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THE EYENING MISSOUMAX, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1917.
THE EVENING .MISSOURIAN
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ed, Colombia, Mo.
Office: Virginia Building-, Downstairs
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as second-class mall. i
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-40 cents; copy, 2 cents.
By mall in Boone County: lear, $3-25; 6
. months, 11.75: 3 months. 90 cents.
Outside of Boone County: Tear, 1150: 3
months, L25; month, 45 cents.
National AdTertlalnc Bepresentytlves:
Carpenter-Scheerer Co, Fifth Ayenne
Building New York; Peoples Gas Build
TIIE BALANCE SHEET OF WAR
Many business houses strike a
balance at this time of the year
they want to know how they stand
financially. The Bankers' Trust
Company of New York has compiled
a balance sheet of the business
which involves 620,250,000 persons
and which at the end of the third
-year, July 2S, 1917, had cost $109,500,
000,000; it is headed "The Balance
Sheet of the Nations at War."
The statistics have been compiled
.with great care from the best, avail--able
sources and, while the Bankers'
Trust Company does not claim they
are absolutely correct, it does believe
that the figures show the relative
economic strength of the two great
groups of nations, tb,e Entente Allies
and the Teutonic Allies, the United
States being included with Entente
Of the total square miles ot terri
tory of all warring nations, the En
tente Allies own" 94.1 per cent, leaving
only 5.9 per cent under Teutonic
rule; of the total population Involved,
7G.3 per cent is Entente, the remain
ing 23.7 per cent Teutonic.
Of the present man power, 7S.G per
cent is fighting or ready to fight the
" kaiser, while 21.5 per cent is fighting
or ready to fight for him. Against
the kaiser is 80.5 per cent of the to
tal national wealth of warring na
tions, while the kaiser and his allies
hold only 19.5 per cent. It is also
interesting and somewhat encourag
ing to us in the United States, as well
as to our Allies, to note that, while
our national debt is 14.7 per cent ot
our national wealth, the national
debt or the Teutonic powers is 28.7
per cent of their national wealth. The
statistics go further and show that
the interest charge upon our debt is
4.6 per cent of our income, while that
of the Teutonic Allies is 11.8 per
cent of their national Income.
The Entente Allies have lost since
the war began about 9 per cent of
their original man power in killed,
wounded or prisoners of war, while
the Teutons have lost 20 per cent.
The Entente Allies have expended 12
per cent ot their wealth in the con
duct of the war, while the Teutonic
Allies have expended 29 per cent.
The balance sheet is encouraging
inasmuch as the Entente Allies are
much stronger in respect to area, pop
ulation, men available for military
purposes, men actually enrolled, In
national wealth and In national in
come, and also in supplies ot food, of
fuel and of metals. But notwith
standing these facts, the war contin
ues with great virulence and military
experts tell us that the end is not in
For four decades the German gov
ernment has been preparing tor this
war and every man in Germany has
been trained to take his place auto
matically in the military machine.
The whole nation was developed for
military efficiency. Other nations
had given little thoupht, comparative
ly, to the question of war, and when
war broke out they were virtually un
prepared. France was in a measure
" prepared, and it was only through the
wonderful defensive of the French
people, under the leadership of Mar
shal Jotfre that the world was saved
from German domination. But the
Entente Allies still have the great
task before them ot nullifying the
plans of the Hohenzollerns.
In the descriptive part of the "Bal
ance Sheet" our attention is called
to the book issued in Germany in
1895, "Greater Germany and Central
Europe in the Year 1950." This book
contains the statement: "Germany
alone will govern; they alone will ex
ercise political rights; they alone
will have the right to become land
owners. However, they will con
descend to delegate inferior tasks to
foreign subjects subservient to Ger
many." Jn 1911, Otto Richard Tannenberg
puMlshed "Greater Germany The
Work of the Twentieth Century," In
.fvhicb be indicated the intention of
Germany to dominate all the repub
lics' of South America and compel the
use of German, either as a national
language or as a secondary language,
which should be taught in all the
schools. He remarked that "War must
leave nothing to the vanquished but
their eyes to "weep with."
Such is the enemy the Entente Al
lies are fighting; the enemy which
deliberately planned years ago to
dominate the entire world. Statistics
are with the Entente Allies, but ihe
kaiser and the Teutonic Allies are
LUKE'S CHRISTMAS STORY
Nowhere is a more beautiful Christ
mas story than in the Gospel accord
ing to St. Luke.
