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(By Rev. P 13. FITZVVATER, D. D..
Teacher of English Bible In the Moody
Bible Institute of Chicago.)
(Copyright, 1918, Western Newspaper Union.)
"Americanization" of Europe Because of the War
Colorado's "Johnny Appleseed" Kin of Oil King
CANON CITX, COLO. Cnpt. B. P. Rockafollow, "tlio Johnny Appleseed" "of
the Arknnsns valley, has n splendid Cottonwood tree, the largest specimen
of Its kind standing In Canon City, which he has seen grow from a tiny sprout
planted in his garden in 1872 to its
present proportions of more than 15
feet In circumference. Not long ago
government agents took photos and
measurements of this tree for tho
records of the agricultural depart
ment, for It Is rare that tho exact
age and conditions of growth of n
tree arc so accurately known ns In
this case.
Although Captain Rockafcllow
has lived to seo many shado, trees
planted by himself grow Into mag
nlflcent specimens, ho Is better known" ns tho "father of tho npplo Industry"
In the Canon City district.
Since plnntlng the first apple orchard In Canon City in 1870, he has put
out thousands of npplo and other fruit trees In this section, nnd now, In spite
of his four score nnd four years, he still gives his personal attention to his
CO-acro apple orchard, which bears some 25,000 or 30,000 boxes annually.
It Is an Interesting fact that many trees In this orchard, although forty
to fifty years old, are still as healthy and vigorous ns at five years of age, and
are apparently good for another half century.
Unlike "Johnny Appleseed," that famous but eccentric character of the
old Western Deserve of Ohio, who scattered promiscuously along tho high
ways nnd water courses, Captain Kocknfcllow has planted scientifically with
order nnd system, selecting nnd developing thoso varieties best suited to tho
Colorado climate.
Reared in tho beautiful Genesee valley in New York, n region famous for
Its fine apples, he acquired a knowledge of horticulture that has been most
useful to him In later years.
Although spelling his nnme slightly different from thnt of tho oil king,
tl.elr relationship Is fairly close. A few years ago Captain Itockafcllow was
elected president of tho Rockefeller association of tho United States.
Policeman Is Nursemaid to Mayor's . Pet Spaniel
CHICAGO. A member of tho fourth estate, trekking northward In the
gloaming, encountered nt Belmont avenue nnd Broadway a minion of the
city law, arrayedlln the customary habiliments of his calling blue uniform,
Btnr, revolver, night stick, etc. Pollce-
rncn. of course, are not untfsunl at
T5I?UG5 n'Ent' but thls 000 wns Pssessed of
si..HJ UJ niHnnot not. ppnernllv included in
their equipment. Ills right hand was
attached to n leather leash at the
nether end of which was a dog.
"Ho," soliloquized the fourth es
tater, "a mystery. There has been
skullduggery afoot up here maybe a
bank robbery, maybe a murder and
this conscientious copper is earning
his pay by using a bloodhound."
With which he engaged the policeman In conversation and learned that
his name was Jens Hansen of the Town Hall station. Ho also learned that
as a dog expert ho was a zero. The canine which was leading Mr. Hansen
about was a cocker spaniel. And while it wns true that Mr. Hansen was on
duty he was positively not on the trail of murderer, robber or other evil
doer. He was acting in the capa "ity of nursemaid to tho dog.
Mayor William Hale Thompson Is tho owner of the dog, nnd Mr. Hansen,
detailed from Town Hall to guard the mayor's home In the Chase apartments,
3200 Sheridan road, performs as part of his duties those of wet nurse to
"Well," queried the reporter, "how do you like the Job?"
"Oh, nil right," said Mr. Hansen. "Cocker's not a bad sort. A bit ten
pcrnmentnl nt times, but we get along. I'm taking him out for his nightly
constitutional now."
