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The Ontario amusement tax has been increased 25 per cent. Hudson Bay Company's vessels carried thirteen mil lion tons of food to French ports during the war. The first vessel to sail from the Hudson Bay post was in 1668. Immigrants are arriving from South America in large numbers, most of them bearing cash and letters of credit valued at thousands of dollars. A train robber recently killed maintained a business manager to look after his affairs. The kaier is writing, with his pen, a history of the war. Emeralds have become the rarest and most ex pensive of precious stones. An airplane flying across the Canadian border at Niagara Falls was stopped by a customs officer and duty collected. Sea birds devour a great number of fish, many birds eating six or even fair sized mackerel in a single meal. To save two pet dogs deserted when a schooner sank near the Azores, the erru of one lifeboat rowed back more than one-quarter of a mile n a rough sea. Coal and sugar are exported to Canada from this country in great quantities in spite of the fact that there is frequent shortage here. Canada always seems to be sufficiently supplied with American sugar. The pay of a Negro janitor in any of the depart ments of the government in Washington is higher than the well-trained white school-teacher. English silk mill have ceased to workovertime be cause of a great decrease in the English demand for silken wear. Cigaret smoking has increased twenty per cent in France during the lat year. An acre of land was once measured as the amount of land a yoke of oxen could plow between sunup and sundown. Tazz is an acute form of musical degeneracy and the public has developed a taste for it, says a well-known band director. The restoration of the Louvain Library has been commenced by .the German Government. Many valu able paintings and books which were carried to Ger many are now being returned under the compulsory terms of the Peace Treaty. The signature of William Shakespeare written on the wall of Hampton Court, London, and dated loOo, has been pronounced as authentic. Fewer than five hundred men of the two million American soldiers sent to England during the war .suffered typhoid fever. One hundred and forty million Bibles have been is sued by the American Bible Society since the society was inaugurated in 1915. To relieve the labor shortage, two thousand business and professional men of Columbus, Ohio, have volun teered to spend one day each week on rural farms. Eighty per cent of the world's ocean tonnage would be able to visit Great Lakes ports should the Lakes-to-Ocean project be carried out. One-half of the world's supply of white paper used in this country. ,s Japan has made a large sugar exportation to th United States and Canada. e Several Canadian motion picture companies have been organized to compete with film concerns which export considerably to Canada. Icebergs higher than one hundred feet above the wa ter are numerous this season off the Atlantic seaboard Hundreds of residents of coastal villages in Xew. foundland were recently forced to put to sea because of forest fires. Because Rudyard Kipling abused the landlord of a hotel at which he was stopping while visiting Canada he discovered an item on his bill, "to impudence, $2." ' Airplanes dropped flowers on the graves of un identified soldiers of the Civil War on Memorial Day in Los Angeles. Three-fifths of the original timber of the United States has been used and this country is now using timber four times as rapidly as it is being grown. There are only two billion two hundred million feet of timber left standing in the entire country. France owns one-fifth of the nation's railroad sys tem. One million tons of American coal has been con tracted for this year by Danish industries. Bush fires are menacing timber regions of Canada much earlier this year. Thousands of feet of valuable timber are destroyed annually because of the lack of an efficient number of fire fighting men. Preston Slosson. The bulwark of Amer ican liberties is our tendency to forget op pressive legislation six months after we have enacted it. If it were not for this convenient habit the United States would be the least liberal of the nations. Rear Admiral Bradley Allen FUke. As a nation we are more ardent and headstrong than any other. This fact is so well known as hardly to need proof; but if proof be desired, it is merely necessary to point out that no other nation rushes at such head long speed into all sorts of enterprises, and that no other nation comes anywhere near us in the num ber of railway accidents, automobile accidents and financial panics; and as we of the navy know to our sorrow, no other navy has had nearly as many accidents in turrets. Morris Hillquit, socialist leader. It is true that our candidate (Eugene Debs) is in jail, but millions of citizens know that for the good of the country he should be freed. The candidates of the old par ties are all at large but millions of people feel that for the good of mankind some of them should be locked up. Meredith Nicholson. The standard of leader ship is highest where thought is freest. Blind parti sanship begets weak rubmission to dangerous or in capable leaders. Leaders may be We Get the Kind of trained only as we elevate the Leadership whole tone of national life. There That We Deserve is truth in the common saying that we get in America about the quality of government we deserve. The people of a village who are content with stupid or igno rant rule may not with complacency complain if the affairs of the nation are not managed to their liking. There no better place for the develop ment of leadership than the smalltown; and in the important business of improving conditions of farm life, there is a constant cry for leadership. Joseph Jastrow, University of Wisconsin. The present revival in the belief in spirits proceeds largely upon the ancient and natural tendency to favor such beliefs. It is a striking example of the will to believe, in which an emotional prejudice obscures the weakness of the evidence. Joseph G. Cannon.