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CITIES- E COffiUNITY KITCHEN 8 3 x^ CHICAGO.Augustin i:r.it.TU III! tin fitnii *.MtlitJ"- "T^ Not by Faith Alone Does City of Churches Live VANSTON, ILL.This is the "City of Churches." Nevertheless its citizens do not live by faith alone. Nor do Evanston housewives intend to do their own cookingand apparently the husbands are also unwilling. Anyway, Evanston is proudly saying these days to less progressive cities: "Lot Be hold, us! We have a community kitchen." At present the outward and visible sign of this Inward and spiritual grace is an appetizing odor that issues from the basement of the Evanston Wom an's club. And only luncheon dishes are prepared. And subscribers have to fetch and carry. But by and by aU this will be changed. Course dinners will be delivered by fast automobiles In containers-guaranteed to keep the goodies hot. The women had a pow-wow at the club and put on the stand Mrs. J. A. Odell and Mrs. Homer Klngsley, the kitchen's sponsors. "We'll all have different hours for breakfast, dinner%and supper," a pro- spective patron said. "There is no reason why we cannot inaugurate a uniform hour for meals," answered Mrs. Odell. "The pins calls for standard menus each day," was another objection. "Every subscriber will have preferences, and this will cause confusion." "Too long we have been pampering appetitles," Mrs. Klngsley replied. "Each meal will be prepared by experts and produced by experts. In tune we will get to like what we are sent. If not, we'll have to be content to eat good food. That shouldn't be a hardship." "How will you deliver things hot?" was asked. "By special guaranteed containers," was the answer. jM'r Love Laughs Also at Policemen and Detectives IBERTY, MO.Intercepted love letters that caused an estrangement, an- other meeting through an item in a newspaper, thousand-mile telephone conversations and clever evasion of a police and detective system are elements In the romance of Carl Hinton of Den-... ver and Miss Elizabeth Ramson, who eloped from Kansas City and were married here in the same courthouse where they met seven years ago. The bride is the daughter of John R. Ramson, police commissioner of Kansas City. Miss Ramson gave promise of being a great singer. A enreer was mapped out for her. Her parents were determined that she should sing, and although they had no objection to Carl Hinton of Denver, whom she had met at a reunion of Sons of Confederate Veterans of which he was president, they made a hard and fast rule against marriage. The rule was made several years ago, when Miss Ramson was still in school and Mr. Hinton was an officer in the National Guard of New Mexico. Hinton went away to the border, and the letters which he wrote to Miss Ram- son In Kansas City were unanswered. rvrt~ Last summer the Ramsons went te Colorado for a vacation. While In Denver she read an Item of news about Mr. Hinton, who had returned from army service, and a meeting was arranged. Began again the romance which had been blasted by the intervention of Kansas City's detective system. The parents, as a last resort, arranged for their daughter to go abroad. Miss Ramson called Mr. Hinton in Denver on the telephone from Kansas City "It must be tomorrow or never," she told him, and he caught the next train. He came here, for Papa Ramsotra detectives were watching for him at Kansas City and Miss Ramson drove feere in her .car. Love laughs at locksnjjths, policemen and detectives. ___""*^ Big Money in Gardening in This Indiana City SiARY INDThe spectacle of the 300 men, women and children of East Gar'v down on their :neesbut let's tell the story In regular order. It should iro about like this: About five years ag Mrs. Sarah Kohler died Inoa cottage.o Sh had lived for years the bounty of her neighbors. The owner arranged with John Rezac, teamster and iceman, to remodel the cottage. Before long John began to show astonishing signs of prosperity. A suit of clothes, a new harness, a truck followed one another at regular Intervals. His neighbors wondered. The true Inwardness of John's prosperity was this: He found $180 in a little bag pinned to a curtain. In tearing up the back porch he found a bag containing $600. At various times he found other bags containing various amounts. Finally, the other evening in spading up the garden, John uncovered a three-gallon bucket. It was filled to overflowing with sliver and gold coins. There were American, Mexican, Bohemian and Italian coins. Some of them dated back to the seventeenth century. When the neighbors saw John staggering to his home with a bucketful of coins they became considerably Interested. In his haste Resac had spilled a number of the coins. There ensued a scurry for them. In an hour practically the entire population was on their hands and knees, digging into the soft soil with their finger nails for the buried treasure. Nearly everybody was re- warded with some coins. At midnight, by the light of lanterns, some of the hardier of the treasure, seekers, scorning the rumored ghost of the shack, were hard at work. But John Rexac was not