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THS ROCK ISLAND ARGUS, WEDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 17, 1915.
: heat aid prtrei combined poll-
fed a srna.ier percentage than ia 1312. ,
I la api'.e of '.tie grt republican gain
rbl:a4 Ur e B?oad -; tae bouss Cue to me rtiim 01
m. lutk il4. XU. (Cotiri an ta. j the !lootvKt voters to their old alle-
; or rtlc tcte was relatively larger tLu
r j la 112 the 6-anK-ra!e poLied p-
( prcxiir.s'elT 45 per cent of tb total
gy HE POTTER CO. ,,! irtra!!c r;:.h;i::tta progressive vote.
, - . ,, . I,,-, - - . - . j t- republican polled IS per cent
TCRJU Ta tr wmb. ky e-. asl l.l prcgresatves polled 2' t-T
The World Wide War Trust
ftatr. la Race Ita4
Caata'aJala of SHer Mftl't !o;4
ts tr eir?lcla aV-t-arlojant.
II par yr tr call c r.t. Ia 1SI4 the d-n.ocratlc congres-
III. .did not prevent them from telling
BY CONGRESSMAN CLYDE H. TAV-larinor to Russia for $249 a ton. while
ENNER. tthey were asking their own govern-
itfrli C'.-rr-.;uuan:e of The ArfUJ.) j ment $616 a ton.
Washington. D. C. Feb. 15 It would i That the Du Pont powder trust prac
require several volume to cover all'tlced similar extortion during the
the transactions deserving publicity j Spanish war would leem to be indl-
concerning armor. cated iu the following question and
Let it be sufficient 'answer on page 82 of the Fortifications
In parsing to say bill hearings of 1903:
! CHORDS AND
r-t this total vote.
po'.!4 45. 5 per c-nt.
an 1 the progres-
klrk alao b-a in4 la tfi .t-s r-:!d 52 per r-T.t. TWi shows
laetiaae w- It la di'r la a il-mo-ra?!c train f! nearly 2V, pr
tr is:in). carrtrt u m cnt. a r-" t.: o giin or SIS P
an nrinqcirtaoM f are-jraantati" J p-r cer.t. It hoi aiKO a romL:n 1
karaets. potitl-ral or r-!l-"u. moat
kava rsal aaata attaraa-1 f r publUm-
mtt ant-! wU b prta;l
r V-iot tcaatttrx
Tafrta'mr la ail dtprtaRt& fa.
Irai taioa. Kack ItUn S Hi. 11S aa-1
Wadneaoar. February 17. 191V.
rpT:!ran projrrslv ios ot per.
The o??!etal retarr.s from tne
I rl'iui districts Indicate a total detno-
a'le vot for mmbrs of congress
of Z.i'-i.'hZ. a total republican g: '
, of L,'.-:-i.'jZZ. aJ a total progresbive
I v'e cf 7i3.!i?3. In adi'.tion. 153.054
I vora were cast for democratic-pro-.
KrMlve f o:on can ll iatan ax 1 253.432
j votes wre cast for republicao-prorres-j
ilva fusn candlatea. There is so
f hnln oa which this fusion vote can
be apportioned. But it Is plain ll.at
that the govern
ment purchase of
armor baa been a
scandal from start
to f.nUh. The' con
dart of the armor
ring in dealing
with the govern-1
Now that It ia finally oraals4 the
Illlnol tou probably will gallop
through a lot of important bualneaa to
make 09 for loal Urn.
per ton. Yet since
have purchased 217.379 tona
eratre of $440.04 per ton, or a total of
$95.I5S 240. I believe I am well with-
CoaTmar T Tenner now setr.s
aot only to bate th mx of congraas.
bat pretty tuuch every biy's In
at best tha total pregreeelve vol was , of armor paying the armor ring an t
weil Detow a mil. ion. mm agaiuBi t.iu,
J07 two years ago.
There were no general r!TuMican , ,n tfce bo.jn of conservatism when I
gains in tha popular vote In 1914 t 1 ,ay tnat If all this armor had boen man
tha expense of tbe democratic party. ! uracturKi 1n m government plant at
The republican gains were all at theeai)t 535 090,000 would have been sav
expens of the progresslv party, and ; C(J to he American taxpayers, and
even the return of the lost sheep left onlv onB of the thlnes bing
tbIthe republicans far below the den.j- , piirohnl,ej by rmy and navy un-
crata In actual numbers. j -lmiiar conditions.
