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TOPEAGE TIMES REALIZE THAT HEROES OF THE WAR WILL TAKE LEADING PARTS IN PUBLIC LIFE. MANY WILL BE IN CONGRESS Opposition to Wire Control Measure Silenced by the Knowledge That German Agents Have Been Using Our Telegraph and Telephone. By ARTHUR W. DUNN. Washington. —Already certain politi cians have begun “looking forward" in regard to the political effect of the great war. For the most part this re lates to the presidential campaign in 1920. but there are other considera tions which are somewhat personal, particularly to the younger element in congress. There is no question about the creation of a large crop of Great War heroes. Men who participate in the present war for democracy and humanity will be heroes in the eyes Df the people for many years to come, and they will naturally receive politi cal benefits accordingly. For years after the Civil war Union army men dominated politics in the North and held most of the offices. In the South only men who had Confeder ate war records were recognized for any political position. In the North a Union war record was for 20 to 30 years n great political asset. In all probability for 40 years after the pres ent war ends men who participated In It will reap a political advantage and the time is coming when congress will have a vert’ large representation of men who took part In the greatest war the world has known. While there was a good deal of op position to the resolution taking over the telegraph and telephone lines by the government, yet everything yielded to military necessity. There has been a suspicion for a long time that both the telegraph afd the telephone have been used by Ger man agents for the purpose of furnish ing information to Germany regarding the movements of troops and the ves sels of the United States as well as of merchant shipping. This suspicion grew during the rime the U-boats were operating off the Atlantic coast. It was believed that many innocent sounding messages sent over the tele graph wires and verbally communi cated over telephone wires were really notifications of German agents as to the disposition of American troops and of intended movements of American vessels. When this idea was talked about in congress there was not much hesitation In giving the government Authority to absolutely control such lines of communication. In the hill for the stimulation of ag riculture. which went over mainly be cause of the prohibition amendment which it contained, there were many provisions of various kinds. Ono in re gard to rodents caused Senator Pen rose of Pennsylvania to make inquiries nf Senator Gore of Oklahoma, who had charge of the bill. “T am curious to mow why this amendment has been stricken out.” said Penrose. “If it had ■mon merely rodents It might have rtayed In. but to strike out a noxious 'odent struck me rather unfavorably.” “People’s tastes, of course, change,” blandly replied Senator Gore, “and probably we are more fastidious in classing them as noxious rodents.” “Gan the senator tell me just what varieties of rodents are described as noxious?” asked Penrose. "I mar say to the senator,” remark ed Gore, “ns be seems to have a very statesmanlike curiosity on this sub ject. that the department intended to make an assault on rats and mice In dwellings. We thought perhaps that was going a little too far In these strenuous times and we would leave the Individual and our great Individ ualistic theory to combat the mice, at least for a time.” “They have temporary Immunity,” commented Penrose. “Since we are to have woman suf frage.” further explained Gore, “it was thought the women ought to com bat the mice. At least that w r as the argument that was made before the committee.” All of which shows that senators can indulge in some very trivial conversa tion during very strenuous times. On the last day that the house was In session to do business attention was called to the attempt at proflt eelng by sharp Washington law yers and claim agents at the ex pense of soldiers who die at the front. Most of the soldiers have taken advantage of the generosity of the gov ernment In the matter of war risk in aurance, and have taken out policies. Then there is usually some back pay due soldiers who die In the service. The beneficiaries of the war risk In surance and those to whom the back pay Is due are sure to receive their money from the government without* the intervention of any agent or at torney. But the attorneys and claim agents, anxious to make all thpy even at the expense of the widows and orphans or other relatives of,.soldiers who die on the battlefield, seek the earliest opportunity to get in touch with the beneficiaries of the Insurance and