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Published Dally Except Sunday by tho Vrtn ltiblUhlng Company, Not. 03
( i'nrk Ilow, New York.
ItALnt I'tJMTZIln, President, 62 rark How.
' t 3. ANfJUH KM AW, TrourT, C3 1'ark How.
JOSEPH I'UUTZKIt, Jr, Secretary, 3 Park ttow.
liRMDKn or Tiir. Ajwommi I'ltnss,
rrlnl to It nr not ottrwi rJ;td In ttiu til" "J ' the Ittl pAlu'inl hftrta.
EACH HOUIl it becomes more evident how fuvoralilc h a Trotr.ky
Lcninc pence for ft quick Ocrmun conquest of Russia.
One hundred nnd eighty miles southwest of 1'ctrogrml
German troops ha vo occupied Dvinsk; tho Itussinns havo been driven
out of lloviio; a thousand carloads of food havo been enptured, albo
1,83 guns and 4,000 motor cars, not to speak of a Russian Oononil
and his army of 425 officers and 8,700 men; German regiments from
Moon Island nro overrunning L'sthonia, while northeast of Riga tho
German forces havo pushed steadily ahead from Wondcn to Wolmar.
In tho courso of concluding ptaco with tho Bolshevik! it begins
to look' as if Germany would take I'ctrograd and u much more of
Russia as may plcaio tho fancy of Berlin.
Thcro has been no more pitiable sight for gods nnd men than
this hugo nation seized upon in the midt of its struggles toward
democracy and tricked and betrayed to its doom, whorein it becomta
easy pickings for autocracy's war lords. Tho Allicf, can only grimly
watch to too how far tho Imperial German Government means to
strengthen its hand with Russian cards.
But as to tho bearing of it all on the Allied task there can ho
r.o mistake. As Elihu Root wroto to tho Congress of National Sor
vico at Chicago: t
.XIumU, having stopped ftghtlnx in favor of tho kind of
pnaoo sbt admired, finds herself In a position whore, for tho
present, bn boa nothing whatavar to Mr about the kind of
poaco there hall bo.
Wo mutt boware at anything In th remotest decree ap
There can bo no safe peace talk savo with a Germany on her
knees. To her kneca she must bo brought. What is hnppcning in
Russia means tho job will havo to be done with a tighter grip, a
closer concentration, a sterner determination to fight, rndurn and
SCHOOL HOUSES AS
N POINTING OUT that ho use of publio school buildings for
Americanization purposes along linos urged by The livening
World should bo an essentially democratic use, Miss Murgarot
Wilson, tho President's daughter,
most necessary for tho progressive
If tho psoplo of a given neighborhood run only bo made to feci
that tho public school houso of that neighborhood is theirs, to bo l
used by thorn for their own interests and treated by them aR n !
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common possession, raoro can bo ar-corn pushed than by the moat
tlaborato civic missionary programmes Jn tit- course of which the
school building is placed at tho disposal f '.r-nty after another.
Aa Miss Wilson said to Tho Kvonirg WirV :
If tho people of Now York woro If lo io Uiclr school
building ai thoy saw fit the actlvlttef tti Mihool .bulldlnea
would exprosa tho Individualities oT tho Krii!" usln thorn and
would, therefore, be lmmoasejy worth w!i',h, ibccaus'i they
would xprrs their own Idoaa and not :!-.. Imrwuvl from
The samo principle of solf-exprcssion govenm tho whole plan, in
dorsed by Miss Wilson, in which neighborhood organizations, each
centering in a public school and each electing anfexopulivo officer or
agent, would recognizo themselves as snlf.dotcni'iaing parts of a com
munity made up of such centers, and itself repnwnnted by one Com
munity Secretary or Administrator who should lp a man big enough
to rjggcst, develop, co-ordinato and also net ns a medium of inter
course between the pcoplo nnd their Government, local, Stale and
The systematic U'o o'f school buildings in an Americanization
movement us thus outlined should havo tho heartiest upprornl nnd
co-opcrntivo interest of the Board of Education of this city.