Chicavgo police have found a feiiow
who baa booo giving taa manat tun
a rub or bla laurei-L This party has
been making counterfoil nlcknls aad
aauwisg theoi 00 feawabuya.
I wir. ,m maAPa n T rW.T 1 T lJ.i TT1 VHTPTT t . . .... . ..
i ... . . . ...... i . raxe powaer. e navn purcovecu
I in WsRhlcrton choose to interpret the j j,- 000 000 wortn of powder from the
president's Indianapolis speech as a!tnl 1905. paying for 1: all the
annotincemnt of his candidacy for re-j war trnm 53 .ents to 80 cents per
nr.rolratiun In 191. Such an an- , .... ar manufacturine now-
lison s pari
Italy doaa not have enough time be
tween earth qaaaoa U cuncentraia I'a
r airfitng facoirias upon tbe jueUo
whether It really wants to take a baad
la In war gaxue.
; rter In tovernnient Dlanls now for
waM be iUv-jr'JOu. So far aa t..e cenu ,n)1 the officers
nouncetcei;t on Mr.
rh.rffA Bt9t t, at flip TIWrO WA TTIS fl 11-
are onn-co. ne i .uui. , ,- ..uor.o- run nrodure
and tnay tate no ikodh caona. tun.
only man wr.o can pr-ni. ice v ' elsht to ten million dollars
inatlon or Avoojrow nca im uuu
There is little doubt but that from
twenty-five million dollar paid the
ACCORDING to an Austrian news
paper. 50,0u0 more Russians have bit
the dupt. Czar Nick mutt have few
COVS Wilhelm. says Uncle" Sam's
note to him was more vigorous than
i that he sent to Cous George and Cous
George says the same about the one
that Uncle Sam Bent to him. What
Uncle Sam would like to do is put both
boys across his knee and give them a
ST. Louis woman sued for divorce
because she says she discovered her
husband thought more of his cow than
he did of her. Not any worse than
loving a dog, at that.
MISSOURIAN declares Roosevelt
owes him $2,000,000 and Taft $100.000:
ouo. Yet there are folk who oppose
a law to prohibit the sale of dope.
HAVE vou picked your candidate
for mayor? Here, too.
HILDA Waffle and George Serup
Iowans. were married last week. It
was reported to have been a very
DAVE Shanahan has been in the
Illinois legislature long enough to be
able to read the minds of the members
while they are asleep.
"OH, yes; we have seven laundries."
says W. Kee Aiaxweu in me j:-eoria
Journal, commenting on a paragraph
we printed last week In whicji we said
little or no competition worthy of the . the fact that one of the mayoral can-
name. The armor manufacturers ask-didates in the Distillery city was run
ed themselves why they should cut j ning on a cheaper water platform was
each others" throats and why it would i interesting chit-fly because of the fact
The Daily Story
Life in Death By Sarah Baxter.
"Question. How was it during the
war did they (the powder trust) put
up the price tremendously?
Gen. Crozler. That is a little hard
to say. I think we paid $1 pound.
and then the price was reduced to 80
We are now manufacturing powder
ment averages , In government Plants tor oo ceaio a
through out at pound, every conceivable overhead
least 80 per cent ' charge included, and paying the trust
rotten. j 53 conts a pound.
There have been I If the armor and powder trusts once
nine official esti- overcharge the government in time
mates as to the I of war because they have It at their
actual cct of the ! mercy It is their fault, but if they re
manufacture of a ! peat the performance because they
ton of armor plate. I are a socond time permitted to have
The average efti- j the government at their mercy. It will
mate is $247.17 j be the government's fault.
