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poBT.imncn -overt mornino by The Waih?ftOB Herald Company. 4?(,-*eS7-*Sm -Eleventh St Phone Maia 3300 C T. BKA?AKD.Preedent aad PubUaher ?V T. MACDONALD.General Manager L. M BALL.Managing Editor FOSCIG7-- un-ciffi-??p??? THaB ?. G. BECKTWTTH SPECIAL AGENCT. New Tork. Tribune Building: Chlea.ro. Tribune Building: St. Louis. Third National Bank Bulldln?: Detroit. Ford Bulldln*. , ?UB8CRIPTI0N RATE? BT CARRIER: Dally and Sunday. 10 centa per month; U.?0 per rae*. SUBSCRIPTION RATES BT MAIL: Dally and Sunday. 45 cent? per month? 16.00 per year. Dally only, as centa per month; $4.00 per year. ^?^-? Entered at tbe postofflce mt Washington. D. C. aa ?Mond-class mall matter. SATURDAY. MARCH 9. 1918. The New Equation. Who can fathom the German program with regard1 to Russia, and who has the self-assurance to prophesy what will transpire during the next eight months in Eastern Europe? * The fascination of pure mystery broods over these questions. Nothing that the war has brought forth has been so alluringly surcharged with the spirit and "feel" of the unknown. Up to ? few weeks ago there were certain limitations on the field of speculation and prophecy. There are none now. Nothing is impossible. Anything may happen. Here is the golden chance for the supreme intellect of the war?an opportunity for the Na poleon or the Frederick whom the struggle has not yet developed. The military genius or the statesman who can divine what the future has in store for the world, and has the chance to build his plans upon that divination, has civilization in the palm ot his hand. Nobody knows how far the Germans will go into Russia; whether the Slav is to remain pros trate under the Teutonic heel, or will repeat the trick he played upon Napoleon; Whether the lust of German ambition will be transferred from Bag dad to Petrograd; whether the Austro-Germanie powers of recuperation and endurance are to be given such stimulus by the present turn of events that their armies will have strength to continue the war -for years to come?perhaps for another decade. In other days we might have consulted the Sphinx or the Delphic oracle. If the world could "listen in" at thc allied military conferences, or at the inner chambers of Downing Street, or the State Department, or the Quai d'Orsay, we doubt <f it would learn much it does not already know. The man in the street has as much a chance of being right in his "dope" as the leading diplomatic expert Everybody stands aghast at the possibil ities of the new equation. There is no method of explaining away the fundamental tacts now con- : fronting the world battling with the central em- I pires. On the present showing of the cards, Ger many has smashed and broken more than half ol ? tbe "iron ring" which, it was hoped, would strangle her. She has flung to the floor one of her chief enemies. The menace of a Europe "either all Cossack or all republican" has dropped irom her mind. She at least knows now that Europe is not going to be all Cossack. r.ermany will devote thc next six months 10 the economic penetration and exploitation of Russia. It would be easy to overestimate the supplies she will get from this vast empire that is coming under her sway just as a ripe apple falling from a tree; but it would be just as easy to underestimate it. The point is that every calculation thai we have heretofore made about the war is no longer worth the paper it is written 011. Every military analysis, every diplomatic analysis, until recently, has been built upon the basis that Russia would remain in thc war at least to the extent of holding a large ?'.crinan force on the Eastern front. Now such "an analysis is absolutely irrelevant. It is unsafe even to say that ?.m mila forces of Russians will iorce thc Germans to keep large armies in their new provinces. The war experts arc treading on air. They see Japan making her first bid for a place in the conflict?a bid which conceivably may mean an other Asiatic overflow into Europe, the world's battleground since the twilight of history. They see Russia becoming a mere pulpy mass, with the German ambition and the German triumph in the East apparently expanding with every hour. They see resistance in the Balkans broken. They know that the issue is squarely "up" to Great