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POTASH AND PERLMUTTER Agree T hat A11 the World's a Stage c rvr?ir> ?t?. i J ITBftrmled by ALBERT LEVEJUNG (COrnilKHT, 1?I?, BT TICK SIfflURE NEWSPAPER SYNDICATEt "I see where a feller In the mov- , izxsr picture business offers the Kaiser $1,000,000 to become a mov ing lecture actor, Mawruss," Abe Potash said recently, "and claims he would still offer It even If he thought there was the slightest chance of the Kaiser taking him up on it." "Well, that don't Impress me none. Abe." Morris said, "because the moving picture business is a wonderful business for talking about big money in. There is probably mor? openings for talk ing about big money in the mov-] ing picture business than any other business except the Texas oil busi ness. but the ratio of cash to con versation in the big money taJk of the moving picture business is wider in the moving picture busl-. ness than In any business in ex istence, varying from 1 of cash to 99 of conversation at its narrowest to OmOMl to 95 555555555 until It gets to the point where a moving picture corporation with a capital of ISO.000,000 has got such capital paid up to the extent of the books showing a credit of rent of one week's desk room at the rate of $16 a month." **The same theory applies to the moving picture actor's salary Maw-J ruas," Abe said, "which I bet yer If the Kaiser would accept the moving picture man's offer, Maw russ. and start to negotiate for the. signing of a contract with the! moving picture concern which the moving picture man represents, j Mawruss, he would begin to ask himself why the German foreign office has been fooling away its time all these years training high-j ly educated roshoylm for the Ger-1 man diplomatic service when there was so many totally uneducated | but just the same brilliant crooks in America trained up to the min- j ute and making contracts for mov- i in^ picture concerns." "Well, the chances that the Ka<ser j would make such a contract is very slim. Abe." Morris said, "because even I the Germans Is now In favor of try- | ing him." "Sure. I know," Abe replied, "but: the reasons why the Germans is now , in favor of trying him Is that the! allies has changed their minds, and j say they don't want to try h.m under | any circumstances, and certainly you j can't blame the allies. Mawruss. be-j cause tbe expenses of getting together the jury alone would be simply enor- j mo us. which. I bet yer. they could : examine talesmen from now till j doomsday. Mawruss, and if they j would then have four unprejudiced | jurymen in the box who hadn't formed j an advance impression of the defend- ; ant's guilt. v'understand. that would j be already bltr. Also. Mawruss. it's a ; pipe that t"he Germans would now be ,n favor of the allies trying the Kai ser because of the fees of the insanity experts alone which would probably set the allies back the entire profits of the Saar Valley coal business for. anyhow. fourteen years and six months of the fifteen years occupation, v* understand, and then after all the testimony was In and the lawyers had summed up somewheres around Jan uary 1, yy>. Mawruss. and after the jury, without leaving their seats In the box. had returned a verdict of -ruilty. understand me, the old ques tion would come up as to how the Kaiser should ought to be punished, and them lawyers and judges wouldn't 'et the fact that the rosher had died PYTHIAN SISTERS. CONTINUED FROM PAGE TfTRKK Reed Hospital, carrying refreshments and kind erreetlners from the members of the temple. DAUGHTERS OF AMERICA. Mount Vernon Council, No. 19.; Daughters of America, met Monday night and elected and Installed Past Councilors Annie M. Lang'ey and Ellen M. Carter. State representi ives to fill vacancies. The council las instructed their representatives o attend the annual state convention .o be held September ? and 9. Past Councilor Mrs. Jennie F. Cohlll has >een appointed chairman on the rood of the order. The annual excursion of the State "ouncil. Daughters of America, was nade to Chesapeake Beach, Md.. on l^uesday, August 19. The committee n charsre of the outing reported the iffair to be a decided success. Loyalty Council. No. 19. gave a rard^n party Wednesday and Thurs lay evenings. August 2n and 21. at ?txth and South Carolina avenue outheast. WOMAN'S BENEFIT ASSN. OF THE MACCABEES. An honor has come to the following adies of the city