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TIIE CELINA DEMOCRAT, CELINA, OHIO
PORTIONS OF PRESIDENT WILSON'S WAR MESSAGE SUPPRESSED IN GERMANY That Kaiser Did Not Dare Permi Full Text of Address to Reach His People Shown, It I Declared, by Distorted Reports Published. That the German government did rot dare permit the publication In that country of the full text of President IVilson'a addreta to congress on April 2, 1917, in which the president called upon congress to declare the existence of a state of war with the imperial German government Is shown by copies of the message as published in Ger many which have been obtained by the rommittee on public Information of the United States government. The Wolff Telegraph bureau, which Is not only under censorship control of the German government but has been i sed as a semi-official mouthpiece of the government, In its report of Presi dent Wilson's address, suppressed many passages in which the president outlined the conditions which forced this country to defend itself against the attacks of the German government. As a result the messnge was presented to the German people in an abridged snd distorted form. In the following copy of the presi dent's address, Issued by the commit t"e on public information, the passages suppressed by the Wolff Telegraph bu rcsu are shown In bold faced type. i : nlli'inen of the CnntrrisH: 1 hive called I ho cuniiress Into extrn "icllmiry session IttvriiiNf then- are e v nils, very fcrlniia choices of mllry to i' nmnc, una maile ininieiliutWv. which I' is iic illnr riKlit nur cnnstitiitlnnxllv 1 rtTitsslMo thnt I nhnuld nnsnme the re- FpniisiliHiiy of nmlunif- On the 3d of Kehrunry last I ofTlclnlly l:il.l before y mi the evlriinr'lfnxrv un- nouncetnunt of the Imperial fWman Kovernment that on and after the 1st nay or hroniarv it whs its tun pose to put aside all restraint' of 1 iv or of hu manity and u" lis snitmaiines to sink every vessel tnnt sought lo approach either the ports of 1 1 rent llritaln and irci.ind or the westeri ists of Knr.ipe r any of the m rls controlled by the enemies of Ciernianv within the Merti terrinean. That had seemed in he the '.i-et of the Herman suhniarlne war 1 it earlirr in the war. hut since April - f ' -t var t!ie Irani rial Kovernnient i ,,i s-.rr..rli. t restra.ned the comman- is nf ' r undersea craft. In cnnfnrm i . y Willi its promise, then i;lvin to u, 'V:t p:iMNe(ircr lioaid mIiiiiiIiI not lie tj. U. mid that due nnrnlni; wrtilri be r I "Ti to nil other eNse!s which Its f Htnn rfnes mlulit seek to destroy, v lien no reslwtnnee nns nfTered or c w -e-i:ie nttenitited, nnd rare taken ttuit f ?eie rrf hh were given nt lenit n fnlr ( f'ence to savi- tlielr liven in their ooen l mt. The iireetintlonit taken v e-e leeiiurer mill haplifixard enouuli, n wnM iroed in dlstrexslnir liiHtrinee lifter InHtnncr In the proje'ess of the cruel iipil unmanly htiNlnenH. hut n certain de cree of rentrnlnt vtnn ohseried. The new p.iliey has swept ivry re Ftretinn aside. Vessels of every kind. v!i"'cver tlielr fl.-iit. tlielr ehuracter tT.el" cfirmi. their ileMtlnntlon. their e rand, have heen ruthlessly sent to t'e I ' Horn without v a miner and wltli ( il 1'.' nirht of help or mercy for those ("i li . rd. the vessels of friendly neu-t-;il:- rtlonpr with those of helli-crents. K en '.otiital ships nnd nIiIpm eurryltiie relle' lo the norely herenvell nnd Mtrlek en people of lleluliini. thnuirh the lnt ter were provided with safe conduct throueh the proscrihtd areas hy the Oprmnn irovernment Itself nnd were dliitliiKiilNheil hy iinnilntilknlile mnrkn of Identity, have heen sunk with the same reckless lack of compassion or of principle. I vnm for a little while unnhle to lielleve that auch thlnica would in fnet he done hy any irovernment thnt hnd liltherto Miilincrlhed to the bnfilnne practices of civilized nnllons. Inter natlonnl Ian had Its orlnln In the at tempt to set up some law which would I'? respected nnd observed upon the i-ns, where no nallon hnd right of dominion nnd where Iny the free hlich vvnys of the world. Hy painful stripe niter stace has that law heen built up with meaner enousrh results. Indeed, after all wis accomplished that could l.e accomplished, hut always with n clear view, nt lenst, of what the heart cud rnasclenee of mankind demanded. , This minimum of right the German (rovernment has swept aside under the plea of retaliation and necessity and l.ecniipe It had no weapons which it could use at sea except these, which It Is impossihle to employ as It Is em ploying them, -without throwing to the v. i tid all scruples of humanity or of rspect for the understandings mat v ere supposed to underlie the Inter-c-'iire of the world. , I pi" not now thinklner of the loss of r.ropr rtv Involved. Immense nnd serious as thrt'ls, hut only of the wanton and wholisale destruction of the lives of non-eomhntants. men. women, and chil dren. enitnKed In pnrsults which have li I ways, even In the dnrkrst periods of modern history, heen deemed Innocent nnd leSTltlninie. Property ran be paid fort the lives of peaceful and Innocent people ciiimot be. The present German mihmarine warfare against commerce Is a warfare against mankind. It Is a war against all nations. Amer l,nn ships have been aunk, American lives (liken, la ways which It hns lirred lis very deejdy to learn