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Dtftirin* Peace We Stand
By Preaident Wilson, and
Too, We Stand by Bryan!
Advice* from Washington arv to the
affect thal Germany seeks to ivo|**n
with this country the subject of the l -
boat campaign she is directing affainst
England, with a view to ascertaining
upon what basis she may procetni with
out offending this country and bringing
about hostilities.
This has the first appearance of a
•omeufmt preposterous position on tier-'
many’s part, and upon this first appear
ance the jingoes of the l nited State* art
basing an opinion that it is either a play
for time on the part of Berlin, or a
trumped-up arrangement of the coun
try’s pacifists, led by William Jennings
With the country at the point of war,
it is but natural to suppose that any op
portunity to avert war without the sac
rifice of our rights would be welcome, |
but the manner in which the rumor of
overtures from Berlin has been received
by the jingo crowd indicates that we have
in this country, in addition to our round
ly-condemned peace-at-any-price advo
cates, our war-at-any-price advocates.
As uetween the two there ought not
to be much doubt as to which constitute*
the greater menace.
Germany asks the United State* to
suggest how she may proceed with a
ruthless submarine campaign against
her enemies and not give offense to the
United States.
It has to be readily admitted that it'
Is not the ]iart of this country to tight
Germany’s battles and that it would ap
proach an unneutral act if we should go
to the trouble of drawing up the plans
and specifications of an attack to be
made by one enemy country against an
Our position as a neutral has to be
that any plan of attack is satisfactory
to us. providing we are satisfied as to its
But why shouldn’t a request from
Germany for a further consideration of j
her U-boat campaign and the possibili-;
ties of grave consequences affecting the j
relations between the two governments,.
be welcomed, if for no other reason than
the opportunity presented for us to re
peat our position, provide against any
possible misunderstanding, demonstrate
that we mean business and by our very |
ftmnes.s convince Germany that if we
are found at war with her, the blame
will rest upon her own head.
Letters and telegrams are pouring in
upon Washington with a tone that is de-j
There is a disposition on the part of
the jingo press to discount these letters,
if not to disregard them entirely, in the
belief that Bryan, as remarked, is re
sponsible for them and for the peace sen
timents which they contain.
Von Bemstorff » charged with being
s part of this dreadful peace conspiracy,
the object of which, we are told, is to
divide the country and split the support
of the president.
Bryan is somewhat “notorious" in the
eyes of those whom he offends at this
time, for this same tendency to bring
about divisions, but upon every occasion
the sheep have always bran found »»n on*-
side and the goats on the other, appar
ently sensing at once their respective
It might be recalled at this time, that
the last bit of dividing by Bryan was
that of the Democratic party, whf*n he
routed the goats and succeeded in bring
ing pressure to bear from the people
back home to enable him to secure the
nomination of the first Democratic ore-i
--dem to have served two terms, consecu
tively. since Andrew Jackson.
And it might Ik? recalled at this time
that the president whose course was *uj>-
ported at the polls last November ha
remarked that “Mr. Bryan and I *.« k
the harm* ends; we differ'only in th«
means of reaching that end.”
Thus we have the end desired b> Br\-
an already ratified b> the biggest popu
lar vote ever given a president of the
United States, and we find him criticised
and snarled at only because there are
those w-1.0 disagree witi. him as to t
nt ;jw of reaching it.
t T** on’ it seek* :* j
L. 1 e a
l\f • y t. u ;v. ** * an
BL Time® wants peace «nd conse
quently s*and« with President Wilson.
The Times wants a fair show for the
president and stands, consequently, with
jbCharlev Evans Hughes, who say* “sup
b port the president."
f Thu Times wants peace and uuiso*
jquently grasps at the straw of hope that
‘Germany may consider a modification of
J her communication on the way to this
country from Germany that may result in
!a U-lioat campaign to the point of full
respect for American rights on the seas
and the continued friendly relations of
i Germany and the United States.
The “New-Born” Firs: Is
Only for a Select Few
I ggs used to lx* good or bad.
The good eggs were fresh and the had
eggs were stale.
Not so now.
There art* as many varieties of eggs as
th« re are j*w.ket- to pay (or not to pay)
for them.