of Washington in h*? winning of a free trip to Port 7uron. Mich. The occasion to be Hebrated is the Peece Jubilee and he Demobilizing of the Service Flag ?f the Woman's Benefit Association ; f the Maccabees in whose interests ,1 frs. lAila S. Hammond And Mrs. ..vdia Jett, National Review No. 1; frs. Mary A. Van Ness. Mis? Jenrle V'addy. Mrs. Florence Topping, of It. Vernon No. 2; Mrs Mary C. .damson. Mrs. Mary Springman. Mrs. tella M. Towner, Columbia No. 3: frs. Christine Schafer. Liberty Union To. 6; Mrs. Mary Killeen. Georgetown To. 10: Mrs. Theresa M. Foster, Vic sry No. 12. have won the trip. , The Jubilee lasts three days, be- | inning Mtonday. September 15. and ae program covers many interesting ?a tares. Governor Sleeper, of lichigan will personally welcome the athfinders at a grand reception to e given in their honor at the Home dfice Building A solid gold pin for ?stinguished services will be p re nted these ladles, personally award- j J by Miss Bira M. West, founder nd leader of the Woman's Benefit ssociatlon of the Maccabees. While . i Port Huron, these Ladies will be | uests on the beautiful Flagship | oronic. which has been chartered for i le entertainment and accommoda- I on of the trip winners. This Peace Jub'lee also celebrates i association reaching 200,000 mem *rship and these ladies have the ( ivllege of representing their review the lareest fraternal association in the world for ladies. The following lad es are prospective \lh finders and will no doubt be Trip '^aners by the end of the month: t aUames Walters, Glasscock, Coch in and Miss Kdna Mcintosh. Miss rma I*. Singles, deputy collector, so won the trip and will be among e Pathfinder.- Besides the above of old age before the second Juryman had been found acceptable to both sides stand In the way of spending i another couple of million dollars' ' worth of time arguing the question still further." "Then in that case, Abe," Morris said, "why not force the kaiser to ac cept the moving picture man's offer. ' which would be in effect sentencing htm to associate with moving picture people for one year without the op tion of a fine, y* understand. and if 1 at the end of that time he wouldn't figure that Napoleon was playing In j lock-out after another." "Then that's ail the more reason why they should ought to form a | union and get proper working condi tions," Abe said. "I wouldn't argue with you, Abe, I because, like ninety-nine-odd million I other people in this country. I don't know enough about the actor busi- i ness to recognize when I see an actor on the stage whether he is a journey man actor, a foreman, a boss for himself or just a learner, y'under- j stand," Morris declared, "but at the coma titriA It BA?ma t A thof vnn luck to be banished for life to an j a JuT^Pun; j 7~7.<r nn strike. Mawruss. ""They probably considered .hat they : h for years working as an actor under .he name of Hamilton Ruther ford iM from what that feler teiw mi. Abe. the actor's life .. 3U?t one_ iiSsgg S?K"???=^?i "ra.n Sunday. September 'U. via Pennsylvania R. R. *nd . of In Detroit Monday morning. M) the Washington members who-wl-h i-the crip may *ret specif rates and 'regions by appl^g o ^ty rSS Seventh and & Streets northwest. This will be In the nature of an experience meeting ami -r: earned wUI be turned OTer to help defray the expanses of the D C. GM^n^eppm,-er deputy supreme commander. spent the poK Of last week in the .merest, of the association. ^ J KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS I Carroll Council, Knights of Co lumbus, will give a mid-summer dancc next Tuesday evening at the Columbus Country Club. Fort Berry. V, Special cars will carry the_ rob bers and their ladies to the club, leav the station at Twelfth street and Pennsylvania avenue b"l*ee" 7.h( and 8 P. m. A. large nnmbef of the TOO memb-rs of the "U?" ^ thdr ladles are expected. The Co lumbus country Club is admirably equipped for a large number to en Joy the dancing and other features of entertainment. Special car, win hring the priests back to the city about midnight. The commltteeln charge of the arrangements con sist. of Warden Devaney. Assistant Warden C. J. Montgomery. Stephen Stafford and I-ec"""" nan. MV Degnan will be In charge of the dancing program. The club orchestra will furnish the music. Re freshments will be served. P J. Haltigan. grand knight". Carroll Council, has been K?PP^ ] reading clerk