Newspaper Page Text
cLITere at th otfe at6d w --mnt Din. .
oft- UUSN besi UAMno
.acend-elas. saan saftter
-- @N Y A L. 1
TIMnW ~m aT .#VAV
A and O h E h Ot Y
F st printg r . oft~ an orgnmpo m rt esa
for The ... Wahn "o Hald.s
Dafty and Sa* .821111 BY Mat
He' truly .... fre inn this
Dally. witboutft~dy' -...66tpus'oif
Oed world oL pPrerejdc
sho'd do" the yokotie WaaflstOs sX Q
Of his own saterfsnes
MONDJAY. ApRIL S. 1916.
A Une Wo' Chtr Each Day o' the Yemi.
BY JOHN -KENDRICK BANGS.
First Pristil Of a original d m; wrttO 4*11
Som Tpr Washtiino Heaid.
fe's truly free in this
Old world of prejudice
Who's doffed the yoke and stress
Of his owrn selfishness;
Who's turned his heart and mind
To service of his kind;
And even finds in pain
Some portion of true gain
If by that pain he knows
bi e's eased som neighbor's woes.
Strange as it may seem, statistics show that
there is no abnormal increase in divorces im
niediately following leap year.
The high cost of living problem seemns to be
*i.ing way to that of the high cost of automo
Trhere is still a demand that the tariff be
taken out of politics. This might be a good thing
to do. as the tariff has taken so many men out
According to the dispatches a barber has
shased off Villa's mustache and a surgeon has
saved off one of his legs. If the remnant eventu
ally falls into thc hands of the "gringoes," who
will identify it
( 'e of the speakers at the banquet of the
Ceorgian, of \\ ahington took the opportunity
to condemn lynching in the State; and he ad
miit:cd. too, that what Georgia needs is a gover
nor wiho will capture and condemn the lynchers.
JI-rey City motorien and conductors have
arpealed to the street car company for protec
tion again-t labor agitators who are trying to
inducc then to btrike, though they have no
grierances or comrplaints to make. It's so hard
to do anything for the downtrodden wage earner.
A. the result of three weeks of recruiting
.:.;o men have bei added to the United States
atmv. .\ call for solunteers would be an alto
get! r different tihinz. but Mr. Bryan may as
u elI :nter hIs th'ory that an army of a million
nun could be r hc between sunrise and sunset
alonz oith hi, itrto-f notion.
C:rzens of tl rural districts of Northern New
York have come:--ed to the public service
com:iion tht !I; nmen carry on such pro
tracted conversation- over the telephones that thel
line, are practicaly useless for other purposes.
The custom of making afternoon cafls by phone
is 3o: confed to rur:d New York, but we should1
like to sec any on- t- to put a stop to it.
\\ o-d has co:. :' Washinton "on reliable
authrr.ty" that (II: laj. Gen. Leonard Wood
or l. dniurl _ Jan., . president of the'
Uni%, rity of u !,-. %ould be satisfactory tol
Col. Roosevelt _ :; Republican candidate for
Presidunt. It bin, to look a, if the conven-1
tion ill base u te a job on hand if it under
tak,, to satisfy toth the Colonel and any con
sidrable onbet of -c people, unless, of course,
it fece, the honor toen the Colonel himself.
- 'm , hat 1'\, -card about Sing Sing I'm
sure Id ''k- it." iniate of the Blackwells
Jini .huuhone, si to tic judge after pleadingl
grl!:. to tile chaos breaking into the store
ho5, of the instit-ton. ile added that lie was
tired O the ahn -,e and wuld like to b.c
cnte-cd to Sing g for life, or as long as
pcvAc. Sing Sito has been sosuccessful in
pasro its patron, that it is surprising rmore of
ou- abl institultioni makitng a specialty of enter
tarnmg long-termi guests aire not mnodeled after it.
Th- exact sensation experienced by a ship's
Crew whlen a stranger suddenly appears among
themt, flourishing tistols and threatening to touch
o a few bonbs if anry oneC annioys hint, may not
be fairly analyzed from a distance, but just the
same it is to be doubted whether the lone pilate
of the Matoppa could have -compelled a ship's
company of husky arid alert Yankees to signal
to the shore for aid in subduitng him. We arc
inclined to believe that someC one would at least
have discovered a w ay to turn the hose on him
from a hatchway.
