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The Greeneville Daily Sun, Tuesday, October 15, 1918.
The Greeneville Daily Sun PUBLISHED DAILY EXCEPT SUNDAY. W. R. LYON, Editor and Proprietor. Subscription Rateu Daily Subscription By carrier, 15c a week; 40c a month. By mail outside of Greeneville, 40c a month; 75c for 3 months; $1.50 for 6 months; $3.00 for the year. Entered at the postofike at Greeneville, Tenn., as second- class matter. Any er jneous reflection upon the character, standing or repuation of any person, firm or corporation which may appear in the columns of this paper will be glady cor rected if brought to the attention of the editor. NOTICE TO SUBSCRIBERS. The U. S. War Induttrie Board bat issued an order forbidding publishers continuing subscriptions after date of expiration, unless subscriptions are renewed and paid for. ! While it has been the general rule of this newspaper to stop all papers promptly, there are some few who have asked for time on their subscriptions both to the Daily and Weekly Sun. These subscriptions will now have to be discontinued under the new law. If you want the paper continued to you, send in your renewal subscription before your time expires. If any bolshevik tries to tear down the Liberty loan, shoot him on the spot! Kaiser Bill has his doubts about t,he Liberty loan fail ing to go over the top. Remember, the Liberty bell went broke in the cause of freedom. Go thou and do likewise. The doughboys are standing up well, but the dough nuts are emaciated and prematurely aged. What would Americans think if their boys were slack ing as badly as the Liberty loan is slacking at home? Get busy! - Look out for sudden affectionate demonstrations from neutrals who have been waiting to see which way the cat would jump. If you were a German with a lot of Yanks crashing their way toward you with blood in their eyes, wouldn't you ask for an armistice? If you're not quite satisfied with Wilson's handling of the diplomatic situation, vent your indignation by buying a Liberty bond and thus make sure that Germany is licked. The woman who buys her goods at the nearest corner Btore is just as well off and just as happy in life as the friend that is ripping, tearing and snorting from one bargain counter to another in the department store. Sir Eric Geddes, first lord of the British admiralty, in a speech delivered in New York Saturday, admonished the American people not to be deluded by peace pro posals, but instead to be prepared for TWO MORE YEARS OF WAR. Buy more bonds today. There are two ways of spending a dollar. You can spend it at home, gain an easy conscience, make another friend and perhaps get the dollar back tomorrow or you send it away, feel that you have sinned, offend the home merchant and forever lose the dollar and the blessed in fluence for good to yourself and neighbor. The prosperity of a town is not guarded by the wealth of its inhabitants, but by the uniformity with which they pull together when any important undertaking is to be accomplished. A man with a thousand dollars at his command and a love for the town in his heart can do more for the building up and improving of it than the millionaire who locks up his capital and snaps his fingers at home progress. Do you know that an editor or a reporter for a news paper can in his rounds stop and ask a hundred persons "what is the news?" And ninety out of the hundred will reply, "Nothing special." And yet fifty out of that number know something that if not found in the next paper will astonish them greatly and disappoint them more, and perhaps make them madder than hornets. Don't be afraid to let the newspaper man know it. KEEP UP THE FIGHT. The admonition of the health authorities that the pub lic should not relax any effort to prevent the spread of influenza because of indications that the epidemic is sub siding should be generally heeded. It is good news that the number of reported cases is growing less and that the, deaths are fewer. This may be but a temporary improvement in conditions, although it is .hoped that it indicates a permanent abatement of the epidemic. In any event there should be no relaxation of pre ventive measures. Every precaution should be taken to fight the spread of the disease. Improvement in con ditions reported from other localities gives ground for the hope that within a short time this city will be free from influenza. But it is the part of wisdom to