of the House of ReP? . sentatives by the Republican leaders of the House. Kfflciency and personal popularity were the main reasons for Mr. Haltigan's retention In the Im portant and honorable ^'.'"" ' Ihe he has so creditably filled for the past eight years. He Is one of the | best known Catholics In the tnlted ^Carroll Council will be th* first of j the local bodies to elect officers the ensuing year, at Its rePuUr meet^ I ing on Tuesday. Sept. 2, at St. ?Mary Hall The he.lthy and progressive; spirit evident among the members of this council indicates a ^ost acttve fall and winter. The council expe .s to have a thousand members on its twenty-first birthday, December 1?. ^ MODERN WOODMEN OF AMERICA. M O Monamount was initiated as* a member of A R. Talbot Camp at its weekly meeting and four applications were received. Harry Millard. Medical Corps. U. A.. I and Roy Overbee. Yeoman. L. S. N.. j were given a hearty "erome.. Paul Dobrowolski was reportedas lm proving and sickness in the family of William Mann was noted. At tention was called to the fact that I | take an actor which work* on a n?P ?'!rtS "J? Hamlet or Romeo ind t cl^T a<i, WhiCh Senres tea ?lh I .1- clean shave In the first act and I ^heVVT3', w,th H b",rk mu-' tacne in the last act. Abo. and how ' InfVtK- P?inir t0 *et them tw" fellers m rr^" Un'?n Snd at the sum" i scale?" a satisfactory wage J | . couldn't you have for Instance a ' tjnited Hamlets of America and at i , the same time orfmnize the other fel-' a Brotherhood of.Ameri^n ' a'kfd. an'1 Det*c,ive?"- Abe "There Is something in what you] the fourteenth anniversary of the I^Tn", k' th" ramp rt .? October and it was dc ti.,n a" appr?Priate celebra tion of the occasion will be held ? a committee of three being- an . Pointed to make the necessary ar i ranircmi nts. f The presence of all the prestd ! Lh "?c"r' slnce thf camp or**n , an "m,sual condition of affairs and Past Consul H. H. Mil ard, who served seven years. Past I Consul V. V,-. Potter, whose service covered si* years, and Consul M. U i^toVI,VnCUnfrt' resP?<ied brier- I 1> to the demand for remarks. The or- I c^,m(.T" . th" ncw membership ! ?hIT?e t r'.f"ar,y """P'eted and at ! : L meeting final plans will be i presented. F. R. Overbee. whose bu,i ' ness ha., kept htm traveling dur-1 ing the past few months, was a ~ StatB Deputy William Mc IW seuthear1 Di"'rtct Deputy John | the order SI>0ke ?n the *ood ?f I The membership of Central Camp was increased by the initia U McDonald at its regular meeting. August H I Jaeger, the popular clerk of the I camp, announced his Intention of leaving the city on a vacation, to be spent at one of the Virginia seaside resorta. Banker G T Casey will perform his duties dur ing his absence. Charles B. Curtis formerly attached to the 312th Machine Gun Battalion, was cordi ally greeted on his return to the meetings of the camp. His ex- ! pcriences in Prance were extremely interesting. Consul P. w. CarrTng ton announced the personnel of the membership committee which is to I handle the drive during the "24" i ?nnn aifi" ?f V1" or?anl?tion. Two applications for membership were received. WOODMEN OF THE WORLD. The Boosters Club on last Tues-1 day night listened to the Report of the Committee on Excursion which weaTher trhTard'ess of '"clement cit.H .... excursion netted the Club a tidy little sum toward the Memorial Temple Fund. The Clubj Che. * ! another Excursion to' Chesapeake Beach on August 27th I Wednesday next. It is cont.m'' Plated this will be a huge success and the Athletic Committee is ar -I ranging a large program of Field Xeroses, consisting of prize races. Jumps, tug of war. etc. The los ing captain of the last tug of war paid his forfeit on Tuesday night at' theeaBnS ,th" Ttire d"esatfon at the Boosters Club to refresh-1 ments Including Ice cream. j President Woody is still out of the city on his vacation and Vice' 1 resident Cole presided In his ab aence. The meeting closed .fter' the members had listened to an interesting address from State Man- i aser Clark who made the trip! from Baltimore for the occasion j lasTmatCoTdP M?n ThUrSdaV ni?hti ws.??r?! =r<CJf.?viir3 say. Abe," ^lorrlsa admitted, "except that you take for Instance the Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers, Abe, and it is easy to organize such fellers Into a union because they all perform the same line of parts and gets wages from 125 to $40 a week doing