Britain,' Erance and thc United States. They know that there can be no turning back, as President Wilson haa said; that the present war is a death-grapple. They know that many authorities believe that 1918 is the critical and culminating year of the con flict. But is it? We hazard a negative. More and more the prospect of many years more of war looms before us. We of America are on the knees of the gods, and we might as well know it now. In another twelve months we will be the chief power in the tight against the Germanization of the world. Only if the throne of militarism is broken by its own subjects can there be any escape from thc task confronting us. War-Time Philanthropy. Tn the city of Toronto, Canada, there is a large department store that is the wonder of the country, and indeed it is doubtful if it has an equal in the world. It is an institution that gives the denial to tbe old adage that "corporations have no souls to he damned or bodies to be kicked." This institution has given to the war 1,773 of its unmarried employes and 6?*e of its married em ployes. Of these 180 have been killed or died of wounds, 387 are among the wounded, five are missing, thirty-four are prisoners oi war, and ?162 have returned, having "done their bit." For three and a half years this company has paid $10,000 weekly in wages to these absent soldiers. In four years, should the war last that long, $2,000,000 will have bee? freely contributed to the wage roll to employes who are serving at the front. The owner of the store placed his yacht and a complete wireless plant at the disposal of thc gov ernment and orders were issued that the employes of the company at the front w-erc^o be carefully looked after by the company's agents in foreign fields. Soldiers from this store having savings ac oounts in the store bank are allowed 10 per cent interest for the duration of thc war, and the state ment has been made that not a dellar has been withdrawn for unwise expenditure. In addition to vil this. Sir John Eaton has contributed millions of dollars to the various causes of the Empire. When the Halifax disaster was heard of a special train with $75,000 worth of supplies was started to Nova Scotia, the gift of the T. Eaton Company. Uncle Sim'? Tm Commandments. President Wilson is about to sign a -bill which takes its place in history as the most liberal legis lation in protection of a nation's fighters ever known. It ia good enough, strong enough to be called the National Ten Commandments, and is, in effect, thus: Thou shalt not evict, for non-payment of rent, a soldier's dependents, under penalty of $10,000 fine. Thou shalt not cut off a soldier's life in surance because of delayed premiums. Thou shajt not foreclose a mortgage on a soldier's property. Thou shalt not take away a soldier's home on which he Ijas made part payment. Thou shalt not sell a soldier's property be cause of his failure to pay the taxes, national. State or local. Thou shalt not settle a law suit against a soldier during his absence. If a soldier sue, the courts sball postpone action until he can attend to it. If a soldier have a mine, or timber or farm claim, assessments on which are overdue, it shall be held for him. Honor thy soldier and thy sailor, that thy days may be long in the land of liberty. No man hath greater love than he that offereth his life for thc world's sake, and it is commanded that neither lawyers, nor tbe loan sharks, nor the gatherers of tithes shall fatten on him. Congress is content to call this bill a civil rights bill. It's thc divine rights bill. Regniate Them! On March 20 will go into effect one of the most important orders yet issue-?., by the Pres ident. On that date, all corporations or indi viduals engaged in importing, making, storing or distributing fertilizer or fertilizer ingredients must take out a Federal license and come under regu lation by the Department of Agriculture. Jt is not yet known what regulations that de partment will prescribe, but it is certain that, if food is to play an important part in winning the war, government has got to close down on any thing that smacks of extortion in prices of ferti lizer. There has been such extortion, in the i prices of sodium and calcium nitrates, particularly, and it is upon these ingredients that success of nearly all the war