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EDITORIAL PAGE OF THE WsgBHH4ai0NEB NOVEMBER 10,1917 WASHINGTON WwHmwms THE NATIONAL DAILY ARTHUR BRISBANE. Editor and Owner EIXJAR D. SHAW, PublUher Entered as eeond clui matter at the Poetofdce at Washing-ton. D. C. Published Every Evenlne (Including Sundays) by the Washington Times Company, Munsey Building, Pennsylvania Ave. Hal? Subscriptions: 1 year (Inc. Sundays). $7.00 3 Months. $1.7B. 1 Month. 60c SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 10. HIT. The Wisdom of Napoleon-No. 9 The Proper Knowledge of Men. Where To? By Coffman At this particular time, studying condition In Europe, seeing Prus-la-flflhtlnp. under ONE controlling mind, while the Allies tight separ ately, you will read with Interest a few quotations from Napoleon greatest Individual leader that the world hai produced. "GOOD GOD! HOW RARE 'MEN ARE." NAPOLEON. Russia goes to pieces for lack of a MAN. Four par ties, Maximalists, BolsheviM, Socialists, and Social Demo crats poll and push, the nation suffers and Germany grins for lack of A MAN to drive the machine in some one direc tion. We can do nothing much for Russia here except send over hundreds of millions and hope that t money may help some ONE man to do something. But in America, where continued efficiency and work of business men is vitally important, we CAN apply the practical wisdom of the great Napoleon to our own affairs.. Employers sigh, over big payrolls, and feel uneasy look ing at big salaries opposite the names of comparatively small men. To all these employers we recommend the wijdom of Na poleon, who said: "I know the depth and draught of water of every one of my generals." Napoleon was pessimistic in his view of men's moral characters. He looked on the dark side. He made the mis. take of attaching men to him solely by the bond of admira tion, rather than through friendship and kindness. BUT he was never deceived in regard to a man's ac tual ability. He solved the problem that confronts every man em ploying other men. Any fool with money may HIRE the best man, but only a man of real ability can get the BEST WORK out of the best man after he has hired trim. Napoleon's genius saw the ability in men as clearly as the x-ray shows a hidden bullet. The greatest faculty in a successful employer of other men is this: To know that a man is great before that man himself knows it, and by encouraging and developing his greatness, to attach him to you. In this art of analyzing men Napoleon vwas master. During his days of power he promoted scores of men whom others would never have understood. SEVENTEEN COMMON SOLDIERS IN HIS ARMY WERE RAISED TO THE RANK OP KING, MARSHAL, DUKE OR GENERAL. The despised Corsican, whom kings had sneered at, en joyed the sensation of making kings out of his common sol diers, and of marrying his own relatives to relatives of kings and emperors. Napoleon said: "When soldiers have been baptized in the fire of the bat tlefield, they have all one rank in my eyes." He meant that their lack of rank did not affect him if they had merit. The ordinary soldier was in his eves a small nawn in his big chess game, dragged up mercilessly to the cannon to j do snot down. Read this short dialogue: "Sire, General Clarke cannot combine with General Junot 'for the dreadful fire of the Austrian battery." "Let him carry the battery." "Sire, every regiment that approaches the heavy artillery is sacrificed. Sire, what orders?" The answer was: "FORWARD! FORWARD!" And the "chaire a canon" flesh for cannon as Napoleon called it, was marched up to stop the Austrian bullets. ' Of employers who fail, a large majority do not know how to utilize the services of able men. Others fail because ey cannot appreciate the inestimable value of a really good ' man's assistance. Said Napoleon: "Good God! How rare men are! There are eighteen mil lions. in Italy, and I have with difficulty found twoDandolo and MeizL" I You will observe that he DID find the two out of the , eighteen millions that would answer his purpose. If you want to succeed, learn to know the "depth and draught of water" of the men who work under you. And when you have found their capacity, encourage them to do tne oesc iney Know. ' If you are an employer, remember that all the good work , done under you goes to your credit. ' JNapoieon could not have succeeded without generals that he made and directed. Make YOUR little generals work to build up your repu tation. Don't be jealous or envious. Realize the scarcity of good men. Study the art of discovering ability in men be fore they discover it themselves. Once they discover it, they are apt to get what is technically known as "the big head," and it may be too late for you to use them. Above all study and learn YOUR OWN "depth and I draught of water." That's the BIG study, for office boy or Napoleon. BBBBSSBBBBS tHw ''N JBsSsaisssilssssssssm