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Uou of spri-lnl itUpAlrhm fccroin are ul?o rrnrneO.
Sympathy for anything Teutonic has be- j
come almost impossible, but oue just has to j
leel sorry for those twenty German girls who j
were arrested for talking to Yankee soldiers, j
It is hard that they should be made to suffer j
for the fatal fascination of Pershing's ?'
Dr. Zimmermann's interview 011 the causes J
of the war and the present status of the i
universe would be read with more respect
ful attention were he not the same Dr. Zini- j
incrmann who promised Texas and Arizona to j
Mexico in reward for its active hostility i
against the I'nited States.
. . 1
First, local option; second, aridity by !
States; now, a nation voting itself drinkless; j
next, a dry world. That is the prohibitionist
program, and three-fourths of it has been
completed. There is no reason to believe
that the other fourth will not be. The cam
paign for a nonalcholic universe already has
been launched, and nothing will be surprising
-after witnessing tlie spectacle of American
States tumbling over each other in the scram
ble to board the prohibition bandwagon.
Frank Morrison, of the Federation of ;
Labor, takes an overly pessimistic view of 1
the tuture when he prophesies that there !
*vi:i be broad lines in every industrial cen- I
ter by May A country that sent more
than I'.uOO.ut i.? soldiers to Krancc and licked
the German.- i- hie; enough to take care of
these men when they return as well as all
others v,ho really want work. It is a big i
problem and a perplexing one. but with hun- ;
dred. (-i" thousands of miles of ?ood roads ;
to be constructed, nonproducing lands to be
reclaimed, industrial plants to be operated
that the requirements *.f a v.ist new trade
may be met, and public works to be erected,
there is no immediate danger of the United
States facing a work famim-.
The Wa*.Department is an "Indian giver." j
First it "vulb'd" that discharged soldiers must \
turn in their uniforms. Then it did the gen- j
erous thing and told them their uniforms |
% might be retained, whereupon there was j
?much rejoicing among the men who value 1
their khaki and military trappings as me- j
mentoes. Hut now the department evidently j
regrets its open-hatuledness, and has ordered j
that all uniforms be returned to it within
four month following discharge. This con
cession will give the soldiers time in which
to provide, themselves with civilian outfits,
but the ruling, nevertheless, will prove a hit
ter disappointment to the thousands of young
men who surely have earned the right to
?? keep the clothes they wear. j
i'r !
In Washington the sudcon collapse of the
war has brought a queer and somewhat ab
surd reversal of the rental situation. ? Three
months ago tenants were clamoring to Con
gress for protection of their leases, regard
, less of prices. Now the exodus is exodusting, j
and landlords are seeking ways to enforce
and continue the same leases they were, try
ing to break. On the other hand, tenants
are devising plans to break the leases they
were 80 desperately anxious to make perma
nent. In many instances people who proved,
?with much pains and incontestably, their
right to continue to occupy rooms and apart
ments indefinitely against the wishes of own
ers are endeavoring to establish iheir right
to relinquish them, again agninst the wishes
of owners.
% Those disposed to fear an outbreak of
Bolshevik spirit in this country should coi.
?0le themselves by rending our political his
f tory. We have had several severe epidemics
1 Of violent hostility against capital and prop
erty and established laws and the .accepted
principles and order of business. Twenty
?v. two years ago a declared anarch's- was Gov
f ernor of Illinois, and the Governor of Col
orado had shrieked for the shedding of blood
until it was up to the bridle reins of the
f horses, if tnat effusion was necessary to over
throw capitalism. Those were the times of
"Sockless" Simpson and "Whiskers" I'effer,
the latter elected to the I'nited States Sen
ate from Kansas on the platform of having
the government issue unlimited paper money
and lend it to the public at 2 per cent. Some
tchemes as wild and destructive as any thw
Russians suggest have found strong following
fttnong us, but always the sturdy common
?ensd of the masses of the American people
refused to be stampeded and has found
radicalism and conservatism, and each craze,
the middle courso between the extromes of
ms it caiuo und went, has left a residuum
of practical and snno reformr. Like ovory
| body else, we need an occasional scare to
rouse us from the lethargy and indolence that
! mean corruption and decay.
They Saw the Light
REPUBLICAN leaders in Congress, nfter an
nouncing their iutentiou to block con
sideration of the President's request for an
appropriation of $1000,000,000 to relieve dis
tress and suffering in the reconquered areas
of Europe, have prudently changed their
minds In other words, they have since seen
the light. They have sensed the fact once
more that the public does not like this busi
ness of mixing up cheap politics with ques
tions of grave moiueut to the nation at large.
It did not respond, as these leaders thought
it would, to their efforts to play to the gal
leries with their absurd challenge of the
President's purpose to extend this aid on
the ground that it would unduly "drain"
American food resources. Nor did the public
register alarm, as it was intended it should,
over the prospect of mare power being ex
tended the chief executive through a blanket
authority to use the money as he sees tit.
The President explained that this contri
bution was not exclusively an Americau pro
ject. Each of the three larger allied power*
?Great Britain, France and Italy?he made
it plain, had agreed to put up similar amounts.