it, or somewhere around them figures, but If we would say, for example, the) passengers on the Chicago and New York Seventeen and Three-Quarters Hours and Upwards Limited abso lutely wouldn't ride on that extra fare train unless the locomotive was being run by a locomotive engineer called Harris Fine, I am asking you, Abe. how long would it be before Harris Fine is drawing out of the brotherhood and insisting that not only should he get 1750 a week wages, but also that the Chicago, New York, Seventeen and One-Half Hour and Uuwards Limited should be advertised as follows: The N. Y. G 4 u. R R presents HARRIS FINK in the popular 17% hour limited train THE NEW AND ? -ACXJ 17% HOUR AND UP WARM ljmjtbd 'In other words, Abe, a trade union is organ ted with the idea that all the members belongs to the same trade and wants to be treated alike, twit U one member of the brotherhood In sisted that his name should go up in electric lights on the front of the j Grand Central Depot before he would, so much as oil a bearing on the j Poughkeepsie Cannonball Express, J y'understand, and another member re-' fused to pull his train into the Penn- j sytvania station unless no other trains i was allowed to be moving at that time so as to spoil his entrance, under stand me, then the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers would not be a union, Abe. It would be a Joke, and no sensible railroad president would pay any attention to it at alL" ?Then you don't think that a trade , union for actors would be a success?" | Abe inquired. "Myabe it would be if being an | actor was a trade, Abe," Morris said, "but when a man Is an actor, he | may have a splendid talent and he \ may have Just an unfortunate dlspo- I irttlon, but he ain't got a trade, and that's ail there is to it" ?'And, anyhow. Mawruss. even if! the actors did have a union, they could never run off a successful strike." Abe said, "because if they would try to tie up the entire amuse ment field of the country, Mawruss. they would never be able to induce enough sympathetic strikes among auction pinochle players, phonograph dealers, mechanical piano salesmen and golluf club employes so as to1 cut off the amusement of the public \ to the extent of bringing public pres- ] sure to bear on the bosses, ^under stand. Also. Mawruss, in the event of a strike, the Actons' Union would also got to picket seven-handed poker 1 games. Carnegie libraries, park band concerts and the thousands of other amusements which to the minds of a 1 great many people like myself has ' got the theayter skinned to death. ' whether it Is run on the open shop principle or not. Mawruss. Farther-; more, Mawruss. there is now being i stated for the benefit of the American : public one of the gripplngest dramas | that this country has ever *een even for J2. where the non-union leading i man by the name Woodrow Wilson! is single-handed defying a lot of t open shop heavies, which only last ( Friday In a big scene with one of? them who is supposed to play the j part of a Senator from Indiana, the! , leading man says: T am Just as' very interesting report on the work being accomplished by his Uniform Rank Company. Sovereign Eck loff made a report of the proceed ings of the last meeting of the Boosters Club. W. A. Frazer Camp No. 14 will on Monday night at Northeast Masonic Temple. Eighth and F street north east, give a rousing welcome to its Consul Commander David S. Davison who has Just returned from a one-month trip through the mountains of West Virginia. As a feature to his return and in order to entertain the visiting Sovereigns the ramp has prepared an elaborate program including a light buffet' supper. The members of Company "E" will report at 7:30 for drill when Captain Sanders will render a re port on the result of the Carnival held last week at Fifteenth and H streets. Steps will be taken to secure uniforms for the members, of the company. Old Glory Camp will on Tues day night at Washington Hall listen to an address by Head Con sul Tippett during which he will make a report of the proceedings of the Sovereign convention held in Chicago during July Head Con sul Tippett requests all Woodmen to be present and hear his ad dress. National Camp will hold lis next meeting on Thursday night at Donahoe's Hall and the ?ain of, the Company of Engineers requests j his men to be present to ^iear his report on the Carnival. National; Camp extends