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u\ Mtt 5 ^ Difference in Business Ethics Caused Trouble wï atUor !" ° f two 0,d rU,th "* »re to be accepted, the an nnh» ri W ° r d vvar had u I* on the United States is to produce rwnHv , ir f SC " r . 0 . ty 01 secon,1 - hnn 'l «aments. Both men made it clear rpcentlj «if ter a wild forenoon that the bread lines of Germany are presently to be duplicated In this eountry by clothes lines, weskit showers and other activities calculated to keep the wear ••Ts of second-hand clothing from open, to say nothing of nude, revolt. All of these facts and about a •arload of language was brought forth when a fiat dweller in un uptown street heard the cry of "ol' clothes. •'ash. bellowed beneath his boudoir window and beckoned once, and a mo ment mi. -here developed what sounded like the advance of a Homan mob on the . below where the beckoner lived. Doors were opened, slammed and locoed, windows raised and the roars of alarmed tenants presently brought the police. 1 hey i '»und the two ol' clothes men rolling over ami over and hither and thither and elsewhere on the second floor. When separated they immediately accused each other of everything and made it clear that from henceforth until the day they roll Into their mausoleums they will sue each other in every available American court on every possible charge attending the sale of old clothes and allied industries. In the Harlem court each man insisted that the other hail attempted to cut him out of business and that the Hat dweller had never even considered the other when he beckoned. They declared that nowadays a suit of second-hand clothes is a clothing Kohinoor and that for another clothing dealer to crash Into a house and steal a beckon is "positive the worst as can be in such busi ness like this." Each insisted that he had bought nothing all day and had Intended to break his luck not his head, upon entering the Hat house. Tbey sung foreign hymns while paying fines of $2 each. Proved Herself Worthy Member of the D. A. R. K station No. 6. ANSAS CIT-Y.— 1 The flag was a very old one and ragged and dirty. It had served its time and earned repose in the treasure chest of the police For flags may not be plaçai lu waste boxes. Police station No. 0 is not at best ornamental, and the flag had worn itself out rippling patriotism in the breezes half under a viaduct at Twentieth street and Flora avenue. Undoubtedly, it would •still he doing its soiled and pitiful best had it not won a champion. No knight in armor or soldier in khaki came to its rescue. But a bright-eyed lady stopped her ear in front of the station. She walked bravely in and up to the police sergeant in charge. "Are you the captain?" she tact □ THE ONE YOU FLYING U A DISGRACE AND A LEGAL OFFENSE" fully inquired. Then, without waiting for an answer, she told her errand, the words tumbling over one another in the haste of their delivery. "I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. We pro tect flags. The one you have flying out there is in a condition that makes it a disgrace and a legal offense, for a federal law forbids any public office flying a flag that is either torn or soiled. Please take it down. It has been soiled and torn a long time." The officer looked very much surprised. He gazed earnestly at the bright eyed woman, exquisite in appearance and a little bit frightened. Then he turned to a policeman seated in the office. "Go out there," he thundered, ''and take down that flag. The incident was closed. The lady departed. But the next morning, when she passed that way, taking her surgeon husband t-. St. Luke's hospital, a flue new flag was flying from station No. 6. Doorkeeper Succumbed to High-Sounding Title 11T ASHINGTON. — At n night session up on Capitol Hill not long ngo a large W person from the West, with considerable nerve and no modesty, en deavored to get into one of the public galleries. Because of the fear on the rmrt of a certain employee that he will oe kidded to death by this narrative, 'et us not ask whether it was the House or senate gallery. However, the Sarge person had a fine set of mus taches, upturned and diplomatic^ in their general aspect. With him trailed three women dressed to kill in the finest stuff you ever saw in all your !1£e * ^ Weil, all the galleries were tilled, except the executive gallery and the diplomatic gcJlery. wa y illt o the president's own reserva Hon*°bnt he waltzed ttp to the diplomatic gallery, and it was just his luck that ihe regular veteran doorkeeper was not on the job at that moment. The substitute though, looked him over, and decided he must be some ♦hlncTor Zer with all that mustache and that fleet of females. "It is necessary to have your card, though." said the doorkeeper, "because 1 h8 "I have n no caïds withme," responded Nervo. "But I am the Ahkoond of SWa And Vlïhtoîrthfd^o« swung V open and the quartet of four-flushers went . " _ . thp , session below and later retired. ^hfn^xt dix soieone told the substitute doorkeeper that Nervo had put one repHed the su ' 5stlt ute, "that ain't nothing. Freaks like that butt in here every day." _ Allege That "Million aire Mi ser" Stole Potatoes C HICAGO.