keep up t,he fight against it and to observe all the regulations for its control as scrupulously as ever. THE QUALITY OF PEACE. It is proper and desirable that every American citizen should take personal cognizance of the attempt of the German government to obtain an armistice and a peace conference while-its armies are being beaten back, to the German border. The substance of this request, the time and manner of its presentation and all the condi tions surrounding the subject are worthy of close study. Upon the .decision of one man now hangs the fate of Nations Existing and nations about to be born. Upon one single will depends the question whether the civil ized nations of the world shall enter into conference with an enemy still armed and unbeaten with a view to making peace of some kind. The fact that this indi vidual upon whom so much depends is the President of the United States is sufficient reason for the earnest and solicitous attention of every American. " With due respect for the opinion of those who have disagreed with President Wilson's queries touching Ger many's request for an armistice and a peace conference, it seems to us that they are unduly apprehensive con cerning his ability to deal with the German government. It seems to us, also, that too much anxiety is expressed regarding the possibility of an immediate armistice and a prolonged and inconclusive peace conference. If one or two cardinal points are borne in mind they will serve to allay the apprehension of th6se who fear that Presi dent Wilson may be induced to forego the victory that is in sight, the victory upon which depends the only peace that free men and free nations will tolerate. Let it be borne in mind, first, that President Wilson has not: entered into any discussion with the German government. He was asked to lay before the allied gov ernments the suggestion of an armistice and a confer ence; He did not agree even by implication to do this or to comply wit,h any other request or suggestion from Germany. He advised' Germany that before making re ply to, its request he had certain questions to ask, in order that his reply should be as candid and straight forward as the momentous issues required. Germany has answered his questions in such fashion as to induce the public to suspect the enemy of another act of perfidy, It is now incumbent upon the President to reply to Ger many's request as he sees fit T,he mere fact that Germany ostensibly accepts Presi dent Wilson's program of world peace does not justify any one in presuming that President Wilson must pro ceed to negotiate with the enemy. There may be a thousand reasons why he will not do so, and one reason alone may be sufficient: The enemy is unbeaten. No peace conference will be held while Germany holds a sword in her hand. The best authority on this point is President Wilson. Why should any American waste time in anxiety, ap prehending that they are about to witness a repetition of the conference and peace of Brest-Li tovsk? They have poor respect for President Wilson if they suppose him to be on an intellectual level with the bolsheviki. Assuming that the German note actually emanates from the imperial German government it does not say so it insults tne freBidents intelligence by coupling Austria-Hungary' with the proposal for an armistice and conference. The enemy well knows that the tenth item of President Wilson's peace program of January 8 last has been superseded by the recognition of the Czecho slovak de facto government! Austria-Hungary cannot exist as an empire if the terms subsequently outlined by President Wilson are executed. The Austro-Hun-garian government does not speak for the people of the empire, but ,in opposition to their will. This fact has been brought out clearly by the President more than once. Peace is coming rapidly the peace of victory. The quality of peace will not be strained, by anything the enemy can do or say. President Wilson has intimated that his reply to Germany's request will be candid and straightforward. We may be sure that it will meet the most ardent desire of the lovers of iliberty. Washington Post. NEW FOOD REGULATIONS. "General orders'' in the interest of food conservation have been issued by Herbert Hoover, Federal food admin istrator, to the proprietors of all pub lic eating houses, effective October 21st. Every restaurant, from the high-priced hotel down to the dairy lunch and the boarding house