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Answering M. Kerensky's
Very 111-Advised Inquiry
Concerninjsf Hri tain's Fleet
Kerensky’s recent plaint that the Brit
ish fleet failed to come to the aid of the
Russians in the recent Riga offensive has
been eagerly seized upon by pro-Gorman
propagandists in the l nited State- and
, in Detroit.
“See,” they exclaim, “England is put
ting the burden of war on In r Allies. Are
we not foolish to fight Englafu. s ''di
tto* r
And so on, to the same effect, ad intu >-
turn.
Because this bit of enemy propaganda
seems to be raising honest dou -ts in me
minds of a few Americans, let us :t>.
laying aside for the moment all tail twist
ing inclinations, to give an honest an
swer to Mr. Kerensky's question:
Where is the British fleet, now that
the Germans are out in the Baltic ?
The Brit
been since the beginning of the war
hunting submarines, chasing German
raiders, and otherwise active in mak ng
the seas safe for democracy.
The owners of the German transatlan
tic ships now rdfting at their docks n the
great German ports could quite easily
tell Mr. Kerensky what the British fleet,
is doing.
Aside from the obvious retort that, if
the Rusisan soldiers intrusted with the
defense of Riga and other Baltic ports
had fought as the French did at Verdun,
there would be no need of the British
fleet, there are a number of intensely
practical reasons why England s sea pow
er could not go to the aid of her Rus
sian ally.
In the first place, the narrow passages
which give entrance to the Baltic lie
largely within the territorial waters of
the neutral Scandinavian countries, w hich
have forbidden them to warships of both
belligerents.
To lend force to their ban they have
strewn the forbidden waters with mines.
Then, again, there are the German
raiders, which would not neglect the op
portunity offered by the absence of the
British watchdogs from the North sea
to slip thru the weakened cordon and j
harry Allied shipping in the four comer
of the globe.
But most potent of all is the Kiel canal.
This waterway, entirely under German
control, connects the Baltic and North
seas across the narrow neck of land to
the south of Denmark.
r
Were a large portion of the British
fleet detached for service in the Baltic,
the entire German sea power, taking ad
vantage of this inland route, might de
scend upon the weakened British squad
rons in the North sea and destroy them.
Then they could return by the same
route and, reinforced by submarines,
meet the remainder of the English dread
naughts and in all probability destroy
them.
The attack on the North sea fleet and
the return could be? accomplished while
the British attacking squadron was mak
ing the long detour necessary to reach
the Baltic by the open sea route.
T»ien the I'nited States navy alone
would stand in the wav of the driving
of Allied commerce from the sea.
Tin- t is
doing the mo-t good.
And, in any event, criticism of Britain
comes with ill gra<*f* from the man whose
country allowed ♦he splendid British
guns, sent to it for defence against the
Germans, to rust to piece in the snowy
around Archangel, and left heaps of mu
nitions from the same rouk-** to the
mercy of the elements, while it- leader
sat in Petrograd and argued about
Utopia.
Lot Is Encourage Flogs!
Thruout the Mississippi and Missouri
river regions, the prevailing topic of con-'
verßation, even in quit,*' polite **ircl< , is j
hop, and the seat of the nation might j
hr well make up its mind that something
has got to be done about hog.
The farmer has been selling mo.-t all ‘
bis hogs, including brood sows, until
there’s hardly a squeal audible in all that j
vast region.
Mr. Farmer says he has been >eliing
because prices were uncertain, and he has
grunted to such effect that the food ad
ministration has decided.upon a minimum
price of sls.r>o or hog at Chicago.
In fact, the only uncertainty about hog
prices that has worried the farmer, for
many months. pJV*t, has been uncertainty
as to whether his hog would lx' worth $1
more tomorrow or $1.50.
A rise was as certain as iise of the
»un.
Moat of the farmers sold down to their
last brood sow, or thereabouts, and now
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1917
those who still have bit-ode:- I AM* got W>
be encouraged by government
j Ordinarily, «»n hog at < hie ago
would make liny conscientious tarmei
blush over it- acceptance.
