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MERELY ONE MORE HORROR.
The Ancona case is but another
war horror added to the already long
list From a standpoint of human
ity it is inexcusable, as most things
which have occurred during this en
tire war c ..sable.
By th of war, as laid down
by newer edents, the bulk of the
testimony of the passengers seems
to point to the fact that the Ancona
tried to escape, thereby technically
justifying the submarine's act It Is
best to reserve judgment upon this
point until the mass of conflicting
evidence is officially sifted.
The significant thing, the most de
plorable, is the manner in which the
tidings have been received in neu
tral countries. The sinking of the
Lusitania horrified the world; a
storm of protest and expostulation
arose which re-echoed from pole to
pole. The sinking of .the Ancona,
hardly less grievous, barely provokes
a thrill of indignation.
Whither are we drifting?
WORLD WAR ON ANIMALS. In
the red years which are upon the
earth not even the common house
cat can escape slaughter. How beasts
are suffering is not told in news col
umns. It is to be read between the .
lines of the brokers' reports.
London is the world market for I
raw furs. At the annual sale, Oct 22 i
to 25, prices on all but the rarest furs,i
showed an increase of from 10 to 75
per cent over June values.
Fox and wolf skins advanced 50
per cent over June; skunk, 60 pel
cent; raccoon, 75 per cent; opossum,
75 per cent; wild cat 40 per cent; and
the domestic cat, 50 per cent
In prices given on 100 classes ol
furs, only the most valuable showed
no change, as sable, ermine, and sil
ver and blue fox, proving that the In
creased demand for fur comes from
the masses of the people.
It might be argued that the difficul
ties of dressing and dyeing raw furs,
due to the war, accounts for present
prices. To olfset this, it must be re
membered that the women of Europe
are not buying furs this year.
The demand, comes from the wom
en of the 'United States. , "
And high prices mean that the
trappers will work overtime this win
ter. It means a war upon animals, with
all the munitions on the sfle of man,
It means a secondary world war, foi
the traopers search the farthest cor
ners oi me nauons ior pens,
Some say that the slaughter of hu
man beings in Europe has hardened
all of us to suffering. But perhaps
fashion's' cruelty, ta animals is ex
plained by ignorance rather than in
difference. Women believe that the
fur bearers are 'ahop.' This is a mis
take. To shoot thenr ruins their pelts.
They are trapped, caught by one foot,
and days pass before the huntel
comes to end their misery.
In the name of the twentieth cen
tury why drench the earth with more
blood? Isn't one war in the world
enough at a time?
School football may be a little
rough, but it has a tendency to make
men out of a lot of mothers' darlings,
Radium has fallen in price from
$120,000 a gram to only $36,000.
Good idea to buy a carload while itf.
so cheap. J