of, but trie ships nnd people of other neutral immI frlendlv nnllons have been sunk and overwhelmed In the waters In the Mime way. There has been no dis crimination. The challenge Is to all mankind. Kaeh nation must decide for Itself how It will meet it. The choice we make for ourselves must he made with a moderation of counsel and a temper teness of judgment befitting- our character and our motives as ,1 nation. We must put excited feelings away. Our motive will not he revenue or the victorious assertion of the physical miKht of the nation, hut only the vin dication of ri&ht. of human rtorht. of which we are only a sinule champion. When I addressed the congress on the th nf February last I thourht 11 would suffice to assert our neutral rliflits with rmi. our right lo use the aeas aulas! unlawful Interference, our Hunt tu keen our preple safe against unlaw ful violence. Hut armed neutrality, It "I'i'Koi, is imprarucauie.. Heeauae uhmnrlnea are In effect outlaws, when tiae aa the Herman aubinnrluea have been used against merchant shipping. H la ImpoMslule to defend ships against their attacks, as tha Inw of nations hns assumed thnt merchantmen would de lend themselves agnlnat privateers or cruisers, visible craft giving chase up on the open sea. It la rommon pru dence In such circumstances. Brim nec essity Indeed, to endeavor to destroy them before they have shown their own Intention. They must be dealt with up on night, If dealt with at all. The German government denies the right of neutrals to use arms at all within the areas of the sea which It has proscribed even in tha defense of rights which no modern publicist has ever before questioned their rltfht to defend. The Intimation Is conveyed thnt the armed guards which we have placed on our merchant ships will lie t rented as beyond the pale of law and siihlect to he dealt with as pirates would be. Armed neutrality la InelTec lunl enough at hratt In such elrcnm staneea anil In the face of such preten sions It la worse than Ineffectual! It Is likely only to produce what It was meant In prevent t It la prsrlleally eer enln to draw us Into war without ellher the rights or the effectiveness of the be. Ilgerents. There la one choice we can' aot miike, we are Incapable of making We will not choose the pnth of suliiuls slon and suffer the most sacred rights of our nation nnd nur people to be Ig nored or violated. The wrongs against which we now array oursrlvea are no common wrongst they cut to the very roofs nf human life. With a profound aenae of the solemn and even tragical rhnrneter of the atep I h Inking nnd of the grave responsi bilities which II Involves, hut In tin hesitating obedience to hnt I deem my ennstltiitlon.il duty. I advise that ine congress declare the recent course of the Imperial German government to he In fact nothio-r less than war against the government nnd people nf the I nlted States; that It formally ac cept the status of hi lligcrent which has thus been thrust upon It; and that It take Immediate slips not only to put tile country in a more thorough state of defense, but also to exert all Its power and employ nil Its resources to bring the government of the German empire to terms and end the war. What this will Involve Is clear. It will Involve the utmost practicable co operation In counsel and action with the governments now at war with Ger many, and as incident to that, the ex tension to those governments of the st liberal financial credits. In order that our resources may so far as pos sible be ndded to theirs It will Involve the organization and mobilization of all the material re sources of the country to supply the materials of war and serve the Inel- ntal needs of the nation In the most il'undant nnd yet the most economical nd efficient way possible. It will involve the Immediate full equipment of the navy in all respects, but particularly In supplying It with the best means of dealing with the ene my's submarines. It will involve the Immediate addi tion to the armed forces of the I'nited States, already provided for hy law in case of war. of at least fiOO.OOO men. who should. In my opinion, be chosen upon the principle of universal liabil ity to service, and also the authoriza tion of subsequent additional Incre ments of equnl force so soon as they may be needed and can be handled in training. It will Involve also, of course, the granting of adequate credits to the government, sustnlned I hope, no far as they ran eiiiiltably he sustnlned by the present generation, by well-conceived taxation. 1 any auatnlned so fnr na may be eitiiltnble hy taxntlnn, because It seems to me Hint It would he most unwise to base the credits, which will now be necessary, entirely on money borrowed. It la our duty, I most respectfully nrge, to protect our people, ao far aa we may, ngnlnat Ihe very aerlmja bnrd ahlpa and evils which wonld be likely to arise out of the Inflntlon which would he produced by vast loana. In cnrrylng out the measures by which these things ure to be accom plished we should keep constantly In mind the wisdom of Interfering as lit tle aa possible In our own preparation and In the equipment of our own mili tary forcea with the duty for It will be a very practical duly nf supplying the nations already at war with tier- many with the materials which lltey enn obtain only from us or by our as