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I'llK TIMKS Ksl. 18 8 8 Entered .lanunry !7, II It'll in o ml t Vi?. the msrATcii Ext. 1 8 3 0 1003, at Hip Toxt-OQlco nt n? sct'outl-class matter. t'l HI.IS1IKI> every tiny In the year at 10 South Tenth Mrccl. Klchtnnnti, Va., l?y The Times-Dispatch I'ub llshtnic Co., I in-,, Charles E. llusbrouk, Kilitor uuil Mutineer. AKIlltKSS A I.I, COMMUNICATIONS to The Tlraes Uispalch, mill nut lo Individual*. TKI.Eri IONIC: Kandolph 1. l'rivuto llranrli Exchange coiuiei-Uni; with all dcixiri nieuU. 11 RANCH OFFICER: Wnsh liiEton, <lt> Fourteenth Street, N. W.j New Vork City, Flltl? Avenue liuiiii Hit; ChicuKo. lVu|ilc'? <>u* ItoildiiiKi t'lilhitielphiu, Mu tual l.ilo liuililiiiK. MONDAY, AIMUJU S, 1'JiS. King George cabled greetings to the Presi dent and the American people on the anni versary o? America's first year in the war. JI is message is pregnant with iaith in the liual triumph of the cause for which the al lies are lighting, and of confidence in the results which will attend the increasing par ticipation of American arms in the groat conflict. The Department of Justice has ordered Dr. far! Muck, former leader o? the Boston \vmphouy Orchestra, interned during the duration of the war. There are thousands of t'Uier enemy aliens whose hostility to this ountry is equally as open and avowed who Isou 1 d l>c interned along with him. The ? i?alienee of the American people at the mild , policy pursued toward these dangerous i atomies in their midst has about reached i the limit of endurance, and unless the policy : speedily changed, they will not long be deterred from taking the remedy in their nvn hands. Consistency, oven in the matter of big guns. i n. jewel. Washington ha:- brm united in .if. expressed belief that Ornisuy's seventy j silo weapon, with which l'aris is being bom barded. is of no benefit from a military stand point, while the psychological effect it was e.Npected to have has not rt .-lilted. But now American engineers are said to be designing a gun which will carry 100 miles, to be used in sending long-distance death into Berlin. Why copy 111:11 methods of rightfulness? America will hardly care to slaughter women and children churchgoers, even in the Kaiser's capital. Sales of war savings stamps since the campaign**, ftnrttfd four months ;igo have reached-'a -Total of only $136,000,000. The authorized issue is $2,000,000,000, but if tuat B'utl is to bo attained, the campaign will have to take on mora life. It i.i a most excellent device for combining savings and investment with patriotic service, and par ticipation in the sale is practically available to 'be whole of the American people, men, women and children alike. The third Liberty loan has been launched, but As conduct should in no.vise interfere with the sale of thrift card.-: and war saving;? stumps. It. is. of cour.sc, a matter of regret that j any one. even a disloyalist, should have lost his life at the hands of a mob. It is not in i keeping Avith America's traditions of equal justice. Hut was the mob which killed Robert I'rager in Illinois entirely to blame? Does the fault not lie at least partially with the Depart*neni of Justice, which has been so slow to take action against alien enemies? I'rager may have been loyal; his execution may have been an awful mistake from that standpoint alone, but ilie fact remains that with mor< drastic lav., and more vigorous enforcement confidence of the people will be r stored, and tiie temptation to take punish ment into their own hand: remove I Disregard the war map and news dis- ! patches which tell of the ebb and How of ' ./.title, and Germany already has met with ' vo disubtrou.- defeats a. a result of its v.i t- rn offensive, which was to crush all ooposiimi by i'. she r weight First is the iligation driven home to the allies that i 'supreme control was m-ce.-: ary, and the ap ? ointment of General Koch; seeond, th? . ycholcgieal eft* i danger of Teuton vic tory i-; having in the I'nited States. The . ccond battle of the S<n.::.e will bring more i.vcney llowing to the nation's needs ih:.u ; ? uh! all the oratory of a million Liberty loan speakers. The people know at last that hey are in the war. and ar^ in i* to the end. Realizing this, they ;.re prepared j<) drown Berlin and all it repre-'-nt??. i-i a golden flood. Nothing but th" Orruan drive was required to make the third loan a .