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Adeertialni Department innn , . . linn I M0 1500 . . 80(10 ioni notici; TO Tin: PUBLIC Any arron i reflection upon die rlmr fcter, standing nr reputation nf mv pereon, firm or eorporatlon whi.h may appear in iti relumna uf The v..rlil will be lied I j eor rrrinl upon 1 1 . belnc brought to t li aitm lien ol tli.- publlaheri 3 KB ID) AYS Have etapaed iln.'a the day on whleh ilia city sdndnletratlon, month pro vksjaly, definitely proiiilaetl that i' wr.nl.l furfilali ttati-r through the my alaa, and that proniiaa baa not been fulfilled. The ri.nlrntli.il of The World la not Hint tin. city han not a proven aupply of good water lettable fnr ilrinkn.it psrpoees, hot ihat lha water depart' ant haa pot up tu 111 la nine delir ereil it in the mania. Every du) hours long, Nevertheless we refute to be atam. I eded by tins Mexican Invasion scare Be em thai Russian graft hud u. much tn iin with it as Qcrman pr paredness. Bhould ji.iiii Hnii tax wages as pro posed, ho'll be likely to have n home viir i. u lus hands, What'll a lut of people have i" talk knout when there asn'l a orlsts Ir nor) day's headlines? Tafl hiiH lost much weight, bul imst Republicans seem to think lie's fur too f it to run aguln, Villa would better quit bundltlng (teforc threatening lo go buck to II ii AVI'mm recognizes Curransa, I li urton isn't overl wind i t. i .I on his preside) i y .king any in- ... t possi i new J, J Rill Is s dollar Anglo-Pi hasn't said how fur. inch war iiiiitii in hal iii Hon loan, inn Mobilising ii. i tin lonfcrs might bo it fine thing, bul It's doubted thul an) thing shorl of force could bring it about Arlsonn oo and strong, ttrlke giiinc profits With. .lit a ' Marshall, a Vt .1 lit til I-hilt' V0 tllnli in W.I I arning in Tom t;i. .. tions may ti tnd hold th lli!K iin- noil ii" tn.t tender m res pons! : foi rc Intcrostink' ni tsb for G rm V-boatx- the auilitnr of ii I from New fork fur Russia with eittht thousand tons of wai n gtboard, Captain von PapeD, mi Itarj of the (kriinin riiilsiw. : tinrlca out VellowstoM park Way Ufhlee the administration is cositatlDi on whether to ask fur his recall. f. rent i houii hi hs bits, and II 'l"i'n nol follow thai un Is linii.i'.i and the other barburotla if we could achieve the i It i niu n'm iih nt.. i out'ook, oi ii in could achieve ours, both would dls cover that, far from being a notuTiici 1 1 1 wei u ii hi .mil dai knoss, it is s iiuifliri between two widoly different Mnn in "i ' Ivlllsatton. The world, is far us European Influence prevails, has three dlstinel and diverse schools "i civilised ii nht Ijatln, us shown ti ttal) and Prance, the Teutonic, us seen In Germany, Austria and north ern Europe, .hui the Anglo-Buxon, i v i inn iin ii in Qrcul lirltuin and t he i 'tilted Htittes All of these have done i mi win continue to do much towartl ele vu ting und improving the humi I, .in. Inil as wi ll fur Unit whn Ii in- and happiness, A realtsnt in of hum uiiuvoldnlile Interrelation ol humanlt) will 'i'. much i i n ail- thai broader inpnthelio interesl so essential to Ihi beltermenl of social conditions, is tin punaca which tin- world Tin presidential campaign of 1916 getting t" I"' ii fat ortte topic hihI there is much discussion about Wll" son's chuncoi "i re election and whom tho Republicans will name tn mako ; tin race, Tins Is all gnmi and proper, i Tn. man win. has no political con victions and takes no Interest In tho quadronnlul struggle fnr tin highest office hi tin- nation larks a g i deal of being a true and loyal cltlsen. 'i in re are fow ho fall short In tins imrtlctilai Bul tho greatest peril to .in Republican Institutions is the marvelous Indifference of s large i" nt of the electorate to the men ami mcusures submitted for their approval i:' i in- smaller elections, li la easy enough tn work tin enthusiasm fnr u presidential candidate, bul many people ignore the importance of tho hnii' elections al homo ami Um pii intirlcs, These arc the opportunities it I where u I citizenship counts for tin I race, though I ittlsunderstani I i I'M, in iin r i ham pen i i llitis ami i n n in milt uffee ih elding w hlch of tho vorli tli s ill i.i douiinunt, i VVllson's day, ami n wo of the Ninth American contl mni hs vlng mill i Rod principal I) i he Anglo Baxon Idea, are ofttimes pus rii ii to account for i ho mi ntnl pro cesses of our ii ii.tt ii. in whose pace hus been set by Rome, or Paris, or Berlin Tho flrsl conclusion of the gverago man, when unable to compre hend the course of reasoning followed it another, is thai the other is elthet mentally unsound or possessed of a sinister purpose, tho Judgment usually in inn mutually Im-ni Buch o conclu sion is both short-sighted and unjust. The man who llins falls under nur condemnation may be just as inte'll m nt. just as logical, lui as slncore as curaclves, y t the unconscious mental bias of each makes hla Ideas and methoda unintelligible to tin. other, Hecauao