Cocker now manifested a desire to continue his evening stroll nnd tho
two departed. The fourth cstater resumed his trek, cogitating the happy let
of at least one Chicago dog a full-grown policeman at $115 a month for a
The Police Will Not Catch This Murderer Asleep
LAKE FOREST, ILL. About midnight Mrs. Cyrus n. Adams, Jr., fancied
she heard burglars and colled out the department, which responded In
the person of Chief of Police James Gordon, ably assisted by Policeman
William Hcnsell. Mr. Adams, by tho
way, Is a chicken fancier, and on tho
night in question had 17 Rhode Island
Reds of aristocratic lineage domiciled
in the back-yard chicken coop. They
were resting peacefully, so far ns
known, when suddenly their squawks
rang out and completely rent tho night
air. It was then that Mrs. Adams
sounded the alarm.
Now when Chief Gordon received
the summons he immediately notified
Policeman Hensel for the reason that
'Mr. Hensel Is peculiarly embittered against nil members of the chicken-coop
thief fraternity. Mr. Hensel, himself a chicken fancier, was recently guarding
the residence nnd chicken coop of Mrs. Capt. WlUlam A. Moffett when some
marauder Invaded his own coop and cleaned It. Mr. Hensel has vowed ven
geance. Well, the two officers sped to Mr. Adams' home In an nutomobilo nnd
rushed out to the coop with revolvers drawn and electric flashlight gleaming.
They entered the coop. The squawks by now had ceased. The reason was
apparent. Each of tho 17 Rhode Island Reds was dead. They had squawked
their last squawk.
Investigating the surrounding terrain nnd coop Interior for finger prints
or footmarks they discovered evidence that the assassin belonged to tho un
gulata and not the homlnldne class of mammal. That Is to say, tho murder
wns committed by a weasel. The police nro searching for him.
WW- ix-a
One of the Unusual Tragedies of the Great War
ALLENTOWN, PA. When the wife of Private Miles C. Booth of the One
Hundred and Eighth machine gun battalion heard last eummer that he
had been killed In action during the fighting on the Marne, she mourned for
him for a time and then married Wll-
lara George Smith.
Private Booth has now turned up
at hts homo here alive and almost
well. It nppears that the shell which
killed four of his comrades on' July 22
only wounded him.
Tho situation Is 'complicated by
the fact that Smith, tho second hus
band, was also a soldier In France.
StlJsi rmge to Mrs. Smith nnd reached the
front shortly before tho nrralstlco was
rtgnod. Both Booth and his wife view tho Hilxup with a philosophical air of
"mistakes will happen." Booth says he Is going back to the hospital in New
York, where army surgeons nre still treating his wounds.
"Why should I make trouble for her?" ho flays. "She is a mighty fine
girl, nnd, with mo 'dead' as reported, I don't wonder that 6omo other man was
attracted to her."
The wife, who Is now living with Booth's two children as "Mrs. Smith,"
nt Fullerton, Is just as philosophical.
'"I heard Miles had been killed and went In mourning for him," sho said.
"Nobody said anythlns when I' later began to keep company with my second
husband, who is also a good man."
KP&wmnz i
mm i t-
The land of the negligee Is f lie laud
of perpetual summer that may be found
within four walls inclosing a steam
heating apparatus, or In other walls
that look out upon summer skies. The
negligee Is no respecter of climates;
It Insists upon being colorful nnd flow
erful nnd euehnntlngly suggestive of
spring zephyrs and garden paths,
whatever Its environment. It Is an in
spiration, an invitation to leisure and
Idle hours, a hnppy change from or
dinary work-n-day clothes. Every
womnn should do herself n kindness
by adopting n pretty negligee as a
playmate. It will put her lh a pleas
ant frame of mind.
Usually theso fanciful garments nre
made of sheer and soft materials as
lace, georgette, chiffon and fine mulls,
thnt float about tho figure no more
burdensome than the air nnd not very
"long" on protection. Crepe de chine
nnd very thin wnsh silks make negli
gees n little bit heavier and equally
soft and becoming. The same gay
colors nre used for these. One of
them Is shown In the picture made
with nu nccordion-plnltcd skirt of
light pink crepe de chine and n short
kimono of the same material. This
kimono Is true to form so far as its
embroidered wild roses and rose foil
age aro concerned, but It departs from
the original Japanese model, having
fronts that lengthen Into n girdle that
ties In tho back. Its neck nnd front
edges have folds of georgette crepe
set In, nnd a border of narrow black
ribbon. The ribbon follows the girdle
to tho end but the plaits stop at the
waistline. Tfccse folds of georgette
with the band of black ribbon make a
pretty finish for the flowing sleeves,
The skirt of this negligee Is long, as
Is the rule with negligees. It might bo
even longer. Sntlu slippers go well
with It, but there nre mnny lovely
fancy boudoir slippers of ribbon or
other materials to choose from, since
a negligee must have footwear of Its
own chnracter to go with It.