-nrc-ss. General Pershing ha. received from the hands of King Albert the decoration of the Grand Cross of Leopold, an I the hromidic query arises: Now lie's go) it. what's lie going to do with it? He can't wear it; Con gress won't let him. Scores of other Ameri cans, officers and privates, who ur<- fighting the battles of freedom in France, have won similar decorations, given in grateful recog nition of their heroism as exemplified by deeds on the field of action. Neither can they spite tlio urgent pleas of civilians and soldiers, Congress still refuses its permission. Such obstinacy is as unreasonable as It is asinine. Let the men display on their breasts material evidence or the honors they have won. It will make them better soldiers and can do their country no harm. Objections which once were valid have been swept away in the maelstrom of world war. War Against Bulgaria WHEN Bulgaria sent bodies of her troops to light tho allies in France she for feited whatever consideration this govern ment has extended to her. She committed tho ovort act of war against the United States. She abandoned the isolation which protected her from a declaration of war by America, and thero 3eems no sound reason why Congress should longer delay that decla ration. Naturally, Congress hesitates to act without a recommendation from the Presi dent. inasmuch as he is charged with the conduct of foreign affairs, but the same new considerations which influence ouo doubtless will influence the other. As long as Bulgaria confined her war to the Balkans; as long as she lent herself to none of the designs of her allies; as long :is she removed herself from contact with American troops, and as long as she perpe trated no hostile act against this country, the President felt no inclination to make war upon her in an active sense. He even thought, it worth while to maintain a semblanco of diplomatic intercourse with her, thereby establishing a degrco of communication with the central powers. The same was true of Turkey. But if the official advices from Lon don and France are accepted, it is certain that Bulgaria has been drawn into the French theater of war. Allied commanders insist that they have identified and even encount ered Bulgarian troops, and that they have discovered Bulgarian guns among the Ger man batteries. This means that the Ameri can troops may any day find themselves ar rayed against the soldiers of a nation with which their country is at peace. This will not deter the Americans, it may be assumed, from fighting tho Bulgarians to the death, but such a combat would add a touch of absurdity to the diplomatic relationship of the two governments. The common sense of the situation would seem to be an immediate declaration of war against both Bulgaria and Turkey. These two nations are giving all the assistance in their power to Germany ;?nd Austria. They have joined these allies in the partition of Russia, each demanding its pound of flesh. They have united with Germany and Austria in victimizing Roumania; and, if by any re mote chance, the central powers should dic tate the terms of peace at the conclusion of this war, one may be sure that Bulgaria and Turkey will he at (lie peace counter clamoring for their slice of the pie. To all effects and purposes the United States is at war with both of them, and if there is any good rea son camouflaging tlio fuel, it has never been stated publicly. .Meantime, the Bulgarians and the Turks maintain legations in Wash ington with staffs composed of wide-awake men, having full opportunity for communica tion with their Foreign Offices. Also the Turks ar.d Bulgarians in the country are not legally alien enemies, are not subject to internment and cannot lie barred from ac cess to any industrial plant, 110 matter how vital it may be. Wisconsin Stands l*p IV is true that Iho clcction of Joseph K. Davies to the Senate by the people of Wis consin would have constituted a sharper re pudiation of La Follcttoism by that State, but Mr. Lcn root's success must be accepted as a mark of loyalty 011 the part of a Com monwealth which has been under grave sus picion ever since war was declared. Most people regarded the question of patriotism nettled when the Republican primary was held; when Thompson, the La Follettc can didate. was hopelessly defeated, and Lenroot gave the voters absolute assurances where he stood. The candidacy of Victor Berger, whose ap peal was made not only to the Socialists, but to the Germans, tho pro-(?ermans and to every disaffected element, compelled the pco i pie of Wisconsin again to answer the ques i tion of their Americanism, and the answer I they havo given is conclusive. The combined j vote cast for Lenroot and Davies is more j than three times the vote cast for Berger, and it must be assumed that Berger polled the full strength of the disloyal groups, not withstanding Thompson's personal support of Lenroot. Yet there are other significant phases of this interesting contest. For instance, Davies, without money, without organization and without other than long-distance assist 1 ance, almost overcame the powerful Rcpub j lican majority in Wisconsin. He came within : approximately 10,000 votes of carrying the ; State, an achievement regarded by his party | friends as singularly noteworthy. This is I not only a high tribute to the candidate per ? sonally, but it indicates clearly