we In America arc accus tomed to looking at things through Anglo-Saxon spectacles, we should not shut our minds to tho conviction thai our Teutonic brothera are just as onrneatly striving to reach ih, hlghesl Ideats nf humanity as our selves, or as did any of the bright Intellects of Qrceco or Rome In tin heyday of their Influence, On tho ether hand, our German friends havn been equality obtuse, when a thing is reasoned out In n manner thai is per foi lly convincing to tho German mind, they an- verj much astonished that i Vet. iniiiii.il most. Loos inin every contest upon Iries, The v In. h you hate a vote. Posl yourself. I the i in ! Hi mi ml. i r ..i it nul illy thai '1 inn. ca pable men must he nominated bofore the) can be elected, The only way to gel rh. in, capable men nominated is rm clean men to attend the primaries ami outvote the dirty bunch that is ul ways ready to "put over" something on the electorate, Don't let two op poslng si-is of political Jugglers fix up two rotten tickets for you to choose from. The shortest and surest way to purify American politics Is for the common, everyday oitlsen to iu his duty, ami the johsler und crook wl'l sunn find their profession un profitable. CHIMIN l I IOONOMY. Proper protection against tuberou losls and trachoma, dread diseases thai threatened the lives mid health, tn.t milt of American Indiana hut American cltlsona In their vicinity, was dc'.ayed an entire year by the I lemocratto congress, Failure of the Democrats in the firsi session of the present congress to puss the Indian appropriation hilt until lute in the summer prevented the Indian bureau from letting con tracts for tuberculosis and trachoma hospltuls promptly, ami their con struction had to go over to the fol lowing season. In urging the Immediate necessity for tins, hospitals, officials from the Indian bureau testified to members ol congress that entire Indian tribes might be wiped out if the ravagea of iltsi isi among them were nbt checked, It was also claimed that the lack of adequate facl'ltles for quarantine was ,i menace to thousands of citizens in i In splto of these alarming warn ings, tho passage of the bill was de layed Week after Week The mnney was piiii unappropriated at the close i I the fis.'.il year, ami tw li e f..r pin. ,iis of two weeks temporary ap propriations were p&SSOd, I'mler neither of these, however, oould any thing in done toward providing tho lit the time tin' hill was finally passed, it ns too late to secure hhis i itlc methods in handling I III III I.I I.I III I V Mil II s. These bo strenuous days f. rtho book reviewer, The new publishing season hi ' Opt Red il Ii hi almost unpi i- di nti 'i wealth of Important n ivels, iii rightfully demanding Imtm lluti ii Rent ion, John Qalsworthv. Robarl Oram and Winston Chun hill, H G. Wells and Anthonj Hope, Jack Lon don, May Sinclair, Maurice Hewlett, M.iit Johnston, iOthei Beigwlok, Theo dore Dreiser, Kathleen Norrls, Blow . it Edward white, William Alien whit. , Btr Gilbert Parkor, Eden Phlll potts, Hugh Wai pole, Arnold Bennett und many others hate new books ai ready in the field or ready for publico lion within the mi few weeks, tn lln i .ise of most Of them a hare an nouncemenl will suffice for their mi mlrers, yet one oannol het'p wonder ing If tills Inli use competition thus thrust upon thom at the outset is to their advantage, to that of then pub lishers, Or to that nl the Inters of good literature. ii is the Intention of many, no doubt, to mni them all In the enur.se if tin- season, but that season, mice sturted, will present other claims, in the concert rooms ami opera house, m il. let us hope, In the theater, In . it galleries and elsewhere. Tin- situation in the book world at the beginning of B new season has unit for many years resembled thai III the theatrical world, with Its enn- fictlng opening nights, Our man agers, it seems, have come to the i i in lusliiii that II Is a state of affairs which cannot be remedied, except in i. ire instances; ami, no iluuht, the publishers are confronting a similar Impasse, with them even the weather does not count as a factor to be con sidered, Theaters may postpone their first nights on account of a spell ol torrid heat; a schedule nf new pub lications prooeeds regardless of it. How, with these leaders in the field of contemporary fiction treading on one another's heels, the newcomers can find a hearing is a question that answers itself. They ale almost hope Ii sm v handicapped, There can be llt t i doubt that part of the present con gestion of new novels is due to the ti lease of books held bock last autumn under the first apprehension of the effeets of the outbreak of the war. Mill, one wonders If a plan for n mmc c.intaiiie uist riiiuiiuti of a seasons output cannot be devised. It cer tainly la desirable here in the center nf things, ami, lifter all, nowadays tint which Is gnnil ami even much of what is very bad penetrates rap til IV tn all parts nr the