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A\ LOCAL CARRIER 8EK V1CE: Dally, with Sunday, 15 cent* a week; L?aJI> with out Sunday, 10 cent* a week; Sunday ouly, 0 cents. If our friends who (nvor us with manuscripts unci Illustrations far publication wish to hare unavailable articles returnrd, they must In all cases send stumps lor that purpose. UEMUEIt OK TUB ASSOCIATED I'RESS.?Tlio Associated I*resa is exclusively emitted tn tbe use fur republication of all news dispatches credited to it or not otherwise credited In thin paper, and also (lio local news published herein. All rifthtn of republica tion of Kpeclal dispatches herein nre also reserved. FRIDAY, JUNE 14, 101S. Home of The Time*-Dispatch. Absolutely Fireproof. When disposed to grumble at your own . expenditures, Just right your altitude toward , inexorable conditions by reflecting on Uncle ! Sam's expenditures, which in fifteen months ; amounted to $12,513,262,503. Accept the | situation cheerfully, for our own freedom and ' the freedom of the world must be defended, j let the cost bo what it may. I The German Crown Prince and tbe Kaiser "were everywhere loudly chccred by tho j troops," is the statement of a German novs- > paper. In the unfailing course of timo, the two will have to beat it bach across the j Rhine in double-quick time, and it'?} a s'ifo prediction that there will then be little clioer ing of them by either tho troops cr the i people. Firm declaration of the allied Premiers | that the restoration of the Polish state, with free access to the sea, is one of the condl- j tions on which the coming peace will be based, will go far toward defeating Ger- i man plans in that long-suffering country. J Poland knows that not* until the allies are . successful in battle will it ceasj to play a j tragic rolo among the nations. It is now j many months since Germany's promised in- j dependence to the Poles was found to be ; only the first step in their complete enslave ment under the heavy yoke of the Kaiser, i Seven times within two weeks, from May 15 to June 1, the Germans have given an object lesson of the teachings of Kultur by , bombing British hospitals behind the lines j in France. The results of their barbarity, | expressed in figures, is 34S killed and G43 wounded. Of this number, five nursing ! sisters and eight of the women's auxiliary i corps were killed, and eleven nursing sisters j 'and seven of the women's auxiliary corps j were wounded. No doubt this example of ; Hun fright fulness has been duly acclaimed amidst rejoicing as a great exploit through out Germany. The impression grows that the German j grand fleet, which has been bottled up in the ' Kiel Canal since the outbreak of the war, I will shortly emerge and risk a naval engage ment on the high seas with the combined British and American fleets. This is good news, if it prove to be well-founded. The al lied fleets are keen for such an engagement. They have no fears as to the outcome. - It should prove to be the greatest naval battle of all history, and at its conclusion Germany will be left without a navy. Tho ".vent will hasten the end of the war, for then it will be an easy matter to hunt out the submarine nests and destroy them. It is nothing short of folly for Secretary Daniels to send the I'nited States hospital ship Comfort forth on a voyago to Kurope through submarine infested waters, unarmed and unconvoyed, with Hags waving and lights blazing, merely to furnish Germany with an opportunity to prove, if it will, that ] it still has remaining soine shreds of respect for international law. It is a false hope. Shelling of hospital ships and bombing of Red Cross establishments have been of too frequent occurrence to leave room for doubt. If the Comfort gets through safely it will be because the U-boats fail to find it, or else Berlin will spare it in order to lull this I country into a greater sense nf security while I it plays for bigger game. Secretary Daniels i should be restrained from his proposed j foolishness. No one who knows his Washington in mid summer will blame Congress for its reluct ance to settle down to an indefinite legisla tive grind, for when the nation's capital is hot, it is of a heat that can hardly be de scribed without violation of the rules of polite speaking. Members of both Senate and House are resigned to a summer's work there in response to the President's request for immediate revenue legislation if it is .necessary, but plans are being laid whereby his wish may be met and at the sumo time .the lawmakers will be enabled to get away for a few days to repair political fences or '-seek the breezes of mountain and seashore, as the fancy may strike them. If it can be done, and they say it can, no one will be grudge them their brief vacation from the capital and Its broiling asphalt. However, ~even Washington is not as hot as the trenches in Frnnce, and no great amount of sympathy will bo poured out upon them if they aro compelled to stick at their posts