that the Democratic party is stronger in the Middle West than it has been in a generation. If the Republicans are barely able to carry a rock-ribbed Slate like Wisconsin with unlimited money, tremendous campaign ing and a candidate of Mr. Lenroot's ac knowledged ability, it is apparent that close Stater, lileo Indiana, Minnesota and even Michigan are leaning definitely toward Demo cratic policies. This is the comfort which national Democratic leaders are extracting from the Wisconsin contest, and it must be granted that their reasoning is well founded. This result seems to promise a safe Demo cratic majority in the next House of Repre sentatives, and to maintain the present Demo cratic control of the Senate. The loss of either branch of Congress by the Democratic parly would be interpreted abroad as a dis tinct loss of prestigo on the part of the ad ministration, and it is, therefore, vitally im portant that the President have a sympa thetic majority in both houses of Congress during tfte coming two years. Further increase in the price of meat has little interest for the average citizen. Lle fore the latest announcement of the packers a porterhouse steak had become something to bo gazed at curiously through a glass case in the. museum of natural history. I ~'" | Tammany Leader Murphy refused to sit 1 at table with Senator Owen. The Oklahoinan. probably hearing that the Tammany boss was to be present, failed to coine. Call it a draw. Everybody can make a drive now against the ilindenburg line by buying a Liberty | loan bond or two. SEEN ON THE SIDE By Henry Ednard AVarner. Ileblnd Iht Gunt. There are three who stand behind tho guns. there are three who bear tho load? There Is ono who stands behind the three, to feel tho stinging goad; And one of the three Is tho soldier brave, and ono is the girl who slips So quietly In by the bed, and one is the man who builds the ships. And these aro the three who bear the load, and the other one Is she Who stays and prays, and who weeps and hopes fcr the weal of tho other three? And she is tho Woman who stays and prays when the voice of duty calls The Boy in Khaki, the Girl in White and the Man in the Overj-lls! And cne shall go to the battle line with a song of conquest free, And ono shall tenderly feel a pulse where the heroes sick may be. And one shall hammer and saw and calk the ship that must ride the waves To carry tho two to their work of love, where shells blast cratered graves'. And the other one, she shall weave and weep, yet sinile through her gathering tears? For the .Mother-love and th*i Mother-pride shall conquer her Mother-tears; And Three and One, they shall batter down fair liberty's prison walls? Tho Boy in Khaki, the Girl in White and the Mail in the Overalls! To-Day'* O. Henry. On the Girl s Furs?"A job in a plumbin' shop don't match wid dent skins de kid's Girl's got on." On Slush?"Marriage wouldn't be a failure if doy was all like him." 'Paradiac. Hooks and a rod, some tackle and some bait. JCarly the morn and darkness coming late; Something tn read, a smack of lunch, and thou Sharing the ofeezes that shall cool my brow! Tltc Qutfttinn. Student?And doctor, will the patient recover'. The Surgeon?Perhaps; but the point that worries mo k-. shall 1 recover for the operation'.' Hooray, Another One! Just can't l-el;> yipping in now and then to beat t'ne other Fourth-of-July jisiglcrs to it! I.iltle Jr. hnny had a match, Struck it 011 a trosuers' patch; Lit a fireworks, and then Up ha went, and down again. Marble shaft points toward the skies saying mutely: "llere Jle Lies!"' Cnnnlcr- Irritant. ".Tones has a peculiar idea of mental cure." "What's his stunt?" "Why, whenever he has a headache he sen some one lo sic; on his corn and take the headache off his mind." Tlir Internal (lurfition. The gentleman who has just emerged from a public place ami ri.is'd his rainshicld: "I wender whoso umbrella this is?" I'<?.<(-It cvo lu Hon. The same old flans is on the hoard. The sane old flask bedecks the shelf; The water wagon skidded, and 1 fell, Lut did not hurt ir.ysclf. ItpRulnr t'unrt, "Miss Miggins. daughter of the jud&o, fol lows the order of precedence even in her music." "Yes?" "She does. When she wants 11 learn a new piece, for instance. she /irtl con mils it, ti on executes it." Tired. Weary of work, weary of play, We.irv of life an <ire;ir> And weary of being weary! Weary of staving and going away Love StnfT. Riehard Watson Gilder certainly understood the state of mind that makes a man chuck his independence and guarantee a woman's board and flothes fos- life, when he wrote them these thrilling lines: Not from the whole wide world I chose thee. Sweetheart, light of the land and sea! The wide, wid? world could not Inclose thee. For then art the whole wide world to me! Pardon for hutting in with persiflage on a divine thought, but?Ain't it awful the way fcome folks go nutty in Juno time? The I'irit Sprlnpr Sign. "Mary, have you my woolens?" "Yes, dear; don't forget your car muffs." "Got my wrist warmers. "Certainly. Pcn't bfc silly!" "How about the hot brick?" "Have two of them?one for each." "And my fur cap and artics and mittens?" "Yes. and the .