back pay and offer their services as a collecting agency, and Usually de mand 20 or 25 per cent of the amount due. Where there is a $10i)00 policy Dietetic HabitgJ c Some people seem to think that a vegetarian Is a curiosity A rough calculation shows that tw population of the world, now estimated approxi mately at 1,600,000,000, Is said, to be divided as to dietetic habits about as follows: Strict vegetarians, 250.0Q0,- 000; practically vegetarians, but eat ing a llttlfc fish or flesh, 450,000,000; eating meat about once a week (on high days and holidays), 500,000,000; eating meat dally and sometimes more than once a day, 400.0009000. J this means a large, fat fee for the at torney or claim agent. Congressman Harold Knutson of Minnesota read a letter in the house showing that certain attorneys had been in correspondence with one of his constituents in regard to *he back pay of a soldier who died In France. The amount was S2OO, not very large, but the Washington attorneys wanted to get a rake-off of 20 per cent, which would mean that the relatives of the soldier would receive $l6O instead of S2OO. and these attorneys would get S4O for services of no account what ever. as in due course of time the pay ment would be made to the estate of the soldier, to his next of kin. or who ever was designated as the person to whom it should be paid. Congress man McClintic of Oklahoma also pre sented letters showing that the same sort of a game was attempted upon soldiers from his state. It is not likely that the exposures of Knutson and McClintic will have the effect of preventing victims from be ing held up by attorneys and claim agents, but it may result in deterring many people from becoming dupes of these leeches in Washington who would pick the bones of a dead soldier and de prive his relatives of their just due in order to fatten their own pockets. With perfect confidence the treasury department is making arrangements for the fourth Liberty loan and no doubt is expressed about putting this over with the same success that lias attended every other loan thus far. It is believed that the people have been “getting the habit” of doing whatever Is necessary to make the war a suc cess. Money Is one of the chief req uisites, and while we may have more than a million men in France now, with possibly 3,w0.0()0 a year from now, it Is absolutely necessary to pay their expenses and see that they are sup plied with everything necessary to beat back the German army. That the fourth Liberty loan is going to be a success there cannot be the slightest doubt. When John J. Fitzgerald was chair man of the committee on appropria tions at the time the United States en tered the war he rather startled the country with the statement that the war would cost the United States $25,- 000,000,000 a year. Many scoffed at the idea, but It was only the other day that Senator Smoot, who is an authority on all kinds of figures, told the senate that for the first year of the war we had appropriated $24,000,000,- 000. Fitzgerald was In Washington a short time ago and referred to his pre diction and the comments that it caus ed. “I observe that I was not very far wrong.” said the New Yorker, “and if the war goes on we will find that the average cost will be around the figure I gave. But we are a rich country and can find the money.” There is a possibility of water power legislation, judging from the discussion that took place in the house before the adjournment, al though the adjournment has tended to postpone action on the bill. But it does seem as if the special committee on water power had prepared a meas ure which might get through. At all events less opposition was manifested to It than to any other such bill that has ever been presented. This was noticeable in the discussion of the measure by Western men. Asa gen eral thing in the case of representa tives of states where there are vast forest reserves, Indian reservations and other large bodies of land with held from development and settlement, there is nearly always strong opposi tion to any water-power legislation satisfactory to the representatives of Eastern states. Western men as a general rule claim that the resources of a state, even if they are on public lands, are to a large extent state prop erty and ought to be handled and de veloped independently of the national government. But the large majority of members of the house have never acquiesced in that view. At present there Is considerable doubt as to what will happen when the bill reaches the senate. The bill now pending in the house is a substi tute for one which passed the senate and was agreed to with some reluc tance on the part of Western senators, and the changes which have been made