Newspaper Page Text
THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN, THURSDAY MORNING, JULY 21, 1921 ? i r THE ARIZONA REPUBLICAN t t-..PiOEVIX' ARIZONA TT1l.!,!'el,Every Morning by the p.. AR.LZOi,A PUBLISHING COMPANY Entered at the Postofftce at Phoeni. Arlrona, aa MaU Puhli.h.,. ..... ?at,.5r of lne Second Class Ceneral m!H2 "'dent .Dwlght B. Heard PuIirJ. I? Bnd Secretary Charles A. Stauffer EC Mnaer :....,.W Knorp0 News Editor-Y" ToPunI SCBSdRlpTl6N-RAf ES-IN ADVANCE ' riT-.T . ..Dally "d Sunday OUTSIDE STATE OK ARIZONA One year. 113.00; C ARIZONA BY MAIL OR CARRIKR One year. $8.00; SUNDAY EDITION by mall onlv $5.00 per year Hhnno Private Branch Exchange "uue Connecting All Departments General Advertising Representatives: Robert E. Ward, Brunswick Bldg., New York. Mailers Bldg.. Chloago; J7 Barranaer, Examiner Fldg., San Francisco. Post Intelligencer Bldg., Seattle, TlUe Insurance Clog. I os Angeles. MJEM,RS OP THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Receiving Full Night Repoit, by Leased Wira xne Associated Press is exclusively entitled to the use for ra-publicatlon of all news dispatches credited to It or not otherwise credited In .this paper and also the local news published herein. " rights of re-puhllcation ot special dispatches herein are also reserved. THURSDAY MORNING. JULY 21, 1921. Pretexts are not wanting when one wishes to use them. Goldoni. Director Dawes I, director of -the budget. General Charles G. - Dawes, at the end of the fiscal year has saved f- tll2.000.000 he -will have "paid for his keep" and con ' alderably more. The rum is small tt la true, in com parison -with the estimated cost of government for the rear only about three per cent of it The greater benefit though will have been the putting of the country on a business basis and the paving of the way for future savings. . , A better man than General Dawes could not have - been selected for this post. His mind is not burdened ' with economic theories.' He stands on the 'solid - ground of experience. . As a life long and prominent figure in the banking world and as former comptroller of the currency, if he , cannot introduce business methods Into national expenditures that may be set down as one of the things humanly impossible. ' It is true that General Dawes cannot compel con gress to do anything or prevent it from doing any thing. But Just now the people paying penance for -J years of official extravagance are in a temper- to support the director's efforts at economy and if those efforts should be thwarted by an independent and co ordinate branch of the government the people would be apprised ot it in language picturesque and per haps lurid .When General Dawes Is wearied or an- noyed he Is said to find expression either in music j- or in speech unheard in the Sunday schools. He is ' an adept in both. s ." As to the department and. bureau heads, the di- rector, through the president, has them under his . thumb. He has signified to them that an appropria tion by law does not mean that all the money so set - aside is to be expended and he has intimated to them , that deficiency bills are needless legislation. An evil of our wasteful system has been the in evitable decrease of efficiency. That is a certain re sult of the employment of more help than is necessary ' and it is notorious that Washington and government- al agencies outside of Washington have been employe- ridden. That was especially so during the wan and is so yet. The director proposes to lop off more than - 91s.000.000 from ' the expenditure of the' war risk -bureau; $30,000,000 from the treasury department; - $1, 000,000 from the interior department and so on down the line. . All this will we suppose be accomplished by the cutting out of much dead wood, contributing to a livelier growth ot the trunk and branches of the ' service thus freed, ' ft . . 1 .: L Barnes, the banks had aided in production but they could not be parties to enabling the producer to gamble "in futures." The proposed legislation is to enable the farmer not to gamble but to realize just profits from honest endeavor. I an ser market. Government In Business When we hear one solicitous for the freedom of private business from competition with the govern- . ment we suspect his relation to monopoly and profi teering. We are therefore wondering concerning the relations of Senator Edge who is opposing the crea f tion of the $100,000,000 federal corporation to finance farm products. "--- j . This is one ot the agricultural measures and J though It introduces government" into business, we I . may ask with whose business it interferes adversely j except that of speculators in farm products? These ; are the companies highly organized who prey upon the i unorganized farmers; who fix prices of farm pro- ducts the prices which they pay and the prices at which they sell.. Surely the