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PUBLISHED BVERT MORNTSQ BT The Wa-hington Herald Company. ?25-417-4-9 Eleventh St Photo? Main jjoo C, T. BRAINARD.Pretndent and P_bli_?er A. T. MACDONALD.General ______ L. M. BELL.M-it-gt-t Editor rOREIG?? REPRatSE!*TTATT*r_Sl THE a C. BECKWITU f_-B*CIAL AQBNCT. New Tork. Tribune Bulldln??: Chica.ro. Tribun? Building?: St. Louia. Third National Bank Batidla?; Detroit. Ford Building. SUBSCRIPTION RATES UT CARRIER: Daily and Sunday. i'O cent? par month; 13.(0 C?r year._I_ SUBSCRIPTION RATES BT MAIL: Daily and Sunday. 45 cent? per month: IS.00 per year. Dally only. 15 cent? per month: tl 00 par year. Entered at tha poatoffic? at Washington. D. C. ?? aecond-claa? mall matter. SUNDAY, MAY 5, 1918. I___enb_rg Stopi. The Cert?-?? high command has been held at bay long enough to make it certain that the brilliant British defense of Ypres has been a major check to its plans. It has not caused merely a minor disarrange ment of German strategy. It has split the whole scheme wide open. We have no doubt that the , original German plan called for a genuine steam roller move towards the Channel ports by this time. Instead of this, the German legions?even after ac quiring considerable momentum and force in their onward rush?have been stopped cold and down in their tracks. Mount Kemmel, captured at a ghastly sacrifice of life, has proven a bloody tragedy instead of a victory. Its possession has been a liability rather than an asset. The British and French have been raining shells upon its open peak ever since the Boche gained it It has been almost untenable. It is too early to say that the drive to the Chan nel ports has been permanently stopped. It is well not to take any chances. A German military expert, in discussing the situation, praises the foresight of Luilcndorff and Hindenburg in not returning to the assault hastily, but in waiting until he is fully, and thoroughly equipped with new divisions, fresh blood, new guns. In other words, in not re-attack ing the British until he has been given such over whelming reserve forces that he can make his sec ond thrust even more powerful than his first It takes time to make this restoration. This undoubt edly is what has caused the lull on the Ypres salient for the past five days. The Boche has not been si lenced. He means to make at least another even more desperate attack. The word put forth by Premier Lloyd George yes terday, telling of the optimism held by Tommy At kins, is joyful new-s. If the soldier who is bearing the brunt of the battle can remain cheerful, calm and absolutely confident of victory in the midst of the carnage, then it behooves the civilian population of all the allied nations to remain steadfast and un perturbed, to refrain from the hysteria and panic which too often creeps out from its lair at the smallest wave of bad news. Every word we have from American sources confirms the word of the premier. It is that the morale of the Franco-British armies, nt ; to mention the American, is at the high est F.vcrywhere along the battle-line there is the same unswerving confidence that military men in Washington show. This confidence is not shaken by their growing insistence that superiority of man power will determine the fortunes of the war, and that it is the burden and duty of the United States to furnish that superiority to the cause of civili zation. E*s__*r Agents. The spy hunter in the New York district divides the enemy agents into four classes?the propa gandists, the informants, the labor agitators and the incendiary or bomb maker. He says women spies are the most dangerous of all. The spy hunter should be the American peo ple?a hundred million of them. To safeguard the country it is necessary for every loyal citizen to be on guard. A mere suspicion reported to the authorities may avert a tragedy. Watch every atr.-.ngcr until he proves himself. German newspapers in America are favorites in the German propaganda race. An innocent look ing paragraph may well be loaded for enemy eyes only. Then why ?permit a continuance of these publications in America? The insolence of Yon Bernstorff in advertising the warning to Americans not to sail on the Lusi tani?? is scarcely less insolent than the tone ot some of the German newspapers of today. The disloyal labor agitator is a real trouble maker, but the watchfulness of President Gompers and his patriotic subordinates, backed by union labor men, has to a great extent rendered futile their Teuton agencies. The Washington Herald carries on its classified advertising page a list of telephones of those who ?vili deal promptly with any information regarding the enemy you may transmit Cut it out and put it where it will be instantly accessible. You never know these days when you will need it. But stop the German papers in America. Interesting Personages. At least two of the Dutch are mighty inter esting at this time and we take pleasure in intro ducing John and Juliana. Jonkheer John Loudon is Holland's foreign min ister, who has to stack up his diplomacy against Kaiser Bill's, in the matter of sand, gravel and so forth. "Jonkheer" is merely a Dutch title, like "Hon." which we give a fellow for running for Congress, or "Sir" which royalty gives fellows for being born