gardens, -especially, depends. Overpriced fertilizers and seeds in our war gar dens can very easily mean loss instead of gain, in the final analysis, and in thc high cost of fertilizer the professional farmer has a mighty strong ex cuse for the de luxe prices he is demanding for his products. The administration hasn't hesitated to put a price on the farmer's winter wheat. It should train its guns on the stuff that makes winter wheat and which the farmer has to buy. Bolsheviki having signed for peace. Sunday, ('?erman aviators promptly bombard 1'etrograd women and children on Monday. A Dalla-?, Tex., child*.) weeks old has developed full sets of teeth in both jaws. They have to quit milk and go onto alfalfa so early, in Texas. ? ? to March 1, U-boat? had destroyed 'rOJ Nor wegian sailors. Not a man among them had any show, being neutral. I pon being decorated by Premier Clemenceau, an American soldier from St. Louis blushed and retired to the ranks, says a cablegram. Eroni St. Louis' Blushed? Must be a mistake. Erom Bal timore, maybe. German prisoners, say dispatches, carried maps showing perfectly the American trenches. But for fear the Germans may learn something they shouldn't know, we follow thc censor's rules and keep thc name of thc locality secret. They've been having potato week in several Western States and newspapers have been begging folk to eat potatoes so thc big supply on hand won't spoil. Another way to induce people to eat potatoes is to raise the prices and then announce there is a shortage. Dr. Garfield?says he will study the "more day light" plan as soon as he straightens out thc coal trouble. Hurry up, Doc. and don't lose any time, for thc "more daylight" plan i? a complicated problem requiring lots of study and next winter may be here before you solve it. Vou see, the plan calls for turning the clocks ahead an hour so you can get up an hour earlier without know ing it. Easily Explained. Representative John T. Watkins, of Louisiana, said at a social session that some people have a mighty easy way of explaining things, and told the following story as an illustration: Some time ago a lawyer was called away irotn his office for the greater part of the day. On returning he observed certain symptoms of idle ness on the part of his clerk. "James," demanded the lawyer, "why hasn't that typewriter been working?" "It has been working," defensively answered James. "I was using it less than ten minutes ago." "Then," exclaimed the lawyer, pointing a con victing finger, "how comes it that there is a spider on the machine and that it has woven a web over the keyboard?" ' "A fly got in the works, sir," easily explained James, "and rather than waste time trying to catch it, I introduced the spider."?Philadelphia Evening Telegraph. Russia. By EDMUND VANCE COOKE. YESTERDAY The Russian Bear was ill. A throbbing pain Beat at his temples asking to be free. Then Revolution clove his head in twain And forth Kerensky sprang, armed cap-a-pie! Alas that combat should so soon reveal He, like Achillas, had his mortal's heel. TODAY ?f A penny-a-liner, starving week by week, Become the embodiment of Bolshevik. An oracle who speaks mqre than be thinks And yet remains tm* European Sphinx. He yields like water, yet stands fixed as fate; Who shall un-riddle him may save the state. TOMORROW France had her tyrants, too, and dragged them down; Then came thc guillotine, the sword, the crown; Commune and Consul, Emperor and King, Republican and Bourbon had their fling. A century endured ere one might say France had survived and owned her people's Sway, Now Russia sails upon the boundless brine, And^ scarce shall harbor in your time or mine. (Copyright, 1918!) ONE CANNOT NEGOTIATE PEACE WITH A REPTILE *>??*l'*>. ?ffor ts of .some of tha administra tton's enthusiastic friends have "?* ? in the direction of giving to (he Pruni* dt!?'?, many powers hitherto held by men subordinate to him, and min y ??"*? is which aie del? natcd to Con K ? ?.-.-?. under our * 'onstil utfon ti .t no effort, up to the lime the railroad bill caire up, had been mu.??t? io lake nw?> .?ower fiom the judl Is) or semi?Judicial branch and give it to tha executive. The lailroud im-a.-..<? n.? proved the ???? apt ion. The house ? ? tually Htooil for th?? pre ?