And the purpose is a very practical one; in
deed, the most practical that has been sug
gested for the serious task of keeping Bol
shevikism from Infecting all Europe, as it has
infected Russia and the central powers.
There is real suffering in the reconquered
portions of Europe, and because of the havoc
that has been wrought on farms and in fac
tories by the systematic destruction of the
Hun forccs of occupation, it necessarily must
be months before the millions of peoples in
these sections will be able to support them
Now it is a very homely but a very absolute
fact that an empty stomach breeds discon
tent and anarchy. There are few crimes that
the best of us would not commit to get food
for our starving children. Bolshevikism has
a spectacular appeal to a man who starves
under the existing order. Thus, if it is to
the interest of the United States to check
the spread of Bolshevikism, it follows that
it is to our interest to help feed these peoples.
One could put it on an even more sellish
plane, if that were necessary. We have
loaned a good many billions of dollars to our
associates in the war. We did this, primarily,
because once we got into the war it was a
vital proposition to extend every possible aid,
regardless of cost. But we loaned the money,
expecting to get it back some day, and we ac
cepted the I. O. TVs of the constituted gov
ernments in those countries. We loaned hun
dreds of millions to Russia, but not soon
enough to check the tide of anarchy that en
gulfed the government of Korensky. We
hope some day to get that money back, but
the outlook is dubious at best. Shall we hag
gle over this $100,000,000 contribution to
help feed the starving populations among our
allies, and lose the billions through the
spread of Bolshevikism?
If the Republicans persist in denying
credit to the American people for the al
truism the President bespeaks for the nation,
they might at least acknowledge that we are
Glass Displeases Republicans
NO one is surprised that the Republicans
are not well pleased over the prospect
of having a Democrat for Comptroller of the
Currency during the next two years when
they will be in control of 'Jongress, and for
the first three years of the next administra
tion. which they, counting their political
chickens before they are hatched, coniid?-ntly
expect' to capture. Their attitude is all the
more natural when that Democrat is John
Skelton Williams. He is a Southerner by
birth and breeding, which is hateful to
the Republican politicians, and. of more im
portance. he has proved himself a strong and
capable Federal ofhcial who knows no special
interests and bows not down to Wall Street.
It is a matter of open knowledge that the
Now York money interests feared Mr. Wil
liams when he first took oflice?let it be
admitted they had good reason?and their
distrust has not diminished perceptibly. Al
though he has been absolutely fair to them
they cannot control him, and they have had
their knife whetted to a keen edge and await
a favorable opportunity for its use. Evi
dently they believed their chance had come
when Carter Glass succeeded to the Treasury.
They joyfully remembered that- Carter Glass
and John Skelton Williams, both Virginians
ami both good Democrats, not always had
been political bedfellows within their own
party. Hence they expected that Glas^, would
not be inclined to support the Richmond man
for reappointment. Here again they reck
oned without their host. No really big man
remembers or is influenced by minor political
differences when the general good is to 1?l>
served?and Carter Glass really is a big man.
Quickly and emphatically he has disposed of
the rumor that lie would not support .Mr. Wil
liams. He has announced that he not only
favors his reappointment, when his present
term expires on February 2, but will urge
it upon the President. Of course, no one
who knows Carter Glass expected him to do
otherwise, and tiie belief of the Republicans
and Wall Street was fathered by their wish.
The President and the. People
THE decision of President Wilson to tour
the United States on his return from Eu
rope is a welcome one. The people of the
country never have failed to support him in
the development of his war diplomacy, and
when he proposes to appeal from the stump
to tho nation to support him in his presenta
tion of his peace program he can be sure of
a favorable response.
Hostile critics have not neglected the op
portunity his absence has created of be
clouding the issues he has laid before the
conferees at Paris, and of attributing to him
aims and policies totally foreign to his plat
form. Such tactics and the motives behind
them the President will have little difficulty
in exposing, and it may be taken for granted
that he will be able, in his addresses to the
public, to confound those who have delibe
rately sought to mislead the people.
That the. disease of Bolshevikism, like in
fluenza, is sweeping to the four corners of the
earth, i:< emphasized by the strike in the Ar
gentine Republic. Nearly all industries, in
| eluding the. transportation lines, have been
I paralyzed, and there have been numerous
I riots in which blood was Blied in clashes bc
l twetn workers and government troops. While
Uolshbvikistn is noi specillcally alluded to as
being tlio cause of the trouble, the same spirit
lias prompted The action takon by tbo work
ers. Advices from Huenos Aires inform us
that the strike was declared by tbo Regional
Labor Federation, which was formed a few
years ago by trades-unions which were ex
pelled from the Fifth Labor Congress becauso
of anarchistic tendencies. Thousands of
strikers formed a funeral procession for the
persons killed in tlie rioting and the cotllns
were draped with red Hags. The doctrines
of Lctiinc and Trotzky have found fertile
ground throughout the world in minds which
have been iullamed by the contemplation of
blood shod in the war. The state of affairs
is undoubtedly psychological, and may bo but
a passing manifestation of the death throes
of tlie spirit of conflict which has been the
J dominant factor in world life and thought
j for more than four years.
