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American Efforts in Great War Are
Lauded by British Official By SIR FREDERICK E. SMITH. Attorney General 1 We in this country realize the immense contribu tion America is making to the fighting forces of the allies and we are glad Americans are here now to see the spirit of the British and the sacrifices they are pre pared to make. Never has that spirit stood higher and never have the British been more resolute to maintain the struggle, even for twenty years, in order that democracy might win and Germany be shattered. Undue and excessive expectations were entertained regarding the speed with which the American contri bution could he got ready. I never had any illusions on this point. Amer ica was called upon to do in one moment a task a hundred times greater than any nation in the world's history has been called upon to accomplish. Never has a nation undertaken such commitments or Hung itself more thoroughly into its task. The very fact that we have with us in this war the sons and grand sons of men who fought in the great struggle between the North and the South is a source of encouragement and a precious consolation. It is well that Englishmen and Americans should be brought together. r l hey should create a wann friendship, as their differences are only superficial. It is worth at least something that the Anglo-Saxon races, the lega tees of a precious civilization, should make an,imperishable friendship. If that is the result, then even the shipwreck of this terrible war will not have been entirely for nought. Ill Health Brought to Millions of People by Lack of Vegetables By EDWIN F. BOWERS. M. D.,in Ph y «iod Coltur* It is notorious that in this land of plenty and reckless exploitation of natural resources there should be—not thousands but millions—who don't know the taste of a green salad or succulent vegetable, or a ripe orange or grapefruit from one late summer or autumn to the next. Their winter-time conception of a vegetable is a boiled potato or a can of tomatoes. Hundreds of hotels, thousands of boarding houses and scores of thou pands of families—ignorant of the fundamental meaning of a ''balanced ration"—hold that peas or rice or beans are "vegetably" enough to accom pony a dish of pork or beef. They ignore—if indeed they ever know—the fact that rice is a carbo hydrate, a starch product, almost identical with the potato or bread they already have—and that peas or beans are a sort of vegetable meat hash, containing 22.85 per cent of protein (a nitrogen product, like meat) and 52.36 per cent of starch. 'And all the while these millions are suffering from the lack of essen tial mineral salts—lime, potash, iron and other elements that enter largely into the composition of bones, teeth, nerves and other cell struc tures. As a consequence we Americans have the most rachitic hones, the joftest, poorest teeth and the most unstable nerves of any civilized people A perfect set of teeth is hardly to be found in a child, and among adults they are less frequently met with than are molars among hens. Vitamines,- too, those unanalyzed and indefinable but tremendously Important substances that contribute so much to the general physio logical "tone" of the body, are missing if lettuce, celery, apples and other uncooked vegetables and fruit are missing from the dietary. But most of all the "hay"—the bulk, made up of the fiber and cellu lose of vegetables—is lacking when vegetables and foods, low in actual food values but rich in water, are lacking. This is the chief reason why the American is the most constipated biped on earth. Merely Cutting Down Courses in No Sense Lessens Food Consumption By HARRIET CULVER Returning again and again, as we must, to the subject of conserva tion, we find that, after all, we are returning rapidly to the norm. The period of fads seems to he passing and the wheels are slipping, If not back into the old ruts, at least back where the going is smoother. There's the matter of the course dinner, for instance. The elimina tion of superfluous courses seemed the most patriotic thing imaginable a few months ago and the hostess who dared to serve a one-course dinner Instead of three or four courses was dubbed at once one of our most patriotic of women. But now even the government sees that merely cutting down the «umber of courses in no sense lessens consumption, but does, as a matter af fact, really increase the consumption of the very foods we are trying hardest to conserve. Our soldiers may have a penchant for hors d'ceuvTes, but the govern -eat commissariat coontcnaocea ao auch frill», and we présuma that Sk, eventually become contented with them restarted but substantial „idling to ape government simplicity, we also cut out hors ' what do we do? Show our patriotism? By no means. Bemake Sweater demand upon the aubstantiala which the government sorely leeds g monopoly of in so far as ia possible. It has been shown that small coarse meals actually increase the eon omption of meat and wheat by 30 per cent because restricted meals do readily satirfy and thus extra portions are called for. T , n s then if we would be up and doing in true copybook style, - b£* to'the courses 'that dally with lobster and terrapin and duck *° k , cria fnnAs because by so doing we will be lessening our demand (âme and sea foods, : muat an( f wm haTe . We will be just as good »taota'aTwe were before the war and well be steadying market condi ""jteidrt'we all have a weakness for a varied diet anyway, and if. S ch* comfort to know we can indulge our palates ad lib, as it wers. NEGRO BOY !S SAVED BY DREAM Acts Gn Vision and. Sure Enough, Dynamite Goes Off. _ I Bristol, Tenu. —Had Benjumin Scott, ! foreman of tin- city stone quarries \ here, heeded the dream of Johnnie Britos, a fourteen-year-old negro boy of dwarf proportions, he would have escaped death in a dynamite explosion. The negro youth, who assists in work about the pumping station and blacksmith simp, said to Scott only a few minutes before tlie explosion: "Mistuli Scott, 1'se done tole you to put de lid on dat dynamite. 