Put Americanization, on tho right basis. Thorn is no question
who owns tho school buildings. Givo the owners direct, demouralic
nte of tho promises out of school hours.
ARMY UNIFORM FRAUDS.
INDICTMENTS against eleven army uniform contractors chargfd
with having embezzled or stolen from the United States Govern
ment fabrics of the npgregnte value of $r,000,000 point to a
eitrt of swindle from which all countries suffer in wnr time. Besulcs
'these clcveu, tncre arc said to bo fifty-two more clothinc manufdi'-
turers who will figure in future arresla and prosecution in connection
with Minilar clothing frauds.
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If, upon trial, theec men are found guilty, thoy doner vo the ucpui-
plnn- punishment which should be visited upon any man who dclib-
t-ratcly schemes to rob Iho Government under cover of tho n)0bt
HTiou and urgent need that can beset it. . "
a'-i .i i. i i .i .
et those who steal army cloth are not bad ns manufacturers
of nrmy eloth who try to skimp their contracts by substituting inferior
material. Tiie innn who Meals fabric meant fo'r nniformw s1.n,.t,i
li full. But' thf nrnntlfnPt.in.r wl,n
run.il ruuui in ui- nui ii uiu iiui urn
nnd trying conditions, ought lo face
it s r rom
'llW Itlf (0Kml(lllC(f01M to l,V) uoidn.
XVmni nmelllU to llrrll I'lllillrr iin
Ullnil. To t! Wttor uf Tl i:mr t V- i.J
Persons readme t 'if newpnpfis
with any degrco uf tlifirouliniMn will
note tho many varied hmwHtloiiH
which dally are made to the tlovern
mtnt or thosu In un otllplul capacity
either thiouKh the tentorial columns
er In lottern from, readurs. I have read
j-our columns with interest, apprccl
ntlne that your occdxional criticisms
wee written v,lth the underlying Idea
of flvlnj,' help. The unfortunatu part
ot It la that thcio teems to be no way
puta hor finger upon tho clement
success of the plan.
l.irn. m,t "
-....., or piijwr-
h jigmcrs uniior the most tcrriblo
a firing squad jvith n blank wall
uic rcnn o
of making certain that tho nersoni
who would l.o most benelltod by road.
Injr fluch helpful suBBcatlons will evor
Uo you not think It v.-oqld bo ost,.
bio for the Committou on I'ubllo lu
formntton to Includo a department on
Public Opinion so that uttlelals mlRlit
keep In touch with tlio tiend uf tho
public mind? Why nut have a do
paitment which would rotunier, class
tfy "lid distrlbnto to the proper per.
sons such Ideas us aio patriotically
Ktvtn by peoplo of consequenro nnd
which consist not to much of criti
cism ct of suscctlon? A. i), 12.
Still Fighting for Democracy
My M atnmonial Ch ances
Recording the Experiences of
a Young Girl of Thirty
By Wilma Pollock
CawUM. lf. t U '"' 1'uMliUlin Co. iThn Nw York Krnlu WitW),
NO. W How a Wig Changed One Romance
N tho post ten years!
whenuvor I linvo
hi'iird Jack niul
tulk of their friend
Wlllard Weston I
Imvo known hu wni'
u limn after my own
heiirt nnd I seeiutly
prnyod I would meet
lilm buforo hoiiki .hid
clun nmrrled lilm.
He hna been tn the
wilds building rail
roudn ever nlneo lie
wuh Kiadiiutod from
Itoaton Toh. ll ennui bnek recently
determined to 1 cumin In Now York
nnd enjoy life. A few weeks ubu
when 1 met him nt dinner at Made
liino'u, not only did I Inntnntly ad
inlro him, but tho nttinctlou wuh
mutual. Ho llntonod eaiferly to my
conversation nnd paid mo tlio nicest
compliments nbout myuelf. I feit llkn
u cphlnx nnd a. ilebutnnte. Ho told
Mnd sho wn n truo friend to lt lilm
' Im,,'t nw' slnco 110 h"(l uway'
j1'" M- w,,olu w"'l,11 J'"' cl,,,Jr
married or hecomo Bottled bores.
n don't want to bo an old foRy. i
oven intend to leant tho utent
Jancos." asserted win.
