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TUESDAY, MARCH 1 1918.
4 THE CHATTANOOGA NEWS CHATTANOOGA NEWS PUBLISHED BY THt CHATTANOOGA NEWS CO. Entered at the Chattanooga Postoffice as secona-uiasa Bwr, If roil have any troubia getting Tha News, telaphona tha Circulation Da . partmant and hava It promptly rerae a-ea. Snecisi Advertising Agents: John M. Branbam Co.. Brunawlclc building. New York; Mailers' building, Chicago; Chemical building, eu Luis. Rates of Subscription By-carrier: One week. Uci one month. 66a By mall six months, $2.16; twelve months. $4.00, ' MEMBER OF ASSOCIATED PRESS Tha Associated Press la exclusively en tltled to uaa for republication all new (iiapatchea credited to it or not other via credited In thla paper, and also . tha 'ocal newa published herein. All rights of republication of apeclal dls patents Herein are also reserved. Secretary Baker's mail should be forwarded to "somewhere In France." , uncle Bam and John McQraw are clashing; over the services of Benny ' Kauff. Tom Marshall also discourages so much talking. Wants everybody to (keep still and listen to, what he has to say. - - - . ' When Mr. Hearst starts on his march to Washington, the Louisville Post promlsesrto meet snd engage him at Phllippl. ' Congressman Sum R. Sells Is doing things for his "deestrick." Perhaps Judge Dana Harmon will claim the credit, however. The president lets it be known that he does not consider this country bound by any treaty which Germany may force uj on Russia. Knox county republicans are said to be making an unusual effort to safe guard an honest election at their ap proaching county primary. Delaware's legislature has been called Into extra session by the gov ernor, who urges the ratification of the national prohibition amendment. Gov. Henderson, of Alabama, wants German prisoners to work on farms. Very good Idea. Here's hoping Persh ing may rake In more if them to work. Secretary Baker probably felt that his experience with gas attacks In the 1 senate peculiarly fitted him to inspect conditions on the front "somewhere in France." Now that it la too late to remedy the defect, If It exists, the "wets" claim to hava discovered that the petition asking for a local option election In Chicago is illegal. - Well, the peach orop has passed an other crisis. But it Is too soon to brag, , The lugubrious prophet reminds us that there is always a "squall" during the Easter season! Preparations are being made for census of the Philippines. When thai Is consummated Uncle Mam mny know whether his troubles are In creasing or diminishing. . The Jacksonville Times-Union thinks we In this country ought not to sigh for entertainment this year, see Ing that, In addition to the war, we have baseball and politics. , The New York World haa had noth ing to say lately shout the south's forcing prohibition on New York, that slate is expected to join In the "forc ing" process most any day now. Mexico assures us for the 'steenth time that the has no intention of red - Ing a naval base to Japan or anybody "else. This will probably settle the matter until aay arter tiwnorrow. - A country exchange wanta the farmer to keep the hens on the farm and "see to It that every sitter Is supplied with a nice nest of cegs." Petter leave the last part of It to the "sitter" herself. "No progress by debate; blows the only argument." declares Prof. Tnft. And everybody agrees that the pro lessor could strike a blow that would make 'em leery, once he made up Ms mind to do it. No news Is said to be good news. If one ehould sec the nnme of a rein- ' tive In a menially list but receive no Information from the war department, he may safely conclude that it was somebody else bearing the same name, In anticipation of a coal shortage next winter. Gov. PrumhauRh, of Penn sylvania, .thinks it might help some if we decided now that no coal should be used In saloons and breweries. It would, and the brewery part might be cut off now. R. M. Gates, Washington corre - spondent of the Memphls.Commerclal , innul haa hpen made "Indexer of records" for the senate, a position e timated to pay from $6,000 to $10,000 a year. The "profeah" will extend con gratulations mingled with more or less envy. "The wiatter of abolishing James county and annexing Its territory to Mamiltnn la. It arrears. again up for consideration. While from a stand point Of Interest in the proposition. Hamilton county would be ' more or less Indifferent to the movement. It seems that It ought to be quite popular In James. An effort wss made tn the 0't to dissolve the county, but the en abling act was held Invalid by the su preme court It has been a long time since a county was abolished In Ten nessee, but it baa been done. There was once a Tennessee county from whoia territory portions of Montgom- rr 1; ... 