throughout tho summer. Elcctrlc fans and well-stocked rofrigorators aro little luxuries that tho sol diers do not have. Richmond Awake to Its Duty ABNORMAL conditions follow in the train of abnormal ovents. Richmond, in common with scores of other American cities, is passing through a period to which it is strange. War has brought to its doors tens of thousands of soldiers who aro being trained for service. With them it has brought other thousands, some that they may be near relatives in tho various camps, others that they may reap tho profits inci dent to the. flood-tide of legitimate business, and still others for reasons that are sordid and vile. These things, combined with money in seemingly plentiful supply and the in creased tension and excitement under which every one is living, have caused a dislocation of the old order of things?that order which once made Richmond a model after which other law-abiding cities shaped their course. For this change Richmond is not respon sible any more than aro those other cities which have undergone a similar metamor phosis. It is largely psychological, and minds attuned to tho old order cannot be too harshly blamed if they havo failed to keep pace with tho new, iu which tho raco is to tho swift. Evils, formerly discountenanced and curbed, have coinn upon tho city, and their boldness and abundance have found tho municipal machinery, one adequate to all civic needs, unprepared to cope with tho j new situation. Perhaps there is no lack of ? law-enforcement machinery, but, nnaccus- ' tomcd to the abnormal demands made upon it. its wheels have moved slowly or not' at all, and it has been swamped to its own dis credit and that. of the city. Meantime, the Federal machinery has been put into action, and it has pointed the way to the local an- ! thorities. Spurred on by its example and | brought to a realization of their own ncgli- ? gonce in not taking hold sooner, they may . confidently bo expected to act so swiftly , and with such decision that there will be no ! further need for outside interference in ! Richmond's purely home affairs. There never has been a question of Rich- ? memd's desire and earnest intention to keep i itself morally clean. Only for its failure ' to move for the maintenance of law and order before vice had assumed such alarming pro- ? portions is it open to public indictment. At j heart Richmond never has strayed- Us record for war activity stands unimpeachod; ; it bows its head to none in its loyalty and patriotism as they are shown by deeds. It confesses it; humiliation that it permitted vice conditions to got beyond its control for a period, but the world shall know that its error has been rectified, and that the fathers and mothers of the nation may send their boys hero without fear that they will bo con t:iminatr>d morally or physically. In this de termination it may he expected that tho wil d ' Stato of Virginia will join. !( required long casualty lists from tho battle front to make t!ii: country realize that it really wa:- engaged in :i serious, dead ly war for existence; it took a raid by a . provost guard to bring Ki iitnond face to j face with the fact that it has not kept its house in order and had been lax in its watchfulness over its own people and others j intrusted to its care. It is awake to its duty ; now. and will perform it fully, promptly and i with vigor. Speaking to the Mexicans THE Mexican nation is slow to realize that this country entertains a disinterested friemi hip for its neighbor, but it is possible that President Wilson's address to the Mexi- j can editor.; who visited him, backed up by j Ainni??a'.- record of action, will convince tho Mexican people that wo do not moan to ex ploit them, to absorb them, to annex one inch of their territory or exact one dollar of their money. This address must bo accepted at its face value because the sincerity of it and tho simplicity of it cannot fail to be understood. If the Mexican nation had the power to reflect and would exercise that power, it would see in an instant that the United States of to-day seeks no aggrandizement at | Mexico's expense and none at the expense of any nation, for that matter. Twice within five years it has been within the range of opportunity for tho United States to appro priate any or all of Mexico thnt this country might desire, and to do so at a relatively small investment of blood or treasure. Noth ing could have been more simple than tho j capture of Mexico City at the time Vera : Cruz was occupied, and a year or so later j it would have been equally as simpio for I this country to havo followed up the Persli- ! ing expedition against Villa by taking over | Chihuahua, Sonora and any other of tho j rich northern states of Mexico. Tho United States magnanimously with drew from Mexican soil on both occasions, and we withdrew without demanding in demnity, without seizing a square foot of territory and without outraging the feelings of a single Mexican citizen. All