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Ohe Seattle Star Hjr mAll, out of city, Bdc per month. 3 moiith». 1150 « month*. 92 71. »ni »•> no. in th* Stat* of W i%*hiort««n Outaltl* th# tie |»«»r nu'iith, ft&o for « month* or pvr jrrar. Vy »*rri*r. elly. lie |>*r wrrk j How Long to Wear 'Em |j The United States department of labor is responsible for some statistics on the family's cost of living- A budget for a family is suggested. Included is some more or less health advice i>n how long we should wear our clothes. While it appears all right for the wife to wear her sum Tner hat but one season, she should make her winter hat do for two years. Her winter coat should last her three years. Her winter dress, two years, and her kid gloves, two years. An umbrella should stay by her for three years. Please bear in mind that these suggestions come from Uncle Sam. not from the editor. The husband ought to wear his raincoat six years, his overcoat four years, and his suits should last two years. Also (prepare to laugh) he ought to carry the same umbrella three years! Ever hear of an umbrella that stuck to a man that long? When it comes to little boys, the department is more hberal. They are allowed three pairs of pants a year, a Kir of stockings each month, and five pairs ot shoes, sides, every little l>oy is permitted to have every pair of shoes repaired and re soled every year. That is what we would call rank favoritism to little boys. We'll bet Secretary Wilson is making this play to vet himself in solid with the little boy*. What cares he If ma has to wear her last winter's hat? Or |>a if he weal's his overcoat of the vintage of 191">? Lloyd George's scheme to settle Britain's Irish troubles Mtt corker from Ct>rk. 11 e wouhl much like tin in' itti tion to be present as am innocent hystnnth r, tehi n I nele George's legislature from Sorth Ireland neets his legis lature from South Ireland to pick his real legislature for all Ireland. You Pay It New York market authorities stopped sale of 3.1.000 chickens that had been fed gravel to increase their weight. Stuffing chickens with gravel is a good illus tration of how the excess profits tax works out. The price that should normaHy be paid for comm<*ii ties by the consumer represents the chicken. To this price is added the producer's excess profits tax—just as gravel is fed to chickens going to market. There has never been a tax easier to pass on than the excess profits tax. It is figured in as one of the cost of production and passed on to be paid by the consum er*. The excess profits of the producing business remains (Untouched. It is an outright tax on consumers, being a tax on excess profits in name only. And that part of an article s selling price that represents excess profits Uix is the aume, regardless of who buys. The toll levied on the poorest consumer is identically the same as on th? richest consumer. In effect, it is a tax levy of so much a head. SVgardless of ability to pay. How .long will the public tolerate this excess tax on OOBBUmers ' the falsely-named excess profits tax. Replace \ *|t with straight graduated taxes on personal incomes, so the burden will fall proportionately on the shoulders of those bast able to pay. Lodge hopes for early action on the treaty. He re mind* Wf of thr man who deliberately stepped <m an- Other's corn and said he utu sorry. Death and Taxes Botnebo<iy once intimated that the two things surest to eome to mortal man were: Death and Taxes. Especially the inheritance tax. Congress thought. Viscount Astor, who was able to live in English castles by reason of the fact that he exacted high rents from American real estate, left behind him proof of a hearty effort to beat the inheritance tax. He knew he couldn't dodge death; he thought he could dodge payment of his death tax. Astor transferred his property to a trust fund for his two sons. Now it seems that before this government ran collect the tax due upon the Astor millions it must convince the court that Astor did the transferring "in anticipa tion of A»ath." Otherwise the estate escapes the tax. Congress and state legislatures should not wait for this case to drag thru the courts. The "leak" in inherit ance tax laws should be "plugged lip" immediately. The Bolsheviki hare raptured a few wore of Kolchak's - generals and