iteign of the Ilolsheviki in Berlin seems to
have ended, almost as suddenly as it got ,
j under way. in a complete victory for the j
? Ebert government, and a semblance of order
is being restored. The same result may be
expected throughout Germany, and there is
reason to believe that the worst of the lied
terror has passed. There never has been
satisfactory proof that at least a part of tlio i
German revolution was not carefully stager!, j
Certainly it will bear closest scrutiny, and
there is significance in that dispatch which
says the European war may flame up again
at any moment. Apparently Germany is help- ?
loss, but with the rapid demobilization and !
demoralization of the allies tho balance is j
being restored. The Ilun must be watched
until bis last claws have been drawn.
j There is n surprising paucity of plans for a J
' league of nations, only forty having been i
] presented to the American delegation. With j
j tho well-known Americau genius for invention ?
I there should be a thousand.
Ho sits upon the softest cushioned chairs
And sleeps beneath down covers, and the best
Of all accounts for that soft peace he wears
Upon his face; he picks?discards the rest ?
Scorns eveiything sprung: from a low estate.
Demanding: homage?never satisfied
With less than low obeisance from the great.
Tj fatten his insatiable pfride.
Fair women feed him bon-bons on their laps!
They sprinkle perfumes on his haughty head!
Mere Other Men are ordinary chaps
Who in comparison might as well be dead!
And so they pamper him, imperious dude!
Surely the fates of men have slipped a cog!
To think of wasting so much fancy food
And sprinkling Florida waters on a dog!
Cliart-onl Kpli'n Thought.
"Hit ain' fair t' judge a mewl by his ears j
nor a peacock by his singin'," said Charcoal !
Kph. in a mood. "Kase a mewl got a tine kick j
i an' a peacock got feathers. Try a pickle, Mis
| tab Jackson."
A rky rocket went up in Germany and fell, a
charred stick, in Holland.
O Ye Comickcrn:
i The Clown Quince gives out an interview in j
which ho says that he and his father never i
I would have sunk the I^usitania with women and !
' children on board, night; they'd have saved '
? the women for their soldiers and nailed the 1
; children t<> barn doors.
lltiftlnrMM .Note.
"Hello. Sniythe! Say, how do you like your .
new stenographer'."'
"Fin'-! She's very pretty, sociable, a good
conversationalist, bright in repartee, dresses
well, likes good shows, is fon?l of motoring.
I knows all the?"
"How's her typewriting?-'
! "iih. bum; that's why I fired her'.''
Te in pun Kugit. I
About thirty-four years ago we got 51 a week j
for netting out the vegetables and sweeping I
store and running errands from 4 A. M. until
it was too dark to see. at a grocery store. ? !
< ".ir honored son has just given his firm two j
wp?i:s' notice because they won't make it $12 a
w.-ek for chasing around the oflice.
Still, we're with him. It only goes to show i
that Brother Jasper was right.
rSKI.KSK ACTIVITY?Keeping files away
from fly paper by sitting on it yourself.
p. o.
Sending first-class mail by airplane mav be !
expensive at 0 cents an ounce, but if nothing j
happens to the airplane you have reasonable j
expectation of reaching in time to natch the |
present generation.
Itenovnt inne*f|iierir.
Th* calm-eyed, square-jawed gentleman with
' a pa-kage in his hand walked into the laundry
j office, placed his package on the counter and
j began to untie it.
) "Anything I can do for you?" inquired the
j suavi elerk.
"Yes." said the visitor, slipping the cord off
the paper. "1 would like to meet the hostler,"
he slipped the shirt out and displayed its
bosom, "who currycombed this shirt!"
Speaking of I'inn,
j As the Great War went on. laundries discov
' er -d that thousands tip to millions of pins could
j bf saved and ammun'tion made of tho metal, by
discarding pins entirely and sending the laundry
| home folded flat.
'? A great sigh of relief went up from that mas
I culiie majority addicted to the use of shirts,
j Now we understand, the demand for metal
j being lighter, the laundries arc going back to
plus. Which leads us to the reflection that
Peace hath its menaces no less disturbing than
W a r.
To f.eorge.
That only and immortal George
Who started fame for Valley Forge
And set the pace for nations.
Was human, after all, and had.
l.ike every other growing lad,
His personal limitations.
He was a great, unyielding soul
Who set the zenith for his goal?
And most uncompromising;
Hut how he got *?o lar along'
With one trait in his inake-up wrong
Is really quite surprising.
For in his history we read
That he war, very shy. Indeed,
In one profound essential;
With all his strength, he still was shy,
And that he ever climbed so high
Was simply providential.
Yet shall his fame live on. and grow
Until no living race may know
Fame greater than his glory;
A miracle! . . For though he lackcd
That trick, he won. despite tho fact
lie could not tell a atoryl
Hoalth Talks, bv Dr. Wm. Brartv
Complication* ?,,d Kntnlliy of in0uen*?.