There ar** “fancy eggs" which does not
mean Easter dyes or anything so vulgar.
There are “strictly fresh*’ and this
might be supposed, by the uninitiated to j
: be the acme of eggdom.
Not so.
Then are “new born." which does not
mean that the young chick is nearly j
ready t»» hatch by any means, but that,
thr egg was laid Ibis minute, or some-1
thing like it.
But this is not the quintessence, tho;
we in Detroit might U* satisfied.
In New York if you are a "four hun
dred” or even a “five hundred,” you can (
>nly be properly nourished by new born
i.*ggs of a certain variety—say Leghorn.
Cochins, Wyandotte*, etc.
When you consider how much just
plain eggs, laid anywhere fr-m a month
to six weeks ago cost: when you realize
what the variety so charmingly named
“new bom” (bought in threes for in
valid and l«abie-) do to a dollar bill, you
w ill not be surprised w hen you learn j
that “new lorn Leghorn eggs" affected
by the New Yorker, who lives in or J
near the sacred precincts of Fifth-ave.. j
should bring the tiny sum of (shut;
your eves and cover tin your ears! $3
ner dozen, or 25 cents each. When»
there i* added to thi* the cost of serv
ing, the overhead, rent, or cost of in
vestment on Fifth-ave., butler, cook,
housemaid, waitress, china, glassware,
table linen. COAL and salt, and instead
■>f the egg without salt, of which the
old proverb has much to say, the aver
age person would be likely to take the
salt without the egg.
Goddess of Aoriculture
Versus tlje God of Battle
Aoi-onl nE »o a rertam »hrr»rr of evolttfion. the
female i»r acip> dutnirustml the origin of »n
rxhrr »ord*. By# wa< not made from Adam's rlh.
but :bern may b* some truth In tbe »»ory ts it Is
rrMul th- ofh-r say anxind
In <Jr****k and Ixstin roytfco«<-|or, tb«* po*-er*» j
*IH< h control the fnitfulnr"-* of th<* esr*h ir* i
all f-roale Ihon-tcr sra* pod lee* of xsrr.f yl- !
, 'urn. For uns carrlel the h *r: nf pl-nty Hut
j ih* posrxm *Mch sroueh* destru-Mo-i T:me.:
W'ar and Imath sere all tcsl cuiine
Tee credit war N»h th- nH myth« and
Uthw s»w ex i»i in in *—.v “t— •• - • arid ms to
i pwe bo'h right. No» ro Mar*. tod of battles, j
! but to Detneter. the lady of the fl*ld.«. must ,
! go tb«* trlory nf th;» *ar according to
a F»*rer*l bW.**f
In Kurop** the •« as of egual
lmiK'ranr** wi*h the nuni':oos roak*»r and 'b**
i soldier.
Arr. dltur.- !- rn:z*-d t y alt tr ll'ary \
authoni.t-e a- a rhir-f M*:irre of n.*it.t>r^J
Conswjuently • niar*.* loti« n* ■» of
j aartruPur** is h* rt <*.- by *hr warrma
. nations and paraiirl to it In this country 1*
thr #ork of th»* atrrt«'ult;irad xxpx*rim«mt
Uone -which th** irovrmmect lui- »*rtabllahrd in
J • a f 'h state*.
i Th** trained farmer is doubtlcas as ro>rntja!
! th* tram*! soldier to any s> h-tr* of nation
pr^par^ln**-Ar.d bt*tt rt r farming
I naran chtufK-r fo#>d for !hr In r!rr.*-< of
; t>***c* Provided th* dis'rtbution of foodstuff.
1 itt rar -;k ration and tn<*thtxls of rnark»- , in3'
j ar** mana*» dln a*’ fair way
17)* annual fall ;-p*> *arl» of srr*»« of rhoir*
i frjiot l<pft to rot. on account cf rar sh/ rae*
I and of thouaends of dot«*n« of rjrrs spol!*«l in
I fold oraro on ac»«x’ni cd martpu-nt nv
Its <»n*» to th«- gnat godd*«s Ixm-o-r
h*r*«df. not to rr»*ntu:n h*r d*-’.o f *»•«. t.b
From Another Point ot Vieiv
By C T. S
Dear Col. Hitemwithpie—Something
'on the ouler of “Brvak. break, etc." Are
we right? W hat ha- detained y<»u?
t * I
Carranza has an id»*a for stopping the
•European war. Hi- i<lt'a n.ay lie to let
Villa do it.
