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HIGH IN RED CROSS SERVICE
On the first day ,,f the year 1875, a little hamlet t,,,n Sma:ll even to gIed on the ItuJ'. r map., Louis a gorowits was born. lie was very / # that first day of January-and Shas been reticnlt e,,,.r sir.,e, but Sonderful succt'". hi: Iproved the axip m that 'ti, wuater runs awp" ir. Horowitz hal l,e.n named the war couincil f-r the post of rg-tot of foreign relief of the Amer. t gogd Cross. Furthcer ior,li he has ,Jsnteered to serve 'withut coumpen For 17 years he r.:.l:ined in Chen iows, where he atterailhld school Slearned that to run afoul of the 1 would be inviting a free trip to beIa. At that time the United gIgs held out g11,,ll ,ii,portunities, M thoIght Louis, Indtl lie embarked ri the "land of the fre., and the (i, of the brave." Aft r stopping ;pew York a few years, taking such as offered thenr.eiv-c <, he settled down in a small way in the real estate (aae. It was not long before the financial methods he employed in his ad estate venture brought him to the attention of the largest construction sany in the country siud he was installed as a financial adviser at the time gI country was pas.ing through a period of money shortage. Times were L and many concerns more prosperous than the one he was connected WI" went to the wall, but through his intuition and grasp of every angle of gI amgness his concern weathered the storm. ITALIAN PREMIER HAS HARD TASK Orlando, the new Italian premier. is by no means the strongest man in the country. His cabinet record as minister of the interior was not reas suring from the point of view of those who want to subordinate everything to the winning of the war. He did not .. .. .. handle the food supply situation with very great success, and he lacked force In dealing with pacifists, socialists, and the German propagandists. But at the present moment there is all the reassurance that is needed in the fact that Sonnino is to stay in the cabinet as minister of foreign af fairs. Sonnino is the strongest man in Italy and the most inflexible. He is for everything that will make for success for the armies and bitterly opposed to anything that looks to a discontinuance of the fighting until Germany and Austria are defeated. He would not stay in the new Or landd cabinet unless he was sure of , pulley of its chief. With all his strength aed greatness, Sonnino himself Sset the best man for the premiership. He is not flexible enough. He can at emprmise and cajole and trim to meet the requirements of dealing with i present queerly constituted chamber of deputies. Sonnino was premier k 1 O and again in 1910. Each time his power continued for only about Sps mosths. He would fall again in the present situation, and then thei .ry would lose him not only as premier but as foreign minister, In which i is be ispensable. GREAT SOUTH AFRICAN STATESMAN Eas you ever been in Soath Af dt BHave you Aer lain at anchor e tle bay and looked at the red msh of Cape Town standing by the tle walls of Tlble mount? Have P smr felt the soft, warm earth of Seildt mider your feet? Have you ser watedd the ox wagons winding lre a pas or heard the moan of the i d the darkness, or listened to h lke, rush of the torrent over Iy rivur bed, or smiled at the Ilk tof the country folk? If SI rets, yro know "Jannle" Smruts, Sh is lectieomately called In bouth --; "sasle" who was born within nIs t Cape Town. You know all Ik L without being told, for he is - the te whole scheme of nature Ulllbe p re. huis a theory that a man fnods It hImpetuas in the country In b Is bora. South Africa can L be st ofet one such great man -tlMd uts, minister of defense of the Union of 8outh Africa, member lIe ty eounell, minister of aerial defense, and, at the present moment, f the uemlneat men of the war. i IN SERVICE OF UNCLE SAM k eit G. Samuel Baldwin a Yeg who is seventy-seven l sad yet today Is doing ac Sfor his country, has a - mengh but not nearly so SIs army record. General es of the vital forces Sutmant for universal mill l n a the United States, Sifh uan active command a u governor of the Wash t s for invalided and sm Sodiers of the regular S b a veteran who wo,,. r hi us country froem ,e *kraad regreo pmuebly that SSunads u5 early asu it be th hoe for veterans under , ' Lieutenant General a rted in every rank Ste military orglnlzatlon, y that of general, a rank Sby Itselft and which has be the American service by only a few men. Only one or two b ~United