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THE CELINA DEMOCRAT. CELINA, OHIO'
WW WBB3 National Capital Really a City That Is "Slow" 117 ASIIINGTOX. Amerkn's war rnpltnl Is no 'lace for the womnn who W loves pleasure. Pleasure simply Isn't here. For yeurs Washington has slept, content.'.! with Itself and us nodal life. Former winters have had thi:: little dinners, their little dances and their little suppers, and the pleasure-seekers have gone to New York or Philadelphia for their pleas ures. Washington slept on. Now the national capital finds It self lu the midst of u great boom. There are hundreds of newcomers here who love pleasure and need it after the strenuous days. Washington has nothing to if(Vr them. Other cities offer cafes and restau rants, where there are bright lights is nothing of the kind. munaircd by men who can see mi reason why anyone should want to be out after ten o'clock at night. They iocs ineir doors. Theaters In Washington a city of 100,000 population ure limited to two houses playing legitimate attraction and one first-class vaudeville house. When a real attraction comes the demand for seats Is so great that the box ofllce linds no protest when the prices are boosted generously. The wildest excitement that is offered to n girl In Washington Is the afternoon. promenade ou F street. Up and down, up and down they go, all dressed up In their linery. Some of them tote little dogs along, and some of them tore mothers; but up and down they go. It Is Just a fashion show. Library of Congress Displays a Forty-Five Starred Service Flag ruins, wuere mere lire uiikiii and music for tired and strained nerves. Washington has nothing of the kl The few restaurants that do offer music are munaged by men who can Serious Work All That Interests Washington AT THE White House, the hub around which the circle of war preparation revolves, there is no excitement at nil. Mr. Wilson lives a most regular life and dally takes his exercise. In spite of the strain of a world-conflict he appears to be in excellent health. The two great Iron gates by which entrance Is gained to the approach of the exec utive mansion and kept locked and within reach is constantly a sturdy cop. It is at these gates that the pickets have so often had their battle with an indignant crowd. There are few people about the house and only the family and a few friends enter. When the president takes his drive down Sixteenth street he Is always ac companied by several secret service men. Not an hour, day or night, but the mansion is under the watchful eye of guards. Just outside of the White House grounds looms up the Immense, whltlsh-gray state, war and navy building. No one Is allowed to enter except employees, and they must each morning be identliled by a passport, contain ing their photo. The rooms are full and the corridors take up part of the overflow. Hundreds of new clerks, mostly stenographers and typists, have been added to the force. At the door there are guards to examine one's pass and soldiers to guide a visitor to the room he seeks. All day long the hitherto silent halls echo to the ceaseless tramp of hastening feet and the bang, bang of the thousands of machines pounding out letters. And through all moves a ceaseless stream of khaki-colored men with stern faces. Nor does work stop at night. After darkness settles over the city a flood of light pours out of the windows, and Into cool shadow of the gray silence there drifts the whang of the whirring machine and the glitter of electricity telling that Uncle Sam is still grinding his sword. tap! . IrlHi " i '-nrnuMjiHMnin.um, i" 1 I I i J vX 'i'SMA - " i mmmmzi r :-r y, . " , i j I ' k ': ' - - ' I 1 f i 4 ? iTAteSTOflll DOLLAR WHEAT Asks "Why Wait?" When One Feels Love's Impulse LOS ANGELES. After waiting 30 years before proposing to the sweetheart of his youth, Calvin Mitchell, now flfty-elght years old, feels competent to advise bashful suitors, unQ that ndvtco Is to "speed up." DurlnB t!e P0 years mentioned Mr. Mitchell has been a This Price Will Hold for Soma Years. mtx- IS UP -PONT WAIT 30 prospector In Callforulu, with a resi dence here. Then one day, oil of a sudden like, ho realized his lovo was not deud, and forthwith he sent a query, to Mrs. Kntherino Gordon, 4010 North rnullue street. "Will you marry me?" ho asked. At 4:110 o'clock yesterday after noon the knot was tied by Elder It. I". Mallott of the Maywood Church of Christ. Mr. Mitchell has a mysterious manuscript which he calls "TJie Crater of Gold." In it he urges bashful suitors not to wait until they are gray for a marriage ceremony. Girl Ktenographors ulso ho