there. He reads the newspapers and knows about bank holdups and such doings. So he was sitting up with a sawed-off shotgun. Comtesse Du Barry Rides in Ragman's Pushcart Pajou was court sculptor In Prance when Comtesse Du Barry ruled Louis V, and he made a new bust of her every time she discovered a new way of dressing her hair. But these sculptures were lost in the French revolution, as Mine. Du Barry herself was lost. Only five of the marbles were known to have been recovered up to a few days ago. Now the sixth has turned up and is on ex hibit at the Chicago Art Institute. A New York dealer has appraised Its value at 125,000. Burgess Stafford works In a big furniture house and he Is a specialist In eighteenth century furniture. Pass ing an art store he saw a bust in the window. He looked long. Finally he went in. examined the bust, found -Comtesse Du Barry" carved on the back and learned that the price wan $120. __._ __**. The art dealer said the sculpture had been said anAa^cancoOector In Paris during the war for $530 and had been brought to New York. TO* the collector Hed and at an mrrtnu wle of ls effects the bust was iKugH In a Job lot at a small price by the Chicago firm. Stafford took a chance and bought the bust, paying $25 down. J* went to the Chicago public library and delved into boks. He found reproductions of Pajou sculpture-nod found that.tbeone ofDuBarry ta the Louvre was almost identical with the Chicago bust, except.that tbetntof toe head was slightly different. Then he went back, paid 0"*"*"Lf started for his apartment on the North side In a taxicab. Five Mocks front home the cab broke down. He hired a ragman's pushcart, and a poll But Stafford got the Comtesse Du Barry BYmonuments,ofitszscities THE TOMAHAWK, WHITE EARTH, MINN. NTT eapM of Lorraine Cathedral of Metz REASON It situation. Its antiquity and its history, Met is one of the most Interesting of west ern Europe. Built on a high hill at the junction of the Moselle and of the Seille, Metz, when Caesar undertook his invasion of Gaul, was already an almost Impregnable position, on which the Mediomatrlcs, one of the most formidable tribes that Caesar under took to conquer, proceeded to establish their capital, which they called Duo dorum Medlomatrlcorum, says the. Christian Science Monitor. The humble huts of these warriors were later replaced by gorgeous Ro man temples and by the palaces of the kings of Austrasla. For In spite of their strength and courage, the Mediomatrlcs were unable to resist the Romans, who transformed Duodorum Into one of the most Important strategical points of their empire. Great roads crossed the city In di verse directions, leading to Reims, Toul, Treves, and Strasbourg. In the year 451 Attlla and his hordes did not spare Mettls, as the city was then called, and their example was followed by the Vandals. During the Merovin gian dynasty It became the capital of the kings of Austrasla Charlemagne granted to the bishops of Metzfor the city ever since the third century had been the seat of a bishopric-such extensive privileges that they soon be came the real lords of the town, al though they humbly professed to be the vassals of the emperors. At that period Metz was self-governing, being ruled by an alderman and a council of thirteen, as well as by a great coun cil of elders. Regained Its Independence. In the tenth century the German em perors appropriated Mets, which was ruled by Henry the Fowler in 945, but the independent old city soon took ad vantage of the internal dissensions raging in the Holy empire to recover the prerogatives It enjoyed as a free city. Henry II of France and his troops occupied Metz in 1552 and de fended it victoriously against Charles Y, who could not resign himself to the loss of so Important a stronghold. Metz was consequently invested by an army of 75,000 men, and 114 cannon fired 14,000 shots on the city, which was a record in bombardments at that period. After two months of extraor dinary and untiring efforts, having lost a third of his troops, the emperor rather, the duke of Alba who directed the siegewas obliged to retire, much to the satisfaction of the French, who, numbering only 6,000 men, were com manded by the Duke Francois de Guise. Charles then ceded Toul and Verdun to France. The Messins had never sought to dissimulate the love they felt for France later, the Inhabitants of the valiant city declared that they would never take up arms against the French king, Charles VIII. In 1557 the ambitious cardinal of Lorraine was obliged to take inferior rank, owing to the forced cession which granted the king of France pretended lights to the sovereignty of Metz. And although the latter modestly assumed the title of protector, he was. In fact, master of the city. It was only in 1858 that Henry Vn officially took the tile of sovereign lord of Metz. In 1643 Louis XIII endowed Metz with a par liament, and in 1648 the treaty of Westphalia definitely incorporated Metz, Toul, and Verdun with France the new province thus constituted be ing known as the. Three Bishoprics. After that period the capital of Lor raine remained