5 1
The blouse of georgette crepe needs
no one to sing Its praises. This ex
qulslto fabric is a permanent acqui
sition, and has made a place in the
esteem of women that It will be dif
ficult to usurp. But we are grateful
to the blouse makers who have turned
their talents to designing new styles,
in which two colors, Instead of one,
are used. This color combination lends
up to new trimming Idens and lends nn
added interest to Incoming styles In
oprlng blouses. f
Along with tho two-color blouses
comes thread embroidery, morestrong
ly featured this season than ever. In
tho plcturo abovo a blouse of light
and dark georgette is shown, with
light and dark heavy embroidery silk
making a rich decoration for It, In an
embroidery that Is quickly done nnd
Is not heavy. Any two colors thnt
harmonize niny bo used In these two
color blouses. Favorite combinations
aro beige and navy, cerise and navy,
coral and ivory, black and white, gray
and rose, purple and champagne,
American Beauty and navy, or cherry
and navy, the last being the Victory
Tho blouse pictured Is In the slip
over style, but it fastens on tho shoul
der. A panel of the, dark georgettt
at tho back and front Is split Into two
panels at Its lower half and serves as
a background for the thread en
broidery. Tho sleeves havo deep cuffs
of tho dark georgette and a flare at
the bottom finished with n band of the
dark crepe. A pretty finish for tho
round neck Is made by twisting the
light nnd dark embroidery silk to
gether In a rope of which loops and
ends are mnde and placed at the front
of tho neck.
It will be noticed that the belt of
the skirt worn with this blouse sets be
low the normal waistline nnd is fitted
about tho figure. This gives a new
long waist which appears to be mak
ing headway as a feature of spring
WASHINGTON. Thoughtful observers abroad of a philosophical turn of
mind nro predicting a considerable "Americanization" of Europe ns n
result of tho great war. Points made by them includo these: Millions of
American Boldlcrs have brought tho
stamp of American personality to Eu
rope. Tho work of matcrlnl recon
struction for years to come will bring
to Europe thousands of Americans of
force nnd Individuality. There will
necessarily be an Increasing assimila
tion of American ways. An Indication
of what Is coming Is the fact that tho
women of Europe have already fallen
In love with tho American soldier.
There will be n certain percolation
of what may be called tho "American .
language" Idioms, quick turn of phrases, unusual sentences to fit emergen
cies, sparkling verbal lmninr. Tho English, however, will not accept either
tho American Intonation or pronunciation.
Baseball may become popular, but tho British will not supplant cricket
with It. Men may take the place of women ni barkeepers In England. There
will be a greater market than over for American plnys. The British theater
will remain ns It Is. with Its buffet, lounge, cardroom nnd other conveniences.
Europe will likely adopt many American dishes. There Is a longing for
grapefruit for breakfast. Buckwheat cakes aro liked wherever tried. Broiled
chicken, corned beef hash and waffles have an appeal that cannot be resisted.
American bncon, however, Is not populnr In England; It Is too salty.
Americans are the best-dressed people In tho world ; ordinary men In the
streets of New York or Chicago aro dressed with a precision not equalled In
nny great city of Europe. In Europe, Americans dress rather after their
home style than according to tho local style. Hitherto Paris has been the
world center of women's fashions nnd London the center for men's fashions.
There Is likely to bo a rage for certain American articles of nttlre. Perhaps
In Paris and London signs will bo seen, "The latest from Fifth avenue."
In the Industrial world American efllclcncy has taught Europeans so
many things that tho effects are beyond estimate nnd enumeration In reason
able space.