1 dreamed las' night dat dis dynamite am already '«ploded. I'se not goiu to stay in here any more unless you cov ers dat box." Then young Briggs "lit out," leaving Scott preparing to use the forge and anvil, with the dynamite still uucov The Dynamite Exploded. ered. A few minutes later the dyna mite exploded, probably due to a fly ing spark. Scott's legs were blown off, a negro laborer was seriously injured and a third man was hurled through the doonvay. Johnnie Briggs says the shadow- of a bad dream will put him under cover quicker than that long-range German gun. MAD STEER ON A RAMPAGE Holds Five Men Prisoner in Trees Until Finally Dispatched by Rifle Shot. Paxinos, Pa.—Five men were held prisoners in trees on the farm of Galen CInrk, a butcher, when a big steer sud denly became mad, broke away from a herd that was being driven to the slaughter house and viciously attacked them. Harvey Lewis, a man of powerful physique, tried conclusions with the steer, was tossed high In the air, at tacked by the animal when he landed on the ground and suffered a badly fractured right leg and other Injuries, necessitating his removal to the State hospital. Shotguns were procured by farmers who went to the rescue of the men in the trees. Ten charges were fired into the Infuriated steer, but It was not un til Claude Lewis, a boy, brought a high-powered rifle Into service that the steer was killed. The animal's body was fairly riddled with shot. Thirteen Pool Balls Prove Rather Unlucky St. Louis.—Thirteen Is an un lucky number for Edward Schneider. He was arrested here by Patrolman Gratiot, who noticed his pockets bulging out. Investigation showed they con tained 13 pool balls. "I just knew- I was going t# get into trouble when they were given to me," Schneider said. "Thirteen Is an unlucky num ber." "BABY" PROVES TO BE RYE Booze Wrapped Up to Resemble In fant Coats Man 60-Day Sen tence. Greeley, Col—Six quarts of whisky, Wrapped to resemble a baby, and clasped fondly to the breast of Mrs. Jesus Leon, cost her husband a sen tence of 60 days In Jail. The solicitous care with which Mrs. Leon and her husband guarded the "baby" aroused the suspicions of of ficers when the pair alighted from a train arriving from Wyoming. Inves tigation disclosed a six-quart demi john containing rare old rye. Mrs. Leon told the officers her husband had forced her to the deception. Leon was sentenced for bootlegging. Young Bride Disappears. Chicago.—Strange visions that sud denly obsessed Mrs. Mary Shields, nineteen, bride of ten months, in con nection with her mother's death two years ago, are believed to be respon sible for her disappearance. A coun try-wide search is being made for her. er . fhu Afiut.Fr WILL C0JT jOiiLY ? 5 — Gothamites Still Fail for the Bunk of ''Magic 1 mjKW YORK.—"Oom, the omnipotent," has fallen afoul of the district attor nev again. The law seems to have an unkind, materialistic lack of syin »athy toward this particular psychic who in flowing purple robes sat in his home in West End avenue and coaxed dollars from the credulous. "Oom" has before been in the toils. In appearance he looks like the flap pocketed, silkshirted, pomaded parlor cobra of the prewar days. He ts a devil with the ladies who go in for the cosmic urge, the assorted purple vi brations, astral eccentricities, soul harmonies, luminous personalities, and the rest of the weird sisterhood of psychic catch words. There are many of these spiritual magicians who are to be prosecuted on crude, impolite material criminal charges. One in the Bronx collected a tangible flve-dollar bill the other day from a worried and credulous woman w ho was persuaded that her pun hass of a "cryptic name" would protect her son, who is an army aviator, from any harm. The arrest of the da pp» r "Com" and of several others has shown New York that it has not progr ssed so very altitudinously above the cultural level of savage magic. The amulet has less potency than in the days of Alexander Trallianus. yet there is still a good market for it. The wonder of the faking psychic is the class of people he attracts. Many of his patrons are high up in the social world, hard-headed business men fall and one famous writer was bitten by the psychic bug. The rendezvous or retreats are in the most select neighborhoods. Doors nre opened softly, heavy carpets deaden all footfalls and queer Egyptian odors spoil perfectly good atmosphere. Many of the victims fall into stupors after going through the weird practices of the various cults. One actress recently stated at a drug investigation that site became addicted to drugs by visiting these mystic parlors. Isaak Walton Coppers Land Big Alcoholic Catch C HICAGO.—The welkin rung right merrily upon the Isle of Joy, some hun dred feet or so off the shore of Lake Calumet. It was but one o'clock of a Sunday afternoon, and already there were many good fishermen and true absorbing the good cheer and other YOU'RE PWCHED r\ things that were to be had, for a price, Within the fishermen's lodge. James D. Voruk, mine host, counted his shekels and grinned. A muddy sloop grounded on the sandy shore. Two fishermen stepped therefrom. "We're hungry and—thirsty," the fishermen said. I "Welcome to our city," said mine host. "All's well here. Plenty to drink and not a cop in sight." Thirty-five minutes after three and 71 men and a few women were betaking of Mine Host Vorak's hospitality, when up spake the fishermen of the muddy sloop. 