-iitati? ? to the President of the ? unction o? la*-** maklng. The Mouse would have tad the President ? xercise ?hi? absolutely without rejitraiiit, utul wi.hout any J*.? grec of accounting to lit*, cimm'-inhn. This, too, m the 1.1 e of the fa-1 that the Iliterata to Commerce Com mission i.?* a ?juuHi-judici t. body and Its rate-making pow-^r ;.s"?*diM.ila;? lo tho powers given to court?. Senator TT' ?! lie ha** been not hin ? if not mt? restimi during the past sevt-ial days. i)n th?? war finance corporation hill ho has Introduced many interest ing topics Into ihe debate. Home of them the Senat?1 had not time to pause upon?and others, the members knew. Mink deep into the heart? of many .f their colleagues. The No? Hampshire Senator cut very deeply when h.? assailed the nom? mitteo rights und actions In the l'pp* r HouKe, snd intimate'! that ahmit all a faithful old committee would ??, under the present order, would be to settle things in its own way and then come back to the Senate and si and for everything the way It had boon shaped tn the committee room. He apparently did not deplore the prac tice as much as he explored It?sought to find reasons why t.ie members "G a committee should be estopped from d i sfalsiti m ?_' a mutter even after com mittee action had been taken. There is something to hits conten tion. The discussion on the floor shou?d be free to all members. Committee men as well as other members should give thorough inspection to every phase of every measure brought be fore them?particularly hills of the enormity ?pf this measure.* The way of the corporation is not easv. _J u--1 listen to these way*1 in which we heard the local street car companies can and are being beat en every day. And this we gathered in one short.trlp from one part of the city to another: First, fifty fares rung up on a trip on which two business men counted ninety-two people that rode, leas man half a dozen of whom had tra.ieferw. Second, forty "stray" tickets sold for SI?-tickets which had served their purpose once, but which, of cou rae, would serve it again. Third, people who came down town at noon riding to their rooming places and homes at night on transfers ob tain t?d hours be for*?. And tho street car comonny?plain ly seen by every citizen to be hauling enormous loads of people every day is beim; ?castigated by many men as failing to rt-port all its eurnlngs, or in other ways trying to "cover" tome of its revenue. We are of the opinion that if fhe traction men could 'discover?* some way whereby these leaks eould be stopped they would he perfectly will ing to "uncover" air their actual, bona-flde earnings. Hundreds of soldiers have writ ten or said to members of Congress: "If anyone tries to tell you that the sugar ration is brought upon the nation so that we can have sugar, don't let them get away until they tell you where that soldier sugar is to b? had. We have it once a day. If we're supposed to profit by th?; .saving we <tre losing out somewhere along the line." We bad not heard that the rugar shortage wan brought on to pro vide our men with the article, hut if It was it skipped a beat, we think. What have you heard about it, gentle reader? We are brought to with a sudden hitch and reminded that tho old bat tle of protection against free trade is to be revived in the campaign of lylS and again two years hence. wnu a violence which ?may tasi uld A LINE CT CHEER EACH DAY O' THE YEAR By Jebe KraJrt. k Bees?. EVrlClB?ICY. Whene'er 1 see a fault in other men 1 don't abus? them with my tongue and pen. But look within with quite a little care To see if that same fault is lurking there; And if 1 find it in m>self. instead Of hatting other people on the head. 1 gain h lot of valuable pelf By hammering away upon?MYSEUF! iiVt|?yn*i*iT, 1911.1 ?hip ? Democracy from its present more or less safe moorings. ? campaign of education is start ing It will ite continued through the year with increased fervor The hope Is to bring the lesson of "after the war" home to the common peo ple of the country?to make them wee that free t rade will posi 11 ve! y lu p,.; them to the brink of ruin if they persist in it. And. very natu rally, the cause of protection will be advocated as the remedy for our grossest economic ill. Democrat*? are preparing to defend the I'nderwood document and Republicans think they foresee a condition, resultant fiom