But, in addition, the hog-raisers are
demanding a fixed price on corn—hog
j food. The farmer- feai uncertainty as
| to corn, having raised over three billion
More hog-food tor fewer hogs might,
naturally, mean che* p.t i lo g. but maybe
government will havt to encourage the
farmers by smashing i itural laws in re
spect of both hogs and hog-feed.
Certain vi- that under present high
prices, the producers of bacon, pork and
~11 ,ft .n * • s• * ■ 1 v-;*some
thing almighty strong has got to be done J
4.. ]{/» pyv I| p
“Kulturecl" Finance, Anyhow
Germany may not “eru. k. j> litically.
Her war strength may sti be as high
■a* some .unbiased *utl or 1 1 s say ;t is,
; She may be able to ra.se a seventh war
loan in October and an eighth in Decem
ber. But i* is indisputable that she has,
practically, gone without foreign trade
for over three year ; that one-sixth of
her was -r,v s :;a- !•* g ■ •>- interest on
preceding loans: that her interest charge
aiviif - SL’ t: an 'tic im
perial income’ that her mark has so de
preciated that her nearest neighbors de
cline it: and tha'. even within her own
confines, some of her mortgnge bank
bonds are selling above the imperial
bonds.
There is no people on earth, save one
“kultured" into going it blind, that would
or could stand for -ueh business and
financial conditions, even in peace times.
It is some “kultur," when the homy
hearted business element believes that
finances are O. K. so long as ‘‘me und
Gott’* are able to work at the printing
presses issuing national securities that
go ’round and ’round on no basis what
ever.
From Another Point of View
By C. T. S.
In other words, the president told the
workers to get on the job.
• mm
We ■Kiiev*'' La*? Se-teeces
Till death do you par*
At bard labor for ?h<- term of 'our natural life.
ft alto ran
I lot him have the five
didn t know t* was loaded
On motion adjourned.
No arrest* have been made
• • «
“Your wheeze. Phyllis, would lie all
right, only it is physiologically inaccurate.
Thomas Tomich, the robber victim, is a
restaurant proprietor and caters to those
of others, all right, but he was shot in
the back of it.”
• • *
The boy* will b* allowed to kill one deer
each while they are in camp, and will ,*]eo
b* 3 allowed one deer for camp meet.—State
exchange.
Ah, back among us again, ye old fash
ioned camp meet.
• * m
The charge against Omar Macklem is
that he issued a fraudulent check for
$l5O. Mrs. Macklem’s home town has
ju-t heard about it. but they have it up
to $1 ">O,OOO already. Small town gossip
i- one of the l>est little check raisers there
is, and nofxxly ever got up a protector
that would do the work, either.
m m m
Should someone to*r*» *o me and ,*ay:
"Your wish granted for today,"
I’d a*k th» f* low? writing play*
To keep in mind their boyhood dayr,
Yr.d, f oo. that aad nlng. dampning "pell
That wnh tb« !a~' act s curtain fell.
If . r playwrights of r^no*n
boy? lived in aoine country town.
Whan? ‘Vhfiw- ’ are many w*‘*k* apar*.
.They km' r .v ho* n <tirr<-d the hear*
When (brimming o« r «h' small *,.]► cup)
The op rv house w»- lighted up
The know H> on* of boy-own** fart?
A "show" should hav* at alx arf»
FWaus* at home, above the «t»,r
An irar.. parent s wait.njf 'her-
To gr*-»*t and b«-nd afrose a knee
From school tha* day an absentee
The- Junior that the pla «*-. plaw-d.
The longer. mui-e. was judgment stayed
Oh how the villain w< deapi-eil.
And how the h»m idolized
Hew many uni# • one w.- were v»n
Have we neen Kva -;»f»- in heaven;
And how we weeped the that we
Saw I nel* T<>m ■‘old to I,* gre«
After th.it r«-failed dispute
Twtxt lawyer Mark? and Unimption ' ute,
"Just on< mom bid." wed hear Mark? any;
1 I wish to bid vai ir. *o*wl day
And how we simple country folk
JllM t **tfl O f*T f !i»<l HR* 'I jokf
ShouM s ‘omr‘f»nf» conn* to m<* *fi< 1 :
“Your wiFh is* ifftntf'd for tMliy.’
r<j sf-f k \bOM rt*if**m*' country h*!!**
An A got a Job a p« bill*.
m + +
Just our luck. Michigan ha> a real foot
| ball team and there seems to be nothing
around worth while for it to boat.
m m m
I iLKeron-ky <*vpi ha.- to look for a job,
j he ought to be able to qualify as an um
pin*.
