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Diabolical, But Not War
The recent airship raid upon Lon
don is not merely a new instance of
frightfulness. It indicates the deter
mination of the Junker element di
rectine the war to strengthen their
own control over the German people
by renewing the determination of the
allies to fight junkerism to the death.
It will undoubtedly cause reprisals
which will be followed by counter
reprisals to justify the original vio
lation of law in the bombardment of
an unfortified city.
But the immediate effect, of which
junkerism is stupidly reckless, will
be the strengthening of the determi
nation of the allied nations, including
the United States, of course, to win
the war. Just as the Zeppelin bom
bardments multiplied manifold the
number of volunteer enlistments, so
the continued murder of helpless
civilians, especially of women and
children, will make the average
American citizen more firmly re
solved that, come what may, Ger
many shall not achieve a victory leav
ing all wrongs unredressed, fright
fulness vindicated bv success, and the
blood of innocent women and chil
dren crying unto God from the
ground in vain.
Every now and then some pessim
ist fears that America is not taking
the war seriously enough. Any defi
ciencies in the matter will be taken
care of by Germany itself. The
junker Eeems determined to make
this a war, so far as we are con
cerned, not only for democracy,
which will prove his undoing, but a
war for the very preservation of civ
ilization from the barbarism of the
Hun. It is to be hoped that the rec
ords of German military responsi
bility will be kept sufficiently clear to
make guilt personal and that those
jesponsible for murder shall meet
the murderer's fate.
Jack At Tea
Among the countless new, interest
ing and picturesque vignettes which
cluster about the central picture of
the war, not the least engaging is the
spectade of our American sailorboys
for they are a lot of youngsters,
almost all of them rapidly acquir
ing the taste for afternoon tea, in
The Japanese tea ceremonial is a
rite so special, and exotic, that it is
seldom reckoned into any accounting
of modern tea drinking. But what
the Briton calls his "afternoon tea"
is not only tea, but a reasonably sub
stantial "snack," as we say; crisp
toast, with the savor of the fire on
it blends with the "gentle brew" in a
most palatable and grateful refresh
ment. In Yorkshire and often else
wherethe "4 o'clock bite" of the
labor or factory worker corresponds
with the more elegant refection
which is craved at every fireside,
from the squire's house to the hum
blest cottage. There is no luxury
about afternoon tea; it is part of the
organization of civilized life.
American visitors in England have
fallen glad victims to the attractions
of this friendly household rite, and
it is only a matter of course that our
soldiers and sailors should assimilate
readily with our British allies in
adopting it. Afternoon tea is far
better for a man than his 5 o'clock
bundle of cocktails; it is even better
than one cocktaiL As to the German
habit of afternoon coffee it may be
all well enough, but it is not so good
as tea. Too good for the Germans,
no doubt, but they have little left to
comfort themselves with.
A recent telegram from London
told of the full sprinkling of Ameri
can bluejackets about the London
tea tables. It is a pleasant picture;
let us be glad of it, for most of the
pictures of war and its accessories
are sad enough.
German Conquests
Plans of the German jingoes to
take all of western Russia, including
Petrograd, most of Belgium, and the
iron district of France, besides re
covering their colonies and an in
demnity of $30,000,000,000, are being
circulated in Germany with the ap
proval of the government. There can
be but one purpose in such a piece of
extravagance, and that is to impose
on all the inhabitants of the country
who are so gullible that nothing is
too preposterous for them to believe.
Undoubtedly, the imperial govern
ment is right in depending on the
gullibility of most of the people. But
the dire doomsday cf awakening can
cot be far off.
The food crisis in Germany may
be counted upon to give the slumber
crs a rude jolt. The great masses of
the people have been reconciled to
the war only by the assurance of suc
cess through the U-boat program
end the reaping of incalculable bene
fits. As hunger increases even the
irullible must be impressed with the
fact that the submarine triumph has
failed to materialize. In her des-pr-te
need for food Germany has
, -i!Bre on Norway and Sweden
and Denmark. Food exports from
these countries to Germany have
reached their very lowest ebb, and
Germany has answered with threats
0I COndieSU
nue me military pany in uer-
many are thus contemplating an ex-
tension of the boundaries in another
direction with an assumption of op
timism, it is certain that within the
councils of the nation the fact is
clearly recognized that peace must
come soon if any hope of re-estab
lishing the industries and commerce
of the country is to be entertained.
The face of confidence turned toward
the people appears to be merely a
mask, for only so long as the confi
dence of the people can be main
tained is a crash avoidable.
Besides the will to win, which
should not be confused with expecta
tion of winning, and probably a de
sire to drag down the other nations,
there is certainly a determination to
wipe the world's shipping off the
seas in order that Germany shall
have a better chance in the after war
commerce. The shipping interests
have all along insisted upon ruthless
submarine warfare, acting together
with the industrial leaders, the land
owners, munition workers, and mili
tarists, but ever since the appear
ance of an organized opposition to
the U-boat program there has been
thought independent of official inspi
ration which has had to be soothed
with lullabies and anodynes. But
opiates must be given in ever in
creasing doses until the time comes
when the cure is worse than the
Foolish Talk From a Physician
An address before the American
Medical Association in which sym
pathy for the weak or disabled was
condemned is of the kind that the
majority of the profession would cer
tainly not defend. Medical men
speak with a certain authority and
when they say things that are plainly
opposed to the conclusions of the
simplest processes of the lay mind
they do a grave injury to their
brethren. In the address referred to
the speaker is quoted to this effect:
The Increase In degeneracy la due
to the fact that we carefully preserve
the degenerates who are born. Some
races allowed such people to die. They
were not killed. But today they are
coddled Many an Imbecile boy gets
more care than the well child does.