the arrival of peace, which will bring on a desire of the Amer ? uan people to r?pudi?t? that docu ; nient. We have heard of the case of a per fectly loyal cltlsen of I'ncle Ham who paid in a tax of over 14,000 a year or more ago and now, when the law un der which he has heen tav.d hu., be?.ri declared unconstitutional, and the government has admitt >d it should ie turn the money to him, he i.; unable to get it. That was some time ago? and the government still has his money. It is a little thing and >et the proc?seos of government should be fast enough to see that this money is paid back. There are numerous ?ases along this line?and the men concerned are quite sure, so some of thorn say to us, that a movement tor the abolishment of red tape in other departments than the War Denen ? ment would have their hearty indorse ment THE OBSERVER. CAN THE BIG WAR LAST? It seem? Incredible, despite the pre dictions of military experts, that this war can last for another year. It Is too terribly exhausting. The spirit of revolution against tt is In tha air, | not only in Russia but also among the peoples of all the contending na tions. In Germany It Is not apparent so much among the masses as among the classes?the great bankers, the heads of industries and of shipping The revolution in Germany is not likely to come from the bottom, but from the top. When the great bank ers and captains of Industry fully ap preciate what the isolation of tier many means, they will be driven to demand overtures for peace. Whether the Kaiser can resist these powerful influences may be questioned, but without money he cannot continue the dreadful conflict. I am among those who believe that the end of the war will be In sight in ?IMS and peace mai come as unexpectedly aa the war did. ?1,-eslie's. OPHELIA'S SUTE. ! gpM?l Onna^iontleno? Tb? ? uklnttea ?tetti. I New Vork. March I.-Whtt is Broad ! way? Anatole France tried to an ' ewer Ihe question, and so did Pierre [ laoil, who gave his own colorful yet ? ' disappointing impressions. Droadasy ? i? the most misunderstood street tn j ? the world. It is typical only of it ! self, and lo attempt to ? ompere It ? is ridiculous. To understsnd Broaoaay ?? not in ? consider it as a street of theaters, j labi? d'hote?, old rose and Kill dan ssnts. magic shops, hotel?, and ?.log ged with street cars, limousines, ? ? vera and addly dreaaed people. Broadway is a state of mind?a com- ' edy. tragedy, frown and a smil?*. It | be*to*A? with on?* hand and takes avwiy ?-ith the other. It is a cynic j and an optimist, a royal good fel- ? loa~. a beautiful woman, a hiahbsll snd a headache. The spirit of Broad- ? way ts the spirit of the carnival. It is a punchbowl full of < ham- ? pagne, with roses floating on thc sur- j face and sharp, ?-ruel. piercing briars hidden underneath. The confirmed J Ktoadwayue believes with Klizaheth that life I? a bog over which we j must travel lightly, for if we slop I ?. sink. The camaraderie of Broad way Is as free as the air and at ' the same time It is as costly as ! Jewels. Men have risen to the t??p of the I heal? of their professions and then I they hav? fallan to the gutter on : Broadway. One of New York's far- ! mar celebrated surgeons may be seen nightly slinking out of his Broadway rendeivous In i/ueat of drugs. Broadway welcomes heroes sud ' I proves them clay. Th? brilliant Star? ! quia Edmond dl Castillo had Broad way at his feet a few weeks ago I Me had letters from his "dear friend Alf," Kin?; ef Spain, and Broadway found be was a fl?-a-week ex-cook and laughed hlght out loud and wait? I ed for the next hero. Song, laughter, wine, beauty, color ' [and life-always life. Tragedies for \ I the side streets. Into which are | crowded those whose steps have grown heavy in the swift dance. The world laughed at Vernon Castle? : Broadway worshiped him Which ?as ! right? I know a man who has lived on Broadway only flve years. He tolil j me once : "So far aa I am concerned '? they can cut all the bridges down on ! Manhattan laland, wipe out all the side streets. I am willing to live | 1 on Broadway forever.'' And so, as Arthur James ope? ?aid. j | Broadway is the light lhat aeree | grows dim. tha Are that never burn? j low. tha heart that always palpi- | > tates. j New York hotel managers have ai-| r ingctl to place their waiters. cl?