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the Dog * By ISOBEL FIELD Of Tho Vigilante, t " r ~ ■■■ . =m Has It occurred to anyone that the numerous tirades against dogs that have be"n appearing In the newspa pers all over the country in the shape of "letters from the people" may be of alten enemy origin? Why should the same arguments against'man's best friend appear in New York dallies at the same time they are coming out in the newspapers of California, Texas, Oregon and elsewhere? What attracted my attention was finding the Identical letter In my home town puper (Morning Press, Santa Barbara, Cal.) that I hud read In the New York Globe, different initials but the wording and arguments were the same, sheep. We need mutton, all dogs Nhouhi he exterminated." All over the West last summer there unusually destructive forest fires ; crops were poisoned, and a mysterious horse dis ease appeared In many localities. Though the evidence has not been made public, It Is common knowledge that these depredations were the work of enemy aliens. The work was done with a system that suggested German efficiency, and was no doubt paid for by German money. That being so, the elimination of watch dogs would be of Immense importance, and the only conclusion Is that the whole propu gandn Is the work of our enemies. They would Influence us to kill our owu dogs for the convenience of Ger man ngents, who, without these guard ians, would have a freer band In botage. It w«h signed by "Dogs eat Therefore, were destroyed, cattle su No Troubla In Scotland. The argument that dogs cannot be kept In n sheep-growing refuted by Scotland, where there are more dogs to the square mile than any country in the world. "draw near" u Scottish home without country is One cannot Precedence 4» By RALPH HENRY BARBOUR of Th* Vigilantes It was quite the grandest affair held In Berlin sinee the signing of the treaty of peace that had brought the great war to an end, and everybody that was anybody was there. Invita tions, Indeed, had been almost fran tically sought for a month, for It hud early become known that the host, his excellency Grossmorden .Schmidt, bad obtained, at an enormous expense, a quantity of genuine hlutwurst, which Was to form the piece de resistance of the magnificent banquet of real food that was to crown the occasion. After years of substitutes the prospect of once again tasting viands guiltless of sawdust, acorns, clay, bone dust and the unsatisfying, if clever, triumphs of synthetic chemistry, had thrown Berlin's new aristocracy into a state of Joyous excitement scureely ap proached In fervor since the uow-long slnce - and - to - be-reniemhored-always sinking of the Lusitania. So great was the press about the entrance of Herr Schmidt's magnificent residence that fully an hour before the time specified . ....... ... In the much-sought Invitations It be came necessary to request extra police women to restore order and to, some times forcibly, dispossess the fortunate guests of the baskets they had brought with them. Saves the Blutwurst. An attempt to break Into the kitchen and make away with the precious hlut wurst was foiled early In the evening oy Herrin Schmidt herself, cries of alarm brought prompt assist ance from Herr Mühlstein, Ills excel whose lency's secretary, and a number of the servants. Several captures were ef fected, but ns the marauders proved to be well-known members of society _. , .. __ ., , , which the gnyetles opened »as a great success, the grand inarch being led by Herrin Grossmorden Schmidt and Privy Councillor von Verletzung. All went well, indeed, until It came time to throw open the doors of the hall in which the banquet, closely guarded by a force of policewomen disguised as guests, was spread. Thereupon a most embarrassing question arose. Following the host and hostess. In what order should the members of the new aristocracy be admitted? Herr Mühlstein, In despair, sought his patron. "I had It all so completely arranged," he explained. "Herr Sinnlich and his lady first, followed by Herr Windig and—" The hull with no arrests were made. "Sinnlich !" expostulated the host. "But he Is a mere upstart—a nobody ! WTtat claim has he to precedence?" "You forget that It was Herr Sinn lich who personally poisoned the wells In the enemy country during our glo