government should inter vene in behalf 'of the farmer against these harpies. '' Senator Edge perceives here a violation of the Re publican pledge, '"less government in business. That Is a slogan rather than a pledge and slogans are usually too brief to be explanatory. ; The Republican party, made an implied pledge to the farmer last June, m which 1 declared: - There arises great need for personal credit mnni small farmers, not in strong financial cir cumstances, or owning land." The legislation out- lined above has taken care of the land owning farmer with good credit in his financial needs, but the obscure landless farmer is still unprovided for. A recent investigation by, the department of agri culture In the southern states revealed that sixty per cent of the farmers were still working under the "advancing system." , ' ' Surely' berewas a 'recognition that the farmer needs help and every farmer who read the agricultural r,t the national Republican platform had a Bnmu - - right to read in it a promise for his relief. This is certainly a more direct pledge than the slogan "less government in business," which if liter- ! ally interpreted would' mean the withdrawal of gov ! ernment control of the railroads, the packing indus- tries and every private activity, on which in the last I fifty years it has placed restraint against a tendency to plunder the public. , It ls'now only asked that the farmer be not left i ta the tender mercies of organized speculators. How ! .ssential it is that he should be protected was made ' some weeks ago in an article in The Republican ! tt Hon W. C. Barnes of the department of agricul J after a tour of the west, in which he conducted Investigation Ot the live Stocs suuauon. ms uu- rvations were applicable to farming operations gen- There was the absence of a profitable market. .... and live stock men naa grown ineir prou- k..k, had been unusually liberal in u T,.t now there was a need of" financng ' . cou,d fce 80lJ only at a los8 and money. appealed to to continue to sustain Ino producers until there should be a more favorable Trade Barriers A recent cartoon in a paper opposed to the pro tective tariff system disclosed a high wall on one side of which was a boat laden with imports and on the other a dock crowded with goods marked export. One argument against the protective tariff has always been that it provokes retaliation; that countries who cannot sell us will not buy of us. ' That is only an unsound theory. Nations as well as individuals , will . buy where they can buy the cheapest. Neither friend ship nor revenge moderates that tendency. But there is a way in which a prohibitive or very high protective tariff adversely effects exports of ar ticles on which that tariff is laid. That is made clear in the advance sheet of "The Bache Review" of July 16: "The endeavor to combat German competition by anti-dumping legislation is futile and would not solve the problem. If preventive duties should prove to be effective in shutting out German goods from this mar ket, the Germans would concentrate their efforts on our foreign markets, with results which wold prob ably be disastrous to our export trade and ruinous to our re-export business. Exports are the lifeblood of the nation, and It will not be disputed that we live on and by our export trade, which pays tor our food and our clothing. "The difficulties with which- we are faced have been aggravated by a total disregard of economic laws. and to fight against them may well be likened to kicking1 against the pricks. All have transgressed these laws, both government and governed. Notwith standing the frequent reminders by enlightened pub lic men that the world is vastly poorer than It was in 1914 by reason of the awful waste of men, mater ial and capital in the war, yet from the government downwards the nation has been prodigal hi its spend ing and parsimonious in Its production. The strength of industrial Germany lies in the fact that It is only the vanquished who have recovered their sanity and have realized the truth that the only road to success in the coming struggle for existence is by hard work, thrift and economy, a lesson which the victors do not seem to have grasped .and certainly have not yet put Into practice." s e wnat a competitor uermany vol oe to us in for eign markets we may learn from the report of an English 'engineer who describes the attitude of labor in Germany as opposed generally to strikes, a re newed will to work, steadily diminishing opposition to piece work or bonus payments and a gradual return to pre-war efficiency. German wages as reported by him are: Fitters, turners, mechanics .tool makers, etc. Around six marks per hour, and piece-work or bonus work at seven and a half to eight and a half marks per hour. . Machine hands semi-skilled . labor Six marks and ten pfennigs per hour, and piece-work or