ssssssH 1 - 8 ssssVf HlssssssssssslsllV VssWft V HssssssscsssssssHC sssK &, ifjsWsMBftfflB&rl jwSSraSoSilT l ssssssssssH HeaHr 'HflSfiHK IS M l4Jlsssfe rfCTTjWswSjy?T-y W i lite wKBmmmMMh hi r .. vm saiagHgi- imsm . im wim wmmmwntwmmit0Tajrmjau mm mmmmmimii Mwmm Ew.mmiMmMtjmBa mmmBmmmmmmmmlmmmm HOW MUCH HIGHER MUST WE PUSH IT? Mabel Dodge Writes About the Liver and Liver Trouble Peopli e Who Have Liver Trouble Are the Ones Who Have No Faith in Anything. By Mabel Dodge. N olden times kings used to J faith In their life-giving human re- their pet animals cut " lotions, or faith in some great vuoj ui uicai, vi laiui in vjuu. I don't mean the ones who mere ly profess it, but the ones who really have It These are the ones who live by faith, who get their living essence from faith, and the liver is their witness. In French the liver is called "foie," and faith is called "foi." It is the same word in pronuncia ciation an "e" is added; that's all. In German, life is "leben" and liver Is "lleber" This Is no acci dental connection, but an ancient and fundamental one. Is Linked Wilh Faith and Life. In Russian liver is "pechionka," which meaia heater, as "petch" is stove. And faith is the warmer the heater is it not? In the legend, Prometheus stole the "sacred fire" from heaven. He tried to steal life or faith and he was punished by being chained to a rock, where vultures devoured his liver. In our English language there is a close connection between certain words that seems to carry out this relationship we are trving to show. The word "lever- 'an object for raising weights and "Deliver" nnd "liver" are all near relations and resemble each other In mean-inK-, T,-Yu ..' arrv us I"" to tne l "?'." by which we all live. Tha "faithcr" or father, is tho liver. Perhaps all this seems very fan- imfnt! K" U t0 yU f0r "Pr" Watch yourself and watch your friends. You wi'l trace pessimism, discontent, sloth d all tlm dreary downward-looking moods to the liver, and the liver will al- ; '.' u the state of the " w !'V,r,1'YinK r believing -Just as it told tho kings ,n olden , IN olden times kings used to have their pet animals cut open to find out how their livers looked. This was because it has always been well known that animals are very sensitive to the people around them and grow to resemble their masters. You can really humanize an ani mal very much if you have it in the house with you a great deal, because wc are all spiritually and Dhysically contagious to each other and also to animals So these kings in antiquity thought that If they examined the livers of their pet dogs and cats they would be able to discover the state of their own livers. And why did they want to ex amine the liver particularly? Because, for longer than you can guess, the liver has becnen dowed by people with a mysterious power and function. Look at the name it bears, and say it to yourself listening to its literal meaning liver; the Liver! So, when kings wanted to find out In what state of being they were, they looked to the "Liver" in them. The liver Is a gland that secretes a liquid called bile which Is most Important In aiding the digestion. When anything goes wrong with the liver and the distribution of bile becomes unregulated, the whole person Is Injured, the nutri tive organs no longer do their work properly the system is mora or less poisoned What Kind of People Have Liver Trouble? The people who have the most liver trouble are the ones who haven't any faith in anything, or who have had faith in something and lost it Look at all the people you know and you will find that the ones who have not liver trouble are the ones who have faith in their work, or Winifred Black Writes About Little Wrinkle How Rich, Generous, Intelligent Women Let Imaginary Defect Cut Life Short. By Winifred Black. TKNEW her when she was alive, a great, big, generous, tolerant, time. broad-minded, deep -hearted beautiful woman. I was proud to know her, I never met her but that she gave me some thing new and something line and something deep to think of and to remember. She bad a big. rambling house, set in a great, glorious garden and outside of the garden roared the challenge of the great sea almost to the steps It came, the sea. It was fine on a moonlight night to watch tho ships come sailing, sailing up over the horizon, sailing and sailing straight to port, past the garden. You could stand In the shade of the eucalyptus trees and watch them. Cnred for Adopted Children Ml Her Own. And when the stars were out, the Ben gleamed like silver and frost but it was In the storm that It was most magnificent. The woman In the great house loved It all, the storms, the moon light, tho stars shining and the sunrise, and she loved her garden, too, her great, spreading, sunny garden, with little Islands of cool shade In It There were birds In the garden, hundreds nnd hundreds of them, nightingales, too they