rious retreat In the third year of the War, excellency. Official reports credit him with nearly seven hundred deaths. To be sure—" "Gott, what Is that, I ask you? »vre i>oi.soner ! Was it not Oberste Fleischig who himself heroically put to the sword In one day forty-eight A Belgian wotuen and nearly twice as hearing "the watchdog's honest hark." In many famlllen each member has his own dog and no child's life Is consld ered livable without one. But the best evidence of all Is the shepherd himself, who ouhl be lost without the help and companionship of his doffs. Be on Watch for Enemies. Scotland Is a great sheep-growing country, yet It loves the dog; gives him his due In life and reveres hin In death. At the castle In Edinburgh there Is a little plot of ground where .the dogs of the Scottish soldiers are hurled ; It Is a charming spot, and on many little tombstones there are ten der tributes to departed friends. In Trout of St. Giles cathedral In the same noble city there is a monument with a little Skye terrier, and upon It, carved in stone, an Inscription to "Hobble," who refused to leave the church-yard where his master was burled und died upon his grave. We want more (logs in America—not fewer. Tlqjy would he of great sei v guarding ammunition plants; In helping soldiers on guard at aqueducts and bridges in ferreting out suspicious characters, the forest rangers .all over the West would find them Invaluable In densely tyooded Icountry. Farmers, shepherds, cattlemen and ranchers need them ; and tin* sneaking Incen diaries, poisoners and devastators would find their work much harder If there were more watchdogs on guard. We must not part with our dogs. One hus only to read what dogs have done and are doing in this war to real ize the extent to which they can be trained. It Is said that the lied Cross dogs can detect life In a wounded sol dier lying out in No Man's Land when the doctors themselves are In doubt. They carry messages through shot and shell ; they bring up food and wuter to the first line trenches, and many u brave man owes his life to the Intelli gence and fidelity of a dog. In future when we read any of these "letters from the people" advocating the destruction of tin* (logs—It would he well to find out the names and ad dresses of the writers and send them to the secret service department to be Investigated. We have many scores to settle against the Germans, and not the least of them Is their Insidious, treacherous propaganda against the best friend God has given to man. a Ice many children? Bah! You are a fool !" "But, excellency," faltered the un happy secretary, "in point of num bers—" Numbers Matter Little. "Numbers are not all. If they were, have we not with us the world famous hero who sank the Lusitania? Himmel! Numbers! What Is? And Another this Windig you talk of! nonentity, I tell you ! Why, If you had your way you would give precedence to every poisoner and ravisher here. Use, I beg of you, your brain ! i Herr Mühlstein, To all who gloriously aided the fatherland to maintain her reputation for cruelty and beastliness much honor Is due, hut we must use discretion, my good fellow. The more so ns the new Germnn aristocracy Is still In a chaotic and formative stage. Mistakes made tonight might he diffi cult to luter correct. We must be Precedence must be awarded cureful. to one of truly great and unquestion able merit, and for that reason It Is that I speak of Oberste Fleischig who But at that instant the question was conclusively decided by the advent of a tardy guest. "Admiral von Schmutzig!" an nounced the head footman impressive ly. With a grunt of delight the host hurried forward with hands to welcome the imtstmchtMl distinguished guest, leaving Herr Mühlstein to sigh .with a vast relief. For now the proh ! ] em 0 f nrecedence 1 was providentially solved. What, indeed, were mere mur derers of women and mutilators of ba bies, poisoners and violators, in the august presence of one who hud sunk three hospital ships? After that the affair went merry odd lug bell and u pleasant time was had by all. us : a SPEED UP By SARA EARL, of the Vigilantes. j H'» all very »ell to dally Wl.en the world has a : ï Hut tile man who cun speed when l.la country has need I leisure hour. | Is tile man with the balance of po I The laws of our land are