'C onvrlfht ?,?. ov ,
cm a" 'u |? "aso.'''' it''' um* i n I n u t f h * ^ '8 "ol u suri"
about three days of foveras-, ^??Very aftcr
<"? ar? serious.
I mean! first','Vest' in bu?i1'' h*! n} ,*?ca ',n 0111 7
the patient ?r victim t,r n,? *i 11 hotels where
"Hikes Ills first iniVi-.k,. V t"<? often
about. trying to "iiirhi i? ,^,.Vc>malns ul> and
Mrs. (Jan,,, oncour"?oi Li And ??ayhap
about similar oases '\vlth Im i telling yarns
^ornen. as a rule disnl lv w>, i endings in heel,
about going to bed "wIt'll 8tM,s<* than men
though women van and ,i? .1' ;ln {''"ess. al
uuk'Ii mote sufteriuir t'h-m >!w koneraliy endure
Plaint. At rest in heli n,!? !'!,#<!? vvitcum.
"ik incrgv t<> light the infoi''f 'il '* consorv
hausting organs which ,le ls ?>?>* cx
do destroviiiK and i liitiin ./: ^ortlnie work to
the disease eliminating the poisons of
?"S it il'pi aS!
MUated health ortici'. i t.Some ant -
... Hie .tM-^Vt epido^ CJ"7'hV^ J"to "ri?t
f res a air for influenza .vises wM?iM i"s "Ralnst
J.,,.,? ?r
for (IIK> ?-?iiijC?K"<!fnwr,M,'J.slJl|,a"jJ risky I'locclur"
?-?xperimentation with illeirl.i illness Is
i'ures. The pain-kiliee .SXippe" or "cold"
lantilde similar IV-a il r^A i "uyl,<'n"? (ace
red blood ? Ar " ieles I . J Ld/\r,va,lv*> destroys
With the oXVk'm-o,rrv ?. ' r, U,',n "e'8; '"tcrferes
ferionslv w'enkens the i,i ? 'i of tho blood,
germicidal or cerm tip N i 1 ? Pairs the
white Mood cells Tint I. '! activity of the
May Tor inom#i i-irv ri'ilif i?r? lJ" Ktlff price to
There is no .ImVlV, nlaV 1.^, ;,u'hrs Pains,
monia developing , commie. of.,lu> Pneu
is merely one of t?n?n\.I of '"fluenzi
??rimln'ite self-clt ./j/.'n J i , ,, of indis
the disease. One x(^o <>arI *>r stage of
?an "break or cut Vhorlkn"u" '>rui:
as influenza or indeed anv re?nlr^I "" fo<>tloi?
has much more fiitt. i,. i 'P'ratory infection
1 have ?? o11s?rlvrable fVlt'l^Jl,an 1 havo- ?"??
near and dear to me V m (IIw1h"? ""p
far safer for alleviating e-.?i ?*?nclcnt and
sr>-ca iled -pripp,,.- (ir "v, r 7rl>' ??'ymplonm of
bMh "''"'I'liHtored to't'he VMlCn?\n"ZTrtl
nnendnn*. and Annnrrx.
" .?e specialist's Kees _ wm . ...
a competent .<ve speeia i'st , ^ ou nam
r^es arc reasonable" r arul 0,1(1 whose
Answer. ? I am -it??????? ... O. K. s.
t'*nt Physicians <>r' spei*|"-ili^?Q ifo, rJani? compe
dertnkc to deteraiine .. i . ' . ut 1 cannot un
?lueslion to piit t ?V,?U?ftors I?*?that Is a
name of two roo-1 specialist i?r hin,8,?lf- The
been mailed to you. ts your e,t>' have
Losti Ono Tf ,
"|"?tP^n-n?onihs old bahvT.'Vvn afro ollr
Pin. }|p choked badlv -nui r?^ ? v,,<' a safetv
h" A"v
lowed. if the n'lr, mo after they are swaf.
'' 's "ot. An riv?n -'s sor'?u?: if
"how whetherJt is still i^the^bort"?llon WOU,'J
Much Ado About Nothing
^ nov K. JlorLTO\,
j ' , W'nr Ilrnad.
lowmgVo sav' cor'cer-Wn1SS"Uri h?y' ,laf" ,h? f"l -
he has found" |? France ? a cortai" sort .>f food
?' might have been
? a rveil
1'roni some wood worker'?. block
Oftrain-stained walnut.
It partook strangelv
\Li u~aoWnesa ?'r bogs
Ami had the odor of
? une poor housewife's
ttread pan
1;- ft undean too long.
jt J).1(1 ;i crust ?
.,:fnwar'i,h? ,r,ust a thickness
t^a>i? j ?u 1 no(,rishnieru
Before the baker cot it
It had been tiie (lour of France?
'.rain of the fields? ranee?
rhaff 'I"- woods and weeds?
-in-l utindfv *hlS?d ble"' ???>??
i^"u,cI,"?n^0r" ?f"" ???
h!? "">?
T.ikf- war? *
And called it
AVnr Hreari.