this was done at a time when Ihe utmost provocation toward conquest had been given. It was done at a time when "vested" interests in America were shouting for tho permanent occupation of Mexico and at a time when thousands of leading Mexicans themselves were urging the United States to extend a protectorate over their country that would restore and main tain order. In spite of these evidences of good faith on the part of President Wilson and his ad ministration, many Mexican people still be lieve that American avarice meditates the conquest of their country. They have listened to the wild promises of Herman propagandists and to the vagaries of some of their own leaders, with the result that they are dis trustful of American intentions toward them, and some of them aro actually hostile to us. If they will weigh carefully tho President's address and will consider it in the light of true American disinterestedness, they must conclude that the best friend they havo in tho world to-day is tho American govern ment. He may not mean it that way, but, as a matter of fact, President Wilson ignores tho presence of Congresswoman Rnnkin when he addresses Congress. Ho Invariably says, "Gentlemen of the Congress." The German army now celebrates three meatless days per week, and it is intimated that the eatlcss days arc not far in tho 1 future. SEEN ON THE SIDE IIY I1I3MIY KDWAllD WAHMUR The Open Account. Those years thq good L<ord lets me live, Those fruits He lets mo eat? Those blessings that In uhowors come And sparkle at my feet: What servico do 1 render for Tho boons that I recolve? How nearly do I live the things That 1 perforce believe? God's open hand has strewn ray way With wondrous wealth of love? A deluge of His gifts has come Upon me, from above; There is no day, no hour, no broath Of Time that does not brine Sr.me smile divino to cheer my way, Sonic song my soul to sing. How stand the books? That debt I owe That fills unbalanced reams Accuses me, and fills my days. And haunts my restless dreams! Till all th& stars have fallen and Tho suns have faded, cold, Tho debt shall grow, and still shall mount, And still grow great . . . and old! Horrors! Hid news, fellers! Revenue department re ports that there's only 105,000.000 gallons of whir.ky left in tho bonded warehouses, ami it looks like right soon we'll have to be swiping sister's cologne water. Ye licimorlNta. Pretty adjacently?to be exact, flvo days be ginning June 24?the American Press Humorists will hold their sixteenth annual convention lti Chicago. Dear old Doug Malloch la the wheel horse of arrangements, and the whole Windy City is going to bo their'n. None of the fellows who write things like thi3 will bo allowed to fetch any money, because everything's hospi tality. Away back in 1903 this organization started in Daltimorc, and the only thing we're proud of is that we started it and were (or was) the first president, etc. What hurts, though, Is that most of the succeeding meetings have got along j without us, and the Hoss says we can't go again j this year for two reasons, viz: no railroad fare ; et no five days. llut we steal this space to say: "llopo you'll all have a good time, doggone it!" . . . They'ro a real good bunch. Chnrconl ICph'a Dnlly Thonpht. "Hit ain' no use prayin' out loud," said Char- \ coal Kph, in a mood. "De good Lawd got ears j dat hear de whispah o' human hearts, an' a j megaphone ain' no help 'tall. Ask do blessin". ! Mr. Jackson." The woman who never hit her thumb with a i hammer, never tried to hammer anything. It takes nine tailors to make a man pay one bill. Just about half the people in the world are fools, but the two halves can't agree which. Judicial Dope. Charles Lamb once told of a lawyer friend of bis who had offended the Court. The be wigged dignitary pointed his ferrule at the at torney and said, in a voice of thunder: "There is a great rascal at the end of this stick, sir!" Whereupon the attorney smiled and said: "Oh, Your Honor, I wouldn't go so far as ' that, sir! However, who should know better?" J Fools build houses on air, wise men sMck \ stones under'm. Xeee*jary. "So you have decided to send your daughter out of the country to finish her vocal lessons?" "No Indeed; my neighbors decidcd?I just agreed." W li j X o t f "There goes a happily married couple." "So? What makes them happy?" "Well, they both realize what a mistake they've made, ami in that one thing they're of one mind . . which is something, anyhow." if. if you were I and I were you, What do you think that you would do? It 1 were you, I wonder what I'd do that now 1 never not? "O what a tangled web we weave When first we practice to deceive!" 1 try to make myself believe That I'd be different then, but oh, I know, you know, we know we know That things would never turn out so, And you and I w ould go deranged To find our characters so changed! Considering ail, good friend, cgar! Suppose we stay just as we arc! Health Talks, by Dr. Wm. Brady Stoiiiuch Trouble. (Copyright. 