Portsmouth Daily Times from Portsmouth, Ohio on January 6, 1916 · Page 14
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Portsmouth, Ohio
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Thursday, January 6, 1916
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PAGE FOURTEEN THE PORTSMOUTH DAILY TOES THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 1916. lortsmoutt) TJalt? T3lme$ ·CBMBIRION »8.oo not T»A» The Times Publishing Co. anuiooTEi AMD nom BTBXBT* TALLXX HABOID AMD HABBY K. TAYLOB, Editor*. OBOftOX M. TATLOB. JtumjfiBfWttw. Knt«*d * *orteflto ·* Partmntfa. 0. u Bceond Clu§ Vbfl Kitttc AMERICA'S "WAR MILLIONAIRES" War for Europe is meaning devastation and death; for Amerca a bumper crop of new millionaires and a hectic hastening of prosperity revival. The.coming of war orders has created more value, by five times, than the war orders themselves! When the great war began, America had about 4100 millionaires. How many will it have when the war ends! Nobody knows,--but if one is willing to count those who have been made "millionaires on paper" since the war began, whether from war orders direct or not, and estimate those who logically will 'become millionaires if the war continues two years more, there will 'be a crop of at least 500 more millionaires. The making of 500 more millionaires is a mere detail compared with the psychological brace which war orders have put into a slack and snail-paced return of prosperity. It IB as though an energetic doctor had pumped oxygen or a salt solution into a limp patient and turned him into a jumping jack. Just what have''been these famed war orders? Have they been wildly exaggerated? Stripped of all the color and excitement of pussy-footed -confidential agents, rumor-spreaders, and stock- manipulators, the war "orders" placed in this country comprised, nevertheless, a gigantic industrial piece de resistance. A grand total of about two billion dollars in war orders of one kind and another is estimated to have been placed in this country. The DuPont powder firm and the Remington Arms people naturally secured » great slice of -war orders. The DuPont firm, on excellent authority, has war orders totalling about $320,000,000. It paid a 200 per cent dividend on October 1 last, sending the stock up to VoO. Before fte war it sold at 129. Stockholders of DuPout since -1912 cwhed in, or could do so, at 503 pc r cent, profit. In other words, a iOO-shareholder if he chose could make $93,000 profit! The DuPont plant is really fivo plants in five newly-made cities --City Point, Hopewell, and DnPont City, all three situated on the James river, near Petersburg, Virginia; and Pcnn's Grove and Carney's Point, both on the New Jersey side of the Delaware river, opposite Wilmington. Tncre are in the Virginia, mauufacturing center alone about 310 factory 'buildings. The semi-monthly payroll is aibout $900,000 at this group of factories alone, and some skilled workmen make from $10 to $20 per day. The gun-cotton manufacturing capacity of this group of factories is now aibout 920,000 pounds per day, and orders are in hand sufficient to 'run the plants fo r nearly a year. The Carney's Point smokeless-powder'output daily is 730,- 000.pounds. The cost of making it is about W) cents a pound; the war price received for it is about $1,--a daily profit on this one item alone, of $3fi5,000. This means over two million dollars profit ·weekly, which is at the rate of $100,000,000 a year. The ma'gic and the tragedy of the drama of munitions-making at the DuPont mills are alike fascinating. Ten thousand men worked to produce the additions to the mills, erected within several months and now accommodating 20,000 extra workmen. A group of cornfields, worth at most $15,000, were transformed in eight months into a full-fledged city with every convenience, populated Tiy 29,000, and having an assessed valuation of aliont $3,000,000, all this only to 'be burned to the ground in a few hours on De- cem'bcr 9, with scenes comparable only to the lawless days of '49.-wen sitting on smoking ruins all night, rifle over knee; lynching of a marauder, quelling of riots by the pistol point and _ m i l i t i a on duty. The mysterious warnings on posters, the explosion killing twenty-five or more, leaving only a crater to mark the, spot,--these are the external crcakings of a mammoth mill of death, probalily the largest ever reared up on the face of the earth. "With clock-like regularity, ton upon ton of powder and explosives in their heavy casings, grimly marked, are stocked and 'shunted to ship, or by rail to Canada (where, by the way. a major part of the ammunition is forwarded for loading in English and French bottoms). The Adriatic sailed early in December with .18,000 tons of various kinds of ammunition. Sailing from Wilmington, Russian steamers frequently carry 2.000.COO pounds of the death-dealing stuff in one bottom.