Naturally i offered to tea5 mm
nnd he tenderly answered: "Llttlo
Biri, don't make a ra.b promise, i
I my 1101,1 'ou ,0 "" 1 Ml P"Mtiveiy
minted that ovorythlne was proceed-
Not a week lator ho nkod mo If I
would so with him to Lake's D.mee
Studio. Ho had nrrniiRcd for prlato
lesdons and Prof. Lake told him to
brliiK a Blrl with whom ho could
prnctlso After four lessons Prof.
ITk pronounced him proticlent
enouirn to dancu with uuybody. Will
lUttennKly ald, "I'll never , bo nolo
to danco us woll with another Bill."
'I hen to Increase my happiness
fount l.owboskl, who ts palutliiK
Mad's jHirtnilt, nccuhid tickets for
herself and Jack and Will and mo for
tho "How Wow," tho exclusive at lists'
Manlike. Will wan bewildered about
Bettlns'a costume, so I offend to rent
olio for him. I upent'tw.i afternoons
vlhlthiB ten coktumers Ufore I found
a gyp)' suit to mntuli my dear lit t lo
RM'y uuocn costume which 1 h.id
gotten tofiothcr. Will waa dollffhted
with his milt and tbouirht I was the
prettiest Klrl At tbo ball.
At about 2 o'clock wo wcro havlnir
supper In tho cifo when tho inverses
huw a friend of theirs. "Is tho cW
with him his wlfo?" Will asked.
"No," s.ild Madclane. 'That Is his
sister, a widow. Jack, nsk them to
Join us. How that Chiucso costume
and black wIb do chanffo Mrs. Towno.
Sho la very blond, you know."
After wo roturnod to tho ball room
I did not dance with Will a grain. Tbo
hnndsomo young- widow qulto ab
sorbed his attention, I noticed that
ho danced pnrfectly with her and ap
parently had much to tell her. I
dancod with Mr. DerliiK and eomn
oldish frlcndo of ftla, whoso wives
woro "Just watching." Hut I kept my
eye on Will, who was foolishly allow
ing himself to become entangled by
tho willow's fascination.
When wo wero leaving at dawn,
Will said to Mrs. Towno, "Don't 'for
Bet, 1 o'clock to-day at tho Van Ho
Bent, minus tho wIb."
On tbo way homo I mentioned to
Will bis Interost In Mrs. Towno.
"Oh, ' bosh," ho answered, "sho
doesn't attract m in tho loait. I
Just want to pen what who looks llko
with blond hair."
It was n Saturday, nnd If only Mrs.
Towno had not worn n wIb to tho
ball, Will would have Invited mo to
luncheon nnd a matinee. I havo not
beard from him slnco. I wonder what
Mrs. Towno'u camoufl.iKo Is now?
Who said woman's curiosity la.
Rroatcr than man's?
Arctic Explorer Proves
Old Sayings False
TIIK Arctic explorer Stefansson
who M'Bht to know has
knocked tho f mnihf.'.on out
from under fceveral old sayliiBs
which had como to bo regarded as
so.ld facts, assertj Popular Sclcnco
Monthly. Anions other 'thlnsa ho
says nuthorltathol) that frost-hltes
cannot bo remedied by rubbliiB snow
on thorn; that there Is no harm In
eatlnK snow when you aro thlisty;
that Ksklmo Imusea aro well venti
lated and not K'tierally ill-smellluB'
and that In ins whole expeilonio
north of tho Arctic I'lrelo ho has
never om-iiunloied .inyihliiR ho lad,
to sudden or t dlseoncm-iini; aa a
lyplcui North Dakota bliziard.
i,,wr,,. By T. H. Cassel
(Tit Ne rori Emiiiii WorH,) J J' w
The J arr
By Roy L.
Ori)rl6t. 1P13. br the I'itm I'ublUMii
N the first of tho month I'm
going to turn over u new
leaf," said Mr. Jarr
"You should finvo done It on the
first of tho year," replied Mrs. Jarr.