sistance. They nre In the field, and we should help them In every way to be effective there. I ahull take the liberty of suggest ing, through the several executive de pnrtmrnts of the government, for the consideration of your committees. , mensures for the accomplishment of the several objects I have mentioned. I hope thnt It will he your pleasure to deal with them as having heen framed after very careful thought by - the branch of the government upon whom the responsibility of conducting the war nnd anfrgiinrdlng the nutlon will most directly full. While we do these things, these deep ly momentous things, let us be very clear, nnd make very clenr to all the world, what our motives and our ob jects nre. My own thought haa not heen driven from Its habitual nnd nor mal course by the unhappy events of the last two months, and I do not be lieve that the thought of the nallon hns been altered or clouded hy them. I hnve exactly the snme things In mind now that I had In mind when I ad dressed the senate on the 2nd of Jan- -nry lusti the same thnt I bad In mini! when I nddrewseri congress on the 3d of rebrunry anil oa the 2dtli of February. Onr obect now, aa then. Is to vindicate Hie principles of pence and Justice In the life of the world na against aelflali aaa aatoeratle pawer, anal ta aaf an manna; tha really fr ana aalf-gav. mad naanlaa at tha world sack a eon. oort at auraoaa nnd of action as will henceforth laaure tha observaara mt those prlnetplea. Neutrality la no longer feasible or deslrakla where the peaca of the world la Involved and the freedom of lla peo ples, nad tha menace to that peace nnd freedom Ilea In the existence of auto crat le aoverniurnta, barked by organ ised fore which la controlled wholly hy their will, not by the will of their people, wv have aeea the laat of neu trality In auch circumstances. Wa nre at the beginning; of aa age la which It will be insisted that the same aland nrda of remind and of responsibility for wrong done ahall be observed among nntlona and their governments Hint are observed among tha Individual eltfiens of clvtllicd stales. We have no quarrel with the German neople. We have no feeling toward them but one of sympathy and friend ship. It was not upon their Impulse that their government acted In enter ing the war. It was not with their previous knowledge or approval. Tt wns n war determined upon as wars used to be determined upon In the old unhappy days, when peoples were no where consulted hy their rulers and wars were provoked and waged In the Interest of dynasties or of little group of ambitious men who were accustomed to use their fellow men as pawns and tools. Self-governed nntlona do not fill their neighbor atntes with aplea or aet the course of Intrigue to bring about aome critical posture of nfTnlra which will give them an opportunity to atrlke nnd make conquest. Such designs ran he successfully worked out only under cover and where no one has the right to ask queatlona. Cunningly rontrlved plana of deception or aggression, car ried. It inny be from generation to gen eration, can be worked out and kept from the light only within the prlvney of courts or behind the carefully guard ed eonfldeneea of narrow and privi leged t'lnsa. They are happily Impossi ble where public oplalon eommnnds and Insists upon full infnnnntlon concern ing all the nation's affalra. A steadfast concert for peace eaa never be maintained except by a part nership of democratic nations. No au tocratic government could he trusted to keep fnllh within II or observe Its covrnnnts. It must be a league of honor, a partnership of opinion. In trigue would rat Ita vitals awayi the plottlnga of Inner circles who could plan what they would, and render ac count to no one, would be a corruption seated at Ita very heart. Only free peo ple ran hold their purpose and their honor steady to a common end, and prefer the Interest of mankind lo any narrow Interest of their own. Docs not every American feel that assurance has been added to our hope for the future peace of the world by the wonderful and heartening things thnt have been happening within the last few weeks In Russia? Itussln was known by those who knew her heat to have been always In fnet democratic at heart In all vital hnhlts of her thought. In all the latlmate relation ships of her people thnt spoke their natnml Instinct, tlielr habitant attitude toward life. The autocracy thnt crown ed the summit of her political struc ture, long as it hnd stood and terrible as was the reality of Its power, was not In fact Itiisslnn In origin, charac ter, or purpose, nnd now It hns heen shaken off nnd the grent generous Hus sion people have been lidded. In all their native majesty and miKlit, to the forces that are fighting for freedom In the world, for Justice, nnd for peace. Here Is a fit partner for a league of honor. One of the things thnt have served to convince us that the Prusslnn auto cracy was not and could never be our friend Is that from the very outset of the present war It hns tilled our un suspecting communities, nnd even our nfllcea of government, willi aplea and set crlmlanl Intrigues everywhere afoot ngainst our national unity of counsel. our pence within nnd without, nur In dustries, nnd our commerce. Indeed It wish to share with all ree people, wa shall. I reel confident conduct our oper ations aa