...
Little Mtss MufTett v
Sul on a Tuffet . J y J
Katin* Just / urd 'tbe sav,'
l!“t;au e m t Moo/, r
The waist lito »• mover
Mad called for a whey lea* d.iv.
...
Women mail carriers are being tried ir
Washington, according to a news item
No are women banner carriers.
DETROIT TIMES
Fife’s Darkest Moment.
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THIS DEPARTMENT i* rr* ntaired to *Hed the I'flht cf truth on the
operation* of the adverti*ing faker, the quack and *wtndl«r. It
vselcome* lette*-* relat rg e«perience* wnth advertiter* #*ho have
been unfa r n the - a**ert»on* or promites—who have mlated or
duped th* read ng pub c It will pay proper recogn t<on to hone*t adver.
tiaer*. Dishonest advert *er* who may be found in T*e Time* wdl not be
spared. It will p-irt letter* deemed of pubUc interest Advice will ai*o
be g ven to investors Only signed letter*., g ving the writer’* name and
addres* will be con«idered. Name* will be printed or withheld a* preferred.
Addre**. The As Mirror, The Times, Detrct, Mich.
M V rr, r
’ a,- . . z , n X r»vrr- .r-i-rn* * ?h» r r.<"rirr*i . f «nr W M
V•. 1 V -an >• r<7«v -f fht* - P*nv * r+: *:• >•
Ale » till : ■ k! w if W»r n . - 9 Safe '" ire « '? I* *d
\ • -; 1 «.fi 'fi h»*
r» the -nterna! bath a* ndvrn.lwl by r»r <'h*rl»* A Tyrrell %
fake” ilr • a N>n \ rh .<> M D. I prefer hav'n* my name writhe. 4.
Mart n. Mi-h. ,f J - c -
I.ike the Mor.^ywortl rorrerr of C'hteajrn, the <’ole i’onrail mm*
party use* *‘i|fAr nr Gour nr both, a* bait, reaping !te profl?.* (>Tt the
food.* it* «r.jje under ; t« own prltatn brand, which conatirote the bulk of the
♦ rial order advertised a* Si The ron.pany !* vrry particular abou* that
trial order The advertisement «?»fe<* explicitly that it* catalogue wll be
i sent only on rect-ip? of the tr’al c»rder and further."
"We ,*eM »he above order complete on! - and no part of the same Nor
do sre eejl any article m* nttoned In this advertirement separately
Os the 13 articles lts*ed oniv three are w-.-U known brands and they
♦ ota! exactly 24. cent*, at the cut-rate price* You are takirif a chance on
the othe-*. and .it. I* extremely doubtful it you are gettinfc any real bar
fair* af ? er all These rr.ail-r/rder houses :ii| follow tuibstaniially the same
plan, and 'he fart -hat they adver'.*** he*'- r. a certain cla*s of maga
zine* *hnv-< tha* they find the busin*-s- profitable
W'amer's Safe < «jr• ar.ah./ed b- Hrl'i-h cbemiafa and found to
contain potassium nttra’e. alcohol, glycerine, trace of oil of win»ergreen
and vegetable extract.lv*-. The remed’- in adveni«ed a* "purely vegetable,"'
and in thin conr,e« * on the British Medical Journal *ay*
"The predllecrion on U*e part of the public for ve*etable remedies i*
probably responsible for pot»<-<!um nitra*»- beinx classed a* a vegetable
The Journal add*, with reference » * >• ;.r,a»>*i* "No alkaloid or
similar active print pi* w-.i found j "d ty. \ ract had kittle distinctive
ta*te or character, ail if* properties pointing strongly to i'- con«i*?lng
large!, of 'araxacum. with some other extra* t containing a small quantify
of tannin "
A* to Dr T* ere it an*! hi* internal hath treatment, forge* it' W'e should
like to tell you the whole • *or • * tht* prince of faker* and hi* absurd
claim* but *-pa*e .* limited. His ht»-rature reek® of quakery from *he open
Ing paragraph and hi* methods tamp him a* an M H. who is in the profe*.