It wr* entirely jnp»'*k»a'/ fpr you to go to
th* trouble of gett-ng r«jo'»*r on th e note,
the bank would have been only toe g ad to let
you have the money cn your oert « gnature.
When the not- become* due. com* in ard rene^v.
|it veil! not be necessary for you to reduce «t W<»
have often wondered why you never came m
and asked for an accommodat on.
4r m
T 1 at is to av ♦ ' a »•••* ‘c
Wou and «itatc, res cct 'u y, t 1 at if tl e
groundhog tume<l right around an<l w»*nt
right back, ho was a wise guy.
% * *
They oughta Ik* comik*lled to turn ’em
jff, tiiat's what they h«t>L J
Rumors Take Your Choice.
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£p*6-lamp ( ' bteiatE»t mu 3ho r \ <r \ 301>.v ktu Pt fa sc n 1 .
1 | J y jjlj j
rrS'lrt diriment maintained for the purpose of dragg-ng tne adrer
t • ng faker m on “the carpet” and placing his assertions a*-d
promise* under th* g'ass of truth It takes messure of h s deeds,
fitting them to the form and character of his advertis «>g. It ta r <»
the “miefite" and hang* them out to perish it welcomes letter* re-at-ng
e«p«ri*nees with advertiser* wherein th* eagle on the dollar fail* to »'y
ham* -with a dollar's worth of good*." It pays proper recognition to horest
advertiser*, it dees not spa-e dishonest advertisers who may be fourd m
Ths Time*. It will print the letts-s which appear moil applicable *n pre
serving the integrity of advert ting and protecting the advertis ng reader.
Only s gned letters, giving th* wr ten's name a-d address, will be cons der
-d Tne n*m* will be pointed or withheld as p-eferred. Address, Ad Mirror,
The T met. Detroit, Mich.
Flr» rree 'n central •*»t •*
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I) $ _ «<■*•*» adsraaeea f*r np*a
»a, pav n*r)f Thu'*4i; e** ••
or »■ f.,.5• r tmpiy ■»»
t » r.f V f :il r »t r®etton« as* <e*
*• »fi'* r ar.d '»• . "‘ -
If (» ' ne* ** tjr . S :Jt
H'iiW'twf-bWr Cayton. <Jti ■*
Kr< rr. Ikt/f/it Kr-e wui'. ads.
At the r* .1‘ -• of an Ad M rror
reader. this atjier* <«eitient vt* ar.
• a*-r*-d A r* <>pa*e e’o*e:y fy;>e
Th* '■.m;-ar.y * "Th.*
t vOn il lat a* C * * V - /*. ff/ I ', * v.'
»f I»*J*oTi Os
of nhlo •».*,, . * • ► .
Th* 'ompary *;.;*ara /. v* - *
•*N I' a *4 *of he *, ,*•« j® *• •
sa' on in jo form .*•*'#* and *it
'TJif* bunk referetj/r#
The Mur state* r * n *ra th**
it Tuom a *ale*m*n in OiOilDiiMifi
’ion Th* »*Jr«fi*n ard required
to mak* a roll** fjon
Wlia' '♦ o*fer» :« gene-raily ror
*• i-»**nt »Jfh i*- *dv*n «inr *a « In
on* paricular oThi* is »h» ' I.'
vx-viy adv '!V*s for • ’
•*►*« r*mf(*r*d
• f, f •* i f .
