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A priest of Paris sent away from the altar a bride who came attired in a skirt which reached only to her knees. "I cannot marry you ffl that attire." said he; "this is not a dance hall." The one ever-present bird across the American con tinent, says John Burroughs, is the mourning dove. A country clothing merchant in Michigan reports that his efforts to sell suits and overcoats at reasonable price has failed. A suit or overcoat upon which he was content to make $10 profit, would not sell. But by add ing a $30 profit, he speedily disposed of his whole stock. Edith Cavell's dog has been found in Belgium. After wandering over the country during the war it finally chose a country home, where upon its neck was dis covered inscribed three words "Miss Kdith Cavell." For subletting two rooms in a house which he rented, a resident of Halifax was fined one cent by the courts. The faucets of English bath tubs are like young hvdrants, and the drain plug as large as a pie-plate. The tub can be rilled with a roar and emptied with a rush. Sweet Briar, the $2K .() mare, came from France in a padded cabin and, in spite of coal bans, was al lowed a special train to her new American residence at Binghamton. X. V. Five servants and a doctor ac companied Sweet Briar on. her journey. The chauffeurs of New York, calling themselves the Society of Professional Automobile Engineers, are building a luxurious rive-story clubhouse in that city. Alexander Priestly Camphor, who was born of slave parents in Alabama, and became educated through the heroic efforts of his father, and finally achieved a bishopric in the Methodist Episcopal Church, died re cently in the United States. In obedience to his father's dying wish he worked for the tribes of Africa. It now appears that Napoleon never said, "God is on the side of the heaviest battalions." but that "Fortune is on the side of the last reserve." Only a few days ago the country seemed bent head long on war with Mexico. "Advance tips" were ac tually lent out that intervention would occur. It de velops, however, that the intervention plan was the joint creation of Secretary Lansing and the Senate. Tru President, hearing of the contemplated war. wrote about 25 words that called it off. The upstate New York canning factories are rob bing the New York stage of chorus girls. The chorus pays SI 5 to 525 a week. The canneries pay $35 to $50. Students of the problem are beginning to suggest that the 20 per cent slump in efficiency on the part of labor is only apparent. Production, they say. has only returned to the human normal. The 20 per cent is charged to previous abnormal and injurious strain. William Hohenzollern is now frequently seen hunt ing with the Dutch prince consort, husband of Queen Wilhelmina. The prince consort i German. Holland papers are beginning to comment warningly on the subject. A hall of fame for trees is being established. "Who's Who Among American Trees" is being compiled by the American Forestry Association. A Maryland oak, an Ohio acacia, a Pennsylvania elm are among trees already admitted. Age, association, symmetry and beauty are some of the points of eligibility. Northern Manitoba promises to become one of the most valuable mining regions in the world. Already $200,000,000 worth of iron ore is at hand, and the largest copper mine in the Dominion is not far distant. Students of Depauw University prevented the clos ing of that institution on account ot the coal Shortage, by going into the country and cutting down trees tor fuel Sri Itudentl provided lunch tor the scholastic wood-choppers. Shipyards of the United States built 143 VCltctl in November. The irice of lions and tigers has gone up. A good tiger il now worth from $300 to $400. an increase of SJiH) in a few years. Over 216,000 women in the British Isles were wid owed by the war. fact which did not appear very prominently in merican reports of Lady Xancy Astor's campaign f,r Parliament is that she ran and was elected on a total abstinence, or prohibition, platform. "Miss Liberty" a goldfish of the Detroit aquarium :it Belle Isle, is noted for her progeny, the sale of which is always brisk. The infant goldfish are marked red. white and blue. After condemning our form of government and our mode of life tor many years, alter extolling the beauty and achievement of Russian Bolshevism ever since rt came into prominence, Emma Goldman fought Strenu ously to remain here, even claiming that her marriage made her a naturalized citizen It is about as sincere a compliment a- American freedom could be paid. After being received with doubt and denial, the reports of a pogrom against the Jews at Podol. Rus sia. October IS to JO, have been confirmed by Bontf Law in the British Parliament. "The shimmering lights of clandestine romance, fitfully flickering out their final glow in the hollow, smoking sockets of the divorce court" thus a western newspaper reporter begins his daily tale. So why be dubious about the future of American literature? The Detroit and Wayne County posts of the Amer ican Legion rescinded their action prohibiting "Bill" Haywood from appearing in Detroit. Tlu straight forward American reasoning that was adopted by the meeting was this: "The Constitution guarantees us free speech, and we are all wrong when, without hear ing a man. we refuse to let him speak simply because he is a radical." At the Kreisler concert given under Cornell Uni versity auspices at Ithaca, X. V., the lighting wires wire cut by former American soldiers who objected to his appearance. To an accompaniment of cries of "Hun! Hun!" outside the hall, Kreisler played for 4'! minutes in the dark. Expressed in American terms, German money dropped