101S. by -National Newspaper Service.) Stomach trouble is the complaint of Mr. H. Mr. II is a man forty-four years old, engaged in sedentary work, and his stomach has troubled hint now for ten years. He is sixty-five incites tall and weighs 1 S'i pounds. So you can see without looking at his profile that Mr. H. has a "high stomach." Furthermore he told me himself that he has one. Not for more than ten years has Mr. H. used any alcoholic beverage. Formerly he did drink considerable beer, which, in the benighted past was a strengthening drink. Folks knew it was strengthening because when a man had a gal ion or two of it in his stomach lie would gladly Sick any other man who crossed his path, and he would probably boat his wife when ho got home. No. Mr. II. is a temperate man. He says so. Were it not f<-r that I would never suspect it. For he shows every earmark of intemperance. Intemperance in eating. What are these marks? Well, it is the same old story, but it can't be told too often, appatentiy. Mr. II. is overweight. That is Mark No. 1, and it never fails. He has a florid facc. He is rather short of breath. He requires constant cathartics, and he has a great appetite for salts. Mis throat is "irritable": that is to say, it is, Mr. IJ. assures me, sensitive to cold. Which translated into true Knglish. means that Mr. H. has a simple chronic pharyngitis, a congestion of tho throat. Worse and worse. Mr. H. has a blood pressure a little too high for a young man. It is 142 systolic. That in itself signifies nothing; but in Mr. II. it sticks high in spite of a day of ex tremely restricted diet and rest. There, there, we must not frighten the man. Let him go on quarreling with his stomach. Hut we must warn him. lie is in the incipient stage, lie will have ;t breakdown sure as shoot ing in a few more years unless he reforms. He h;is incipient cardio-vascular degeneration. It will get him if he d ?esn't grow thin. He will have something serious, inch as apoplexy, heart muscle failure. P.right's disease, if he doesn't live a temperate lire a.< regards the quantity of food he takes. And what must he cut out of the diet? Nothing In particular; everything in gen eral. At least enough of everything to reduce the weight to normal. If Mr. 11. did not cat too much he would not be so fat, nor would his vascular system be giving way so early in lite. ItiiPKlioiiK nnii Amuvrn. Mere Child Sports a "Hum Hlossom"?My son, just seventeen, gets an angry red nose whenever he is out in the cold, or even when ho goes where it is cold after being in a warm place. Of course he doesn't drink, but it would look that way. Neither does he use tobacco. It wor ries him ami he is sensitive to the jibes of friends. Can anything be done for it? M. C. Answer.?lie is at the age when hypertrophic rhinitis often produces trouble, and an examina tion of the nasal cavity by a physician who does no.se and throat work may bo advisable. Iodine and Boric Acid for Cankers.?Please advise me what can bo done for tho relief of canker sores, from which I frequently suffer. MUS. T. M. Answer.?Touch each soro once a day with tincture of Iodine on cotton wrapped about a toothpick. Use as a mouth wash before and after eating some saturated solution of boric acid In water (all tho boric acid tho freshly boiled water will take up while warm). Books and Authors "Sewing and Textiles." by Annabell Turner (D. Appleton fi Co.), is a handbook which gives Instructions In the details of all kinds of plain sewing, darmnf;, pitching, etc., so that they may l>e taught to children, or may be used for self-instruction. A study of materials is also given, suggesting simple methods of testing tlie quality and detecting adulterations, the em phasis in each case being placed upon the prac tical information \V:iich can be used in buying cloth. Rratider Matthews has -written an Introduction to the new school edition nf "Huckleberry Finn/ by Mark Twain, published by llarper & Brothers this week. This edition of "Huckleberry Finn" belongs to tho series of contemporary classics, edited by J'rofessor \V. T. Brewster, and is planned for use in college classes and for other educational use. It contains a sketch of tho life of the author, a brief account of his principal works anil of the chief hooks of biography and criticism and a detailed discussion of tho value and place of the book. C. Matinck Price, author of "Tasters. A Criti cal Study" ((Jeorge \V. Bricks, Publisher. Now York) in collaboration w .tii Horace Brown, has prepared a practical monograph entitled "Pa triotic Posters" for the National Committee of Patriotic Societies. Washington. 1 >. C. Tho pur pose of the bulletin Is "to assist artists and art students as well as commit tees of award In poster competitions, in nuking clear certain basic essentials in poster values." It will lie widely circulated among libraries, schools, lithographers, designers and patriotic soclctb-:;. and will, it is anticipated, help to raise the standard of patriotic poster design. "An American Soldier." which has Just been ! issued !