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John Hay said. "Theft will always be M per cent of tlu- Senate on the blackguard side of every question that comet before them." "If labor would consent to a 56-honr week until 1923. with proportionate additional compensation, pro duction would so increase a to force a general lower ing of price." William A. Law. The anti-gas tan used in the Allied trenches against German ga WSJ the invention of a woman Mr. Bertha Ayrton. an electrical engineer of London, Eng. Thousands of birds die during the migration season every year, because of the lure of the torch on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor. Sir Oliver Lodge has had to warn his hearers against "fake voices' from the "spirit world." "Do not take everything tor gospel simply because it comes through by an unusual method1 he ays. "Be on your guard against that. Maybe you are tapping your own dream stratum." The first German prisoner captured by American troop was Leon Hayde Hoffman, and his captors were Adam Viaxikowski and John Cochanski, of Ironwood, Michigan. The severity of the winter may be judged by the fact that in southern Michigan the ice has attained a thickne-s of two feet without a thaw, while the ground is frozen to a depth of four feet. White rabbit skins rote from 5 cents to 80 cents in the St. Louis fur market. Horses are bringing 20,000 marks in parts of Germany. Resigning after 28 years' presidency of Cornell Uni versity. Jacob Gould Schurman says he believes in "rea sonably frequent changes in the office of chief executive." The League of German Officers has sued Vice Pre mier Krzbergt r for libel in saying that German officers refused to escort the former kaiserin to her husband's refuge in Holland. "Wine is necessary for the soul," wails Maeterlinck, "the Master," as he makes his progress across America to the movie cities of the coast. During President Wilson's illness, Vice President Marshall has been addressed on all sorts of matters, from petitions for federal pardon to appointments in the consular service, the people supposing that somehow he was t!ie President office assistant and substitute. But it is pointed out, especially since the Lansing incident, that the Vice Pr lident has walked an absolutely correct course, calling a meeting of the Cabinet only when especially invited to do so by the President. "It may be hard to teach an old dog new tricks, but it is still harder to get him to enjoy them." D'Annunzio's volunteers will not be punished on their return to the Italian Army. Their regiments, how ever, will cease to exist, and the men will be distributed among other units. Toward the end of his life Mark Twain grew very unhappy over the future of the human race. America's railway payroll has increased one billion dollars in two years. It was not only shell-fire that destroyed the forests of France, but it was war War needs destroyed more timb r than did actual destruction. Over 40 years' production was used up. "The black bass." says Dr. James A. Henshall fa mous angler, "is inch for inch and pound for pound the gamest Bah that swims." Former Kmpcror Charles of Austria has now in his own right less than $500 a year on which to support himself, his wife and six children. A United States major who fretted on a desk job during the war. went into the dark cellar of a neigh bor's house, and. tiring at pistol flashes in the dark, killed two burglars who tried to kill him. Henry Watterson is 80 years old ; Thomas A. Edison, 73; Klihu Root, 75. "Uncle Joe" Cannon is the only man living whose name appeared on the same political ballot with that of Abraham Lincoln. A Newfoundland railway train completed a 29-hour run in three weeks snow. The President s letter, dismissing Secretary Lansing, was dated Friday, the 13th. The peanut is "pindar" in India and "goober" in Africa. William de Morgan made a world reputation as a novelist after he was 60. and in the last months of his life busied himself on a submarine detector. There are thousands of wild horses near the Utah Nevada line. They draw off domesticated horses to their company and tear down range fences. Toys that were popular during the war have been gathered into a permanent collection at the Smithsonian Institute. Wireless telephones are being rapidly introduced in China. Wires are too costly and clumsy for the Oriental. The Rome Tribuna speaks of "the positively amaz ing administrative efficiency of both Lenine and Trotsky." Pastries and cakes may be baked and sold only two days a week in France. Flour shortage. Flame-throwers were used on New York snow drifts in an experiment for quick snow removal, but were not very successful. A few months ago Congress convened one day without a chaplain, and no member was found to offer the opening prayer. Next time it happened, an aged clerk made the