2..Mnnafl. rviilntia - , nuuciiwii aim .jut....- Wer vaj ved. I PROUD OF OUR DOCTOR8. , Chattanooga has every reason to be gratified, wa believe, that near here, la Camp Greenleaf, at Chlckamauga, so many of tha medical officers who are to serve their country In the pres ent war have been and are to be edu cated. The function of the physician Is one of the highest on the battlefield, and all connected with war. He follows- the men to tha first line trenches and If they are wounded ad ministers his relief right there, under the storm of shot and shell. The per centage of mortality among medical officers has been high. It has been learned during this -war that the ra piaity with which wounded men are brought to a surgeon's care and op. erated on has much to do with the saving of life or limb and the return of a larger percentage to the list of effectives.' Surgeons are . In the trenches, and hospitals are nearer to tha front than ever before. On tha forty thousand officers who have been or will be graduated from Camp Greenleaf will depend the lives of thousands, even hundreds of thou sands of Americans. Perhaps tha sue cess of the war may depend upon their noble work. , No class of men make greater financial and personal sacri fices than the physicians who enter army service. They average older, more are married and have families, and in many cases they leave prac tices worth thousands of dollars a year. That was a fine body of officers who marched past the reviewing stand yesterday. The beat medical talent in the country was represented. The young man today who becomes a phy sician must not only acquire a good academic education, but must spend four years at a medical college. No class of professional men are so well Instructed. The physician tolls for a lifetime to discover some great medical truth and then he gives his priceless discovery fo the world. He keeps nothing for himself. There were two men here yesterday who represent, perhaps, better than others what medicine and surgery are doing for the world. There was Dr. Gorgas, now surgeon general of the army, the Alabamlan, graduate of our own Sewanee, who has freed the tropics of yellow fever; there was Dr. Chas. Mayo, probably the world's most eminent surgeon, who has Just endowed the University of Wisconsin, with most of the Immense fortune made by his brother and him self. The American surgeon, with the nurses of the Red Cross, will go Into the xone of fire. They will adminis ter to friend and foe alike. In the frightful passions of wsr the idea of the brotherhood of nu n might be lost entirely if It were not for the grati tude which raptured soldiers crry back home for the ministrations of the physicians and nurses of the enemy. Chattanooga has watched the Instltu Hon under Col. Pago grow to Us splen did size snd his achievements have won for us the expansion of the medl eel school. It Is Chattanooga's great pride today. MR. ADOLPH 8. OCHS. i lie nrst experience in newspaper making rained by Adolph H. Ocha was as a printer on the old Knoxvllle Chronicle, the newspaper which suc ceeded Brownlow's Knoxvllle Whig, The Chronicle was edited by Capt, Wm, Rule, who Is now the aged dean of Tennessee editors, doing his dally task on the editorial pane of the Knoxvllle Journal and Tribune. An other contemporary of Mr. Ochs on the Chronicle was Richard W. Austin, who for a time was Its business man ager and now represents ths Second district In congress. Mr. Ochs also car ried a route on the Chronicle, Knox vllle has not changed much In the older residence district and recently the great New York publisher walked over his old carrier route on Main, Church. Cumberland, Walnut, Prince and other streets and pointed out where old Chronicle subscribers lived. He didn't miss a house, so accurste was his memory. His success has been partly due to the fart that he was a muster over lit tle things, and thus he came to rule over great things. He hnd a good memory, lie was lnduMiloua. lie was endowed with plenty of hard, common sense. He wus Just. He was chival rous. Now he Is In many respects at the head of American Journalism. We do not always ngrco with the policies of the New York Times, but we must al- ways concede Its great force, consist ency and breadth of view, and Its com pleteness as a newspaper ef Informa- tlon. In the opinion f most competent newspaper critics It Is the greatest of American newspapers. It has been brounht to this high state by a Tcnnessenn, a former Chat- tanooaan. Today Adolph S. Ochs Is sixty years of age. His friends and silmlrers here join heartily In the wish that he may be spared for many years more