belligerents without paaaloa and ourselves observe with proud puno tlllo the principles of rlg'it and of fair play wa prnfas to be tlghtlng- for. I have said nothing of the govern ments allied with tha Imperial gov ernment of Germany because they have not made war upon us or challenged us to defend our right nnd onr honor, Tha Austro-lliingarlna govern meat haa. Indeed, avowed Ita unqualified ladorae- mrnt and acceptance of tha reeklaaa and lawleaa aubmarlne .warfare, adopts ed now without disguise hy Ihe Imper- lal Herman government, and It haa therefore not been possible for this government to receive Count Tarnnw- skl, Ihe ambaaaadur recently accredited to thla government by tha Imperial and Hoyal government of Anstrls-llungsry but that government has not, actually eagaged la warfare agalast rltlarns of the I nlted Ktatra oa the aeas, and I take Ihe liberty, fur the prraent at leaat, of postponing a discussion of our relations with the aulhortllee at Vi enna. We enter thla war only where we are clearly forced Into It heeauae there are ao other manna of defending our rights. It will be nil the ensler for mm to conduct oursrlvea na bvlllgerenta In a high spirit of right and falrneae b- uae we aet without animus, not with enmity toward a people or with the desire to bring any Injury or dlaad vaatage upon them, hut only la armed opposition to an Irresponsible govern, ment which has thrown aside all con siderations of humanity nnd of right nnd la running amuek. We are, let me any again, the ala cere frlenda ff the German people, and shnll desire nothing an much aa the enrly re-cstabllshment of Intimate rela tions of mutual advantage between aa, however hnrd It may be for them for the time being to believe that thla la apoken from our hearts. We have liorne with their present government through all these bitter months be cause nf that friendship, exercising a pntlrnee and forbearance which would otherwise hnve been Impossible. We ahall happily still have aa op portunity to prove that friendship la our dally attitude and artlnna toward the millions of men and women of Ger man birth nnd native sympathy who live among ua and shnre our life, aad we ahall be proud to prove It toward all who are In fact loyal to their neigh bors nnd to Ihe government In the hour of teat. They are moat of them ns true nnd loyal Americana aa If they had never known nny other fealty or ol leglaaee. They will be prompt to ataad with ua la rebaklng and restraining the few who may be of a different mind nnd pnrpoae. If there should be dis loyally. It will be dealt with with a firm hand of atern repreaatont hut If It lifts Ita head at all. It will lift It only here and there end without coun tenance except from a lawless and mallgaant few. It Is a distressing and oppressive duty. gentlemen of the congress, which I hnve performed In thus addressing yon. There nre. It may be, many months of fiery trlnl nnd sacrifice ahead of na. It la a fearful thing, to lead thla great, prncefnl people Into war. Into the moat terrible and dlanstrons of all wars, civ ilization Itself seeming to be In the balance. Hut the right Is more precious than pence, and we shnll fight fnr the things which we have alwaya eariied neareat our hearta -for democracy, fnr the right of those who anhmlt to authority to have a voice In their own govern ments, for the rights and llbertlea of smnll nntlona, for n universal dominion of right by such a concert of free peo ple as shall bring peace and anfety to nil nntlona and make the world Itself at last free. To anch a task we can dedlcnte our Uvea und our fortunes, everything that we are and everything that we hnve, with the pride of those who know that the dny linn come when America la privileged In spend her blood and her might for the principles that gave her birth and happiness and the peace which she hns treasured. God helping her, she can do no other. WAR TAX REVENUE HELPS TO CONQUER ENEMY OF LIBERTY Hits Most of Us Hard, but Wc Must Have Victory. Real Patriot Will Steel Selves for Sacrifice Remember the New Income Tax, Too.- Wnnlilnctmi. How hnrd hns tho w'lir tnx hit yon? Ami Iiow do you llkr pitying a little exlra for your movln tlf'kpt, your tclt'irriiiii, your long-iIiNtnnep phono cull, your pit sonifcr, freijfiit and express- t rutin- portiitlon, your tobacco, your poHinp, run! so on? Well, don't hi the government. Cuss the kulser. He Is to blniiie for nil thin. The murderlm;. thieving, niiln?, Iiiirnlni,'. luir Iuii-oiim Prussian Buns tu list he wiped out. It tnkcH money to do the Job. So he ti iiiiin iibotit lining your pnrt. Incidentally, If ynu are slnirle nnd earn more tluiti $I,(MHI tltirinu IH17 you nnmt pay two per rent tux on nil In excess of $I.Olll) liy June I, 10IS. If yotr are iiianinl, you must pay two pef cent on nil In excess of J'.'