sang In the moonlight. And there was a laughing fountain where the birds came to drink and the little squir rels, and my friend, the great woman of the noble heart, adopted children and brought them up In the garden, and when they were gronn she made professions for them and found them useful work to do and befriended them and luved them as If they were her own. The garden was on the edge of n great and magnificent city, and there was never anyone In the city In such deep trouble or In such lire distress that tho Lady of the Garden would not listen to their btorj and extend to them a loving. a gracious and a kindly hand. She was very rich, very Intelli gent, and deeply and truly loved but bqo wasn't happy. There was a wrinkle on her throaty and It worried her. Whenever she looked In the glass she didn't see her deep eyes full of love and sympathy, her kind mouth and the soft swirl of the hair off her broad and open brow. She saw only the wrinkle, and she couldn't bear It So she sent for a beauty doctor, and the beauty doctor said yes, she could remove the wrinkle; It would be painful, of course, but what was pain compared to the removing of a wrinkle? The Lady of the Garden made all her arrangements and went to the beauty doctor and had the wrinkle removed and she took some kind of medicine to allevi ate the biting pain and In the night she died. Friends BIdnt Know She Hnd Wrinkle. And her friend" couldn't under stand It she was so wise, so good, so kind, so gentle and so generous they never even knew she had a wrinkle on her throat, and If she had had fifty they would have loved her Just the same. But she did not know that and so she Is dead. And the great heart and the wide gar den are lonely and the children she had adopted have lost a mother and the world has lost a fine, good Influence. All because time wouldn't stand still and because the Lady of the Garden could not bear to see the handwriting of the years upon her throat If she had lived a little, longer ho would have come to the time where she wouldn't have minded a thousand wrinkles when she would have laughed at the idea of dying to get rid of one. What a puzzle tho life we lead In this puzzling world Is sometimes' (CepyrlsH. lilt, by Nr"PWr Ftn !. in- ami Brltiii rights r..rvl). A Brickbat From Arkansas By EAEL GODWIN. The next best thing to seeing ourselves as others see us is to have some one look us over and give us his impression: frankly. Many people come to Washingfon and tell us we have a -wonderful city. They feel an inspiration when they are in the Capital of the greatest nation their nation. That kind of talk israll rieht. and nice to hear ;" but there is a danger in the monotony of it. For that reason a letter from E. Kilnatrick. of Milvern. Ark., .should be welcomed by all of us. Mr. Kilpatrick has the wise skepticism which James Bussell Lowell teaches us is the first attribute of a jrood critic. He thinks "Washington is a grand place, but that it lacks the externals of patriotism. mt. xkjipaincK's letter contains tne iouowing: Why is not Washington, and especially the Capitol Buflding, decorated with flags and bunting-, as may- be seen in every other city and village in our country at this time. I was disappointed that Washington Joes not have any outside, appearance of inward spirit I think the Capital should take the lead in all -such matters. I have traveled for the past sixty days through many of the ctiea and towns of the United States, and in all of the State the cities and towns show from the first to the last the right spirit of patriotism. But. in the Capital of them all practically nothing. Other visitor mnlro n similar criticism. There is not enough flacr-wavine hefe to suit them. People believe Wasb ington should be full of red, white and blue all the time, just as stage traditions reauire a Senator in a play to wear a long- tailed coat and speak in measured epigrams. To the Ameri can pilgrim coming to this, the shrine of Americanism, the sanctuary should be holy ground, and the average Ameri can's. idea of national .holiness has considerable of the Stars and Stripes in it. Washington comes to the mark, and goes beyond it, whenever it is necessary to deliver the goods; but there is really something in what Mr. Kilpatrick says about a lack of flag waving. The. Government buildings could be more liberally supplied with the national colors, and anyone who has been in Philadelimia or New York recently will admit that the ocean of flags and bunting on view there every day in the year makes for a continuous Fourth of July. Tho -urTiifivHritTin nf fhp ftanitol. as uerfect in its design and nronortions as human hand and eye and brain could make it, needs no colored bunting. Already it is the symbol 'of patriotism. The artist "builded. better than he knew" when he conceived the outlines of those perfect curves whose background will ever be the free