Secretary Lansinig is represented by some of
the Washington corresPondents as using his in
fluence with the Presidenlt to obtain impartial
treatment for all belligerenlt nations. It is stated
that "if Secretary Lansing's counsel is heeded,I
there will be a stiffcning in the attitude of the
Unitedl States toward Great Britain." This is
quite incomprehensible Germfaniy has murdered
ocre than a handred of our citzens and is con-i
~ig her imriderous attacks in defiance of our
of gEest; but to show our impartiality
stiffenig of our attitude towardl
The record of the Police department for tiety
days of last month shOwing that a total of 471
motorists were arrested proyes not only discrimli
nation but that the trafic regulations and the
method of enforcing them are failures. The daily
average of arrests of operators of motor vehicles,
including apotorcycles, is slightly under sixteen,
and a single observant pedestrian could not fail
in a day's travel to discover a greater number of
violations of the traffic rules, as they are now
written. Probably not one-tenth of those who
disregard the regulations in the course of a day
are arrested. The superintendent of police ad
mits that his instructions to his men are to pay
particular attention to reckless drivers, and not
to be too' eager to make arrests for technical
violations. Under the present regulations this
order is sensible and commendable, eve% though
it invites discrimination on the part of the police,
and in any event, leaves too much to their dis
cretion. But in addition policemen are quoted as
saying that they hesitate to arrest the drivers of
commercial vehicles,, because they realize that
many of these drivers are compelled by their
employers to pay their own fines, and are unable
to afford it. So, while there is ample evidence
of discrimination,'it appears to be a highly neces
The arrest of 471 persons in thirty days, com
prising but a small percentage of those who vio
lated the regulations may be regarded as con
clusive proof of the impracticability of those regu
lations. It is not reasonable to suppose that even
the comparatively few actual offenders who were
arrested deliberately invitedPolice Court fines, and
it is the almost unanimous testimony of careful
and conscientious motorists that they are com
pelled to break the traffic rules every day.
Obviously there is something wrong with regu
lations which, though only erratically enforced,
lead to the arrest of 471 persons in a month, and
which it is a physical impossibility to obey.
In justice to the District Commissioners and
the superintendent of police it must be said that
they evince eagerness to co-operate with the
owners and operators of motor vehicles in an
effort to find a remedy for present annoying and
unsatisfactory conditions, and it would seem that
a frank and friendly exchange of views ought to
result in a solution of the problem in the form
of new regulations or radical amendments to the
Washington has the advantage of broad streets,
and traffic has not yet become so dense as to
demand drastic measures for its control. It cer
tainly must be quite possible to safeguard the
lives and limbs of pedestrians and the rights of
all who use the public streets without arresting
471 persons in thirty days while 'many more of
fenders are permitted to escape. It has in fact
been argued with some reason that the really
dangerous offenders, those who fail to adjust
their speed to the surroundings, escape the pen
alty more frequently than those who are guilty
of mere technical infractions that do not threaten
the public safety. At any rate recent occurrences
and agitation indicate clearly that the regulations
are not adapted to present conditions. Traffic
rules that leave nothing to the discretion of the
police may not be possible, but there is room
for great improvement. Plainly the need is for
regulations that will protect the interests of all
concerned, that motorists will be able to observe,
under all save the most extraordinary circum
stances, and that will therefore command re
spect, and that may be enforced without discrimi
nation. The formulation of such rules should noti
be a difficult task if undertaken in the right way
by the right men.
Street Car Fares and Transfers.
Representatives of the Federation of Citizens'
Associations are to confer with the Public Utili-i
ties Commission next Thursday upon the con
solidation of the two street railway corporations
of Washington, a project advocated by certaini
of the civic organizations in the belief that such
consolidation would result in a saving to thel
public in the cost of transportation, through thei
issue of free transfers from any street car line
in the city to any other. The commission hav
ing already decided that it is within its power to
authorize but not to compel such-consolidation,
the citizens will not be able to progress until
the stockholders of the railway companies agree'
to the project. Presumably, therefore, the ap
proaching conference is merely for the purpose of
accertaining the views of the Public Utilities
Commission as a guide to determining whether
consolidation may be expected to confer substan
tial benefits upon the community.
First among the important considerations
which the plan involves is whether universal1
transfers would not render just and necessary
the charging of a flat 5-cent fare, and if so
whether the aggregate result would be a saving
or a loss to the public as a whole. It must
not he forgotten that while the pay of labor and
all the operating expenses of - the roads have
steadily advanced Washington still enjoys the
exceptional advantage of six rides for 25 cents.1
It is doubtful whether the roads operated sepa
rately could institute economies in operation
sufficient to enable them to contin'ue to pay fair,
and moderate dividends should their revenues
be reduced by requiring them to issue free trans
fers one to the other. Therefore it would seemi
to be a question of whether consolidation wouldl
permit a saving in operating cost large enough'
to meet the loss entailed by the extension of,
the transfer privilege to the whole system. If
not, the flat 5-cent fare would appear to be
inevitable. Before undertaking a serious cam
paign for consotidation it is for the ~eitizens to
make careful calculation to determine in which
direction their material interests lie.