of even greater usefulness to his country and the world. The Clarksvllle l.eaf -Chronicle In dorses recent editorials of this paper and of tlic Cleveland Ranner rel ative to the. ort of man needed for governor and declares that Clarksvllle has the tery man we want. We limy be led to agree with the Leaf-Chron icle If it can lTt xiia.le Its man to let the Imlance of us know a much alHiut Ms definite' plan" as It professes to know. It Is enld that the practical suspen sion of immigration may rcMilt in the Closing of the Kilts Island Immigrant station at New York. It from this source that ex -Gov. lix rtvently de clared that the population of Ni w York's Insaue asylums was mainly it. rrulted and for which be thought tin- general government owed New Yoik an Immense sum. ine countiy ,u- e rally would peihups welcome the suspension. THAT RAILROAD BILL. The provision of the McAdoO rail road bill limiting state taxes on rail roads while under government control to the previous ratio Is said to "meet opposition at Albany." Progressive taxation of railroads is a settled policy of most states. But if the roads them selves must remain content with the three years' previous average of in- come, cannot the states do as much? New York World. It is not an argument against the enactment of the railroad bill to Insist that its every provision should be care fully studied as to its possible effects other than those in the minds of Its framers and advocates. The railroad question is 'one which vitally affects tha revenue of all the other states as well as New York. Disturbance of this relation will involve radical readjust ments of the revenue system of every state in the Union. If the roads are taken over permanently, one of the most productive sources of revenue for the states will be lost, unless per chance the government reverses its time-honored,poIlcy and permits -4he states to tax its 'property. Even tem porary control is not free from inter ference with the states, as is shown by the extract printed above We have heretofore had occasion to refer to this phase of the situation as It affects Tennessee when we have urged the election of the very best men obtainable for governor and legislators, We have insisted that some other method than raising the tax rate be adopted to relieve the financial condl tlon of this state, even before the ad ministration railroad bill limited tax atlon to the present rate. Now, we shall have no choice in the matter if the railroad bill passes, which is as sured, for we cannot raise the rate on other property and leave that on rail roads at the present figure We had just as well begin the preparation of some sort of scheme for reducing ex penses and for hunting out sources of revenue heretofore concealed. There is another feature which we also have previously mentioned. And that is that, whereas tha rfvenue at present being derived from personal property taxes is much below what it ought to be, there is not much proba blllty of its beln- materially increased, matters not the method adopted. This arises from the fact that much of the personal property the money, in fact has been Invested In- non-taxame U. 8. bonds, and much more will be so Invested. The state's revenue from personal property will do mighty well If It does not show a falling off over previous years, We mention these things here tnat the people may be thinking about them, and that those who are planning to en r the state's government may be con slderlng ways ot meeting a situation which is sura to confront them. As we soe It, a radical retrenchment In etnnnaes or bankruptcy are alterna tives which we shall be forced to con slder. It would be a fine Idea to Invita candidates' attention to the problem and ask them to propose a plan for solution. THE EMBARGO'S EFFECTS. Discussing effects of the American embargo, (be Ixiulsvllle Evening Post says editorially: "January trade returns demonstrate with mathematical certainty the In- rreaalnf efficiency of the Amorlcan embargo upon goods shipped to der many through neutral nations. In Jan. uary. 1J17, total exports from this country to Sweden aggregated $5,874,- I 000; In the same month in 191 the total was $4,400. Holland took in Jan uary, 1917, goods worth $14,776,000 from America; the export to .that country In January of this year totals only $405,000. Germany may be able to get some wheat and oil from Rucurred than our assurance to the hard slo, but she will not be able to get any cotton from the United States through Holland or Sweden." Some time ago, we called attention to tha matter and declared that tha efficacy of the embargo as a war weapon ought not much longer re main in doubt. These figures demon strate that It has practically