with more silver spoons in their mouths than can be got away from them by income taxation. - Jack Loudon visited this country, ten years ago, and our beet society, particularly our elite of Philadelphia, wined and dined him and found him to be a hearty good fellow, with large scholarly attainments. He now has the ticklish job of trying not to be mauled and swallowed up by the Prussian beast, and the eyes of the world are upon him. Juliana is the 9-year-old daughter of Queen V> ilhelmina. Juliana's father is a German and the Kaiser of Germany claims inheritance to the throne of the Netherlands as Prince of Orange. As the Dutch Parliament holds the right to choose a king in case Wilhelmina fails of an heir, little Juliana's life is of passing interest to Wm. Hohen \ -ollern and. consequently, the rest of the world. Thus far, Juliana's health is good. Of course, we don't mean to insinuate that ?*__ Hohenzollern would attempt apytliing o_ Juliana's health, but a number of babies in Bel gium have been spitted on bayonets in bis name, and what's a child or two between kings? Another Peace Note. A Stockholm dispatch says that the Catholic In ternational Press announces that Emperor Charles of Austria is making a fresh separate peace offer to Italy. Charles evidently had to do something to offset that Clemenceau affair in the eyes of hi. all-highest, Kaiser Bill. But why be should try to came back along these lines in which he is so apparently weak is a mystery. He probably sees a twofold benefit from his latest move which will not be taken seriously by any of the allied powers. It is an attempt to wreck the Italian morale through creating discord and lessening their resistance while at the same time Emperor Charles probably finds that it is necessary to appease the people of his own country by hold ing up to the light a possibility of a consummation of peace. If be succeeds in fooling anyone it will be the people of his own country although it is highly probable that by this time even they are tired of promises. The Onion Crop. It is gratifying to know from the current issue of the Commerce Reports that the outlook for the Canary Islands onion seed crop is favorable. As we read on, however, we get a jolt, for we learn that the onion bulbs used in planting last' season suffered somewhat for the lack of potash salta Not a word about Perlmutter. We learn, too, that the bulb came originally from Spain, and that it is a pinkish onion, which, by selection, developed into the yellow onion of a light golden color?in short, it is a blond. Then the whole onion pile totters, for the report says "the unsettled conditions as regards sailings * * ? may develop into an extremely important factor in the movement of the 1918 crop. A certain model husband who when away from home wrote his wife every day usually sent kisses?down in the left-hand corner of the epistle. One day he forgot to send the osculatory evidence by proxy and was "called" for it, and explained that he had eaten onions that night and knowing her aversion to onions he didn't send the kisses. He was a quick thinker?by mail. At least that man doesn't care whether or not the Canary Islands onion crop is moved?but all the rest of us do. For Tolerance. A well-known suffragist wrote Senator Thomas a -00-word letter branding United States Senators who are opposed to granting suffrage to women as "obstructionists unworthy of their high office." To this the Senator replied, "You -don't say so!" We are inclined to the belief that Senator Thomas has the better of the argument Every United States Senator has an unquestioned right to his opinion on suffrage, and if that opinion leads him into the ranks of those opposing it, it is mani festly improper to class him as an "obstructionist, unworthy of his high office." The Washington Herald has been an open and aboveboard advocate of extending the franchise to women, and it believes that tbe intemperate ut terances of women prominent in the militant move ment has delayed action in the Senate. The suffrage cause can be best served by being tolerant of the opinions of others. No good can be done by branding Senators as "unworthy" just because they hold opposing views. We think they are blind to the trend of the age?and we are not sure that some Senators are not afraid of their own records on the subject, and for that reason hesi tant about doing a right-about-face. Only one woman in Paris was killed by the long range gun in three days. Bot the Hun motto is, "Every little helps." A dispatch from Petrograd says that 330,000 un employed men are thronging the streets of the Rus sian capital. The Battalion of Death can show them where to find jobs. Secretary McAdoo urges the railroads to rush all ice shipments. Good work. A few iceless days dur ing July and August wonld be a calamity, particu larly in Washington. "We must hurry to obtain a solid victory by arms before the American forces arrive," says the Zeitung ot Constance in a recent article. A few months ago that same paper was assuming an "I-should-worry" attitude regarding the American forces. Might Weaken the Finn. During the delivery of an address Senator Charles E. Townsend, of Michigan, referred to the case with which a business firm sometimes may be weakened, and told this story: Two brothers once ran a store in a small West ern town, where they had quite a large trade in wool on barter. Evidently one of the brothers be came converted at a revival and it was not long be fore he was urging the other to follow in his foot steps. "You ought to join, Jake," said the converted one. "You don't know how helpful and comforting it is to?be a member of church. "I know. Bill," admitted Jake, thoughtfully, "an' I would like to join, but I don't see how I can." "Why not?" persisted the first. "What is to prevent you?" "Well, it's jes this way, Bill," declared .Take. "There has got to be somebody in the firm to weigh .this here wool."