This Is not humanltarlanlsm, but emo
tionalism. Our system of emotional
education Is wrong-. The boys of
America are being taught to be kind
and centle and to love cripples, so
when the boy develops In. adolescence
he has not the strong- subconscious
hate that the Greeks had for the de
formed and the diseased. His view
point Is changed so that he Is likely
to fell In lore with a degenerate. But
If he had been brought up In a virile
manner he would fall In love with a
good, strong girl.
There can be no possible defense
for such an undiscriminating treat
ment of oil deformity and of com
plete lack of intelligence or imbecil
ity as though they had a necesary re
lation. There are children that
never give evidence of the possession
of any intellect. They arc in some
cases a menace to the whole com
munity, and at best their presence
in the home is a terrible ordeal,
without any apparent good result to
any one. The time may come when
all such will be entirely isolated.
But what kind of a world would
this be if children were not "taught
to be kind and gentle "and to love
cripples?" Does the scornful doctor
suggest that the young men about to
go forth to fight for their country,
when some of them return minus an
arm or a leg, be treated as objects of
"strong subconscious hate" by the
children of the nation in some cases
by their own children? The mere
statement of such a possibility dis
poses of it.
The ideal of the ancients was a
sound mind in a sound body. It is
the fdeal of our own day. And we
are doing things the Greeks never
dreamed to secure those ends, not for
a favored few but for the great
masses of men. The same spirit of
altruistic service that builds hos
pitals for the sick, asylums for or
phans, and philanthropic institutions
for the unfortunate of all kinds, also
equips gymnasiums and playgrounds,
organizes Boy Scouts and Girl
If the world ever accepts any such
doctrine as this physician teaches
and carries it to a logical conclusion
it will have no further use for the
doctors themselves.
The food speculators have not man!
fested any overwhelming desire to
contribute their Ill-gotten gains
the American Red Cross.
Food speculators are exhorted to
consider the fate of the French
financier who proposed, -Let the peo
ple eat grass." There are also lamp
posts In this country.
It was never Intended, hen Sena
tors took an oath to support the
Constitution, that they should use
the Constitution as a bulwark of Ger
man aggression and Intrigue.
The only question remaining Is the
order In which the roll of fallen des
pots will be called. Following Nicho
las and Constantlne, will it be Wll
helm, or Ferdinand, or Mohammed V?
The Liberty bond Is a tie that binds
, man to his country.
The acquisition of the Jamestown
Exposition site reminds Virginian,
anew that the original Jamestown was
founded several yeara before the Pit
grim Fathera planted their consider
able feet on Plymouth Rock.
Don Marquis'
The Russian political prisoners
seem to have had quite a coming-out
Because majorities are often wrong
it does not follow that minorities are
always right.
There is nothing more exasperating
than a cranky typewriter ... ex
cept, perhaps, a cranky stenographer.
No democracy is real where the
politicians are not afraid of the peo
ple. If you want to get an Idea across
make the public think you got it from
A charlatan Is often a great man
who was found out Just a bit too soon
by reporters and historians.
A bad man is one -whose virtues are
dissimilar to those of his age.
The world Is divided Into two sects:
people who are thanking God that
they are not as the Pharisees, and
Pharisees who are thanking God that
they are not as "other, people.
Toleration is being willing to let
every one go to hell In his own nana
basket. A state church Is an organization
with control of the hand-basket con
A man's reputation frequently grows
out of an event with which he has
had merely a superficial connection.
These anarchists and advance agents
of Utopia seem to be all geniuses, and
are. therefore, not fit to rule a world
with which they are out of sympathy
because It has so little genius in It.
Every time a new physical doctrine
like the evolutionary theory comes
along certain people cry out that they
are losing a god, and certain others
that they have found a new one.
But little gods that are won and
lost so easily are, perhaps, of no great
The people who care the most about
making the world over Into a better
thing are usually so fiery and eager
that they give themselves little time
for reflection.
And the people who keep cool and
reflect enough are usually lacking In
evangelical pep.
To a Bullet.
My head aches and the odor of the
Stalks like their luckless wraiths
above- the trench.
The wounded groan, and I envision
And some one screams a woman's
name. In French.
I hear a German shout In vulgar Joy
(A bullet drilled our subaltern,
who'd crept
With some poor wailing private on
his back:
A noble, hero boy.
They got the private as, in pain, he
And then the whispered word
comes to attack!
We did attack ten thousand of us
Their guns streamed level death
and won the bout:
Destroying angels, with Instructions
The first born sparing, wiping
youngsters out.
I see them sprinkled over all the
And wonder, as I wait a deft conge.