eome nun*. The old admiral trill mus the guns. t We Waste Our Coal In every trainload of coal hauled from the mines to out coal bins, one carload out of every five is going nowhere, according to the department of the interior. In a train of 40 cars, the last eight are dead load that might better have been left in the bowels of the earth. Every fifth shovel full of coal that the average fireman throws into his furnace serves no more useful purpose than to decorate the atmosphere with a long black stream of precious soot. In other words, we waste a fifth of the coal our miners dig. And, we pay for it, too! The price we pay for that wasted coal would more than pay the increase in wages miners ask. Put it this way: We can have as much steam and heat by using four-fifths of the coal we now purchase if we use it efficiently. An essential factor in coal economy is the selection of fuel for the particular plant. Secretary Lane suggests: "The government should sample and certify coal. We do this to wheat and meat; it is just as necessary to avoai injustice in the case of coal, and it is thoroly practicable. TTie public should know the kind of coal it is buying. Because it should buy the coal it needs." Palmer now controls the country's food supply, and we may expect some very encouraging promise s. The embargo is lifted and you run import Canadian wheat if you are careful not to include Canadian rye. Massachusetts republican< mgg> t that a utrikcmad k country exchange its birthright: for a menu of Coolidge. "Ar# (nrmnnt worker*. pirtlcu larly preMwri and Iruncre. t to chronic poisoning "by carbon monoiide |u, a polnonouf conwtl tu*nt of Illuminating ga»> which m*> b« discharged Into the air of work •hop* by kaa applianff'*"* In II S per cent of th« Nhopi ** •mined in * xludy of th# h>gt*ni< conditions surrounding the •uit und and wal»t InduMrW In New York city th* amount «»f carbon monntlife wa» oiuiMtvr In II prr rent of the cstabluhment.'* *tudi*d the odor of gmg W4* r ceptibb* Klffy per crnt of th* •liop* UM«i ordinary rn« Irons. 41 < p*r ccnt Used Iron* heated by of a mutur* of ga* and air under pre« •ure 2 4 j«»r cent umhl elec » trie Irons *xctu*lve!y, and In I * per cent defective g;»* ir*\nw were found The »<udy of th* fas tubing used *how*d that none w*r* ga» tight and that most of them w«r* In such a condition as to Imtte leakage Th* eonntsnt hr* »thlng of carbon monoxide lower* th* vital r* nlstanc* of the body, thus pavtnir the way for the Infection* of dl* rase With the colder wrather coming on, morr and more home* will !*• warmed by mcttn* of movable km * radiator* conneeted to a gas cock by rneana of a f|r*ibl#» tub* If you have *uch a h*at*r In your bom*, mak* nur* that th#» tub* doea not l*ak nnd that It I" firmly attached nl both end* Mmy a llf* ha« brcn i lost thru Illuminating gn* potaonlng [ due to l*aky tubes or loo*** connec tion* Editorials - Ffatures EVERETT TIWE HLL £Jtfi DEFECTIVE GAS TUBING I tomorrow ON the 7th of January, In 1S&8. the seaport of Calaln r«* I taken by the Krench after a w»rk'« n|eu#». It had been In po*RrMlon of th« fCnglinh for 200 ysara. and dur In* their control had become a thriving city with a larva trade In wool. In 1789 the constitutional conven lion after the conntltu tlon had l»cen approved by the necftmry nine nlgnatttren. The sec ond Wednesday in January, 1789. which fell upon the 7th, wan named an the day on which the ntafm nhould choose the electors who were later to vote for the firnt firenident, and vice-prenident. All the elector* ehonen, both federnlintn and nntl federalints. w«r»» unanimounly for W/ishington, no the content nar rowed down to the election of a vice prenident. Out r»f eleven eandl daten John A damn wan fleeted the firat vice president. On the 7th of January In 18M» Millard Fillmore, thirteenth prenl dent of the Cnlttd Hlaten, wan born In Cayuga county, New York. He wan nominated vice president In 1848 and wan elected with Zachary : Taylor, the candidate for prenident. When President Taylor died. In 1H r»0, Fillmore wan Inaugurated president and served for two year* and a trifle under eight month* In 1822, on the 7ih of January, Liberia, In Africa, wan colonized under the direction of f>r. Ayren. A large tract of land wan purchaned for the purpose »>y the American Colonisation Mielety The