--Prom "America's Business Boom," 'by J. George Frederick, in the American Review of Kre- views for January, 1916. The commissioners ought to have a pretty good idea by this time that the people do not want the Children's Home property cut up into lots, but they would approve any arrangement by which the land comes into control of the city for park o r other purposes, while a suitable home is built for t h e children in the country. We have gone over the expressions of opinion carefully and the great majority seem to feel as indicated above. That idea of compelling express companies to make deliveries within the entire corporate limits of the city should not be allowed to lapse. This is a matter of convenience and simple justice to those living outside the arbitrary zones established by the express companies, and the proper authorities should t a k e action. The same holds good in regard to the delivery of telegrams. The general revenue fnnd of the Obio state treasury is jnst a little bit lower at the betrinnin.y of 191 than it was a year aL-o when Governor James M. *'ox retired from office, n o t w i t h s t a n d i n g the gloomy predictions made a year and more afro by politicians and candidates ignorant of conditions. The general cash balance of the state today as shown by the figures given out by State Treasurer Archer is $9,204,827.30. In addition to t h i s there is a h;,!ann in the state insurance fund for workmen's compensation ot $2.9:!:!.670.09. Some one perpetrated t h i s on Xew Year's: "Von t you ;-:n' this is Bryan's Day?'' "How's thai!" " W h y it'.s '111 I." THE POPULAR MALADY WHEJ1 fl you ·s/reezp -- Q/1D 7DUK. [THIS SOUP ) ftixr cor sfo youK FOOD / //£ rr ions Mftte OF PITH Rf)U --OHM Y - OF GRIP-B£ O-K' al? IRISH JIG - PROW rofTOTDf fiHt -V 0,000 fise TH //fCJ. VbtffC, CHILLS New York, Jan. 6.--Winnie made a regular food. Sheehanj who was one of Charles The word "horse" on the bill Chspiu's star men on the Evening of fare will not do. As John W. World, has illustrated to doubt-] Heath, a prominent hotel man, ing Park How what a stepping j points out the word has a ring ill- atone a journalistic career really i adapted to connote siicculency. is. He stepped from the World The centuries have evolved from to the private secretaryship to Police Commissioner Waldo that Now he has been made general manager of the William Fox film enterprises which is doing some spectacular etunts ill the cinema world. Shechan grouped about it "horse-man," "horsey" and sucl. hyphenates as "horse-laugh" and "horse-play," all homely terms. The new word must have a kick. Something more expressive even than poulet. morue perdrix, cscargots and such like. It must him in his new work newspaper sound like a combination of the men only. There is not a man inlplaza, Hitz. Claridge, Majestic, the organization who has not (Knickerbocker and Biltmore all taken the abuse of some city edi tor. That is all tot Fox himself but aft he has been 'buying pages of newspaper space all over the country he might with a push be considered in the journalistic lines. "The trouWe with scribes," says Mr. Shechan, "is that they have no faith in thei r 'business ability. | As a matter of fact they are such | the keen judges of men that in the l "" 1 (business world is where they really shine." Percy Hammond, dramatic- critic of the Chicago Tribune, was in town this week to "Stop, Look and Listen," with Charles the well known Dillingham. While here lie also met Mary Piekford, the movie actress. He called up the Chicai rolled into one--but it must conceal the idea of horse.__ The news comes from Europe to make Broadway smile that Dr. Frederick Cool;, famed as a polar pet, was scheduled to make a talk on the hardships of the North Pole regions in Germany. Quite a crowd had filled the hall, and announcer said that Dr. Cook had quarreled with the hall managers because his dressing room ·was too cold. As Tad would say: "See what the boys in the back igloo will nave." bureau of'The Tribune on'Park dump. He was a character of the Bffw Bowery and lor years was the the "A thousand word? for Tr?bane,'' he said. "All right," said the operator, "when will you file your stuff?" "Here it is" was the reply: ·'Just say: 'I have met Mary Piekford'' and repeat it. one hundred and ninety times." A great problem is confronting New Yorkers who frequent restaurants, that is to say, New Yorkers. The . restaurantenrs must figure out some high-fallnting word for horse meat, which the Board of Health has suddenly THEIR DEADLY TOLL In 1914, the last year on which there are complete reports, near three thousand persona, were killed by automobiles. Not all these were directly slain by automobiles, 'but their death was inseparably linked therewith. And t h i s is the frightful toll the nation pays for its reckless addiction to speed and its spirit of utter carelessness. Many of the accidents were from mishaps, growing out of furious driving, nil equal number, perhaps, the, result of foolhardiness in crossing ·ailway tracks. There were comparatively few that could not mve been avoided by prudence, and reasonable caution. But bloody as t h e record is there is some encouraging thought u the f a c t , t h a t the increase of accidents has not kept pace with growing use of the automobile In fact, the ratio shows a distinct gain for the better. In 1909 there were approximately Gi0 leaths t h r o u g h the automobile, in a certain territory, comprising the greater part of the country, "id 200,000 automobiles in use; in same territory in 191-1 there were 2,600 deaths, or a 400 percent inrea.se: but the n u m b e r of automobiles bad mounted up to 1.700.000, r more t h a n an 800 percent gain. Thus t h e death increase was only half t h a t of the percentage of automobile gain. If we consider that the car is more frequently