-niowshoes." "Then come on and let's hurry, or we'll miss the lawn party." Health Talks, by Dr. Wm. Brady tCupyrtcht. 1517. t>v N'(ttni?l V???npn'r Servlci.l Over Vou (>o niul Ihr Ucst of Iiui'k, Somersaults, If taken in proper doses ami for | | ;t sulli-ient lime. are. a sovereign remedy tor j 'not heatls and cold feet, tliat grouchy feeling j that makes you envy your neighbor's good > I complexion rr swell ear. the so-called bilious < j condit<on. autointoxication, and various other I i of chronic dignity. People taking j I the medicine for I he lirst lime often feel intc^i- ' [ cated by it 1'hoy so over once and feel so j dizzy or" ? eu sick that they lose their nerve and t quit. I.et them quit. I.et them go back to ? iheir old eemd'tion. But otiicr people take this j j primary intoxication in the proper way; they , | realize that it is cnly dramatic evidence of the j awful suite they have been in for all these years j I of chronic dignity without having ever realized j it. They stick. Ami preuy soon they write in I to tell us what miracles the somersaults have ? done for them. We discount such testimonials. A testimonial is always entitled trv considerable discount. And we know that Xoan Webster was wrong when he said a somersault was a leap in the air and a complete turn of the body, lie knew as well as you and 1 know that what j lie cailod a somersault was really an air spring. I :i a somersault the body never leaves the I ground. i To turn a somersault you put on your old | p. j's. say your prayers, bid th3 family and j j friend < farewell, shut your eyes, curl up tight, j ; and over you go?taking pains at first to have I p!ent\ of pillows and other padding i .> protect ] (lit: lloor from any proturberances on your ! anatomy. You will sit up faint, dizzy, seasick ) perhaps. Hut no matter. You are. sitting up j anyway. .lust sit there quietly till the stars j gn down, and think what a stiff and artilicial | existence you've been leading most of your | life, as unlike an animal as civilization can ! make you, and yet you are only an animal after | all. Next morning take another whirl sit it. That I | same evening try two fiop.j. j lay by d jy your casualties will diminish, until In a week or ten I days you can do jour half do>en gracefully and noiselessly on the carpet or harj floor, and ccme up smiling more sincerely than you've smiled for a long time. Six s. s. b. i. d. is the prescrip'ion. It gets the old stagnant blood out of the great splanch nic reservoir and back into circulation. It talces th'.- kinks out of th<" alimentary tube and drains the ces.spools of autointoxication away througn the revised alimentary canal. It renew s your animal nature and clears away some of the vicious effects of your years of dignity and degeneration. Try it to-night, and the best of luck. Qtientlnnn and Anairrr*. Blue Baby.?Kindly inform me what is nicilnt by a "blue baby." MBS. 15. 11. Answer.?In the foetal circulation there la an opening between the right and left side of tho hourt. When the baby Is born mid begins to breathe, this opening normally closes. If closure is Incomplete the circulation Is faulty, and tho baby has blue nails, lips and skill, from venous congestion (doctors call this cyanosis). The condition may correct Wsielf In a Ci\v days, or it may persist. Asphyxia (failure to breathe with all parts of tho lung) Is Another cause of blue babies. Books and Authors The Harpers have Issued "Tho Iron Ration: Three Years In Warring "Central lSurope,'" by George Abel Schrolner. Mere, for the first time, are the uneeiisorod truths about war-time Ger in.my and her allies?told by one who has lived in the trenches, stood In the bread line and dined in a palace. For the hundreds of thousands of mothers t whose sons arc in training or at the front. "I?et- I ters to the Mother of a Soldier." l>y Klehardson Wright (Frederick A. Stokes Co.). bears com fort and assurance. Doubts are removed, rjucs- j tions are ans wered, fears arc quieted and under- ! standing is brought by these inspiring letters I of a wise, kindly elder brother with a big I !i-.iri and great mind. Suggestions arc made as : to how the mother at home can render practical help to the sou at the front and to the country ? he is serving. This is tho mother's manual of , arms, her handbook of courage in tho fac? of; despondency and doubt. "A History of the Tdfe and Death. Virtues \ and Kxploits of General George Washington."; by M. Ij. Weeins. Is a late Issue of the J. It. , Dlppincott Co. The most famous of lives of Washington. Parson Wccms's biography liar, passed through more than eighty editions since