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CD 10 The Fiume sensation is more like an ambitious ro mantic movie than a serious move in the affairs of na tions. A description of what occurred when D An nunio came up to the city and was confronted by Gen. Pittaluga who was chaffed with its defense, u here given : Pittaluga "Thus you will ruin Italy." D'AnnunztO "Rather you will ruin Italy if you op pose Fiume's destiny and "support the infamous policy. Pittaluga "'What, then, do you wish?" D'Annunio "A free entry into Finnic." Pittaluga "I must obey orders." D'Annunzio "I understand you would fire upon your brethren? Fire first upon me!" Pittaluga "I am happy to meet you. bray e soldier and great poet! With you I cry, A'iva Finnic' !" All forces together 'A'iva Fiume!" The Department of T.abor figures food increases since 1914 as amounting to SO per cent. The rise in some cities went as high as 125 per cent. It M lowest in the West and South. Seven of the London Masonic lodges admit only total abstaim-rs to membership, and numbers of others prohibit alcoholic refreshments on social occasions of the lodge. It has been proved that the public will cheerfully shell out a dime for a one-cent apple. Rut the sale at low prices of army foodstuff made a slow getaway. Thousands of tenants in all great centers of popula tion are learning to their surprise and dismay that there are no laws to check the injustices forced upon them. It will not be surprising if out of this new knowledge a demand springs up that landlordism be brought under adequate legal control. A newspaper observer at the National Industrial Conference voted that everybody was represented and splendidly organized except The Public, "the poor, burden-bearing ublie." A Philadelphia watchman calmly saw robbers steal a safe from the store next door the other night, but made no alarm because, as he said, he was paid only to watch his own store. A flourishing industry newly arisen among Teutonic nobility and the military aristocracy, is the writing of books of memoirs. Formerly the most uncommuni cative of classes, they are nowf the most voluble. The Northern Aerial Syndicate of Great Britain is arranging a passenger air-hip service to the United States. The plan call for airships carrying 150 pas sengers, in addition to .staffs of cooks, stewards, and crew, to serve the westward and eastward passages between Tv.t;kmd and New Yrss Perth. Australia, will also be served, seven days being allowed for this journey. At Liverpool, passengers from America will he transferred to smaller aircraft and taken to the destination. Moorings will be provided at leading hotels. On three liners, sailing October 4. were 4.000 pas sengers, of whom 2,000 were Italians, Poles and Greeks returning home. The red trottseri which were formerly a part of French military uniform were introduced bv Napoleon to encourage the cultivation of madder root, then the Chief source of that color. Holland and Italv had men L"d the Made, until Napoleon, by changing th color of the soldiers' trousers, stimulated French interest in it. Then came the German chemical dye discoveries, and thereafter French trousers were col rcd with German dyes. r,d then came the war. and G-rman dye lost their monopoly. Washington is no longer a model citv. The rush o, new growth has swamped it al... Its water reservoir has a capacity of 65.000.fHK) gallons, while the daily consumption for a year past has been 64.000.000 gallons The Dearborn Publishing Co. DKARBORN. MICH. ftuMi for year' s subscription to thb dbakborh mxmsmm& The Ford International Weeklv ( ity Street State THE SUBSCR.PT.ON Cfl ,N THE UN.TtO BTATF5. ,TS DEPENDENCIES AND c, . -SOOA VEp CANADA SO A VEA: EOE,ON COONT..E. " 00 A Y,A It is now declared that the chief difference between the Allied commander and lien. Pershing was the . al tera conviction that the German front could be broken. Vllted generals believed the front would remain as it was until the end of the war. It was the American break through the lines that precipitated the general retreat which eventually brought the armistice. The United States Chamber of Commerce is enter taining four commercial missions from Belgium. Italy, France and England The American Museum of Natural History leadl the world in its habitat groups of mammals, birds and reptiles. A former Royal Hying Corps member stole an aero plane in Toronto. He h it no trail when he faded into the iky, but the telegraph is faster than flight, and he was arrested at the first stop for fuel. The heathen may teach us something after all. The Foochow Missionary Hospital. China, removed a large steel splinter from the eyeball of a native. One hun dred dollars is the cost of such an operation, but the man was poor, and the fee was fixed at $ The native produced eighty cents, saying that two dollars for re moving such a small piece of steel was entirely too much. It takes from six months to a year to season the staves used in oil barrels. Fiume. which D'Aiuumio spectacularly took over as part of Italy, and thereby caused the collapse of an Italian ministry, defection in the army, and a crisis in the Paris council of powers, needs coal. It must pay from $38 to $40 a ton, cash in advance, if it purchases American coal, for the lowest price recently quoted was $38.75 a ton, cash in exchange for documents in Philadelphia. And Fiume has not stable currency. It is believed there will be a shortage of coal in Fiume this winter. Perhaps even tin- D'Annunzio soul-tin !l will burn lower. The upper chamber of the Kiksdag of Sweden has pasted a bill providing for an eight-hour working day. the lower chamber having recently passed the same bill. Continuance of war-time passport regulations for one year to prevent influx ox undesirable aliens was urged before the House Foreign Ai'lairs Committee re cently by