?Philadelphia Evening Tele graph. IN THE CHEST UPSTAIRS. By EDMUND VANCE COQKE. There arc days of labor and days of pride. There are days to roam, there are days to ride, There are days for wandering far and wide. There are days as sweet as a baby's breath, There are days as gray as the mask of death. There are days wheii the battle is fierce and long, There are days when the soul must be firm and strong. But once in a while, I forsake my Cares And I take a day in which no one shares. Save the ghosts of days in the chest upstairs. As I slip in the key and I lift the lid To all other hands but mine forbid, I am tost in the land where Romance is hid. There's a spurt of ribbon, a whiff of lace, And a ghost of perfume which salutes my face There's a card brought home from a by-gone i With one name filling it nearly all; There's a book of verses, and pansies pressed To mark the thoughts which we loved the best. And here?lies my heart in the old, old chest. There's a bridal veil and a rose or two, There's a wedding ring and a baby's shoe, And a few little garments, old and new. There's a tattered doll, mended part to part, And the wide, crooked stitches prick my hearl. There's a story-book and I kiss the prints Which the little, dead fingers made long since. O, my world is reduced to tears and prayers. Yet I turn away from the chest upstairs Feeling somehow, somewhere, somebody cares! (CO-Srigli*. ????.. BOOKDOM - - By Lonjac Said a young woman the other day at the Public Library, "Dear me, everywhere you go you see nothing but war books. Hardly any thing else to read these days but war books. War, war, nothing but war.M In a sense, the young woman was right There are thousands and thousands of war books almost everywhere you go. But what else is to be expected when practically all of the civilized world is engaged in war, the biggest that was ever on earth, and, let us hope, the last. Let it be said that this war is entirely too big to escape being written about. We Americans ought to consider ourselves fortunate if war books are to be the worst things to worry us. But as long as the war lasts, and for many years after, we are going to have war books in even greater volume than we have them now. tro? Trot.k?. i It la not fair to convict a man with a packed Jury. Admitting that Trotaky waa a German toot we must consider at the ?arae time that be and hla henchmen really started out with perfectly good Intention??and something, aa we now know, happen ed to change the opinion of the en tire allied world In regard to thla former leader of chaotic Ruaaia. Bonl and Uverlght, of New York, have published Trotaky'a "The Bol ?heviki and World Peace" (I1.J5 net). Lincoln Steffens, well known to American reader?, haa written the In troduction. If you want to know more about the Bolshevik1 and Trot aky, get the book and read It. Tou will then be able to Judge for yourself Juat what tha Bolabevikl la and whether or not It la worth keep ing alive. We can aay. after reading thla remarkable volume, that Trotaky waa not really aa pro-German aa he i? supposed to be. We are not apolo gizing for Trotsky?but prefer to let the reader uae his or her own Judg ment in the matter. Rrronstrurtlon la t?alala??. "Reconstruction In I?ulslana" <G. P. Putnam'? Sona ?. Y. S3 net) by Ella I?nn. Ph. P., assistant professor et (Irinneil College, deal with conditions, political and otherwise in Louisiana after 1S68, with a resume of condi tion? after that period. Thla volume waa written only after a vaat quantity of research work had been performed under condition? which would surely discourage an other writer. We are told In a hu manely interesting manner about the activities of the "carpetbag" legtala tion and tbe beginning of Warmoth's downfall. There haa been In the past much speculation as to exactly what hap pened after January. IS?, after Louis iana had suffered the throes of re construction for seven weary years, and the writer has dispelled many doubts that ordinarily would arise in any discussion upon the subject There is no State In the Union whoae politica, after the civil war. form a more Interesting chapter than Louis iana. "Lord Tony's Wife," by Baroness Orcay (George H. Doran Company. X. Y.. $1.15 net). Is one of the most delightful books of the season. More ao when we remember Bar oness Orcsy as the author of "Th? Scarlet Pimpernel." "Laughing Cav alier** and "Leatherface." "Lord Tony's Wife" Is the story of an Eng lish courtier's love for a charming French maid, exiled from France with her father, who possessed all the faults and admirable traits of the French aristocrat Once