There appears to be, no real com
petition between the armor manufac
turer of the various oountriee. Once,
in 1S93. the American armor ring made
a noise like competition, when it sold
armor to Russia for $29, while charg
ing the United States $616, and for &
time great consternation prevailed In
the ranks of the war trusts of the var
rtut during this period the armor
manufacturers of the world met in
Paris, and since then there has teea
nowder trust could have been saved
Oaa might pardun an an bUlouj! " j by government manufacture. Secre-
aetxaa for prlnlng a diamond rb-1 THE PASSENGER RATE QUES- j tnry Daniels has aked congress for
bairy story but tor Henry Kj-retl ; TION. i a" appropriation for a government
Chamb-rlaln. a mre, newpapr man' h m.r b. . QU,,tion whether i arnlor PJat9 factorf- but lhus Ur coa'
lo len i color to the lmpre,sl)Jn tnal he ,LJ rbl:r0to.u operating in Illinois are : h9 rtruM'a t1J
faa.1 2 worth of clothing for a Cf ,Q d.re a994 clalm b- foP j If the government builds an
that folks in this locality had been of
the impression that water was not
Even if Colonel Roosevelt and Pro
fessor Taft had inad v rtcntly per-
to a'eal It Is too much.
padlock is placed on its
- - .: lir.g passer per business, tut even I " " v ' ,
The republicans tave ori.ed the , thomf , ho ti rM2:cal lu lth them ! 11 Dver UBed- u, wl!l- in ,nf op nio"
mtttm bou of repr.-.,nta'ive, bit St ' on th subject win Lave to adntt j of Serrttary Dar.iels. pay for itself
tank ulte a numU-r of ii. nim-ra.tic ..... ,k . i. r .t simply by enabling him to obtain fair
treatment from ttie armor manuiac-
not be to their advantage to receive
$-.00 or $000 a ton Instead of $200 or
In his report (If. Doc. vol. 53, p. 22.
54th Cong.) secretary of the navy
lundor Cleveland, Hon. H. A. Herbert,
in commenting on the question of i mitted themselves to be put in the
tru.-t says: Jsame picture by a Boston photogra-
"I am informed upon authority ; pher most people would have regard
wliich I believe to be good that about. ; ed the result as a nature fake. Wash
or perhaps before, the time of the last j ington Star.
contract of the Bethlehem company j
with Russia there was a meeting in Protect Public Also.
Paris of the representatives of the The plea of a congressman for an
principal, if not all, of the armor man-. official badge that will prevent gam
uf:!Cturers of Europe and America." J biers and others when raided escaping
J-nio-ratic i thry are doit th f'.r and
vole to natl them to do it. IJther-, enable thing in taking their case to 1
le it Is prohable that the only way titt people for a verdict. The change j
t have brco the deadlock would : wtich lia come over them Is surely J
have been to holj another e.ertUin.
lo oepena upon private cuniruiun "These
for munitions in time or war I to i
This was In 1S94; and commenting : by impersonating state.-tnien does not
'upon the prices cnargeii in Europe ; go far enough. I. inform llie legisia-
anj America, he says, on the same! tors so that the public also may be pro-
tected. Pi'tsburgh Dispatch.
facts seem to lead to the .
rcfreshlzi to the average citizen. i ,,,r " -' conclusion that there is at least a THE only criticism that might he
- I Time- as and not so luac aro. when : "a' e tn" KOernmeni at me mercy oi . fl1.,nilv understanding c.r agreement : made of tlie "lazy husband bill." pend-
Th pa.ing. by the t.atlotml ho j a common tnor.a! : compelled, in ! Provt'n extortionist. jsniong the principal manufacturers ofjing before the Indiana legislature, is J
of tbm I'almrr bill to bar prjdu::. cf . order to get wStb'.n earshot of these i Ithe world that prices shall be main-j that the penalties are not severe!
child Jabur from ltiertta coturn. rc 1 nam" c'.c'a'.i who are now campaign- I Army and navy officers generally are j ,ajn,,u at auout game level." j enough. They are a $500 fine and six I
Is to be commended. Though it U a ' lnx like aa 1 candidate for office, to ! opposed to complete government man- ,,errt wt fin(J eviednce 20 years old I mouths in jail for the husband refus-1
radical method of effecting reform. ! thread a male of red tape as intricate u'acture or munitions or war. xaKing a worlJ .w iue armor plate trust. j ing to support his wife. Down in J
th dlffculty of handMng the n i-ri.m as If he ere eiDroarhlng one of the ', P"'tl' t"at it is the part of wis- ,n tne nuvai hearlncs for 1914. page , losey county years ago offenders of
by states eem to Justify national ' rri.mnod h-ii!. of Kjrvi e. Newspaper j dom for tne rovernmeni to encourage , rx the ,,resf.nl 8Wetary of the navy, that class w ere publicly horse whipped
I went to bed with a frightful head
ache. It really seemed that I could
not endnre the pain. 1 did not endure
it The agony broke down m.v nerve
strength, leaving me in a condition be
tween sleep and death. At least that
is what it seemed to me. I lay In
a semiconscious condition till morn
ing, when my maid came into the
room, and the moment she looked at
me she gave a cry and ran out again.