a cordial invitation to all sovereigns to visit with her j on any second and fourth Thursday., Oak Camp No. 4 on Wednesday! night held a very satisfactory meet- I ing and was thrilled by a red hot address from Consul Commander Williams. Consular Commander | Williams had promised to rouse even the most ltike warm Woodman, and he kept his word. This camp is rapidly approaching the 600 mem ber goal. It has set for its goal 1000 members by December 31st and it is believed that Oak Camp will go over the top. ROYAL ARCANUM. Oriental Council on Tuesday ?ver. in" likened to an Address by Gpom1 Regent George M. Evans, who had Just returned from a conference with I the grand regents cf the ETastern I States and the supreme regent and j field manager in New York City. Mr. | Evans reported lnrge addit'ons to I membership in the States represented I at the conference, with promise of j still larger additions during the next , three months. He announced that Su preme Regent I.. R. Geisenbergrr ex pects to visit this city bout Septem ber 30 to attend a large class initia tion. Ktgent JB. G. King, with the as si-/ance of rise Grand lteg*?nt J. Ed. Swaine, Grand Treasurer Guy F3 Allen, Past Regent E. E. Bruce and Orator George W. Smith, conferred the degree on George M. Jeffries, George F. Peters and Edmund Bruce, son of Past Regent Bruce. Past Grand Resrant W. W. Chase nresented R. good an American as you arc, James E. Watson,' and got a tremendous round of applause." "It seems to me I read something about it," Morris said. "and also there Is v "e scenes in t hi* here drama whe- the first old man played without a union card by William H. Taft comes in and says: Don't be hard on him, boys. He's hot-blooded and easy pets roused to a fury, bjt we was aJl that way when we were young. Hee! Hee! Heel* " "Well, anyhow. Mawruss, there Is an audience of 100,000.000 dramatic crickets watching this here play, and waiting for the big climax where just before the final curtain, them heavies Is going to cancel their reservations," Abf said, "oth erwise it's going to be an awful failure." "What do them heavies care whether the show is a failure or not. Abe, because they ar- just like all actors, union or nonunion; so long as they can hold th" cantor of the stage and have good fat parts, with lots of long speeches. th? y don't care whetner the plav is good or bad. y'understand. They don'; look to the future. Abe, whi:h If somebody would take Borah to on* *.?de red persuade him vo throw \ p his part cr anyhow consent to bav in r it cut down to just a ,:.ris <>r ho here and there, y'understand. he A. Buttons to the new members ami Grand Secretary Edward A. Niess furnished musical numbers. Attend ance prizes w??re awarded to M. W. Sauter, Geortre X. Jeffries, Corbin Birch and E. E. Truce. Seven ap plications for membership were re ceived. Past Regent N. G. Teceler's talk on "Pishing for Flound* rs at Old Orchard. Me.." was followed by "Fancy "Pishing Frolics on Chesa peake Bay." by Past Grand Repent W. W. Chase. Grand Secretary Xie?r reported that 215 fraternal so cieties now In operation in this ? >onr> try have paid $2.4S9..rj64.017.00 in death benefits since their organization, and in this list the Royal rcanum stands second, having paid $302,600,089.00; also, that the Royal Arcanum, with assets amounting to J7,SOS.S>O.Ort on Decem ber 31. 191R, is classed with the "mil lionaire" societies. mong others present were Past Re gent Perry Cleveland. W. B. Hill. E. M. Niess, Charles M. Bowers, J. Da vidson, F. I. E. McCarten. V. B. Mackey, Frank Williams, M. J. Sau ter. P. N. Jeffries and W. Mount.jov. The proposed "Carnival" of Munici pal Council was the principal topic for discussion at the meeting of Kis met Council on Thursday evening in Arcanum Hall, Third street and Pennsylvania avenue southeast, the delegation present from Municipal Council being headed by Regent Ed win Smith, Secretary j. H. Rover. I Deputy Grand Regent W. M. Schoon maker and Orator Anthony Schu-j mann. Vice Regent H. C. Cole pre sided and Orator Isador Lyons had charce of the entertainment, which developed into a card party. ROYAL NEIGHBORS OF AMERICA. Mrs. Margaret B. Frei was initi ated as a member of Fiddis Camp on Tuesday evening, and Dr. E. P. Keneipp and George A. Casey were admitted by transfer from Maple Camp of this city. Visitors from Talbot, Central and West End Camps were in attendance. Mrs. Nellie