How quick the young die. and
how slow the old
With what ambitious haste
As if they sprang from schoolrooms
to their play
These boys went running back to
primal mold.
Their twisted faces, near enough to
Are poignant chapters of their
stunted years:
Their eager eyes, the gushing as they
The simple power of their absent
AH point an Inexperience of fate;
They do not ale line aerencis, in
Clinging with frenzy to their
flimsy lives.
They rather underrate
The great adventure, nut ineir
towseled heads
Are not unnumbered by the Saint
who shrives.
Ah, Metal that so cancels qulck-
Ilvea youtn
(And this resolves an economic fix)
Hold back while I enunciate a truth.
And then dispatch me to the tlde
less Styx.
Ten million lads who fall In rhythmed
Are less than ten of non-conrerlp-tlon
Who stay at home and let their
valor run
Chiefly to potent Ifs . . .
Some day the world may And a
truer gauge
But I am young, and. Bullet, near
the sun.
Not having time enough Is no ex
cuse. If you haven't time enough to do
what you know you should do, take
As men grow older they slow up
In effort not so much through lack
of power as because succs and fail
ure have grown to look so much
An alibi may fool the Judge, the
lurv. and even your own lawyer.
But your wife and the recording
angel will know about what the facts
It Is lmposlsble for the human race
to ouit fussing with morality.
They even foist It on the careless
gods. uu. aiAKWUia.
"Henry, csn you look me In the eye.
and tell me a ralsenooni
"I'm afraid I can. dear."
"Oh, you brute!"
"Could I ever have persuaded n wo-
man like you to marry me If I hadn't
exaggerated my good qualities?"
Manager of Dime Museum You'll
have to Are that "glass-eater." He's
too swelled up for this house.
Astlitsnt Manager Why, what's
the matter!
Manager He won't eat anything
but cut glass.
War Questions
The Times receives every day
questions concerning service in
the war and other matters re
lating to the war. In this column
the questions and replies to them
will be printed, as It Is obviously
Impossible to answer telephone
queries. a"u inquiries should be
mailed to
The Times.
O. Why is (Ae ' War Department
thowing tuch a preference for older
men or the second (raising campsf So
much ttrct i being laid on '
there must be tome good reason or it.
A. An effort Is being made to pro
cure men for the higher commands,
captains, majors, and lieutenant
colonejs. The men now In training
will supply the need for Junior of
ficers, and for the higher grades men
of mature Judgment are wanted. It
Is hoped that, men who have had
practical experience handling men,
whether they have had military ex
perience or not, will apply.
O. How trill the teleetion from the
men who are regittered be made lor
conscription f
A. Details are now being worked
out. It is planned to chose them
by lot, and everyprecautlon Is being
taken to insure a fair selection, with
no chances for "pull" giving any
preference. The. plan will be made
public shortly.
O. What become of the King of
Greece nova that he hot abdleatedt Will
Ae 6 arretted or be placed under
A. King Constantlne In abdictlng
announced that he would quit 'he
country. It Is understood that he
will take up his residence In Switzer
O. I am a cilUen of New York, now
in the Reierve Corp. Doe a man
in service in 1A army or navy have to
register in the 8tate military service
How about the Officer' Reterve, En
litted Reterve, Sational Guard, and the
Ifaval Retervet
A. All persons In the United States
army and navy and such units of the
national guard or naval militia an
have already been called Into the
Federal service are exempt from
registration. Members of organlza
tlons which, although subject to the
Federal call, -have not yet been or
dered Into the Government's service,
are required to register.
O. How can Join the United State
Xoiol Reterve forcet What are the
qualification r What i the payl Can
I Join for the period of the wart
A. The United States naval re
serve force recently announced that
It Is no longer accepting recruits wio
are not experienced In seamanship or
skilled aa carpenters, mechanics, wire
less operators, cooks, firemen, elec
tricians, or similar trades. The pay
scale Is the same as that In the navy.
You enlist in the naval reserve force
for the period of five years, although
you are called Into active service rnly
during the term of war.
O. r am a Ucented pharmacltt, and
would lite to work in the naval hot
pitalt. To whom thould I apply for in-
A. To the Bureau of Medicine and
Surgery. Navy Department. The de
DartmenL however. Is not now enroll
ing men as pharmacists, no matter
what their previous experience. r.acn
must start at the botto-n and ma be
advanced to pharmacist as a reward
or merit.
O. A tubject of Turkey, who wa
born In Austria, came to thlt 'country,
and after being here the required time
became a citizen of the United State.
Yet by a mistake he become a citizen
by aying he wa born in Auttria, and
the Judge, taking it for granted that he
tea a rubltct of Auttria, cavtet him
to twear away all allegiance to the Em
peror Francis Joeeph, but not (as Ae
thould have done) to the Sultan of Tur
key. I hi citizenthip valid and are
hi paper correct!
A. Technically, no. The law re
quires him "to renounce forever all
allegiance and fidelity to nny foreign
prince, potentate, state or sovereign
ty, and particularly the one of which
he may at the time be a citizen or
subject," If he will spply at or write
the chief naturalization examiner's
office. 8 Beekman street. New York,
the matter will receive attention and
the necessary steps be taken to cor
rect the papers.