I'pon getting our fur overcoat out <,? 11> a
Prr,,,ero;?"r;,,S,.ha, "?1'? ZwZ ?.'u
"vo'lh" l"lr'J,iCk
I.a*? Word* Of I'aniona >len.
Our fDealer. ,,i,fh arco,lnt of the price."?
outU'?S''!ilNaf men c'an t llve w,th 'im or with
hin?K"->-T;enine3 ,Ur? (Ru8a'?) 'eaves soap be
. 1 care not who makes my nation's laws so
?\V JS r ta" makc ,lcr Chautauqua speeches."
rMw';liShL!,ia dwy the trade our wav."_
C nnrijp Schwab.
\\ hilt tiiere is life, tliere is dopo."?Trotzkv
si,-ill <|U1Ct ifc 13 the :ifc for ,ne"?Tom Mar
Cit J>elts have advanced in price. The great i
m;nK fur output seems about to be explained.
On.; Missouri young man has crossed the At
lantic twenty times since the war started. His
only rival is Colonel House.
Meat Scnrulnl*.
It is not surprising that there should b<? a j
couple of army meat scandals in Kurope. With- !
out a few of those it .couldn't be a war. Awav
Pack in history we find them. Didn't 'some"
bodv ask, "Fpon what meat doth this our Caesar
feed that he hath grown so great?" Nobodv
could answer. They were suspicious of the
meat '? ye n in those ancient days. What did
the soldiers talk most about in our own Civil
\\ar. The war? No. the punk meat they had
? o eat. Some of them are talking about It vet.
It isn't necessary t?? mention the Spanish War
and the embalmed beef. The first thing to do
in any war is to utak<> arrangements for tiie i
meat scandal. Tho raising of the army is an
after consideration.
Just waiting for the milk of human kindness i
to go up to L'l cents a quart.
In the race for Berlin tiie Poles have the pole. I
The Hoishevikl will he runners-tip.
News of Fiftv Years Aero
(From the Richmond Dispatch. Jan. is, l?G!V)
After conferences with Senators and Repre
sentatives. with the President and especially
wit'i members of several committees includ
ing the Judiciary Committee, it Is understood
that the Virginia Conservative Commission has
obtained substantial agreement to the follow
ing definite arrangement: "Following the pre
cedent of the Missouri compromise and the
proceedings upon the. admission of Oregon. Kan
sas and Nebrasl a. a bill will be prepared au
thorizing the admission of Virginia upon the
adoption of the proposed constitution, with cer
tain obnoxious clauses with regard to disfran- i
chisernent the I ?ht oath and probablv other
objectionable fej?t;.res s'rhken out. When the !
t?ill is passed it will ho followed by nn amnesty !
bill, either universal or with very few excep- i
tions, to take otf-c: upon the ratification of the I
constTtution. It is understood that this ad
justment meets with th - approbation of Cien
erals Grant and .Schofield. and a large number!
of the most prominent members of both houses
of Congress:.
T ie board of directors of the Merchants and
?Savings Hank yesterday elected John II Mon
tague. president, and \V. A. Jenkins, casliie'r.
General Sioneman yesterday appointed J T?
I??tnn to he county clerk of Amelia County
vice Iv II. Coleman, remove*:.
\'P to yesterday the sum of $320,000 had been
paid out on the State's interest account.
The Richmond correspondent of the Peters
burg index reports that ilunnlcutt has come
out in 'a\or of the new movement and "uni
versal suffrage and universal amnesty." Hun
nicutl has kept it very riuict about here ir
he has done all of those" things. ? lf
Thomas D. N'eal, agent or the Stite \f?ri
cultural Society, reports $2.0G0' subscribed to
inond"C,n 8 P 'tmd by Individuals of Rich
Married; On tho 7th of Jannarv n?
CounVv.0^.vVt1heaHevI v'7^ 4?"
Moss and Miss Mary K, Morgan5ffa' ever'y T
Ing sen t ime n t ? a m o ng FCon g'r ess m^n ?l n" favtTr^of
v craa r?au ftrag e ?l!,
Conservative Commission U 8 Urffcd by lho
(National Problems Discussed for Headers of The Times-Dispatch by
Authoritative Writers?A Daily Editorial Feature.
IIY Kit A Mi. AMMtKWN l'\\l,I? I.it I. !>.,
IlurNiir til \f?v York, I'liivornlly.
iiiiVtViiL'S' "i.orii fac?tious ttmn dlscrlm-,
. ! , yhai acteri/.e as "nvi-wlsc.
tliiick (lie* i>l?ii)s flow t*(ii11f**
lorwal.,j flM. .Mluoutlo/, "r o'V, /l I
; s,,''lieis. .sailors and marines
I r . f8 s,"'h i,s these will fool iiuIkkIv '
sHves ltab\ l y v!ho L'y,,l(ji" "itlcs I <11*111 - j
i\ts 1'or every well-infor ,,i.
coinff *",UW8 that our llghtliiK iir ,i
t*iesf?J. ; Vx, ,'|,u"nil1 "PP'MlUlll- !
richTv* will.-h"VlVi"1 i,V/vo j
gjK.iSr n, ssfwss; I? a
?r, V ?r wisdom. *^?n
lie* '.,rS 11 l,.l? ,a" "1 l,?? remark
uV ,^a?iv i
v<? iojttj*?>fi'tx ?itl\^t:lKn\nv^n\X:
j I'lattshurgh and ..nV. r . "V^t rat Ion.