table d'hote, will come within the purview of these orders. Mr. Hoover says that if the instructions are carefully followed there will be food enough of all kinds to meet the wants of the American people and permit the ex portation of all that is required by the allies, thus contributing material ly to the early winning of the war. And he proposes to see to it that they are carefully observed. Any res taurant caught disregarding them will be held guilty of wasteful prac tices under the food control act and its food supplies will be cut off. Mr. Hoover's "general orders" di rect that only Victory bread, contain ing at least 20 per cent of wheat flour substitute, shall be served and that not more than two ounces of it shall be given with each meal. This means two slices of medium thickness. The patron can substitute cornbread, muf fins, Boston brown bread or 50 per cent rye bread and get four ounces with a meal if he desires. Hereafter chdps, sweetbreads, etc., when served will repose directly up on the platter. They will not rest upon tempting slices of bread or on toast; garnitures of that sort are for bidden. Likewise bacon as a garni ture is under the ban. The appetiz ing rasher served with a steak to give zest to the taste is gone for the pe riod of the war. It is made a hard and fast rule that no bread shall be placed upon the table until after the first course is served. The reason for t,his is ob- ivious. A great many people are in clined to nibble at crusts while wait ing for the dinner to come on, and in this way much more .than the per capita allowance of bread might be consumed. One kind of meat is all that may be served to any patron at a meal. No more may he order an entree to be followed by a Voast. There is nothing in "general orders" to preclude the eating of fish or oys ters before the meat course comes on, but t;here can be only one kind of meat. And that there may be no misunderstanding, the food adminis tration defines meat to include beef, mutton, pork and any by-products thereof. Butter portions are limited to one half ounce, and the sugar bowl is peremptorily ordered off the table or lunch counter. Each patron is en titled 'to asingle teaspoonful of su gar at a meal, an dhe must ask' for it if he wishes it, otherwise it wil lnot be served. These regulations involve no great sacrifice upon the part of the public, even though many people may find it difficult to adjust their tastes to them for the time. That they are sensible rules, based upon existing conditions, cannot be denied, and it is equally clear that they must re sult in a very considerable curtail ment of the waste of food. KENTUCKY FARMS FOR SALE NEW RULES TO BUY SUGAR. Semi-monthly purchases of sugar allotments will be required of all consumers after tomorrow under a new regulation announced by the United States food adminis tration last night. Many persons have been breaking the existing regulation for the distribution of sugar by buy ing on a basis of one-half pound per capita a week. Approximately 200,000,000 pounds will be saved a vear by the new ruling, the food administration esti va in that it will prevent, any one from obtaining move than two pounds of sugar a month. The allotment has been two pounds per capita a month, but on a basis of half a pound per capita a week purchasers have fig ured on four weeks to the month. This would give only 48 weeks to the year, or 336 days, leaving 29 days, or practically anbther month, during which sugar would be consumed, on a basis of two pounds per capita. With c population of 100,000,000 people, this would require about an additional 200,000,000 pounds of sugar. j A WAR WEAPON. In the words of a former president of the United States, "it is a condition, not a theory, which confronts us." With one-half the period of the flotation of the fourth Liberty loan elapsed, the country finds but about 30 per cent of the bonds subscribed. At the present rate of sale, October 19, the end of t,he flotation period, will witness less than $4,000,000,000 of the $6,000,000,000 of bonds disposed of. Buy Liberty Bonds DO YOUR BEST Space contributed by Central Drug Stores. Bryant's Real Estate Company sale. Has a few more farms for Come and see for yourself. A fine farm, 138 acres, modern im provements, absolutely level and in fine state of cultivation ; good fences ; running water, and on good pike, for $10,500. One farm proposition, 31 acres, . l 1 mile of Greeneville; good