O. Will you please ten me fAe per
manent station of the Eighth United
State Field Artilleryt
A. Fort Bliss, El' Paso, Tex.
Q. We Aare fares ton, one in the
Sational Guard, the other two regit
tered. One ton put in answer to the
dependency quettion that he partly
tupportt us, Ais parentt; the other ton
left it blank, thinking he could explain
to the exemption board in cote he it
called, to that the board could pick out
which one U to 'ay name, since mey
both contribute to our tupport. Do you
think they will get a chance to explain
to the board, at they alto left blank
question .Vo. 12 ailing whether they
claimed exemption t
A Yes. they will get a chance to
explain to the exemption board.
Roots of White Heath of France
Furnish Material.
An effect of the war has been to
give an Impetus to the briar pipe
manufacture. Few smokers whose
hand is wont to nurse their favorite
briar could say offhand where this
particular creature comfort comes
from. It Is the root 01 tne rrencn
white heath which furnishes the pipe
This little tree flourishes (B-Sjinst
of the countries bordering upon the
Medlterrsnean. But the roots most In
demand for pipe making, aroma, and
brightness of wood being the desir
able qualities, flourish In the Tuscan
Maremma, In the neighborhood of
Follonles, Ceclna, and Grosseto. where
all the aristocrats of the pipe world
are shaped Into being.
Son ra. what do the Head Hunters
do with the heads after they get
them? ,. . ...
Pa Make noodle soup of them, I
guess. Don't bother me again.
Behold the douithty doughnut.
Reposing on tne intu:
You're welcome to such weighty
I pass it up myself.
Collector Did you look at the little
bill I left yesterdas- sir?
House Member Yes: It has passed
the first reading Boston Globe.
Baker s Three Advisers Gave
Up Good Posts to Aid Nation
Keppel, Dean of Columbia; Frankfurter, Law' Professor,
and Lippmann, Editor, Work) Hard for Nominal Pay.
In many respects the most remark
able official staff in the office of any
member of the Cabinet la that formed
by the three confidential advisers to
Secretary of War Baker, Frederick P.
Keppel, Felix Frankfurter, and Wal
ter Lippmann.
All three gave up lucrative positions
to come to Washington and volunteer
their services to the Government for
the war. And so far about all the
thanks they have had for their pains
have come from Secretary Baker and
the war chiefs who know the work
they are doing. The rest of the com
ment has run more to criticism di
rected at Secretary Baker for ex
ceeding his constitutional authority
in creating executive positions with
out authority of law.
Up at the War Department, where
clocks have been discarded as useless
and the war staff is working oh .an
elghteen-hour schedule, they Insist
this Congressional criticism Is based
on a false premise, for the Secretary's
confidential advisers have not been
given "positions," but "Jobs." And
there Is no eight-hour day applying
to those. Jobs.
Dean Keppel Offered Services,
Take the case of Frederick P. Kep
pel, for Instance.
Dr. Keppel was desn of Columbia
College at the outbreak of war. na
tionally known as an educator and col
lege administrator. He couldn't eallst
In the regular army, because of the
limit. This Is violating no confidence,
for Dean Keppel Is the father of five
husky boys, and Isn't ashamed to ad
mit his birthdays. Manifestly, he could
not enter the conscription army be
cause here the age limit also inter
vened. So Dean Keppel told the authorities of
Columbia that he wanted a leave of ab
sence for the ,war. Then he took a train
to Washington and offered bis services
to the Government in any capacity In
which he could be used.
There was a clerical vacancy In
Secretary Baker's office, a Job paying
Just about enough to pay Dean Kee
pers room rent ana turnisn ammuni
tion for the briar pipe he pulls away
on air day. Since then he has been
coming to work with the a o'clock
clerks, but he hasn't flult with them.
It has been nearly midnight night
after night before Dean Keppel called
it a day.
Frankfurter Also Volunteered.
Then there's the case of Felix
Mr. Frankfurter was Secretary
Stlmson's rleht-hand man when the
latter was Secretary of War under
President TafL He hed been asso
ciated with 8tlmson before that.
When the war broke out he was law
professor at Harvard law school, ana
up to his ears in work, not only with
his law lectures, but with the legal
cases he fell heir to when Associate
Says Young Men Desert Oregon and
Washington State,
To tie Editor of THE TIMES:
I am able to tell you tne exact rea
son why there are now oniy nooui
half the young men In Washington
and Oregon that the census experts
estimated. It is due to the lawa of
those States which Interfere with per
sonal liberties.
The prohibition laws, and the ex
cessive vigilance of the police in the
larger towns where draft ordinances
forbid nearly all the amusements and
diversions that please the young men,
are the cause. No young man with
real red blood In his veins and man
hood In his nerve can And anything
now In Washington or Oregon that
appeals to him over and above other
They have left those States simply
because a few particular things thst
they wished to luxuriate in have been
legislated out of existence. It Is
very dangerous there to play a game
of cards, and the possession of a
little wine or liquor of any sort is
likely to be followed by a term In
Most of the young women are
working now and the young men
never see them, except at a distance,
and the laws are such that It Is ex
tremely dsngerous to even speak to
a woman in those States. Excepting
the picture shows, there are now no
longer even any theatrical amuse
ments In those States.