advises to make tho most of the opportunities In their olliccs. For example, read of Annie, who typed an "Air Castle" In the "Crater of Gold." "Mother, I have fallen In love with Mr. Zaekley, my employer. I could not help It. As I thought I had no chance to win his love and didn't wish to embarrass our relations, I haven't let him suspect my love. I might give way to tears and reveal my love; I fear to return to the ofllce." "My dear child," replied her mother, "you are sweet and sincere. Tou have been doing your work so well It may be that Mr. Zacklcy loves you. Bfilng an honoralilo man, he Is afraid to declare himself for fear of u re fusal. Such jneri would rather face -a cannon' mouth than a thundering No' from a woman. "Instead of cultivating u deferential demeanor assume a companionable attitude.- This will break the Ice. If Mr. Zacklcy has serious Intentions he will meet you half way and soon both of you will be happy In each other's love." Surely Here Is Story of Prize Bone-Headed Thief CI.EVKI.AND. Joe Elko, o07 South Sangamon street, wishes the emperor of Austria, his former lord and master of his soul, would hang an Iron cross on Cleveland's prize bone-headed thief. A generous mood prompts Joe's thought, for he has his old shoes back Forty-five stars shown on the service flag hanging in front of the main nail of the library of congress represent the number of Uncle Sam's employee that have left this department for more active duty in the service of their country. STEAMER PARCEL POST Coast-Wise Water Routes Have Been Established. All Are Brushing Up on the French Language STUDYING French is one of the great war industries in Washington. It divides honors with knitting. An interesting phase of this situation is that nobody really seems to be studying Trench, but Is "merely brushing up" on It. :so doubt many persons at one time or Facilitates Service to Uncle Sam'a Various Cantonments, Relieving Railroad Congestion. WjtKE PIWA I CIlU it" 'fi-rl, tot' another learned to repeat something like "II fait beau temps," "passez mol du pain," "avec plaislr," "sl'l vous plait." Which, of course, constituted familiarity with the French language, a rather small and easily acquired language, to be learned sometimes In seven lessons or thereabouts. Current conversation runs something like this: "Oh, yes! you see, I'm Just brushing up on my French ; I find that 1 have be come u little rusty; it is really amus ing how a language slips away from one, isn't It?" The language seems to have merely "slipped away" from so many persons that there must have been a time when all Americans spoke French. Per haps some of these persons who are merely brushing up their French are like the pool player who, after dramatically chalking the cork tip, misses the cue ball and tears the cloth of the table and then delivers himself of this: "There was a time when I played some pool believe me, some pooll Man ! there were no pockets too small or too far away for me to drop the balls Into us fast as I could shoot 'em. I always had a great gallery when I played and men would walk ten miles on a muddy day to see me put 'em In. Once I played a game with De Oro, but I didn't give him a chance to shoot.' But I haven't had a cue In my hand for some time and am n little out of practice." Life in Capital Not All One Glittering Joy THEY met near the market Tuesday. One of them might have been any other small-waged woman with that worry line that comes from forever because she chewed gum and polished her nails on the back of her sleeve. But you have missed her. Where has she gone? She Is here In Washington. What brought her here? War work. Washington today has some 20,000 more girls than It had at the outbreak of the war. The answer Is plenty of government work and good wages. Government departments are crying louder every day for stenographers. Tho civil service commission Is recruit-, ing stenographers all over the country und bringing them to Washington. Salaries range from $1,000 a year upward. The consequence has been an In efficient stenographic corps for Washington. The rush of work Is so great! that It has been impossible to get efficient stenographers, and girls who never made more than $40 a month are now drawing from $90 to $150 per month.' But life Isn't altogether gay for the little stenographer, even though she works short hours for long pay. She has lost the gay life of her home cityj No matter what the rtty, It is gayer than Washington. The town has not awakened to the possibilities thrust upon it by the war boom and consequently there is an utter lack of amusement facilities. ' So your little