bonus work at six and a half marks per hour. Unskilled labor Five marks and twenty pfennigs per hour. Six marks at the current rate of exchange Is about eight cents . It will be realized how materially these low rates of pay reduce the cost of production' In Germany for in many industries labor constitutes as muc has 70 to 9 Oper cent of the cost. That the German goods will sel somewhere at the prices at which the Germans can afford to sell them is certain and that wherever they are offered competition will smother similar goods. It Is only a question where we prefer to restrict the German mar- ket;whether we shall leave to them the foreign mar ket, or whether we shall meet them on our own ground in order that our people may have the benefit of the lower prices resulting from competition. , It will make little difference to the Germans for If they can undersell the rest of the world they will get the trade and all the trade they want, - There Is here no argument against the protec tive . system. But we should have a care where and ' how we apply It and should consider the effect, prac tical and plain, not theoretical and vague, upon our exports. Nor do we want to protect industry at a great cost to the people of our own country or at a cost in excess of the benefits which the whole people. would derive from protection. The wife of a missing dentist suspected of mur der and flight to collect his life insurance, had iden-.; tified a headless body found in the wreckage of his automobile as his and not that of a supposed victim. The wife says- she knows the body by its curves. .We know wives who have lived long with their husbands and "never got onto their curves." We do not want to prejudge the case but It ap pears to us that Major Bruce Campbell in the cir cumstances will have a hard time to convince the country that he did not receive money from Mrs. Bergdoll for some sinister purpose. ' The cantaloupe season, we are Informed, will officially, end today. Let the weather - bureau be notified that It may turn the faucet on. "REALISM" IN GERMANY In Germany the academic youth has a pro nounced .dislike for the realism, so-called, which dominated Germany in the pre-war period, and to which ' may be traced the cynical views which shocked the world from 1914 on. There is an unmis- . takable tendency toward transcendentalism, toward religion, even toward mysticism. . There is. too, meaningless anti-Semitism, fury against the flag of the republic, intolerance of opposing opinions, a lack in many directions of good-will. Indisposition to realize the feelings and thoughts of the socialist -laborers. Nevertheless, the great mass of students has had no part in the unpleasant public manifesta- I tions which added to the disorder of the large cities. and especially or Berlin, within the past months. Most of them have been busy in the laboratories and with their books,-working more industriously than has any student body in all history, in spite of un usual deprivations and hardships. In this conclusion as to the student body In gen eral, including those at the high schools, the pro fessors 6f the Berlin university concur as to their own undergraduates. The youth that returned from the war was often broken physically, had forgotten much of its learning and had to be treated with gen erous consideration at the examinations; but it was eager. Not so much for learning per se as to be put in the way of earning a living. There was little of the old pleasure in the life of the cloistered halls. In its place was a fierce desire to be ready for the battle of life. This may have been partly due to the new character of the student body. Here were not alone the aristocrats and wealthy sons, the gentry and heirs of tradesmen, but the children of the higher paid mechanics. There were more students than ever before. Charles J. Rosebault in the New York Times. But the banks were unable or unwilling to bear th. hurde any lneer- As one banker told Mr. AFRICAN CHILDREN LIKE SALT In some parts of Africa children will eat salt in preference to sugar. , Of every eight persons in the United States one is foreign born, according to recent figures issued by the census bureau. FRIED CHICKEN W EVERYTHIN' I WM Wb AE50UT TTIHIIE STATE New Federal Building GLOBE It really begins to lodk as though Globe would have a com modious and well appointed federal building within a year if bids received for construction of the proposed structure are within the available ap propriation.. In this issue of the Record will be found an advertisement from the Su pervising Architect's office ot the United States treasury department calling for sealed proposals, to be opened August 15, 1921. for the con struction of the United. States post office and court house at Globe, In the discretion of the supervising ar chitect. James A. Whetmore. Ari zona Record. - Feature