then came a merchant of tije present day. gifted with an imagination to an un- usual degree, who recognized—thought perhaps not in these terms—that the customer was guided by subconscious control and argued that the lack of ef- fort in going downstairs would appeal to the subconsciousness and that the glimpses of displays seen at the foot of the stairs Would lead customers to the basement notwithstanding the low celllhg, the imperfect ventilation and the-ahsenee of daylight This naer- chanthasJlved to see not only a daily attendance on a basement floor ten or a dozen times greater tiianthat on the iverage 'Igor above the first, but also ^. see-his discovery copied by prac- .^callv *very store in the land. The 'real gist of his discovery wa§ that sub- «bhsclous eontrol- leads us to do the easy ' thing, first—namely, g» down- gtaW-without reckoning with the next problem, which was, of course, getting out Of A* hasement-^assler's Maga- 'aine* - • ,.'•-\- -\•'•- • :«W1iy tUtir -Turn* White. Tfc© color of tha hair is due to iron, Which is picked up by the ceils of the hair follicle in the little factory In the skin where • hairs\ are made. M *he gets older the ilttie eeila which work at manufacturing hairs grow weary* and they will not.|afc»\up aa'mufb Iron a» they once *** *•»-^**-*~i»— Swinging From a Broken Cable, With Death Almost Certain on the Floor ' of the Rooky Canyon Far Below, He Took a Desperate Chance and Won. Some persons have more than their fair share of adventure. Of this fortu- nate—or unfortunate—class is Mr. W. G. Gilbert the hero of an extraordi- nary experience told by Mr.,. R. DJ Strong in the Wide World Magazine. Mr. Gilbert had been exploring an unfrequented cave high up in the side of a deep canyon In Yellowstone park when he suddenly came upon a huge silver tip bear that showed unmistak- able signs of displeasure at being dis- turbed. The man dashed out of the den, with the snarling bear close at his heels. The faee of the canyon was almost a sheer precipice. To try t o run down it was certain death; for if he did not make a misstep and go tumbling to the bottom before he had gone a hundred feet the bear would almost instantly overtake him. Despairingly he looked about him. A short distance away was the plat- form of an old aerial tramway that had been used to carry ore across the can- yon to the other side. One of the big iron buckets in which the ore had been carried still swung on its two little wheels from the rusted wire cable eight or ten feet out from the platform—just out of reach. It offered the only avail- able means of escape, however, and the hunted man took the chance. With a shrill cry, for the bear>was al- most upon him. Gilbert sprang for- ward and, with every muscle set, leap- ed out from the platform toward the -Bucket, the edge of which he just man- aged to grasp with his fingers. He, struggled hard to raise himself and climb in, but for a long time the swinging bucket thwarted every effort Finally he got a leg over the edge, la- bo rlously'yelambered in and sank ex- hausted to the bottom. Balked of his pfey, the angry bear began to claw and tear at the slender cable, in some way the animal touch- ed the big wheel over which the cable ran. The wheel began to turn, and, as it turned, the bucket, with its human freight, ran rapidly down the cable, , swaying and swinging as If about to turn over. Suddenly there was a tearing, snap- ping sound, and several strands of the rust eaten, weather beaten cable part- ed. The- bucker sagged downward siekenlngly. Looking out. Gilbert saw that only half a dozen strands now sustained the * weight of the bucket If they should part he would be dashed down lipon the rocky bottom of the canyon, fully 200 feet below. It was a serious predicament. The cable might part under his weight at any minute; or the bear might strike the twisted wires a hard blow, which would almost certainly break them. He could * not pull the bucket along, for the guide cable overhead had dis- appeared years' before. Although there was little hope that any one would hear him in tha,t remote, and lonely region, he shouted aloud for help. Fortunately for Gilbert a party of men passing near by heard his call and hurried to his rescue. But when they saw his plight they were at a loss how t o save him At last one of them jumped on * his horse, dashed back to the outfit wagon and returned with several long fish lines and all the rope be could find. In a few minutes he had whittled out a 'rough bow and arrow. After tying the—flsb line to the arrow he shot the latter up and oyer the bucket Then/Gilbert pulled up the rope which had been fastened to the line and tied It to the cable. It was a desperate chance fpr life, but It, was bis only one. Carefully, without a single unnecessary motion, be stood up In the bucket grasped the rope, clambered over the side and be- gan to lower himself. Slowly, foot by foot, he came^do't The hearts of the men below almost ceased to beat as he covered a quarter of the distance, then a half, then three-quarters, then ail! As he reach- ed the' ground they gave a hearty cheer that iwoke the echoes 1 far and wide, but Gilbert $d not hear it He bad fallen in a swoon the,moment his feet touched tie earth. Curiou** Loan Clubs. Loan crabs have sometimes very pe- culiar rules. One that flourished *e> cently In north {London had v a rule compelling each mehitier io borrow £5 every year or In default pay* fine of 5 shillings. lLoahB required the security Of two fellow* members, and the. Sil- * bertian situation joceaMbnafly arose «*- a member, being!. re^JSfd, a loan! for want ofiseenr^y pS fined for not DOP- rowing the n^niyi-4^hd[qn SCatier* .- ^' ! i - - i.'ijimii.ifriii-\ - - • -., Agnes-Whatfoollsi| things, a young man will ®> W W» love * »««*% Oh, Agnes;>J]it bet Jack** pirdpoaed,^ -BostonTranscript : • ._-'.. fc v.UvJ -** r =*» *->•> r„ - ll s & \m K m • m • r m u. 1 4 <?. ^ ^.k^i^-^^vk^k&yi! i^K'

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