"In that caso the reform would uow
bo aorao months In effect."
"I'm not talking; about reforrh
either," Mr. Jarr retorted. "That la.
not MY reform. If a lot of people
who think they nro bo very Kood
wero only an Rood 113 tho old man
they'd bo nil rlRht."
"Mennlnt; whom?" nskod Mrs. Jarr.
"Novor you mind whom," wan the
reply. "Hut I Just want to toll you
that I'm not going to stand for a lot
of things that aro going on around
"What's going on around bore?"
asknd Mrs. Jarr quickly.
Instinctively sho housed Mr. Jnrr
was trying to start something. In
such a caso what good wlfo but will
imp gladly first Into tho fray!
"Well, novor mind what," said Mr
Jnrr feebly! for ho realized when dls
sonslons occur In tho homo tho man
Bets tho worst of it.
"Hut I Insist on knowing!" snapped
Mrs. Jarr. "You havo mado somo
very queer remarks indeed! What do
you mean? Out with it!"
Thus goaded, Mr. Jarr took a stand
to fight for bis altars nnd his tires,
to protest against pickod-up codllsh
for father nnd hrolled lamb chops for
visitors, and other Indignities a hus
"Well," ho said sullenly, "I want
you to get that old battle axo out of
"What old battle axo? 1 don't un
derstand you!" retorted Mrs. Jarr.
".Mrs. Ciratcb', tho suffragette; Mrs.
Clratch, tho pacifist; .Mrs. Gratch, tho
hoboetto," said Mr. Jarr. "Sho gets
lamb chops In this houso when I get
salt codllsh. She is permitted to got
tho newspapers, llrst in tho front
room; she takes It easy on tho daven
on, tho only comfortable thing to
lay off on in tho hoube, Hho breaks
my new pipe. Uut even If sho didn't
I wouldn't bo permitted to smAko It,
so I want her thrown out."
"You forgot no, you don't forget
you say Mich things because you
KNOW Mrs. Gratch is my frlendl"
sniffed Mrs. Jarr. "Tho way ou net
Is enough to nwiko mo become a paci
fist, to! Wo"' perhaps Mrs. Gratch
Is right- If women were all Holalio
vlkts, "he nays, they could say and do
as they please, and no man would
daro crltlclao them."
"Thcro la no need for women to bo
Oo. (Th Ncn lock Efenli.i Wcukl),
Holshevilcl to bring that about," said
Mr. Jarr. "That's tho way It Is right
now. Women do and nny what they
plcaao and nobody dare crlttclso
"I know wnat rou aro arter," oald
Mrs. Jarr with falso calmness. "All
you aro trying to do Is to pick a
quarrel with mo so you can rush out
of tho house and toll your sympathiz
ing friends that your wlfo nags you;
that liho has bocomo a bashlbazouk
oss! Oh, that I should llvo to bo
called a bashlbaz0ukes.1l And right
In front of my children! Whero aro
tho chlldmn? Oh, yes, thoy'vo gone
to bod! Well, right In front of my
children, had they been prosent to
bo called a bashlbazoukcssl"
"I didn't call you anything of the
sort!" cried Mr. Jsrr in astonish
ment. "All I said was that I did not
want you to bo n. Uolshuvlkl like
Mrs. Gratch, who Is taking It easy
In tho front room on my davenport,
reading my evening papers, under
the light of my now reading lamp!"
"Ohl Oh! Oh!" Interrupted Mis.
Jarr. "To call me a bashlbazouk
ess!" "I deny ttl My dear, you are
really mistaken," jiloaded Mr. Jarr.
"I did call Mrs. Uratoh a Ilolshevikl.
I ncvor hoard tho other word."
"It's what thoy call tho puclflstn In
Kngland a dreadful name!" sobbed
"Now, we have nothing to do with
that," said Mr. Jnrr. "Hut, honest,
am I wrong in kicking about that
woman coming here nnd making her
self at home and stirring up trouble.
Why doesn't sho go to her own
"Ah, thero you see!" exclaimed Mrs.