climate of f4berla In warm and th«* noli fertile . Sugar cane and cotton are the chief j cropn and are eaaily raised. On the 7th of January, In 1830,' | Thoman the famoua Kng | lish portrait painter, died. Ho was > the non of a Ihitlnh Innkeeper and I teeeived only the rnont rudimentary i education. liy hi* genius, hacked! ! by a most lnduntiloun tendency, he' f » rone In hi* prnf*MM|on until on thej death of Sir Joshua Iteynokla he wan made portrait painter to thej, king. and in I*l., he wan knighted ,1 TUT! SEATTLE STAR TUESDAY, JANUARY fi. 1f»20. —Hit COS DO H . ■ x 1 \Ns\\ | |(MI t .i » ft Q tm a tubercular hip curable In » child 1 yaftr* oM • In an operation ! itwTiwary. or *houl«l »h« w«r # A. Thp (VIMtUIOM rlldwm* of th** hip i* ofii>n cur* Mr the usual treat nient being prokm*"l rwit Whether the hip »houM t»e pltffd at reat by m«*ans <*f a hnir# or of a plaater partp l>an<t<iKf or try anme other W'»nm, d#»prnd« on the i«rtlruUr •ondltlnne pr«^nt ( himl demandp good Judgment nn the part nf th«- phvsbian In rrunr lniUr»m *n ; o|»r*t|nn t« not n« «-«nry IW Piif, ho«rrv«t, lo have your child e«t»n> J Ined by a |»hyilrl«n. or ktlt p€III by an orthopedic speciallet Your f imlly phvalrtin will Wfnlnublfdly ! ■ lad to rw ommnul tuch a «|»#h li»ll*t to you Q JUPt t«efc»re the hlfih of my wccnd child ! hart r< nvulaionp This child I* now 2 ywiri old. but I eon Ptantly puffer from dltxlnrai and, vertigo. What phall I do? A. It Ip v»*ry difficult to adv|»e vou (fwclfletlly regnrdlnir thr n« turp of your trouble The svmp i torn* you dwfrilx' are suttsestlve of «»mr Impairment of the Kidneyp fty *ll m«np have your dr**tor examine your urin*» rrrnmt carefully. to deter mine whether or not the kidney* are Involved It might alao l*» well to have him you to a for>d eye «per-|p||pt. who ran examln* the background of your eye*, for this often yields Important Information regardlmr the condition of the arter lea. iMir mm m n, M win iimvw, fHhff In tht« m.lbwim or hy mall. qitMllon* r»f (rDfral l»fer**f rrlif ing onl? I<> hfakne m*lU|l<iii uml fh» pretention «f dl«e«*e || m||| l»« lmfw>«*t>>lr f>»e hint In answer <|t|e*- li>»n* «tf >t pwrelf personal n«lnre, or |o pre*#rll»e for indittdu.il dlirHtea. A aid res* IM«KM\TIO> » IHTOK. M Rihlnilnn, C. 95 % At Chicago, recently, 30,000 CHILDREN were examined as to the state of their TEETH and 95 Per Cent WERE IN NEED OE DEN TAL SERVICE. Recent inspection in one Cleveland school showed that of the 846 children examined— ALL SAVE THREE HAD DISEASED TEETH. We Americans live well, and eat foods which are not conducive to the preservation :>f the teeth. DENTAL ATTENTION is often CALLED FOR—and shouldn't be DELAYED —especially in the case of GROWING boys and girls. No charge for examinations here! Come in and lot us advise as to the present state of your TEETH. Modern methods—hiyh-class dentistry —low prices. These wc offer you. Electro Painless Dentists Laboring People's Dentists •I II VAN H liKN, M itiiiyir for >rar* til H K ('(iriirr I ir*l mill Plltr. I'licnc Mnhi iftftil WE'LL SAY SO . ' (IrratlngN* Tha few of UN who I wracked In Hi* tlrcan l«ak« * * t imii'it I hut th* accident happen*'*! j;il IS tnifititi'H jwtat 7 o'rluek And |there are wtIII ihoe# who don t belli-v <> thrre In anything unfunny In IS. • • • After the nth wr«*i k nt lh«* (curve, maybe aomelnidv will law otne superntltloiiN enough to move the ! truck*. •• V • It NeemN that afternoon tenN are 'lifttimlhf more fuddlci! than fom»ei Iy. 'Ami Ihr hoNte«w greeted her gueat*." iNMtenrdi Henry, 'by asking. llow'n your hii*w coming on?'" "Many u m!it» Henry, ha* given up Saturday linking tor Sal til day brewing " • • • I leput y Hhrrlff It K Murphy, fiirntln r»iK»ri, wmiri two nlilmn Thli in mi h« won't ha\ «• to go home from the city when hi* In detained lata downtown. The outalde ihirt In n work ahlrt. ihn lonUlw one a ahlrt for evening wrur. And It l« rumored that undir th*ee (wo Murphy wmrn a night ahlrt. • • • N\' 1111»* Itarting live* In Waahlng ton. 1* (' H<-rnr>llnK to war r;«k In Nuran«*e llmla Toy ltru«h re*ld«*N In Kenton. Tmn , ami « rhip named t'lgar r.rown makm liln home at Tro. Kufi*|*ort. Iwt • • • They uard to tell ua you could catch mora fU«*a with augur than with vinegar Hut augur In ao oraree tiowaila>N >ou c*un catch anything with It • • • "If everybody will Juat think low prim." any a an K*nNlrrn i*COROmI«(, they will t»* low Thr only thing In thr nay of (hat plan la that th» men who have thlnga to a*-!! "think high prlcti," • •* • I \< l« 111 Till M I.ITS MWfIINK I'ANTi'iN, Jan. C The wngrrifi (lon of M« Kinky MrmorUl Wrtho that church prwitlol their p»*toi Itev. Albert K. liaV. with a br »n*l new automobile a* a <*hri»tmaN pr« t rnt iir.it, at tha *irn*- time. ( I>ay An alM'tric waalilng ma<*hln«.