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" " OUR STRONGEST DEFENSE -
Secretary Bryan does well to flay unceasingly the dishppest manufac
ture of -war sentiment "by those who seek a profit out of war scares.
In most wars greed is the exciting cauBe and the victims are men,
women and children who would have no hand In the profit
One of the most hopeful signs of the times is the growing unwillingness
of workingmen to be stood up in rows facing each other in order to shoot
each other when between them there is no quarrel.
A hundred years ago no workingman anywhere would have thought
of resisting an order from the soverelgnto march to the front regardless of
the merit of the sovereign's contention-and pump the subjects of the op
posing ruler full of lead, if not himself receivings the same treatment
Today, over large areas in Europe, the bonds of international frater
nity among workers are so strong as to make doubtful how far a war order
based on greed or aggression would be obeyed by the men who would have
to be relied upon to do the shooting.
The patriotism of the workers" is not less than formerly, but their in
telligence is increasing. They are coming to feel that If they must supply"
the targets they should have something to say about starting the fracas.
Peace offers abundant scope for the fullest exercise of the J war-like,
spirit Persons who enjoy fighting can make war on disease, poverty, on
ignorance, on vice, on the various ills which bedevil humanity and obstruct
the improvement of human welfare. And they may do so wih the knowl
edge that, in proportion as their belligerency is efficient, they are benefac
tors, not scourges, of the race.
This is peculiarly true In the United States. We need, of course, a mili
tary establishment to do necessary policing in emergencies. But our great
est insurance is not in soldiers or battleships, but In the Intelligence, wel
fare and virtue of the people. In building these up we construct defenses
which no enemy can surmount
. HE SHOULD WORRY
She safely slid down to the ground.
Her lover's arms were open wide,
And by a justice of the'peace
The knot was quickly, firmly tied.
VYour'father's wrath I fear," he said,
" 'Cause you consented to elope."
T)on't worry, darling," she replied,
"Twas papa who prepared the
' - rope."
PINEAPPLE PIES- -These
are especially attractive if
baked in small individual pie pans.
Line the pans with a rich pie paste
remembering to put.it on the Invert
ed tin and have a perfectly-shaped
shell). Bake a delicate brown. Cut
pineapple Into Small-sized pieces. Al
low two-thirds of a cup of sugar to
each -cup of pineapple and let stand
two hours. lajn all juice and beat
one egg and oife teaspoon of corn
starch for each cup of apple. Stir it
Into a cup of the juice and boil, stir
ring all the time orit will burn. When
cool mix the diced pineapple, fill pie
shells, putting meringue on top and
browning lightly in the oven.
Eggs of different species of birds
greatly differ in shape, but the yolks
are invariably spherical.