Dkd er 3..?
Could it be possible that the guacharo or "little
devil" discovered by the Colonel in the West
ladies ss not a bird at all, but a articularly
mahgnant type of Presidential bec--Zfew Yoric
r.sr . 7 = .
Is her N aty Va" of 06, agour Umi
from b'dening, of being sure that our-minds are
alke and healthy? Perhaps we can learn from
observiug those whoperform the feat. Invaslabty
they will be Wound to be abreast of the ines.
It does not folow that they will be in the thick
of the competitive struggle. On the contrary,
they may seem to be far away from competition.
They thrive out of business as well as in busi
ness. Their secret is not a matter of place or of
circumstance. It is essentially of the spirit. They
know how to live. They nay indeed be said to
be the great artists in living. Every waking in
stant they are alive and happily energising. In
variably they will be seen to care less .for them
selves than for others.
They prove the truth that life is a paradox.
The less they seek for themselves, the more they
get. And the more they give the more they
have. Theirs is the supreme magic. They make
us see the truth of the fable of Aladdin's lamp.
'In other words, the whole secret of living is
caring about living. With practice caring de
velops. As one grows older living becomes a
finer art, with increasing rewards. A clue may be
found in the old Latin saying, "Nothing human
is foreign to me," and in the definition of what
is human there must be included the implication
of -the divine.
The man that keeps abreast of the timies keeps
abreast of all time. He is the inheritor of all the
ages. If he is willing to take the best he finds
it waiting to be taken and holding out its arms.
Goethe's saying, that a man gets from travel
what he takes, applies to all living. The mind
turned to ivory is already dead. Multitudes of
dead people are walking about in the world. Per
haps some of us are among them. A little con
cern about the question may, in itself, be an as
surance of life and a warning.
Can we learn to care about living? If we
ask the question we show that we already care.
But it is not enough to ask and to sink back
again. We must examine and work.
As we grow older we are continually remind
ed of the problem's practical aspect. In recent
years it has been presented by the world with an
insistence almost heartlessly cruel.
By misquoting Dr. Oler, the newspapers
spread an unwholesome thought through the
world, that the usefulness of a man was likely to
be impaired after the age of 40. Instantly, thou
sands of men, engaged in the competitive strug
gle, 'were seized with fright. Those who allowed
themselves to stay frightened accepted another
handicap. Those who took measures for self
protection turned a bad thought into a healthy
All business men know the importance of keep
ing abreast of the times. Around them they see
disasters resulting from falling behind. The man
who is alive to the new ideas has the best chance
of reaching the head of the procession, provided,
of course, he has initiative and energy. Those
who look calmly on, recognizing what is true and
failing to react, are among the most pathetic ex
amples of inefficiency. It is not enough to see.
It is necessary to do.
Of recent years there has been a notable
change in business, all the more remarkable be
cause it is not commercial, but ethical. The bus
iness man of today who is merely competitive, is
falling behind in the procession. The tricks that
once might have established success would be
far more likely to establish failure now
The business men who aren't quickened by the
new spirit are giving themselves up to decay.
War Since 1450.
Dr. Frederick Adams Woods, in his pains
taking attempt to answer the question, "Is War
Diminishing?" gives us a statistical table show
ing that since 1450 the European nations have
spent approximately half their time in waging
war. Have they sacrificed half of their wealth?
Who knows? We do not even know whether
by systematic research it would be pqssible now
to learn even roughly what the sacrifice has
been. * * * But it is time to begin research,
determined, costly, scientific, exhaustive, to ascer
tain, in the scientific man's sense of the word,
what is the cause, or what are the causes of war.
Until this research has brought forth a positive,
unimpeachable result, our efforts to prevent war
are likely to be but sentimental and visionary.
An Astonishing Outcome.
The removal of the name of William Jennings
Bryan from this season's list of Chautauqua
speakers is an astonishing outcome of recent
historioal events. ''he general public had be
lieved that, whatsoever might be the shortcoi
ings of the Silver Tongued Orator of the Platte
and Platitudes as a statesman, diplomatist and
permanent Presidential aspirant, he wotld remain
always persona grata to those intellectuals who,
when half the world was rushing into war, ap
plauded his famous lecture upon the near ap
proach of universal peace. But like the worm,
it is evident Chautauquans, tunder certain circum
stances, may turn.--New York Sun.
The Fight for Gasoline.
The autonmobile men who have organized to
produce gasoline, announce that "it is not the
purpose to disturb tihe great oil industry by re
sorting to destructive miethods of competition,"
so it may be assumed that there will be no such
running amuck as will result in tile ultimate con
sumer getting a chromo with each gallon; but,
for all that, it looks as if there might be some
proceedings that will hold the interest of the
Standard for a while.-Indianapolis News.