Hannon. Mrs. Cora Riley, and Mrs. Jessie G^ady, officers of the camp were absent on vacation j trips. Mrs. Lida J. Swiecett pre- | sided in the absence of the Oracle and spoke interestingly of her trip to the Head Camp in Chicago. Myra B. Enright Camp acted favorably on one application for membership at its regular meeting. The Vice Oracle announced that) because of sickness Oracle Flor-j ence Lyons is about to leave the city for a number of months. Aj communication from the Supreme | Oracle called attention to the fact i that the organization is about to | celebrate its twenty-fifth anniver-1 sary as a. fraternal beneficial so- j ciety and asked for the co-opcra-! tion of the camp in providing can-i didates for a class adoption. The j camp voted to hold a membership; campaign from September 1 to j March 1. Mrs. Cora Irish, of J Maple Camp was a visitor. At the meeting of Martha Mc Caffrey Camp in Pythian Temple Monday night it was decided to open the fall meetings of ^he camp j with a box social the evening of Labor Day. After a short busi-| ness session the friends of the members will be admitted to enjoy J a short entertainment. f I might get a chance to play some day a really blp part like the Presi dent of the United States. As It is, he is going to get his public so sick of him. that In a couple 01 years, he is liable to be walking round the streets without anybody offering him a chance to play even such a small part as a Judee of tn? United States District Court for the Southern District of Oklahoma at about one-tenth his present salary, y'understand me." "But the main trouble with this here ereat American drama. Maw russ, \v that not only does each one of the performers want to hold the middle of the stage, y'understand. but that they also want to rewrite the play while the performance is actually going on." Abe observed. "Most of them claim that act X is no good and they want t?> take all the action out of it. and Instead put in a lot of bright, snappy lines which when they are so to speak analyzed. Mawruss, don't m? an any thing. On the other hand, there is some of the actors like this here Borah which claims that the whole act is rotten and is in favor of cut ting out act X alto*etrier. Then again the leadintr man claims that act X is the one big act In the play and insists that it shouldn't ought to be touched. "And he'll probably have his way. SONS OF VETERANS. Members of Sons of Veterans, U. S. A., and members of the Sons of : Veterans' Auxiliaries of Washington can present their identification cards to Division Secretary-Treasurer Capt. ? Francis E. Cross. 319 Ninth street | southeast, in order to get their re t quired certificates to purchase the ; special rate tickets to ami from the j national encampment of the Hrand ! Army of the Republic and the Sons of I Veterans U. S. A., und national meet ing of the National Sons of Veter ans' Auxiliaries to be held at Colum bus, Ohio, the week of September >. Capt. Chancy O. Howard, past com mander of William B. Oishine Camp, No. 30, has been receiving the con gratulations upon his heme n?ide an assistant librarian at the I'nited State Tension Office. Commander James S. Jones, of Cushing Camp, was initiated as an honorary member in Grant Circle. I ???dies of the <5. A. R.. la?t Wednes day evening at a special meeting of the circle. A resolution was unanimously adopt ed at the last meeting of Cushing Camp congratulating Col. O. H. Old royd. Assistant Adjutant General of the Department of the Grand Army of the Republic, upon his 77th birthday. Secretary Corbin Birch, of George H. Thomas Camp, No. 11. is busy nowadays with the Federal Employes Union of the Municipal Building, in dispensing food which the union is getting from the District Citizens* Food Committee, to members who have purchased by the union. Commander Frank G. Butts, of Lin coln Camp, No. 2. spent a few hours this past week going over a list ot elisrlbles and will instruct Secretary Ambrose L. Grindley, of the camp, to furnish these names to the member ship campaign committee. Lincoln Camp Is inaugurating a special cam paign for securing eligibles and grandsons to become members of Lin coln Camp. Past Comma rider F. T. F. Johnson, a member of the camp, is assisting the camp in this member ship campaign. I Commander James S. Jones, of Cushing Camp, has appointed Past Senior Vice Commander Adolph J. i Scippert and Georee G. Selbold