until it was worth 10 cents on the dollar, and British money until it was worth 75 cents on the dollar. Bessie Abbott, opera singer who died last Febru ary, is found to have left an estate of $137,891. A very suggestive heading is this: "Wages With out Work the Chief Cause of the High Cost of Living." Announcement of the refusal of the United States Senate to approve a League of Nations was made in London by Alfred J. Balfour in these words: "One of the greatest of our allies feels that it cannot go through with us to the end in this process of recon struction." Americanization has hit the hotels, too. It's "menu" no longer, but "bill of fare." "Kitchen" has ousted "cuisine." You may now "order in American." The committee having charge of the award of the Nobel Peace Prize, has decided that nothing was done in 1918 or 1919 to justify Destowing the prize. Thie Dearie jVesivg Co. DKARUOKN. MICH. Enclosed is $ for year's subscription to The Ford International Weekly GIVE COMPL6TC ADDRESS WRITE PLAINLY Same City Street or R. R I). State THE SUBSCRIPTION PRICE IN THE UNITED STATES. ITS DEPENDENCIES AND CUBA IS SI OO A YEAR; IN CANADA St SO A YEAR FOREIGN COUNTRIES f 2 OO A YEAR "King Edward, besides his wonderful likeness to King Henry the Kighth, had that great king's remark able attribute of combining autocracy with almost a so cialistic tie with the masse-. I said to His Majesty once, 'Sir, that was a real low form of cunning on your Majesty's part sending to ask after Keir Hardie's stomach-ache!' By jove, he went for me like a mad bull! and replied, 'You don't understand me! I am the king of all the people I No one has got me in their pockets, as some nf them think they have !' and proceeded with names can't quote P Lord Fisher. he I A new class vote is foreshadowed in the eff t to ..htain "aca''noc sentiment" on the subject of tlu i Vace Treaty b having the faculties and students 700 college! billot upon it. Bulgaria has imprisoned 3(H) war profiteers, nong them a doen former Cabinet ministers. Ciovernor Sproul of Pennsylvania has decla war on all attempts to relax the Sabbath laws oi tl "The American Sabbath is one of the instituti s we must preserve if we are going to preserve A: Yan- ism as we understand it. The organized effort I iretk down the Sabbath law in Pennsylvania not succeed." Viscount Edward Grey will abandon his 1 pecfc mission" to the United States. He is said l hive been chagrined by his inability to present his er uials to President Wilson. Berlin "Yorwaerts," commenting on the margins remarks written by the kaiser on books and dO( mtl says: "Whoever reads tlu' former emperor's gina! remarks will have no doubt that Germany bti the war was ruled by next to a madman." The platform oi the National Conference Lib. erals contains ISO words and is printed on a p van!. It deals with natural resources, transportation, taxes, speculation, labor questions and land Hyacinthe, the $5.io Persian cat of Mrs. Carlos Heredias was burned at Lenox. Mass., in a metallic easket with ceremonial accompaniments. 'Hydatid cyst from a dog. Persons may m it by letting pet dogs kiss them." is a note of in- wis dom from London. Great Britain still reports 335,000 unemplo d dis charged soldiers. The uestin of bringing home from Eur pe the bodies of American soldiers has been revived, will be brought from England after January 1. The French (iovernment insists that years nr before disinterment can be- undertaken in that :ntry. The class in commercial engineering at the negM Tech. Pittsburgh, presented its professor with a DC! pair of shoes. He says a suit of clothes would be welcome, too. his salary is so small. Bar fixtures are crowding the storage h large cities. It is suggested that the form- boOR furniture, being made of the finest woods. lit DC worked into household or banking furniture The spring and winter wheal production il JUTSII for 1919 amounted to 146,109,19 bushels. Forty-eight Irish newspapers have been suppresses, and 28 denied foreign circulation, The biggest liquor corporation in the United States is seeking permission to pay dividends in wl ky to its stockholders. A 1,400-year-old law of the Emperor Justii was lately evoked to determine the ownership oi a -warm of bees. Justinean ruled that a swarm oi I 1 s longed to a man who could see and pursue them. Oth erwise they belonged to the next man who sa At A modern court was unable to improve the rule. KuttO Meyer, the Celtic scholar, who wa repre sentative of German kultur in an Irish universitji IS dead at Berlin, Mrs. Lloyd George is campaigning for "no license,' (local option) in Scotland. U-Boat Commander Hans Rose is the on- rman submarine captain with whom officers of the A icrsjafl navy would be trilling to shake hands, sa s Innral Sims. Though he sank more Allied ships than .nyone, he never failed afterward to show, even at gr at risk to himself, a decency oi instinct which kept bis name clean among his adversaries. Of the 6655 employes of the Glasgow tramways 3,507 served in the war. and 517 were killed. The French press ,s giving unstinted praise to Pj afeeUS, I Belgian Jesuit priest who was one of J most abl, spies the Aliu s had He forwarded l.200,W letters from Belgian soldiers to their wives iti the vaded districts. Co-operating with Nurse CavelL helped thousands into the Belgian armv Leaning that it was the custom of German officers to give a dtoJ just before air raids on London, he became pa-try coos m an othcers' mess, learned all air rani plans winch nc forwarded to London and also discovered the -erman submarine has, , il 5 t'Mressinn "Almighty dollar" was coined by Washington Irving. The militarist party in Germanv is jubilant over the defeat of the Peace Treaty in the' American Senate.