emintry, even those must remote. To be sure, the more serloua booki ere held haek for later publication i ne must t n 1 1 M i it n n t or the seasons new American works, for instance, the "Life anil Letters of John Hay," Is rut t ake its appearance until some time in October. But serious litera ture and fiellnn even serious fiction can hardly he said to make the'r first a peal to the same class of readers; therefore, this biography and an Important novel, If published on the same day( would not interfere with each other nearly so much ua d i s. in hls month of September, tho I ra. tu . illy simultaneous publication of nearly a store of novels. One of i In iin Is iii view Is, of course, the p aclng of the season's total output well before the publlo before the holi day buying begins, but that, us a mat ter of f irt. never does begin until tho middle of .N'm ember, it is a confus ing state of affairs. A change, if 'it be possible, would he to the evident bi in-fit of all ooncerned, pVJsT BY K THE Jlnw keen the thoughts that come To me, bow many in their hurried Life forge! the little simple things That count so much 'tween man and Man, How brothers in their maddened Flight stop not to think the other's Plight, Inn hasten onward with the Thought that only they alone exist; Until the wide expanse between Becomes a chasm dark and deep which Only lingering time ean bridge, and Then when weight of many years is Bearing down their feeble forms, they For the first time realize how just A few kind gentle words would help To make each busy day a pleasure iu It's consequence; that bonds of Human sympathy are better than the Habits of a mercenary greed. The Boy That Wrote a Popular Song (Ry PRATT CALMES). ! Sam Ureen, elder son of llinim ,ireen. lived ill a Way Station Whose bams and femes bore the trade marks of a circus that held a one day's engagement In neighboring I city two y ears ago, Sam's only pleasure was In watch ing tin- local unload ami seeing the express give t Ik- town the "gOOd-bye i Mary.'' In other words It was as ' lonesome in Punkvlllo as u passenger leoaoh on a roundhouse siding, The only IhiiiK In the way of amusement was the annual visit of I the marvelous minstrels. When tlu ! band starteil on the Memphis Blues they one the town completely in ; two, Sam stniiii around listening with 'open mouth, and when the perfor mance ws over, he went home to milk the cows with one determimi tion In his youthful breast- lie would write a song. Ills sisti : had Just learned tht BeauUful nine Daunbe ami ArraJi Wanna so she ahould write I he music Written music to him looked like negroes getting over 0 wire fence. Understand ho was to pick the tune. After many a imt afternoon ovei , the organ, the task was finally ac complished, but after all his work, the neighbors were not complimen tary ut all. Some said he and th ; whole family .should he ehur. bed Ol i even run out of town. Finally, one Old sister told him that in order to I uphold the family name, '"he'd best have town. So Sam went to New York ami fell in with a composer. The com poser looked over the music anil said, "Young man, you're the hen: of today. In u short time the whole world will herald you as the wtitei nf the craziest, most popular sntiM. Vim are a hit In this town." It proved out that way. Moral: lie sold It for a song. tht sorrows of hla friends as the own ership of u duK, particularly one of these little white objects with a voice like the Himalayas. After the dogs comes the milkman, who plunges rattley-bang up the street in a long procession, unt milk man COUld supply ii bioek of houses wit hunt any trouble, hut he never does There are alwuys at least twenty ti help him and thev all make as much noise as they possible can. Fi nally, Just as dawn began to color the Klad east with ruby fingers the first Street cars whizzed by ami our out door sli eper Min e up in despair. It was of no use tryitiK to Bleep on IRu porch, but Inasmuch us he could not fci he betook himself to a boiler fa. - tory, where he found comparative quiet inside a tank on which two huskies were hammering with sledges. Outdoor sleeping porches would ai -quire twice their present value if superfluous cats and dogs were ban Ished from the city. They would take still another rise if ether sources of unnecessary noises were hushed. Why is it that every net of man m beast within the city limits Is per formed with us much racket as con ditions permit? Suppose OS much ef fort wire sp nt to keep quiet as goca now to rend the heavens with nolso, WOUld it not be a happier World? SENSELESS BARBARITY. ABE MARTIN little change in tir war stt . r pt , t , r buddy kin pro "Warsaw." When we do weel Juicy cantaloupe we re forgive tu p.t o year in construction, ii ore, the Democrats failed his year's Indian bin at all. i I mi nt of last year's sp in became necessary, fori tng in bureau to conduct its ai plans nearly two years oil, i putting an untold check Add Governor riiinpp of Wiscon sin b the list of Republican execu ,ho have made good. Coming into office on a pledge of economy, , rnoi has reduced the ex thl si. ile by nearly $4,000.