j ii was first published in 180i>. Tho cherry tree iMcident and many other anecdotes of Washing ton made their first appearance in Weems'a i story. The famous author acknowledged that 1 his book was written to please ami entertain, and not as a dry historical chronicle. Wccms's exuberant and imaginative style and his natural ability as a story-teller have made his "Life or ; Washington" the favorite of each new genera tion of Americans. Illustrated with the original wood cuts, and additional rcproduet io-is or famous paintings, the Mount Vernon edition is worthy in type and appearance of its stirring i contents, and its popular price brings it within the reach of every one. Headers will find Its I pages stimulating: many of Washington's ad dresses apply with great force to our present problems, and the picture presented of the Father of His Country, while Illustrated wltn anecdotes as famous as Aesop's Fables, and, like them, supposed to be fictitious, was skill fully drawn by Parson Wconis in close con- j fortuity to the actual truth as to Washington's! character. The Mount Vernon edition deserves I to continue the long tradition of the Wcoms life as a perennial best seller. Much Ado About Nothing BY TtOY Iv. MOUI.TO.V. See a patriotic farmer has sent ten barrels of lCiefer pears to the boys in France. It" they ever tret, to throwing those at the enemy, it will be a new horror in trench fight ing. and the execution will be awful. .Said the lecturer on conservation: "1 dare say' there is not a man in thin audience who has j ever lifted his linger or ilono a thing to help save the forests in this country." A iittlc man rose tremblingly and said: 'T ha\ e." "Ila. ha! What have you done?" ask"d the lecturer. "J have used a patent poefcet. cigar lighter for nine years, and haven't use<i a match." After. After the war is over. After the battle'.s won. After the beast Is branded. After we've hagced the Hun: After the cn?it i:' fl Anil troubles thrown in the lake. I'm goinp in some good chophourc And order a sirloin steak. If fbe ~over-irnen t begins coinintc those new 2-cont pieces they will be very handy In making the wife a weekly allowance in theso war time?. New Jersey ma:i has asked for a divorce be - ca\is>; h's wife snores all night. JIe is lucky, i-orne of them talk ail night. The Kaiser will launch a new peace offensive callitiR for the fctatue 'juo ant- in the west and tho statue <itio present in the east, l.tit ho will have to ante something more than a ::tatuc quo in the west. Senator P.ecd asks for conservation In the com of lood conservation. Hope lie succeeds. Kar.tern writer rays: Th'- .lapanese ::re discarding tiieir flowing robea and donning trousers. Y< s, it's a cold, cold way to Petrograd. I'rofrp.?nr Frank Clarke, of the Fnited Staler* Goo log. -al Survey, says the ??e;< are about years old. About time they had their fi jodoni. wc would say. <">ur fathers wielded well Tho sword of Hunker Mill. 1 f?= up to us to get The sword of .1'inker Bill. hook ? as though this is joiner to he an open season on liur.s. N'o hunting license required. Well, a Itefjiilnr Sign. The ?dito? of the Dayton Journal has dis covered spring, the authentic articLe: "Tlu kazeka has been seen, which means an curly spring. Tin; kazeka is like the kali fa, ? oily larger, md it lacks the red stripe so chur p.'-ter'.st ic of the American, or ornery, kallfa. The kav.eka is never reen outside of Hammond. Tn l.. wli.r'i is why so few people know and love this finest songster. We must take Hammond's word for it. which is a dangerous thins to do; but wc are willing to take the enrly spring on faith. Tho kazeka has been seen." If you ret a hard co'.d now, it will hang on ail summer.?Medical item. if you get "nnr hard e.oal now. it will hang on all next winter. lli-membcr that. News of Fifty Years Ago (From the Richmond Dispatch, April S, JSCS.) All of the tobacco fac tories are now working with full speed, si nil Hie merry s ongs of the pickers and !>tc*mmers and rollers are heard all the livelong day. Nearly every factory it) the city is working a larger force of hands than last season, fome of them having arranged to double iluir output. .latnes H. Pace reports that ho has had to more than double his force, and wants more hands yet. Richmond will do an immense business in the tobacco manufacturing line this year, there being a growing demand for the product of these factories all over the country. Colonel A. C. Dunn denies any connection with the committee of llunnh-utt men which visited Washington to oppose the appointment of Wells, or if appointed on such cotmnutce, it was with out his knowledge or consent. .Sergeant Hates reached Amelia Courthouse last night, and will start for Richmond this morning, expecting to reach liere by 4 P. M. by the Danville road. Whether ho will go right on to Washington or spend the night here in not known. Witlio.it unnecessary parade Sergeant Hates will be given a cordial welcome In Richmond. The Virginia Stale Iliblc Society held Its annual meeting at the Broad Street Methodist Church last night. The weather was very bad, but there was a large attendance. The reports of the president ami general agent were full and very interesting. Isf. I.. McCready, of Now York, president of the Old Dominion Steamship Company, is in the city, slopping at the IO.