All Soldier andia Good On..
It is to be hoped that the congratulations
which have been sent to G;en. Pershing and Col.
Dodd were hearty and the recognition of the
gallant colonel, who, acting as a brigadier gen
eral, commanded the column which struck Villa
in Mexico will be prompt.
A man in his 64th year, almost ready to re
tire, who leads his troops fifty-five miles in
seventeen hours through rough cotintry, fights
a brilliant action and then continues the pursuit
is worthy the best traditions of the United
States cavalry.-New York Herald.
A woman in Rapid City, South Dakqta, is run
ning for mayor, with the announced exclusive
object of having the road fixed in front of her
house. Until .women get rid of such detrimental
frankness, their success in politics is not to, be
anticipated. Men feel the same way, but never
han=thei herts pontheir aleere.-Bok
......-..-.-...-.-- ..---. -Ol,.
PabKkd by a spreiel arr ,,
The McClure Nc
(Copyright, 1901. 1902,
(Copyright. 191fi, by Mecl
Speelal Netiee-,.l e arlesad are fly
imparse a menere emaity for intringi
Everywhere throughout the South
agents of the Freedmen's Bureau practi
cally made the law which should in fact
govern the negro and determine his re
lation to his employer.
It was a Bureau of the War Depart
ment; its head was a general of the
army; and its agets were for the most
part army oMoers.
In many instances they were men of
fine purpose and Unimpeachable integ
rity. manly and anxious to do what was
right and just to all concerned; but in
many other instances they were men of
petty temper, fond of using arbitrary
power very masterfully. and glad upon
occasion to use it for the utter humilia
tion of the southern white men with
whom they dealt. Sometimes they were
actually corrupt, and apt at every prac
tice which promised them either added
authority or private gain.
Their powers, under the Act of Con
gress, were in effect unlimited. They
interfered with the processes of the
courts; constituted themselves judges
of every matter, whether of law or pol
icy, that affected the negroes; made con
tracts for them and released them from
their obligations at will; prescribed the
services they should render and the
wages they should receive; ignored and
set at naught every provision of State
law which touched the action or the
privileges of the freedmen; and, for good
or ill. to fulfill their duty or to please
themselves, were masters of the situa
But that was what the congressional
leaders had planned and expected. It
did not lessen their irritation that the
southern legislators had been in large
part unsuccessful in what they had at
tempted to do.
When at last the long recess was over,
therefore, and the houses once more as
sembled (December 4, 165), it at once be
came evident that they had come to
gether in a mood to irsist upon their own
Way of settling southern affairs.
The names of all the States that had
seceded were omitted in the roll call.
As soon as possible after the orgariza
tion of the House. a joint committee of
fifteen, consisting of nine representatives
and six senators. was set up to take
The Herald's Army i
Latest and Most Complete News e
By E. B. JOHNI'.
The army made a new record in send
ing troops to the border under recent
orders issuel by the War Departme.t.
Naturally the department officials are
not advertising the rapidity with whiRh
the troops were mobilized from many
scattered posts and dispatched to the
border. Many of the organizations were
on their way before the announcement
was made that they aere to move. Im
mediately after the Columbus raid Gen
Funston was advised that all the troops
in the United States were at his dis
posal and he was authorized to order
them to the border through the depart
mental commanders without communi
cating with the War l'epartment.
This accounts for the fact that Maj.
Gen. Hugh . Scott was one of the last
to be advised that the Fifth Cavalry
had been ordered to the border from Fort
Myer, although the general resides at
the fort. Even the general's own son
Lieut Scott had been ordered to the
border before lie knew it and the gen
eral learned of the movement of the
troops when his son came in to say
goodby to Mrs. Scott.
All of the organizations moved with
the precision and the rapidity that the
belligerents did at the beginning of the
European wac The officers had been
studying the movements of the Euro
pean armies and were prepared to take
the field for a long camaign the min
ute they received the order. The rail
roads were never better prepared and
there was no delay In furrishing trans
portation facilities for the troops. Regi
ments and small organizations went for
ward from Forts Russell. Wyo.; Sheri
dan, Ill.; Leavenworth. Wan.; Myer, Va.:
Oglethorpe, Ga.. and other stations with
such promptness that some of them were
at Gen. Funston's disposal before he
An example of the preparedness of the
army and the railroads was shown at
Fort Russell. where two big systems had
passengers and freight cars assembled
for the entire Twenty-fourth Infantry to
entrain InsIde of twenty-four hours after
the orders were issued. At other posts
the servIce was equmally prompt and sat
isfactory. The railroads could have
transported twIce the number of troops
in the same time had they been avail
able. In this connection attention is
called to the fact that the distance that
the troops moved was equal to that of
the Russian army. Had Russia anything
like the railroad service this country
has, It would have been an even greater
factor In the European war.