Pointed the way to siv ,o.'i.iMK '*aml?s
! many oolleucs imrf *J.y i H1*' the
I maintain eVl ''short ^horii ,VCr 8 ,h;"
: years before u'.' w \f"r
j pruniiunood way it w-,s n \ '?? v.,,v
| parttnenfs voe.itionaY ? Uflr
, ! UiguishtMl from the 'later'U,s"!*- as <11*- i
collegiate. that oroVV.i ?<?urses .styled
the short. vigorous wnVr .i"01""1 1
| urogram of study. " Me"*<,lsl-'iPliMed
! lishinenV !"\,f U I'jiVy ,,ie ?'Stab
j 'here appeared to he a "hero
a^t* between the "twii %? i--tlnct cleav
. ""d the ? ro.J-vear c.*.l.nr1" W?'?nuls"
' '<-r seemed ro -nvpei, ur:,1Lv ">e hu
; them, and the I'tlonVi * ,,R ,lt%f??r?;
! ,l" leadership " 1 J^r. tl.ot.fjh
' *ii?*?*t ???>?>? ir. "light K' 'I'tally
j Returning to our I
? "rs. it should he " ote.| ?h??
; heir educational welfare Plans for
! ':'M three well ,1 's. ??t?i at
Mist of an conies t}wl ,,?,*? ""'V'enienrM.
khak i univei sitv " wl i !? .iVC'rI ,S'*<1
j college courses to on? i. i"h wlM ??"rv
are still subject ?T ?-VS While the'v!
; <ive universities ami "r ac
I J?r,,a' import a nee' if,.' ''ret nV'"Cl1 i-J ,jt
vi it Ti's ;""1 sa liors to the Vfr" "f ??r .
' *>t it u t Ions iii wliii-h . ""rii'.tn i-i.
<?'<rolled or ;,hout to'iVJ "f ""??> w
? 'he war began. enrolled when'
Voice of the People
<trr?? of*thl"*rrli*r* *\C no"1*' n"?l ad
puiiijaiied ? ur^' b,
^ontiimip for il#
I " the "T*Vl,Jri"**-?*n?Tnl.
.irv i .. . .i ?* *1 orin*\ -i r;. j |.
j think w ili 'me'ts'tire"!,Ii,n,"th'''' whom I
j -luir-menta ,lf' ' tJ L ,/i?i,? r,|!l re
1 1 r' f'-r to lion. { I x
, ;ii?ly i rjirt-st jiK fiV ? iir. who
as 111aV niat| 11 1 r 1' 1 ??????,
??\tra..t from .Mr Motit ?a'ie s ^ Ul
w is ai??i*.ifi*. i i i' :? ; 1 im ?r v.
Kifrh }Sr vl f'ir
?'lovelanil i " tV,^"""- 'l'T'"?
ll.tnilv aii,| ,1 , ,11 1.>u br:l
Jhat at the r.-dnest r' i'. ,,us ?"i? ??
K in ley he retalr,..i ' resident m...
after his term h .Vl ..v. h ?' > ??r
Attorney-! ivneral' of v',r~i : A"-,in as
? ?lat'.hed .i if a t us *' t he it . \:a 'V'"
"f the ''1.1 1 >i?liiitiir.n ''i^t l"?al <
votll the best Of them T-ie'Vl ? ^"
any wav. as a m l ? V, i ",lKc him :n
; --iit 11KT1
w-AivifrhS'l 3 ?
.s*."f?w?s. 'j?
Itklimoi,,!. V,.. .1.,,.u.r.v'H,
r.p ?5SC
.. ' f:?s")at ut es of t hree- fori t? ^
I h'e ' j i rV> h ? b i '/i .Vi' J "'n,1 rati tied
from the date of ts na r ,M - , ' 'r
t' iv ,i.ii.. i . " imui ratiiie.ition.
neees '- e . determined when I |,e
? ? ai y lumber of ratlfvii.e ^
have Otl i o I a 11 v re r 11 lied t he .V h., o1V
Ka'1 \l?jl\n,^^n\ ad.Ti^
l.wr . l-' v " Ji' hy foiiKress pre.vib
ii L' Penalties for violation ,.f ,i1(>
-uncndnient and prnvidinj; the ;-e? n -i< s
' eii force me n t of the law will be
lo;ri"r,V1 However, no time will be
lost in the enactment of this let'o-i
tion Indeed, i; is likely that when the
i 'ir/.,"n? prohibition recently enacted
' orifrrrss crof-s into off on t noxt Julv
?,:nW1 V' permanently .ir>'."ii
bone-drvness. For whil? it is ouite
<'"ttain that the distillery interests will
make ;i determined flslit in the courts
?o prevent tiie amendment from be
?Pf rat ive. stenc in tJlaf ,|irec- 1
already having l.een taken i? is
unlikely that these efforts will prove ?
successful tho-iph thev mav serve to
?tejay action in jiutting it into effect
for a short time.