may make it obnoxious to them to such an extent as to cause them to use all possible efforts to defeat it. The condition in the senate possibly will make water-power legislation - doubtful at this session. In the senate one day during the consideration of various bills on the calendar the body received a rude shock when the clerk read the title of a bill for n public building at Knoxville, Tennessee. •T object!” Everybody turned to a rear seat on the Republican side and looked with amazement and some pity upon Sena tor Lenroot of Wisconsin. As far back as the memory of senators and others connected with the senate goes, no one ever objected to the considera tion of a public-building bill. Public building bills have always been con sidered sacred to senators. They have been passed as a matter of course, ev erybody knowing that when the time jeomes all bills of that character will be Ihra-Hy passed in an omnibus bill. Senator Shields of Tennessee reasoned Lenroot, but It was no use. The Wi&SSgin" senator Insisted that cities In his state were entitled to as much consideration as Knoxville, and wotild not withdraw- his objection. / f At£Uie end of the year there frere IT.TrtPihttes of railroad, with outstand ing securities amounting to $868p30.- 806 in the hands of receivers. Strange Currency. Porcelain money is used In Burma and Siam; and feather money,’ manu factured from the short red feathers from beneath the wings of a species of parrot, is the ordinary currency of the Santa Graz Islanders. Possible Reason. No, Roberta, we don’t know why that card game Is called “bridge/’ un less it Is because it is principally a game of “come across.’’—Boston Tran . '.in *.• f'£UN HIGHER THAN THE HOUSETOPS One of the giant British guns that have been instrumental in checking the German offensive on the western front. A gun of this type is used only for long-range firing, and cau fire to a distance of about 15 miles. They are placed far in the rear of the infantry. DESCRIBES BRUTAL GERMAN PRISONS French Soldier Tells How Huns Fed Prisoners Food Even Dogs Refused. TREATED WORSE THANBEASTS Rendered Half Insane by Hunger Men Fight Among Themselves for Scraps of Food—Sawdust and Straw in Bread. Bangor, Me.—ln contrast with the anxiety or willingness of the German soldier to fall captive to the allies, so often manifested, Is the declaration of Gaston Julian Defoirdt of Woonsocket, H. 1., now visiting relatives here, that he would much rather die fighting on the front line than to go through such pains and miseries as he endured in two years spent in a German prison camp. Defoirdt, who is twenty-four and well educated, was visiting In France when the war came and very soon he was in the ranks. On the sec ond day of bis service at the front he was wounded in the left ear by a frag ment of shrapnel and three days later he was taken prisoner. With many other prisoners he was sent to the rear, and there they were loaded like so many cattle into freight cars and started on a seven days’ ride to the prison camp at Altengrabow. “At every way station where the train stopped,” says Defoirdt. “the German people gathered round and threw stones and spat in our faces. We were subjected to all sorts of in sults. Many of us were wounded, yet we got no attention whatever, being given scarcely food enough to keep us alive and made to sleep on the floors of the dirty freight cars. “When finally we found ourselves In the German prison camp conditions were worse rather than better. There were about 25,000 men at Altengrabow. all nationalities mingled. We were guarded by German soldiers who bad been incapacitated for service at the front and who on account of their wounds were revengeful toward us. Dogs Refused Prison Fare. “It would be difficult to picture in words the awful conditions prevailing In that camp. Our diet consisted for POIIU TACKLES GUM Looked Like Food So They Tried to Eat It. Now Have Remarkable Regard for the American Digestive Ap paratus. Paris. —One of the struggles In which the French soldiers became In volved when the Germans swept across the Alsne between Solssons and Reims was with chewing gum. I refer to Chicle Americanus, the —to us —well- known vegetable product which may be found adhering to the underside of desks, to shoe soles, and to trouper seats throughout the United States. The self-same article that at once solaces the weary shop girl and the tired business man who endeavors therewith to conceal the fume of the drinks that cheer. An American ambulance train was operating in the general region of the OWN BUNS SLAY FOE Yankees Take Weapons and Turn Them on Hun. >s Run Out of Ammunition ano Make Night Raid on Trenches for More. With the American Army in France. Turning “Helnle’s” own machine guns back on him Is the newest and favorite stunt in a certain American outfit. The boys Just stumbled onto this sport, and they like it. Recently In raids the boys brought hack some German machine guns, after driving the Germans away from their own strongholds. “Why not use these German guns on the HelniesT* one thinking dough boy asked bis pals. “You're crazy; we haven’t any am munition that’ll fit them." “Why can’t we go over and get uu>er replied the thinker. ■ afeßb/fcAT st. toms, miswssifw the most part of hot water and de cayed vegetables—they called it soup. Sometimes we were given herbs mixed i with grass to eat. Under such treat ment the strongest men soon fell sick and were scarcely able to move about, i The smell of this soup often was so nauseating that men held their noses while eating it. Dogs would take oe sniff at It and refuse to eat At times the men became so des perately hungry that they caught and ate rats and even a dog. Occasionally we were given herring broth, made by boiling whole, uncleaned herrings Into a thin liquid, the heads, bones and scales of the fishes being served with the rest One of the prisoners was op erated on for appendicitis after his transfer and four herring heads were found lodged in his intestines. “I have seen prisoners, rendered half Insane by hunger, fighting among them selves for bits of food. If one’s ra tions were stolen or taken from him by force and he complained to the guard the answer would be: ‘Why, are you not all friends —allies? Surely there can be nothing to complain of.’ When the neutral commission would visit the camps the prisoners would be given a short cut of frankfurter sausage and a lump of bread, so that it might ap pear that they were fairly well fed. Sawdust Bread “This breadcontained all sorts of stuff, such as potato peelings, straw and sawdust. All prisoners were made , to sign papers indicating their willing ness to work. If they refused to sign ; they were severely punished. The men supposed that they were to engage in farm work, but were sent to coal mines, salt mines and munitions fac tories. I refused to work in a muni tions factory and was tied to a post • for three hours. One group of pris oners who persistently refused to work were told that they would be shot and were placed under a special | guard. At the end of 11 days, during which they momentarily expected to lie executed, they were told that their lives would lie spared. “While in prison I slept on the same I cot for IS months and in all that time the straw was not changed. When I left the straw was as fine as dust and alive with vermin. After 18 months at Altengrabow I was transferred to drive, nnd the army post exchanges established and operated for it hy the Y. M. C. A. were well supplied with the things which are necessary to the comfort —physical and mental —of the American soldier. The Red Triangle officials had established a storehouse to supply these exchanges, and a car load of supplies had been shipped to It just before the Germans started their drive. The carload carried—besides chocolate, tobacco, canned goods, cookies, etc. —a considerable quantity of chewing gum. When the drive started the Red Tri angle workers available started out with what they could carry to serve the men to whom they were attached. The storehouse was left deserted. As the French retired they foraged to keep supplies from falling into en emy hands, using what they could and destroying the rest. The Poilus who came upon the chewing gum—like most Frenchmen — were totally unfamiliar with it. They knew only that it looked like food, was wrapped like food, and was stored with other things they knew to be “Never thought of that,” replied the others; “we’re on.” That night they raided the German .trenches and brought hack plenty of ammunition and another German ma chine gun. Next day the guns were playing on the “Heinies.” “They’re darned good machine guns,” said one chap enthusiastically, “hut the Heinies don’t know how to use them. We do, though. We’re get ting a little low on ammunition. Guess we’ll have to run over to Germany to night and make ’em hand out some more.” | KNITS 24 SOCKS WHILE t- I WAITING TO TESTIFY | ■ i Los Angeles. Cal. —Called *• ‘ j here from Detroit to testify In t . • x the federal court. Miss Olive ] J Kidder brought along her knit- r . ■ t ting needles and yarn, and while *; I* waiting to be Milled to the stand x . knitted a doeen pairs of socks JO ! i for Uncle Sam’s soldiers in %. * j France. Ji J Mersburg. After an exchange of pris oners had been effected I was taken to Constance, where I *as provided with anew suit of clothes and was well fed and kindly treated for eight days be fore being turned