chewing gum friend is right here in the war capital, working: in. a buiuij mm ijeniiips luiut even tempt you, ner former contemporary of the stronger sex. From the Viewpoint of the "Eternal Feminine" YOU all know the frlzzled-haired, powdered-nosed little Molly you used to see each lunch hour. You knew she was a stenographer In some office, trying to make both ends meet and forever failing. The other, in a plush' coat flattened into a centerpiece at the back from the down-sittings of more' seasons than one, looked like "A Hot Time in the Old Town" turned human.' One of her really fine eyes Irish blue was blackened with what seemed to be charcoal, but was doubtless fist A welt ridged its red way across one check nnd a grimy scarf knotted fes tively around her neck failed to do its' duty by a clawlike scratch. Other wise, she was as gny as a lark. The worry woman's greeting was voiced in what you might literally call high-toned horror: My soul an' body, M s Mud Whatcher benner doin' with your face?"; "Ahr, Just a little arhgument with Jawn about the Shlnn Faners an' I got Fhlnnled out " , Plush coat explained with the airy frankness which all defeated cham pions aim to assume. It Is a rule of the game. , "Well, my soul an' bod Whyn't you quit him?" The other woman flashed her fine eyes never mind the bruise and thel corn of her was voiced In a contralto that might If opportunity had attended! to her business made big money la oratoria : "An1 phwat would I be wantln' with o man that I could lick every timer An"' ihar X9K I1"1'' W The post office department has es tablished coastwise parcel post water routes primarily to facilitate service for Uncle Sam's cantonments which will operate to relieve the war-time railroad congestion and expedite serv ice for the general public. In the present congested condition of transportation practically as prompt service is to be obtained by water routes to certain points as by rail, and the railroads may by that means be considerably relieved. Steamer routes for parcel post have been established from : Boston to Norfolk, Boston to Savannah, New York to Norfolk, New York to Charleston, New York to Jacksonville, New York to Savannah, New York to New Orleans, New York to Galveston, Philadelphia to Savannah, Philadelphia to Jacksonville, Baltimore to Savannah, Baltimore to Jacksonville. Special delivery, insured, perishable, parcels too large for inclusion in sacks, and eggs will not be enrried on these routes. All parcels will be placed in bonded storerooms on the steamers, and both the shipping and delivery of the parcels will be in charge of postal agents. About four carloads of parcels were previously handled dally over these routes, thus releasing that number of cars for general transportation service. It is expected that this service will amount to several train loads daily, which will aid materially to relieve freight congestion. The department in various ways Is contributing to the relief of the rail road situation, in co-operation with the roads, as far as it can without interfer ing with the prompt delivery of mail. A considerable saving of cars and the occupation of car space in depots is being accomplished by routing through cars for long distances where it has been the practice to transfer mail from one car to another at certain distributing points. The employment of two cars Is in 'olvcd in each transfer and in some ases two such transfers have been the practice. By a through-car routing a saving of both of cars and depot space is made. A large number of through cars are now being routed from the East to such distant points as St. Louis, Kan sas City, San Antonio, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Jack sonville and other points where here tofore one or two transfers have been made. By the employment of the space sys tem it is estimated, also, as shown in the latest report of the postmaster gen eral, cars have been released for the general transportation service equiva lent to llnvo trains of ten cars each er i. ..men Boston and Chicago. WAHTS2,000,000B0YS Government Plans Vast Army of Youths to Help Nation. Working Reserve, Organization of Young Men Between Sixteen and Twenty-One, to Aid Uncle Sam. cee! I'M GLAD THAT T'lEF DIDN'T , LOOK IHTfi SHOE- He saved his money until he had 4 A drive to enroll 2,000,000 boys In the United States Boys' Working Re serve is in full swing. At the confer ence of directors of the movement re cently reports indicated that the v3st majority of high-school boys of Amer ica will be enlisted in the registered army of patriotic youths between six teen nnd twenty-one years, organized