-~ 1 ('lrvi O , l*rrna • • • A N«-w V«»rk wigmn writ*** to n ' nf«Pi>*|*r In that rlty. complaining that h*r oulja Iwannl won't anawrr l*ar (|U(*«tlon«. Hhe muNt !*• a wldoif ] trying to queatkm tha ok) man. • • • Why g'i to all tha tfoubla ».f rol> | hlng a Imnk* Why n«»t orsnntxr a i 'company and bulIU a augur re- I fmary ? • • • ronirinufniin flood of lon# la da- | tartnlnrd tha of running th* gorarnm«*nt In 1970 ahall not \ 1 mora than ll.oon 000000 Owm. i In fn* t. very good. Ooud. : I P UM. J. H. BIIIVOI Free EsaminitioD BEST $2.50 glasses on Earth W • art ens .f T»e fee optical ptor*s In th» No *t wr-p< that r»«llf r-rlnd Unpep from »t«rt to ftaipa ir><l »• *r» th» only nnp I* irtm.r n* nnat AVI |.s»ii>ii>atit i free, by fttsuuat* op. toiitPt rtpL Ulasspa not pr»pcr uol#PP abPolk. ply oe tMtrf. BINYON OPTICAL CO. II1« fill AT a VfS. VtPira Sprloa aa»J lrM«a Mala iua Speech Efficiency IIV 11. AIMMV.'ION MUCK \ulhor of "Tin* lliddh- of I'ltMnmlil)," "!*•»>ihoiu-jy miml l*arenlho«Kf," V.ir. Few jMople, outside of stammerers and stutterers, appreciate how direct a bearing ability to apeak well may have on business success. Stammerera and stutterers know to their sorrow that their inability to ex press themselves readily keeps them from progressing as they ahonld. And this is true of speech defects jfcn erally. Husky speech, lisping speech, blurring H|xwch, word-clipping speech, ungrammatical s|M>ech, slangy speech, are real handicaps. There are men today in inferior positions who lonjf ago would have commanded good salaries if they had only taken the trouble to overcome remediable speech defects. Take a man who habitually speaks in too low a tone to In* easily understood. What employer will entrust him with work which brings him into constant intercourse with customers or clients? He will be (riven scant consideration. He will l>e displaced by clearer speakers. Until he learns how to speak well he need not expect promotions which otherwise might Ik- his without the asking. Likewise, a speaker addicted to slang should not be surprised if his employers refuse to allow him to undertake well pay ing work that involves contact with cultured arid refined people. They well know that such people will not be favorably impressed by the slang addict, and consequently will not l>e favorably in clined toward the firm which he has been chosen to represent. I'nder these circum stances he will Ih> a liability, not an asset, to his employers. Therefore, however reluctantly, they turn Twice-Robbed Is the Man Who Tries to Cheat God ll\ ICK\ ( H\l(l.l> STI I Vl.i: There'p only one deuth-tied repent anre record*d In the Itibh «me so that no man may despair. <>nly one w> that no man may presume True death repmtaneti are very rare, an>«<o moat of them are Insincere. They are u*ually the result of fear and cowardice It l« a merry that there'p a If ra dons 'iod who In r>ady to forgive thr vilest aimer who tiuly repent#—and no man can annder no far from Owl that he may not return. Ilut It l*n't a wqtmra deal, either to Owl or to humanity a« a whole, for a man to deliberately plan to count on a d<-afh>t*d repentance to eacnpe the penalties r>f the hereafter whatever they may be And It's a pretty dangeroup ripk to run. for there are nil kind* of chances that a man may not tie In a Ptate of mind to repent when hla last hour arrive* He may become puddenly uncon arlotip. or hip mind may become a« ak<*ned by long lllneia And, what Ip atlll more likely to happen, he may be no hardened In heart that he will be altogether In- Wlldjr^.3 P W^l lazy! ht^vv! f*® flnr $l2l YlVl/ HAT happens to the money you don't S? vlr 1 or ' lv,n 8 expenses? Are you fZ ' saving it or spending it? if you are wise enough to save it, are you wise enough to Save it Profitably? jg GIVE YOUR SAVINGS A CHANCE 2 &£ TO GET BUSY .