States servie have received more brevet commislions - IM - action than has this lieutenant general of the army. He was u for gallant services at the battles of (alphr 8prinoge, Amella S ereek, and the brevet as brglpdler leneral "tor gallant and irlees during the campaltgn terminating with the surrender et wGe. Bobert E. ae." JOHN P. vezlPeN, Pres. Crstens & Vezien Co., Ltd. Ship Chandlers and Grocers Eamee eU Eassalus, Uk. Wean Ups.. FRENCH MAKING A TRENCH RAID IN THE SNOW 4"7 'Ss :. .; . .. .. . The snowfall in Fra nce has been unusually heavy an the soldiers n the trenches are experiencing. Iu'sities, the igors of the weather, which in many cases are harder to bIear. As this pIhoto shows, the Poilus are not letting up oil he Boches. despite the snow and the cold. They are making a raid on the enemy trenches over the sniw-covered iele-s in the Olse district. The men In the foreground are evidently trench cleaners. "COMFORT SPOTS" AND "COZY CORNERS" FOR THE FIGHTERS m e , ..,- --- -.-- . . " ."Comfort spots" and "cozy corners" are the by-words of the many church organizations working to make the wldiers fighting on the western front more comfortable when they are sent behind the lines to rest up from thei, rench duties. Numerous tents with plenty of nice fuzzy blankets to warm up the troops, and wooden huts have heet et up. to get the men back into shape and to make them feel at home. These "comfy" spots are situated not a greal Ustance behind the lines, but they are not within the range of gunfire. DR. VAN DYKE A CHAPLAIN DARING STUNT OF AMERICAN AVIATOR This American war aviator is standing far out on one or the planes or hh machine in midair. Such a feat is sometimes necessary in fighting to keep a crippled airplane level, and the American airmen practice this and all othez ring doeds. . HE IS A GERMAN PRISONER OF WAR Dr. Henry Van Dyke, former United ates minister to the Netherlands id one of the most noted literary Ag em in the country, is now serviag as aplain at the Charlestown, Mass., vy yard. Dr. Van Dyke was ap inted by Secretary Daniels and hon ed with the rank of lieutenant com ader. He will visit all the naval atlons in the East and hopes to be signed to a ghting shipp. The noted thor plans to deliver a short series sermons to the boys at the various atlons. About Two Tons. Joseph. Conrath makes and repairn -lns and other musical instruments, lates the Indianapolis News. The ryernment had him on its list as a anufacturer and sent him one of its r.ai Inquiries as to how much coal uses annually. In the proper place wrote down "About two tons." That really more than he uses, but he dls. red to put down the exact truth. His Phlilpp 8. Page of Brookline, Mass., with Kopf, a German Red Cross dog anufacturing is done by hand and captured at Soiaeons. Kopf was trained to carry food and drink to the ough he has to heat his two rooms wounded Germans In No Man's Land and he became a familiar figure to the a Virglala avenue business block, Pollas in the front lne trenches. In a recent surprise engagement on a Ger. e floors. cealings and walls absorb so man trench Kopf was found in his kenel and made prisoner. Mr. Page. wh ch heat from rooms below, above has been driving an ambulance on the western front for some time, broughi id back of him that his fuel cost is opf over o his return to this couty minaL - DID YOU KNOW A rubber plant doesn't stretch when It wakes In the morning? It doesn't affect an elevator's health when It's run down? By removing Its shell, a sat, can be earned much more easily WMe st the opposite works with a dome ed egs. And still more with a bucket of wa er. And it's quite a job to get a well up in the air. We can't say whether a ball of yarn that gets tangled has that feeling of being all balled up. To remove aispnesm from a $5 bill, hang bill oa lamp pest at night and arsp s will be goe In mo tan In 62 A. D., when the sailors wanted to stop the boat, they ran up a mos quito net sall and lowered the full sail SOME POSTSCRIPTS A frame has been Invented to enable oa man to operate a two-man saw. In Iceland codish are dried and grwnd Into a Sow tor or In bread. A Lucky Mistake By VICTOR REDCLIFFE (Copyright. 1'17. W,.strn .wsapapr Lmtiuea. Hle was s~eidIte to the pint of sol. etnmity at tim,.es, iithl .