Jnrr. "Shu lias no home. Sho mar
ried hor last murrlage Mr. Michael
Angclo Dlnkston, and ho used her
dreadfully; ran away from her, was
extravagant with tho housekeeping
money; waa never satlHltcd, no mat
ter how hard she worked; fussed with
her and nagged hor If alio was out
Into on business why, that dreadful
Dinkston made hor life a horror!"
"Ho did, did he?" cried Mr. Jarr.
"Well, I think I know whero to locate
Dlnkston. If you can havo he In tho
front room I'll havo bun In the din
"Don't do anything rash," said Mrs.
Jnrr. "You'll only drlvo her away.
Vat somo reason, Bho's terribly afraid
of him. lie always out-talks her!"
War Savings Songs
Thero onco wns a man with a quarter,
Who said "I've n very young daugh
ter; I'll buy her to-day
A Thrift Card, and pray
It will mako ber grow up as sho
Every Woman's . Awakening
CotijfUM. 191s. t7 Ujf IVm I'uMlthliK
iM aa extravagant wotuani
I am tlio woman who never woro overshoes brrauso It was "frumpy,
I am tho woman who ncvor
Oh, 1 am tho remnants of a "perfect Jadyl"
JJut you ought to sco mo NOW!
I am tho proud possessor ot a stout, atxong pair of "rubbora," whlojj
I wear oxer my atout, strong, commonscnao shoes. ,
I hare an umbrella that I carry lovingly "to koop off dcrmaa bomlM
And I havo rowed a eacrod vow: to wear cotton hose and my hut im
lon'o evening gowns and cheap little hats ,
Aa long aa the WAR lasts!
I hare learned to LUCK bread crusts and potato Jaokota and
And to turn out the electric lights when I'm not reading.
And there la no garbage pall In MY kitchen!
And I havo almost forgotten what a bumpy taxlcab foela llko! ,
But I havo bought a lot of Liberty Bonds, j
And I'm saving to buy MORE more than 1 can possibly afford " r
Without giving up all tho luxuries which I had como to regard si
When the next call come!
I am not boasting!
It Isn't altruism, nor pure patriotism, nor sweot, noble, eelfDacxtScot
It Isn't even conscience nor a senso of right and Jusllco '
It Isn't entirely tho thought of tho brave toys fighting "over there" i
for mo and tnlno and you and yours
That has made mo do theso things.
It's Just plain SELFISHNESS!
It's Juat hard, slmplo American common sense
Just Uie thought that I would rather pay a few dollars now
Than pay taxes to tho KAISER for the reat of my life!
The thought that I would rather do without sugar and chiffons anil
laws and luxuries NOW
Than do without food and clothing later on
That I would rather lend my OWN Government all I have now
Than pay $100 a month for a $20-flat,
And $7 a pound for butter, and $60 a pair for shoes as they are doluii
1 Ucrmauy to-day
In order to pay tho Kaiser's WAR DKBTS
And help buy Iron crosses
For the men who are trying to kin tho men who nre
Flghtln? for US!
And 1 say with my hand on my heart that
THAT Is what we shall bo doing for years and ycam and year; ,
If tho Kaiser wins this war!
And. after all, It's FUN, you know,
Every time you trudge out with an umbrella aud ovorshoej,
To say to yourself: . , j
"Well, this Is keeping the Germans off and hnlplug to euro 'ironoS
feet' for somebody 'over thero!"'
And every time you eat a potato skin or a "second cut," to think
"My! This tusteo like the sweets of VICTORY!"
You don't need patrlotlun to se
You Just need COMMON SENSE!
Time and Trouble Savers.;
For Office Workers
fn etwv morfffMt oOUn "short ctiM"
fo greater elHcienry arc frequently rfU
rorcrrd by the employee firmieliv.i.
The tnllouing deiHie.i. reprinted from
1'nmilnr Mechnnten. arc all notation tu
problem thought out bv (nvenftce ojjfce
67 rinri'Vutti mj Ring.