Efficiency KINGMAN Increased efficiency is the dominating factor of the compre hensive development campaign just Inaugurated by the Dudley Interests at the C. O. b. mine in the Cerbat range.. Once, it .is in .full swing the already generous output of mine and will will be expanded at least fifty per cent and the property will be firmly established as the largest sil ver producer in Mohave county. The new work is being pushed as rapidly as is compatable with what is termed good mining." and is under trie per sonal supervision of R, S. Billings, consulting engineer for- the extensive interests owned by Morris B. Dudley and his associates . in this county. Mohave County Miner. Install Drainage ' TUCSON The work of installing a drainage system along the steep sec tion of the Mt. Lemmon road was completed Just in time to prevent the road from being washed out by the cloudburst of Thursday, it was stated by George B. Leslie, the government engineer, under whose supervision the work was accomplished. A construction force of 30 men who had been employed in the work of in stalling drainages, constructing turn outs and widening trie road at various points to make it sre tor travel, were THE SHIP AT SEA BY OR. FRANK CRANE Copyright. 1921,'by Frank Crane dismissed yesterday, Mr. Leslie stated. The engineer came down from Mt. Lemmon yesterday morning and registered at the Tusonla. He left this morning for his headquarters at Albuquerque. Star.' . Deny Rumors : MIAMI Alarmist rumors that the Miami Copper company was to close down at an early date were branded as inaccurate by General Manager F. W. Maclennan this afternoon, when questioned bya Bulletin reporter. Bulletin. - . . Rain Hurts Road . MIAMI Julius , Milton, who has Just returned from Pleasant Valley says considerable rain has fallen in that section of the county and al though It was of a steady, gentle nature it damaged the government constructed Pleasant Valley road. It is badly washed in places he said. Mr. Milton has a force of county road builders at work repairing the road. Silver Belt. 1 To Drill Well . NOGALES Capitalised at $300,000. a company is to be organized by No gales and Santa Crus county busi nessmen for the purpose of putting down- a test -well in the Santa Cruz oil fields, to definitely determine whether oil exists in this section la paying quantities. Excellent indications point to oil in this vicinity, and the test well will undoubtedly "prove the field." Al ready oil sands and oil are reported ta have been found in the county. Herald. Foreign Markets Good NOGALES During a recent Inter view granted to a New York paper Walter Douglas, president of the Phelps-Dodge corporation, declared the most favorable aspect of the market is a steady foreign (demand, although domestic buying is at the lowest rate In many years. Germany and Japan, he said, are the principal purchasers of the metal. Patagonlsn. THE WHITE HOUSE CHINA By Frederic J. Haskin . WASHINGTON, D. C, July :i China used by the presidents, from a Canton porcelain plate belonging to George Washington down to pieces of the Wilson Ftate dining set, is now on exhibit at the White House. A room in the executive mansion off the ground floor corridor has been set aside as a collection .room and fitted with colonir.1 cabinets. Here, . - on shelves lined with ivory colored vel vet .are 236 pieces of historic glass, silverware and china, souvenirs of ev ery president up to Mr, Harding, with the' one : exception ' of Andrew Johnson. As President Johnson is known to have duplicated the Lin coin 'china for his use, he may be said in a way to be represented by some of the Lincoln souvenirs. . . It is too-soon for the present exec utive and his wife to add their con tribution to the porcelain fall of fame Mrs. Harding has not yet selected any china for the White House. Ev ery president's wife buys small sets of china or odd pieces for family use. but it is not likely that a new state set will be needed for several years anyway, as the Wilson set was bought only in 1918. The 'set used before that was bought in 1903 by Mrs Roosevelt and contained about 1,200 pieces. It stood 15 years of hard service, but White House china, like an other, gets chipped and sets are broken. Mrs. Wilson had seen an exhibit of American made china and determined to order from a New Jersey pottery Several president's wives before this had though it would be a Democratic thing to buy homemade china, but nothing comparable to the well known foreign makes could be found. That America has finally been able to pro duoe china that Is at no disadvantage beside Haviland, Wedgewood, Sevres and Canton Is shown fcy the Wilson set which was made by Lenox at Trenton, N. J., a numner of samples of which stand ' near the foreign makes In the White House collection room. The Wilson set replaced the Roose velt china in wartime, when little