*rks. ? bell boys, barbara, msTilcures, por ters and early-rising chambermaids | In harmonious juxtaposition to th?? relative and correlative phenomena] underlying tha gantle art or distin guishing a major from a captain say at five or tan yarda. Men who alt down at dinner as a major and have their soup served ] as a captain ara becoming fussed They admit it. And ao the large ho tels ara opening a school In which ? hotel employee will learn the army and navy insignia. The Plaxa has al-1 ready opened Its school and the Wal dorf and Kits school? will be opened j next week. He has just returned to his New Vork from Russia, where he bad spent several months after the revo lution. He had seen Tile rise and fall of Kerenaky and the flrat splash of the Bolsheviki. Naturally every body asked him about the Russian affairs till he grew tired of talking about chaos. And one night after s quiet hour or so in a Broadway bar. where he h.id been gossiping with friend?, an old friend slapped him on the bsck with the same old euesiion. "And what's the matter with Russi?, any how.'' "Oh. Russia is juat ene seething titanic Greenwich trilla?." Mysteries of the Brain Y *' i!?"| THE people who argue thet Shake-1 speere could not heve written Shakespeare because he was ao uneducated apparently don't under- ' stand either tbe marvelous possibili ties of tbe human brain, even when ' It Is not elaborately trained, or the qualities aaeocl a ted with t h ? creative temper ament. To write those plays a man of ? genius did not have to be a scholar. A little teeming may be a dan gerous thing, bat when genius puts it t? uee It may become miraculous. If it la true, as the psychologist? aay, that nothing can come out of mind In tha way of Information that hasn't been put there, tt is also true that, with many minds. Information ?can multiply it self ln an extraordinary way. To the practical folk, meagerly related to the Imagination, a fact is a fact. But out of a fact the imaginen?/** mind can draw ? great array of other farts and Inferences and potentiali ties. There are writers who are said to possess th? gift of divination. They can describe % periods and characters that they knew nothing about from sxi-eriap e, that they perhaps know little about from study. How do they perform their feats? Simply hy making the most ef what ?hey have, hy going through proc ??ft-ft-Hs of reasoning partly conscious, mainly un*, onaclou*. That strat?ge and elaborate mech anism, th? brain, will work for them, even when they don't know it is working, when they don't care wheth er It works or noi. when they them selves ate apparently in the depths of unconsciousness or absorbed in the consideration of alien matters. If we only knew how mm h the dullest brain held we should probably be startled snd awed. Where does ? keep all those rec ords? Ime* It really lone nothing? These questions ene is tempted to ask when s memory associated with years Iona none hy suddenly presents itself, released by a no und. an odor, a glance, or b> a subtle association beyond any tracing? "Have you been do*? there all the lime? Whet have you been doing? Have you been asleep or have you been secretly sclivt, v.urging evil or good?" Often we hear of *???- ei*e who. hy ?orne accident, haa discovered thst he possesses a talent. He l-eeomea pro ductive, reveling in his power, win ning applause, taking a higher place among his fellows. Is he really different from the ordi nary j-er son that used to go by un noticed^ Why didn't his talent mani fest I*fore? Has he always been gifted? Or was the gift a mysterious creation that took place ?ben he rest bed a certain age or experienced a sorrow or a joy or found life turn ing lo ?Ium and ashea in his mouth? Was th? gift a mere possibility that something developed into a reality? These questions are not always easy to answer. In some case*, however. one can aee that the ta'ent must have been there, that it had been trylnp to reach expression. Tlicie are religious th*T have ttit effect of ?see nun ?l* to bieak down Inhibi tion?. Now marvelous capacities come into pia}, a monje tbem the supreme capacity for turning life into a. source of hanpinea*. Wh?*t ?an the explana tion be? la it that the sour.* of power is within Qs and that ail we have to do la to learn to on*, ? it up and lei ft flow abundantly ? "You can do I. ..f course >ou tan do It." Words oi ? .