obliter ated the trade upon which it was saM that Germany was dopcndlng to re cruit her supplies. But while the blockade has been tightened on the west, it ks been broken on the east. Germany will still be unable to obtain cotton, rubber, etc., but she win protv ably get some food from Rumania and the Ukraine. Our embargo on foods caused a de cidedly unfriendly feeling at nrsl among some of the European neutrals, but it Is hoped that a method has been found for placating them on terms mutually satisfactory. The embargo is a cruel weapon st best, but that Is the kind of enemy we are dealing with It Is within the memory of old men that senators and congressmen got along without secretaries. Then they put their heads together and decided to appropriate $1,100 a year apiece for the purpose of providing secretaries, the public welfare, of course, requlr- 4ng tt. later the appropriation was Increased to $1,500 a year, then $1,800, and now rests at $2,000. There's no civil service examination about tt. each senator and congressman makes his own selection. One mny appoint his son. Ms daughter or even his wife If he likes, and quite often he likes. Rut all these safeguards have not been euN flclent to satisfy members of the house. In the senate, the appointment of sec retailes Is certified and their names placed on the public payroll. Not so In the house. In the house each mem ber draws $?.0H for clerk hire and pays whatever lie ptensca or ran pick up a clefk for. Savings effected In this way go Into the congressional exche quer, not Into the coffers of Uncle Sam. who Is supposed to be rich and cureless about expense. From $500 to Sl.OnO In added to the legal salary. In some Instances. !n this way. It has also l-ecn charged within the present oxigirss that blgh-s:iarled secretaries lime Iw-en proposed for t ongr Miiml committers which nrr hold a meeting. Profiteer and slacker. .The terms profiteer and slacker are both of foreign origin. -They were im ported into this country from England where their usage had become quite common before thla country entered the war. They are terms of reproach. and that they are sometimes unjustly applied goes without saying. They are cruel words. No one likes to have either of them leveled at htm. But that there Is much occasion for their use Is also generally admitted. And the former Is probably inore often deserved than the better. The Birmingham Ledger mentions an instance of prof tteerlng brought to its attention by Mayor 1 Preston, of Jasper, Ala, who has Just returned from a trip to Wash ington, Baltimore and other eastern cities. . ; It, quotes Mayor Preston as follows: "' "The eastern section of the country is certainly a busy locality at the pres ent iime, ; and In ordinary business lines, especially where necessities are involved,' the man who has got some thing to seine taking advantage of the war to get the highest price possible from the consumer. At Washington prices hava jumped out of sight with the crowd that has been added to tho population. For Instance, my room at a hotel cost ma $10 per day, and it was tn, same room tnat uaed to bring not more than $4. Profiteering on the,war seems to be the motto of the little man. as well. as the. big man." The Washington hotel men doubtless observe the hordes which flock to the capital seeking opportunity to fatten off of some oort of government con tract, and think they also had as well thrust In the sickle and reap a share of the spoil. And in doing this, they are probably not over particular w discriminate between the profiteering of others and legitimate business. Profiteering Is only another word for selfishness, which never does look well when disrobed. Its exorbitant exac tions are what has caused this and other countries to enter upon the un scientific expedient of price-fixing. It Is really the underlying issue of the war. "WAR HYSTERIA." The Brownsville States-Graphic can see nothing to be gained by a state of continual hysteria over the war. Among other things, it recently de clared : i "Nothing can be more harmful to the business life of the country than for the people to give way to hysteria over the war. There are enough dis turbing factors in the business situa tion growing out of the war problems, without our adding to them unneces sarily. But this we do whenever we permit thoughts of the war to obtrude Into business or cause us to vacillate or hesitate over ordinary Business problems." We believe the States-Graphlo right. The American people fiave serious problem before them, and it doesn't seem as if its solution will be rendered any easier by losing their heads. The situation is grave enough at best without our making it any worse. Wa can best meet it