mqre we have that admir able hero of fiction, the Scarlet Pimpernel, In new adventures. The novel 1? brimful of Intrigue, auch aa only Baronesa Orczy can write Cunlngness Is manifest in every ad venture of the elusive, but lovable creature, the Scarlet Pimpernel. As a cure for that tired feeling. "Lord Tony'a Wife" Is just what the doctor ordered, a? we aay it in earnest The Knrhnntnl Barai. The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. How many of us, young or old. can remember hearing and believing that sentence? J. B. Llp plncott Company have Just pub lished "The Enchanted Barn." by Grace H. Luti (?1.35 net), and It is one of the most fascinating ever written. A little blue-eyed slip of a girl stenographer becomes in volved In a momentoua affair and is the center of a drama thrilling enough to stir the coldest blood. Shirley Holllster, the heroine, finds the Enchanted Barn at the glowing base of a magic bow. She was a little heroine by na ture, of course?to the brave, come occasions for courage. In the most natural way in the world Shirley's great romance came to her. The Enchanted Barn seemed to her at first only a welcome refuge, to tide over a summer's need, when her in valid mother and the younger chil dren sought escape from stifling brick walls in a city back street But there was enchantment In it?and the tangled thread of her adventures was aoon woven into a web of gorgeous tapestry; here was her knight, the generous young owner: his father, a financial mag nate; the swindling promotera of a glittering scheme of high-finance; the government contract whose be trayal meant disaster; the sudden thrusting upon Shirley of reaponsi bility for the safety of great Inter ests and her own life?and at the end a rewartl as unexpected as It was delightful. (empina Out Warren 11. Miller, author of "Camp ing Out," has spent thirty years Lamping out in th? open, winter and summer, fall' and spring, and he knows a thing or two about camuing. George H. Poran Company have re cently published Mr. Miller'? book. ($1.60 net) and we can guarantee that It will save the camper many times that amount, not only in money but in conveniences as well. Mr. Miller does not deal in frills. Ho is practical. He la an Inventor ot many camping devices, such aa tents. utensils, and packs. There Is hardly any problem dealing with camp life that Mr. Miller does not touch upon in a manner understandable to all. Just aa he who goes out to explore a new country studies Up on the sub ject, so ought the man or woman who plana to do a little camping this summer, get a copy of this book ai.d learn how to make camp Ufa m->rc enjoyable. Be?? Sell Id? Book?. "The Restless Sex," by Robert W. Chambers (D. Appleton ? Co., New York.) ?The Threshold," by Majorle Ben ton Cooke (Doubleday. Page _ Co.. New York). "The Pawn? Count," by E. Phillips Oppenheim (Little, Brown _ Co., Boston). "Oh, Money! Money!" by Eleanor H. Porter (Houghton, Mlflln Co., New York). "The Three of Hearts," hy Berta Ruck (Dodd, Mead? _ Co., New Y' "10. Th? U. P. Trail,?? by Zane Grey (H er ft Brothers, New York). -? ? White Morning." by Ger ii'. !? Atherton (Frederick A. Stokes, New York). "Hi? Daughter," by Gouverneur Morris ? ?'hurles -crtbner'a Sons. New York). "The Apple Tree Girl." by George Weston (.J. B. Lippinoott Co., Poll?.). . -"Th? Tre? al *__-?_.-* by May ?Sinclair (The Macmillan Co., New fork). Noa-Fletlon Be?t gelleraa. ?Th? Olory of th? Trench??," by Conlngsby Dawaon (John L*ne Co New Tork). ?Outwitting the Hun." by Lieut Pat O'Brien (Harper At Brother?, Sear Tork). ?Th? Flying FlghUr," by lient. IS. M. Robert? (Harper A Brother?. New Tork). ??Face to Face With Kat?erl?ro. by Amba??ador Gerard (Georg? ?. Doran Co., New Tork). "Private Peat" hi? own ?oldier ?tory (Bobba-Merlll Co., N?w Tork.) War Book?. "Attack." by Edward Llvelng. 1? a thrilling description of modern battle. (The Macmillan Company, New Tork.) ? "Aircraft and Submarine?," by WU1I? J. Abbott. I? a complete AUAd profusely Illustrated discussion of these two weapon? of modern ?ataat fare. (O. P. Putnam*? Son?, New Tork.) "Above the French Line" 1? a aerie? of letter? from Stuart Walcott, an American aviator who wa? killed In action December IS. 1817. (Princeton L'nlver?lty Pre??.) "Shellproof Mack," by Arthur Mack. I? the account of ?n American who fought in the British army. (Small. Maynard A Co., New Tork.) "Rcdectlona On War and Death," by Dr. Sigmund Freud, U a volume anal yzing the psychological effect? of war. iMoltat, Tard A Co.. New Tork.) "Through War to Peace." by Al bert O. Keller, 1? a rilscuwlon of the development of a code of International civilisation, which ha? been menaced by German militarism. (The Mac Millan Company, New Tork.) "Under the Red Crow Flag at Home and Abroad," by Mabel T. Boardman, I? the authorized book de scribing the achievement? of the Red Cross In thl? country and abroad. (J. B. Llpplncott A Co.. Philadelphia.) "Over the Threshold of Wsj?," by NevU Monroe Hopkins, la a United State? army officer's record of bla ex perience? In several European conn trie? Immediately after the outbreak of the war. It I? provided with sev enty illustrations. (J. 13. Llpplncott A Co., Philadelphia.) PlrtlOAA. "HI? Second Wife.?" by Erne?t Poole. 