prayer. Electricity will be the greatest destructive force in future wars, says M. Turpin, of France, inventor of molitc, one of the most terrible explosives used in the World War. The increased difficulty of keeping Senators and Representatives in attendance on the sessions of Con gress is a serious concern with party leaders. The members of Congress have so much individual office work that night sessions are being suggested. Scientifically speaking, the most descriptive designa tion of the L W. W. is that of "migratory workers." John Shell, who was rejected as a soldier in the Civil War because he was then 72 years old was still alive and active when the census man called on him the other day. The man with an income of $2,000 a year receives just $870 in value of the standard of 1913. Subscribe Today Fifty-two Issues For One Dollar The Dearborn Publishing Co. DEARBORN. MICH. Enclosed is $1.00 for one year's subscription 52 issues to TIHE IDE-AKIBOIRKf IIMDIEPIIEMIDIEKTr The Ford International Weekly OIVB COM PLUS ADDRM8 - WRITS. PLAINLY Name Street or R. F. D. City State TMB SUBSCRIPTION PRICK IN TUB UNITKO 8TATK8. ITS DEPENDENCIES ANO CUBA IB fl.OO A YEAR IN CANADA 01.80 A Y EAR; FOREIGN COUNTRIES 2 OO A YEAR "The New Poor" i new term Invented describe the clastei who, before the amr, arere ibl 1 t along comfortably, lut are now under strain. After the lapse of 148 years, Poland ha iglitt Iks. COOK a "sea nation," having recovered th port of Putzig. "It is one mad country America," la; Maurice Maeterlinck. One of the greatest botanists in the : Id John Grimshaw Wilkinson is blind. Hut by tasti n-h and imell be has been able to do more research rk than when he relied on sight. Even the illiterate native ot Egypt have i nie mil lionaires in amazing number! because ot thi boom in cotton. Peru has been independent for 100 yeai and will celebrate tbc centennial in 1921, When Abraham Lincoln, as president-eK t. visited Philadelphia on his way to be inaugurated at Washing ton, seven lines in the newspapers announced his coming. Padcrewski is said to be in fear of a plot to as sassinate him. When President Wilson received the railway men on the White House porch, they remarked how well he was looking. "I have jttft been shaved." said the Presi dent, "that helps a bit." He urged the nun to wear their hats on account of the dampness, but they re mained uncovered in his presence. With a campaign Coining on, members of the House of Representatives are beginning to take gymnastic ercises, one of the rooms of the House being equipped by private contributions for athletic purposes England has received 300 tons of dyes from Germany. Lee de Forest has made an audiofl of such delicate quality that when a fly walks over the transmitter the amplified sound hammers hard on the eardrum Senator Lodge and Sir Oliver Lodge have jttft dis covered that they are cJotlf ol the iam :.imily, a branch of which settled in Massachusetts in the seven teenth century. "The American soldier is an imPTOvisat n, but it must be admitted he is a good one," says former German Crown Prince. Sir Walter Scott's letters, to the number of 130 pages, were discovered recently in a Sat -rancisco second-hand book shop. "He had speculated unsuccessfully in W Street." is the usual form used in New York news reports of a certain class of suicides, Cats are almost extinct in Warsaw. i ur: ing the last year of the war they were sold ii public market places. A cow defended her calf against a bear h broke into a barn near Olean, N. Y. The cow. irini her offspring in distress, broke her rope and after a battle defeated the bar. An extensive "buy in Canada" campaign is now in progress in that country to combat the h rate ot exchange charged on Canadian money in the United States. Diamond drilling in the former gold mil 5 region? of Northern Ontario has recently developed suftcieWJ to be of good commercial value. The new prohibition slogan across the water is. "Pussyfoot's Eye Will Make England Dry. ' A church in Hawaii is built of blocks of -oral hewn from the reefs. People with long memories are now recalling that the country was once quite wrought up ov-r "the proo lem of assimilating our 4,000.000 soldiers." Joseph Pennell, the artist, attacks the American bill board from a new angle "The lumber expended m " necessary and unsightlv billboards in thi c.mntrv won rebuild nearly evervthing destroyed abroad. The pai wasted would cover all the new buildings, and the would be of incalculable benefit." Marshal Foch's famous blue black limousine- car of victory," has been sold for 74,000 francs. It w requisitioned at 15,000 francs. Winston Churchill has created a furor in MjjJP by saying that labor is not capable of governing r 'bly not. Wither is capital. In fact, government task in which proficiency has never been exhitnteu any group or party.