for mal entertaining was being done. La ter. Mr. Wilson's illness made big White House dinners impossible, so that the set is still practically new. Collecting the Old China Finding autheitic souvenirs from the table of every president has been no easy task. It was not even easy to identify the china tn the White House. The work was begun in 1903, when Mrs. Abby Gunn Baker, who has for pome years been Interested In historic Washington, began to catalog the hue House ware. Up to that time old punch bowls, platters and other antiques In the White House closets were but vague ly associated with past presidents. In some instances the history ot a val uable piece was not remembered or recorded at all. When stock wes taken it was found that a number of the administrations had left no souve nirs of their tableware. Mrs. Baker found china of only seven dining seta those of Lincoln and later presidents. Apparently old White House china had not been regarded with any eye to its historic importance. President Washington set a prece dent in this connection when he held a sale on moving from the executive mansion In New York to Philadel phia. All the furniture and china that in his estimation were "decayed" were sold at auction. After that. White House sales of broken' lots of china and of damaged ware were custom ary. Second hand dealers . wes the chief attendants at these sales. That things sold cheap is attested to by such stories as the one that a cracked Lincoln pitcher sold for $2.40. Gradually antique dealers saw pos sibilities in White House china, and in the copying of it. So many stores in Washington were selling "authen tic" White House piates by Mrs. Roosevelt's' time that she put a stop to the Whita House china sales. The design of the Roosevelt state dining set was patented so that it could not, like other historic sets, be copied In cheap ware for general sale. This copying became a nuisance -in the time of President Hayes, when the most elaborate dinner set ever made for the White House was designed. This was a pictorial set, each piece bearing a scene, or some animal, bird or fish. The Idea was to represent the flora or fauna of every state. The china was of a beautiful quality and the designs were artistic, but when they were copied In cheap china and sold the Hayes dishes lost the indi viduality which was their main charm. With White House china designs so much copied that many people owned articles they honestly thought gen uine: with the historic White House china scattered to the ends of the country by sales; and with no syste matic records kept of the articles left In the Executive Mansion, you can see how making a collection of china used by the presidents could easily take 18 years. Luckily. presidential souvenirs have been treasured in the families of the presidents, and their descendants have been generous In turning over some of their relics to the govern ment. It may be said here that.noth ing has been, or will be, bought for this china collection. Everything that was not taken from White House cabinets and china closets has been donated or loaned. Descendants of every president, ex cept those of President Johnson who cannot be located, have been con sulted by Mrs. Baker, and they have identified as authentic the pieces of china representing their ancestors. Interest of Presidents' Wives The mistresses of the White Houso of late years have been eager to see the china collection established.. As tr back as Mrs. . Hayes and Mrs. Harrison, a cabinet to hold historic. White House china was talked of. Finally. Mrs. Roosevelt started the collection and had two cabinets made and placed in a corridor for the first exhibits. . At the same time she asked Mrs. Baker to select the most worthy souvenirs in the White House and to catalogue them. The first Mrs. Wilson planned a special room for the presidential china exhibit. It remained for the second Mrs. Wilson actually to have the' room prepared and to install the collection which by that time had become teally impres sive. The china of the presidents is per haps more a souvenir of the first ladies ot the land than ot their hos bands. From the home-loving Mar tha Washington all down the line, the china closet - has been largely the pride of the feminine occupants of the mansion. Often Us contents rep- sented their tastes rather than those of their husbands. There Is in the collection, for instance, one-, ot the Harrison plates with its corn and coldenrod decoration reminiscent of Mrs. Harrison's love fo goldcnrod and her desire that it should become the national flower. On the other hand, there is a Cin cinnati plate of the W'ashingtons' which is certainly reminiscent of the general, and ot his founding of the Order of the Cincinnati. In his time it was a popular custom to use all sorts of insignia on articles of per sonal use. and Washington