by keep ing sober and lending our co-operation in every wey possible. And by having as little as possible to do with wild and anaational reports. The States-Graphlo sensibly declares we may do the most good, if farmers, by producing Just as large crops as we can, and, if engaged in other lines of work, by doing our level best to make good, and to make up for the general shortage of workers. Let us anticipate) such unavoidable changes as may come to us and adapt ourselves to them as best we may. Let us have business ss nearly as possible as usual, We will stick to Russia, Nothing more Inspiring during the war has oc- pressed people, threatened with dc privnl of their cherished liberty, that the great republic on the west will not abandon Its sister at this trying hour, Overrun by the German hordes on their WOstern lands, threatened on the east. attacked by separatist movements here and there, the hour for Russia Is dark. Hut the fires of liberty kindled In the revolution of a year ago still burn. Though no army or navy clothes their bodies in armor their hearts are still undaunted. They have had to yield to nneilor ennmv. but it has been a ,,vrrhlc vlctory for Germany and the Idoa which has been the force in the revolution is not crushed. It cannot bo retained by armed forces or inter national boundaries. Our president is wiser than many of our people who scoff at Russia and would abandon hex to her fate. As he said in the last message the sold test of nations today is the manner in which they regard the Russian revolutionaries. Ty Cobb is a veteran in oasenau ei vice still his age is. inside tne draft age limits. LOBBY AT LOCAL T FILLED WITH MUSIC World Contestants in Endur- ance Singing Give Im promptu Program- At a late hour Saturday evening the Y. M. C. .. lobby became unusually enlivened by the playing and singing of two companies of musical talent. M. Oppenhelm, of Atlanta: Bert Alar- tin and Harry Moore, or Montreal, Canada. Mr. Oppenhelm made nis usual hit with the popular songs or tne hour, accompanied on the piano by M. Martin. Mr. Martin and Mr. Moore gave two of tneir own i-iri-liun. lllar Down and IMIar a A eek ana O Poet or. Send Me a urse. air. Martin also played the difficult piano forte composition. "Havanola. known as the masterpiece or uani-mg mumc Moth companies' efforts were appreci ated by the men. Mr. Oppenhcim expects to mum in two weeks from Nashville, wheie lie finished his world contest In endur ance singing. Iteginnina 1-co. i.. i?i. p. haa been singma nmi hours a u and has 15! hours overtime to his j OUTBURSTS OF EVERETT THE JARR By Roy H (Copyright, 1918, by the Press Publishing "My, it would make sore eyes well to see you fellers again!" cried Gus, the proprietor of the cafe on the cor ner, as Mr. Jarr and his friend Bangle entered. "Yes, what's the matter? Have you been chucked out of your own home?" asked Slavlnsky, the glazier, who had been confabbing with Gus when Rang-le and Jarr entered. "Slavlnsky!" cried Gus angrily, "how many times have I told you that if any body is to Insult my customers it is to be me? You go to your own glass-put-in shop and insult your customers so much as you like, but don't Insult my oxistomers when I am here to do it I" "Don't I want to make 'em feel at home here, just like you do?" ventured the surprised Slavlnsky. "I don't know what's the matter, on top the troubles I already got!" re marked Gus gloomily. "Here is the war, and high taxes and prohibition, and near-beer, and license renewal not far awsy, and my cigar man won't ex tend me credit ninety days, and every thing! And now Slavlnsky insults my customers in my own place. I want everybody to know ft now that I can attend to my own business and when I can't attend to it I got a bartender what can attend to it, althoutfh Elmer, my bartender, is nothing but a loafer what don't care what happens, and never gets mad If I'm Insulted or you're Insulted or he's insulted!" "It is too bad you haven't a little of Elmer's pleasant nature," remarked Mr. Jarr. "It's easv enough for him to have a please nt nat ure when he ain't the boss and It don't cost him nothing,' replied Gus. "But if I ever was one bit good- natured everybody would ax me Tor credit what wanted to owe me, and everybody would ax me for cash that credit When questioned by tne re porter he stated that ho had been car rying on his contest exclusively tn 10-cent stores, where everyone could hear him and where the strain was greatest. Having already won the prise of $5,000, which will be given him in Nashville, he declared hjj intention of giving $2,000 of this to the New York Y. M. C. A. and the other $3,000 to his sister, who Is now training for opera with the Metropolitan Opera