In a few moments every one In the
house rushed into the room and on
seeing me took on a solemn, some ot
them a pained, expression.
The first person not a member of the
family who came In was my doctor.
He looked ot me scrutinUtngly, felt
my pulse, then bent his bead down on
to my chest to listen for a heartbeat.
"I think she Is dead," be said.
Jost before he spoke the words my
fiance, Eben Green, came in. I saw
him looking at me with an expression
which Indicated disappointment rather
"You soy, doctor," be broke in, "that
you think she is dead? Is there no
The doctor laid his bend again on
my breast before replying.
"Yes, she is dead."
Eben turned away, not with a moan,
it seemed to me rather with a sup
pressed oath, and left the room.
I confess that I was too much fright
ened at the prospect of being buried
alive to take an Interest in the ab
sence of feeling on the part of my
lover at losing me. Had I been free
from this fear doubtless it would have
affected me intensely. I divined the
cause of his bearing toward what be
supposed to be my dead body. I was
rich; he was poor. He bad been act
ing the lover for the purpose of secur
ing my fortune.
Later in the day my doctor came into
the room, where I was lying alone.
with another man. Both were physl
cians, and it was plain to me that they
were endeavoring to discover whether
or not 1 was dead. After applying sev
eral tests, the nature of which I did
not comprehend, they came to the con
clusion that my burial bad better be
delayed, but that they would not give
out the fact that they suspected I still
During the afternoon I seemed to
pass from my deathlike condition into
a restful slumber. When 1 awoke 1
was myself again. There was a dirn
liht in the room, and my maid was
puttins to rights a few things that had
been scattered about.
"Christine:" I called
Christine started, turned, looked at
me and was about to llee in terror
when 1 snid nsaiti quietly:
"Christine, please bring me a glass
My tone and the ordlnnry nature of
my request reassured her. I told her
I had been conscious of all that hn
passed. She came to me stiriiiUitgly,
looked at me for a few moments, then
ran out of the room as she had done la
the morning, this time to inform the
household not that I was dead, but
that I lived.
Sly doctor was sent for. and when
be came be did not maulfest any Kpe
cial surprise at finding me alive, lid
said he had not believed that I ai
dead, but would not make knowu Ms
opinion, being unwilling to excite ex.
pectatlons that might not be realized.
I was very weak, and be gave m
some drug to tide me over my present
condition. 1 did not feel strong enough
to take any Interest iu anything n'i,
after having partaken of a little nour
ishment, fell Into a slumber.
I soon began to gather strength, acd
with its return my mind took hold of
my discovery of the object Eben Gret a
bad In desiring to marry me. Our
wedding had been set for a week from
the day I was stricken. The narrow,
ness of my matrimonial eavap ap
palled me. I bad felt the fear some
wealthy girls experience of being mar
ried for my money, but Eben had hoen
such a consummate actor that he bad
deceived me entirely. When the doc
tor had arrived at my return to l!fs
he bad ordered that I be kept perfictly
quiet and no one should be admitted
to see me. In a few days I wss told
that Eben had been anxious to pay
me a visit the moment the doctor
would permit and that owing to my
fiance's Importunities the doctor hnd
consented that be should be adutted
for a few moments.
I replied that I did no: feel we!l
enough to see him.
My refusal brought me a brief note
from Eben, in which he concentrated a
world of love. How a man could feitta
so much depth of feeling, show so
much contrast between coldness at
learning of my death and Joy at my
return to life. I could not conrefre. I
did not reply to his note. and. although
I gained strength every day and re
ceived others. 1 sent no nu-af:e to
bim and would not penult bim to see
While I was in what thpy ca!l'd a
comatose condition m.v coiisId. Will
Murdock. whom 1 had considered a
brother, came Into my room, stood by
ray bedside and looked down on ms
mournfully. Then he bent and kissed
me. In these few moments was re
vealed to me what I bad never suspec t
ed. I supposed it was Eben who loved
me. I discovered that It was Will.