"art -it ’ to nrr< pt th* kin l of
«Uu»tl«>n *o »hi#h his natural abll
It mUtte* him WV *Wfl,l, Af»
\ t\i r: him ov mm oHi»r:itM \s
won as » :. w:n wi:kk. retain
••'Uim wui of tjir Kufiio] rorauiiN-
I ri<,n* and send him cheek at the
j close of th*? month for th** bniiorr
due him ••
Tbe A>) Mirror .4 of the o; in on
| tha* the *d»ertls*r In th * fn*'anre
I <■*> ii<l bav* rrirtall*«f the ri.«t «if ad
I verti»in» considerably and at 'he
1 »*m* lime made his proposition
< • (r- r b> a<Jv»rfirinir
' >' 4ll'«J— M'O to "'dieit o'd a#'
''-•in'* for rollertlon on eon: ml*
I* r "time make t'V'i to |j ‘ t
jr Rgpense* a !■• ati< *d on
H. O. J *aer .tj
So doubt, a "hostler " could maV.r
'•* r'r money doin’ th * -..r’
f mr r*. and It la very ;rob-V
* 'b» above sdrer* *T (n’ * Id
'-t e brr.urht aa many If n- t r.\
' - s'n *han the advert Is*’r-en’
r r«* q »ot« and
A'! Mirror does no* ou* -'!or
•'dlaf ili’f »>f the International
’.a i a Collet ti«*n eompany.
Pointed Parajo*aphs
TANARUS; * '|*t« th* orlrinsl taiorij r<f
*• . .'*r »a» the bla< kh<»rird
f.< 'iftMjty ild '*i.'e s* r: h nit
l!( *‘ o eaJ) » all no n i* r ;ht
' ''• n • «r r
Ar in tdla d’*e a Id /f •- 1,
- ’ h< *' "* l»- P■* 'ip »o -<
•; f * - f*eof»|e are ilro *• a i o and » n’tt
d' •nd ,; on lu<'V
r > la lik« k■* 'nr • .try
pi* i ant
n B»*n lo'k • *b' rnr
• •» -r t nT fr.
f <• t| ». « and o ’ • n f
t' 1 | « • I' f* p >f *»
« 1-tj Ir* » th: I ‘ the w i>. •
>,* rotrr.itrdil rt»n»t l.don*
If tbe firl with wh/im >ou are In
» vc to marry yoti, a*V h«-r
i < she Job of e irina |t«»t* fa It
th# n httfry awa) **» »*• »b" n..ir
najre ltren.se.
-By W’ebste
Ul‘ r-f p-**'* <• ith
R'llmi rn *>.<l fr< m S»w
V rk n 77 h<* .r*. thvuaht \o l>» a
rr> *1 « (T-.rt of ~
;*:» Hill *tilu.rliin« th*
of M ii fr«nt«> *. »fa** r v *nstl»
tu'i< n nlr I'li *•.» :n r)*r--»a
: > vmir'« ■ * l«t
m*.UH t C.-l rroghaa for
J,. • gallant f Fen St*ph»n
--• t». at W:w»r r>ari<t'i*M >■. Kjr, against
|f?«* Hfltidh anti fuditM
J»«I Th- Kolarti* t»»*sn th* Koft;-
nt of i'fvrl I«>n»!«>'n, Tenn
1 «<t Tvr«> r,uri’irtti 11v«*a *»r» loaf
In t!i* »rra<-k f th*- X>n*f 'an a**-a,n
--»h ; Hu- inti *T »h« iat of Japan
071 r* ;>!tula»*»l to tl>*
fj*rrr»an« Wth rnllita*'- luw-'fi
|177- A)rt»Ri|*r •> ahaot »’• II * n»
• ip, flr.t tor «-<liatan *
fr'm -*<* mto ft -on
SM- T - ! ; ’*h .u*lr rj
t«. ' *.'■!*• ■ !♦* *ha protaat
if 1 1 * I '■ ft **
;»» t k f Kr*r * r#ifhrttH
•fc* o*nmvfr«trx t nm fauni
. • 4\ fit Hr.fu n. Ut-rminx »n<l
f r
nf r • pf > , in W*«hit:|?on
The Keep Well
Cf lumn
t'ontag.ou* ar« more
common in winter than in summer
because winter
n. i< h W»» ca*
heavily, ink- 1 1» t!•» or no eser«*lee.
