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'Am? JVil helm's Dreams of Sea Power Fell Down
H k ''H Hm
iV k Future Lies On Tin- Sea." one oi the
U slogans the kaiser gave his faithful Germans,
and it was quite the thing to repeal the Icaiser'i words
whenever one went to Kiel. That and the toast to
" i h Day" were cowunonplacci oi daily speech. uThe
Diy" came, the sea is still with us. but Kiel as the
. point of let Control is a little oft cl.r. as
tin i ompanytng photograph will show,
K was one of the beat known placet in the world
ot the persistent advertising it received From
the German Government Whenever the kaiser had
anything to say about sea power, he said it at Kiel.
Whei ut he wished to renew the world's apprecia
tion oi the fact that Germany had a great and grow -
The Wise Man From Japan
ing navy, he did so it Kiel.
1 ere ) established the Im
perial Vacht Club, ! which
the yachtsmen of other na
tions ii ed to say that it con
lamed more landlubbers than
any city club. The criti. ism
was just because the Ger
man is not naturally a tea
man. Even the German
navy did not make him
lover ot the sea. one oi the
reasons being that German
men-of-war were not built
to live in, but to fight in.
Unlike the other naviei oi
the world, the ( ierman mm y
kept its men ashore as
much as possibh fa , (lt and
sleep, taking them aboard
Only to work ship. I'nnst
quently no intimate love of
ships and the sea was en
gendered within them, none
of the traditions oi the old
er navies had a chance to
grow Up. And the result of
this was very disastrous to
German naval pride.
In the foreground oi the picture arc shown the coal
docks oi Kiel, now etttpt) and deserted Tlie remain
ing ships of the (ierman raw huddle together in the
roads. It was here the bitterest blow oi all vra dealt
the kaiser. The navy was his personal creation and
liis pride, yet it was in the nay and at Kiel that the
flamei oi revolution first broke forth which spread
later through the empire and finally dethroned the
Hohenaollerns. Incapable oi performing the functions
of a navy with reference to the enemy, the German navy
was nevertheless powerful enough by its disaffection
to overthrow the empire that created it. And Kiel to
day stands a grim monument oi dreams obliterated and
ambitions crossed.
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Street Patriotism
r I "HIS man of benign
I Oriental countenance
is called "the Wisest man
in Japan." Wisdom, in
Japan, is scarcely the
quality it is understood
among us to he. and any
one who would be in-
dined, from the Riven
description, to mistake
this gentleman for an
absent-minded, easily be
footled old dear would
probably discover his
mistake very speedily.
For I r. Tanakadtc rep
resented his country at
the P( ace I "ontcrence,
and i: iwn that Japan, without contributing to the
"kitty." came otT a rather high winner from
that 1 ttl lomatic name. This wine old man is now
111 Die nit d States "studying conditions." and it
would be m st interesting to know what he thinks of
i wit i ftirse he is too wise to tell. He will make
a mm of nice addressee, and he w ill bear the kindest
rgsrds : his government to ours, but what he really
think- ui will be communicated to a few a very
few- privileged ears in Tokio. Because, you set . he
is a very wise man. and his silence is one of the
!rnt- jt
Pre III. s,r, o
RESIDENTS and business men of Forty-second
street in New York have formed an association.
This organization is not built merely to boom the
trade and traffic of their thoroughfare. In fact, the
Organization asks thai certain kinds t vehicles, and
certain sentimental pedestrians, shall not enter their
street at all. The campaign is to maintain the dignity
and decency, tin cleanliness and classic quality, of
Forty-second street.
It may seem a slight matter that the Forty-second
Street Property Owners and Merchants' Association
should ask people to discontinue throwing scraps oi
love-letters on the street, tossing banana peelings on the
walks, or littering the walk or the road with peanut
shells Yet old papers and old banana skins and old
peanut shells are not needed and are not sanitary, and
it is good to think that some people are determined to
keep their street clean of them.
We should think enough oi our own street to keep
it clean. We should think enough of our neighborho d
to see that n is respected b) other neighborhoods, and
1 transient passers by. In tact, we should have a
street patriotism ;ts well as a national patriotism. We
should have some regard for any corner oi the world
in which we find ourselves for any part oi our lives,
Vfl fang as we art to be in that corner we should in
deed "brighten the corner.1
Negroes Turn Their Eyes to the Land of Their Origin
JHl a ' return to Pal-
if of profound
e from several
P0111 view, but the in-
" interest of the
Nero ice in Africa has
nnt r '1 as much atten-
ur" Zionism oi the
W trallclcd by the
,v,.r" oi the Negro.
ru the Negroes1 con-
n ' " origin. The past
,lbtl" of th race lias
n,d,,N ble points. Ancient
an,, 'earned civilizations
7 r i ted by Negro peo
JJ 71 1 man) famous Hnei
oi kii f i were created bg
""s. it uas onh
, in civilizati ... with
s "jm and rices touched
r j n lol .nca to de
2h lh( black man and to
. . ' !"n into slavcn
Mt stigma of inferiority
iH V ccd Upon bun. and
a . bj , those who had
V,05H his human rights.
, 1 ''II is Tod.iv
solids consciousnesi of
lion of J lmon Negro race and a new appreck
T)H. .is the land of their future development
the turaIh shows a throng ot Negroes inspecting
- - KH 1 v
MMssMmssti i jiJrtBiESS y i
V-i .''"twiiri niiT tn tr:i fxtweell w
Star Un imh Africa- A company called The lijaik
shbj I'1 s ," n organiied to create i line ol 2A
. the first, here shown, is named The
Ul- .he interest shown by the people who have
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attempted on the dock would seem to indicate i ten
t.1 appreciation Ol its significance and possibilities.