Hun Helmets Prizes in Next Victory Loan Drive
REPORTS from American headquarters In Germany show that 40 ware
houses and barracks In tho Coblenz region, crammed with millions of
dollars' worth of war materials, abandoned by the Germans, will revert to
the United States by default. The sup
plies were not Inventoried by the
enemy and cannot be turned over to
the allied pool under the armistice
One "hundred men of the salvage
department have comp!eteda month's
work In checking up these materials.
They have made an Inventory of only
six of the warehouses so far, and their
report comprises CO typewritten pages.
In nddltlon, Investigators are contin
ually finding new caches. The mate
rials range from needles nnd songbooks to huge guns, locomotives and shells.
The salvagers have begun shipping tho best of them into France, including
a trainload of machine guns, ammunition and accessories. Army officials
hold the opinion that much of the stuff Is not worth shipping space to the
United States. Disposal of goods that are usable and yet not valuable enough
to transport across the Atlantic Is uncertain. Possibly they will be sold to
France. Materials that cannot be sold will be destroyed.
From 00,000 to 70,000 German helmets are being loaded on freight cars
for shipment to the United Stntes to be distributed ns prizes In connection
with the next Victory loan campaign.
The shipment consists of cavalry officers' bright steel helmets and PniS'
slan guard helmets, all of fancy design and most of them spiked. These have
been In great demand by souvenir hunters.
This spoil Is none too large. Judging by the demands upon congress from
every part of the country for trophies. Cannon or field pieces are preferred,
but trophies of any kind arc better than nothing.
'J terOrtifj.
Uncle Sam's Allies Are Asking Smaller Loans
AMERICA'S job ns banker for the allies was lighter In January than at nny
time since the nation entered the war. Only $170,000,000 was paid out as
loans to the nllles up to January 25. Credits established and payments made
were reported as follows:
Credit. Payment.
Great Britain 14,165,981,000 4,C32,O00.O0O
. 2,436.427,000 2,036,427,000
, 1,310.000,000 1,271,000,000
, 256,145,000 237.045.000
"allies' 'A
m LlChT
Payments on this account for a
long time ran nrouud $400,000,000 a
month. The reduction Is cnused prin
cipally by the curtailment of shipments of food, for payment of which the
American credits had been largely used.
Total credits extended by the treasury now amount to S8,5S8,773,000, but
only $7,854,810,000 has been actually paldgout under these credits.
Greece, Liberia and Roumanla havo never presented claims for pay
ments. Russia still has $137,000,000 to her credit on the treasury books, al
though she has not applied for money since the revolution.
Until congress enacts the pending bill advocated by the treasury to
authorize loans to the allies for other than strictly war purposes, officials do
not look for much change in tho present low rate of demands on the Amer
ican government.
One of the effects of the wnr Is that billions now seem as ordinary as did
millions a few years ago and no sum seems Impossible.
Oil to Supplant Coal in Our Merchant Marine
PLANS looking to vastly Increased use of oil fuel by American merchant
vessels have been developed nt conferences between heads of the larger
oil producing Interests, ship owners nnd representatives of the shipping board.
John II. Rosseter, director of op
erations for the board, announces thnt
details oT tho proposals tentatively
accepted are being worked out prelim
inary to action toward the establish
ment of additional oil bunkering facili
ties at various ports and co-operation
with tho oil producers to assure a
steady supply of fuel.
"Oil fuel Is the real solution of the
American merchant marine problem,"
Mr. Rosseter said In outlining the poli
cy under development. "What is
chiefly necessary Is complete co-operation of the various enterprises and
interests concerned, and during tho last few days we have succeeded In reach
ing an understanding, I believe, with the oil producers preliminary to pro
ceeding further.
"It would be manifestly uneconomic to establish hew bunkernge facilities
In ports where they now are available, and yet It will be necessary to widen
tho facilities for oil supply to vessels. We have consequently secured ussur
onces thnt the existing plnnts will be operated In conjunction with tho system
tho board Is contemplating establishing.
"The Importance of oil fuel to the future of the American merchant
marine, I believe, cannot be overrated. It means the difference between suc
cess and failure, In snort."
RAEL. (May Be Used With Missionary Applica
tion.) LESSON TEXT Exodus 32:1-34:9.
GOLDEN TEXT The effectual fervent
prayer of a righteous man avallith
much. James 6:16.