«ior; for w hat mon* > he can wring out of it and his victims, and not for
ar ;v- goc.*l ?.<• -nr *V- ;r. . • iridiv idua ’ 1 hum the Tyrrell form of 1
treatment can get much better result* th-u »he use of the common
household fountain “>rirge. but even tha' i- a dangerous practice under
cer'ain condition.*-
The Keep Well
Column
DtPHTHERi A
Ttipl "heria i« rallied by a gem.
th.t ■ in th» no,- -n<l thrr—t
. q pr< and(!
in? nmy b* uroinr aboi.t up*
patently ws|| nf f*fov#>ry from *
Thin rnlM form of di v t h r; -i tit ns
an*l of?*n do#> prodtir#* m
and fatal form* <f • *
rlt.wf.H Hf
of ar* a to o bo :♦
who ar« «k * <. ». *
Idphthrria. } ' i \i. ♦
thOlH r/» r;r c f J|f '
what it kftd t sur* *.c»nt
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Th n>«n- „ , , • „ w h
■ Hi.’
The Ad-Mirror
And Advice to Investors
If The Time* Print* It, The Time* Believe* It
the j-a’ «n* and all article* u*erl in
*h* room * nc-re the patient l« kept
When reenverin* if the patten*
,n a)Kt ;‘ tb*i hoi«e all part- of
the bo'ip. become Infected
\Ve ha\»- an alrno.t r-ertain cure
f,,r diphtheria xnti tnun (liven!
r-*r!'- enre ah prac»i»allv no victim !
of d,ph'.heria will die
Pointed Paragraphs
'n siiorint man 1* a m'-rcile??
1 Vj«* ~tni'»y sis revenge may
<our ’> 1 tt diapoaltfon
fi . * a-'r of f ime to repeal
1 ~r ra •.■ storie? to bald hej.Jed
\ r<v 'room may ?w«ep clean.
! V* • first round P la new no
M o m-n tell you how t«» g.-t
w . hiven't time to t»ll you
why th y didn't.
A a or; n al way * acta aurprised
t f t u t,> her
n v nut to do befT.'r, but
•. r , loom able to rtecid* where
If fh< mien looked like picture?
f : . .r mfl.fr rip*? the in»*n would
•ire so 1” «.»Ad^
Tl f . ru*in with a good umbrella i
vble to appreciate the cloud’* cilve*-
If th« a\erage man l*n‘t born *r< at
or i“ unable to achieve greatr\»>?a he
in< * to thrust himself m»r>n it
'.ot\;t ; t; k* f the conr'ejf out ot
to t, hke buruping up » imn»»
a pa"ulim heart that i“ Uobrroi<;n
l ii< , Mi!'. _rn«>*i ’fine mat. d»>*-«n’t
f iirn.iiate a lot of letter? and pho
- for the purpoe* of making
honfl*. thr nigh* before hla wed
t 1 mg.
• ' \N ehster.