>v Houghton Mifllin Co.. contains thel letters of Edwin Austin Abbey, II, Kdwin Aus tin Abbey, nephew of the painter, a graduate of i St. Mark's School and the University of l'enn- I sylvan:.*!, enltsieil early in the war in .1 Canadian regiment, was vounded In April, H?16, returned | to tlie front as I'eutenai.t. and was killed in ac- i tion .it Vimy Hilt" in April, 1 17. His letters i home belong with "The Student in Anns" among i the classics of the war, showing, as they do.! the effeet of the war on tile spiritual develop- I ment of a young mail's character. Some of thrv." letters hate already been widely circulated in i pamphlet lorm and used b> the Y. M. C A. at the training camps. The complete collection makes, in tin nest sense of th" word, a book i of inspiration either for the soldier or for those ' at home. "Cape Cod New and Old." by Agne3 Edwards, is a late Houghton Mitllln Co. issue. For the past iest or lifteen >eais Cap' Cod has been steadily growing in favor as a summer resort, ! tinti with the advent of the automobile it has become a veritable pleasure parkway. Miss) Edwards's essays on the Cape are delightful | reading, and gathered Into topographical order make an authentic*, comprehensive, mid con- : venient guide. They are brief, entertaining and coni .hi precisely those facts which every tour ist wants to know. Written with genuine ap- ; preciatlon of the charm of "Old Cape Cod." and j charmingly illustrated bv Mr. Ituyl with twenty! full-page sketches an 1 numerous smaller on< : i in black and white, this ,s an Invaluable book J for summer residents and summer visPors. n?> ] well as for those men and women all over the country who still l?.ve to call themselves "Cape Codders." Current Editorial Comment A change In the currency Gold which widens the gold basis of Certificates *T.Vr.lty ,lH ,hat , i w Ithdrawing gold certificates to viO from circulation and replacing them with Federal reserve notes. How far this will be carried depends upon < ir cnmstatices, hut it may possibly be made com plete, sim-e tlie solid foundation of the Fed* r?l reserve system makes the old method unneces sary for absolute safety. As is well known, the gold certificates are not based in the least upon government credit, but represent coil or the actual mctnl. dollar for dollar, lying in t!i ? vaults of the Treasury. They merely serve t.e purpose of convenience in handling and avoid ance of wear in circulation. So far as these certificates may be withdrawn, they can be re placed with notes, amply secured I tit not with more than a third to a half as much of stored up metal This will widen the circulation with out .really impairing the exchan?e value. It will result in a very large reserve of solid value when the war is over, under a ccntra ?? f supervision and control, which may make it of great international advantage in the various adjustments that will have to be made in finan cial relations.?New York Journal of Commerce. The lot of the prisoner in this Prisoners war has been harder thin any f(f oilier war since military prac ..._ ;lccs becamo half-way clvl:;/.ed. " ar The Hague conve ntions had thrown new safeguard.! ab^it soldiers taken in arms and civilians living i:i territory occupied by the enemy. But < Ier?';.? ny brushed those conventions aside, and fi m t'.e start has treated both military and civilian pris oners with a severity which would ha .e s'cj k?- 1 even as cynical a militarist of the old school :?.? Frederick the rireat. The agreements re sig ned by France and fiermany regard :ig tlie exchange and treatment of prisoners, therefore mark the beginning of a new hope. l?et.i..> received fr<>rn Paris show that the scope of the Berne agreements is surprisingly broad. ?>:li cers who have been prisoners for eighteen months or more will be exchanged, but will not icturn home. They will go into internment in Switzerland, where they will replace equal num bers of the sick and wounded now interned there. These Invalided groups will be repatri ate 1. SubofHeers and privates who have been prisoners eighteen months or more will be ex changed directly, man for man. those held long est having priority. More than 100,000 prison err on each side will be affected by this agree ment. B-sides, men of forty-five years or over who arc fathers of three children will be re patriated. whether or not they have been cap t'ves tor eighteen months. These groups are t:> be released unconditionally, without regard to equivalence In numbers. There will be de lays, of course. But it is expected that, at the outset, a: least 7,000 men will be exchanged each ir.tilth.? New York Tribune. News of Fifty Years Ago (From the Richmond Dispatch, June 14, 1868.) Francalse, No. .r>.1. Ancient Freo and Accepted Masons, has elected the fol lowing ollicers: M a s t o r. William 1,ovomucin; senior warden, J. T h o m p s o n Brown; junior warden, Da vid