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SEES SOME GOOD IN QUEUES
London Physician Asserts That aa
They Compel Women to Rise Early
They Are a Benefit.
A good word for the cmeues at Inst !
Why We Fight
Series No. 2.
THINK OF THE BOYS IN FRANCE AND
BUY W. S. S.
We are at wnr with Germany be
cause Prussia (InmlntitcB Otr-
many, and from tlie !:i of Frp(I-r-
Ick the Great, Prussia's law has been
the law of the juniile, her doctrine
"Might Is HiKlit" and her policy, In
dealing with other tuitions, one of rol
blng the weak and terrorizing the
strong. Germany has crabbed terri
tory and exacted tribute from her
neighbors, and finally, her greed be
coming greater, has looked out over
more distant lands, and has commit
ted herself to a policy of world domi
nation which menaces the continued
free existence of every nation which
will not submit to her will.
Germany's policy Is not nn acciden
tal one. It has been carried out with
remarkable singleness of purpose
from generation to generation of
Ilohenzollern rule, from the time
of the Great Frederick uutll to
day. Germany's atrocities are not
accidental. They are a deliber
ate, well thought out part of this
Ilohenzollern policy, which was to
break down the resistance of her op
ponents, not only by fighting and de
feating their .armies but by killing,
torturing and terrorizing the civil
The German rulers committed them
selves to the doctrine of the survival
of the fittest. Through generations of
teaching they made the German peo
ple believe that they, and they alone,
were the fit
We have the words of the German
rulers and German warriors and Ger
man leaders of thought for all of this.
More than that we have the perform
ance of German officers and German
armies In conquered lands to prove it.
Let's start with Frederick the
Orent In presenting the evidence.
This monarch, who earned his sou
briquet through despoiling his neigh
bors, rather than through any real
qualities of mind which he showed,
aid, )n a letter to his minister, Had--alwlll:
"If there is anything to be gained
ly It, we will be honest; if deception
Is necessary, let ua be cheats. One
takes what one can, and one Is wrong
only when obliged to give back."
This philosophy, applied to present
conditions, means that Germany was
right when she took Belgium, and will
be wrong only if she is not able to
From Frederick the Great to Bis
marck is a long jump in the matter
of time; but we find the Prussian pol
icy unchanged. Speaking before the
military committee of the Prussian
Chamber of Deputies In 18C2 Bis
"Not by speeches and resolutions
of majorities are the great questions
GREAT POETS FOND OF PETS
Byron Formed Attachment for Goose,
While Others Exhibited Liking for
Hares Poe's Famous Raven.
Byron once bought a goose and
fed it by hand for a month, thinking
to get it into prime condition for the
But the goose got so fond of the
poet and the poet of the goose that
when the time came for its execution
a reprieve was granted, and the sen
tence reduced to "petship for life."
Tennyson's pet was an owl. The
poet, when a boy at Somersby rec
tory, could imitate the cries of birds
and animals like nature, and one
night he heard the cry of a young
wl from the window of his bed
room, and answered it so well that
the bird actually came and nestled
tip t him! From that moment it
was the household pet. Its fate was
a 6ad one, however, for it was
drowned in the well 1
Edgar Allan Toe's raven was not
an imaginary bird, but a real pet. A
tig dog was the constant companion
f Byron as well as his goose ; Scott,
too, was always followed by a perfect
drove of dogs, of which Maida was
by far the most famous. Cowper
liad his pet hares, whom he has im
mortalized in 6ong; and the nearest
and dearest pet Burns ever had was
NICKNAMES CTUCK TO PAPERS
London Journals Have Had Many A p.
. pellations, Some Humorous and '
f Some Bestowed In Derision.
' Unless the "Cocoa Fress" and the
Gramophone Press" can be regarded
as nicknames, these seem to have
gone out of the fashion of late years.
Nobody now refers to the Mouning
Post as "Jeames" after the charac
ter Thackeray Lnvcedfujdeyen
of the time decided, but by iron and
Then, with blond and iron, Prussia
went out und despoiled Denmark of
territory In 18C4, beat and robbed Aus
tria In 1SC0, and finally. In 1S70,
brought France to her knees and took
her richest provinces.