U/» p window- mp‘l doors Ho-ed.
t*.*a:r*■ T th* light and frc< h air,
muffle o>ir l*«l in b doth
,ng and d.seaae
f i- t r> ’bat most and ••»—« r n
i. * 1 by *'< rns , but If the ar
fein ts k ■■ p» heal Iby and vigoro
by nj ht living most pi run.
would have yulfli ii nt resist lm
j, To f>2< rr r. , i • fci-rnu* l»
-. a* a nil*, wt' n ts *» body has
lou t f wrakcfird that it be* omi •
a pr» > to these f» rms.
' \morif thi- ci io". that destroy
(tom's power of re-latanc** may t>»
tnehimm-d lark of proper iwal,
: auction train overwork lon* o(
l» ip. poverty, overcrowding. dirt,
gnor an» <•. in*i* »r*- milk and water,
atu“e of Hiiohol. lari of Min-hin*
,'t)i| fer h air. Indoor life vi*h and
ilen eipi.Mjr#- to r old tn* f harm ul
.•,i ir • oust itijt :ona! di*-< ase or
■i. / %
* •' 1 ,
i in* ot;r if!<n:*'m have become the
br***dtng f!»ei of i):in*eroi]4 hae
i'rri* (iertn »»f diphtheria, tu
>*t , ..-i. j! i imop :». and prob
ibly whooping cough, measles,
earlet f‘*vi-r and offer ailmcn*
i ; ve their homes iq our mouth*
ttf I'd
f* T f r • ■ *^fi
< r
I | (~(»
In one In no «• r r * tl.e on
; ; v ?|, t fi it* •ir r n grt otif ot
■ r r n '■ I. y rt h a atua
nr Howard commit
1 »ion* r of health of it*. Paul, Minn ,
i deelyi's that nmety per rent of all
i' *• piratorv dlaea*ea are . a used by
l K>rlt vntlUti.l atreet < ara during
I the *mi *r moot oa.
Keep Studying
Author of ”Th» llt.Mla of I‘araon*
al It v.'* Tr>rh»lo|)r and
i‘ar*nth.> <1 " *tr.
1 ho oihor evening, I jijokol up .in
unusually interesting and infiwna*
tit* littla* hardbook for bustneva i•• u
-- Willian. CuahinM linruhiiruh a
“1 alks on tin -%ni •• ?“ <* t'nrrv opond
! mr. , M Al tl.r linn* I had opportunity
merely to frlan< •* tutu it Hut Ninon.';
much a’licit instant i> ini|>resiM**l mo,
I trii ••nick It) Hie »tltrr't *l4lO
went tha' to ho a luitomhil loir I-
U*>- Irtc.- orltir n ill aII Ititlat to*
"able !•' al till y «» liati ic t- h»* 11 %« * *
This •taicniont mat woll he out*
l hiui« alls repeated oith rofvnnce
tt nict i*an In jtt nartl. l.ifc*
I long at ill. t |.» stud) «r. ntory ex
act Iv. lifelong willioguese to study
*s- ind. -p. uoulile t • rui.oa s In every
l lias** of business life .is sail .u
I uataes-letter wrii.nc
Not ••«**(> Husui» - « ;nan appre
ciate* this. \nd the burtnes* mm
v lit fn 1 1» to Nppri . lute It dot** to to
I his sorrow
The hi in* -- * not Id lif*' .i- **
1 s hrla- |« m rpat'i illi in a «»a*«* of
| change Ther* l* nothing m«'i<
I übout it do k*'»*i» abreast of the
chance*, to i.vet l t.etn* Miff* tod
crutllv be w iv••* of udvtT«lt> «t>id*,
un«-nding ituuy, Is nerers*ir>.
* Trad*- j.nirnals *i u-t l>e taken and
ttudiesl, irud* i o iv» titn.ti* attenued.
there n*ust be an *utit* Inierch.inge
|of Idea« »nh hi'-mi**.* umh iaU*,
i tie* ni'O.i si- and trade ni«* i.• *i’ •>
, mu-t be *.rcf illy noteu and pon
j uered
Itesidea which tli* r* tally ' hre'
bu-in»*is <iii n aid not conflu.- his
1.-tU'tvlnc to trade pr-Mnut. He
rejJiies th.it the better e juif p* and bo
!t tn g' n-'rai knowledge the k.-oncr
| his mind will tie when d<4dtn< t itli
an) special questlor.- that iri *• Ind
! dental to salesmanship. .td'erti«lns.
j-o he reads the newspaper.- r* ?!*<••
ii»el> He sulscrit*** to two «r
three t'K'l geneml niagatlnrv- He
re* Is b< s.k • U .'h of c* ne ral and >i«-
i inl inf'n alion in purtlcuiar. hr
I Inter*- **d m hoik* treutlnc of
P-vchology. he science of fh«* work
ins- of th human n.tnd
Here, manifewtiy, he la indeed
w Ise.