Anniversaries
TOfl%V* * VKH V* Hit *
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vnt# ar?T.«"* \ 1* \ •*•-*♦* 4i4H ni»*
i th* Brui»h
1T •; v'■*r f' Mna<iy wa j* a« *\
British *t>> m *
3 t •,i An in# irr*rtl«.*n brok* rt’Jt In
7' ' ’
!**4 ‘ten f *r-J •» .rn? « <m «<=' y »! th«
' r « i- r+ t , \ *
m* Tr w.i- ir: ar r ,?n*rt r■ • **l
the <*fr.ni#-rt <",f *n nrtlliery
9' % hO*\ at Fort re *n Monr • V r*n'»
tI \ \r* • * **; ••\ ri 'i'm i* «r •■• f !t. -• t•’
: man ‘ H!h *!;• ch irch n \\ u-*h •
i In** ••‘■ll T * r
1 lin<l !» rt** f t a j^rhunitm An 1 fi«
•T: tuf r *na! £ ►vernmenf •- f a r
' rVvlnnk front calced rr'•fn^n*;itn
t tout %i*o r<M>u in tin u %it
FtrtM»h launrh*d fren*'ve
*«* ni»» th# a* northern • n 1
o.gf IVu*«!ar fi» et i -*n*
moat of tjervvan and» «’ * f a
♦hat r Ai*le%i nava< ba#e .n iJ*. r
i Finland
To da r«i niHTfiim v
Jnaeph F- ■ «th. pr*'* d* »• ♦ f * v
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Far Will. Mis*- ir*. • veal -
, day
Tji'Ui* F, *g»r rin*. * «u *♦•«-*■
i e.f ft e *<. p *"r ?»'« - '.* r f th F- «-«t
i s* tate g, l rn :n I#- umfniil*. *1 yaara
tg<> t'-'dav
* •. fo|
%,•*'•>(■■* if th* Xrner '■an .tajc* Cy-ti
; m Phil ad* . * •• • ♦Hr- h»- • Is
r>r Joseph 1- Lggteston pr* *•-.*'* nt
I of Virginia |v.h ti *■ b• •rn
:in Vrin< H F.dw-ard wunty V*7 f ><‘
vr*r« Mr
I I >uk> of \fi* r! ho rot; g h who maifted
M«f Con* i ' v»: -. !*f» It •■' V* "
> rk h> rn »r SSrnLii. Ind'-a. 4S ytira
<*«o t r *d*y.
J S .»t *■ former N’«'tF York
ronirrMrnan aod w-l! ho -»r, PMOih.
jli nr ! *“«d> r r- m n? Kl'-dr* N V..
| ►' 4 yn - rt <t '! i V
i j 4 Jt
liV/fR ; r r r "c siri venß
r, v o •- n ?ive f. bcßtj \
** con O'/'Y' Jorrowr untearobfe.l
® : \ * tr{cvctior) , ircmcncfouf.S'ubfirrH?,|
ife; s r S' 1 upcrxlour and b«rrii)l*> j
t-hr.- marvelous; tsiTne..
rhiy if «> wonderFul fa Hvt in
Time of a. m romance^
/ sic ;h arwt biorA. Ayr- so frreVy
f ? *o .item the Hunv' advance;
n tV,c’ da;*2/ iv hr) epic A
r rom rv+ry couniiy Fvnd clirno,
7hr\n* witn'gloiy Hgf)b and rnyYLer^
Thiv in a louc to live fn
Wf hvpQ cvrnt?
Ir&JJf A time* conflict, bav Split and riven
if r .t ei, to tbe doepeib beart of it.
''■yjt''- f -AnT 1 thane j/'.m fate that. lam part of it
rRiV tragic and splendid. '
To C ollege Men
iti ti %»»n»\«To\ nntcr
Autli >r of ‘ >iid«Me of f'»r«on>
i> t > ' "f i lioli i;y noil
Ihr’ : th • >«. ‘ »ttf.
I. Im.iiion t t'nfort- pn\ hut;
.t>< it cn'iiilit i* ..ponsihiJitu s Th«
man vho h.. b»*i*n »u coUt'Ko o»*>h]
1 or* t*> ■!> than th<* in in vho
** »•< ti iuv*»r« «J wi'h a t oll* no I
Oj in, p thon fnro tho coll*
! ’•* (I man Kiicht t*> * ntor m*>M hoart
i\ into wt*!k toi in** icinmiiii k*>«'*l
H. not only b* >i (juahft.-il to do
Mr,* It i*. bin duty to do it.
for tt i * h *> follow mon w ho have
' • o £i> to v olt* c*
" - ■ nnndod of |iti- th. othor j
<!•»> m a talk with an old .school
1 < it n* • in m wl o'-*- friond i
‘ p I l.itc for ycarx »aluod htuhl*
I' ** **«'•(;• 2* n ar. who act. l In a j
"•c.ltotss and *nobbl>h wav to
O', iik n most fnoliah and I
kionw i itiiovl If*' only whows that |
I-' do ti* •* tphr* iato ho* debt to j
n '!<■ i po«,*dMf* for him to
v • d-f W .is K hi-* father'’
* ' .i' !.* r mn.v hn%«* writ ton
* n ja> meni for hi*
b ' wlor* did the money
«* ti* • fn>rn to ttlpcf tj'i*‘t>e checks ?