—John H. Hewitt, known as -the millionaire miser of Rogen Park," appeared at the Sheffield avenue police station to face T. F. Rege Bn who swore ont a warrant for him on the charge of stealing potatoes from Bn, who swore ont a war«m a garflen plot cultivated by Regelin 0 yya George Smith and Matt Smith. 4^-3- According to the complaint, th< thrro obtained permission from James Cam well to use a patch of ground, 16( by l.'iO feet. All during the summet • i A evenings they would spend their tim« ^ in the potato field. Then came tb* fall with the new large potatoes. The amateur gardeners notice! that for some time they found no po tatocs in many hills, and they go' the idea that someone was removinj notatoes and replanting the vines to cover up all traces of the theft îfïÏÏMW find out." said Regelin. "So I lay down in the Ernas ne» the ££ Along come, Hewitt wltblord pnll and „» trowel end goes V digging Then he'd fill up the hole and straighten the vines. "I talked it over with my partners and we decided we had lost about $30 worth, and if he (Hewitt) wouldn't come across we'd have him arrested He refused, so we took him to the station. Hewitt who is eighty-four, was brought into court four year a e o 1» hr daughter, Mrs. Jessie M. Wynne, who tried to have him declared ^sane. testified that he keeps a record of every cent ho spends and that one year ltf lived os $55.85. * the LICE AI Cause Hens to Appear Drowsy and Unthrifty—Stop Eggs. REGULAR DUSTiNG IS URGED Powder Composed of Gasoline, Crude Carbolic Acid and Plaster Pari* Is Recommended—Dipping Is Also Favored. (By K. C. KNANDEL, Pennsylvania State College.) Most fowls are afflicted with lice. While a few may not Injure the bird, a great, number may cause constant ir ritation and possible death. This con stant irritation causes the bird to ap pear drowsy and unthrifty, and later to stop producing. Lice ruay he readily found where bodily temperature Is warmest, under the wings and near the vent. On young chicks the lice may appear first on the head, causing it to become bold. Prompt treatment of such cases with vaseline and lurd prevent spread ing of the lice. Fowls should be dusted regularly to prevent lice from obtaining a foot hold. Holding the bird In the left hand, by the legs, head downward, opens the feathers more or less, so that the powder sifts through them easily. Dust Thoroughly. Dust the bird thoroughly and work the powder well into the feathers by rubbing, especially under the wings and around the neck of the vent. If a doth is placed under the bird to be dusted, one can easily collect and use a second time powder that would oth erwise be lost. A good lice powder is composed of three pints of gasoline to one pint crude carbolic acid, to which is added about eight pans plnstw paris. The plaster paris should he poured in slowly and thoroughly mixed until enough plaster has been added to form a dry brownish powder. Gasoline is HINTS ON HATCHING AND REARING SQUABS ] hiiiib^j^ rniuiîm— » mn—i.»MBBiniiiiiiiiTriinMiriii muirr no—nwii t» nan-nmn vvr .S gg Sr iNV-t? m ****** j I PIGEON COOPS ON GOVERNMENT FARM, BELTSVILLE, MD. I j j j I , (By A. R. LEE, United States Department of Agriculture.» The hen pigeon usually lays two eggs in three days before she starts to sit. If more than two eggs are laid it is advisable to remove the extra ones, as a pair of pigeons can raise only two good squabs at one time. The period of incubation of pigeon eggs is about seventeen days. Both the male and female pigeon sit on the eggs, the male usually relieving the female dur ing part or most of the day. Pigeon eggs are usually fertile if the pigeons are healthy and properly fed, espe cially when they have free range. One squab (usually the male) frequently hatches first, and where there are sev eral cases where one squab outgrows Its nest mate, it may be advisable to sort the squabs in the nests, making the pairs ns uniform as possible in size and age. They should usually be changed in the nest, however, before they are ten days old, at which time their parents stop feeding them on pigeon milk. Fed by Parent«. Squabs are reared and fed by both of the parent birds on a thick, creamy ftixture called pigeon milk, produced ft the crop of the pigeons. It is very -•-eiitiitl that the pigeons have a plen iful supply of grain while they are rearing squabs if rapid growth of the young is to be secured. Pigeons usu ally feed the squabs shortly after they themselves are fed and should not be disturbed at that time, thus making it advisable to water them before they are fed. Care slimml always be taken not to frighten or disturb pigeons or squabs any more than is absolutely necessary. Tf the parent birds die thd squabs may sometimes be removed to s nest where there is only one squab, or they may be fed artificially, al though this process takes considerable dine. A variety of good, hard grains is es very inflammaMc, heneo It should be kopt away from thi* /ire. Fowls may als» liy (lippini; thorn it tioii of nvolin. « >;• /.