building. This will interest any one wanting a good home and truck proposition. Farms of all sizes and prices with terms to suit the purchaser. Town property of all kinds. Cill on us; we will gladly show you. Bargain for $6,300. $45,000.00 I have loaned to enterprising farmers recently. Try me. , S. H. Thompson, Bristol, Tena. A farm of 160 acres level and roll ing limestone land, on rock pike, 4 miles frorn county seat of town of 10,000 population, 1 mile from church and school, on mail route, telephone in hduse; 130 acres cleared, 50 acres in clover, orchard and blue grass; 130 acres in alfalfa, remainder 60 acres in cultivation, corn, wheat, oats, cowpeas, buckwheat, etc.; 30 acres in timber. This land will make 50 to 60 bushels of corn per acre, 0 to 30 bushels wheat, 250 to 60 bushels oats, 30 bushels buckwheat and 3 tons alfalfa each year per acre, which is cut three times each year. Improvements consist of cottage house 6 rooms, nice shady yard, good bank barn 40x60 ft. Will shed sev eral head of cattle, all kinds of out buildings, good orchard, fine spring, good garden, running water in barn yard for stock, running water for stock in most every field on farm; farm is well fenced. All land in high state of cultivation, no poor land, 100 loads of manure and 75 loads of lime goes with farm at price. This is a nice home and a dandy stock farm; 75 head of thorough-bred Hereford cattle, horses and mules kept on farm all the year. Price of farm if sold soon, $12,500 $2,000 down, $5,000 January 1st, 1919. Balance 1, 2, 3, 4 years at 6 per cent. GUINN & JOHNSON, Science Hill, Ky. Our Cheap Column A Little AdvertUment ia this Column Will Bring Quick RaiulU -Oae Cent a Word. W. T. .MITCHELL Justice of The Peace Office, Basement Mason House,' Greeneville, Tenn. FOR SALE 300 White Leghorn pullets, thoroughbred Wyckoff strain, range grown, free from dis ease. March and April hatched, $1.25 to $1.50 each. Also several hundred select young hens, $1.25 each. Will exchange for or buy 400-cgg Cyphers incubator. C. A. Norman. Route 9, Knoxville, Tenn. FOR RENT Brick store room on Depot street Apply to J. F. Moore. , . FOUND Came to my place August 26th two stray hogs. The right owner can get same by paying feed bill and for this ad. C. C. Cooter, Route 11. WANTED Second - hand roll-top desk. Address "J. M." care Daily Sun. LOST Soldier's hat blew out of car on Ridge road east of Greene ville Friday night. Finder will please return to Sun office as the hat is of no benefit to finder. STRAYED Fawn-colored Jersey, 2-year-old, weighing about 600 lbs. Notify Vick Anderson, Greeneville, Tenn. WEAK MEN Write to us for our wonderful remedy for lost man hood and vital losses. Restores quickly; never fails. Costs noth ing if not cured. Book free. Cumberland Chemical Company, 162 Berry Block, Nashville, Tenn. 161-tf Greene County Must Go Over the Top Buy More Bonds Space contributed by Borden Grocery Company. DO YOU WANT FERTILIZERS? I have some Rawbone Meal, Blood and Bone and Premium Wheat Grower Fertilizer left. Will close out at cost. See me at once. W. R. Earnest, Chuckey, Tenn. 172-3t FOR SALE Poland China sow and five pigs. Good stock Dr. T. II. Woolsey, Greeneville, Route 15. 172-3t FOR SALE Oakland Model 34 tour ing car in perfect condition. Has new tires, two extra tubes, and one extra casing. Will sell at a bargain. Cash or bankable notes accepted in payment. F. C. Grannis, Tusculum, Tenn. 172-6t. WANTED Ten loads of heater wood oak and hickory mixed. Must be good, straight, split wood. Apply at the Sun office at once. ' WANTED We will pay a straight salary of $35.00 per week for man with rig to introduce Eureka Egg Producer. $ix months contract. Write quick. Eureka Mfg. Co., East St. Louis, 111. SEED RYE We have a few bushels of No. 1 Rye for seeding. Smith & Rosenblatt. Vann Bros.' Department Store has just opened a carload of merchan dise from Limestone, and believe me, they are bought worth the money. Good Shoes, good Clothes, Under wear and numerous other things that they sell for less than any merchant can buy them. FOR SALE T(welve Poland China Shoats, weight 40 to 60 lbs. $8 and $10 each. Sidney A. Noell, Grecnevilel, Route 11. 167-6t Buy Liberty Bonds and Beat the Huns. r Sherwin- Williams Paint Southern State Cement Electrical Supplies Cotton Seed Meal Marble Lime Ivory Cement Fibre Rubber Roofing Fertilizer All The Time Grass Seed Window Glass Wall Paper DOWN ON DEPOT ST. AT