.tKKt. All of the new taxes full upon Ihe hveriiK man. They have iinihiiiK to do with the "conscription of wealth." They tire it pnrt of the program of taxnllon to make each num. woman nnd child In the United Slates feel n direct personal pnrt In the war. They apply to freight, passenger and- ex press ti'tiiispni'lntloii, pipe Hues, I'uli liiuli seats and berths, telegraph and telephone messages. Insurance poli ties, admissions to then tern und "movies" ami to club dues. The ef fect of most of them Is felt, therefore, in a slight rise In the high ciatf of living. The tuxes are expected to net Ihe federal goi-rument the following rev enues : Knight transportation $77.5iK).iHMl Kxpress traiipo-:tlioii. . . . russenger transportation. . Pipe lines Souls tt il IhtiIis Telegraph ami telephone messages Insurance policies lull dues Allltl.SsillUN la now evident thnt Ita soles were here even before the war began and II Is KNITTING RAR Hhl Jl SFHRFT matter of conjecture, hut a fact proven In our courts of Jus tice, thnt the Intrigues which have more than once come perilously near to disturbing the peace and dislocating the Industries nf Ihe country, hnve been carried on at the Instigation, with the support, and even tinder the personal directions of official agents of the Im perial government accredited to the government nf the I'nited States. Even In checking these tblnga nnd trying to extirpate them we have sought to put the most generoua Inter pretation possible upon them, because we knew that their source Iny not In nny hostile feeling or purpose of the (;ermnn people toward us (who were, no doubt, as Ignorant of them as we onrsclvra were), hut only la the selfish designs of a government thnt did what It pleased and told Its people nothing. Hut they have played their part In serv ing to convince ua at last that that government entertalna no real frlend ahlp for oa and means to act against our pence and security nt Its conveni ence. That It means to stir up enemies ngnlnat ua nt our very doors, the In tercepted note to the Gerninn minister nt Mevlco City Is elouuent evidence. We ure accepting this challenge of hostile purpose because we kaow that In such n government, following such methods, we can never have a friend, and thnt In the presence of Its organ ized power, nlwnys lying In wait to accomplish we know not whnt pur pose, there can be no assured security for the democratic governments of the world. We are now about to accept the eirre of battle with the natural foe to liberty, and shall, if necessary, spend the whole force of the nation to check and nullify its pretensions and Its pow er. We nre glad now thnt we see the fncts with no veil of false pretense about them, to fight thus for the ultl ninle pence of the world and for the liberation of Ita peoplea, the German peoples Included for the rights of na tions, grent and small, nnd the privi lege of men everywhere to choose their way of life and of obedience. The world must be made aafe for democracy. Its peace must be planted upon the tested foundations of political liberty. We have no selfish ends to serve. We desire no conquests, no dominion. We seek no Indemnities for ourselves, no material compensation for the sacrifices we ahall freely make. We are but one of the champions of the rights of mankind. We shall be satisfied when those rights have been made as secure as the faith and the freedom of nations can make them. Just because we flsht without rancor and without selfish object, seeking nothing for ourselves but what we shall French Bulldog Leered From Folds of Satin Lining, Much to Surprise of Spectator. She was n vpry pretty young wom an, extremely well dressed. Her tai lored suit was perfection, her boots nnd gloves immaculate, nnd her hat, correctly tilted, had the smart lines thnt women envy. As though nil this wasn't enough, she carried the most adorable knit ting bug. says the Kunsns City Star. It was made of some wonderful vel vety brocuded stuff anrf the huge flow ers of crocheted yarn somehow looked more stunning than those on other handsome bags. With It all the face thnt peeped out from under the hat was so demure and serious that you knew the knitting she carried was not a sweater of or ange or turquoise, but something made of sober gray yarn, for a boy "some where In France." When the elevator stopped to let her in It gave the woman nearest her a chance to more closely examine the lovely bag, nnd she did not wait for opportunity to knock the second time. She suddenly cried out, for just as the girl stepped In the ridiculous face of n French bulldog leered from the soft folds of the satin lining. what If It Only Lasts. Hubby For heaven's sake, kind of a rig is that? Wifey (haughtily) That's n muffler. Hubby Good. Tou should have worn one yenrs ago. Converting the Bird. "A bird In the hand Is worth two la the bush." "Trouble Is to make the bird believe It." Louisville Courier-Journal. Necessary. Daughter He says I am his ray of sunshine. Father He should acquire the dough before aspiring to the ray. FROM FAR AND NITAR A new gas range can he mounted on top of a table or refrigerator and swung upward out of the way when idle. Knglish experimenters hnve succeed ed In spinning a texlile fiber from a seaweed that grows plentifully In Aus tralian, waters. Bangor, Me., was visited one night by such a flight of moths that the .sidewalks In places were covered with them; to the depth of an inch. KEPT GENUINE BLIND PIG Indiana Man Admitted Fact and Ex hibited It to "Dry" Workers Had Booze, Too. It wns during one cf the periodical "wet" and "dry" fights for which Muo-J cie has been noteid for many years that a "dry"worker received on anonymous letter, saying thnt a man living just outside the city limits was keeping a "blind . pig," eays the .Indianapolis News. He reported this to a secret Itolllng a camera film between the hands to tighten