Whatevt r hla business. hi«
i>o in it must depend In l«rK»* de
Itrre on ui I ability to Jufluen ♦ if •
m.n I* of othrrs And he can b‘'*r
aixomplish this wb«n ho Is familiar
with the principles jrovemtnc mental
: >n, is «'Stabllftb«'d b)
cal reaenreh.
Stud', study, sttufy—this should
assuredly l*e th* siocan of overt
businey.* man There net» r w-ill c tu»'*
a time when a man of business may
rich’ly cU n. to have learned • .« r»
>h nc that is to be le trr**d the
proper managing of Ms tusin< >s af
If ever there J"0 time a tlm*
* .en h>* mirks h** «an dam. thi*
he -ur** that he i* t'ltnklnK both foot
! hij tn l >lan<renm-lv To *u-p c.riv
*n |e-*rn in business meant tc
1 his Ia rüb* that admits of n>
« vreptfon«. No business man eyer
lands -i ll He elth* r forgos ahead
i r he |« -es yroun l To f irgw abend
he M'tsi k>'t p s' idl ing
I*et the People
Rule and- Write
Those m Favor Will Pleat' Signify
by Enlisting
To ffce K'lilor of The Ti" tej;
Wish to compliment you on your
editorials <»n war Keep up the gn*d
w or k
What we ne and m otif conatitutlon
i* an artPl* aomethln* Ilk* thla
"And wa' shall not tie de< lared
•n t: 1 referred to thr people for aUf h
iction hk *hey shall see (It to make,
• t'h voter »n • vpress hla opinion In
vrltlng and sa'd opinion. If In favor
of war. shall be hla enlistment."
Wh**n a man knows that Le mua*
put on a uniform and «iand In th*
ont rank when the first vn'ley I
'••d h* will think f w re before I.*
unfa a vote In favor of war, whether
he lie a plufitnr.it, a I’rln'i'ton grad
ua*»*. or a teamster
II o iKHAfiS,
No 5*02 Fourth nve
Feb 10. 15*17
W||J L*tk?
M*a fenkint, * visitor m
hr dm ’ire's consulting r<K»rrt. started
on th»' long story of her troubles
Th» dm *or endured |* potlentlv and
i I * r another *w>tf'«* \t ln«t «he
far'ed out. and the doetor was ron
eratijU*in* hlnimif, »hen she stop.
I rd m l ey.i l.vltned
“Wh;. dm tor. you dlon » Irvik to
see if my tomtue wa* mated.*
"1 know It Isn’t," weurlly replied
the t .el '•al man “You don’t find
• *ss (:i » m irk ’
n*.vcr to ry
'or er e
r nl -ijw L,
p y .1. I. Itish m y n t.,.,e
f r. h. an A .ier can clflien’
Than! in* you for thla infurtna
on. I am.
Feb 11, 1917
The Question has never been of
ficially derided The authorities arc
agreed that he would lose hla iltl-
I renahip *wrnpnrarky.
BY carrier In Detroit. • cents a week; nl»*
where. 10 cents s week. Hy mail. $3 n
year, t ail Main 4*lo. Knteewd at the Host*
office In Detroit na second class mall matter.
The Seamy Side of War
(Copyright, 1915. by Krank Crane)
It is not news. It is an old, old story,
and Cod foririve this world! It is not
'nous. The last move of Mackensen, or
speech of I*loyd-< ieonfi', or blasphemy of
some royal vicegerent of Cod sitting cod
dling his egotism on the hacks of the
: people, is new.
, But it’s going on just the same, the
horror of hunger, the slow diath by frost
und fever, among the innocent victims of
,the unspeakable Turk.
