ficiency. It would help us to habits of
order and respect for law. This pro
posal does not represent anything
more than carrying out the purpose
of the second amendment to the fed
eral constitution which declares that
a well-regulated militia is necessary
to the security of a free nation.
"The Swiss army is a well-regulated
militia, and therefore, it is utterly
different from any militia we have
ever had. The system of compulsory
training and universal services is
worked, admirably in Switzerland.
"It has saved the Swiss from war.
"It has developed their efficiency in
Col. Roosevelt is strong for mili
tary training camps like that at
Plattsburg, N. Y., but he complains
that these get the training only to
the men "who can afford to pay tho
expenses. The government, he says,
ought to pay the cost of such train
ing so that It could be enjoyed ar,
much by the dollar-and-a-half-a-day
workman as by the professional o;
business man. Meantime he thinks
business people ought to send their
employes, and he is setting an exam-
pie by sending his secretary and pay
ing his expenses.
SUBMARINE CLAIMS ARABIC
Amsterdam, Sept 8. Submarine
that sank Arabic has returned to her
base and reported she torpedoed the
liner to escape possible attack, ac
cording to dispatch from Berlin.
Washington. Ambassador Gerard,
Berlin, has been asked to ascertain
whether German government had
any information concerning Hespe
rian incident Was said this was not a
request on Berlin to report but step
to learn if anything was to be ex
pected. o o
NOW THE LITTLE FELLOWS WILL
The color line was drawn for taxi
cabs yesterday. As soon as the Yel
low Taxicab Co. started advertising
and put its cars on the street, a flock
of other yellow cabs appeared.
The Yellow T. C. went into court
to keep the little fellow from using
yellow cabs and Judge Arnold has de
cided in favor of the Y. T. C.
Wire reports today carry a story
about Charley Chaplin, movie star,
being adrift somewhere in a boat all
It pays to advertise, so they tell us!
The kid may be in doubt as to when
top, marble, skating and swimming
season is going to arrive, but they
never can fall down on the opening
The folks won't let them.
Wonder how many new styles of
books will be wished on the school
children this term.
Great business for the book pub
lishers. Tough on some parents.
If there is anybody who needs a
calling it is the person who shoots
right by a street car when it has
stopped at a crossing.
It is funny how a person will risk
crashing into somebody that way or
breaking their own neck by jumping
for a car, just to save a minute or
Why the rush?
Haven't heard any kicks against
the weather man in the past couple
It is rumored that what is worth
having is worth waiting for. Good
weather, for instance.
The next question is, just what sort
of a winter are we going to have?
How often do you see those freaky
shoes that lace up the side, now
adays? Merely a fad and a lot of people
fell for it when it first hit town.
And the movies are still doing busi
ness. The success of the screen picture
game was a "reel" shock to the big
playhouses. Managers find it pretty
hard to "film" nowadaysj
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