••! shoiihl * oxorvi.siM 1 to |»1 from i,-:' v î ! 1LT after pin« is n ot 11 s« * » 1 \ t 1 TV f\l oint mom is fn on in) h ms a rnn ♦ sly for Ii< v. A j j i J be freed from lice a live per cent solu leutn. Care teet the fowl ipping. Dip xtensively. Blue iiniiiended e the size of a garden pea should be thoroughly rubbed into the bird, around and under the vent. Several Applications Needed. Several applications of any remedy are necessary to kill tin* young lice us hatched. Birds should he dusted two or three times during the summer at Intervals of a week. Not only should the liens be well treated, but the hen house—the home of the hen—should have a thorough housecleaning. Droppings should be removed at least once a week. The nests and roosts should he sprayed often with such eoal tar disinfectants as carholonium or zonoleum to insure cleanliness. Do not allow little chicks to occupy disinfected coops for at least 24 hours. The fumes arising from the applica tion of these coal tar products will kill the young chicks, but will not be sufficiently strong to Injure the old hens. ENEMIES OF POULTRY FLOCK _______ ! Imperative That Steps Be Taken to Guard Against Attacks of Rats, Weasels and Minks. Since the removal of timber from j most of the country, hawks are no j longer bad about the poultry yards. Tt j Is against rats, weasels and minks that j great care must still he taken. If j there is a possibility of a chance, by poor walls and bad foundations, these enemies of fowls will dig under or gnaw into the houses and coops. If the houses or outside coops are made of good lumber, and set on con crete foundations and floors, ami the doors made to shut tight, the poultry housed in them Is quite secure. It is an easy matter and not expensive, to employ concrete for all foundations ami floors. j j ! ! sential to success, and grains which arc in poor condition should not bt fed. Old grains which are hard ar« better than new soft grains, especially for pigeons with squabs. Good wheat screenings are often fed with success, Clear drinking water, grit, broken oyster shell and charcoal should be kept before the pigeons all the time. Salt is fed in various forms, and a supply of this material is generally considered essential. Salt may be fed in a lump form, such as rock salt or fine salt moistened and baked into a hard lump, without danger of the pigeons eating too much. Pans of water should be provided dally except during the winter. They should be used only about twice a week during the winter. Age for Marketing. Squabs are fed by their parents until they are marketed, which Is usu ally at from three and a half to four and a half weeks of age. They must be sold about this age, as the period during which they are ready for mar ket rarely exceeds one week. Squabs are in good market condition when ful ly feathered under the wings, which is usually about the time they begin to leave their nests, and if not killed at this time they soon lose their baby fat and their flesh begins to get hard. Catch the squabs to be marketed in the morning before they are fed by their parents, so that their crops will be empty. Squabs are usually killed in tin 1 same manner as poultry by cut ting the arteries in the back part ol the roof of the mouth and piercing the brain, but if sent to market without plucking they are usually killed by wringing or breaking the neck. The latter is done by pressing the thumb against the place where the bones of the neck join the head, until fhe head is dislocated. In sticking, the squabs are hung by their legs' on nails of hooks, with their winçs double-locked Persistent Insults of Germany Drove United States Into War By W. U. McADOO, Secretaiy o; the Tre?xury r* illy that Amorim entere«! ■ » : «'» • ioiT.uev -et ure through* '»It ' f v - ■ ; 4 :iije that is rru>* Ot : Mi -he enter» d this por.- ■ ■urn insults and WftUir ■:i disregard of \n: Oil* - i llation t»i' intenii ''nnhoti of property. '••lore this war begun every endued nation a< 'i ami honored the mie that in time of war s ! j j j j j merchant vessel, : lent r.e « »r belligerent., sho uld I) 1 war vessel unless the lev •- of the pas-etio. rs at safe. Under this lav. an \meriean i-itizco had a British or a Fr euch rn> •reliant ship with til«* ! would not be surir : bv a G ■ rman war v» s.-, 1 nut il were taken from the ■ j» and their eafet V Ji.-.