Here is what the present kaiser told
his troops when, In 1900, they were
about to depart for China to put down
the boxer uprising:
"Use your weapons in such a way
that for a thousand years no Chi
nese shall dare to look upon a German
askance. Be as terrible as Attilla's
Coming on down to the present war
we find a German minister accredited
to a neutral state far across the sea
one which one would think should be
free from the entanglements of world
politics writing home to his govern
ment. In a state puper, advising the
sinking of two ships from this neutral
nation, in such a manner that no trace
be left. Dead men, he believed .tell
It was Baron Luxburg, minister pleni
potentiary to Argentina, who wrote
this amazing dispatch on May 19, 1917:
"I beg that the small steamers Oran
and Guazo . . . which are nearing
Bordeaux ... be spared if possi
ble, or else sunk without a trace be
This telegram was intercepted In the
United States and published. It sent
a thrill of horror around the world.
Chancellor von Bethmann-Holiweg is
a true disciple of Frederick the
Great, Bismarck and his royal mastr.
In a public speech on January 31, 1917,
"When the most ruthless methods
are calculated to lead us to victory.
swift victory, they must be employed."
So they were used, and are being
used today. They Include sinking of
hundreds of neutral ships, the burning
of cities, the deliberate devastating
of the fair lauds of France, the ravish
ing of women, the enslavement of
workmen and the murder of little chil
dren. Horrors such as these are told in de
tail in "The Prussian System," by F. C.
Walcott, who, for a long time, was en
gaged in behalf of America in trying to
get food to the Poles v!iom the Ger
mans were deliberately starving by
the hundreds of thousands so that they
might not cumber the hind which the
Germans intended to occupy.
Knowing all this, can the American
people talk of any peace by negotia
tion? Can they stop this war until
this mad dog of nations is freed from
the military rulers who teach frightful
ness from the cradle, und will only
seize a respite now to prepare them
selves for further conquests?
the Times itself is seldom referred to
as the "Thunderer," although it still
makes a big noise in the world. Nev
ertheless a certain sporting paper is
never called by its proper name, but
always referred to as "The Fink
'Un," while opposite schools of politi
cal thought always refer to their ri
val's evening paper as "The Evening
Rag." The most famous Fleet street
nickname belonged to a paper no
longer in existence, the famous
Standard, once the chief cornerstone
in the press of the old Tory party.
This was often referred to as "The
Old Lady of Shoe Lane," and this
name grew out of the fact that the
Standard and the Morning Herald
were under the same directorate, and
yet strove to appear independent and
quoted each other with pretentious
solemnity. Thus they earned the
nicknames of "Mrs. Gamp" and
"Mrs. Harris" to a generation of
Dickens readers, Mrs. Gamp backing
up her statements by saying what
Mrs. Harris, who had no real exist
ence, had once commented on the
Bame subject in her hearing.
"Yes," said the bride of a week,
"Jack tells me everything he knws,
and I tell him everything I know."
"Indeed!" rejoined her ex-rival,
who had been left at the post. "The
silence when you are together must
be oppressive." Tit-Bits.
WHAT SHE RESEMBLED.
"Hubby, how do you like my cos
tume?" "With your baggy skirts and white
spats you remind me of a zouave in
light marching order." v
AN ILLUSTRATION. .
"Boats deserve to be called femi
nine in one instance, at any rate."
- "What is that?'?
"They will trim their sails."
: A high medical authority has just
given it as his opinion that the early
morning "queue habit" is having
quite a beneficial effect on the health
of some classes of the comniunitv.
, Women who used to spend half the
; morning in bed, then sitindoorspour
. ing over the morning papeT or the
j latest novel, are now up with the
I proverbial lark and out in the fresh
! air before it has become heavily dust
' laden. A wait in the queues mav be :
beneficial on a fine springlike morn-
ing, but would it be so exhilarating
standing in a couple of inches of j
enow to wait for half a pound of !
margarine ? In any case the pluck ,
of a woman on the London front is i
amazing. To stand in a queue for ;
an hour or two, often with an infant j
in arms, on the oil chance of pro
curing supplies, is a task Quite be-
yond the patient endurance of the
average man. Yet many of our
brave women are doing it daily with
something more than stoicism. Out
side a South London butcher's the
laughter and gossip of the waiting
crowd brought the proprietor from
his dugout. Opening the shop door
just wide enough to survey the merry
party, he exclaimed: "Xow, then
ou ladies, not so much chinwaar.
This ain't a mothers' meeting."
PAYS WELL TO STRAIN HONEY
Department of Agriculture Urges All
Bee Keepers to Practice
Bee keepers are urged by Kenneth
Hawkins, bee specialist of the Unit- i
ea fetatcs department of agriculture, ,
to produce more honey in the ex- i
tracted or strained form, instead of
as comb honey. Investigations of
honey produced in Florida show that j
too many bee keepers now market
honey in the comb, which lowers the
productive capacity of bees. The en
ergy required in making 20 pounds
of honey is consumed in making ane
pound of beeswax, and in selling
comb honey this beeswax is lost.