- kind ??no aitd re-echo through life today. The) are asso ? ?:?t.-d with ssiontshlng sui -esses made by peuple only '"?? familiar with fail ure and now identified with successes for the re?*.t of their days, mssters of themeeh ? ? and of life, with the brain at on? expression <?f Ibrtr mes te r.?* The bra.n i.* so complex, it ha# M ma ?? departments, thst, with It I tat. ?* bmmr impla aay tarnt they could do thla thing or that thing If Then tbey tall of eeem* lack, ?art? b s nerely of ctmftdaace. that hoMa them la leash When ao rigorous a writer aa Oeorg? Eliot finished a novel abe mould ho seised with tear that aba could never writ? another On? part of bar mtmt waa trying to ?Jilpt4s another gart. forcin**: her to struggle ln order to be gin again, to conceive a new plan and carry M on, doubtless gaining In as surance aa aha proceeded. Mark Twain uaed to aay that there waa a period In hia life when he thought that he could write anywh". save la Klnalra, N. T. ?la It waa bis habit to spend his amemera only in Klmtra hia Hartford winters wen un productive One part of hia hraln was bullying another part and continued ? bully It till the vlitlm rebelled and broke the Inhibition. Those old-faehtoned writers who relr on "Inspiration" know how n feel? both to ba enalaved and to be irss. After a period of slavery they sud denly reach confidence. Now they can fulfill their dreams. Eagerly they go to work, soaring beyond themeel*??. as they think, but, in far?, find self realisation. The new-fashioned writers under stand the situation much better, amt aa a rule, get better resulta They know another way of finding Inspira tion, through the hal.lt of ateady en deavor, which enablea them to com mend their resources. Powers, on.*? elusive, become obedient aad acquire greater ?kill with practice. nom infl then bringing up treasures from th* depths of the mind, seemingly aa re wards of Industri,, really (rema tha? could be produ?>ed only In the glow af endeavor that had reached bey mt self-consciousness Into freedom. Forest Rcaawcat a?, fra War. ?: ?. Stirling, ir? the Xovemher issue of "American Forestry," s ho? s the capital Importance of lumber as one of' the many factors in the final vitory of the allies He wrltee: "To say two or three billion board feet of lumber are being produced in the shortest possible time te mc : the most urgent war need* ths country has ever known ron-yaya very little. K.en te -ay that a sin gle billion feet would make a boeid walk ten feet wide from Kew ? <<ru to Petrograd, via Vladivostok. r*a ..?.* does pot convey the full impression. As a matter of fact, no one resile knows ju?t how much lumber m being used just now in our war preparations. The only important thing, for the time ??-ing. m to know that our forest resource,, are fully able to m>ei the unprecedented demands upon them, and thi*? with out materially reducing our reset ? limber supply. "It should be remembered thai while the military needa are being taken cere of, lumber for the *w< . day needa of the country ts being produced as well. This alone, even with the decreases in building opera tions, will not fall far below *?,(.,?>"" ou?.OU?. feet per ytsar. Then, alinomi their importance transcends every thing else, the war requirement? * - but a comparatively small pcr-*n'.? age of our total output" CawmtrtytH Kkmi Fa? Saow PWv. Ky combining en -fendless conte?'"' with a powerful rotary fan. aa In ventor claims to have constructed a railroad snow plow that will dear a i?ack of snow of almost any depth, e mixture of snow snd debne, ?Jin as results from a alide ?on a mountain, say? the Populer Mechanic*? in an illustrated article Tb? ma thine is built on trucks, is epera t. 1 by Its own engine, and is propelled from behind by a locomotive. Th? ? ?flees conveyor is mounted startins *' at ihe front, with the forward ?snd rtoee IO the ground. As the nl^?? advances, the nose is driven int? :^ snow, whli h is steadily cm aw ? the conveyor and diacharged : hood 'ontaining the tun at th?- up per end of the incline. The fan throws thc snow either side of the track t? delivery being re-culatcd by I tion of the sides o? the hood. ?1 . are adjustable. AMUSEMENTS. AMUSEMENTS. 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