Mittledorfer; treasurer, Petertield Trent: secretary, Daniel Abram; senior dea con, Henry CSunst: junior deacon, II. C. (I. Hartman; c h a p 1 a i n s, Rev. T. (5. Dashiell and ltev. M. J. Michelbacher; tiler, Thomas Angel. (icneral S'.oneman yes-1 terduy revoked (he ap polntment of H. D. Wigand to be collector of city taxes, Wigand having failed to <iti:i 1 ify by giving the required bond, and reappointed, at least temporarily, Julius A. Hob.son. James II. Dooley was before the military com mission yesterday as a witness in the Meredith case. The young lawyer testified that he was counsel in a number of canes of foreigners seek ing naturalization papers, and was familiar with the law. lie said Judge Meredith was a very particular judge, and sj far as witness's j observation went, was very utrlot In having all the laws compiled with. Grubbs and Williams, real estate agents, yes terday sold the business lot on tho south side of Cary Street, between Fourteenth and Virginia Streets, 1 SxJ'O feet, at $'.'0 per front foot. Mayor Chahoon yesterday gave permission to the Pastime baseball club to play on the grounds at the head of (irace Street, and tho club is now ready to receive challenge* from any junior clubs In or out of the city. Married: In this city on the 11th Instant, hy Rev. l?r. Head, Mr. Phillip Ki ppler to Miss Jose phine Falir, both of Richmond. F. C. Wood, of Virginia, was one of the gradu ates Wednesday of Columbian College law i School. Washington. D. C. The seinihostile correspondence between Edi tor Alfred Ithett, of the C'fiarleiiton, S. C. Mer cury, and Editor F. W. Dawson, of tho Chartes ! ton News, closed day before yesterday with a letter to Mr. Illicit from Mr. Dawson, which reads as follows: "As the tendency of your de mands cannot l>e well misunderstood, it is proper for me to say now that, being a member of the Catholic Church, I cannot under any clrcuin I stances engage, in a duel." The Democratic members of Congress will get | up a protest against the recognition of the new constitution of Arkansas and the admission of I members of Congress from thai State elected at the recent election. William l.ovensteln. Prominent Atason. 1K0H. FROM OTHER VIEWPOINTS National Problems Discussed for Readers of The Times-Dispatch by Authoritative Writers?A Dally Editorial Feuture. AUTOCRACY'S SUPREME STRUGGLE, IIV JOSBI'IIUS DANIIOLS, Sccretnrjr of tiie A'nvy, '11,0 latest drivo In Franco la tho supreme struggle of autocracy. The] i German war-lords knew they must j j win beforo America could throw Its ; I full BtrenKth into the struggle. That is why tho drive is made now. But it will not avail. Franco and England will hold fast, and "wo aro coming." millions strong, as fast as ships can i transport men and munitions and sup plies. No nation was ever yet victorious unless it could control tho seas. Be tween the Cierman greed and fury stand tho vrave men of England and France and tho other allies, and be tween them a:id victory also float the , allied navies, and back of army and ; navy, with teeth set. flint-faced, reso- j lute, determined millions will win !n : their III.ht fur tho prlclples Jefferson incarnated In the immortal Declara- ; lion; which Lincoln expressed in his immortal Gettysburg speech, and \\" 11- i son nobly voiced In his Baltimore j speech. "Conquer wo must, for our j <?ati.se is Just," and for this just cause America is hurrying its aoldiers and i sailors across tho eras. They will come back, most of them, victor;!; and those who do not cornel back will lie in honored graves in the sacred soil of France. When they are j received in tho portals of this coun- I try with such honor aa was never be fore given to victors, let no man, wom an or child daro to show their heads unless in this crisis they did all they 1 could by personal servico or buying bonds or thrift stamps. Such traitors j will be unworthy even to touch the j hem of their garments. But we?all America except the few traitors w.io ; muM receive their Just punishment? have highly resolved that those who n.ado the supremo sacrifice shall not have died In vain. All that wo have, all that we are. and all that wo hope to be are com pletely and fully dedicated to a right eous victory?a victory that wld make th;s a new world where all men in ..11 lands may enjoy the blessings j which Jefferson's Declaration pledged to tho New World. And we cannot think of France without thinking of Jefferson. He carried to that country zeal for gov ernment by tho consent of tho gov erned. He received a baptism of faith in popular rule that made him the prophet and the evangel of the rights of people to live their own lives and i:' vi-ni themselves. When that country was struggling to free Itself from war-lord domlna t on. Jefferson Inspired tho French \\.i:i faith because he was more than any other man the embodiment of the ; deals wh !'h gave them courage !o " :n the fight for the French republic. ! 