company. Mr. Oppenhelm expects to be In uniform within thirty days, the government having only granted him special p-.mlsslon to finish his con test. Messrs. Martin and Moore, hoth Ca nadians, of the comfiany of Martin A Moore, with B. F. Keith's vaudeville. have broken off further engagements and Joined the quartermaster's corps at Oglethorpe. They have promised to return to the "Y" Tuesday evening. The Y. M. C. A. appreciates the Inter est of these musicians In furnishing entertainment for the soldiers, after their strenuous day at the local store. SIKAUTV DEALS RECORDED AT THE COUNTY COURTHOUSE Norman Elberfeld and wife to Wlnfred D. Wagner, land In Second district; $.800. R. T. Wright et al. to W. W. Little and wife, land In Sixth district; $1,400. Thomas Trlmby and wife to A. L. Dyer and wife, !and in old Fifth district; $2,200. Perrett A. Smith and wife to Warren A. Kohr. land In First district; 14.150. John T. Fslkner and wife to Kugene J. Bryan and wife, land In second district: .000. 1 John Holland and. wife to Luella Mar- guret JenkMi. land In Sixth district;: $350. ; Nellie Sctiolie Cole and husband t i John H. Wilson, land in Fourth district; ; $1,150. I H. P. Alexander to Mry T. Montague. 1 lot 10. block 15. ast End Land company ! addition: $1,000. W. S. Beck and wife to John A. Brown and wife, land In Second district; $5 SWV M. A. Cooper and wlte to Flunk. H. 1 rayne and wife, land in Cooke and, Hutchison's addition; $4.00(1. J. H. Toe and wife to John Cox. land In Third district; J. !. Foe snd wife to John Cox, land 1 In Third dlstrl.-t; $loi. A. U Gregory and wife to ftoy E. Butler snd wile, lot 21. block . tn Olm- tcd s subdivision to Mindell Fork; $1,100.1 By Coodo FAMILY McCardell Co. Tha New York Evening World.) didn't want me to owe them" TRUE ain't so -natured..th.!FA1,!:,tttureJ' ? ?fh A? S "Well, I either,1 said Mr. Slavlnsky. "When II J"' nu 1 ""'""'."' id to put in winder glass I al- ceDUlDy- . go aroun ways take my little boylwy wb, me f0 ali cross with him when the "UUD l" vm' Then T mav ' M 1 .u ' tnr- it' it .an.,.llif then I say 'Missus,' for it's generally the wlmmen what is around to pay for glass put in 'Missus, don't scold my little boy because I already done it If he has charged you for A pane of glass twenty-by-thlrty when It's really only eighteen-by-twent.y-slx, don't forget I had to cut It down from twenty-by. thirty, and the trimmings Is a dead loss to me. I ain't like Bepler, the butcher, who gets paid for the trimmings at 30 cents a pound and more from the customer, and then sells the trimmings at 6 cents a pound or more "Never you mind my business, you mind your business!" interrupted Bep ler, the butcher. "When people breaks glass in a winder they got to have new glass put in, no matter what it costs. But when meat Is too dear to eat, no body eats it!" "Don't mske so much fuss in here!" Interrupted Gus. "My wife; Lena, up stairs, I can hear her. walking around on her heels. And when I go upstairs tonight she'll give me a calling down for all the noise what's "been going on, especially when she finds out how little has been rung up on the cash register. For, If you will notice, a good business aont make a lot of noise. I notice when . we ha.ve nothing but arguments, that's all we do have." "I don't hear your wife- complain ing," remarked Mr. Jarr. "And yet she has every right to," said Mr. Rangle. "She's a fine woman," said Mr. Slav lnsky. "She ain't got no use for me, so proud she is!" "And good looking, too,' said Mr. Bepler admiringly. "I'll bet she weighs 180, dressed, as ,we say in the provi sion trade." "A queen among women. Indeed!" murmured Mr. Jarr. At these commendations of the pul chritude of his wife Gus grew all puffed up. "Well, I didn't say she wasnt a looker," he remarked. "I don't want to brag about it . ou know; but I can tell you this much when my wife, Lena, Is all dressed up she can't walk down the street but what loafers in sult her, she looks so swell!" "Have a care, then, how you speak of this paragon of her sex." said Mr. Jarr impressively. "What would you do, Gus, If she should learn of your carping remarks as to her temper, and If she should go out from your life for ever?" "Leave me, you mean?" asked Gus. "Well, I guess I'd marry again and put up a sign, 'This Business Under En tirely New Management' what else?" ESTABLISHED 1887 The P LIFE and ACCIDENT INSURANCE CO. Provident Building - - - Chattanooga, Tenn. "GROWING IN POPULARITY" A Home Company with over thirty years' experience 'w riting modern and up-to-date Life, Health and Accident policies. Paid Policy-Holders since organization $1,755,892 Earle N. Wester District Manager Life Department. A. H. Cate District Manager Health and Accident Department. AMONG THE BRETHREN.