Where honey is extracted from the
comb by uncapping cells and whirl
ing the comb in a centrifugal ma
chine, the comb is left intact and
can be put back into the hive to be
refilled with honey by the bees, sav
ing them the labor of building new
comb. Beeswax itself has no food
value and is lost when sold in comb
honey, whereas with modern meth
ods it can be used again and again
by the bees. The department of ag
riculture will send any bee keeper
instructions on changing cheaply
from the comb to the extracted
Opposite me is a man evidently
in poor health an intelligent, kind
ly face, lined with premature old
age. lie has two collapsed air cush
ions, but breath only for one. I
blow up the second cushion. We
fraternize. "You must know," says
he, "that I am a Frenchman living
in Canada. I have come over to be
ready for my call. They have called
the class of forty-seven. My age is
fifty. Soon they will need me. Of
course," he adds, carefully adjusting
the air cushion to support his ailing
back, "I cannot hope for the first
line; but perhaps I can slip in just
behind." It is the celebrated French
esprit. From Porter's Shock at the
Front, Atlantic Monthly Press,
War Demand for Shoddy.
The process of reclaiming wool from
all sorts of rags has become a task f
Increasing, magnitude since the plac
ing of the government's big orders for
army clothing, special machinery
being employed to reduce the rags to
shreds, wash them, separate the wool
from the cotton, etc. Cloth experts
claim this reworked wool, or shoddy,
Is suitable for use In overcoats, be
cause a warmer, more closely woven
fabric can be produced, If used In the
right proportion with virgin wool, says
Popular Mechanics. For this reason
it a used lu army overcoating, but
all other uniform cloth is now pure
wool, according to government officials.
521 Main St. QUINCY, ILLINOIS
ADVANCE SHOWING OF
FALL and WINTER
For Women arid Misses
Advance Showing Of
WOMEN'S FALL GOWNS
S15 to $75 '
Straight line, tunic or panel models; of tricotine or serge are
braided or embroidered with silk or metal thread; silk gowns
of tricolettt, satin, meteor or Georgette; plain, embroidered
Pl&in tailored or richly fur trimmed models, with coats in varying
lengths, cf duottne, fuede cloth, silvettone, bolivia, velour, broad
cloth or Oxford suitings, in new shades
Women's Winter Coats
Of I ailored Simplicity or Fur-trimmed
$20 to $150
Winter costs have a tendency toward narrower lines; many are
unbelted, with narrow or drop shoulders; graceful, loose
panels; wondei fully fmart are the new shaped collars and cuffs
BUY NOW AND SAVE
JUDGED BY THEIR WORK8.
Bobby Didn't pop say the war
would be over this summer ?
Ethel Of course he did.
"Well, why can't you and mother
believe him when he tells you any
thing?" "Why, we do believe him always."
"Well, whet are you knitting'
sweaters for the soldiers next win
ter for, then ?"
Bess Heard the news? Jack has
been hit in the chest by a shelL
Belle Heavens and earth! IH
bet that pink sweater I knit him is
Caddie Are you doing well on
the stage, Mr. Wise?
Golfer Yes ; I think so.
Caddie-Then I think you'd better
stick to it instead of golf.
"Do you know what Kamerad
means, Mr. Huggins?" asked the
sweet voting thing's little brother.
"Oh, yes. It means surrender."
"liiglito ! Well, you might as well
say it. Sister's derided to get you 1"
"I see where they have caught a
gang of thieves who have been loot
"Evidently, they were not ehci
enough for flat burglary."
I WINTER SUITS
In the year before the war the
market value of graphite was about
$430 a ton,and in the latter part of
1915 the price had risen to about
$1,000 a ton. Its price has increased
since then. While the demand for
graphite has vastly increased in thia
country, England and France, the
production has been also very much
increased. In 1915 there were pro
duced in the United States about
8,000 tons and in 1916 12,000 tons.
It is believed that the production
this year stands at about 20,000 tons.
This does not nearly meet the Amer
ican demand, for in 1916 the United
State's imported more than 42,000
tons. Notwithstanding the great in
crease in the production of American-mined
graphite and American
made artificial .graphite, the amount
imported is steadily increasing.
HEAVY FOOD. '
Flatbush Your dinner table
doesn't groan as it used to, I sup
pose? Benonhurst Oh, yes, it does.
"But haven'you had to cut out
"Oh, yes; but wife's biscuit are
just as heavy as ever."
"My husband really likes this
Hoover program," commented Mrs.
"He sayrlt gives him a chance to
eut the plain food he most enjoys
without exciting comment."