Luke was a true reporter. No
where can tbe reader find such hu
man interest as he puts into his story
of tbe babe In the manger. His short
statements ot how Mary, the Mother,
took into her heart those sayings and
actions of the shepherds and the
priests, show that he knew human Im
pulses. The whole story is told in less
than a chapter. Yet it contains all
the details the going to Jerusalem,
the atop at the inn, which was too
crowded for even one who was about
to become a mother, the vision which
came to. the shepherds who were
watching their flocks. The modern
writer would have written chapter
upon chapter. But Luke tells his
story in a short, matter-ot-fact way,
leaving no doubt as to the actuality
of the occurrences, and with such
simplicity that a child may under
MISSOURI'S CROPS DOUBLED
Attention! Missouri is ready to re
port on her 1917 crops; she has been
sending men and millions to the front
and also supplying food for the men.
In order to feed the Allies as well as
herself, Missouri made an extra ef
fort to raise a big crop this year.
She succeeded; for the total value
this year, according to Jewell Mayes,
secretary of the State Board of Ag
riculture, is 546 million, or more than
double that of 191G.
The Allies are crying for wheat,
and Missouri responded with 27 mil
lion bushels, which Is 12 million bush
els more than she raised last year.
She produced 45 million bushels ot
oats in 1917, as compared with 25
million in 1916.
And Missouri is planning to do still
more in furnishing wheat next year,
as the area sown to wheat now is
2,749,770 acres, a million acres more
than was sown last season.
Let Holborn make your
We guarantee to please
No Christmas joy without Candy,
ways a pleasing gift appropriate
Take a box home with you
"Good to the last piece" because it is
made of the purest materials under most
sanitary conditions. Christmas boxes
packed cherry and milk filled delica
cies. The largest assortment of fancy
boxes in town. Let your Christmas
Candy Gift come from
Jimmie's College Inn
Stephens to Hare Ckiistnas Tree..
The expression department-- of
Stephens College gave a recital of
Christmas reading Monday tor the
students, the faculty and the members
ot the board. Those who took part
in the program were: Lois Poole,
Carrie Eddlemon, Lucille Decker, Ad
dle Florence Parkinson, Stella Brooks
Wlllett and Marian Haines. Thurs
day morning before breakfast there
will ibe a Christmas tree celebration
The Daniel Boone Tavern
Announces Its Three
Tuletide Dances for All Columbians
Friday Night Dec 21 ' Christmas Night Dec. 25 .
$1 per couple SI per couple
Watch Party Dance and Dinner
New Years Eve, December 31
Dancing for the New Year's Eve Party mil start at 9 o' clock in the
Gothic Ballroom and later at 11:30 o'clock a luncheon
de luxe will be served in the Mulberry Room.
NEW YEAR'S NOISE MAKING FAVORS
Remember!! THREE DANCES!! One this coming Friday, day
after tomorrow. One Christmas and. One New Year's Eve, Dec. Jl
Reservations made in advance)
See the Old Year Out and Welcome the New Year at .
COLUMBIA' S Center of Life and Activity.
The Daniel Boone Tavern
F. W. Leonard
Some of our delicious cake or
mince pies to finish your Christmas
dinner in royal style.
Place orders now for special
.for 916 BROADWAY
and the Chrlstmaa carols will be
aung. The last class will close at
10 o'clock, and the girls will leave
for home at 10:50 o'clock on special
cars. . .
Teachers wanted to fill emergency
vacancies In all departments. Have
calls for teachers dally. Only 3J4
per cent commission. Teachers Em
ployment Bureau, 208-209 C. R. S.
Bank Bldg, Cedar Rapids, la. 12tl
Were One of Them
Were You Cheated
into believing that because a baking powder foamed
up over the top of a glass when water was added,
that it was a good, pure and strong baking powder.
It foams because it contains ALBUMEN (some
times called white of egg).
ALBUMEN in baking powder is no help in the baking.
It does not make a stronger or better baking powder.
It deceives the consumer when she sees it foam
in the glass. 0
United States Government authorities have de
clared that the water glass test is a fraud, and that
albumen does not help in the baking.
The imanufacturers of K C BAKING POWDER have never
found it necessary to resort to such fraudulent methods.
At all. grocers,
-pure, legal and
TONIGHT AND THURSDAY
Wallace Reid will appeal to you immensely, in
this thrilling story of military life
ALSO VICTOR MOORE COMEDY
Matinee, 3 p.m.
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
"HEARTS AND SOULS"
Demands that those old suits, still serviceable, be
cleaned and pressed.
That's Economy No. 1
Next, that this service be performed by the most
That's Economy No. 2
Next, that promptness in calling for the garments
and in returning them to your home be a part of this
That's Economy No. 3
Send them to Daily Bros, where shop efficiency
and prompt delivery'will enable you to effect all these
Officers' Uniforms made to measure.
KG Baking Powder
Contains No Albumen
(More than a pound
and a half for a quarter)
who sell and guarantee it to you to be
to please you or will refund your money.
JAQUES MFG. CO., CHICAGO