had a din ing set made with the figure of Jus tice bearing the badge ot the Cin cinnati as Its design. Both Washington and Jefferson sent to Paris to obtain such things as ornaments and silverware. Wash ington's friend. Gouverneur Morris, suggests in a letter that the President may think him extravagant for his purchases. His excuse was: I thln it ot great importance to fix the taste of the country properly, and I thik your example will go very tar In that respect." A Prize Piece One of tne most interesting objects in the china collection is a fruit dish which has long been in the White House and is now identified as one of the Madison dishes, very probably one saved by the level-headed Madame Dolly when the Capital was attacked by the -British. ' The dish Is very elaborate. It is set on a pedestal formed by figures of the three graces. The decorations in blue. and gold ma ten exactly those on the Madison table china.. An em ploye of the White House remem bered seeing the dish in use in Lin coln's time. Later it disappeared, and Mrs. Harrison found it in the attic in three pieces and had it neatly repaired. The identity and historic associa tions connected with each article in the china collection has been ar ranged on a series of cards by Mrs. Baker. Colonel Sherrlll, superinten dent of buildings and grounds, the official custodian of the White House china, plans to post th ards on a revolving catalogue case in the cen ter of the exhibit room so thkt vis itors can conveniently study the C toric china of the presidents. o ' An ocean liner is a svmbol of this planet. - Here we are. a little SDeck in" an infinite sea. All about us is the wide blue of the waters. Not a ship is in sight for days. - - - bo the globe on which we live swings through boundless space, speeding, on, as the ship speeds. - Here is & group of people men, women, and children. We never saw them before. We don't know why they came. And we get acquainted, somehow.- - bo when we come into this earthly life we find family, gchoolmates, fellow citizens, the whole motley of human companionship. We never chose them. Our V1 1-1 : .e ji 1 - - - ' piuuieni is une 01 emorcea miimacies. - t; . . , Destiny picks our relatives as our fellow passen gers to Europe. And we must do the best we can. At night we may sit in the saloon, where there is light, the chatter of voices, music and laughter, warmth and homelikeness. . ' . ' We go out upon the deck. It is dark. It is rain ing, and the sharp wind dashes the drops in our face. Around us nothing but inky darkness. and the roar and swish of the waves as the huge vessel ploughs through. A feeling of our insignificance invades us. What are we, fragmentary motes amidst the swirl of cosmic forces and mass? . - The same feeling has come to us at night when we have stepped out of the house and shut the , door and looked up at the sky. Within is warmth, love, certain ty, content. Without is the tremendous unknown. Man is a home-making animal. It is in the home , he lives his life. There he expands, his emotions flower, his ideas take shape, his vanities and sins flourish Over against the sky, the ocean, the universe h is crushed. . v And on the ship is the constant underconscious- ness of danger. It crops out in sailor speech. "When will we land at Plymouth?" "Oh, Thursday- if we have luck." A marimer allows himself- no certainties. A hundred whatifs keep poking into your. mind. What if we strike a mine, or break machinery, or ex plode a boiler, or run into a derelict? . It is all very much as the dim dangers of earth quake, fire, revolution, lightning, cyclones, and, acci dents back home. , , Danger! Life means danger. No one anywhere knows he will live till tomorrow. The secret of Life is not to be Safe. It is to be Unafraid. " man or boy would be in line for the pen or reform school. Then why treat melon-stealing as a joke and thus encourage a boy to steal them, and then perhaps steal more than melons? No boy would be denied a melon on this ranch who would ask,tor one as he should do. . ' The greatest crop we are raising, after all. Is "Just boys." or children, and they should receive proper care and instruction. A RANCHER'S WIFE. ' -o- 1 . Questions And Answers (Any reader can get the answer to any question by writing The Republi can Information Bureau. Frederic J. Haskin. Director. Washington, D. C. This offer applies strictly to infor mation. The Bureau cannot give ad vice on legal, medical, and financial matters. It does not attempt to set tle domestic troubles, nor to under take exhaustive research on any sub ject. Write your question plainly and briefly. Give full name and address and enclose two cents in stamps for return postage. All replies are sent direct to the inquirer.) Q. Hew should a concrete floor be prepared for dancing F. W. C , .