When 1 recovered I wrote the former
that I had changed my mind with re
gard to bim. As for Will, my subse
quent treatment of him makes a very
nrcttr lore stocs la itself.
(men i;l recall vividly their early ef- i Private manufacturers to ppera' jsephus Daniels, used the following 'by a vigilance committee.
i J a.la.r-. Vta c:sv l riar w T a v rri av nu H v u k a l k 1 1 in 1
to Interview rallrofi-1 magnates --w -
lime Ol war. tiprntaro nan bnuu,
."urt to Interview rallrofi-1 magnates
Flaf a arc to h flown in f "h rei r,n ! t. ,-.. . -4 r,..r r.aHn.tv.1 vtuf
primary day Not ba 1 I lea. If ever ' tr, the t.y la their private cars; how ! however, that Intend of patriotically
tier. U Itm. when patriotism ought ! th r,.:ored porter m-t them at tfco ' con,,r t:,e r"1,ef of ,ha e'O'"-"""'"
to abound It Im ahen t.Vr to an ejec-jir a-laii tln them p. rap-. and per- 1,1 vt war- Ul W8r trader ta.ee
iim i nrn.fa.1 n.r. u f h.-n h t .1 -AA , , ad vuntane of the necessities of the
- - - w - - ------ . - - - - -- - - - , - - a II W li mrj o -' - v.i--. . c . --.- .
at leaat experimer.tl-.jc to . e whether I n iato the august prsnc ten
t here'tca.l and artlil catriitlm will : m ,,r ik,r mure 1HV 1 1 tr.-r
i, I . . ,v, ... ' i f, - when war with Spain was imminent
th htat they coul 1 gi t. as a ru'e. was j
a few fur: -1 ger.'-ra w.is. in
dsn too re::nij n.-u crtu
t. t.ie ar
R. J. TkomBVMi. to t ?- I .
proOo- a peire rem-
1 government, which is at their mercy.
i and boosts Its prices. For instance.
tj.n- i lesueu an nil u.iaium m inu ki-mi-
Ki'-nt that they vould not manufacture
mti.I.-n with the to expr.idents 'f.liat th pu'll-: thought ad did not 1 a Pl''' armor plate unless
lh United Sutes a leading wembera. c,tn pretend to do so unlt.h. per-j "-f government should agree to pay
H"1ng been abroad for U yer. there I ,.,, lbey tappenU to b fveeklcg , ,he,!1 1P0 8 ,,m moro than the Drlce
imnt tense f.r this break of Sir.!...,.- ... ....., i,m v.n !o- flx'd by congress after an invest:ga-
Tlcrapvo'a. Otherwt h hos
great many atrar.tfo symptoma.
! Hut It" d'.!Te-ent now. Th rail-
J rt'd heai hae be-n brt.jht to the
"Hi Iowa -nif. graft committee : ,ar 0; putilc opinion. Gone is the
baa recommended weeding out Z 1 j Tr. tape. They no longer hold aloof
committee clerk and other supernnm-1 j.nd ke-p a close mouth. They are
rrt! t payroll of tiiat b.xjy. t,.it with the glad ha&i and the In
Tb rJ teal will come hen the re-J Krat!tlng smile atd no one who rafs
port U op for adopt'.on. Then the la-' a vote 1 to p'or or too lucking In In
dividual senators whose friends It ts
prrpoMd to docapi ate may have xme
Ihlng to ay.
It will be hard to convince th aver
fi are skeptic that th eastern firm
4 whleh tornad dowa a 1 160.000 war or
ttmr for "hnma<artn" reasons did
not bar another reason somewhere ia
th background which, if it wer trot
ted out. would mak the haman'.ty plea
look Ilk La proverbial soiled tl--.ee.
Cueuoe fir them to rub elbows with
and ccnS-le their troubles la.
The charge that has coma over them
I perhaps ti-e beat evidence they pre
sent ot t!.e w orvnietf vt uu i.un
Such a so.'ten!r.g of the heart does not
come without travail. We are alrcost
! justified ta believing that It Is a mat
ter of life and death with them.
tlon as a fair price. And it id aluo
worthy of notice that their patriotism
language in referring to an advertise
ment for bids for armor plate for the
"When we came to the armor we re
jected all the bids, and were then ab
solutely In a situation from which it
appeared there was no relief. Though
you can not establish it in black and
white, there Is no doubt of an armor
plate trust all over the world. That
is to say. the people abroad who make
armor plate will not come here and
submit bids, because they know if they
do our manufacturers will go abroad
and submit bids. They have divided
the world, like Gaul, into three parts."