- The Cleveland Banner observes: "Everybody .has been busy getting: garden ground in shape to help fight off the high cost of living and the kaiser." Remarks the Brownsville States Graphic: "We are perfectly willing that that pig; should have the privilege of making a hog of himself." So say we all. . "Make up your mind now to Invest in liberty bonds, and when you are ap proached about the matter be ready to respond," Is a timely suggestion of the South Pittsburg Hustler. "Whisky la rapidly disappearing. The last pint In Tennessee will bring as high a price as a ton of coal," remarks the Hardeman Free Press. Judge for yourself whether Editor Reeves is ex piessing bis own personal feelings. The following, from the Cleveland Herald Indicates a form of warfare in which nearly all may engage: "There has been renewed and vigorous activity in the, war against the kaiser in the American garden." A good many folks are inclined to adopt the Rockwood Times view of the Russian situation, which is as follows: "It looks a little at present like there might not be any Russia after the new European. map is made following the closing of the war." "The woods are getting green. Wheat prospects were never better. It is said most of the peach crop is killed. More sod land is being turned than in our history. , This means a big corn crop." is the way the Newport Plain i Talk views the situation. You'll feel an irresistible Impulse to take up the spade fork on reading this from the Johnson City Staff: "If you do not make that spring garden your neighbor's chickens will be left without freshly turned earth In which to scratch." The Clarksvllle Leaf-Chronicle per petrates the following bit of philos ophy: "Have a good word for every body. The only man who has a right to look down on others Is the man in an airship. Even the tombstones speak well of those beneath them." Every stray dog c4h testify to the truth of the following lines from the Paris Parisian: "One of the things that never gets Into the spring poems Is the tin can crop that shows up in the back yard when the snow begins to disappear." The Athens Post comments thusly On i the rumor that a neighbor dentist will j be a candidate: "It Is said that Dr. I W. W. Grant will be a candidate for Remarks the Knoxvllle Journal and Tribune: "Bryan has not.said he will or if he will not be the president lul I , , . - candidate of the new party recently given birth in Chicago." Nor really, tor that matter, has the editor of the Jour- na! and Tribune. Barring the single word "if, the fol lowing from the McMinnville Standard has a wholesome, hopeful ring: "There is healthful, remunerative work on farms for all who are willing to work, and there are plenty of men and boys left to do the farm work if they can only be gotten on the Job." That there are busy times ahead for the Johnson City Staff, now that the daily Comet has ceased to function may be Inferred from the following: "Piscatorial sharps say the flshinpr i going to be fine this year.'. But alas! There won't be many of us this year who have time for fishing." The Nashville Banner, which nearly ' always knows, submits the following encouraging bit of information: "There is no grood reason for worry over our shipbuilding progress. Chairman Hur ley has stated that we now have 180 shipyards, with 700 ways and 500,000 men at work, 260,000 in reserve. Surely the output ought soon to be sufficient to worry Von Tlrpitz and his little submarine assassins." We infer from the following that the Copper City Advance has some, other choice than t,he governor for senator: "If Gov. Rye is to become a candidate for the senate the people would like to know on what he bases his claim to that office. A platform constructed from his record as governor will col lapse after the first volley from the forces of either Shields or Cates." Noting the allegation that food prices are lower In England than tn this country, the Sparta Expositor declares: "Our government could fix the price the consumer shall pay for a sack of flour, at 60 cents, then pay the mill or dealer the difference to make tho price $1.50, and our people would be getting flour at 50 cents. This Is the way It in done In England, which explains the injustice of the comparison. , Good sense and patriotism are both contained In the following advice from Mrs. Grundy: "Let us sell a little more of the products we waste and Invest the proceeds In thrift stamps. Every stamp means more bullets for our sol diers to fire into the enemy trenches and at the end of five years we will have a nest egg of savings which we would never have thought of had not this scheme of financing the war been evolved." ROVIDENT