The cold, quiet figures of the mill
.., -.-i.ir.tlnn tell the story in no
..nrertaln fashion. We knew before.
and this Is the mathematical demon
stration, that all the best men have
left Washington and Oregon, because
what men want has been legislated
out of the untryLth.jre.HNsojfi
Formerly of Woodrlver, Ore.
Suggests soldiers and Sailors De Com
pelled to Learn to Swim Because of
Submarine Dansjer.
.... vit,- r THK TIMES.
iU IM ..-.. --- ...I...V,-
As the columns 01 jur ","11"
paper are open to public discussion of
matters that would be of benefit to
the Government and people In tno
waging of war against Germany. I
beg leave to suggest that every sol
dler and sailor be compelled to learn
to swim.
To my mind this Is as essential as
learning to drill and maneuver, be
cause of the fact that In crossing the
ocean they might be thrown In the
water at any moment, by reason of
submarine attack, and with even a
slight knowledge of the art of swim
mine, they could mslntaln themselves
on the surface until rescued Orantlns
that they would be provided with life
preservers, hundreds would fail to
procure them and In consequence
might be lost.
Secondly, swimming is a real live
sport and diversion. I appreciate the
fact that the location of some of the
camp sites or cantonments might need
to be changed to carry out this plan.
yet I believe it enii.
.,.- ...serration is that the food
control bill now being considered by
Congress should Include control over
all drugs, medicines, arid "Teal
equipment, used during the period of
To mr mind, we need drug strat
egy aa well aa food tr.le
14.' 1917.
Justice Brandels wae elevated to the
Supreme Bench. But Mr. Frankfur
ter volunteered for the emergency and
has been violating the eight-hour law
in Secretary Baker's office ever
Then there Is the case of 'Walter
Llppman. Mr. Llppman gave up his
desk as associate editor of the New
Republic to come to Washington, not
to accept a position, but to tske a
Job at a "nominal" wage, the sum
total of which will Just about equal
the Interest on tne royalties he re
ceives from his books.
Has Alibi Aa To JTame.
Some of the Congressional and
newspaper critics have seen some sig
nificance In the fact that air three or
Secretary Baker's confident!! advis
ers have German names, nut jjou
Keppel was prepared at once with a
personal alibi here. -
"Both of my parents were Irish,
Dean Keppel said, showing again that
Shakespesre was more or less right
In observing that there'! nothing In
a name.
Dean Keppel Is a graduate of Co
lumbia College, of which he now is
dean. He worked for Harper A
Brothers after leaving college, but
returned to his alma mater as secre
tary to President Seth Low. When
Nicholas Murray Butler was made
president of Columbia University, Dr.
Keppel waa named secretary of the
university, serving In this capacity
for ten years.
For the last seven years he has been
dean of Columbia College, serving for
that same oeriod as secretary of the
Assoclstlon for International Concilia
tion and finding time for considerable
wrltinr. Including a volume on Colum
bia University for the oxford nress.
Came Here- With Stlmsar,
Felix Frankfurter was graduated from
the City College of New York, and
later went throuch Harvard Law
1 Rchnnl Then he eamn to Washington
with Secretary 8tlmson. and served for
some time as solicitor of the Bureau
of Insular Affairs after the occupation
of the Philippines, when that bureau
wsp one of the most Important In the
War Department
Mr. Frankfurter not only Is an
authority on legal lore, but he has
demonstrated himself an able trial
lawyer by fighting before the United
States Supreme Court a number of
the cases left unfinished by Justice
Brandels. His work at the War De
partment now Is that of confidential
adviser to Secretary Baker on labor
Walter Lippmann. author of the
"Stakes of Diplomacy," and "Drift
and Mastery." Is Secretary Baker's
adviser In the problems arising-
throus-h the work of the Council of
National Defense. He has no admin
istrative duties In connection with
the council, but Secretary Baker has
called him In to -aid In solving this
branch of the war's problems.
Australian Tells of Incident In
Fighting at Bullecourt.
"You remember the scrap at Lagnl-
courtr asked an Australian sergeant.
"Well. I was in that, and I saw one
of our brigades get Into a bit of a
mess at Bullecourt. It looked as
though the Frltzes had surrounded
them and bad their machine guns
working overtime on them. We got a
bit of our men back from that, all the
same. We were rushed up a sunken
road. The major told the chaps to
keep still as mice, as Fritz waa com
ing along. Dawn was just creaking.
"Some one got excited and yell
ed out, "Come on, Fritz, we're
ready for you!' The major cursed a
bit- I was afraid they would hear
him. Then the major shouted, Now,
boys, let 'em have it!
"Then things happened. We all got
up. cheering like mad, and went for a
thick mob of Frltzes we could Just
pick out as the light grew. The air
was full of curses and cries, and you
could bear the thuds as Australian
rifle butts hit Fritz's headpiece. They
didn't stick It long, and we went clean
through 'em with butt and bayonet.
Into another lot, and we went through
them, too.
"I never
sheer killing.
anything like It for
Lloyd-George, Brland, and Others
Had Lowly Origin.