many, Quick action they often restrain, ' Hut the loss of one day Means some one must pay, While our dear or. *s are dying in vain— fatal de BRAVE MARTYRS OF LAY. Then speed up your action, w From bandage to ultimate cost, For the rnun with a will Who can speed up a bill is the man who is doing the most If some is© ruler«. I has offered assistance No matter if poem or gun. Don't leave it to fate Nor stop to debate. But Speed Up! Hun — BEFORE IT'S FOREVER TOO GATE and extinguish the Will Not Fall Again. "We shall all return to Eden," a western ra aister. may add the ouservatlon, we men will know a lot more about snakes and things. You don't get us to fall for those things again, not if Eve ts the most persuasive creature on earth.—Buffalo News. says Yes, and If we Wait Too Long to Shape Course. Most men make the voyage of life j as if they carried sealed orders which they I were not to open till they were fairly in mid ocean.—Lo»ell. SUPPLY TRAIN FOR THE ALLIES IN MANCHURIA m ■f wm • 1 3 tiv-r Ç: I S'. % it m * } ; •'A sr **>• ' 'M c; \ .t-Xj' M9 m Kt* m \ ar. yäj i & % \Wi t ■ * % m m I y fr Ali ,1, 4 I ii ff/j Ï i4 •V \ W i ;• : ; : m m ft 1 S3, ifgp WMlff |P«l>« r A military I ruin with supplie« for the allied armies, from Siberia, arriving in Manchuria, »metican soldiers in front with soldiers of all the allies. - The photograph shows HARBOR OF DURAZZO, RAIDED BY THE ALLIES i ssT ■ kj* G ■Û- * ■Y-S*. V* ÿW Av || « ■■ ■ Mi 4' I* 1 Hr; #■ Fl - ■ y ~ 2*. I - 4 lr Jij4 % ÏL 1 1LgL. V :r fftv . , '-V <4* ?>; SÉr D - I r,4 .... . m View of the harbor of Durazzo, Albania, which was entered by a naval force of the allies, the. Austrian naval base being destroyed and all enemy vessels sunk. GARLAND IN NEW ROLE 4 f at m i •t. H I Pvij •*iv m i :>; n N ■: I i ; ii;' : S' ^ i '■<" •• ■mm s ■ y Charles Garland, an American mil lionaire, served with the British cav alry and was hoimmbly discharged. Ho became a naturalized Britisher and is a candidate for parliament' its representative of the discharged sol tilers of the Warwick division. This photograph was taken at Mr. Gar land's home in Warwick. This Dog Bites. When F. O. Hock of Ben Avon, a baggageman employed by the IVnusyl vania railroad, lias any more French die* in ids custody for shipment he will be very careful with his Ian gunge. llecently Book received a crate con tntnlug a French poodle consigned to Detroit. The canine refused to stop harking. Kode had a great deal of fig uring to do, and the dog annoyed him. "Shut up, Kaiser, or I'll give you a Yankee wallop," he yelled. The poodle only set up a louder series of yelps nnd when Itoek passed by the crate the poodle stuck its head out between the sluts und nipped him on the ankle. ! Before calling the dog Kaiser Hock •aid It licked his hand and was very [Crtendly.—Detroit Eree Press. WIPER OUT OF THE MACHINE-GUN NESTS \ F -aj - *«4 ;■>> >■:* :>,t. ' a , . >■.: M V & .v.:: ^ y r <? •• * - - ? ' V,v> itl . : v: ■ y This is one of the small British tanks that di such valiant service In nit the machine-gun nests that the enemy relies on to make good Ins wiping retreat. TO THE MEMORY OF BELGIUM'S DEAD I 1 .... « ;V. ■. -* I i ™ ( I I i I ! * » i 1 j V ■y i: . ./V r' e.V; i - Try. ... I f j V s - -1 ,i*r l -" *r .<*.,« id j i ! I J of this mausoleum. The dedication erected to the memory of Belgian soldiers who fell In the fight to protect their country from the Hun. took The mausoleum Is the only one place In the ShorndlfTe Garrison cemetery, of its kind in all England. BRIEF BITS Woman suffrage was indorsed nt the annual convention of the Pennsylvania : State Federation of Labor. T he Inventor of a pulley with depres Zeulnnd has ttn annual death sions In Its surface contends that belts "111 not sJ'p when It Is used. England's prison population before the war was IS,000; It is now 9,500. New rate of less than 1 per cent. Good Jewelry When you buy jewelry, it should be good in quality as well as style. Cheap, unworthy articles extravagance, good investment, show is dependable. Prices reason able. are an Honest values are a Everything we BOYD PARK lotMoir iA<V MAKERS OF JEWELRY SAU LAKE CITY »ft MAIN SlULEt BARGAINS IN USED CARS r«--Ru'ck*. OlfUmohiles, ifa (irst cl«** 50 fplendid used iional«~$2 r 0 to $»00. ndition-easy Gut terms if wanted br rite *or detailed list and