\changp Hotel. Married: At the St. John's Iv.itheran Church by Rev. Dr. Ide. Frederick J. lJauer to Miss A. D. Deusen. all of Richmond. The impeachment managers completed their testimony against the President i.i the impeach ment court Saturday, and now that the whole case of tftc prosecution is betorn tne Senate, wonder is expressed oy liberal Republicans in Washington that such a flimsy case has been made out, and they art- disgusted >vich the whole proceedings. Kvcu tho extreme radicals are disappointed, and .-Saturday many of them ad mitted that tiie Senate must acquit President Johnson. In the United States Senate on Saturday 3,000 Southern negroes had presented a petition ask ing for aid to enable them to go to Liberia and shift for themselves in the land of promise. The Supreme Court of the United States has decided the Myra Ciarlc uftines case in her favor, which makes her the richest woman in tho United States. Iler claims we.ro against tho city and many citizens of Now Orleans. The new Constitution for Michigan has been defeated at the polls. The negro sultrago clauso killed it. Holland Eats Fat at $1.80 a Pound Dutchman Writes to Daughter in U. S. Holland ranj lir "hotter frd thnn I.onilon," hut the people living; In the town of HenROlo, nliuoat ullliln u Klone'x throw of tbe (icrinan liurdrr, csn'i nppreclnte It. "We huvrn'l hud ton or cotter ft>r over two yenr*. Wr unril to bej allowed throe uiiiktn of mrnt every two week*. Now we Ret none." until S. 1'nrdoeu In n letter written Kebrunry - to hi* dnuKhtrr, Mr*. >VII lltini A. .Vol, of SprlnRllrld, >lun?. Some of the other part* of IiIm plnln little Ntory of the dnlly life of hln fcllou townnfolk nlwo *ecm to lilllc Mh;il Hubert (). Iltiywiird. rcpreaentnt 1 ve of the United Mtuten War Trade Itonrd. him just told the board In WukIiIiirIou on III* return from n vlait in llollntid. ??With the exception of bread, whfeh In limited to three alloc* n dny," ">lr. Iltiywiird anld In WnahlnRton, "the Ilollnnd menu abown tin ubundiincr oT butter, milk, meut nnd plenty of cliooae." !?lr. l'urdocn. who In n former aherifT, ?eventy-three. nnd Ions retired, but now dolnR elerlenl *vork nt the llenRolo town hull bcciiu*e everybody la forecd to work, hint aomethltiR to any nliout that "abundance or h'itl<-r. milk, ment, nnd rhee?e.'' "llutter," he roporta, "I* $1.75 n pound. Slut the inent aupply win nhut off, we ?ometlme.t nre ttltle to ert fat nt ?> pound.'' I'otntoea, he ?ny*, font 7t> renin for linlf a peek, nnd the ?|ii;iltiy la ??pretty Rood." Ilrend la made of rye nnd la "hardly entablc." "Thnt'a nbout nil the food we hnve." he flnlalicd on the food i|upi||<iii. Price* are not only extremely hl?li, but the ?|uontlty of etitublea ti v:tilr\l>'. in llenRcIo In aninll, beenuac tJcrmuny buya everythlnR It can reuch. Sndl enough, there nre Dutchmen -who try to amuRRle rood neroaa the border Into (irrmnny, wltleb oKKruvotei the trouble. Soap, wbleh usied to coat ?t or n oentu n enke li now 2- renin. t/otloii moeklnK". Inatend of the wool the Dutch nre nccuatoinod to, nell Tor she otitrnReoua price of f!( t? pair, and aole* nnd becla for ahoea coat nliout ."<1. with leather extremely acarce. The Hutch people have little to any nbont the conduct of their own nfTnlra any more, >lr. I'ardotn nuaerta. The (irrnmna dominnte c\erylhli?; nnd everybody. The (ierman* for?-e the Dutch Rovernment to put e\cr? nvnllnble mnn nnd woman into munition* fnetorlea turnlriR out nrma anil munltlona for the Uermnna, but Juat nt preaent, be nuld, muny of those plnnta nre ahut down for Inek or coal. lie remark* plcnanntly thnt the women of lil* country are hn\Iiik :? blRRer hand In thlnR* ro\ernmentul thnn they e\er had before. Kor tlir flrat time in hUtory there are now aevernl women menibera of the Kuni era or ConRroaa. (iermany ilrnina the country so dry of everything In - cludlnR druRa nnd uiedlrinca, thnt aick people Ret Improper nttcutlon. ' >1 r. I'nrdorn andly told of the death of one of bla Rrnndehlldrcn, who unir up life for the almple renaou that there were no medicine* to be bad. t.er mdnj had taken thent. Information Bureau Inquiries rcjfurdtniE aluiuat ni>7 topic. , ricriilloe ou JfKol *ud medic* I Bub levtM, arc unii*T?:red free. A? all lu uulrlca ?re uuinrrcil directly bjr I1*** ,01ml letter a ? ell-?ddre??e?i, - envelope i? required. Addreum ibt ?