There is nothmg at all extraordinary in the thought
that the Negroes oi America should enter into direct
commercial relations with the continent ot their origin;
rather there i- a tittmness about it which raises tin
question Wh) N h.l not been attempted long he!
The future of the MegTO race promises t be active
How Sinn Fein Courts Work
( ork. Ireland. Nov. (By Mail).
I HAVE just been privileged to b present at one oi
the nightly Slttingl of one of the Sinn Fcm c mrts.
Poactual to the moment the five jud es, who had
taken the oath to the Irish Republic and to try tin
cases without favor to any party, took their seats. The
president was a university professor and an authority
on academic questions. On his right sat a un rchant
who has factories not alone here in Ireland but in
pvjsnd and Denmark. Next him was Trade Union
leader. On the left were a grocer and a chemist. The
attorney win, pleaded for the plaiu.tirT told how his
client bought a farm from the defendant in the action
some years ago and at a fair price at which the man
who sold was apparently content until last Maj when
he sent threatening; notices and demanded more money.
He enlisted his friends to aid him and they kicked up
a shindy m the homestead. Notices to pay or quit
out were mailed to the buyer who left it to court to
decide the merits of the claim. In a most business-like
fashion the court got through the evidence. The dry-as-dust
stuff w hich is heard in the law court I was cut
out and only the common sense points were heard.
The man who sold was the last of half a dozen
witnesses to take the stand. The president put a few
sympathetic questions, but he had a poor claim which
could stand upon no normal grounds. Hc p,t a good
ccturing for his conduct and promised not to commit
hunselt again. The clerk of the court who works by
day at a real estate agent's office uptown read out the
hndmg oi the court, which called upon all i ldiert and
loyal supporters oi the Irish Republic to respect its
decree and warned defendant not to interfere in the
larm in future and to pay $125 compensation for the
annoyance and worry caused.
The hearing of the case occupied less than an hour
and the total cost including the lawyer's fee did not
come to more than $7.5).
The English law courts in Jarandyce and farajsdyce
fashion would have taken months to thresh out a sim
ilar lawsuit. There would have been motions and
postponements, searches tor documents, transfers from
hsgfa court to lower and back again along the same
musty law-dust-eaten passages again until the attorney's
pockets were well tilled with gold. Why, I even
tmd that the law courts in Dublin at their last session
had a case before them which took all the fame out of
Dtckens'fl famous law case. It was started in 1795 and
still drags out through the chancery court to the high
court and from there on to the king's bench and back
again along the dreary old way. The original parties
and their BOM are long since dead and so complex has
the case become that they are at one sitting investi
gating who the plaintiff is; at another the Question is
raised as to who the defendant is. There is another
-arch and postponement. A name is added and then
another motion to add the name of another plaintiff
or defendant and so on the case goes its merry wav to
the delight of the lawyers and grim old judges. Men
-a ho never heard oi the property may at any moment
he dragged into the wheels oi the law chariot SI d be
cited as defendant or plaintiff in the action through
being a thirty-first cousin of some one interested who
is long since dead. It is almost a century and a quarter
since the case was first put in motion, as likely as not,
if the funds of the estate will last, it will drag out
another century or two.
The Sum Fein court heard in all that night eight
trials. There were CSSCS oi breach.es oi contract, dis
putes about debts, neighbors at loggerheads, and every
one interested got a sympathetic hearing.
"We." said the university professor, who acted as
chairman, "encourage people to come to us to settle
their petty disputes instead oi going to the law courts
where litigation will cost them immense hubs oi money
besides having their names dragged through the pub
lic press. Our business is to make people settle their
differences and become friends again. The law courts
teach them to become enemies and engage m more liti
gation. Instead oi looking at the cases through the
dusty spectacles of the lawyer, we take a broad, everv
day, common sense observation oi it and in many in
stances we have settled disputes of many years'
The success of the Sinn Fein courts i that both
parties, before they enter, pledge themselves in honor
hound to abide by the ruling of the court. I know of
no one instance in which this has been departed from.
To do so the people would feel they were committing
sacrilege to Ireland and to the Irish cause.
Rep. Isaac Siegel. of New York: "We arc passing
through trying times in this country, and that there
may be a reduction in the cost oi living it becomes
every American to try to set his 0Wfl honac in order and
to purchase only where he can obtain the BSOSt tor hi-
money. He should havi a budget for his home. IK
should strictly adhere to that budget. The government
oi the United States should not only have budget,
but there should be constant and close scrutnn to make
certain that the government obtains full value fot ever)
dollar spent."
Hep. Clay Stone BriggS, oi Texas It has been
computed that for the period from April. 1917, when
the United States entered tin- war. to pni. 1919, 2S
months, the war COSl this COtintr) about $22,000,000,000,
or at the rate of (1,000,000 an hour, and making, on the
average, a charge oi $200 a person tot the 110,000,000
people in the I'nittd Mates.
It is announced in Boston that all shoe lactones
are severely congested with business a;!i satis f acton
shipments arc not expected tor mairj weeks Hm
Shoemakers' Federation has declared tor a hcda
wk. which foveas the plants t be idle 52 vrorksng
dayi a year, causing a reduced production oi ap
prOJtimatt!. .V(HH).(MH) pairs ot shoes Nearly.

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