- Men wiser than I am long ago said that the first blessing of earth is toil; and the second blessing health, which wealth cannot buy. I accept both, and believe that the first con tributes much to the econd. At eighty-four I can wish no greater blessings to the present and com ing generations than those of work and health. They ?rt the two things in this life that make it attractive and contribute to longevity and happi ness. The dream of idleness or lack of necessity for labor is an idle dream. Sir Auckland Geddes. The war showed us Brit nn3 many things in a new light and one of the most important thing? that we saw or thought we Many Men of Many Minds saw was that the old social order which had stood the test of time was not going to stand much longer, and that in order to make the transition from the old to the new possible without catastro phe we had to get busy : first, to bring every adult female as well as male into the circle of responsible citizen ; next, to do our utmost as speedily as pos sible to equip those citizens, or at all events the recruits to their number, with educated minds. Who Is the Most Useful Person in Your Community? The Ford International Weekly The Dearborn Independent wants unusual human interest stories. It is not seeking tales of men and women who have won to supreme heights of fame or finance. It is not seeking stories of smart people, nor fashionable people. What it wants is stories about "folks"; stories of the real people of this nation. The Chamber of Commerce of Battle Creek once had at an annual dinner as its guest of honor, a black smith. He was not wealthy; he was not famous. He was a very modest member of society; but he was a splendid citixen. He was typical of the sound-thinking, hard working, earnest "folks" who mold the des tiny of America. The Dearborn Independent wants stories about such people and will pay for those which are acceptable. Photographs are essential, but clear kodak prints are often better and more characteristic than formal por traits. AddrtSi your cnmmvnit alions f tks Editorial Department of The Dearborn Publishing Co., DEARBORN. MICHIGAN I G3 B3 O Horatio Bottomley, M. P. Let us get out of America's debt with out further delay. Let the United States be formally notified that, whether she comes into the League of Nations or not, she must have no shipbuilding program not approved by the Allied States. Senator Charles S. Thomas, Colorado. I have on a suit of clothes four years old, somewhat patched, but still serviceable. The shoes I have on were bought in 1916. I do not propose to buy any more clothes until prices go down to a reasonable level, even if I subject myself to danger of arrest for not wearing enough clothes on the streets of Washington. I am willing to live on corned beet hash, and if corned beef hash goes too high I will go without meat, to bring down costs. Duchess Clermont-Tonnerre. One must admit that food in America is not good. To a French man the word "meal" cannot be applied to the bolting down of a club sandwich in five or six bites while sitting before a luncheon bar. . . . All Amer ican dishes have passed through cold storage and are insipid. Sisley Huddleston, English Journalist. A carni val of social disease has swept over Europe since the armistice, crossed the Atlantic and invaded the United States. The diagnosis of Symptoms of Social the malady is not difficult. There Disease as is, first, this crazy seeking after Seen by Journalist artificial amusements, generally of an unpleasant kind ; there is a love of display that runs to the utmost eccentricity; there is a wave of criminality; there is an unscru pulous profiteering, a cynical disregard ot suffering, a mad desire to get rich quic kly, no matter by what means; and there is a reluctance to do any genu ine work. Pomeroy Burton, London Daily M ail Capital is organized on definite economic lines. It has tn advantage over labor. It understands that 0 u a " parts from the well understood principles involve it quickly shrinks and disappears. It makes no tempt to violate them. Frederick Palmer, war correspondent. H vve are to have peace on an established basis in rope and commerce and industries are to stored, Germany must be allowed to nav e materials in order that her men can go to While I was in Germany there were thousanas workmen idle in Berlin and other large cities cause there was n othing for them to do in tnc d tories. America and Great Britain have re this, and are willing to let Germany have raw ttrialt, but France says no. We want the raw terials for our country. Frederick M. Davenport, New York SUU tor.-The true American theory of 8rnmnor is not a government of repression from a.D0 ' njzed it government by the mass mind. It is self-control.