LONDON. June 14. The lowly boy
hood of Premier Lloyd-George, sud
denly brought Into contrast with his
achievements oi miaaie mc, u
-.,...,1 the Eneilsh Deople to scrutin
ize the early carers of the other en
tente leaders.
p.i.Premler Brland of France, It
waa aarertalned. was the sou of
rsf. owner at St. Nazalre. his first
ik w. thst of a reporter for
labor paper, so poorly paid that he
had to decline a lecture Invitation be
cause be had no shoes. The promoters
wired money enaonng uriana io uu,
a pair in time to deliver the lecture.
General Smuts, ex-rebel and now
a participant In the Empire Council
because of his victories over the Ger
mans in Africa, spent his boyhood
herding his father's sheep In Cape
Colony. Later he aiienaeo. an i.-
llsh university. Decomuis. .-..,...
8lr Sam Hughes, the Australian
premier, also rose from a lowly nn
- tie, .n.t narrowlr missed partici
pation in the Empire Council.
Some little folks were playing
"keeping house." Robert w?,l,,.'!!',ftt
Jane mamma. After much .difficulty
In managing so large a brood. Papa
Robert finally burst out with: Say.
there are too many children In tne
family one of you will have to be
the dog'"
"Henry, here's a hair on your coat!"
"Yes, dear. It's one yours."
"But It's a blonde hair and my hair
Is black.
"I know, dear, but you mint remem
ber I haven't worn this coat before in
a month."
Faplelgh Miss Hltts, pway don't let
mv.r-.ll intshfern with any ar
wrangements you may have, doncherlreti
know. Just act aser If I wasnt.ha
..Sit" TrYlVcYeed to .Soy mV
Army Orders
Second Lieut. Frank W. Brooks. Jr,
Infantry Officers Reserve Corps, re
signed. Second Lieut. William Mlntier. Ca
valry Officers' Reserve Corps, re
signed. First Lieut. Frederick D. Hansen,
Ordnance Officers' Reserve Corps, to
Washington chief of ordnance.
Officers of Coast Artillery Corps re
lieved from duty as Instructors In
military science and tactics at close
of academic year, to report to the
commanding officer of the coast de
fenses indicated for assignment to
duty: CapL 8andarford Jarman, de
tached officers' list, coast defenses
of Chesapeake Bay: CapL Clifford C
Carson, detached officers list, coast
defenses of Chesapeake Bay: Cap.
William S. Bower detached officers
list, coast defenses of eastern New
York: Capf. Joseph Matson, detached
officers' list, coast defenses of San
Francisco; First Lieut. William D.
Frazer. detached officers list, coast
defenses of San Francisco.
Officers of Adjutant General's Offi
cers Rsserve Corps assigned to ac
tive duty, to report to commanding
general. Southern Department, Fort
Sam Houston, Tex.: Major Jennings
C Wise, Major Throop M. Wilder and
Major Rene E. Fralle. '
First Lieut. Everett G. Brownell,
Medical Reserve Corps, assigned to
Mlneola, Long IsUnd. N. Y, aviation
section. Signal Officers' Reserve
Major Harold W. Jones. Medical
Corps. Ford Motor Company, Detroit.
CapL Walter Clarke Howe, Medical
Reserve Corps, honorably discharged.
Major Henry G. Opdycke, Signal
Officers' Reserve Corps, to New York,
as assistant to signal officer of East
ern DepartmenL
First Lleuf, William L. Rich. Jr..
ordnance officers reserve corps, to
Washington aa chief of ordnance.
CapL Harry E. Strlder. signal of
ficers' reserve corps, to Eastern de
partmenL Transfers at request of officers:
Second Lieut. Warfleld M. Lewis,
Twenty-second infantry, to Twelfth
Infantry; Second leuL Leo J. Erler.
Twelfth Infantry, to -Twenty-second
First Lieut. Charles P. Tyraeaen,
ordnance officers reserve corps, to
Rock Island arsenal. Rock Island, I1L
First Lieut. William C. Bennett,
medical reserve corps, to Fort Logan,
Capt. Herbert w; Taylor, medical
reserve corps, honorably discharged.
First Lieut. Dwight F. Moras. Ord
nance Officers" Reserve Corps, to
Frankford Arsenal. Pa.
CapL Lawrence R. Qutnn, Ordnance
Officers' Reserve Corps, to Washing
ton, chief of ordnance.
First Lieut. George A. Perley. Ord
nance Officers' Reserve Corps, to
Syracuse, N. Y.
Transfers at reaueet of officers:
CapL James E. McDonald, Forty-ninth ,
Infantry, to Tenth mrantry: uapi.
Arthur D. Budd, Tenth Infantry, to
Forty-ninth Infantry.
First LleuL Frederick D. Cart
wright, Medical Reserve Corps, to
Bowling Green, Ky.
First LleuL Thompson Edwards,
medical reserve corps, to Fort-Benjamin
Harrison, Ind.
First LleuL William A. Doeppera.
medical reserve corps, to Fort Benja
min Harrison, Ind.