sky. Perhaps it is because we are so close to the machinery of the Government so many Washingtonians are an actual working force in the Government and take so vital a part in the really patriotic measures, that 'Washington does not think it necessary to han$ out as many flags as Arkansas would like to see; but the suggestion is made in all kindness and earnestness that Washington should listen to the criti cism of tne pilgrim and place a big flag wherever it Trill do the most good. HEARD AND SEEN Have yon noticed TOM HUME, the eminent stock broker, In his new suit It-4s black with wblte stripes and Is really a success. "' Chief Quartermaster EOBKRT MARTIN, of the U. S. S. Sylph, says "we are going to kick the mainspring out of the 'Watch on the Rhine.' " Add to the list of kids who used to ride en the back of MISTER JOHNNY FERRIS ice waon the names of GEORGE H. O'CONNOR and GEORGE SHARFE. CAPTAIN ED. O'CONNOR, of No. 10 Truct Company, was in to see me this week. We began to lalk about TOM GRANT, the secretary machine gun would be arrested, locked up, and held for the grand lury. But ANYBODY Is allowed to mur der sleep with an open-mutflar mo torcycle. ' How about IV MAJOR .PDLLMANt WALTER S. OTTORD, reelected secretary of the Associated. Cbarltlaa, knows exactly where the suffering among the very poor will come this winter. When he asks your aid I hope you wlU give It without stint I see that ELLIOTT WOODS is putting a new coat of paint on some of the walls of the Capitol. JULIC3 PEYSER wonders why that status of Jackson ooDosite the of the Chamber of Commerce, and White House Is not stolen. You know it 1 the only thing la O'Connor said: Cantaln G "Hasn't that boy the hundred- thousand-dollar smile?" I wonder how lone TOM can keen that smile in the face of his decla ration that red-haired stenographers are the best CORCORAN THOM and JOHN POOLE the best pair of money getters in Washington are out to raise $150,000 in this city next week. If von want to heln make a sol dier's life at camp comfortable, cheery, wholesome dig down Into your pocket. The money is for Y. M. C. A. buildings In camps here and abroad. You know the Y. M. C. A. could have made even Valley Forge a pleasant place. DR. HARRY GARFIELD, listen to me. I saw a coal man dumping coal into the coal chute of your coal administration building one day this week. He left at least two bushels lying on the ground, and two hours later, alter I had been to see Charlie Chaplin at the Columbia, that coal was still lying there. Conservation, Doctor, begins at the home coal chute. I I A motorcycle operating with an I open muffler makes more noise than la machine gun. This Is a fact I've I heard both. Any man who rode down the street at 6:30 in the morning grinding a Washington NOT nailed down. The horse prancing on his hind legs is not fastened, it just teeters there because the center of gravity Is nice ly adjusted. A long time ago when Peter Jack son was the champion prize fighter of the world, three sports took a ride around the city in a sea goinz low scuppered hack. "Old Tom,' Washington's pioneer hackman, pilot ed the trio: "That's Jackson's statue.'' he said as he passed the galloping bronze. "1 didn t know feter ever rode a horse." was all any of the sports replied. The School of Navigation, to be conducted by the Potomac River Power Squadron, will open en the night of December 4, In the rooms of the Washington Chapter of the Amer ican Banking Institute, 1214 F street The officers ot the squadron, intense ly Interested in mobilizing Washing ton's power boat owners for war work, are Commander A B. BEN NETT, Lieut. Commander A O. CLEPHANE, and Secretary J. T BRE3NAHAX. My friend OLLIE MRTSSROTT seems to have been elected to the Maryland senate. Some day OLLIE will be voted for In Washington. I hope; and will not have to go over the line to exercise the functions of an American citlaeu. Once-Overs Showintr Your Wife Your 15an3clooIc. OopjrlM. ItlT. InttTMtlonl Ntw Stnicc ) Mr. Married Man, you blame your wife for some of her extravagant habits but do you ever tell her anything about your financial condition? To be" sure, she has heard you say for years that ycu could r.ot afford this and that, certain things which she desired, but you managed to pay for them, after all. Under such circumstances is it not natural for her to think that yoor complaints ;were made solely for the purpose of keeping dewn her expense accounts, or because you are so penurious? Take her into your confidence, man. Lay your cards on the table and prove to her that you are statins? things as they are. Show her your bank account; tcl! her what bills you-have to pay and when they must be met If your income Is of the irregular sort, explain when and how you expect to acquire certain sums of money. In a word, be square with her, land she may surprise you by meeting you more than halfway, if she is the right sort.