1? a story of the struggle of two women, one of them dead, for the possession of a man's soul. (The Macmillan Company. New Tork.) "The Enchanted Bam," by Grace Livingston Hill Lutz, I? a romance of youth and adventure, (J. B. Ltp Pincott A Co.. Philadelphia.) "Wlnona'e War Farm," ?t Mar garet .Vldemer, I? a ?tory deejrag with the war work of Boy Scout? and Camp Fir? Girla. (J. B. Llpplncott A Co., Philadelphia.! "Greatheart." by Ethel M. Dell. 1? a romance of this popular novelist. The ?cene Is largely laid in Switzer land. (G. H. Putnam's Son?. New Tork.) "Rekindled Fires," by Joseph An thony, 1? a novel of youth and Amer icanization and old world Ideals re kindled on new hearths. (Henry Holt A Co.. New York. ".-.hoi t Storie?." by Guy de Maupaa sant, 1? a collection of ?elected ?hort stories by the French master, with a critical introduction by Paul Bour ?ret (Current Literature Publishing Companq, New Tork.) "Drift," by Mary Aldis. I? a novel of modern American life. (Duffleld A Co., New Tork.) ?'Merry Andrew," by F. Roney Weir, is a ?tory of life on a farm. ? Small, Maynard A Co., New York.) "The Heart of Arethuea," by Fran ces Barton Fox, is the ?tory of a madcap girl. (Small. Maynard A Co., New Tork.) "The Mocking Bird's Breed." by Jenny McMillan, is the romance of a girl with an Indian lover. (Robert J. Shores, New York.) "The Little Lame Prince." by Miss Mulock, is an attractive reprint of a popular chile nn's classic. (J. B. 1.1 p pincott A Co.. Philadelphia.) ?Before the Wind," by Janet Lning, Is a war novel of freshness and or iginality. (K P. Dutton A Co., New York.) -The Death Cry." by Darby Hauck, I? a story of Intrigue and mvstery. ? Robert J. Shore?. New York.) History aad Biography. "History of Labor in the United States." by John R. Common. I? very complete and elaborate record of the progress of the working elasse? from the earliest period of our history to the present time, ? The Macmillan Company, New York.) "Historic Mackinac," by Edwin O. Wood, is an account of the hietori- I cal and geographical features of | this ancient settlement In two large volumes by a special student of the subject (The Macmillan Com- I pany, New York.) "James Woodhouse: A Pioneer In Chemistry," by Edgar Fahs Smith, ?s an account of an early Ameri can chemist by the provost of the University of Pennsylvania. (John C. Winston Company, Philadelphia.) I-klloaophy aad Religion. ?The Holy Spirit," by William Ives Waahburn, la a layman ? con ception of this spiritual subject. (G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York) "The Divided House," by Edwin E. Rogers, is a plea for greater un ity' among Protestant sects. (Rich ard G. Badger, Boston.) "Testimony and Proof," submitted by Theodore Graemner, Is a little handbook designed to prove that the Lutheran church has no con nection with the Kaiser. (Concor dia Publishing House, St Louis Mo.) "The Great Thousand Tear? and Ten After," by Ralph Adams Cram, Is a commentary on medieval his tory, followed by a subsequent re flection in the light of the war. (Marshall Jones Company, Boston.) "Pebbles on the Shore," Illustrat ed by C. E. Brock, I? a volume of anonymous essay? by English au thor?. (E. P. Dutton and Company, New Tork.) Dram?. Art, P?etry. "Moonrlee." by Herbert J. Hall, I? a book of verse. (Moffat, Yard and Company, New Tork.) "Lover"? Gift and Crossing." by Rablndranath Tagore. I? a collec tion of some of the famous Hindu author'? latest poem?. (The Mac millan Company, New Tork.) "Reincarnations," by Jame? Ste pbA-m. it *. book aljyax?. )>r **? wall-known ?Iah poet. (Th? Mac Company, New Tork.) ??Morbid Fear? and Compulatona," by H. W. Frink, M. D., I? a book ? which pretenta th? essenti?la of therapeutic paychoanalrala (Mof fatt. Yard and Company, Ne? Tork). "The Collapse of Capital-?," by Herman Cahn. ia an indictment of the pretwnt economic ?y?tem from the atandpolnt of Marxian Socuj.ll?? (Charlea ?. Kerr ?nd Company, Chi cago). "Co-operation, the Hop? of tbe Con minar." by __s-eon P. Harria, la I a plea for co-operative purchaaing aa | a remedy for th? high cr?t of liv ing (The Macmillan Company, New j Tork), ?The Soldier'? English and Italian I Conversation Book" is a handbook ? of Italian conversational phraSM (J. B. Lippincott and Company, Phlladel- I phla). "Color In My Garden." by Louise Beebe Wilder, is a bok dealing with the problem of selecting flower? for the garden with regard to color har mony. It la Illustrated with line chart? and platea In color by Anne Wines?r. It la publlahed In a de lax? edition limited to 1,5? coplea (Doubleday, Page and Company, New Tork). Newsie Not???. E. P. Dutton _ Company baa Ju?t published a new novel by Edward Luca? White, the author of that re markable historical novel "El Su premo." In hi? new work. *The Un willing Veatal," he makes the lit? of Rome as vivid as yesterday. Per hape you have always thought of the Roman woman as a slave or a house hold drudge like tha Greeks. "All men rule over women, but we Ro mans rule over all men and our wives rule over us." aald Cato in the famous speech In which he com plained of having to push hla way Into the Forum through a crowd of women. > Ihe Vestal Virgins, with but one prohibition, muriage, were Uie freeat women in Reme. In (his book you wilt find how many outside Inter