First LleuL Thomas G. Holmes,
medical reserve corps, to Detroit,
First LleuL John R. LeCompte, med
ical reserve corps, to Fort Ogle-
thoroe. Ga,
First LleuL John S. McAfee, med
ical reserve corps, to Central Depart
menL First LleuL John L. Meeker, medical
reserve corps, to Fort Oglethorpe, ut.
First LleuL Frederick Miller, En
gineer Offleera' Reserve Corps, to
Cleveland. Ohio, and Schenectady,
N. Y.
Commanding orScer. Fourth Regi
ment of Engineers, assigned as com
manding officer of engineer training
camp, at Vancouver Barracks. Wash,
Commanding- officer. Seventh Regi
ment of Engineers, assigned as com
mending officer of engineer training
eamD. at Fort Leavenworth. Kan.
Commanding officer. First Regi
ment of. Engineers, assigned as com
manding officer of engineer training
camn. at Belvolr. va.
Commanding officer. Sixth Regi
ment of Engineers, assigned as com
manding officer of engineer training
camp, at the American University
grounds, this city.
CapL Charles J. Ferris, field ar
tillery, detached officers HsL Wash
ington, for examination to determine
fitness for promotion.
First LleuL Loyd Thompson. Medi
cal Reserve Corps, to Army and Navy
General Hospital. Hot Springs. Ark.
CspL Philip B. Fleming, Fifth En
gineers, leave for ten days.
CapL Thomas F. Van Natta. Six
teenth Cavalry, to Fort Leavenworth,
Board of officers to consist of CapL
Walter G. Kilner. Junior military avi
ator. Signal Corps: CapL Ira A. Rader,
Junior military aviator. Signal Corps:
CapL John W. Butts. Junior military
aviator. Signal Corps: First LleuL
Arthur G. Coumbe, Medical Officers'
Reserve Corps, appointed to meet at
Signal Corps Aviation School. Mlneola,
Long Island. N. Y.. to examine First
LleuL Lewis H. Brereton, Second
Field Artillery, to determine his qual
ifications for rating as Junior military
Paragraph 101. special orders. No.
158, June 4. 1917, War Department,
amended as relates to CapL Thomas
W. Hammond. Philippine ScouU. to
read CapL Thomas W. Hammond, In
Harvest From Tract In St. Louis
Snows Great Possibilities.
ST. LOUIS, June 14. A demonstra
tion of the possibilities of scientific
rieulture Is shown on a tract of
ta(t at ttiA aauinwesi earner ui cm
- . Olrl.
car roe and Forsythe boulevard.
.,-.. (mm WaahlnKton University,
where a crop of alfalfa Is being har
vested. Marly city people, not familiar
...its arrleulture. were surprised to
learn that what they thought was a
patch of weeds was really a heavy
crop of alfalfa one of the best of all
farm crops. Two and possibly three
more crops, equal to the ftrsL proba
bly will be harvested this year.
The top soil was all removed from
this tract of land a few years aco.
leaving a sub-soil of clay. Secretary
of Agriculture Houston, who when
chancellor of Washington University,
lived near this site, showed the own
er how the ground could be planted
to alfalfa. The directions ef the Sec
retary were followed, with the result
a very heavy crop has been pro
The alfalfa. In addition to produc-
- ln .f auanm... tOf hay. ...o
Today's Calendar
For the District of Columbia, Mary
land, and Virginia, thundershowers
this afternoon, fair tonight and Fri
day; cooler tonight: moderate south,
shitting to west winds.
The western area of high baro
meter has spread eastward, bringing
cooler weather to all region between
the Appalachian and Rocky mountain,
and the weather Is now unseasonably
cool In the northern border States
from the Great Lakea westward to
the Rocky mountains. The weather
continues warm In the Atlantic and
Pacific States.
There have been showers and
thunderstorms within the last twsn-ty-four
hour in the region of the
Great Lakes, the Mississippi and Ohio
valleys. Tennessee, and the East
Gulf 8tates.
Except for thundershowers thui
afternoon In the Atlantic States, the.
weather will be generally fair dur
ing the next thirty-six houra east or
the Mississippi river,.
The .weather will Be cooler tontrht
throughout the Atlantic and East
Gulf States. The temperature will
rise somewhat Friday In the upper
Lake region.
Frost Is forecast for tonight In
upper Michigan.
Storm warnings are displayed oa
Lake Superior, northern Lake Michi
gan, and northern Lake Huron.
The winds along the New England
and middle Atlantic coasts will be
fresh south, shifting to west: on th-j
south Atlantic and east Gulf eoatU
moderate variable, becoming north
wesL Steamers departing today for Eu
ropean ports will have fresh souta,
to west winds and overcasL showerr
weather to the Grand Banks.
t a. m vrM "" -2
a. m. - 1 DOeo " fi
It a. m. - 1 1 p. m, ............ h
imui umDarature for this data for the
last a yean. n.
JJJ a. m.:1eliht XJIM-M a. m.: helsjt M
.u p. m.: heUM Ltlm-n p. m-: btUjat .
Bun to 4:n a. trrlJIoen rises p. .
Sun sets J:JS p. in. Moon rts JM a. m.