descrip nine right partiel, tion. Used Car Dept.. Randall-Dodd Aulo CtK, Sait Lake City EXPERT KODAK Finishing Have our professional photographers do your 144 South Main Salt Lake City Supplie» ^ Box h 79 n L "SHIPLERS Cameras Films UP I p IA/ANTrn If you want hig wages learn I Uf barber trade Many small need barbers; good opportunities open for men over draft age. Barbera in army hara good as officers commission- Get prepared In few weeks. Call or write. Moler Barber College, 43 H. West Temple St., Salt Lake City. t< ï MANDALAY BEST IN WINTER Burmese Capital Known to All White». In India at an Ideal Cold Weather Resort. Doubtless It will surprise a great many persons to learn that Mnndulay, fumed of song and story, is little more» than a half century old. It was built In 1850 by King Mindon, who made It the capital of what was then Indepen dent Burmah. Something more than 800 feet above the level of the sea, Mandalay sits tightly upon a stretch of tableland just In front of the Slian hills. The cÿty proper extends over about five square miles, but the military district of Manduluy covers a more extensive area. With the British soldier, Mandnlnw has taken on a great (leal of the char acter of a vacation resort. In the tor rid months of the Burmese summer the heat becomes very great, some times making the thermometer rise to 119 degrees in the shade; hut relief Is easily found In the adjacent hills. The British sanitary officers have succeed ed In exterminating all the fevers and other diseuses with which the climate was once Infested. In winter—or ns near to winter ns It gets—Mnndulay bejeomes a seiniparn diso, for the temperature stays at about 50 degrees. Happy the British soldier who is assigned to this garri son. Like as not he sits of afternoons un derneath the shadow of the Moulmlea pngodu gazing dreamily at the flotillas on the Irrawaddy. "Can't you hear their paddles chunk in' from Rangoon to Mnndulay ?" Or perhaps he looks at the distant mountains, fabled to be so rich In nln baster and rubles. And very often the whole picture ns drawn by Kipling Is complete, even to the temple bells and the Burmese maiden. RANG OUT ALARM OF FIRE As Late as Civil War Days New York Employed Bells to Warn Citizens of Danger. Not longer ago than Civil war days fire ulnrms were rung in the city on great bells hung in towers erected for the purpose nbout the town. The bells Indicated the district in which the fire was and sometimes a good deal of ground was covered In looking for a lire. The First district, for instance. In Civil war days extended from Twen ty second street north to Yorkvllle and from the East river to the North. The bell ringers were constantly on duty In the towers watching for signs of a fire. An Inventory of the contents of the old Marion street bell tower In 1Sfi. r > shows the equipment then In use. It Is as follows: "One hell, weight 11,-' 900 pounds; one strlk'ng apparatus, one stove, table, clock, one spyglass, one field glass, one slate and book.'' The fire hells of the old city could he heard all over the town unless a gale of wind was blowing. The largest hell was in the City hall tower. Its weight was 29,000 pounds.—New York Times. Amusing Trick Is Simple, One of the most amusing tricks In fireworks Is the serpent's egg trick, where a little pellet when lighted turns Into a horrible snake, times the size of the pellet. awe-inspiring It Is to the youngster I Most people have no idea what in the world causes the snake to appear. The explanation is simple. Mercury sul pho-cyanld burns with a voluminous ash. The little pellet Is nothing more than some mercury sulpho-eynald. The bent causes the ash to move off so quickly from the burning pellet that it writhes and distorts Itself into the shape of n miniature snake. many, many How The Social Fabric. To uphold the social system women submit to uncounted tests of their con stancy. They endure physical discom fort, ennui, the peril of cold drafts nnd dump places, hours of weariness and moments of acute annoyance for th* sake of what, to a man, is an unim portant social mutter. And even though at times she feels that it would matter little If the whole social scheme of things should perish—and that Tn stoutly with fire and bloodshed if need be—rather than require so much of her, she stands to her colors.