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the debt she long has owed.
In the Revolutionary War for the freedom of America the French fought on American soil under the command of an American. To-day in the war for the freedom of France and for the preservation of liberty to America, and indeed to all the world, America fights on French soil under the supreme command of a Frenchman. The honors are even and the honors are great. No true American who knows the history of his country and loves the honor of his country but thrills at the thought of the American Army in France. The invincible Americans will turn the tide of war they will bring to France and her allies a vic tory for liberty such as France assist ed us to win. and repay with interest a debt to liberty and to France long owing and honorably acknowledged. Stenographers and Typewriters Wanted Men and Women. The United States Government is in tirgent need of thousands of typewriter operators and steno graphers and typewriters. All who pass examinations for the depart ments and offices at Washington, D.C, are assured of certification for ap pointment It is the manifest duty of citizens with this special know ledge to use it at this time where it will be of most value to the Gov ernment Women especially are urged to undertake this office work. Those who have not the required training are encouraged to undergo instruction at once. Examinations for the Departmental Service, for both men and women, are held every Tuesday, in 450 of the principal cities of the United States( and applications may be filed with the Commission at Washington, D. C., at any time. The entrance salary ranges from $1,000 to $1,200 a year. Advancement of capable employees to higher salaries is reasonably rapid. Applicants must have reached their eighteenth birthday on the date of the examination. For full information in regard to the scope and character of the exami nation and for application blanks address the U. S. Civil Service. Commission, Washington C., or the Secretary of the U. S. Civil Service Board of Examiners at Boston, Mass. New York, N. Y. Philadelphia. Pa. Atlanta, Ga. Cincinnat, Ohio Chicago, 111. St. Paul, Minn. St. Louis, Mo. New Orleans, La. Seattle, Wash. San Francisco, Cal Honolulu, Haw aii or San Juan, Porto Rico. A graphic picture of the fire loss in the United States each year is given by the Investor. A street lined with all kinds of buildings, factories hotels, theaters, etc., extending from St. Louis to Boston catches fire at one end and burns to the other. The American people build it up again at an expense of $250,000,000 and the next year it burns down gain. The fire burns al most three miles a day and for every 1,000 feet it burns some person is injured, and for every 4,000 feet some one loses his life. The loss is at the rate of S500 per minute, $30,000 an hour $750,000 per day.—Sioux City Tribune. 18.