under the department of labor to help Lncie bam in lield and in factory, to win the war. The government at AVashington In making an inventory of possible sour ces of labor supply has discovered a great war Tabor reservoir in the shape of boys. There are more than 5,000,- 000 youths between the ages of sixteen and twenty-one, of whom nearly 2,000, 000 either ore idle for a substantial part of the year or ore employed In some occupation which does not help to win the war. This is the boy power that the Boys' Working Reserve is mobilizing. Every boy who Jumps in and helps do the work of a soldier who has gone to the front has a cbnnco to earn a bronze badge of honor bearing the great seal of the United States, numbered and registered, with his name, in the ar chives at Washington. The national insignia can be earned in anyone of three separate units agricultural, in dustrial or vocational training. Farm training camps each to con tain 50 to 100 boys, for intensive in struction In agriculture were recom mended to the conference of one state by the committee on national inten' sive training. It recommends also: "That there shall be established in agricultural colleges or schools courses of training in agriculture, and that in high schools and in other schools where there are boys of sixteen years of age and over, there shall be estab lished like courses to secure a reason able efficiency among the boys for work upon the farms." All the schools are to be given a chance to co-operate In every patriotic endeavor of the states and nation. also the $CS3 he had cached In one of them. Joe came from Austria a few years ago to the hind of liberty. He soon found he was at liberty to work on the railroads as a construction la borer and he has been Juggling tics, handling shovels rud driving spikes with more or less freedom ever since. It was a fond notion with Joe that some time he would bring his wife to America. Recently he revised his plan to read "when the war Is ended $085 In bills, real honest to goodness currency of the good old U. S. A lie had been living In the suburbs. He decided to broaden his lield of labor and came to Cleveland. So he came, his worldly possessions in his arms. It was no difficulty to move he had his extru pants and sweater In one parcel, and his old shoes in the other. His savings he had tucked In the too of one shoe. On a preceding visit he had selected a lodging place at the Sangamon street address. Joe found the right building, but he Inadvertently stepped Into the wrong hallway the one at 509 Sangamon street. He knocked at the door, nnd, receiving no response, laid down his bundles and went to the rear, with which he was better acquainted. Joe had no difficulty in finding the rear entrance at 507. He went istalrs, passed through the Hat and went on the front landing. The bundles were not there. Joe was troubled, but decided to sleep over It Then he Informed De tective Sergeants Joyce aud Smith of the police. ', A well advised commercial uiiiborlty gives It as his opinion, "as a slow descent may be counted on In the prices for grain when the war emls It may take several years to restore the world's stock of foodstuffs to nor inal there Is good ground for confi dence In the outlook for rapid devel opment In agriculture."- If this bn correct. It follows that tho profession of farming will mate rially increase Its ranks In the next few years. Today, the price of wheat Is set by the United States government nt $2.20 per bushel, and In Canada the price has been set at $2.21. This, of course. Is less freight uml handling charges which brings the average to the fann ers at about $2. 0 per bushel. This price will pay so long as land, mate rial and labor can be secured at rea sonable prices. It remains for the would-be producer to ascertain where he can secure these ot prices that will make the production of grain profit able. He will estimate what price bo can afford to pay for land that will give him n yield of wheat which when sold at $2.00 per bushel, will return him n fair profit. Local nnd social condi tions will also enter Into the considera tion. Finding what he wants he would be wise to make his purchase 'now. Land prices in some portions of the country are low, certainly as low ns they will ever be. City property and town property will fluctuate, but farm property will hold Its own. The price of grain Is ns low as It will be for some years. Therefore It would be" well to look about, and find what can be done. There are doubtless many opportu nities In the United States, especially In tho Western states, to purchase good agricultural lands, that