a* delegates to the Board of Trade School Committee which is in charare of the presenting of a bill to Congress to elect members of the District Board of Education. . Secretary Wilfred E. Garlick, of [ Cushing Camp, is preparlnc a revised i roster of the membership of the camp, j He is belrvg assisted by Treasurer i William F. Wolfe, of that camp. I A large number of Sons of Veterans. I Daughters of Veterans and members of Sons of Veterans Auxiliaries will attend the national encampment and allied organizations of the G. A. K.. I to be held at Columbus, Ohio, week of September 7. Past Division Commander Silas E. Robb, chaplain of Cushing Camp, and I Division Patriotic Instructor Samuel j M. Croft, a Past Commander of Lin coln Camp, both members being as I sistants to the Pastor of Douglas Memorial . E. Church, as pastors, have returned home after a several days attendance at the annual M. K. camp meeting near \> ilmington, Del. Division Commander J. Clinton Hiatt will issue his second official order i within the next few days. Abe," Morris said, "because when the W-..<iinc man appeals to the manage ment, Abe, he usually pets what he asks for." "Sure. I know." Abe agreed, "but who is the management of this phow?" "The management is th^ samp as the au?:ience ;in?l the 'iramatic crickets. Abe," Morris said. "It's the people of the United States.** "Hut that i.-> not the way T under stand it, Mawruss," Abe protested. "In fact, what the actors is kicking about ts that the whole show was wr.tten. rehearsed and produced under Euro pean manapem^nt. and isn't suitable to the United States of America at all, particularly in the case of Act X." ? Well, this wouldn't be the first time that n show, written in Europe, has ?been successful in America." Morris commented, "and. also. Abe. you've "FW: t bo bard on hiist ?< ?E1 ^b&t >*>?s?r-wkiea -^c "wwar pot to consider that atthorxph thia b^r> show wm written in Europe, It wa* the result of collaboration with Ktaro peans by Americans." "Senator Watson claims that it was the result of Buropeana working wtth Internationalists, and not Americana." "Nobody kicked when President Wil son played an international part In the war. Aibe," Morr.a sajd. "and to my mind he. therefore, had a nj^ht to expect that the country would be ?back of him when he played an in ternational part in this here peac* show." "At any rate, there is one thine abont this here drama now point on in Washington that nobod\ could sr* into an arpum^nt about Mawruu*.' Abe concluded, "and that is that the. ain't an atom of love Interest in it from start to finish." WHEAT AND WEEDS Successive Apostasies from the Gospel By Dr. JAMES E. TALLAGE. f the Council of the Twelve. Church of Latter-day Saints. Salt I>a* City. Utah. Note: For free copies of other article* of fhla ifrirt, ?ea?4 t c author. kingdom of hravrn In likrn r<l unto n man whlrh nomrd cooH need In hln field; hul while men nlept. hln rnrmy ?amr end tonrd farm nrannp the nbrat." (Matt 13:24-25.) So hath it been from the bopit nin?T: 50 will it be until the end The Lord God gave command ment unto Adam, and straightway Satan countered with sophistry and falsehood disguised as half the truth. Adam pnached the Gospel and administered its essential ordi nances arronpst his posterity: "And Satan came amine them, naylnir: I am alno a ?on of C*od; and he com manded them, nayinic: Relieve It not; and they believed It not. and they loved Satan more tbnn <.od. And men befcan from that time forth to be carnal, nennual. and dcvilinh." (Pearl of Gr? at Price P 21.) Thus, even durinsr the lifetime of the first patriarch, many of his . descendants fell into apostasy and denied the God with whom their great progenitor had talked face to^ face. j From Adam to Noah righteous \ men taught and testified of the truth, denounced sin and warned ? sinners: yet all the while Satan! sowed assiduously the tares of wickedness in the hearts of men. and with such evil success that. 1 excepting Noah and his household, the whole human family became' corrupt. So awful was the condi tion that the floods came and swept the ungodly race from the earth, and their rebellious spirits passed , into the state of duress, in which j ! they remained until the way of re pentance was opened to them anew, by the ministry of the disembodied j 1 Christ over twenty-three centuries i later. See 1 Peter 3:18-20. As the children of men multiplied ' and nations developed after the: i l>eluge. the wholesome plants of I ?Divine truth struggled against the | rank growth of error: therefore the . Ix>rd commanded Abraham to leave ! his idolatrous country and kindred. 