over to the allies. I suppose this was done in the hope that In my new comfort and the joy at be ing released I might forget the past. “In Switzerland I was taken in marge by the Red Cross and kept in the hospital there for 14 months. Had the Germans given me proper treat ment for my wound I would have re covered in a few weeks; as it was. after years of neglect, dirt, semistar vation and hard work. I was in such condition when released that for a time my life was despaired of. Even now, after the best efforts of the Red Cross physicians and nurses, the left side of my face is partially paralyzed and I can see but little with my left eye.” DIE OF HUNGER IN ALASKA Many Natives in Western Part of Country Perish From Lack of Food. Seattle. Wash. —Nearly one hundred natives of the Kuskokwim mining dis trict of Western Alaska died this spring from want of food, according to officers of a Seattle schooner which arrived here recently after carrying supplies to the North. Last winter was so severe, the officers said, that the natives were unable to ant or fish. The seamen said they rescued twelve miners from starvation at Good News. The twelve had lived on moss until the arrival of the schooner, which was delayed by the late breaking up of Behring ice. I irCrtrtr^tr’CrCrCrCrCrCrCrCririiiririrCrCrCrlrCrCrCi | ENEMY AGENT BLAMED I FOR POOR WHEAT CROP | .* Salem, O. —Enemy agents are jp blamed for an Insect pest which .3 has reduced Butler township’s e. bumper wheat crop to much less than normal. The ravages of the Insect have been tremen .3 dous. Last winter the farmers now remember an aged man of .3 German extraction was ob- t served wandering about the £ $ township visiting wheat fields Ito the exclusion of others, and apparently digging in them with £. his hands, as if burying some thing in the soil. BATHTUB AT THE FRONT / : / . J , .>' ■ ’’ £ Newspaper The uoys >ee and. li Unit Uieir pets get a scrubbing up mice in a while, too Photo shows a Canadian giving ids pet a much-needed wash during a rest from the line. food. They ventured further and tried it. stuffing the entire contents of a package into their months at one time. It tasted like food, so after a brief period of mastication they es sayed to swallow it. Too many of them succeeded. While no serious casualties resulted the F'oilus were in spired with a remarkable regard for American digestive apparatuses and considerable awe for American edibles. Making Greek Cheese. Madison. Wis. —Three factories in this state are now manufacturing Greek cheese. The factories are lo cated at Milwaukee, Janesville and Shawano. The manufacturers are con fident that the work has passed the experimental stage. They are making two varieties —Feta and Mynzethra. Ragtime Bugler Killed. Gary, Ind. —Joe Mayuiers, who was recently killed in action in France, was known here as the “rag-time bugler." He was an expert bugler and was one of the few buglers In the array who played his calls in ragtime. SOCIETY WOMEN AT WORK Respond to Call for Hands to Assist in Making Army Gas Masks. Hartford, Conn. —To relieve the la bor stringency and assure the produc tion of a large order of army gas masks without delay, hundreds of so ciety women, girl office assistants and men clerks have been enrolled by the United States Robber company to work three-hour shifts night and day. Within 48 hours after he had is sued a call for volunteer workers C. B. Whittlesey, president of the com pany, had received responses from 600 women and girls employed In Insur ance work. These were re-enforced by scores of housewives and society women, who have been divided into shifts to fill out the ranks of the regu lar employees. Tunis has attained second rank to the United States for the production of phosphate through the development of mines discovered s few yean ago HOW FARM FOLKS HELP IN THE WAR Little Stories From Real Life Illustrating How They Back Up Uncle Sam. LIBERTY BONDS TEACH THRIFT Encourage Saving Habit in Those Who Never Saved Before— Great Crisis Demands the Best From All of Us. By HERBERT MYRICK. President of the National Farm Power Groyp of Agricultural Papers. Did you read that item in the news papers the other day. of a one-time distinguished and prosperous citizen of Chicago who died suddenly in the hospital, unknown, alone, unloved? He was an old man. a victim of ad versity, forgotten by the acquaintances of his prosperity. The authorities were about to consign the body to the pot ters’ field when they found in his pock et a Liberty bond for SSO and a cer tificate of a fraternal lodge to which he had once belonged. That society was notified and gave him a Christian burial, the undertaker and cemetery accepting the bond In payment for coffin and