\llAr 'I.nlaull was beginnling to relahze tih, tact. His had lbeen a peculiur exl pcrli e. Brought tip by ain ulcle \ whi ai pro foessionl aintiquairian, tihe llmphev hadl been imbued with antique idlsas. Al Ilii.st frtolll the cradle up to( Illmlta hl d, Ills Iathy rattle was a relic friom :n olid llltI \lii atchlatl: n. his toys, \% ,re ivory idols five cminturie's old. The hou,-, was a vast storhl ltle of antiques. The books he w\a- g~ lei to read were musty oludl lmnies., lu'ric,:l-s in values, bunt the contents dry, "eighty and utterly am p)enetrable o to the ar\ rage mind. Ills training nd , ,ltcation had won himnt a post as eutratlor of a famlous pub lic museum. ThIle l prqiutitis and sail ary were quite liberal. but iteAn, had an nnmbititon to diffuse the itmformnuatuion he had gathered. 1ie enter,.d the Ie ture tieil in addition to his aii ,eutn duties. lIe yearly went the rounl of learning. IDuring the mast year, how ever, he fancied that he was following a beaten track. "There' is not much new to say of the old,." he remarkeid InoreI than once. "Brightren youtr discoutrse withl somnle thlng modiilern as to style,. then, pr ffes sor," suggested a close friend. Once Professor Tynda:ll cllecteld all that was humorous along thel line of ancient humnor. 11e assumedlll a light style in this especrial work. sent thel article to a Journal devoted to, anti quarian features, and was frownedl down. To the mind of the erudit eli tor the solemn dignity of age must not be invaded with trifling wit. For all that. Professor Tyndall mn:dle the discovery that while old dyed-in the-wool college heads nodded applrov ingly at the delivery of time honored. hackneyed themes, the young studelnts were distrait and bored. Again. his services were not called for so much as previously. He revised his old lec tures, took the tattered, criss-crossed manuscripts to a city copyist, and placed In the hands of Miss Lottie Rose the task of their transcription. The neat, pretty ,publc stenographer and typist was about his own age, un der thirty, anti her interest in his lee tures attracted him towards her. It got to be a pleasure to Tyndall to call upon and chat with the bright eyed, pleasant faced young lady. "I have learned so much from your lecture on 'Ancient Pompeii,' Mr. Tyn dall," said Lettie Rose quite enthusi astically one day. "How very Interest ing your profession must be-always surrounded by mementoes of ages long since past, author, lecturer and ex pert. I have finished copying the lec ture you are to deliver next week, and I copied also 'Humor of the Ancients,' Mr. Tyndall, I thought most of that." "You did?' questioned the professor dubious as to the literary taste of his amanuensis. "Yes, professor," declared Lettle doughtily. "I mean as to its entertain ing qualities. You will pardon me for expressing my poor, inexperienced opinion, but if I were a young man at college that article would give me a most pleasant hour." "HI'm!" commented the professor, rather dryly. "The editor I submitted it to quite-er-well, sat down on it." "Then he had no true senes of hu mor," asserted Lettle. "It brings out a new vein in your literary ability, pro lessor. Really, I would try it out some time, just to see the effect." "I have thought of doing just that" murmured Tyndall In his abstracted way. "Do you know I have often won dered if my routine lectures are not too dry and masty." "Oh! never that, professor," dis claimed Lettle. "That friendly young lady is open ing my eyes somewhat," reflected Tyn dall as he left Miss Rose and she was, indeed, not only as to the current value ot his production, but as well to a new conception of the lighter moods of life, without which existence becomes a dreary routine. A few days later Tyndall came in a desperate hurry into the omce over which Miss Rose presided. "I have just time to catch a train, a quick date for a lecture. The first copy you made, please, Miss Rose." Lettle reached in the drawer of an open desk where the copied manu scripts lay, neatly folded. She secured the one labeled "Ancient Pompell" taking out several others to select it from. Then she became interested In the explanation of her patron that he was to deliver a lecture at a certain town that evening. The charm of her company made Tyndall temporarily forget the urgency of the occasion, and Lettle was so In terested that she unconsciously mixed up the manuscripts. "I declare !" spoke the professor ab raptly, glancing at his watch, and he sprang to his feet. "I have only five minutes in which to catch my train." He seized the manuscript Lettle handed him, thrust it into an Inside pocket, caught up his grip and bolted from the door. "Good luck " Lettle cried out cheer fIy after him. Professor Tyndall arrived at Cleve land that afternoon, to find two emi neat professors and two gentlemen whom he did not know at the depot. The college auditorium hbumid dwe, Advertise In The Herald It Pays The "OIde.t" Se. 81ter In New Ode..se-Dl with all the "Yug Idea.e" W. L. Douglas Shoes SOLD ONLY BY Schumacher Shoe Sto 22, 28 .3a Slmt h i- mnlrilng, Profess'or Tyndall, Was "Yu startle me!" tnurmnured Tyn A".