1 ! that through him and his posterity I the saving powers of the Priest-' hood might be preserved amomr ] : men. The tares of idolatry and its I inseparable abominations grew I apace. Kven the harrowing experi ences of Eygptian bondage failed to 1 extirpate the weeds from Israel. 1 though the fertilizing effect of (humility under suffering did much I to nurture ami sustain the precious ! 1 grain of the covenant. 1 At the time of the Exodus the j Israelites constituted the few whom the Ix>rd could call His own; and | they had to undergo a disciplinary ) probation ? a course of intensive ! and purifying cultivation, covering ! four decades in the wilderness?be i fore they were deemed fit to enter 1 the land of their Inheritance. They ! were distinguished as Jehovah wor shipers. and as such stood apart i from the more thoroughly apostate j and degenerate world. But even Israel's fields were full of tares; and the Lord mercifully suspended the fulness of the Gos-1 1 pel requirements, which, because of violation, would have been a 1 means of condemnation; and the j law of carnal commandments, gen-' eralized as the Mosaic Code, was given instead?as a schoolmaster, j whose rigid insistence and com-! pelling restraint, whose rod of cor-j taction would, in the court* of eenturies. prepare the covenant through recreant peopl* for the re-establishment of the Gospel?a* wa.i ?*ffected through the persona! ministry of the Redeemer. S*?e Gal 3:23-26. Following: the Messianic ministry and the apostolic dispensation. an other cloud of apostasy enveloped the world, and for well-nigh six teen centuries held the rare befog ged in Its clammy mist? In this murky and fetid atmosphere th* weeds of superstition. unbelief and human dnpma flourished as a dark tropical jungle. while belief in re vealed truth survived only as a wilted growth amidst the preva lent insalubrity. The last apostasy was general alike on both hemispheres For nearly two centuries after its es tablishment on the Western Conti nent. the Church of Jesus Christ flourished to the blessing of its members. Then followed disrup tion and apostasy, the bitter fruit age of sin; and so was fulfilled the saddening* prophecy of Alma con j cerning the Nephites: Tea. and them ahall they eee wars and pr-atllencM, yea. famine* and blood abed, even until thf |w* plc of \?phl ahall bervnif ritinrt. Vea, and this becaoae tke; nhalt dwindle In unbelief, and fall Into the worki of darkneu. and laael viouBneaa, and all manner of tnlqoi tlea. Yea. I aay unto you. tbat hr eiiiiMe they ahall aln agnlnat ?? treat light and knowledge, y ra. I ?ay unto yon. that from that day. even the fourth generation ahall not all paaa away, before thla great Iniquity ahall come." (Book of Mormon. Alma 46.) i Following each of th?se eporh | marking declefttions. from the j Adamic to the current dispensation I there has come a period of revival. I rejuvenescence, or as now witness ed. a definite restoration and re I establishment of the Church of | Jesus Christ, by which the tares, though not yet rooted up to be | burned, have been at least pre vented from choking oat the i wheat. The application of our Lord's parable of the wheat and the tare.s [ to the great falling away, or the last general apostasy, is thus shown i in latter-day Scripture: "And after they (the Apostles of old) have | fallen naleep. the irreat peraeeutor ! of the church. the apoatate. the j whore, even Babylon, that naahetb all natlona to drink of her eup. In nhooe h#*arta the enemy, even >?t?n altteth to reign, behold he aoweth the tarea; wherefore the tare* ehoke the wheat nnd drive the ehureh into the wlldernesa." (TV>c ! trine & Covenants 86:3; compar 1 Rev. 12:6. 14.) But the day of the Church's exile | is ended. In unostentatious trl ' umph she has returned after en ! forced absence, and is established 1 anew for the blessings of all who make themselves fit to be partakers 'of her bounty. I For the llook of Mornon ete.. ap ply to Kaatern Matea Miaalon. 27^ | (.ntea Avenue. Broaklyn, ^ ? For book of MO pp. containing complete aerlea of theae art I'lea. nnmbering 104. entitled ?'The vi tality of >lornonlan.M apply to r?k liahera: The (^rhan Prraa. Boitafc | Mataa.?Adv.