Maj. Smidley D. Butler. who will be
appointed commandant of the Hlaytlan
gendarmerie, is In Washington confer
ring with the Secretary of State and
Secretary of the Navy relatIve to the af.
fairs of the island. As soon s the bill
now pending in the House is passed the
gendarmerie will be organized. Aside
from Maj. Butler the following off oers
will be detailed to the new force; Capt.
A. S. Williams, U'. 5. M. C.; ('apt. R. 0.
Underwood. U. 8. M. C.; Capt. P. F.
Archer. A. Q. M., U. S. M. C.; P. A. Sur
geon F. X. Koltes, First Lieut. John
Miarston third. U1. 5. M. C.; First Lieut.
A. A. Undergrist, UI. S. M. C.; Asasist
ant Surgeon J. T. Borden and Assistant
Surgeon J. T1. Boome, tU. S. N.: Flret
Lieuts. T. S. Clarke. U. S. M. C.; C. G3.
Sinclair. U. S. M. C.: Second Lieuts. A.
Hf. Turnage, U. S. M. C.; H. P. Tor-rey.
Ur. 8. M. C.; L. E. Fagan, C. S. M. C.;
R. E. Brumbaugh, U'. 8. M. C.; D. Hi.
Miller, U. S. M. C.: R. t). B. Burweil,
tr. 8. M. C.; 0. E. O'Neill. U. 8. U. C.;
L L. Davis, U. S. M. C.; DeW. Peck, U.
S. M. C.
The following enlisted men of the Ma
rine Corpe will be made first leutenanta
of the Gendarmerie. Quartermasters aer
geents Edwin P. McCauley. WIlliam A.
Mc~inley, Frank L. Bride. Chas. A. Pea
nsinkton, Gunnery Sergeants Theodore G.
Laitach,. Cal Ivenson, Patrick F. Kenley,
Thoms 1. -Magoy, Silas M ank~
qest whek ?ke Prsident Shreugh
by Harper & Brothers.)
Lre Newspaper Syndicate.)
preteeted under the espyright lawN. whteb
ment by use either entire or Be pa'L
charge of the business of the houses in
the matter of reconstrpction.
It was commissioned to make thorough
inquiry into the condition of affairs at
the South and to advise Congress what
action it should take with regard to the
readmission of the southern States to
There was no need that it should be in
haste to report. The houses had already
in effect adopted the view of Mr. Thad
deus Stevens: that the secession of the
southern States had suspended all Fed
eral law. whether of the constitution or
of statute, so far as they were concerned;
that only the law-making and war
making branch of the federal govern
ment. the Congress itself, could authori
tatively declare that law In force again:
and that It might and should refuse to
do so until itself satisfied of the absolute
submission and unqtualified obedience of
th, rebellious communities.
There vvas every reason, If the Presi
dent meant to stand in Its way, why
Congress should keep for the present its
omnipotent party majorities. Each
house, as it stood. had a Republican ma
jority large enough, and compact enough.
if it came to a struggle with the Presi
dent, to override any veto he might ven
ture to interpose to check its action.
Should the southern States be readmit
ted to representation as they stood, un
der the President's reconstruction, they
would quite certainly send Democratic
members to swell the ranks of the party
which had, in its convention of 154, de
lared the war a failure, and would rob
the war party of its predominance. For
they must be accorded an increased rep
The slaves, now that they were free,
must all be counted in apportioning rep
resentation: and yet the whites only
It was that view of the future of party
polities that had led Mr. Sumner to de
clare, even before the actual struggle of
the war was over. that "the cause of
human rights and of the Union needed
the ballots as well as the maskets of the
colored man;" and the leaders of the
houses had no mind to yield their com
plete power until they had won their
Temerrw, -A DeSant Ezeeuttve."
md Navy Department
,f Service and Personnel Published
Miller. Edward E. Vine, Frank Vedier.
'harles E. Kinney. Martin Reid. Fred
erick C. Baker. Julius V. leclere, John
V. Fitzgerald-Brown and John Grant.
Those who will be made second ileuten
ants are (Gunnery Sergeants Charles A.
Ingram and Louis Le;all. Sergeants John
Standford. William i_ Wood. Gorge i.
Lyman. Gurdon F. Charsha, Louis Pffel
fer, Joseph R. Wedor, Corporals Henry
C. Stallworth, laurence Bolle. Eugene
Moller. John A. Wooton. Roland H.
Smith. Wilson Stevenson. Harry F. Koch
ersperger. Napoleon Byro. Ernest S.