\il Ithe loca:l lrtilroivimtint :I.noca tin i dis:aippointedl s to a risIaker lh, e , , e 'pectel. '%lho has been t:il ,n ill. W1 iere di.cut'z ing thit fea.il'ility of nut talhln.,iintirtg ticket holler.. You w,,tnil hate no ottljetiont to Idliveritng y':ir l.'tuire, at the town h:ll to the douleh .roup??" "C. rt:airly init. If you believe the thnme will ait ill interest a mixed audi At a:ll event-. It w\ di idetl th't the lectur .e sh.ublt he riven at the hall at eiublt , thk that e,,,ning. There wit at gr'eat thrln. r, nd thnlle pi rofessor felt s..,imeitl:,t linr'os., as "Ancientt t Ponm :pii" i:was not a themne to lnterest the genr:al public. Ainil then. is hlt Ilaedl hils lecture i:l ntcri- It tlhlt bhfre hint onl the real d:Ic mdesk. a cihl streak ran down his b:t.k. IHe ga-spt. hie startled. A fear fiul tnistl:ke hil hliern madtle! Before hirtl v:is nrt the' l,'tnre lhe htad select 4,l to dliver, but "llumnrs of the An cints'." Mis IHos, hild given him the u rong screel A ctetri, of nfluitust college officlals fillel the friit rn,\ iof ,seats. Inward ly Tyndall gro:nil ait he Imagined the efTect upon thlltl of the humllcrous Irticle, for he had not ItmemhItorizel the other, and there iwa1s lnthlin:; to do, now hut go on h ith it. or utterly collapse. lh, began. Twle he ventured to gl;lice ilire'ctly ait his stern juil.res. Ills sense, of drn:ad lightl neid. lhe hail just reitled a fltalouls Ittonin joke,. full of wit and point. The whole row of col lege otlic'i:ils were milling. onet aI'tual ly grinned, another chlckled audibly. And then a hit of fun that was com prehendible to the mtist ignorant. ' I 1, 'I l I , 1 " Tyndall Forgot the Urgency. brought an appreciative "haw I haw !" from a group of students, and the en tire audience joined in applause. In effect, the lecture was a grand sue cess. There were congratulations on every side, and Professor Tyndall, be sfore he left. was booked for three more Jectures during the season. And a few days after his return to the city there came to him other de mands for his oratorical service, for the fame of his daring Innovation and its success had spread, and one lyceum bureau offered special contract terms for a year. "Were you aware," spoke the pro tessor the first time he called upon the pretty typist, "that you gave me the wrong manuscript when I last saw your' "Oh, never!" fairly gasped Lettle. He told her all. She shivered at her mistake, she bubbled over with Joy at the happy outcome, and when Profes sor Tyndall started forth on his new and successful "lighter lecture vei," he had his wife for company. BRAINS MORE THAN CAPITAL' Ablity Is More Impeortant as a Foundation for Commercial Soe cesa Than Great Wealth. Commercial and fnandal eireles ila this and other cities, says the New York Times, are full of Instances dem onstrating that ability Is a better and safor foundation for fortune than money, and though the latter is con ventent enough for use by the able man in making what is rather inaccu rately called his start, its lack enttlie him to no commiseration, and rarely delays more than briefly his advance ment toward the goal of his aspira tion. The young man with capital not ae cmulated by himself may or may not be a success in business, but his money will not be the determining fa, tor in his upward course, If he does proceed In that direction, while it is about as likely as not to help him move the other way, should he be without the capacities irquired for making money for himself. Nobody with both body and brain well tralned can truly be called without capital, nor need the condition of pennilem ness trouble either himself or his friends. A thousand paths are open to him, and he will have penniles -plenty, if not exactly as soon as he pleases, at least with no great delay. An Exception. Cannibal Chef-Bow was that one. your excellencyl Cannibal Chief (amacking his lip) Oh, I liked him. "That's strange. At home he was a baseball umpire. No one ever liked him beeuore."