|i......i)l?ualfh mlurumtluu liurcau, iCiiUiuoud, > a. Inlnrod I*o??r??loua of I'nlted Stntra. J C it Chester.?The Island posses sions 'of the United suites consist o the Philippines. Hawaiian. Danish \\ cat 1 1 tulles, Samoan. Aleutian, 1 orto Hlco, Guam. Wake, Midway, llowland and Baker and the Islands along Ihe weat ern coast of Canada which are a part of Alaska. Most of these Islands are in the l'aetlio Ocean. llopw. n 15 C., Gordonsville.?The average yield of hops is usually between .00 and S00 pounds to the aere IIn tn? United States. < Mi the I acllic Coast. where muft of the hops tti the l n>ted States are produced, the uver.iKO is from 1.000 lo l.-'.OO pounds to the acre, but vlelds of one ton an a re are often .secured, Uregon produces more hops than any other State of the Lnlon. The Mnon nnil the llorlion. Miss A. T., Petersburg.? If two cir cles of ciual size were drawn I11 the in terior of an angle, the one nearest the apex would appear larger h..aut?s the side.? of the anglo nearer to It. The moon : < apparently enlarged at the hori/.on (or the same reason; that is. it pre^. nts It; ? If on the horizon In the a tin formed 1>V the earth and tho de clining arc of th.- fhy. while in the center of th<- heavens It ?s free in the vu-'t area of space. Stotae of rrelrrlek the (.rent In \\ uxhltigton. V 1 ll:iinpio;i.- The nt.itue o. Krederi.k the .ir-tiil i" Washington was presented America l.y the I>r,'s*nl and cnveiled November 11&'M; The rcie-nonie:: attending the unveil nv, were \ < rv . laliorate. Special r. prcsen t,ti\<- ..'r the Kaiser wife present. to t-ether with the entire diplomatic ? orps, otticcrs of the army and navy and a military escort. President .loJiv. red an address accepting the Kilt. , ?j )?. statue htjiii'ts on tho csplanaao in front of the War College Hullduig. It i.. a copy of t lie on. standing In the Kaiser's palace at Potsdam, llcrr Jtup heus was Uie sculptor. A Ilyron Chnrncler. Mi~s *? Y . itichtnond.?"Count Man fred" is* the liero in Hyron's "Man fred " Ho is represented as a moony per* on of high intellect ami indomi table will, who has been guilty of some monstrous crime, and wanders over the earth seeking oblivion. N hen he ap peats in the story, he has made his llnal abode In an Alpine solitude. He calls upon the spirits of the unbounded! universe (all but the Great Supreme), and vainlv pleads with them lor rorget fulness. "in bis last agony demons pos se.-s him. but iie dcrtes their power. The character is a vision or a man more than human attributes crcatccl to show one capable of very much more than human suffering. Photochemistry. T S n . Richmond.?Photochemistry is that branch of chemistry whkn trcrits of the chemical action or ii^ui. of the production of light by chemical chances, and in a broader sense, of the optical properties of chemical sub stance. Photoactinie rays are those that proceed from bodies which have been exposed io radium. l>r. Alan ly Green says of induced radio-.u ti\it> of bacteria: "Small masses of bacterial irrowth were exposed to Beta and ma rays of the tenth magnitude of vir tually pure radium bromide. In a iarf,e number of instances such masses when removed from the Influence. of radium and placed between two thin sheet of class, themselves not raolo-active, . were capable of so affecting: the sensi- ; tized film of n photographic plate I they were brought into contact with] that on development in the ordinary whv the plate showed a dark area cor responding to the shape of the bacter- 1 Sal S. The Photoactinie rays pro-, feeding: from the bacteria which bad been exposed to radium were capable of affecting a photographic plate through double layers of lead foil. , American Ilesl ('ro?*. Miss M. I,. Norfolk.?The various lied Cross societies ar? international j associations whose purpose Is to mltl- , gate tlie horrors of war by alleviating | the sufferings of the siek and wound- | ed. They c.re the result of an aglta- ! tion begun by M. Jean Ilenri Uunant, a ? philanthropic citizen of Geneva. S\vit- | zerland. who proposed that societies j should be formed in every country in time of peace for the purpose of train ing nurses a-.d collecting supplies so that when war broke out the work of the regular military surgical corps could he supplemented. His proposal I was well received by the Genevan So- j ciety of Public Utility, and an agita lien was begun which resulted in an 1 international conferci.ee at Geneva in ! October. 