it' after exposure sonietinips generates enough electricity to spoil It. Scientists In Europe have developed n process whereby illuminating gas producers can manufacture ammonia by synthesis. A simple device has been patented to hold a man's trousers up nnd his vest down nnd to keep his "shirt from being displaced. meeting of "dry" workers, one of whom, a neighbor of the man under suspicion, confirmed the story nnd snld he knew It to be a positive fact that this situation existed there and thnt ho had seen men going back and forth to.it. Greatly aroused, a committee of three reputable "dry" workers paid a visit to the suspected man and finally asked him boldly whether It was not true that be was keeping a "blind pig." Electricity was first used In a mine In 1879, when u Scotch colliery was lighted with it. An oil henter hns been invented for keeping warm the materials used In making concrete. A glass has been developed which gives the same Intensity of color val ues as daylight when used with a gas or tungsten light. For persons who have much string or thread to cut, a knife-blade attached to the clothing with a safety pin, has been in vent oil it, I might as well show It to yon." So at the head of the trio of Inves tigators the man started on a long tramp across meadows, through pas tures and fields, over hog lots and fences, until they arrived at a myste rious looking place along the river where the foul came squarely In front of a big, fat hog, both of whose eyes had been lost in a fight with another ho. 'Don't tell anybody, about this," Just Missed It. An old gentleman from the coun try, tremulous with fear after hearing bombs nnd gunfire. In an nlr. raid, emerged from his hotel with his wife, relntes the London Chronicle, in the 1 1 I.I 100,1 Kill (HI.IMlO.OOO -l.."i(Kl,iKi(l 4.(tKI.(KKI 7.(11 KI.IMKI rt.lMMl.ts.H) ......... l.r.llO.IKIII .',( 1,1 I'll I. out I The war tuK on facilities furnished by public uiililics is now levied as follows: Three per cent of the amount paid for iraitsportaiioii by rail or water or by any l'onn of ineebaiiii-al molor pow er in competition Willi carriers ly rail or wafer, on freight consigned friuu one point iu (lie L'uileil Stales tu an iil her. One cent for each twenty cents or Iraelion charged by express compa nies lor transportation from one point in the United Stales I" aimllier. Kight per cent of Ihe amount puid for the transportation of persons by rail or water or by any form of me chaiiical molor power on a regular established line in compelilioti will) common carriers, from one poiic iu Ihe I'nileil Stales lo any point in Ihe l.'nitcd Slates, Caiuuhl or Mexico where the ticket Is Issued in tin- I'nit eil Slates. No lax is imposed on cum mutation or season tickets for trips less thau "0 miles, or in cases where tlie fare does not exceed ."i.'i cents. Ten per cent of the amount pnid for seats, berths or staterooms. If a mileage book used for trans portation or accommodation wns pur chased prior to November 1, 1917, or If cash fare Is pnid, Ihe conduelor or ngent collecting Ihe fare is required to collect the tax. Five per rent on the amount paid for t lie transportation' of oil by pipe line. Five cents for each telegraph, tele phone or radio dispatch originating In the United States where the tharge is 1.1 cents or more. The foregoing Inxes are pnid by the persons paying for the services or facilities rendered; A carrier making no charge for transporting a commod ity because' of its ownership thereof, or for nny other reason, is required to pay n tnx eqnivnlent to the amount which would be imposed if it received payment, except In the case of com modities which nre necessary for Its use in the conduct of Its business or the business of another line constitut ing a part of the same railroad sys tem. Service rendered to the federal nnd state governments is exempt from taxation. Persons collecting these taxes are required- to make monthly returns and monthly payments tu the federal government. The new levies upon Insurance take effect in the following manner: On life insurance, eight cents on each $100 or fraction of the amount of the policy, exeept Industrial io-sur-nnce policies not In excess of $500 issued on the weekly payment plau, in which case the tax is 40 per cent of the first weekly premium. Policies of re-insurance ure exempt. On marine, inland nnd tire Insur ance, one cent on each dollar or frac- 1 Postage. Three cents an ounce or fraction thereof on letters for other than local delivery; two cents on all postal curds. Admissions Tea per cent tax on tickets to theaters, cabarets, nnd other amusement places. Dues Ten per cent tax on dues of clubs exceeding $12 a year. Tobacco Graduated taxes on cigars, tobacco, cigarettes, cigar ette papers und snuff. Express Five per cent tax on amounts paid for express trans portation. Passengers Elgl,t per cent of l bo cost of railroaj tickets, ex cept local. Berths Ten per cent of the cost of berths, sin Ioniums, ami parlor car seats. Oil Five per cent tax on amounts paid for transportation of oil by pipe llnefc Messages Five -mts tax on each telegraph, telf phone, or ru dlo message costing 15 edits or more. Insurance Klght cents tnx on each $100 or fractional pnrt thereof nf each life Infliriince policy; one per cent of the pre mium on tire, marine, Inland, and casualty Insurance