If oh me tnh a • part from his
• r labor It came also from
f no ft who worked for his
” , or with whom his father did
! • , other men mav never
I :\* farned enough to give their
w•- s n * . college education Htit
,v ’• ' i (•• ••••* p* rated In eduCAtiftf
I r h* tovs who ri dgo to college
11. ' *r hould never forget
Ih* y re debtors to society
• i*ad of working only for
j• c • :.. * * - **. looking down on oth
*•: in* n si **uid be extra zealous to
wo; k b r ibe good of all."
fi.e ■;»!.,.tt >n similar with re-
I .*• * 1 t* the 'n n who. as the phrase
w ■Ws hh way thru college"
.»*- i -4- r**» fat);*- ■ pay h»* fees
Rut he rculd never have earned
ft f* >*,--> w.'hout 'he eivoperaMon
people wh,» *i s*»tc« degree s>n»
.*»•«! * if h k i ambition to gain
*IR c- • due* ion
\iw* •. s. ■.. * « ri> s iv. *he man
1 I'ho goes to college is society's
And h ippßy manv roll* ge men
. Ii un>'Vinsc.iou.H|y appre
at*> iheir deb; of society The en
■r. . ■ w,il which thousands r»f
j coll ere men have thrown them
j * • lv * > irifo* all phases of war work
Is a recent and most impressive
; proof .>r this
Rit r- college men who
■ v«k' th*- ; **->:tsh an*i wrong headed
i attitud* cm pin ned of hy my old
j rna-t* r It 1- to them I would ap
j 1 wouid urge them to drop their
absurd pr* tensions to intrinsic tu
per";•;• Tr *'<r rolb'g* education
of it-• if makes them not one hit
j i * *ter than other men. even if they
. . fa;p* n'o know a little more than
, 'he aver <ge man
N’or Is i* nnv particular merit to
th* ;n if they do know n.ore Thev
1 fi.w mer-ly ee n exceptionally fa
Tored by circumstances
Ft* in*, thev have he* n eicep*
• uallv ’i)\i'r*d. their obligation* to
■ wfet. i?« correspondingly great
1 Th s is th* thing they most should
Health Question* Answered.
Mt W '• K "Have heen
warned •l at the af'er efr**efc of
III* Africa are a- dangerous as the
;d! -eA.se itself. Is this true'’'•
The after effect* of h severe
j ca *•■ (if measles may he decidedly
larger ni '» a child Weukefting
l of th* lungs. * Ith resulting sus
• nubility Mi tuberculosis follows
| in hundred* of rase*.
Trenton N .1, today observe* it*
our hundred and twn'v fifth anni
v er-ary a 1 - a ettv
HY carrltw In Petrolt, H rents a week; els*
wh.*r«*. 10 cent* a week Hy mail. 93 a
year Cal! Main 4;*"0. entered at the I’ost*
dtllce In Detroit as u* oml clhbs mail matter.
Gol&othu
BY OR. FRANK CRANE
(Copyright, liiifi, by Frank Crane)
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The other day, at the meetinjc of the
American Board for Foreign Missions, at
( olunihus, Ohio, Henry H. UiKyb a mis
sionary from Turkey, held aloft the skull
ot a murdered Armenian woman and de
clared that:
‘The unparalleled tragedy that has
swept over Turkey has made that land a
place of skulN The American people can
not realize and will not believe the horror
of tiiis tragedy. This piece of the skull
ot an Armenian woman, picked up on the
plains, is one of 7(>o,tK)o skulls that all
thru that country lie unheeded. It is
part of a human being; who suffered and
despaired and died. Over fields and in
tin* valleys of Turkey are skulls.”
When f.ermany descended from the
throne of civilization, where she once v*a>
the proud leader, and exchanged her
birthright of art, science, culture and
commerce for the bloody mess of war’s
pottage, her most eager ally was the
Turk.