Conn. Eben A. i~mth, Frederick Hottes
heimer, jr., William H. Hackler. Claud
0. Woodruff, Stephen H. Shafer, John
P. Kelly. Simon E. Boyd. Sam McGlof
lin. Privates John A. Htis. Evermont
G. Walters, fSamu I D. Jenkins. .lohn P.
Cunnaughten. Roger E. Kirchhoff. Knut
B. Cato. Otto Poanid.
Probational Second Lieut. tisar Ott.
Kuentz, engineer .orps. has been made
a permanent second lieutenant. having
served his Probational period and passed
the required examination. When his
permanent -ommission is issued to him
it will be dated April 1. 191-,. and he will
be promoted immediately to tirst lieu
tenant. effective December 11. 'nder the
regulations, when the appointint of a
probational second :iutenant is mad(
permanent. it dates from hi entrance
into the service.
As the result of the appointinment of Col.
William M. Black, chief of engine'rs with
the rank of brigadier general. Lieut. Col.
Mason M. Patrick will ie promoted.
Maj. M. L. Walker is promoted vw" Pat
rick Capt. -ia.x C. Tyler vice Walker,
and First Lieut. Albert 11, Arthir xice
Not satisfied that he was ditng hi.t fu;:
duty to his country in merely tiling th'
columns of his newspaper with Prepared
ness pleas, William G. Gleame. ceior of
the Bethel Ohio) Journal. hso volun
teered his services in time of wa. and
has requested that he be assiened as
private tn the ranks of the United States
Editor Greamoe scrved an elistment
with the 'Sea Soldiers'' sonme years ago,
and is thoroughly trained for either sea
or land duity. Mi. Gen. Barnett. com
manding the United States Marine Corps,
has gladly accepted the proffered ser
vices of the pattiotic editor and w'ill
call him to the e'.ors if ever the need
Dogs for Red Cross Work.
Capt. tG't'ton .ihston. of the Eileventh
Cavalry, recently tiresented to the army
medical department aix dogs of a breed
used in foreign armies for Red Cross
work, and the surgeon general accepted
the gift. The animnirs were sent to Fort
Ethan Allen, Vt.. and the commanding
officer of ambulance company No. 6 atI
that place was directed to care for and
Then was presentted the question of
drawing rations fnr the dogs, it being
found they required six quarts of milk
and fotir loaves of bread daily. An effort
was made by the medical officers to ob
tain an allowance of :2 cents per day
per dog, to he provided Ott of the appro
priation for "forage for horses * *
land other draft and riding animals."
It was held that this could not be
done and also that the contingent fund
of the army was not available for the
purpose, since no emergency existed.
The Secretary of War hat' approved the
r'eoommendation of the chief of the
moblie army division that, unless the
toedical department can maintain these
dogs without expense to the govermnent
-which the comptroller now says is im-'
possible-they he returned to the donor.
The Brgail nut tree does not bean to
beea' fruit until it attains the age of fifty
jears or thereabouts, and continues to
iroduce crops intermittently; trees known
1 s halandteda of years old have aro.
(Copyright. 1914, by the McC
Eugene F. Kinkead, former New Jersey
oOngressman. who acquired fame a while
ago. as The Fearless Fighting Sheriff. by
the courageous manner in which he per
monaUy handled the strike riots at Pater
sen. is als' a fearless practical joker.
Kinkead came back to Washington re
cently ON a little visit. lie fell In with
two of his old congressional cronies.
Charlie Smith and Dan Driscoll. of Buf
falo. Driscoll used to be an undertaker
and Is a jovial soul. He told a ,umber of
highly amusing stories and made the
others laugh so hard that they persuaded,
him to take them to a restaurant on
Pennsylvanla avenue where they could sit
and eat and laugh all they wanted to. By
fattering Driscoll In this way, about the
excellence of his funny stories, they got
him to agree In advance to take care of
the dinner check with scarcely any diffi
culty at all.
The three were about to enter the res
taurant when Kinkead happened to see
a peanut stand over by the curb and in
sisted on buying three sacks of peanuts
making, as you can easily see. one sack
apiece for the entire party. 'rlscoll and
Smith frankly did not care for peanuts,
especially as they were about to have a
lot of more expensive stuff to eat, but
Kinkead was determined to have his pea
nuts-simply because. as he explained. he
had always bought peanuts when attend
ing a fair or circus, or ball game, or en
joying any kind of holiday. He was glad
to be back in Washington once more in
11ch good compathy and listening to Dris
coll's merry chat, that it just naturally
seemed as if peanuts were necessary to
round out the gala spirit of the occasion.