Ltxht aotocobue lamps at S.-OS p. m.
ni in.tinn. at TTnltad States Weather B-0.
reau stations, taken st I a. m. today, aarentl"-
mtn nmuu time:
Temperature Rainfall
Last II brs.Barora- Lat
Stations. Hisb, Low. eter. M hrs-Weathev.
Albanr 0 M J aoaar
Atlantic City.
Bottoa ...
Buffalo ......
Chicago....... Cincinnati....
Denver ......j
Detroit ....
J Cloudy
'Jl Clear
Si Clesr
.M Clear
J Clear
El Paso
GelTeaton..... M
Helena M 41
JaekaenTtna.. U Tl
Kansas City- M
Los Anselee 10 a
LeuliTlllo..... U M
Mlsml .- M Tl
New Orlaajuv te n
New Tort ( U
Oklahoma.. 10 a
psoentx ..-..1M TO
PertIasd.Ua.. (. u
PortIsnd.OTe SO H
Salt LakaClty U 41
San Antonli,. S4 74
Saa Dlese.-. TO a
San Ttmncttco 74 44
St- Louis.-... M 0
st, Paul 44
Washington.. 17 71
MJt Clear
mis aar
Mia Pt,eloor
sa dear
ttta .Clear
MM .14 Clear
M.0J .at Cloudy
M.19 M Cloudy
Z9.M jn. Cloudy
lo.M Clear
an Pt-cloaey
9M Clear
M.04 ja Cloudy
9.M- doody
J0.H Clear
KJt Clear
SOJO Clear
rajs Clear
JOJ4 dear
MJ0 M Clmr
Mil. Ptclooy
ztjr dear '
Interesting Eventt of Important
Scheduled for Today.
Annual strawberry fastrral of AH Sebrta
Church. Chery Chase drds. Jto W p-m.
Meeting of metrer ctrmmltuemauat.
ssnlzatlons. parlor of Ehbltt Hotel, list
Inner." . Arts dobs ef Wsshraiton. SBT
street northwest. 7J p. m, Sadatpa D
Zepp trill epeak. .
StareopUeoo lecture. SL BTida's Woedouut
neater of the National Cathedral School
tor Ok-ls. by the Krr. Uewenya JI. Cater.
lletSns. nstloaal eottunlttee of patrtotle an
dereaM secure, wnlard Hats!. M a. m,
and Z. P- m.
RecepUoo, Smithsonian Initiation, to meBM
Ixrs of (Tench Sdtntins MUston, I P. m.
rux Cay sxeretaas. Pint censreratleaal
Charch. Tenth and O stetts northwest, by
Woman's Keller Corps, Department of the
Potomac, s p. ra.
Meeiuc beard of suisraan. lutas xer.
chants; .Association, association rooms. S
n. m.
AAm- T-.aMnt -Wilson, at Tlac TJaDy ex
CJcISeS. nM-npwl annrwicnt wwaa, m
Atvae meats-
Balaaeo rums, -lota the Woman.- names
a.ajt aivaeiriie1
w.,..i.i--nu Serine Vala.' by
bT. Kelth'aadeTlJle, J- and t Ji p.
Poll's The Heart of Wetone," by 1
puvTora, SiZO p. in.
Lmit ConjnMa Uotion picture. 1S-J a. ss.
Etnnd-iloOon pleraree, 1S.S0 a. m. to 11 m,
Garden-Uotlon pteturea, lJI a. m. to a
Cua Echo Park Free menu pictures, dan,
,-twa; and amusements, t p. re
Smoker. Winart HcteL p. ir- for Twang
Rotarlans en rente to Atlanta for oauTenj.
Uon. by local BouUTT'Cliib.
Luncheon laeethis. nnanoe committee. Dis
trict Chapter of Red Cross. Rauchrs, 1
p. m.
Latrn feu, Oehr-ont. MOO Tocrteecta stseeri
corthweu, p. ra beneat Red Crcas
Bank clerics excursion, iMvIna Sevenee
street wharf, at w a. m.. 1M p. ra, and I
plcnl? Glen Echo, by ladles of Capttot Sffl
History dub, IS a. m.
Exhibit Industrial work of Leoox Preveea-
Uonal School, Fifth and O streets south.
et, I to 1 n m.
Mealies. D. A. K. representatives, CoOea
Women's Oub, 1004 T Itint DorUnrest.
Mrs. Newpop John, dear, do T04
think so much bread and molassea la
good for the baby!
Newpop Sure It !s. Bread Is tao
staff of life, you kno-v.
jira. Newpop Oh. I suppose the
bread won't hurt him but so much,
Newpop But he doesnt eat tha
molasse.. my dear; he leaves It 00
the cuaira and door knobs.
Hiker They say that tents will last
two or three times as long It thsry,
are given a ccat oftcr.
Piker That la why people are al
ways pitching their tents, 1 suppose.
My advice to you Is to have an op
eration at once."
-I'll have 1L doctor. If yon will be
up to Cute and take your pay a dollar
duwn and a dollar a month."
Pyker That chap you were talking;
to on the corner looks like a prize
fighter. Hvker Tes. that's a facL but he's
my etlent partner.
Pj ker Does he foot the bllln?
Pyker -No, Indeed; he merely foota
the bill collectors.

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