policies. tlon of the premium charged under each policy Including renewals, but not Including policies of re-Insurance. Casually Insurnnee, one cent on each dollar or fracilon of the premium charged tinder each policy (except In demnify and surety bonds, which nre taxable under another title of the hill) Including retiewnls, but not 'Including re-Insurance poNcies. Policies Issued by nny corporation xenipt from the Income tax nre ex mpf from this tnx. The person, partnership or associa tion issuing such policies of insurance Is required to make monthly reiurns uul monthly payments to the govern- incut. For every ten cenrs or fraction thereof you spend on the movies you must turn over to the government one ent. Of course. IlK! movie propiT I tors may save yon Ihe inconvenience I of handling pennies by raising his ad- j i. in price a nickel, as many oilier persons selling goods tt fleeted by the war lax have already done. i Here Is the way admission tax nnd the club dues levies will fall upon j Ihe public: J One cent on each ten cents or frac tion of the amount paid for admission in any place including admission by season ticket or suliscriplioii. tu he I paid by the pi -sou prying for such I admiMsioii. except in I be a -c of c'.ii I dt-en nailer twelve, where ihe tax ii every case is line cent. Persons nd- : Suffered For Years back and Kidneys Were in Bad Shape, But Doan's , Removed all the Trouble. ' "My kidneys were so weak Hint the iesst cola 1 esuitht would alieet them and start ntv bsclc achinir until I could hardly endure the misery," says airs. it. v. itnm, u,.l fulton ht., limok 7 fu lyn, N. Y. "In the morning when I up, taj back wss so lame, I could hardly bend over and any move sent darts of piun through my kid neys, it was bard for me to walk up stairs or ctonp, and to move while lying down srnt darts of pain through "The kidney score- BmJ tions were scanty and distressing and t ho water remained in my system, mak ing my feet and hsnds swell. Tb?w were (lark circles under my eyes and I iM'rame so riizzv 1 could hnnlly see. I liail rheumatic pains in my knees and it u-tia nil I onlfl An tt nmt amnnrt For vears I was in that shnne snd 1 1 wore planters and uwa all Hindu nt medicine to no avail until I tried Imnn m ti iilnpii Pill Thpv rid me of the trouble snd strengthened my back and kidneys. When I have taken Doan'i since, ther have always bene fited me." Sworn tt brfnr me. L. N. VAl'tJIIAN, Notary Public. Cet Doan's at timr Store, 60a Eos FOSTER-MILBURN CO, BUFFALO, N. Y. Heculiarities of the Hen 'ileus are funny creatures, observes a poultry fancier. "They have their likes and dislikes especially dislikes. If you move a hen she turns crusty, and won't lay eggs. She likes her old home, and takes an abominable fine.) to get used to the new. jl "If you wave u cloth within sight of j Ihe oeciipaiils of your fowl run you t will hear u shocking row. This par licular noise is known as Ihe 'danger signal,' ami sometime will be In dulged In without a single break for on long ns twenty minutes. "If you tnke It Into your lieud to rearrange thp nest-boxes, depend upon It I'.lddy will pay you out. She will miss th:if day with her Usual egg. "I'rovlded they nre good. It's wisest to slid; lo old things in poultry-keeping, and not shift them unless you are compelled to do so. At least, there's one thing you can change .und that's the-fodder. Hens won't object lo that at all; in fnet, they like It." THE BEST BEAUTY DOCTOR la Cuticura for Purifying and Beauti fying the Skin Trial Free. For cleansing, purifying and benutl f.'ii. T the complexion, hands and hair, Cuiiciira Soap with touches of Cuti cura Ointment now und then nfford ti:0 milted free pay ihe tax on the basis of 1 most effective preparations ut the minl tbe charge made to other persons of j mum of cost. No massaging, steaming the same class, exeept employees, creaming, or waste of time, municipal oilicers on ollic'ial business Free sample each hy mall witt Book. Address postcard, Cuticura, Dept. L, and children under twelve. Where the charge for admission to a cabaret or similar i nleriainmeut is wholly or Ifi part Included in t lie price paid for refreshment, service or merchandise, l lie amount paid is to be computed un der regulations to be prescribe! by the treasury department. In the case of persons having the Boston Sold everywhere. Adv. Should Make Soldiers Happy. "When I was lirst admitted to the bar, I pictured myself as engaged In making Impassioned addresses to Juries," writes Fmerson Hough. "Later I found that n lawyer had ft great permanent use of boxes or seats, or j many things to do besides making Un it lease thereon the tux is equivalent to 10 per cent of the niuouut for which a similar box or seat is sold for the performance or exhibition ut which the box or seat is used or reserved by or for the lessee or holder. These tnxes nre not to be imposed In the case of u place where the maxi mum charge for admission Is live cents or for shows, rides or other uuiuse-ments- In outdoor general amusement parks where the admission is ten cents or in the case of shows, rides or other amusements (the maximum charge for admission to which Is ton cents) with in outdoor general amusement parks," or In the case of admissions to such parks.. Where the proceeds Inure ex clusively to tiie benefit of religious, educational