29; Eph. 3:14-21; James 6:16-18.
PRIMARY TOPIC Ask God's hSp for
others. Memory Verse James 5-16.
JUNIOR TOPIC-Praylng for other
for others.
value of Intercessory prayer.
Less than six weeks have elnped
since Israel took the oatli of allegiance
to Jehovah. In less than forty days
they flagrantly break the first and sec
ond commandments.
I. The Golden Calf (32:1-0).
1. Moses' delay (v. 1) This they In
terpreted to mean that their leader
had either lost his way In the dark
ness or had perished In the fire thnt
hovered over the mount.
2. The people's demand (v. 1). They
demanded of Aaron that he make them
a god to go before them. Their pro
fession of allegiance to God collapsed
as soon as the strong personality of
their leader was no longer felt.
3. Aaron's cowardly compliance (vv.
2-4). He was nn eloquent man. but
lacked moral courage. Many today
can talk fluently, but vacillate before
the real Issues of life. In order to
gain time with the rebels he demand
ed that they cast off their Jewelry and
bring It to him. Perhaps he thought
that their love for It would caue thoin
to forego their demands, but they
cheerfully gave up their Jewelry for u
false god. Aaron, like many compro
mising men of this age. opened a door
which he could not shut.
4. Wanton revelry (vv. 5, C). See
ing their disposition, Aaron erected an
altar and proclaimed a fast unto Je
hovah. Ho no doubt wished them to
worship the Lord through the Image,
but he had made a god for them and
it was a very short step to the heath
en orgies connected with Idolatrous
II. God's Burning Wrath (32:7-10).
God's nature Is such that he cannot
tolerate a rival. No gods shall be be
fore his face. The rlvul must be "re
moved or the people must be consumed
with divine wrath. God does not own
them as his people, for they had cast
him off.
III. The Mediation of Moses (32:11
14). The declaration of a divine purpose
to destroy the Israelites did not deter
Moses from making Intercession for
them. What was his threefold plea?
(vv. 11, 12, 13).
Moses knew full well thnt the people
deserved to die, therefore he could not
plead any merit on their part. His
plea was based wholly on God's pur
pose for Israel. Through his Interces
sion God relents.
IV. Judgment Falls (32:15-35).
1. Moses broke the tables of testi
mony (vv. 15-10) emblematic of the
breath of their covenant with God.
2. Moses destroyed the image (v. 20)
nnd made the people drink of the wa
ter which contained Its dust, thus mak
ing them to experience In a physical
sense the bitterness which results from
sin. "
3. Moses showed Aaron that he was
Inexcusable for his part In the dis
graceful affair (vv. 21-24).
4. Moses called for those who wouldi
take a stand for the Lord to gird their
swords and slay all who stood out in.
rebellion. The tribe of Levi rangedf
themselves on his side and became the
instrument by which God chastened his
people (vv. 23-29).
5. Moses confessed the great sin of
the people nnd begged that God would
forgive them. He was willing to suf
fer the punishment himself, If possible,
and let the people go free. The Lord
declared to him In answer that every
man should bear his own sin (vv. 80
35). V. The Covenant Renewed (33:1-4-9).
1. Moses' commission renewed (Ch.
2. The second tables of the law
given (34 :l-9). In the giving of these
tables he reiterated God's Justice, but
gave particular emphasis to bis mercy.
"The Lord God, merciful and gracious,
long-suffering and abundant in good
ness nnd truth, keeping mercy for
thousunds, forgiving Iniquity nnd
transgression and sin, and that will by
no means clear the guilty; visiting the
Iniquity- of the fathers upon the chil
dren, and upon the children's children,
unto the third nnd fourth generation."
What to Pray For.
Oh, do not pray for easy lives. Pray
to be stronger men. Do not pray for
tnsks equal to your powers. Pray for
powers equal to your tasks. Then tho
doing of your work shall be no miracle.
But you shall be a miracle. Every day
you shall wonder at yourself, at the
richness of life which has come to you
by the grace of God. Phillips Brooks.
Those who fallow Christ are blessed
with the fellowship of Christ Wher
there Is fellowship there Is fellowship.

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