THERE Is a young lady of our .
town who will be very much confused ',
if a certain young man of Jennersville j
should happen to get strayed next !
Sunday afternoon and not ba able to
find the large town of Chesterville.
Avondale. Pa., Herald.
Sidelights on the European War
(To Be Continued).
Sine It has bean put up to the
diplomat themselves whether they j
shall remain In Mexico It ! merely a !
question whether they valio the.r Job
more than they Co their psmor.al con-1
fort nnd poslbly Thetr Uvea. The
common ifua view U that an office f
this triad terminate) automatically
has tber ta no government left 4o
daaU with, and that seems to b t:e
R oat tea la Meateo today.
1- Ia S&aactns Itvs stock campaign
to bo cuaductad among the fanners of
th northwest James J. HU1 baa pat
Mmaetf ta th way of being a grvat
b& factor to mankind, especially la
view of the dlavcocragetneot which the
hoof sad month diasaas i proving to
ra!r of farm anlmala At the same
tlms hs t hslptsa; to In en re dividends
for ths rsUrosd stockholders of the tu
torsfor t!va Mock makes bnins
for ths tra&sBortatloa compnle.
"THE LASOZS MINORITY."
Prsstlent WHsoa tetght have gor.s
farther thaa b did when he told bis
aodionc at ladlanapolls that ths re
publican party Is stUl mors of a minor
t:y party thaa ths democrszlo. and that
"a bstwssa ths tsxnoritiss I think ws
caa rial 31 to belong to tho larger mV
Bority." Ths Xssr York World has eompl'ed
ths official trots for rsprrseotattv la
coogrsws ta November. Theso rstura
how that tZto damscratic party polled
a targsr psresntacs of ths total desoo-crrmtlc-repabUcaa
It pvid ia lilZ. and that ths repub-
Mayor Pchr1vcrs detrrmicatlon to
tn a candidate for reelection will at
least add interest to ths primary cam
pa'gn in which he promises to bo one
of the factors. While there are many
who take exception to some of the
thing which have transpired durln;
his administration and there wers ua
fortunate events In the early months
of his tscutrsbency which at the time
aroused violent antagonism in certain
quarters and served to handicap
Urn. it cannot be dented that, taking
hi term all ths way through, h has
proves one ot ths moat proCTeaslve
mayors Rock Island ever had.
There has been a great deal of eoa
strcctlvs work dons, and in ths minds
of not a few he la given a large meas
ure cf credit for what haa been accom-pllshed.
U. S. TRADE BALANCE UP
$30320,607 FOR A WEEK
Waahtna-tcn. D. C, Frb. 17. For
eign Wle during ths week ended Feb.
13 netted ths United States a favor
able balanos of I3P.3-0.607.
Ths rem rr. a from ths 13 principal
euatcroa district wars announced ye
tardaj' by ths department of com
merce). Compared with tha preceding week
ths total showed a decrease of $4,813.
CIS tn ths balance.
Export last week wers $34. 1S9.430
and imports $i3.8i.2S. compared with
$;.J1.10 and $22.44.d respectively
for ths week of Teb. . Cotton ex
ports amounted to IS S.54 J bales, mak
ing the total for the laal 10 weeks
Tco Tired to Sleep.
It Is a familiar expression, anions
women particularly, but it isn't quite
accurate. What the "dog tired" per
son Intends to say is. "I am finding
rest, repose, so satisfying that I don't
need to aleep Just now." For It Is
fact that after hard, muscular work
simple relaxation and repoee is more
refrvshlng than sleep.
Fatigue Is an expression of toxemia.
The product of functional activi
tyoxidation, metabolism, chemical
change In the tissues are as defi
nitely poisonous as would be a nar
cotic drug taken into the ctomach.
Blood transfused from a tired animal
Into a normal animal will produce in
the latter every sign of fatigue.