'le-a les they have kept the faltn, poured oil into tho lamp of liberty, and stood together with other Belf governlrg peoples for an Idealism that meant equal opportunity for all. When all which their blood and sac r'.fb-e of other days havo cost is em-1 periled. We aro fighting as brothers, arid American soldiers are proud to fight under Foch, us Lafayette's sol di. -rs were proud to T.^ht under Wash ington. We have lived to see t!i? prophecy of Jefferson fulfilled: "Mutual good ofllces, mutual affection, and sim ilar principle;; nf government seem to1 Information Bureau ln(|iilrirn rrKnrdlnc nlmiial nny topic. I rirrplinK on legal and medical null J'"'!*. "ff 8n?urrril free. Aa nil In- j fiulrirn nrr a nattered dlrcclljr by per- ' to tin I leller a aelf-nddreanrd, mninprd envelope In required. Address 1'ht 1 linr*-lll?p?lrh Information Bureau, It li b in ond, V n. \N here filter Changes Conrtr. Interested. West Point.? If you own a farm bordering a government stream arid the river changes its c urse. tlie general rule is that the ac<ret.Mi be longs to you. And if the river moves in your direction you lose thai much land. This has been ?tio subject of in.icii litigation. Stnr.i on Service Kings. D. f , Cumberland.?Bed Cross nurses who have joined tho army hospital work are not a part of tie military service within tho strict meaning of 1 the term, hence they are not entitled I to representation on a service flag, such representation beinj; confined to men ! iti the service. War Tai. W. IT. S., Clarernont.?The war tax ! *o which you refer was enacted Septem ber S. IMG, to raise revenue for the support of the government under the Increased expenses incident to the war j ::i Europe l.'nder the act of October I ?!. I!tl7. new taxes were Imposed to' raise still more revenue. fJnliril I'rlnzlp. I. H. S., Williatnsbtirg.?<">n May 1 !t was reported that 'I.ibrll I'rinzip, whose : assassination of the Austrian Arch duke, Francis Ferdinand at Sarajevo, j Bosnia, was one of the causes of the j war. had died of tuberculosis at the ' fortress of Theresienstadt, near Prague. | I'ohemia, a kingdom of Austria-Hun- I gary. ?Tloh" Ilurdetle. S. .T. J., Emporia.? Be v. Robert .T Burdette. known for many years as Bob Burdette, newspaper humorist and platform lecturer, was ordained .is a Baptist minister in 1!'A3 ind became pastor of a church in Pasadena, <~.'al lie served as pastor until, in 1909. he received a fall, which incapacitated him . for work, when he retired. Ho died in 101 4. Preserving St rntvlierrlen In the Sun. Mrs. J. R., Richmond.--Select ripe, i firm berries. Pick ami preserve them the same day Hull and rinse thor oughly. Place them In a shallow plat ter in n sing'e layer; sprinkle sugar over them; pour over them a heavy sirup made from sugar and water. Cover them with a glass dish or a plain window glass. Allow them to stand in the hot sun eight or twelve hours. Pack them In glass jars or cups; tie paper over the tops or cover with paraffin or sealing wax. Keep in cool, dry place. Ingersoll to Women. Mrs. TI. T. P., Richmond.?"It takes a hundred men to make an encamp ment, but one woman can make a home. I not onlv admire woman as the most beautiful' object ever created, but 1 reverence her as the redeeming glory of humanity, the sanctuary of all the virtues, the pledge of all perfect qual ities of heart and head. It is not just nor right to lay the sins of men at the feel vC women. It is because women are so much belter than men that their faults are considered greater. A man's desire is the foundation of his love, but a woman's desire is born of her love. The one thing in this world that is constant, tho one peak that rises above all clouds, the one window in which the light forever burns, the one star that darkness cannot quench, is woman's love. It rises to the. great est heights, it sinks to the lowest depths. It forgives the most cruel in juries. It is perennnl of life and grows in every climate. Neither cold ness nor neglect, harshness nor cruelty can extinguish it. A woman's love is the perfume of the heart. This is the real love that subdues the earth; the love that has wrought all miracles of art; that gives us mu^ic all the way from the cradle song to tho grand closing symphony that bears the soul away on wings of lire. A love that is greater than power, sweeter than life and stronger than death." destine the two nations for tho most j intlinato communion." This "Intimate | communion" la lilood-bought and the | objects that will be achieved are worth all tho costly nacrlilce. From the day that Thomas JefTerson penned the Declaration, secured free dom of religion, freedom of speech, freedom of the press, and prea< hod the necessity for the education of all the people as the only hope for continuing free government, ho has been the ligiu fountaln of men in every clime who yearned for liberty. He belongs to no nation, to 110 ace, to 110 party, but his tcachlnes arc and must ever be tho bopo of all who look out of narrowed lives to a larger life. For moro than a century Jefferson's name and his teachings have been In voked by every man who tried to kin die the torch of freedom. 