lot. Jamie, We Salute You! A good man and true is Jamie Bliss, age five years, who lives with mamma and papa on a farm near Eau Claire, Wls. Jamie had heard all the discus sion about Liberty bonds and Thrift stamps, and. not yet being established In business for himself, was puzzled a little to know how such a little boy could have a part in this great un dertaking. At the same time he learn ed how sorely our fighting men need wool and the great idea came to him. Without consulting anyone, Jamie started about the farm harvesting from hedges and wire fences the little wisps of wool left there as his father’s sheep pastured. Asa result of his expedition Jamie came into the house with his pockets and inside of his waist bulging with wool. Mamma Bliss was somewhat astonished when he explained that he was gathering wool to sell so he could buy Thrift stamps, but being a wise mother, she saw the point quickly. Since then Honorable Jamie, wool gatherer to Uncle Sam, makes dally ex cursions into the sheep pasture. Al ready his wool has purchased two $5 War Savings stamps and a good start toward another one. This, folks. Is something which was not taught out of a book, hut it Is a sample of the patriotic citizenship now growing up. ready to stand at the helm a few decades hence. Becoming a Bondholder. Among my friends for years Is a hard-working farmer with wife and several children. He never seemed to qxiite “get there.” Though he work ed hard, he just lacked the knack of getting a hit ahead. During the past year he seemed to have prospered. When I saw him last week he said: “It’s this way: 1 subscribed SSO for a Liberty bond last year, and simply had to pay for It. 1 did so by paying in every dollar I could spare, instead of spending money for things we could just as well do without. It is curious how one accumu lates if they go at it that way. “I see now that one reason why I never saved any money was because I didn’t have anything like this to take my cash a little at a time. I used to think that I would begin saving when I had my bills paid and $25 to the good, bu; I have discovered at this late date that the way to do it is to save a little at a time and put it by as you get it. I have been surprised to find that the same is true of so many other fanners, especially renters. What they have put into the Liberty bond is money that would have slipped through their fingers. They would have nothing to show for it. whereas now they have got a bond earning good interest, while their money is helping to lick the kaiser. My first bond is now paid in full and I am beginning to save up my subscription to the fourth Liberty bond.” This reminds me of still another case where the hoys and girls have earned and saved along with their parents until their subscription for each of the three Liberty loans are now paid up. They did not see how they could raise the money for their first subscription, but their second was double that, and the third was still larger. The oldest boy was taken by the draft, which made the family all the more determined. The mother is saving her egg money, each of the children has a bit of a garden from which they are selling stuff, one of the girls Is a member of the pig club, and the oldest boy still at home has quarter of an acre of onlonv that promises a splendid crop. The fa ther is harvesting a heavy crop of LIBERTY BOND IN FIRE Mixed With Newspapers It Was Used for Kindling. Mrs. Charles Stoeckel of George town. Del., found it rather cool and damp one day recently and decided to kindle a little wood fire in one of her stoves. She used an old newspaper or two picked up from the center table, to start the wood. Among the papers was a SSO Liberty bond, which her husband had just purchased at the MAN IS TOO PATRIOTIC Neglects His Family So as to Buy War Stamps and Wifs Complains. Milwaukee. Wls.—John Sadovskl is a patriotic man —too patriotic. Uncle 6am entered a war over In Europe April 6, 1917, and ever since then John's patriotism has been active. Recently, Uncle Sam fathered <he' “Baby Bond,” known officially as the wtteftt, and last spring made up M mind to devote no* less than one third of the proceeds to the war. This one* family Is planning to subscribe SI,OOO for the fourth Liberty loan, and if all goes well, will be able to pay down nearly half the amount. A Horde of Huns at Your Door. You know what they would do to you and your women —a fate far worse than death. Ton know how Huns have laid bare the countryside they have conquered—no animal or plant al*. lowed to survive, even trees and vines cut off close to the ground. Rural homes demolished, barns burned. You knew how the Roches enslave the farmers of Belgium, Poland, thoi Ukraine. Words