Kinkead had just finished tucking his
own sack of peanuts into his overcoat
pocket-still 'huckilng good-humoredly at
one of Driscoll'a droll quips-when he
happened to see something over on the
Fidewalk that attracted hip attention. It
was an Englishman who looked exactly
like an Englishman. He was ail fixed
up in his best spats, carried a thin little
cane, and had a funny walk. Kinkead
smilingly picked a peanut from his pocket
and shot it with his thumb right into
the Englishman's face.
The Englishman paused, scratched his
face with his index finger. and looked
around. Whereupon Kinkead, with as
tonishing markmanship, shot still another
peanut Into hie face At that the Eng
lishman stalked over to Kinkead and
"I s'y, what do you mean by that.'
*What d,. I mean by what"' inquired
Kinkead, with child-like innocence, at
the ame time abeent-mindedly shooting
another peanut Into the face of the
"You dirty loafer'" -lously comment
ed the Englishman.
A crowd gathered. expecting to see a
"I wlsh %ou would tell me." pl~asantlv
inquired Kinkesd. as he &hot another
peanut-this one striking the man's fore
head-what it is that you are talking
The Englishman was too Infuriated to
put up much of a fight then, tut he was
nevertheless on the point of taking some
drastic action, when a policeman came
up. It happened that the policeman
recogrized Kinkead as a former member
"What's up?" he asked
"This man's crazy-has queer halluel
natiors." exp:ained Rinkn-ad. mrore in
pity thI In ainger.
"What A the matter with AT, st-rnly
asked the cop of the Englishman.
"This fellow hit me." blurted out the
"Wh t did he hit you with"'
"With a-with a peanut." the English
mat f:0*- red. I, mad and astonished to
give .u-id explanation.
' ''' c it in Kirkead. "le's nutty,
pol, fellow-talking about somebody
comingz up and hitting him with a pea.
nut " It teally did not sound plaustbie.
"Yet." nodded the cop. And then to
Tookee .ere, fellow. You beat It quick
ant quit your foolishness or I'll arrest
And the ErglIshman hastened out into
the street after a car.
As he went, he looked back and hurled
this retort at Kinkead:
"Well. you blarsted ruffian. you didn't
get me arrested. anyhow."
Congressman John Arthur Elston. of
Berkeley. Cal.. rarely if ever eats an
applb. The eight of a pretty. rosy
ch-ked apple fills him with deep mental
angiash. This aversion of Elston's to
apples dates back to his boyhood
When he was a mere lad. Ilton and
HiA brother attended an academ- of Ahi- h
their father was the rrin-ipal. Th:s
necessitated a much more exemplary be
havior on their part than was noti
able in any of their classmates Poten
tialy. there was just as much ms-hi f
in the Elston boys as in an, of the ot hers.
h-it they found it inexpedient to toll. I
their natural instincts, and on alt
batting average they had reords ik.
the hero of a Westminster leaflet.
Whenever any of the ' h- r hoys in
the little town a ished to go out And
play inl the evening. or go 1n any kind
of dubious excur-slon. they mtade it a
point to mention to their relents that
they wished to join the Eleton hoys That
lies nearly always en open sesame, for
the Elston lads were known to prac
tically every parent In the town as Yery
Gjood Boys. It was believed that their
presence in ans- crowd Itwould insure
proper observan-e oIf the proprieties.
One suimmer a little catmping Ilarty was
arranged. In the crowd wlere two or
three V'ery Bad Boys who had been al
lowed to go. only after their parents
had been positively assured that the
Elston boys were to be along.
After the camping party was estab
lishen off In the country a serious disa
greenment arose over lertain matters of
daIly routine. One of the chief Issues
was the question of who should wash
the dishes. There were two factions, the
Good Boys, headed by the Elston broth.
era, and the Bsd Boys. The dispute
rea:-hed a point where the Good Boys
aerted to beat up the Bad Boys and
seek to take control of the campt with
especial reference to the'commissary de
partment. When the fight had died down
somewhat it wa, found that the two
factions had grabbed what they' could
In the way of supples, and the result
was a 50-50 victory. Por example, the.
Good Boys had the entire store of pots
toes, but the Bad Boys had all the flour.
One side had bread and no jam, the other
side jam but no bread.
An agreement was drawn up by which
the two factions should keett what they
had In their possession, and everybody
pledged himself by solemnly crossing his
heart not to disturb anybody eise in
the enjoymnent of any supplies won in
the heat of battle. On that halis the
two factions dwelt almost side by side
for several days. glowering beck and
forth, but keeping their word not to dis
turb one another's supplies.