It will be a new experience for a
countrv th??t once bonsted of a Gov
ernment <vhere the utmost personal
trfeilom wis allowed, but inasmuch
many of the States already had voted
Inquiries reKnrdlncr almost nnv topic, r
exeeiMlnp, on le^nl and medical miiIi
Jretsi, ore uunwered free. Am nil in
ftiirien lire answered directly by per
sonnl letter, n aclf-nddrrn?ed, atniuped
envelope Ik required. Adilrens The
limes - Dlspnteh I n I'nrni.i I ion Ilurenii. '
itieliniond. \n.
Silver Quarter of
?I. I*'. f\, Petersburg.?A silved quar- i
ter of 1 s:t2 is listed as having a value j
nf 30 cents to $1. A $10 sold coin of
the date mentioned has no extra value. '
To .Inlti .Merelmnt Marine.
?I. I!.. Hopewell.?Apply to Captain .
John \V. Inblesby. U. ,S. Shipping Board :
ll^eruiting Service. New .Monroe Iluild- 1
Ing. Norfolk. Va.
>InkliiK Shoes Waterproof.
T. I'. \V1 lerndon.?To make shoes I
waterproof apply to them as much
copal varnish as tlicy will absorb and
castor oil or neatsfoot oil to the up- j
pers. The castor oil does not prevent
subsequent blacking.
Miss H. K., 1'enniman, Va.?The Held i
"t electricity is open to women and i
there are a number of technical schools '
where you will find admittance. Tele
graphy also offers an inviting lield for I
i ne woman worker.
J. J. C., Jr., Richmond.?Bolsheviki
is a Russia word meaning "bolonBing ?
to the majority." originally the left or |
radical wing of the Russian Socialist
Democratic party. In 190R. at the time
when the split In the party occurred i
the radicals, led by Nikolai Lenlno* I
were in the majority, or Uolshinstvo' '
and hence called themselves Maximal
ists or Bolsheviki, meaning the ma
jority faction. The moderates simi
larly. are called Minimalists or Men
shcvikl. The Social Democratic party
is composed mainly of industrial work
ers. The other gre.it Socialist party
of Russia, the Social Revolutionary
party, is made up chiefly of peasants.
| In this party also a division occurred
j into a more and a less radical wing
[ and in the summer of l?U7 the more '
radical faction, finding themselves In!
agreement with I,enine on all points!
except agrarian policy, adopted the
name Bolsheviki, and began to work '
for the most part In alliance with tholr
radical brethren of tho Social Demo
cratle party aplnst tho moderates, or
Minimalists, of both old p&rtlcs?
The "khaki university" Idea is by
this Umv familiar t?> every American
who reads a daily newspaner. but the
same cannot be said ot the plans of
the Kiigllsli and French universities
which hope to attraet our men when
their military duties tire at an end.
Typical of them; is the University .>f
' 'ambi idge in Kiigland. which aims to
induce our government to assign 'from
Ueo to 3<io (1 rst and second lieutenants,
and iiossiiily a limited number of cap
tains, to study there for one or two
yea rs.
Cambridge has made a glorious
record in ili?- war. Practically the en
tire student body joined the colors be
fore the end of l'Jiii, and of the entire
British casualty list (commissioned
olhccrs) ?'am bridge contributed It! per
cent. Obviously it will be several
years before all the facilities of the
1 niversity ar<- required for young iKng
ilshmcu. "and if meanwhile -00 or ;p?o
wiili.-awaki! young Americans can be
givt'ii a year or two of training there
it will lie an excellent thing for both
countries concerned.
other foreign institutions have not
planned as definitely as has Cambridge
for .111 American Invasion but it is
understood that lite l.'ni ver.sltles of
<?.\ford. I.ondoii. and IMinhiirgh, and
s. veral French and Italian universities,
.lie malting similar provisions. All of
which will serve to keep alive the spirit
of friendly co-operation which has
characterized the relations of the allies
during the whole period of the war.
As for the return of our own boys
to our home institutions, not even the
hardest-hearted of American teachers
and administrators can think of that
without situ ere and genuine emotion
We trained for service the finest llow.-r
of otir American v.mm, presented them
with stand:- ot colors and sent them
a way to tight the good light. Many of
them will never come back. I.ut" we
shall !??? something less than men if we
fall to give our be.-t to those who do
come back.