Secretary of State Lansing and Representa tive Johnson, of Washington, chairman of the House Immigration Committee. At a meeting held in London to demonstrate the utility of artificial limbs, the British Minister of Pen sions admitted the lUperiority of American make. Fourteen thousand members of the British Mcr- cantile Marine gave up their lives in war. During the recent severe forest fires in certain sec tions of the Wist, carrier pigeons were successfully employed to convey messages from fire fighters at the front. Peppermint for oil is produced in Michigan and Indiana. The crop of 1919 has the estimate of 300,000 pounds of oil from 10,000 SCTC! and marks another step in the continuous decline from 600.000 pounds from 18.000 acres in 1914. The average yield is about 30 pounds of oil an acre. A fund of $1,200 has been raised to fight rats in Palm Beach County. Fla. The rodents in that region have multiplied with iuch rapidity that some farmers fear seventy-five per cent of their potatoes and peanuts have been destroyed. 'We commented recently on the statement of Mr. Lansing that the secret agreements between France and i ngland on the one hand and Japan on the other had been concealed from him when he entered into agree ment with Japan, and were unknown at Washington when America entered the war. hxactly what Ameri can state smen knew or IUI pected. or ought to hav suspected, may be a matter of discussion. But we do not observe that tin re has been any explanation from our government of a silence which is regard d in Amer k a as the concealment of a mat. i i.tl issue. It is of the first necessity to the main tenance of mutual trnsi y tween America and England that tin action of our government should be fully M'huned. In th. mean while an atmosphere of sus picion has arisen in Amer ica in which co-operation becomes diOicult and any appeal to the League of a. JOJtt as seeunty is ren dered hopeless." Uancl let Guardian The bicycle is popular as a means .t cheap locomo tion in Belgium. Ilie flat country and the spirit of the people favor it. A certain American make is popular but impossible to obtain and the British makes are being absorbed rapidly. More than twelve thousand machines were imported by Belgium 1913, the .at before the war opened. Seven million acres of wet lands have been re claimed m the southern states. According to official diplomatic reports ten million Germans and thousands of Austrians an awaiting an opportunity to leave their native countries. The ma jority wish to come to the United States, with Argen tina, Chile and Peru as next choices In view of this report it is interesting to note that the Labor program outlined in the Industrial Conference in Washington held out against immigration for at least two years and restriction of immigration in the future. Admission Day in the state of Washington falls on Armistice l)ay, November 11. Tames Whhcomb Riley's home on Lockerbie street, Indianapolis, has been acquired for $8,500 with a view to creating a memorial there. One of the Itrangest parades ever held in the United Stat. - was witnessed at Fort Sheridan. Kvcry soldier was in a wheel chair. The high school of Tacoma. Washington, has issued a direct challenge to the jaz craze of the day by in stalling a massive pipe organ. It will cost young married couples four times as much to furnish their homes now as it would have COSt before the war. "The modern ALL : Always Be Careful.' troit Educational Bulletin. I)e Thomas afott Osborne, famous prison reformer and sociologist, i now Lieut. Commander T. M. Osborne. commanding the Naval Prison, Navy Yard. Ports mouth. N. II. On the occasion of his 60th birthday the prisoners gave him a "smoker" in the "Y" of the prison. "At Rome nearly all the shops are shut. Soldiers or policemen are on guard at the doors of those which are left open." writes a correspondent of Le Matin. Paris. The Russian origin of much of America's labor trouble is indicated by the Use of the word "pogrom" to describe the authorities' efforts to preserve law and order. An educator estimates that for every week a clnT.T spends in school it thereby insures itself I3S.4S per week more than if it grew up uneducated. Studv is worth $5.00 a day to a child. "A Little B "k of Manners" published in Ireland contains a chapter on "Manners to Animals." Elsie Janil began her theatrical career by a protest nst cruelty to animals. She and her mother re sign.. I from a theater where an "animal act" was in progress. "The world sutlers more from those who have hardening of the heart than from those who have soft ening of the brain." A modern airship contains 20,000 parts, t0 miles of u ire and KM).0K) rivets. TNT is described as a safer explosive than dvna mite. plaster rowDOal has been invented at Portland. Oregon. It weighs 400 pounds and is cheaper than a wooden One Millions of ducks are killed annuallv in China to supply the feather industry. In 1917 the exports of this article amounted to 7,063,333 pounds. With the American housewife paying, if she can afford it, fifty to sixty cents a pound for lamb chops, it is interesting to note that there are 1. .100,000 carcasses ol lamb and mutton in storage in Australia. The meat export works that conntr nm! be forced to suspend .iterations. le(;msc all the storage space available has been taken up and no shipping is available. A Panting of the arrival of the first American de stroyers in llntish waters bv Bernard F. (iribble, the ish marine artist, titled "The Return of the May tlowr. lias lecn purchased bv the American Govern ment. , 1 :lf l,rt lit "f the world's supply of zinc is pro- duod in the United Mates. delegation representing colored organizations throughout the United States met in Washington and Urg .1 an appropriation of $500.m for the erection of a memorial to the colored soldier, of the Great War.