will pro duce well, nt reasonable prices.' If the would-be buyer has the time to Inves tigate, and that Is needed, for thew Innds do not exist In any considerable nrea, ho would be well repaid. Not only will his land certainly Increase in value the unearned Increment would henn asset while under cultivation he can find nothing that will give better results. He will at the same time be performing a patriotic act, a needful net, one that would meet with Ihe food conl roller's plea to Increase agricul tural production nnd assist In reducing the deficit of 7" million bushels of wheat rfportod by the controller. In addition to the vacant lards In the United States which should be brought under cultivation, Western Canada offers today the greatest area of just the land that Is required, nnd nt low prices prices that cannot last long. Even now land prices are in creasing, ns their value Is dally becom ing more apparent, nnd their location desirable. As to the intrinsic value of land In Western Canada, hundreds of con It turned out that the detectives' deductions were correct, for they found i cretc cases could be cited, which go the shoes In a pawnshop. Aud the money, all unconscious of Its danger, was still in its hiding place. TO MARM 1 iim r ii A l ffltftcyrv -r voyr Authorities Had to Disturb This Young Girl's Plan NEW YORK. A servant In the employ of Mrs. Alfred Dunne Pell, wife of the rector of the Church of the Resurrection, answered a ring at the door of the Pell home at 22 West Fifty-third street and admitted a well-dressed girl who said she wanted to see Mrs. Pell at once. She rose and bowed very formally when Mrs. Pell entered the room a few minutes later. "My name, mudam," she said, "is Bertha Livlngson, nineteen years old, unmarried, living in 25 East Ninety ninth street. Do you recognize this, madam?" She held out a visiting card upon which wjis engraved "Alfred Duane Pell, D. D." "It looks like one of my husband's She then scrutinized her caller closely, "It Is that," said the girl. "I Just stopped In to tell you that your hus band and I are to bo married In about an hour. I thought you might like to know about It. The girl then calmly seated herself nnd said she guessed she'd have the rector perform the ceremony himself in the Pell home. Mrs. Pell called the Enst Fifty-first street police station. W7hen Patrolman Gelmnn reached th Pell home, Miss Livlngson Jumped to her feet nnd exclaimed: "Oh, look at the pretty cop I Now I guess we all go to the police station." visiting cards," said Mrs. Pell. Chose Festive Season to Give Up Life's Struggle CHICAGO. "Merry Christmas," said J. K. Kesl pleasantly to the clerk at the Marlon hotel, ns he left his key on the desk. He walked to the lake at the foot of Van Buren street, glanced ut the cold, forbidding water a moment, and then plunged Into It. The Cotton Industry in China. China's cotton Industry Is being-revolutionized by the introduction of Un cle Sam's most modern machinery and methods. The first cotton mill is In the republic using American power and equipment and the latest methods In spinning and weaving are now al most ready In Tientsin. They are own ed by the Yq Yuen nnd Wha Sing Tex tile corporations, both financed by Chi nese capital and employing only na tive labor. Construction on two more plants, one for the Hou Sung Textile company of Shanghai, and . the other for the Dee Yee Textile company of Wuchang, has also been started The capacity of each of the mills at Tient sin is 20,000 to 30,000 pounds of cot ton yarn daily, using short staple cot ton grown in North China. Each of the mills has capacity nnd equipment ordered for double this production. police recovered the body, A letter addressed to the "City Authorities" was found in the man's clothing. It Is believed financial dif ficulties had prompted Kesl to take his life. The letter read in part : "My house is gone so Is the money. About the lntter I wouldn't care, because I could make it again, and make it honest, too. But what's the use of suffering? "I knew I couldn't last very long, so I've been giving my money away, almost freely. "Hurrah for Uncle Sam ; free Bohemia, Belgium Cevna, Nora and the whole world's democracy. "To h - with the kaiser." Hi J i- I Vive la France, Serbia, to prove that nt fifty and sixty dollars per acre figures that have recently been p-iid for Improved farms the crops grown on them pave a profit of from twenty to thirty per cent and even higher, on such an Investment. One Instance, Is that of a young Eng lishman, unaccustomed to farming be fore he took his seat on the sulky plow with which he does most of his