1^03. A provisional program] wa:r?agrced upon by tlie delegates of ] the sixteen nations that were repre- ; sented. and in the following August a I more, formal diplomatic congress, com- j posed of representatives of the same | number of nations, was held in the j same citv, and on the ?2d of that month was signed- what is known as the t.e neva Convention. Tho convention was I uuicklv ratified by fourteen nations, which number has steadily Increased to Include nearly all the principal na- I lions. The. Congress of the United States, by special act approved Janu ary r. 19*05, dissolved the. society then | existing, and incorporated a new or- I gnu izat ion to operate under govern ment supervision. The Geneva t on vent ion has been revised two or three tlines since 1S64 to make it more re sponsive to its purpose. The various rational Hed Cross associations are not intimately connected, but the so cletv at Geneva Is regarded as the neu tral committee of all. The name Red Cross" comes from tho insignia adopt ed by the conference?a Greek cross in red on a white ground, which Is the flag of the Swiss Federation with col ors reversed. SEND WOMEN TO LYNCHBURG Government Likely to llll'ir i |(y Kariu for Detention of tump OateniitM. (Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.1 I.YNC'llBL'HG. VA., April 7.?As thi result of a conference here with Major 5. B. Grubbs, of the United States pub lic health service. steps are being tak- n to rnako It possible to receive a num ber of women at the city farm for de tention from the Tidewater section: ?>f the State. It Is understood that ar rangements are to be made for about twenty women and girls to be brought hero in a very nhort time. Til is will probably be made a p!a. e of detention for a considerable number of fallen women and girls, who will be later taken from the neighborhood; of concentration of men In training f>>r the army and navy, the cost of which is to be borne by the Federal govern ment. It is understood that Superintendent frvln will arrange to give the c:i!n:i authorities use of the building ercct >1 originally for superintendent's quar tcrH. which is now being used by :<? laches of the farm. This building ? . n be arranged so as to accoinmodt'e twenty women as a start, but );>:r steps will have to be taken for addi tional quarters, as the governing, t might desire to Increase the nuinbL-. of members of the colony. It is understood that if the city will arrange for the housing <>f a number of inmates at the start that proviso, i will be made for increased facliit !?-?? at the farm, and that the government will not only do this, but at the s t ie time wilt provide transportation, guards, boards and all other ncceritl tios for the women in the ramp. Major Grubbs was vrv favorably Im pressed with the location and possib'.l - Sirs of the City firm for this uv by the rnited States government and ->r the fart that it can be used for suc't a colony without disarranging in t * slightest the keeping of male prisoners there from the city. WANTED TO SAVE HIS CASH nidn't Wnnt to He Hothered With \\ iff. ns She Mlcht Hit- ?n Ilia IInnd?. INDIANAPOL.IS. 1ND., April T.?Of .,11 ti1(. excuses d'lg up by men hab-. Into Juvenile court for desertion and nonsupport and such, this is lb* in the opinion of Judge 1- rank J. I.rJ.r, "And your wife In Kentucky Is R!-* Ing for a divorce, and you are making no objections?" queried the judge. "Xo. sir; 1 don't care to live with her. and. besides, she might die." "But if she dies she would not botner you. will she?" the court protested. "Well, the way things are, If sh* does dio I will have to pay the funeral expenses, and I'm through paying out money for her." FIVE SONS IN SERVICE IMttsfleld. Mat*., Man Rspeet* to Add Three More Stnr? to III" King. PITTSFIELD, ^iASS., April 7.?There i;< a service flag with five stars at the home of Paul A. Jones. But that's not enough, he thinks, lie is planning tu add three more stars. Walter, the youngest, who will b? eighteen soon, plans to enlist, and two more ,"-ons are in class 1-A of the draft. Five are already In various camps throughout the country. Five of the boys have "war brides." Jnxt n I'laln Soldier. [For The Times-Dispatch. J Just a plain soldier In khaki. Serving my country, that's all; Giving my life in her service. Answering her "needed call." Back home aro friends I lo\'c dearly, Mother who misses her boy. Father who gave me up proudly. To know that I am true gives them Joy. Homo is as dear to me. kind friends. As It can be to any of you. I miss mother's love and attention. The hand clasp of my friends so true. To 'me the uniform of my country Is the emblem of all that is true, Of all that is faithful and honest: God bless it?1 wear it, can you. Can any sacrifice be more forcible. Any gift cost more, do you think. Than to give life and all it possesses. From no service or suffering to shrink 7 There are some who pass the plain soldier As though they detest him in sight; Who think homo no place for the ruffian. That his only vocation Is to fight. I'll agree that a fight to a soldier Is sweet, for it means all to him; He is fighting for home and his loved ones. life is thinking of count.-y and thcin. So, friend, when you see a plain sol dier. Don't pars him as though ho was a pled; But give him your hand and your blessing, For. next to woman, he is nearest to God. 1'IITVATK H. M. SADT,F.n. Company D. 117th M. G. B. Camp Wheeler, Ga.