- A. The floor may be treated with paraffin wax dissolved in turpen tine, followed by a coating of pow dered wax worked onto, the floor in the same way that a wooden floor is waved or polished. Or the floor may be coated with a lather of liquid soap rubbed In with a scrubbing brush. An occasional application of pow dered soap will keep the floor in con Q. Are the peculiar papal powers handed down from the preceding Pope? A. F. P. A. The peculiar papel powers are the Pope's by virtue of his being Bishop of Rome. Q. What csuses the hot spnnqs at Hot Springs, Arkansas? 'A. C. M. A' The source of the heat of the Hot -Springs Is believed to be the great mass of igneous rock intruded In the earth a crust ry volcanic agen- Melon Stealing No Joke , There was a melon raid near Phoenix Sunday night that ought to be a Warning and a lesson to every boy in Phoenix, as well as their parents. Some children are not taught the rights of property as they should be taught. Parents do wrong to treat melon-stealing or any kind of stealing as a joke. The three men they were not boys who went back from their raid Sunday night sadder but wiser men, two of them to spend the night in jail and the third in a hospital, found it to be a dangerous pastime. The man who raised the melons, laboring day and night to do so, often irrigating at two or three oclock in the morning, would naturally be indignant when aroused from his first nap by his iaiihtui dog to find someone going over his patch with a flashlight selecting his most choice melons. w nat wonder tnat he, as he gave chase over the uneven ground, gun in hand, should shoot lower than he intended and thus pepper one of the marauders in the back with fine shot? It a man or boy should go out and steal a steer from a rancher, that had not cost, him half the labor to raise es the melons cbst him, that rton'BraleyDaily Poefri wGrdikaitt (President Harding Has Called a Disarmament Conference), . Wohave sulked and glowered at our allies, " . We have "pointed with pride" to our isolation, - J We have listened to all of the shrieks and cries Of those who'd make us a hermit nation. ' . But now we know what we should have known- . . ' That no one country can stand aside. That no one people can live alone . - In selfish glory and careless pride. .'' Above the turmoil of party strife. The voice of reason at length has spoken; ' The hope of centuries leapa to life Perchance the fetish of .War is broken. ' If only the promise at last hold true. .. , And the world be freed of its monstrous burden Of arms more arms: If we only knew t - That Peace Forever would be our guerdon! " -, '' . We've chosen to dawdle and balk and wait- ; Whenever our counsel or help were sought for, , But even now it is not too late To save the dream that our soldiers fought tor. ' ' God grant that out of this plan may come 1 An understanding, a spirit splendid To make the cannon forever dumb! '' God grant that slaughter and hate be ended! cies. Deep-seated waters converted into vapors by contact with this heated mass probably ascend through fissures toward the surface where they meet cold springs Vhich. are heated by the, vapors. ; ;; . Q. Hew did the forget-me-poti re ceive its name M. W. . $ A. Henry IV of England took this flower as his emblem, and Sou vt ens de moi (Remember me) as his motto. The flower was soon known as the "forget-me-not." - - - - : r Q. What is meant by "the expres sion " 'Tis Lent and the flag's dewnt" T. R. G. A. Many, years ago, theaters ex hibited flags on their roofs to signify that performances were going on. In Lent there were no plays, conse quently no flags. Q. I often hear that there are many mere women in this country thaa) men. Is this true R. C - ' A. The Census Bureau says that there are W.fe,J7 men In the Cnitefl States and Sl.$-l"i244 women. Q. When was the first recorded tele ef land? J. N. E. ' A. The :Srd chspter of Genesis Is the first record of this kind. The transaction relates to a piece of land which Abraham wished for a burial place for his family. He paid the price asked, 400 shekels of silver1. In the presence of "all that went In. at the gate of the city." Q. I am e Gorman who seek eut first papers before tbis country wowt te war. When can I complete natu ralisation? . N. A The Naturslizstlon Bureau save that it is now possible for Germans to complete their naturalization.- Q. What is meant by the law ef protective coloration in animate? L. M. A. The law of protective coloration in animals relates to the law of na ture which gives animals and birds the colore which enable them to hide themselves readily. For instance, some birds are colored about the same as the trunk of a tree. Q. How does the disease known ae shingles get this inappropriate name? R. E. A. The word has the same derira tiei as clngle. the Latin cingula, meaning a belt or girdle. The disease often manifests itself in a series ot small Misters around the waist.