4 "You're pinched," they snid. "You bet you are," chorused 12 other fishermen, displaying police stars. Joy departed from the isle. Several fancily dressed young men departed, also via the lake. The lake's trusty mud held. The fancily dressed bucks stuck tight till hauled out by the grinning coppers. Boats were requisitioned and an hour later 76 men and four women were lodged In the Kensington police station. One of these was Vorak, who was charged with selling liquor without a license, operating a public nuisance, and contributing to the delinquency of children. The others were charged with being Inmates of a public nuisance. Gallant Old Skipper and His Sixty Young Girls N EW YORK.—The skipper of a well-known tug was seen hanging around the Battery at a very late hour the other alght. He strolled up and dowa and occasionally went over to the Eastern to gargle his throat and have a confab with Hoboken John. *" +K, '* THEU-O, CAP* ______ _____________ As this particular skipper was seldom see$ about .after hours, the curiosity of tüé "regulars" at the Battery and South Ferry was thoroughly aroused. Bobby Peach, the clam sage of South street, and the Battery Dolphin held a conference and 'lowed as how sumpln' was up, while Joe Mury, the Battery'9 family policeman, shook his li^ad and said maybe Captain-was going to sow some wild oats In his old nge. So Bill Quigley Just went right up to Captain-and asked him how about it. Just like that. Can t a man have a date with some girls without you fish gettin' all bet up about it?" demanded the skipper. "Girls !" gasped Bill. "Girls ! Ain't one enough for in old barnacle like you? How many y'gonna meet, anyhow?" "Oh, 'bout 60," replied the tugboat captain, complacently. That was too much for Bill. He went away and told the rest of the bunch and a close watch was kept on the skipper. "Guess the pore ol' feller's lost one of his oarlocks or sumpln'," sighed Bobby Peach, sympathetically. Then the girls showed up. Sixty of them. And they all cried, ' Hello, Capl Greetings, skipper!" Then they climbed aboard the old man's tug and sailed out Into the night. The explanation Is that they were nil Red Cross nurses (and pretty ones, too), living on Ellis island while awaiting transportation to Frunce. Some body had given them a theater party and Captain- was delegated to see that they got back to the islund, the regular ferry—that most frivolous of vessels—having broken down. Riverside Drive Attracts Visitors in New York N EW YORK.—Riverside drive is the mecea for visitors these beautiful day*. Its delightful, shady walks are crowded with strangers, both civilians and men In uniform, who represent every nation In the scrap on the side of the allies, while the drives stream with vehicles of all descriptions from the flivver to the big sightseeing cars, all come to view the picturesque Hudson river and get a glimpse of the foreign warships. This spot is one of New York's most beautiful avenues and few, If any, thoroughfares in America sur pass it In natural beauty and attract iveness. The charms of the scenery have been enhanced by the landscape gardener and the roadway, as It n®w exists, is a triumph of engineering ekill. Vast sums have been expended in its construction and maintenance. Long before the Revolution this portion of Manhattan was occupied by the euburban residences of wealthy New Yorkers, and the banks of the Hudson were dotted with country villas and estates. In most cases th«** homes were 60 situated that when the drive was opened they either had to be removed to make way for the roadbed or were set so far back as to be entirely off the lane. The plan of this magnificent roadway was conceived by William M. Tweed when he was in the height of his political powet* but it was not opened until 1880. The drive first gained a national reputation in 1885 when General Grant was buried there. In spite ctf its natural beauty and pure air, Riverside drive has never approached Fifth avenue as a fashionable residence thoroughfare. When improvements began it was freely predicted that the Drive would tfval, if not surpass, Fifth avenue, but this prophecy failed of fulfillment HOW THIS !V(ji)S WOMAN GOTJEli Told by Herself. Her Sin cerity Should Con vince Others. Christopher, 111.—'"For four years l suffered from irregularities, weakness. nervousnesc, ana was in a run down rr.; MM condition. Two of our best doctors failed to do me any good. 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But the general, says the Wall Street Journal, was also a live railroader, no respecter of mere cus tom, and well to the fore in the era which transferred Chicago from a Lake Michigan port to the largest in terior continental city In the world. General Clarke was found of telling how In the postbellum days an order was Issued from the head office of one Southern system that no more per sonal valets should he carried on the pay rolls, and that the name of the bureau of which it was port should be painted on the door of each room. Shortly aft«?r the president, on a personal Inspection tour, opened the door of a very small room and con fronted an ancient negro of eminently respectable and respectful mien. Said the president : "You black rebel, are you still here?" "I shoa Is," he bowed. "And what pay roll are you on?" "I doan't know what pay roll, gln eral. but I bresh de colonel's coat, black his shoes, comb his hair and 6ech. He says to me Jes like dis : 'Mu Jor, he says, *ef dat damned tool old gineral come roun' hyar axin' whut yoah air doin' hyar Jes tell 'm,* axing yoah honah's pardon, Tm in de depart ment of accident superfluousness.' " A man who Is supposed to know say» that marriage without love Is like trip# without onions. EveryltmelEat POST Toasties (Maps Of Corn) Dad says — tat em up Bob Youre saving wheat for the boys rr France"