est? they had?the rares, public games, stud-farms, politica, ?le In fact, they ?bared all the interests ot the high-born men and their inlu ence was immense. They had the right of private audience with the emperor upon request. The legal fiction th?t women were perenni?l minors no more harmoni-ed with the general social sentiment of ?tome than it does with America'? today. The funeral eulogy wa? pronounced (aver a woman a? over a man. Rob Wagner, author of "'Film | Folk," recently accompanied th? ?pe el?! party of movie notable? which I haa been making a ?peaking tour on ' behalf of the liberty loan. The party, which induriid Mary Pickford, Char it? Chaplin and Douglaa Fairbanks. | was enterta'ned In Washing?? by ' the Treasury Department before the | tour began. Mr. Wagner then went on with Charlie Chaplin, who choae the South because, he ?aid. It w?? | warm. Before going South, however, they ?topped for a day at the Rltx Carlton In New York. Mr. Wagner usually wear? a cloth cap, and he says thru th' servants at the Rltz Insisted on taking him for a messen ger. It was only after having been I forcibly removed to a hatshop by] Charlie Chaplin that he was able to | receive resre.'ciful attention for twen ty-four hours in the metropolis. Mra. Israel Zangwill la the author of a novel, published this week, under the title of "The MM of a Star." It la a story of theatrical life In New York City, narrating the experience? of a girl who goes on the stag? against her father's wishes and who, after many struggles and privations, achieves a tremendous succ?s?. Not only does Mra. Zangwill reveal an intimate knowledge of life behind the footlights, hut she also showa a dis tinct ability in the writing of no tion. The beauty of the scientist's point of view la that it enable? us te get light without heat in dealing with the problema that vex ua. And the beauty of the humanitarian writers like John Burroughs and Liberty H. Bailey, who are scientists as ?ell as men of letters, is that in reading them one can be sure of Just deal ing. They do not viol?t? our reason by ? violence of rhetoric, nor cloud our vision by a heat haxe of preju dice. Neither do they envelop us and lead us astray in a confusing mist of emotions. This trait of cool clarity |a (he moat conspicuous charactertsiic of Mr. Bailey's essay on "I'niversal Service." In reading It (and it can be read in an afternoon!, one has the pleasure of following the dis course of a gentleman and a nstural ist, who is bent on finding the (ruth first of all. That ia a great thing. And then theie is the added rl< asure of listening to a lucid expositor. As for the matter of the book, it is bound to find many readers who will assent to ita truth and appreciate the temperate presentation. By Universal Service Professor Bailey doe? not mean military serv ice alone, nor even primarily. He thlnka that our great need ia to cultivate a sense of common obli gation, and inculcate and practice the duty and habit of Service to our fellow beings In all walke of life?that the idea of universal service should take the place of the Idea of universal opportunity and Individual advantage which we have now. Doubtless he is right, for the one great flaw of our civili zation has been the lack of a due sense of service, and the presence of a vastly Inflated sense of per sonal Importance. In gaining free dom for individual culture, we let our instinct for true individuality wait, and have given free rein to selfish liberty. Dana Burnet. author of "The Shining Adventure." took up col umn-conducting this week during the absence of Don Marquis from the New York Evening Sun. and on? of hi? most startling contribu- j tlon? wa? an extract from his own) OPHELIA'S SLATE. Instruction? hav? reached etrery draft officici la the United Stata? from Provoat Mar?h?l General ''row? dar to take Immediate Heps to round up at once all draft dodgers; all pet-sot?? who failed to respond to th? call? of their local board? and an who. in any way. have ev?ded. or attempted to evade, th? draft. Tbe aaauistanoe of certain pollos of ficer? all over the country la tusked for the different local board? to k*lp round up tbe men of draft ?ate who have been delinquent In their duty toward* th? draft. A maximum reward of ?CO. with* ?xpeiiate? not to exceed that amount to be paid for the ari1 tat of a draft evader or a deserter turned over te the proper milltay ?utholtie?. I? con tained In th? Trovoet Maxahal ? ln ?truction?. The Navy Department haa )u?t an nounced the caatualtles In the Marine Corpa in ?ervice In Europe. The lat ter ?how that three private? h?re been ?lightly wounded, u follow?: Roy B. Graham. Charlea A. ?"Jor dan and Thomas S. Kllll?n Local interest artuche? to the fol lowing graduates of the third Offi cers' Training Camp, at Camp Waadat worth, Spartanburg. >. C. who will be appointed aaeeond lieutenant? la the national army: Harry O. Clayberger. SM* bla road, thl? city. Jaune? H. Kuhn?, UI East ?treet Baltimore. MA Mathew H. Porter. ?17 Hawthorn avenue, Richmond. Va. Emory ?. Wright. 