In many disturbances of the health
there are toxic or poisonous sub
stances circulating In the blood all
the time. Rest or sleep will produce
a temporary dlmunitton fan the propor
tion of toxins in the blood, but not
sufficient to give the individual that
sense of recreation or refreshment ex
perienced by the normal person after
a slght'a sleep. "My sleep doesn't re
fresh me." the sufferer complains. Or
I don't get enough sleep." He ceeks
for somethnlg to make him sleep bet
tor, whereas he really needs some
thing to relieve his toxemia; he needs
treatment for the disease which Is
poisoning his blood.
The treatment of Insomnia has, or
should have, little to do with the
nerve. It should be directed rather
toward the eystemlo abnormality
which la Invariably present. It is. of
course, leas Injurious to resort to a
suitable hypnotie drug, when neces
sary, than to get the habit of staying
awake, for such a habit is more disas
trous than a drug habit would be.
But It t worse than foolhardy to ex
periment with sedatives or hypnotics
unless you are under tha aollcltoua
cars of a r-hjalclan,
As a matter of fact, non-medlclnal
measures will bring sleep to the in
somnlac more certainly and more nat
urally than any drug.
Questions and Answers.
Answer to .ui scou raged : .We are
sorry you did not feel free to give
your name and address, but you should
know that ninety-nine out of a hun
dred young men are In the same boat
with you. and that you are in no way
an exception. Some conscienceless
crook has been working on your Ignor
The Perfect Woman Again: Please
give the measurements of a perfectly
developed woman and oblige. Physl
Reply Sixty-five inches tall, weigh
ing 1SS pounds, not counting her cor
set, five feet five Inches from tip to
ap of her wings, bust 34. waist 29.
upper arm IS. wrist 6. calf 14V4. not
including her woolen socks, thigh 25,
ankle S Inches, it is no part of her
stomachs functions holding up petti
coats. She should be able and will
Ing to turn a few somersaults each
day In order to keep In good form
Her short ribs should never know the
feel of steel or whalebone. God gives
her good muecles.
Malaria From a Pond:
flow from the pond In
' park pre
vent danger of malaria? There Is al
ways a flow into the pond, but no flow
out of It during several months of the
Reply Stagnant water favors mos
quito breeding, be It In a pond, brook,
or old tomato can. If the condition Is
unavoidable the water should he reg
ularly treated with kerosene oil to
kill oS the developing mosquitoes, and
this Is a duty ot the municipality. Of
course, you can't get malaria unless
you are bitten by the malaria-carrying
breed of mosquito.
IF the price of wheat keeps on sky
rocketing it would not be a bad idea to
go out to the barn and get a few point
ers from the horse on eatins corn.
FOR ALL WE SPEND AND GIVE.
Life brings us few returns
For all we spend and give
So cries the heart that burns
To live and n'ore than live.
And yet through all its burst
Of antic grief and tear,
Down deep amid the worst
That happens to us here
There's always some sweet share
Of laughter and of cheer
To compensate our tare!
Tis true we give is much
Our labor and our gleam
But though in vain we clutch
At substance or at dream,
'Tis wnell in that long end.
Or brief career, to know
We had perhaps one friend
JVhom it were good to know;
And maybe knew an hour
Of perfect peace and joy
A morning with a flower,
Or romping girl or boy!
Life brings us small return
Instead of few perhaps.
If all the spirit yearns
Were poured Into our laps
Our sated hours would fly
So cloyed, we might not feel
That honey of the sky
Upon our palates steal
As now with flavor fine
It does in little drips
That tastes of heavenly wine
On our so mortal lips!
THE BENTZTOWN BARD.
THOSE who have insisted that
Becker had been put to death in Sing
Sing doubtless will be surprised to
learn that be has come to life and is
about to petition for a new trial. For
those of short memories it might be
added that Harry Thaw also is still
alive and that Lincoln is dead.
DOUGH you or dough you not ap
prove the rise In the price of bread?
This la horrible, but we are printing
It to satisfy a regular customer.
AN actor has received an egg from
a girl with her name and address
written on It After he has ascer
tained the age of the egg he probablv
will be in better position to appreciate
BILLY Sunday puts sawdust on the
trail to the mourners' beech so as to
prevent slipping en route.