- i 0 Things like that always bap- IH n nr. lie: Republican rule The prealdent'a aloofness toward an endorsement for re-election by the Demi 'rats of New Jersey muy be on SCCOUnt of his devotion to tho one t tin plank of the RtUtlmore plat form and again it may not. The i resident showed great sensitiveness about his being bound by the plat form whin the women wanted him In take up the suffrage OJUoStlOU, Perhaps he intends to ndhere to all the declarations of that famous document- Including the one-term Idea I i s.ij pi l haps! A HI-1 1 RJ3ED SLEEPER One of those wise ami witty young men who delight the world with car toons ha.s pictured the woes of the outdoor .sleeper. The miserable nun built himself a s'.eeplng porch with all the modern accessories and in the Innoci nee oi hla heart he promised himself ii rapid increase of health ami beauty. Ah, to think of those sweet dreams under the canopy of heaven with the might stars t winkling re freshment down upon him, lie thought of the dream, but that was as far as he got. No sooner had he begun to sink int i slumber the first night that he trlcl his sleeping porch than S pair of cats on the back fence set out to serenade Mr Balfour, the first lord of the British admiralty, contends that Lon don is not a fortified town and there fore that the Hermans arc Violating the rubs of civilized warfare -whatever that is when thev dmp bombs upon inoffenalve civilians. The ur mona reply that London is a torUfled ti wn In every sense of the word, com ing clearly within the rules of war which sanction the bombardment o' such places. Tin y maintain further more that the bombardment of "open-towns" or unforttifed places by the allies, resulting inevitably In the slaughter of civilians and noncom- batantSi is just as much a violation of the nibs of war as that charged against the Hermans, even conceding that the charm s are true. The rest of the World will have lit tle difficulty in reaching the conclu sion that both sides have the better of the controversy and this is no mere epigrammatic paradox. Netitr il students of the situation can see no difference whatever between the Victims iii must of the casualties, whether the raids have been made by the Qeimsns or by the allies. liolh sides have been equally guilty, so fur as the underlying principle is concerned, and no specious casutstrj can alter the fundamental facts. Sophistry will not make the mangling of children and the slaughter of wom en legitimate warfare, no matter how Ingeniously It may be employed. Nor Will the law of retaliation make mat ters much, if any, better. Two wrongs never made one right In all the history of the work), Justifica tion of a barbarous or illegal act on the ground that somebody else was a barbarian or Violated the law cannot exculpate either guilty party. It has been a favorite form of excuse throughout trie progress Of the war t. say that "the other side" did thus and so. i'.ut the senseless barbarity of bomb-raids, fnr the mere purpose Of making war "frightful" or of wreaking vengeance for atrocities which preceded them, stands con demned before the bar of the world's tend opinion a tribunal Just now Bhom Of effective power, but whnse verdict cannot bo forever Ignored, LIGHTNING VND THE ELDER Did you ever have a recently immi grated Sent advise you to take refuge, during a severe thunderstorm, under an elder bush "Because lightning never strikes the elder?" L)u you know that then., not mure than six authentic Instances of the striking of an elder or any building in the near vicinity of an elder, by lightning.' The scientists have a di y -as-dust ex planation for this freak of nature; but the Scutch know the real reason: IF. If you can keep your head when al about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you oan trust yourself when nil men doubt you, Rut mako allowance for their doubting, too; If you ean wait and not he tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies. Or being hated, don't Kivc way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nur talk tOO wise; If you eun dream nnd not mako dreams your master; If you can think and not mako thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and I ilsastsr And treat those two impostors just the .