or chnritable societies or organizations, and in. the case of ad missions to agricultural fairs, no ta. shall be levied, provided none, of thb proceeds are distributed to stockhold ers or members of the association. A tax of 10 per cent is imposed on the amount paid as dues or member ship fees, including initiation tees, to any social, athletie or sporting clu where such dues or fees are In ex cess of $T2 per year, such tux to be paid by the person ppylng the dues or fees. Dues or fees paid to fro termil or beneficiary societies, orders or associations operated on the lodge system are exempt. Those collecting admission dues oi fees are required to collect the tas and make monthly returns and pay ments to the government. passioned addresses. We picture to our selves a soldier as engaged always In the imminent deadly breach, his sword waving above bis head. As a matter of fact, n soldier hns to do a great many things besides wave his sword, has to ent, drink, smoke, play curds, sew on buttons, wash, shave nnd read. The soldier who does not reud is neither us good or as happy a sol dier as he might nnd ought to be. It is our duty to make our soldiers not only good ones, but happy ones. Ergo, books, and plenty of them, for the boys at the front." Not His Fault. She Ton declared you would love me as long as you lived! Aud now, hardly married n year, you cure noth ing at nil about me ! lit; But, you se. when I told you I would love you us long as I lived I wasn't feeling very well, und I didn't think I'd live long. Couldn't Be Beater. The other week a country, woman went Into u small market town, in the North to do some shopping, says Pear son's Weekly. After making several purchases she came to u grocer und provision mer chant's shop, In yvindow of which she saw some nice looking eggs. She went into the shop nnd asked, the grocer if they were good and fresh, eggs. "Yes, ma'am," snld thu- grocer;, "they cannot be beaten." "Oh," cried the'old woman, "they're nae use tae me If they canmi be beat en, ns I want them for oor Jock's pudr din'." Doctors Raise Fees. Doctors' fees nre to be. raised la London. Medical men In various dis tricts hnve come to a common' agree ment, and the result thud patients are being asked to pay more. Twenty-five per cent increase 1s the average; A wotnai is interested In, s man ns long ns he knows something she wants to find on. Greatest Thing In the World. Love hns been called the greurest thing in the world, but the greatest street they Inquired of an imperturb- l1"' world ,s not 0 thi"8 at able police- constable If It was "all over." The policeman, imagining they were eager sightseers, said, "Well, I'm afraid, sir, it is all over; but they may return In 'alf an 'our." Itapld depart ure of the "sightseers." fTes, Wt ,Jtbe, .troth," the man rer pleaded the owner, "but Tin only keep plied. "Since you're caught me with j In' thla blind pig until she gets fat Demonstrate thrift In your home. enough to kill. If you boys ud like to have a little somethln' f drink, though, I might arrange a little nip in ' the kitchen for you." Two Beta. Teddy, four yenrs old, was looking out of the window. A storm of aleet and snow was raging. "I bet I could go outdoors if I want ed to," he said. Then, with a glance nt his mother's face, added: "But X bet I don't want to." Child Better ment Magazine. nil; the greatest thing is a person, Personality is the greatest thing In the woild. The greatest thing in per sonality is not strength of body nor strength of mind. It Is strength of heart. "Clever people are as common ns blackberries, the rare things to lind a good one." It Is not Daniel Webster's brain, but Lincoln's heart, thnt nation's love. Rxcbange. Watch. Your Habits. Habit is a cruel taskmaster. Most men who have a dally routine of em ployment full Into certnln ways of dally life that In time become more exacting than any Simon Legree that ever lived. Even work becomes a hab it ns the years pass, and the less va riety there is to the labor the greater Influence It will have In forming a habit The case of John Agnew, who after 04 years In the service of the city of Chicago waa pensioned and died recently because be was deprived Gained Fame While Dying. Anloine Watteau, one of France's foremost artists, painted his celebrated decorative panels while dying of the white man's scourge. He sprang from humble and poverty-stricken surround ings, and wns forced to work on the brink of '(Starvation for the greater part of his thirty-seven years. Just as his fame rose to national propor tions his tubercular ctindltiou- became worse and he worked desperately dur ing his last few years to coinjilete t much irlr as o'tssibw i.c' - of his dally toll, is a striking Instance of the effect of habit. "Idleness Is killing me," was his complaint. At his age It was almost impossible for him to learn to do anything but thnt to which he had been accustomed for a much longer period than tho average man lives, and he simply rusted away until death ended his fretting. Fortu nate is tho man who can vary his dally tnsks so thut they will not tlx n hold on him that, as he grows older. It will be impossible for Mm M shake off, Exchange There's Superior Flavor To POSTUM as a table beverage. A package from the grocer ia well worth a trial, in place of coffee especially When Coffee pisagrees!