-l always has re>per ted il»»* lives of noneomh atani If a German T' ■•_*»• » nt should capture a Ft while marching tl irougli he Streets shouhl I lire iij and helpless men. women ami children, killing it great number, crippling; and wounding others, the whole world would gasp with horror; vet thi« would he far less inhuman than to sink a ship at sea containing nonenm batant men, women ami children. < >n land those wounded may he res cued. while many no; hit by Indicts may mtuHlly escape. If You sink an unarmed snip witi-.-it giving tie- nom ombatants a eham e to >-« ape. all must perish. What, therefore, «. • ::»] In' a ore of th>- r- order : n the killing of noneoinbatanis o.o hnd t- a crime ■ oh -al nod im uusahle pro portions when it i tted upon tie high .-eus. Yot Germain ha- '«nt inst tin Nation Cannot Risk Its Future on the Hope of a Permanent Peace By HOWARD H. GROSS, Presides! Universal Militaljr Training League j whun poac-e I blood and tears to of war. Kvery right-minded person will rejoice tnonsiroU'Hess of soaking a world with human I ulw . t na>n the ambition of a war-mad kaiser is stupefy j jug—it is appalling tawotid expression. Word- fail utterly to voice the j horror of it all. Ma . God hasten the dawn of peace. We must n<> be minded, however, with the hope of a permanent peace. There are me du tent grounds for it upon \vhi> h Wo may have a j reasonable hop. . !•'. ,t Thousand years tlm.-e who have suffered by war land realized the : w » m — of it said wars must mise. To enthusiasm I thev phopb.r • -d » > .nr j peace, \fter a few years or a generation later, historv -hows G, • - .gnitt raged, ( entrai Kurope has been drenched with blood tin e ai.-.i t ime again, and now. in this twentieth century, when» civilization wa- si. »no- • to he at high-water mark, eotne- th< most awful war of ad—i .. t ut:;."',»*..ached in horror, in cruelty, in brutality and suffering. So long as .ion an e dure remain- s-iHsh : so long as there are nation« that are anibiGou- mm who— purpose is a "place in the sun;"' so long as population pi -ses md there is need for more room ; so long wars will be. Trade expansion .»rings intense commercial rivalry, and with it come eontrov -tv - -emu of which will lead to war. Li t as hep. 1 that a league to enforce peace will he established. i.»et; us hope it will u rk and let id hope that it will endure, but do not let us risk the future of our great country for anything so uncertain, so» problematic..! ici .-•> v»sionary. Being «>ur.-olvcs honest and peace-loving - e » (if thi»- war, n»»r will ü the next one. War does not he purpose or the attitude of the pacific, but upon that of If as a. nation we are strong and ready, with our incom parable r -o. rn s no ; at ! on would be so tooli-h as to force war upon us. If weak, we invite attack because of our wealth and helplessness. in a world where there are nations that clas-ily as pirates, whose moral code is that "might is right." when' treaties are scraps of paper, na tions that, like necessity, know iu> law. there is but one safe and sane plan to intrust with our peace and frantjudity, and that plan is to he at all. times prepared and ready to defend ourselves. I here is hul one way to do this and that is the adoption as our permanent policy, universal mili tary training and service. 1 fielt we can «'all. it need he, millions of men to the colors, men who have been trained in the fundamentals of warfar«* and able io meet upon even tenus any foe that may attack us. did no! keep the bellico.- . City Dwellers Must Change Habits of Life if Race Is to Retain Its Vigor By Dr. D. A. Sargent of Harvard Univenity More than one-half of the male j»opulation of the United States between the ages of eighteen and forty-five years aro unable to meet the health requirements of military sen ice. Although the largest and strongest of our country folk are continu ally pouring into our great cities, like fuel into a fiery furnace, to feed what is termed our civilization, they deteriorate so rapidly that barely one of their descendants born in the city ever attains to the third gene ration. The reasons are that city life, with its crowded streets, smoky atmos phere, absence of si: (light and crowded quarters in stores, offices, shops, schools, dwellings and amusement halls, leads to inevitable crowd poison ing and rapid deterioration and decay. The division of labor adds further to this rapid physical impairment by requiring some to work intensely with their brains, others with their muscles and still others with scarcely any brains or muscles at all. It is possible for a man to gain a I velihood by the glance of the eye, the n«>d of the head or the movements of one or two fingers. But the men who arc successful in cities are living on the inherited physical vigor of country ancestors who developed their muscles. The descendants of city dwellers of today will not be able to hohl their own in the fight for existence unless tin- present and next generation change their habit« in cities.