impregnable vainly did Brunswick in 1792 and Blucher In 1814 strive to render themselves mas ter of the citadel. Had it not been for Marshal Bazalne's infamous capit ulation which, signed on October 23, 1870, delivered to the Germans 173,- 00 men, 6,000 officers and three marshals, not to speak of 1.663 cannon and 53 flags-Mets never would have fallen nor have been subjected for 48 years to the tyranny and bondage Den which the allies have at last accomplished its complete deliverance. Has Twenty-Seven Palaces. Metz is a fine city, possessing no less than 27 "palaces," a few of which are really worth considering. All the houses of the Place St. Croix, for In stance, most of which date from the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, are butlt on the remains of Roman aque ducts and vaults. The Place St. Louis still boasts of many houses which are classed as historical monuments, with crenelated roofs, and which, In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries were the residences of money-changers. The Place de la Comedle, which is encir cled by the Moselle, is decorated 'at one of its extremities by a fine quin cunx, while the Place Royale Is the largest of which Metz can boast. The cathedral, originally known as the Church of St. Etlenne, Is a Gothic building which was begun in the first years of the third century by Thierry III, bishop of Metz, and finished In 1546. The beautiful stained-glass win dows date from the fourteenth and sixteenth centuries those of the choir are the work of an Alsatian artist named Valentine Bousch. Relics of Roman domination are found even in the cathedral the baptismal font Is an antique, red porphyry bath, while the pulpit of St. Clement was carved In the summit of a Roman column. The cathedral of Metz Is one of the largest Gothic basilicas in existence the nave was first built in 1332, under the direction of Adhemar of Montell, a Frenchman. The choir dates from 1503, but the nave was only closed in 1764 by a facade which, it must be admitted, though due to the celebrated Blonde), spoils the aspect of the edi fice by its classic outlines. Some Interesting Churches. Metz possesses several curious churches, among which the Church of St. Slgolene, dating from the end of the twelfth century, possesses some particularly fine stained glass, and a chapel executed after the design of the Salute Chappelle of Paris. The church of the old abbey of St. Vincent, 1248, is remarkable for.Its fine nave sup ported by 12 pillars, the chapters of which are decorated by small columns. The Church of St. Clement, all that re mains of a Benedictine monastery, was constructed in the seventeenth cen tury while the oratory of the monas tery of the Templars, belonging to the twelfth century and situated In the citadel, also offers real archeologlcal Interest. Metz contains many picturesque re mains of the past, such as the old for tified house dating from the twelfth century, with Its quadrangular dun geon, situated in the Rue des Trini tolres. In the Rue Nexirue there is a charming residence, and In the Rue Juruc a curious old door, which, It is said, was the entrance to an oratory of the Templars. Rue de la Tete d'Or commemorates the famous hostelry of the same name, which has unfortu nately disappeared. It was In this inn that the most brilliant banquets were given at Metz during the middle ages, when both the nobles, and "ruffians" amused themselves with tournaments, nautical festivals, bonfires, proces sions, cavalcades, and representations of "mysteries," renowned throughout the whole region. The greater part of the remaining public buildings to be seen in Metz were appropriated during the German occupation for military purposes and will no doubt continue to be so used, now that Lorraine Is once more united to France. Metz Is surrounded by no less than 12 fortresses built since 1867, and chiefly since 1871. The city Is. moreover, protected by a bastloned rampart, built In 1674 on the plans of Vauban and of Carmontalgne, but in which two gates, dating from the fif teenth and sixteenth centuries, have been carefully preserved. Seven other gates give access to the stanch old city, the most curious being the gate of the Germans, built In 1445. and through which the indomitable troops of General Mangln recently made their, entrance. Few Jews Will Emigrate to Palestine" From America and Great Britain By OSCAR S. STRAU8, New York Banker I am not a Zionist, but I am in hearty sympathy with Zionism's idealistic enterprise. Nevertheless I am convinced that the number of Jews who will emigrate to Palestine from, let us say, Great Britain or the United States is infinitesimal. Jews in Britain and America have become pros perous and patriotic citizens and in numerous cases prominent figures in the life of those countries. Mil lions of them, though Jewish by faith and ancestry, are native-born citizens and feel themselves, as they are entitled to do, full-fledged Britons or Americans, as the case may be. I think events of the past four year3 amply demon- strated that their claims' in this respect are justified. The Jewish war