Xo German can hope to rival the Turk
in the arts of hate, vanity and cruelty,
for the Oriental has been steeped in the
religion of brutality for centuries. Bad
and inhuman as some of the variants of
l hristi&nity may have been, and the
plain accounts of the fright fulness of so
cailed ( hristians in the Hark Ages are
still almost unbelievable, the Mahome
tans are worse.
They do not have to twist the teach
ings of thei- Master to apologize for
deeds of horror, they find his plajn teach
ings and example quite usable. The very
essence of their religion is tyrannic, vain
and sanguinary. And when the crazy
kaiser called their nation to fie feast
of blood they came willingly, as the plun
derous savages rush down from the hills
to massacre a frontier settlement, as the
fowls of the air and the scavenger wild
leasts of the jungle gather to devour
their victims.
The atrocities of the Turks surpass
anything the Germans have done. No
mere Christians—l use the word racially
-can hope to equal true-born Turks.
Even the ancient Romans were tyros com
pared to them. The beastliness of Calig
ula or Nero jieems mild beside this mod
ern horror of darkness.
Said Mr. Andrus at the same meeting:
At one town the l urks descended upon
ihe < hristian and took them
in groups. At first four hundred of them
were captured and thrown into prison,
there to languish for ten days during un
speakable tortures. After ten days the
edict went forth that these four hundred
were to Ik* sent north for court-martial.
But they never got there. They were
taken outside Mardin and shot.”
All this brings to mind an old tale,
where it is narrated:
“And when they were come unto a
place called Golgotha, that is to say, A
I’CAj h OF A > v Kl IT, they crucified
Him, and parted His garments, casting
lots, and sitting down they watched Him
there.”
Laugh With Us ]
T H Ham*'* fHi* th** followlrn *rorv of H J
Byron. ll* w** producing * play called "Th*
Lancashire La**." at th** Queen'* Theatre, Lon
don Avery lon* wait occur
red *t the end of th*- third hc* j
The orchestra had tried to p, •
bridge over the rap, and the 1 .1
audience »a* Keftfng very ini j Iml*
patient Indeed. Hv ron »a* In
a box with K. L. Hlanchard, the .
critic All at once s *trpnF » mmw * -,
*Hwinic (h* heard a' the hack *- ...... . " »
of the curtain nianchard
x>mpafhetlral!) and excitedly *n)d. "What's that.
Byron? What’* that’’
Byron quit** calmlv replied "l*pon m\ *oul,
I don’t know, old man. uni**** they're cutting
out the fourth act."
At a fashionable seamde resort in the >outh of
England, where some Tyneside
/ ~. 1 , soldiers are billeted, one of
7 ( fh**m in conversation with na
Jm t|\o of th' plan mention* and
• ‘0- ! thnt th* ' hould s* e th* beau
i | tifii| Northumbrian sand-*, and
j. jA " It was a t»it> that th* ir beach
'-"■As* was all shingle.
L -* "Oh!" sai'l a native, "we also
had beautiful sands until you
fellows collared il all for sandbags! ’
In "The End of th* I'hafder." hv Shane Leslie,
are some amusing stories One in regard to
school life «t Eton concerns
one of the masters there who 1 j ,
found a button in th* chapel *■
collection He read »*uf the re- I J
Milt of the offertory In terms j ( -»i
of pounds. sMllinga nnd penr-e, fM Mm
"and one trouser button”’ pro- j m ‘mLW
cceding Imntedlatelv with the I u||
text of the sermon, ' F*»'n<l vour -' -J
hearts and not your garments."
"A Scot Will make his home wherever he set*
his foot," declared one of that ilk. "Where he
goes he stays."
__ "| often heard that, hut f
>»r?N 0m I never believed it." said th**
jhj 'T t orkney
Jk . m v i< i naythar tint 11 to
dm put iu I*.* ‘ Vtc s 'M<
I l>oiigal an' another fella wint
m HI In for a »livin‘ competition in
th*' river this niornfn,* an' M«
t•- —— —— r>ougal touched the 2 r ' f«»<>t hot*
tom.”
"Well." a-krd the ♦ orkney, "how does that
support your idea?"
"MrDoug*l stopped them," replied I’at,

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