cannot depict the horror of it. To prevent the same thing happen ing right here to you and your fam ily. to your own community, state and nation—that Is what our boys are fighting for “over there.” It is a question of right over might! Shall liberty be destroyed by slavery? This Is the question the war Is to an swer for you and me and for genera tions yet unborn. This final struggle for the survival of the fittest among humans demands every ounce of our energy, every cent of our money. Noble men and wom en are patriotically devoting some or all of their time, without money and without price, to help Uncle Sam win a victory. Others are giving produce or money to the good cause. Million of our healthiest young men. the very seed of the race, are sacrificing their lives that you and I and others may live In peace. The very least that each of us can do now is to lend our money to Uncle Sam so that he will have the funds with which to fight. The war is cost ing billions. The only way the gov ernment can get the money is to bor row it from the people or tax It ont of them. The more the public lends to the government, the less taxes It will have to pay. You can help in this crisis by sub scribing to the fourth Liberty loan. These government bonds are the safest investment on earth. They are abso lutely good. They yield good Interest. You can get your Interest money twice a year. If you have to use your prin cipal, you can sell your bond any min ute, or you can use It as security at the bank to borrow for temporary wants. The latter Is the better way, because It doesn’t help the government any for you to sell your bond or for somebody else to buy your bond. Get your bond direct from the government; then your money goes direct to the government and will be used by it to pay the wages of soldiers and sailors and to furnish the ships and munitions with which they shall win the vic tory. Must Do Our Best, It is up to each of us to do not our hit but our best. It's n question of life or death. Simplify, economize, go without things, so that the effort, time, thought and money thus saved may be transmuted into the things that shall enable the American flag to fly over Berlin —a symbol of the new civiliza tion which Is to insure peace through victory In our rural homes, on our farms, in the trenches, in other branches of serv ice, in subscriptions to the Liberty bonds and War stamps, our American farmers have repeatedly gone over the top. Their efforts, their patriotism, their loyalty, have been universally recognized. Now in this fourth Llb erty loan our rural folks will show the same generous confidence in the eternal principles of human liberty and of self government that were cham pioned by those Middlesex farmers; “Their flags to April breeze unfurled. Who fired the shot heard ’round the world.” GOES WOOING IN AN AIRSHIP Maiden's Neighbors in London Sub urb Have Fears for Their Roofs. London.—A pretty bit of chivalry was seen in a London suburb the other day. Early in the morning the knight errant was out on his airplane and was flying low —so low as to make the ten ants of the terrace anxious about their roofs. On the miniature lawn In the center of the 30*foot garden the maiden wait ed until there fluttered down through the mornine mist a little streamer of white material. It missed the garden and fell into the roadway. The maiden rushed out and picked up her love letter. The neighbors’ curtains resumed their stillness, and the little episode of these grirn days was closed. Discard Hun Mu&ic Books. San Francisco, —Because several songs In the music books used in Cali fornia public schools savored of Ger man origin, with perhaps a trace of the well-known German propaganda In them, the state board of education has decreed that the books must go Into the discard. Anew series has been prepared for the pupils, which. It Is announced, is “free from all German taint.” bank for his daughter, Nellie, and had laid on the table until he could pre sent It. The bond was burned to ashes, but Stoerkel is trying to get a new one. as he has the number and the bank officials distinctly remember him buying it. Build Ship in Fifteen Days. Workman, Clark & Cos., shipbuilders at Belfast. Ireland, have achieved a world’s record in completing an 8.000- ton standard vessel in fifteen days af ter she was launched. John liked the look of that War Stamp —very well. He spent his entire salary therefor, although he has a wife and family. The wife is patriotic, too; but she needs food and believes patriotism be gins at home. So she went to court. Now John is on probation to sup port his wife and use only excess in come for War Stamps, after the £a ra lly has been well fed. well clothed *and well housed.