< nir best l:< ready for them. We
shall Klvf them whatever they seem
to tie< <1 most, to prepare them for re
turn to peaceful pursuit*. If they wi-h
t?? ko <ni from where they were' when
? hey enlisted, wc! 1 aim good. And if they
feel the nee, salty of accomplishing 111
a comparatively short time what for
merly would liav.* seemed to require a
much longer period ..f study, we shall
not fall them because of the criticisms
of a few .short-sighted cynics.?Copy
right. It'll*.
prohibitioti upon themselves. It may be
said that the people are not. wholly
unprepared for what l? to come, and
will in ejit the new condition of arid
ity as u'tatefully as possible. Since the
amendment absolutely prohibits the
maniif.H i ur>>, sale or transportation of
.iitovii.a' inu 1 i| tors within t he ??'nited
States, and their linportatton into and
export.V 'on from, for beverage pur
po.-es. the habits o! a large body of
the people will be interfered with t??
an extent deemed l>y them as out
v.tgevu.sly big it - b.i nd? d. T '..if it will
take an army of Federal oflicials ef
fe. ? li ;i 1; to enforce the lew | M 11
sections of th" country, particularly in
tile outset of Its op-ration, may be
o-cepted a" a re ennaiile certainty. It
,s to he hoped however, that resist
ance to rs enforcement will not ?>e
protracted, and iha: the cause of true
temperance will not be given a back
set l>y a 1; row tii of illicit distilling be
yond anything the country has t wit
nessed. * 1?KM<" ;_\T.
IClchmond. V:i.. January IT. lt'17.
Books and Authors
"Rhymes In Khaki." by Prank P.
Camp i- a collection of pleasing short
poems, recently published by The Corn
iilll <??., The same company also has
issued "Humanity or Hate," by Har
vey t'arson Grumhine. which is a col
lection of German and French war
songs. In wl ich the spirit of the two
peoples stand out tti striking contrast
The opposing views of Cod which the
conflict has brought to the foreground
are interesting.
"The Blue String." by Alma Newton
ll'tlibelo A; Co.). which begins with
?iie crisis ;:i a young girl's life and
ends in an angel's smile, introduces
tho newest and best work of Alma
Newton. Iler- in this new volume is
everyday humanness. but with nothing
commonplace, stripped of petty de
tails and presented with all its psychic
values standing out clearly--a fasci
nating group of stories and dialogues.
Ka- h has a meaning as well as a story.
In "The Post Hunters" Joseph A.
A11sheler. that prolific writer of stories
called "juveniles." has achieved a really
remarkable piece of work. He has
written a book of such plausibility
and h.is framed it in such language
that tt will, like his other storie?. he
found pleasantly readable l>y the boy's
big brother and father. For what lad
of forty or upwards, who has retained
unsiHiiled the honest ardors of his
youth, will not revel In the adventures
of a band of the Sioux, out on a long
march through the middle north and
< 'a nail inn mountains, cut off from their
kind, pressing on through the wilder
ness through one long maze of mys
teries after another in which wild
beasts of human size and awe com
pelling front mingle with anil per
sonify the forces of nature? Surely,
these battles with wolves, panthers,
bears, moose, eagles and. at the last,
with the inferior Indians of the Far
North appeal to the elementary hu
manity in the big boy as they do to
his younger brother, and he follows
these surpassingly wonderful adven
tures through to the end And ho re
joices in the pagan poetry of it all.
for it seems to us that tills is ex
actly the sort of stuff for which boys
of all ages yearn.
It is said that Constantino, former
King of Greece and his Herman wife
are still and again scrapping. All
Switzerland Is laughing ovet the royal
couple's troubles. They're speculating,
too, about the often-reported plots of
Constantine to get back in power in
Greece. The vagaries of Tino and
Sophie's domestic existence are amus
ingly satirized in "The Paughing Girl,"
Itobert W. Chambers's newest book
which pictures the madhouse situation
nf plotting existing in Switzerland. In
liis story. Mr. Chambers brings a num
ber of notorious royalties to an inn
in Switzerland, owned and run bv an
Irish-American, one Michael O'llyan.
nf New York City. Among the crowd
of visitors at the hostelry are Tino
and Sophie, the King of Bulgaria and
some others. Sophie, like a true Ger
man, is a militaristic creature, and her
endeavors to discipline the erstwhile
King, furnish many a laugh and make
the delicious romance between Michael
and the mysterious "Panelling Girl" 11
beautiful poem by contrast. Pike all
hamlets in Switzerland, the inn is
filled with spies, ami you don't know
just who is trying to aid Tino in
getting back his throne or who is try
ing to trick him. but the heroine is
the greatest mystery of all. and in
the end solves the riddle of the amus
ing group of "royalties" and secures
happiness for herself.
Oh, come again to Astolat! W
1 will not ask you to be kind:
And you may go when you will fa,
And J *.v: 11 stay behind!
I will not say how dear you are,
Or ask you if you hold me dear.
Or trouble you with things for yog.
The way I did last year.
So still the orchard, Pancelot,
So very still the lake shall hf
You could not guess?though you
should guess
W.hat is become of ine.
So wide shall be the garden walk,
The garden seat so very wide.
You needs must think If you should
t hi 11k ?
Tlio Illy maid has died.
Save that a little way away
I'd watch you for a little while.
To see you speak, the way you speak.
And smile?If you .should smile.
?Edna St. Vincent Mlllay, in th?

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