work, after allowing himself $1,00U for his own wages last year, made a profit of $2,200 on a $20,000 investment. His total sales amounted to $5,700 and his expense, which Included the $1,000 wages for himself, was $:j,5(X). The Interest was 11J, per cent. To the man who does not care to buy or who has not the means to pur chase, but possesses wealth In his own hardihood, his muscle, nnd determina tion, there are the thousands of free homesteads of which he may have the pick on paying an entry fee of ten dollars. These are high class lands and adapted to all kinds of farming. Send to your nearest Cunadian Gov ernment Agent for literature, descrip tive of the splendid opportunities that are still open in Western Canada. Adv. MARRIAGE LICENSES SOME POSTSCRIPTS Borne hotel proprietors are trying the expedient of maintaining a cool room In which to keep summer vege tables for winter use. A new material used for soundproof ing walls of a music school building consists of seaweed chemically treated, flreproofed and made Into pads. One of the newer tea wagons Is equipped with a reel of Insulated wire so that electric cooking utensils can be used on It. Judge Charles W. Coleman of Gosh en, N. Y., who was elected town Judge of Goshen when he was twenty-one, and who has been In continuous serv ice for 48 years, resigned recently. Mrs. Walter a Splelman of Free port, 111., bought a $50 Liberty bond with buffalo nickels, and Clarence Gelger, of the same place, bought a bond with $50 worth of Lincoln cents. An irresponsible philosopher says that zero weather Is due to the fact that the heat of the sun Is colder In winter than It Is In summer. Youngster's Birthday Came at Opportune Time SALT LAKE CITY. Facing matrimony, Douglas R. Regan of Burley, Idaho, grew a year older In n night. The fact Is a' matter of record In the county clerk's office. Two days since, Regan led Miss Leonn B. Stocking of his home town Into the sanctum of J. E. Clark mnrrlnge license deputy of the clerk's office, and made a request for a license to nn.rry her. Under the questioning of Mr. Clark the young man admitted himself but twenty years of uge, and was told he must be twenty-one or have the con sent of a parent or gunrdlan. "I am sorry," said the license clerk, a note of genuine regret in his kindly voice. As the couple went out. Cnnid Jumped upon the corner of the clerk's desk and, sitting there, made imperti nent and deriding faces at him. , "What Is amusing you?" questioned the clerk, who has come to recognize the little archer in all his pranks and disguises. For answer the mischievous cherub chuckled silently, twisted his counte nance into a yet more impudent grimace and then "scooted" to avoid being caught and suspected by the next couple. Just being ushered in. The next day Regan and his sweetheart were back and the request for a license was renewed. "But you are only twenty years of age," said Mr. Clark. "No, I am twenty-one," answered Regan seriously. "This Is my birthday." I'e ?.t his license. In Old Salem. "Good morrow, Friend Brewster!" quoth one of (lie Pilgrim Fathers, meeting another on the street of Sa lem. "And where hast thou' been this fine morning?" "I have tarried a while at the Jus tice court, Friend Hooker, where with n right good will I did hear Justice WInslow, that goodly man, passing sentence upon certain rogues nnd run agates, pestilent fellows and sturdy beggnrs." "And what disposition made the good Justice of the case of Dame Ke zlah, who was charged with being a common scold?" "He did adjudge her guilty, and en treated her harshly wlthul. His sen tence was that she be bound In the ducking stool and Immersed ten times In the waters of the bay." "Ten times? Now, who would have believed that he would soak her that hard !" Which was the origin of the ex pression. Exchange. Reflection on Her Biscuit. They were newly-wed, and were showing their friends over their little home. Each room In turn was inspect ed. Last on the list came the kitchen. The little wife waxed eloquent. "You see," she said, "that is where I do nil my cooking. And this is the very basin In which I mix my cakes." "And this," cried tho young man. In dicating the oven with a sweep of his arm, "Is the brick-kiln!" Dr. Blerce's Pellets are best for liver, bowels and stomach. One little Pellet for a laxative, three for a cathartic. Ad. Occasionally a couplo marry and live happily ever after they are divorced. Granulated Eyelids, son t-vti, Eyes Inflamed by San, Out and HWquitkl relieved by Murine. Tmiii. mi l ri tXft C your En in Eye. Kf eel le, tnbm Me. Fm Jfooee like A'im free. Aiii UarlM tr9 StKe4r CtUcace t 1