record in the United States, I am proud to say, was a splendid one. I am sure it was equally creditable in Great Britain. Jews are domiciled in large numbers in the two great English- speaking countries and become integral parts of them because of the opportunities for spiritual freedom which they have so long offered. Why should Jews desert such an environment? cannot conceive any circum- stances under which considerable numbers of Jews will ever leave British or American shores. I am told that anti-Zionists frequently suggest that, with the estab- lishment of a special Jewish state, Jewish citizens of other countries might some day find themselves political outcasts and be told to "go back to your own country/' Nonsense! Stuff and nonsense! To suggest such a thing is to erect a ridiculous bogey. To carry out such a suggestion would be to set back the wheels of liberty which the war we have fought and won have set so far ahead. We rejoice in New Palestine's foundation. We believe in its legiti- macy. We are confident that sooner or later its mission will be accom- plishednamely, to afford a comfortable, happy, prosperous national home for the oppressed Jews of all lands. It is because British and American Jews are not oppressed Jews that they will not go to Palestine Time Is Ripe for National Financing of the Movement for Farm Homes By LAJOS STEINER, War Trade Board The present appears to be the opportune time to furnish natives and immigrants, soldiers and the others who are qualified a reliable deposi- tory in which to accumulate their savings for the acquisition in time, on acceptable terms, of farm homes. Homes, in farm communities, equipped with buildings, live stock and implements, at fair prices and terms are bound to improve conditions. An initial investment of $1,000 (and much of that should be waived for our returning soldiers) should be sufficient for a fully equipped farm home to be taken possession of by qualified families. The balance of the purchase price to be paid out of crops in a long series of years, with a reasonable rate of interest. Agricultural communities on the European village system, with American improvements, should be established, financed and adminis- tered. This would dispose of the dreaded isolation. Churches, schools, meeting halls, moving pictures, etc., could be provided for the settlers living in villages. This would complete their Americanization. The com- munity wood lot, pasture, thrashing and other machinery, blooded stallion, bull, boa/, etc., co-operation in cases of emergency, the co-operative pur- chase of commodities and selling of farm products assure success. Inasmuch as governmental action is considered to be paternalistic and undesirable, a national corporation chartered by our federal govern- ment and our several states should be established by our great financiers. This would secure the confidence of the clients. Farm ownership is the foundation of stable government, of loyal citizenship and of the welfare of the population. Our safety and pros- perity rest on the largest possible number of contented farm home owners. The acquisition of farm homes should be encouraged, aided and assisted in the proper and practical manner. The single family owners of farm homes in thriving agricultural communities arc obviously the best remedy for our economic ills and immigration. Five Million Europeans Have Their Eyes Fixed on America for Homes By F. C. HOWE, Nw York Immigration CommisslorMr Five million Europeans, wearied by the war but still awakened to new points of view by it, are turning their eyes and thoughts to new homes across the sea. If they can find these homes in the United States they will flock here the moment the opportunity is afforded. Otherwise they will remain where they are. Canada, Australia or South America are not considered for an instant by the great majority. France has her thousands ready to come. Italy has even more, and England will be largely represented when a propitious time has come. But it is Germany that has the most numerous and most eager company of those who would be emigrants to this country. The American doughboy is responsible for the new and fervent con- sideration Europeans are giving the United States. With Us head up, a grin on his tanned face and his long legs swinging in a stride that seems never to tire, the American doughboy is altogether the most lovable, the most worth while man in Europe. He does things that nobody lse has been able to do he goes to places that everybody else thinks cannot pos- Hbly be reached. There isn't a corner in Europe that the man in khaki hasn't looked into there isn't job that he hasn't tackled and completed. The European peoples want the things, the opportunities of the Unite! Ststes, whence came the American doughboy, their new idol. It is curious that no other land in the world seems to promise them what they are sure they will find here. Not Canada, nor Australia, nor the Argentine or any other country of South America. Politically or by tradition these lands are too closely bound to Europe, and they want no more of the oM Europe.