Now. John Arthur Elm. future state.
ma. ad had af Gna m m~-r was
EAL AND NAL
iUre Iewepaper Stadieate.1
tood Of aPptee. Tie mtu e huewd
two. he thoght-a1tepther toe amueh
conamed to mere apees. It occurred to
him that a ftw appied would give a lit
tIe needed set to their bill of fare. NO
recalled an orchard about a mile and a
half 4way, and snggted to =om. et the
others among the Good aoms twit th
go and rob the hel.. traos. The ether
readily appreciated that he bad hIt en
an excellent scheme and they set erth.
It was a perticularly delectable hard
that they found. and Ett.s thsugt It a
shame to take Only what woulid e in
their pockets. At hS eSt.loa they
tied strings about the bottom of their
trousers. fust above the shoetope. and
began to drop app les to at the walet Ha.
until the entire available Pspc w"s ec
cupled by apples. Each trouser e Was
a little cornuoepla of plenty.
Then the proprietor of the orchard hap
Pened along. Elston and the reot of the
Good Boy, started to run. but they were
handicapped and hampered not a little
by the necessity of having to mOve tiff
legged hecause of the many apples Pack
ed above and below and ItounibtelY
about their knees.
They endeavored to convince the or
chard proprietor that they were really
boys of high character and standing im
their home community. forced to pick up
a few apples off the ground by fcree of
circumstances. But the orchard man felt
that it would be well to put them through
n course of treatment that would tend to
prote(t his orchard in future He hos
rpitably insisted that each bo- pause and
eat an even dozen apples while he stood
guard to make ertaln there was no
Elstor for , ne did not succeed in cor
pleting his stunt Somehow or other he
had lost interest in apples. As we started
at the hegtnlr.g of our little tale. he has
cared comparatively little for apples from
that day to this
Willia.m G McAdno. Secretary of the
Treasury, has speeded up the work of
that department all along the line. be
mause of a little habit of wanting a
thing right when he wants it When
McAdoo was new in the ofce he used
to send for documents and reports and
get them the next day He Inquired
why it took so long to get them
"Why," everyhody told him. "It has
always been regarded here am reason
ably quick work t. ask for a thing one
day and get it the next. What more
coud a person ask than that "
"When I want anything." declared M
Adoo. I likt to have it wathin five mn
utes or so after I ask for it "
That remark worked a little revolu
enstnr Jamnes H.milton Lewis. of
Illinois. would rather be guilty of al
most any hehav:or short af nanslaugb
ter than forget the name of a man
that he has otre known The other
day Lewis was introduced to a man at
a reception--a man f.Irly prominent
in another city. For a moment Lewis
treated him just as if he were meeting
him for the first time. Then he re
niembered that he had talked to him
for a few seconds several years ago
He offered profuse apologies for not
remembering. That would have dis
posed of the incident with nost peo
ple--especIally as the other man was
not offended But Len s takes such
pride in never forgetting a name or
a face that he was woefully mortified
--as much so as if he had suddenly
discovered that his sonka were not
mates So in a day or Po he wrote
the man a letter of apology. On top
of that he made it a pont to see the
man again soon and apologise all over
again in person
If. in a nioient of absent-minded
ress. Lewis should ever fall to recog
nize that same man again. the chances
are that he wil retire to .ome con
vetient epot and quietly sr.oot him
" was told that a picture of Long
fellow's 'Hiawatha' on her wedding jour
i.v vas the insriration for this gown."
-Ladies' liome Journal
MI Gotrox--Onc can be very happy in
iIh worMd with health and money.
Idolke-Then let a be made one. I
havc the health and you have the
tici,, -Bloston Transcript.
Nlothrr-NIs. Scroggins is going now.
Willi.. one and kiss her good-hy.
W ii--l'm avifully busy just now,
mothe7 let father do it -Puck.
Sh. Howler-PId my roles fill the
MI. Rood-No. it filled the refrea-l
menit-rootm and, the conserntory -boe
HOLE HEAD CRUT
Had to Keep it Wraped Up. Hair
Fell Out. Looke Terribly. In
HEALED BY CUTICURA
SOAP AND OINTMENT
,Tbe br---....t...,m be re..
egnin a smal place like a rem ad ee
pars ound is were red and irrsmed th.
ing. It keps Muag
Suntil his whate heed be
erupioms with meanr i
' tem. ad we bed keep
.. his heed wrauped we
behd Mea amgg be to
L LI did mo god. Ese was
. U7- Wra ad reetM and
h bs har faes gradse
s the trouable aped Re lae kd esegdp
''A fried told asto try Cuntees am
mnd Ols"mat. AftW we med t he se
ar tim woes he was o.ume.a heated"
(SMe) Mrs. 3.0. Aimma. 10 Ham
St. Charleiana. S. C., Mdy Ma 191.
Samuple Each Free hy Mal
WIth an-. -ki Roth en semsa
tem.'" I.1 thien as weat.