'Tho (lames kindled on iho Fourth of July, 1770." ho wrote, "have spread over too much of tho globe to be txtinugishcd by tho feeble engines of despotism; on tho contrary they will consume these ea gines and all who work with them." Autocracy saw itself imperiled by this sacred flame, and under tho guiso of pleasant words has been preparing its powerful engines. Tho moment came when these engines, not "feeble" as Jefferson saw them in his vision, but terrible and thrice heated by tho blaze of hate, kindled to consume and devour. It has been a mighty conflag ration, which still rages with all tho fierceness of ruthless, scientific bar barism. Hut no matter how hot the Are or how consuming the heat, tho llames kindled In JeiTerson's Declaration can never be extinguished. Men of ail na tions, who are allied for righteous rule of free men, wear au ar::ior that is Invincible. From I.lncoln to the most unknown emancipator and reformer, Jefferson has been their inspiration. "All honor to Jefferson," said Lincoln In his cru sade against slavery, "to the man who, in the concrete pressure of a struggle for national independence by a single people, had the coolness, forecast, and capacity to lntrodu< o into a merely revolutionary document an abstract truth, applicable to J.I1 men and all times, and s> to embalm it that to day and in all coming days it shall be a r?.-liuke and a stumbllhgblock to the very harbingers of reappearing ty ranny and oppression. It is to-day, backed by the might of people who lav* enjoyed free government, "the rebuke and stumbling block t ? tyranny and oppression." It stands In the path <f force ami ruthlcssness, sornet t:n<-n driven ba k. sometime.* overpowered by the fumes of venom, sometimes out numbered by those who had planned to be masters <-f tlie world by might, but through travail, through suffering, through the supreme r i?'. ? e, the fo.-i't-s of righteousness battle on, con f'.dent that right will triumph and ty ranny will bo crushed. The mortal conflict between despo tism and democracy is on. Never doubt ti,f? end, even In the darkest hour. >; d rules in the heavens. All will be well with the world, and the fate that befell the Napoleons and the ?'a?:-.irs an I the llannibals will befall the Kai r. (Copyright, ISIS ^ STEAMSHIP ALCOR LOST Guri Ashore In Thick For on ,\o?o Si'olln Coiul and la .Now lirraliliiR t'p. IHv .AhAf-clatM PrMJ 1 A CANADIAN ATLANTIC PORT. June 13.?Tho American steamship Alcor, 3.COO t<>:is. Captain Becker, for n-.erly a Dutch tteamer, bound from a New llnglund port for a transatlantic P'?rt, went ashore at a point on tho southern coast of Nova-Scotia In a thick foir last night and i:i now break ing up. according to word received by the marine and fisheries department to day. Tho crew of thirty-flve w?re all saved, said the message, which carr.e from the lighthouse keeper on an is land near the ledge upon which the steamer stranded. Flying: Cadet I.oarn I.lfe, tliv / elated I'resi.J SAN ANTONIO. TEX., June 13.? Percy II. Dong, of Docust Valley, D. I., N. V., flying cadet at Kelly Field, was killed to-day when his plane became unmanageable and fell when struck by a gust of wind four miles from tho field. Sons of ihe Wrist Watch. Ticking away to the fatal hour, Strapped to a wrist of brawny power, Snug to a vein of good, red blood, I ulsed from heart in eager flood, Down to finger tips clutching a gun. Gripping It tight, like the throat of a Hun. Little wrist watch keeps a-tickln* along. Purring away in a rythmical song. Puzzle-'em-Sam. muzzle-'em-Sam, Shuffle-'em-ruff lc-'em-scuffle-'em, Sam. Face looking up into face looking down. Smile greeting smile and frown meet ing frown. Hand touching hand and soul cheering soul Doing their turn on the midnight pa t rol, Gay little ticker, a gift from his "gal," A token from mother, or maybe a pal, Busy wrist watch keeps a-tickin' along Purring away in a rythmical song. Shake 'em up, Sam: wake 'em up, Sam. llurry-'em-worry-'em-curry-'em, Sam. Some day In the lull of a hot afternoon The tickcr will chango to a different tune. An order will come and tho trenches will hum, Tho tension will snap like an ovcrtaut drum, A million brown hornets all eager to sting Against tho oppressor their vcngeanco will fling, And the little wrist watch'll go tlckln" along. Snapping away in a battle mad song. Throttle-'om Sam, bottle-'em-Sam, Uatter-'em- scatter - 'ern - shatter - 'em - Sam. Time will conne when the dial will tell. A plunge from the throne to a bot tomless hell. Time will come soon r hen the tickcr will say. "The Kaiser is shackled forever and aye." Straight tip go the hands to the peak of the night, A new day is ushered for God and tho right. And little wrist watch'll keep tlckln' a long, Purring its Joy in a Jubilant song, Bully boy, Sam; ship ahoy, Sam; Stack-'em-up, pack-'em-up, home again, Sam. Will Ferrell In South Carolina Times.