J. M. C i
London. (Correspondence of The
Associated Press.) The military coj
recent survey of conditions, said that
recent survey of conditions, said that
there is little likelihood of any im
portant advance movement by either
side on the western front for a ion
time to come. Under the present con
ditions of weather and ground, with
artillery which knows the range of
every landmark exactly, lie argues
that a successful offensive ia next to
"The district in which the British
army is operaton is practically a
swamp," declares this observer. "Wat
er stands on the stiff, slippery and
holding clay, rendering the movement
of infantry across country impossible.
For weeks on end it has rained, and
when it has not rained thick mists
have enveloped the country. The
deep trenches are filled with water,
and the necessity of standing in this
has cost us many casualties.
"It is only on slightly rising gTOund
that life is at all supportable. The
fronts of the rival armies are covered
with a labyrinth of trenches. On
both sides the front lines are often
only posts of observation. Acres ot
barb wire cover most of the positions. ,
In rear stretch many fines, ifgzags
and communication trenches.
"Breastworks have been construct
ed by both armies on the top of the
ground ta meet the difficulties of hold
ing flooded trenches, while strong
pevsts, defended villages and farm
steads, and other arrangements, com
plete the positions, in the rear mass
es of guns of all calibres, bo we?l con
cealed that they are practically invul
nerable, and Joined up by telephones
to all advanced trenches, make a
strong framework for the defense.
"During all the months that the
BritiBh-have occupied this district,
only three direct hits have been made
by German shells upon the British
guns. An attack, therefore, has to
deal with an intact artillery which
knows every range to an inch.
"A forward trench may often be as
saulted or mined by either aide, or it
may be knocked to bits by heavy
6hells, or cleared by trench mortars
and hand grenades, but a local success
of this character has no consequences.
"As for the flying corps; despite the
w-eather, it has missed only six days
In the air since August. Not easily can
any hostile strategical surprise escape
the notice of these airmen.
"The British army is not accus
tomed to winter campaigning and is
not inured to It. Its campaigns have
usually taken place In warm climates.
It had its lessons to learn and it has
cost something to learn them. In spite
of this the army haa stood the test re
markably well, and is probably !n bet
ter health than any other, friendlv or
hostile, operating In the region."
London. (Correspondence of . The
the electric light works in Tendon had
received instructions to turn off a'.l
current, public and private, on th ap
proach of hostile aircraft. Is drnied in
a statement given to the trade jour
nal Electrical Engineering. The stat.
"As a matter of fact c:r Inst ruc
tions are exactly the otiposite. We
must maintain the supply of cuuviii,
and keep the lights going. Ttnatn
and hospitals, for instance, wou-d
in a serious predicament if their cur
rent was suddenly stopped. II
theatres wero suddenly plunged into
darkness panic would inevit-.thly
sue. Hospitals would be in a terrible
plight, and there would be loss of L.'o
in a'niost every operating room.
"Moreover, if our elm-trie l'it
works were to switch off their i.r
rent, large quantities of fteam weiit
have to be Immediately blown off uito
the wtmosphere. and the noiso wot:M
probably startle the inhabitant of f e
darkened town far more than the ex
plosion ctf dropping bombs. Moie
over, the rising steam would offer an
admirable target for the Zeppe'.-.n . a
bomb might be dropped on the ISaiik
sJde electricity works, and If the rans'e
finding was inaccurate, it would per
haps hit St. Paul's cathedral, Bhi : -
friars bridge, or the Central Tclephoiu
London. (Correspondence cf The
Associated Press.) While at break
fast, M. Duquesne. a Belgian actor h
has been playing with a company f
Belgian refugee actors at one cf ti.e
London theatres, read in a Frotx-a
newspaper of the death in actior. of
his son, a young French fiice.r. ai d
also of the death of his former wife,
the officer's mother, who died after
hearing of her son's fatal wound.
M. Duquesne dressed and went to
the theatre as usual, but broke down
suddenly when he had to speak th
line "If only I had my revolver I would
take my revenge," and left the fcta-e.
Feb. 17 in American
JS01 Thomas Jefferson's election
president of the United States de
cided In the house of representa
tives on the thirty-sixth ballot.
1815 Treaty of Ghent, concluding
peace between the United States
and Great Britain, was ratified at
1865 Confederates evacuated their de
fensive lines before Charleston.
1913 Cinclnnatus Heine .Miller Joa
qulni, the "poet 'of the Sierras."
"died; born 1841.
1914 Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson,
widow of the noted author, died
at Monteclto, Cat.
Associated Press.) The report that
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