-nine; If you ean bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, nr watch the things you gave your life to, broken, And stop to build them up with WOrnOUt to ds; If vmi ean inalr one heap of all your winnings, And risk it on one turn of pitch and -toss, And lose and start again at your be ginnings And never breathe a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, Ami so hold nn when there Is nothing In you Except the Will which savs to them, "Hold on!" rwda and keep lose the nor in if you can talk with i your virtue. Or walk with king common touch: If neither foes nor loving friends hurt you. If all men count with you, but none too much; If ,eou can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth ol dis tance run, Tours la the earth and everything that's In It, And which is more -you'll be a man, my son! Rudyord Kipling. MESSAG1 h'm. Their muslca sfforts lasted till I dropping of bombs on London and well on toward mldnighl and left bin) a mentai' wreck, but worse was to fol low. When the cats were still tile neighborhood dogs began to practice. Cats arc bad em. ugh. but dogs are worse. Their voices are shriller and better trained because of more cou th. u.iur use. Moreover the dogs di iidc themselves Into responsive chnr- USea through the day's duties without a rap so that the outdoor sleeper gets lit from every quarter, while cat music is strictly limited to one to tality. Nolsv i. its are universally hated ut the mors racket u dug makes the n ore fondly his owner loves him. "Ui never heir our dog hark in thi night." egofabag his Idolatrous mis tuss when the neighbors drop In with tin ir complaints. "It must be some i ther dog." There Is nothing In the world thai so steels a man's heart to the dropping of bombs upon towns i n l. r the Control of the Teutonic alius Neither act can be success fully defended according to any of the doctrines of international law. which throws around civilians nnd other noncombatonts all the protec tion possible under the barbaric con Citlons which prevail as an inevitable consequence of nny war. It has been the invariable result Ir nil of these raids that civilians hnve been killed, rather than SoMlsrs; that dwellings anil churches and sr-hools and libraries and art galleries have been blown up rather than arsi -mile ami forts. Nothing has been ac COmplished, as a general proposition attd in the overwhelming majority of cases, which can be correctly desig nated as a legitimate object of an of fensive military or nnvnj operation. Yv omen und children have been the I'd like to catch u tiny t imid And whisper to It, not too loud, A little song To waft along, O'er ruck and rill, An.l .I.,!,. ,,r,,l 1.111 . Christ's cross was made of the elder! The little song I fain Would sing, tree. Formerly It was s statelv To LoVO, whu's guile vacationing handsome denlsen of the forest; but afa r its cruel use It received a l ight, SO that it could no longer uttain dig nified proportions, it was doomed to remain a shrub, but It was exempt from the wrath of Jove, who flung the thunderbolts, tn various parts of the world, leegnd explains the peculiarities of other trees by the statement thiit the cross Ul a part of it was made from the Wood of one of their brethren. In England the aspen, sometimes called the "trembling poplar," is said to have acquired tho nervous quiver of its leaves when the trunk of an aspen was Used for thr shaft of the cms. In Wab s, It Is re atcd that the mistle toe was formerly n great, handsome tree, but because It furnished the arms nt tin- cross, it was condemned to become a parasite on the tree that refused to serve the persecutors The o ust Inter. sting of all these legends is that told of the wake-robin, or marsh cnlla Illy. Its berriei are r...iT s,"e the grass .i-..uav .1 si, iii iBa mot of the i l oss where It received the precious drops of blood, and its root is bitter " ith shams and sorrow. Two days of registration In Phila delphia showed the Republican en rollment to be 77 and 79 per cent, i n the successive days, of the total number registered. This looks like real business at the potbj this fall Knowing there'll be no shouting nt I ..me. the colonel win put In a month after Canada's big game. I'd like to snare a pretty bird Ami teach it just one single word, Then set it free To bear for me. In Speedy flight, Through all the night. Ami thus at dawn the message bring, To Love, where she's vacationing. I'd like to COaX B gentle breeze To breathe a message through the trees. From tree tn tree A wind from me -A tiny song Four letters long. 'Tls love I'd send by el aid, breezo wing. To Love, who's ;.'nno vacationing ii. C. A Child. In New York Times. I'll T SV. List night you played for me nn olden tune. So fraught with love, und memory, and sung. That I again was young, .tnd golden tune Into my heart crept smiling. I WSJ strong. As strong, my dear, ns in the long ago, R'-nenth the cloaking, comfortable skv. and I w. Beloved of Love we wandered, vou nnd I. Rut then the notes died down within the room, And dropped your head that once slmne burnished gold. And nil was still, save in the gather ing gloom There throbbed the heirt of Time .... and I was old. Bdmund I.eamv, In New Vork Sun. Similar, lint lliffeient. Mrs, Qraspit You are always growling about the household ex penscs, yet vmi used to say that I COUld make a dollar go twice as far us you could. Qraspit And so you can. my dear. You make it gn so thliiin d far i never evn m a Minimal of If again.