1412 Dmwtddie ?treet Portsmouth. Ta George K. Anderson, of Clifton Forge, V?.. qualified for appointment a? a second lieutenant or Infantry, at the recent training camp at Camp Grant. Rockford. III. Aaron B. Hendricks and Samuel H. Miller, of Beltimore. Md qualified for appointment aa second lieuten ant? ef infantry at the training camp at Camp Deven?, Ayer, ???. All will be commieeloned a? vacan cies occur. Rear Admiral Harry 8. Knapp, gov ernor of Santo Domingo, and military representative of the United State? in Haiti, returned to an Atlantic port last week, and the following day went to Washington. Rear Admiral Knapp wa? previously In command of the cruiser force of the Atlantic fleet Several bead? of bureau? in tin Navy Department are getting restless over desk work and have applied for sea ?ervice. The first to have hie re quest granted Is Capt. William C. Watt?, judge advocate-general, who was notified laat week that he would go to aea under hla rank a? coin war diary, written over a year ago a? he tramped Messine? Ridge and the country around Yprea now be ing fought orar. It almo?t seem? aa If be foresaw the event? of the la."?, two week?. Dana Burnet made the trip just after finishing "The Shining Adventure," which Is far removed from war, being the ?tory of a little boy wbo haa a key to Gramercy Park and of the people, young and oid. who adventure with him in that delectable neighbor hood. The Harper? alato publish hi? volume, "Poema" Under the ?severest dUBcultie? th? Russian? must have their weekly ?teaming out. which 1? caviled a batti. At one of tbe fleld hoepitaa? just back of th? fighting linea vas a rude bath-house described in Florence Harper'? "Runaway Ruawi?." just published by the Century Company ?he wa?. for the time being, a nur?? there. She tells of a day when the nurses were permitted to use th? ba.h-house. "When I aaw tho?? girla dress, I knew whr 1 had been tortured by fleas and wny they had eacaped. A flea would have broken his heart be fore he cu?.la get do?? enough to bite them. They wore a thick cot ton rhemls? that came down nearly to the ankles and was high around the neck. Over thl? went their cor set?. Their garter? held up the thick eft kind of cotton etockings. so thick that no flea could ever bite through ti.em. Over ihcir corsets were other thick and cottony garment? that came down below tbe knee?, and Into it the chemise waa tucked. These cried with a frill. Camisole and innumerable petticoats were all of the same thick cotton. It waa no wonder that the fieaa never Wte them. They examined my under clothea Inside and out Because ray petticoat waa of silk, they said It waa a dirty habit to wear underwear that couldn't be washed. Thla made me so angry that I threw tbe clothe? I had tak.r, off into a basin of water to prove to iitm that ?cap and water did not hurt them. Thla wa? so unusual to them that when we re turned to the hospital they asked me tc ?how the head nurse the kind of clothes l wore." A curious development of the war in the villages near the front Is de scribed ss follows by Preston Gib son in "Battering the Boche": "As the German? and French have perfect system of listening in on a telephone by means of an Instru ment which is stuck in tbe ground and which enable you to hear con versations going along on the other side of the trenches, all villages near the lines have been renamed. The street names are comic. Here m this village, a mile from th? flr lAVg linei we have the atreet of New York, the street of Chicago, the atreet of Paris! it is also neoea sary that curions numbers and foolish codes be employed. Thus when sending for small ammuni tion a message will sound some thing like this: 'Send to New Tork live baskets of grapes.' which would mean five wagon loads of ?mall ammunition. The detail of the war ts almost greater than the war itself." In hi? recently published auto biography, "The Mad Monk of Rus sia?lliodor," the famous confidant and accuser of Rasputin describes how he corresponded with hi? friend? and relative? In Ruasia after he had made hi? escape to Norway. "Knowing that all my letters to Russia would be opened by the censor." he writes, "I decid ed to smuggle them through. This I did In the following manner. I took a heavy cardboard and be tween two pieces I would put my letter. Then I would take a book, and hav? the whole thing bound together. A? I sent from Norway only th? most harmless children's stories. I thus succeeded In writing to Russia on the most d?licat? mat ters. In order to acquaint my peo ple with the real content? of the?? book? I telegraphed them: In ctaAv? of death, I leave you my four house? in Tsarltsln; hut have the four corners of these house? repaired.' They did not understand at first and asked: 'What kind of housAvar 'You already have these four houses.' I replied. 'Repair the corn er?, and they will be all right.' Th? book? wer? ao made that by cutting through th? ?ora?? th? -Tir*? aad will b? toootaoat by Commander Frank Barroom r???ar. The fact that Capt Watu haa hsjaa SSeWSSt to ?aa duty mark? th? _-t break ta th? rank? of th? **?__ -_? bar? prepared tb? ??vy for war." mot bla noi??l-aa? tB th? N?vy Daipart ant united la oopgralula?ng him mot exura?ed th? hop? that they **?_ join him soon." The work of fitting the navy for war baa now pro?? far enough eo that the directing I feel th?y can b? ?par?* for ?__*? ?