\S hen war’s dogs are loosed no one
can t«dl where they will raven. When
the accursed vanity and stupidity of the
ruling class of Christian I'urope decided
to s<*ek glory by the red rut of war they
called in the Turk. Blind; bigoted and
j blood-thirsty he took the opportunity to
glut his biood-lust upon the unoffending
Armenians. Without excuse, from no
military necessity, and moved by pure
tiatiolism the Turkish authorities have
fai!«*n with wolfish ferocity t’i*on those
victims of their dislike and the result is
ja chapter of horrors in this twentieth
i century that exceeds anything we read
>f the age of Nero.
Thousands have been massacred. They
were most fortunate. Their living fel
lows drag out an existence that is hell.
Old men unfit for military service arc
breaking stone or doing some other hard
work, on food barely enough to keep
them alive, driven to their tasks by mer
ciless gendarmes.
The population of whole regions has
been forced to emigrate. Their corpses
line the mads.
A’l along the Kuphrates are enramp
ments of the exiled ones. The victims,
torn from their homes, r«>bbed of their
possessions, shut up in oj>en pens like
cattle, without shelter, suffer the tor
ments of the damned, from hunger and
disease while armed guards stand ready
to shoot them should they attempt to es
An eye-witness tells of seeing in differ
ent plai «*s mx who had escaped and were
dying in the desert, in the Last hiccups
of agony, while hungry dogs waited
around for them to sink into quiet, when
they would leap en them and devour
He counted some 4,500 Armenians b*-
tween the town of Meskene and the Eu
phrates, living phantoms, receiving but
little food, and often going three or four
lays without anything at all to eat.
The children especially are subject to
drt*a*iful dysentery, for they devour
eagerly all they can find —herbs, eartii,'-
md even excrement
In one small tent he saw about 4f>o
:hildr n packed in i«*ll mell, covered with
filth and vermin. They died like Hies.
At one place where his carriage stop
ped he saw a numl>er of women, so gaunt
and wasted they could scarcely move,
-earthing in the offal of horses for barley
seeds to feed on. He gave them some
bread. They threw themselves on it like
dying dogs and ate voraciously with
retchings and epileptic tremblings; the
news spread, and over 200 other human
animals, who had received no food for
seven days, rushed from the camp, ex
tending their skinny arms, imploring
with heart-cries a piece of bread.
And so on! /
It seems unlxdicvable, unthinkable.
This is the seamy side of war.
This is the obverse side of that stub
bornness. vanity and narrowness which
t the glory of kings, the pride of
nations I
Laugh W ith Us
Harry louder tells the following 'lory nbout
I funeral In Glasgow and a well dressed stranger
who took w -e*t in one i»f the mourning i oarhea
The other three oiiupanta of .
the carriage were mil I A 1
rlnti- to know who h»* was. MfAl Siu[
ami at la-f one of them fiegan sKS|
to ijuesfion hitu The dialogue VluP}
went Ilk ' thla.
‘•Ye'll be a brother o’ the **i7| r VI
"No, I'm no brither o’ ihe |
orp **
"Weel ye'll be his cousin?"
"?’ "m no* aro s n.**
"A nl" y ’ ‘ if I ’* s' '»"• re d*"
m • • ' i- r \ ' ’to hern
y . el m. »•. ’* ,• t'r rge ‘a cd, roin
i<n ly 1 . ’my <>' t» r r 4 me car
* *«• exer' e, so 1 tho t Is cj.J be tbe
• api-at v a* to *J k’ it
- •' ' ' 'j '- - ‘
hi i im i k Ito i * rr ad ora* iata r• r
fund gathering to whlrh he
p“ 1 T 7/ had lib*’ ally subarHbed. vVh< n
fl . A i he ri'tumed home the aama
L *T evening h t v f'“ I d'l'rni
5 F "150 was your «;>eech ra»
- eelveij, I'l'ha d?"
"Why." replied her husband.
I I I ‘they congratulated me very
* * heartily Indeed. Sir illrhard
“ ' l.urr# told me that when l sat
down he aaid to hlm«eir it wa« 'ha bet thing
I bad ever »

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