PEUSONS having to tlo a luio
number of packages or paresis
soon find that tlielr lingers bo-
come soro front
breaking tho heavy
cord In tho Usui''
manner by wrip
plng It around tu
finger to form -i
cutting loop, A
handy device, that
can bo easily mode, is ii string-cutting
ring fashioned from a hor.i-j-shoo
nail, as stoown. The point of
tho nail Is curled Into a hook, nnd
tho Inner edgo of the hook is sharp
ened. Tho string Is quickly lowed
around tbo hook and cut hy a slight
pull on tho freo end. The ring is
worn on Uie little linger.
"Will lie Back" Sign.
IN every largo ofllco whero many
nro employed tlmo often Is lodt
Hnswerlng telephone cnlls for men
who nro out Jf
!i Will "wTnl'rL
tho olllco. This
vice tells wh-n
each man ex
pects to bo bacn
at his desk..
Across tho top
of a 3 by 5 inch
tiling card Is let
tered "Will V'
Hack at," and
John J. Smltl.
below this is the name of tho man
for whoso una tho chrd Is Intended.
Two horizontal slits, I 1-2 Inches
long, nro cut In tho rulddlo of the
card about 1-3 Inch apart? as shown.
A fairly stiff pleco of paper abojt
8 Inches long Is slid through tho.io
silts. On this strip tho olllco hours,
divided Into half-hour periods, uro
Indicated. Tho ends of tho strip ar.i
pasted togethor, forming a support for
tho lgn. When John Bmlth Intends
to lcavo his desk at 10 A. M. for mi
hour, ho simply slides tho stiff paper
through tho two slits until "11 A. M."
appears on tho face of tho card. Vlits
device makes It unnecessary to bother
sovcrt-1 pcoplo to ascertain when 110
will bo back.
Co. (Tin .W lurk Ctesln Wurld).
carried un umbrella becauso-an um
brclla Isn't "smart,"
And "It Is so easy to call a taxtCAb if It ralas, nljr
I am the woman who wore "nothing but silk" j
And laughed at tho Idea of making over last soa
son's evening gown.
I am tho woman who had my breakfast In bod at
10 o'clock u
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uu uuvcr wom inio us Kiicuen,
And thought It "stingy" to watch tho grocery blllA
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Serviceable Typewriter Coxefl
ATrPEWTtlTER cover that wJU
keep out tho dust better thafl
wiu nvorago ruo" nr fiuciuua
cover can easily
be mado out of 11
few thin boards
and a large elnet
of heavy card-1
board. Tho side:
A of tho cover nn I
mndo of two 3-8
Inch boards. Tho
front nnd back pieces 13 uro mado o
similar strips, 3 Inches wide. Th
latter pieces nro nailed between t'o
sidepleces, as shown, Tho cardboard;
Is cut to tho proper width and lentn
to fully cover the front, top and bad:
of tho framework. Dampen tho card
board with a wet Bponge, bo that lt
will conform to tho curves of tho
wooden sides. Using email flat'
headed tacks, fasten It along thq
edges. When tho top Is tacked, tuidj
all rough edges trlmmod off, heavjl
paper of strong cloth should bo
glued over tho cover to mako u
smooth Job and cover the tnck heads,
after which a coat of paint or var
nlsh may bo applied to make 1'nq
cover match the desk,
Backing Impressions. !
WHUUE tracing pnpor, or trac
Ing cloth, Is to bo used for
blueprint reproduction oC
typewritten text, It Is doslrablo that
tho Impression bo mado on both sldos
of tho sheet. A tlmcsa'vlng kink h
to toll a sheet of carbon paper
around tho platen with tho carbon
side exposed. Tho 6ho(ts aro then
placed in tlio typewriter In iho usual
manner, and each ono Is given a
Simple Coin Mailer.
A CONVENIENT method of mail
ing a coin largo or small
so inai ii win not suae aoouT,
Is shown In fio
sketch. A sheet
of ordinary let
ter paper Is iiaod,
making It un
necessary to cut
c a r d b o nrd, nr
os Is usual ii
Buch' d o v t c 0 s.
The coin Is fold-
cu inio vno sneet, the various tUi4
In the process being indicated, In Cad