•f " ? j*' Dicing the past II ynr< our Members h*ve never earned 5» less than ft/j interest on their Savings and because of strict State Supervision ihev have the of knowing that their Savings have been BUSY multiplying as well aj £•*' enjoying AbtoKitc Safety Si'^' AH Funds Left Here Before January 15th will paiticipaic in (he Profit Earnings from the Hjy* g P.rsi of the Year RESOURCES NOW OVER fEw K)lIK M II I ION DOLLARS •XT 5® g}' PUGET SOUND SAVINGS and LOAN 5» p ASSOCIATION g Where Pike Street Crosses Third HOURS-from OAMto 5P M /Sa Ix^l J» SATURDAYS 0 to I Jf* 6 to 8 When You Think of Advertising Think of The Star (<*opyrlght, I'.il'J, l.y Tin* Ai*ao« latcd Nawg|Ma|'*ani 1 different aa to what becomes of him after death. The fp»*t |p. thtp Is the normal state f "unbelieving" men when the hour of death Ip at hand. At leitst, tlilp was my experience na a pastor for ten years. during whirh I tried to be of nervlce to many dying men and women Th»- pain they've suffered, or the stupor which often cornea during the 'la*t ft w <layp of their liven, or the *» neral diatrust with life mjch a* they've lived It during their lllner.#— tl *•. and many other causes, prt>- duce a Ptate of mind in which they apparently care very little what be. cornea of them when they die. It'p on state —and lf« foolish to wait for puch an hour In which to make one's plana for a jour ney thru eternity. It ia fairer, more reasonable, and Mn«r fo think aerioualy about the entire matter of the future life when on«*'* mind Ip alert to all the facts in volved. No man will ever decide a more Important question than thla. and It iH» therefore, worthy of the beat thought that one can give it. It I* commonly a/ommed by I thoughtless peopls that after the On the Sssue of Americanism Cohere Can fie tfo Compromise to another worker, less energetic, it may l>e, lew* alert mentally, hut with the cultivated speech that will count for much among the people he has to see. The employers themselves may heartily disapprove of the use of slang. If so, they will continually feel a slight irritation again .ft the slang user, a fact which cer tainly will not he to his advantage. Thus with all speech defects. If they handicap in no other way, they tend to create prejudices which may operate seri ously against the inefficient speaker. Hence it is no exaggeration to say, with my good friend Dr. S. S. Curry, of Boston, master in the correct use of the spoken word: "When rightly considered, correct speak ing is at least as necessary to the proper use of our language as writing, and must he ever regarded as a fundamental part of education." Those deficient in speech in any way and from whatever cause will indeed do well to make an earnest effort to overcome their particular defects. These may be of such a character as to he curable by self-training. In other cases their victims may require the guidance of a skilled teacher. They may even have to call upon medical aid, as in the case of per sons whose stammering is a symptom of nervous trouble. In any event, the effort to improve the speech should lie made. Only beware of fraudulent "voice cul turists" and "speech specialists." Inquire sharply into the reputation of any individual or institution whose services are contem plated in securing speech improvement. pleasure* of youth have been drained, anil there > nothing li ft to enjoy, then 1 - Ihe time to "make one's peace tilth fkxL" Hut t here Is nn almost Inexorable law that When one'* mind ha* been to spiritual things for 40 or 60 year*. It In next to Impossible for It to receive new birth—lt require* almost a mlracle to change one's way of thinking. And any man who deliberately en fMTes In a lifelong plot to cheat Ood of lifelong service Isn't likely to be In a frame of mind at the end of the* yearn to calmly change all hi* prm*«iM of living and loving—he'll cling to the idi.li of hi* youth forever. And he'* wrong when he take* It for granted that there arc no Joy* In religion. There are no deeper, fuller >iy» anywhere than thow which are h— d upon spiritual truth. Ho that the man wno baa been dis honest with Ood and with himself I* twir«--reht>ed—once when he |* robbed of the richest Joy* of the present life, ami again when he Is robbed of the Joy* of the hereafter. £<> buy IMill'n Krrnrli pat try I piuwn. Mil Third are.: down town. 913 Sfroni) nr.