__ ?Ms It U SSmsSSt that Capt Watu wm cot-n?adtn? rruaar Albany. H> wa? datai ?d aa radg? a-vocata t??ml laat ye?r. Cornai? ad ?r Frayar as ? native of Georgi? at? wa? rbt?adr | executive o*?cet- of th? Oregon ? ?mall anna firing ?chool tor th? Instruction of officer? aa? ?? liete, m?? ta rit? and pt*tot ?h?t. lag haa be?n eat*bllahad by tk? War Department at Camp Perry. Ohio, which haa -?taa th? ?e??? of ?? many big -Batch??. Lie? te? - aat Colonel Morton C. Mumm?, ef the general ?taff, aad who wa? ?ap ulo of the Palta? team la IMS. baa been named th? -rat coma aat of th? ?chool. Cotonai Mu ha? b?an Id?otta?d with amall ar?a? ?hooting for many year? Ma jor Smith W. Bookhart formerly of th? Iowa Natloaal Guard, and aa ardent exponeau of r-lf? pase tice, will be chief Instructor Aa assistant commandant -rat to b? named, will act as executive offlc.r of th? ?chool. Free?ration? ar? an dar war. and It 1? expected by Mar IS th? flrat Increment of atudenta will b? at tl?? camp ready for ta ?tructlon. The Brat claaa will cor aiat of SS? or more field and e_a pany officer?. aad the ?econd cla?? of over 600 officer? will report for training on May 21. It '? planned to train not only instructor?, bat alao coach?? and skilled Milpera. The movement la behalf of a?all arma practice gained ienpetu? with th? argent appeal from General Perahlng recenti?? that every array unit be given a thorough training in markan?nahip before being ?wat oa oversell duty. Every aaaa re porting at the ?chool will be rive? a a?nth'? '.raining. Th? operiti?? fore? of tbe raoge will be rompo? ed exclusively of mea who hav? been fouad disqualified for over ?ea? ?ervice. ?o that tb? fighting fore?? In Franc? will la aowia? be reduced by rea?oa of the establish meat of the ?otioel. Camp Perir poa-eMe? tbe largest rifle rana-? la tb? United State? aad oa? of th? largest la th? world. It la locat ed oa tbe ?bore of Lak: Erie. where Commodore Perry fought famous battle, whence It Ito content? were discloaed. Ia this war I sent at least 12? books: bat a Jew who was my Interpreter with th? bookbinder went to the Rus sia?, consul and denounced me. la con?equence of thi? tb? Ruasiaa authorities confisca ted all books which were ?ent from Norway tat? Riiiiil After that I was no longer abl? to communicate directly with my spiritual children." Boni ?nd Lireright ?nnounce that they are reprinting lb? following book? which tbey published Ute in a_7: '-The Great Modera Frenen Storie?," <dit?d by Willard Hunting ton Wright; **f*_ter C*t?rr_." by The odore Dreiser, and "A Family of No blemen." by N. Y. Saltykov, the Rus sian ?atti? t In making thia an nouncement the publisher? remark that ther hardly rare how roa Man or thia kind can be of much Inter est or value to the book-re??ng public, unless? there 1? ?peetfte In formation as to tbe number of copse? comprising each edition When tt ta announced that ?<,000 copie? of 'O-eer tb? Top" have been ?old, hook-lovtrs hear ?omet? mg that they very like ly want to know. An edition of a I book may mean anything from _N to ?0,0? copie?, it being general;? understood that thi? latter figure will represent tb? flrst reprinting ta a cheap edition, by a Chicago house, of one of laat year? most popular war books. So Boni ?nd Liveright add to their announcement that ti?ir flrst printing of "The Great Modern French Stories" ?nd "A Family ef Noblemen" waa 1.500 copie? ?ach. aad of "8i?ter Carrie," which had ai ready ?old more than ? Cay copies before being published by them In the present suthor's authorised edi tto??. ISM coplea. While thee? ag u?? are in no way stupendous or likely to excite one'? imagination tbey ?sein to represent a healthy demand for good books. ??Schonbrunn," by i. A. Cramli (J. A. Revermort"). ?ut?or of the wide ly-read "Germany aad ?ag?and." ? a remarkable book, tremendo? In conception. It la a ?tory setting settlng forth a dramatic ?tag? of Na poleon'? carear, that of October. la?. when Napoleon waa at Bebonbruan. ju?t outside Vienna, aad the world wa? waiting for new? that th? pagas with Auatria had been sia-ned. It ?s the month in which young etapa made his ?tempt oa th? life of the ?mperor. In Napoleon? ?ttltud? to ward Riapa. hi? feeling for him. ?>. desire to be lenient his heat?tatlon to let him be sentenced to death, aa? then bis order that he be ?hot ?t da - break, the author draws a remark able portrait. Another thread ta th? ?tory ta th? lov? affair between Rentsdorf, tbe poet, and ala a_?t?wss Amalie, the dtaillualoned wtf? of ?a Austriaa lobleman. Th? backgroun-l la supplied by ?ap?la-a'? gerirai? and ?oldiers and th? a?a and ?diim of Vlenneee ?octety. Ther? ia aa amasing amount of learning and a ?till more amasing amoant of work In the book. The book ste? nd? big and bold. It la thoroughly interesting to read because It la ?neh al wonder ful pageant, full ta overflowing with figure?. It will shortly app/-?r ut?ar the imprint of the Patnan A UNE O* CHEf R EACH DAY ?' ???] " ? MSm sto Tane at?D ??G? t__ ?T?y 11 a aim Age holds no fears tor I face It cheerfully. For I've a faith sublime. And growing all th? time. That when life'? crut?? is ?'?? I'll find another ahora Whence I may forward pre? To ?cenes of lovellne*?. And far from being vext By y ?an I think. "What next ? And ?a_?"asg wait upon Th? raysterte? ?non (Ceernatil, B? ) - NO ADVANCE IN PRICES pHILD .?_?? -haaM-at HILDREN ib.? 25c?50c?$1.?*?