used now t h a n it was several vears -back, that is tens of thousands of cars are. now run every lay of the year, w h i l e the tirst practice was Jo store t h e m for the nter, it will be seen t h a t the chances of fatality through them have lessened .still more. This happy result has not been achieved through regulation, ;IA there is prccion.s l i t t l e of t h a t effective anywhere, but, comes iceause t h e fever of speed born of t h e i r early advent is (lying lown. A n i l it is no longer good form to seorch--it looks like you Vrre new to a car. or were on a d r u n k e n joy ride 1 . Five yeans from low wlicii theiv will iie near over three million cars in operation he n u m b e r of deaths from them will -be decreased both in per- ·entacre and numbers. aid. it's hanl to understand how a man who real- peculiarly iril'teil as a hunter, f a u n a l naturalist ami i,' !o employ his time in presidential rainbow erias- 1 for I'.'!.") shows there were 19.0,T2 failures in as 13.4 large! t h a n 1914. Liabilities in 1915 w h i r h was a decrease of 20.7 per cent over 1914 as n,m|iared w i t h 190S ami 1S93. Failures were y m i . n t h s of t h e year and continued to show up mi s,.pi.. m ber from which m o n t h there was a ininc ami in the amount of liabilities. The announcement that Judge E. E. Corn, of Ironton, will be a candidate for judge of the supreme court at the republican primary, will be received with keen interest in Portsmouth where Judge Corn is well known. He has made an excellent record upon the common pleas bench, and his general fitness for the place, coupled with his ability as a political organizer, should make him a formidable contender for the office. He will, however, have to face opposition growing out of the fact that two of the. present members of the supreme court are residents of counties adjacent to his home county, Judge Newman, of Scioto and Judge Jones, of Jackson. This condition will undoubtedly be used with telling effect by candidates from other sections of the state. And now they say that the old timers who have fit and died in the trenches for the G. 0. P. nre letting out loud yells of pain because the Boy Scouts seem to have the double Nelson on appointments, even the police jobs going to them. There arc times when we consider that the editorial page of the New York Evening Post is the most highly intellectual, determinedly sedate and the most thrillirjgly conservative of any editorial page that ever came under our observation. Colonel House, it seems, is not going to Europe in order to :arry English trousers from Page to Gerard. Then what is he going for?--Philadelphia Evening Ledger. A lot of people are bothered as to the disposal of Christmas trees, following their use on Christmas day. Farm Life says that they should be chopped up and used for kindling, as the wood burns nicely. The value of improved roads is keenly appreciated by those living to the north of the city. They can come and go between Lucasville and the city regardless of weather conditions. Next year it will be possible to do the same thing up as far as \\1eclersburg to the east. Little Willie Astor, ex-patriated American, or let us sny, jnst a NVw Yorker, has been made an English baron. Xot a good taste in that, but still buying a title is some better t h a n marrying one, onsidcring what usually has to be taken with it. Illinois is talking about beautifying her roadsides. The first thing ought to be to get the roads, of the right sort, not the kind that it takes a 60 horse power six hours to pull through 12 miles if after a half hour rain. And we say that we know from f r i g h t f u l experience, so recent as to be altogether vivid. The Yellow Kid is dead at Blackwell's Island. He looked much like Outcault's original and thirty years ago he was picked up, a waif, on the East river champion pie-cater who performed at the Grand Street theatre. Nishtlv he would meet all comers and consume the most pies in the shortest time. He seemed never to tire of them and 'boasted that he had never had indigestion. He did not know his real name. When ho got out of an orphanage he was called the Yellow Kid on account of his color and that is the way he was registered at the Island. Once he fell in love -- but only at a distance. He greatly admired a pretty woman on Fifth avenue and each evening for sev eral months he woidd stand across from her home for a few hours to get a glimpse of her. The police learned his story when the}- told him to move on. Warning Sybil of Low-Neck Seo- son Sybil, now the days grow colder, Shrewdly bites the evening air. Soon those furs about your shoulder You may cease to wear. Through the long hot days of summer Snugly wrapped ha-s been your throat, Soon, although it is a hummer, You may drop that sweater coat. Winter secdily is ueariiig, Very shortly. Sybil, you On the streets may be appearing In a tlimsy peek-a-boo. All that heavy garb you're wearing lu the discard you may east And your lovely neck be baring To the cold and wintry blast. Sybil, you should now begin to Shake the garb that warmly clings, For we're i-omini? to winter. When you'll need your summer things. --Edtrar A. (Uiest in Detroit Free Press. Neutral A Fourth street man who hasn't any use for h y p h e n a t e d Ameri- .·ans says he is now sorrv be iiamed his boy Kd. How About It, Harold? Dear Doc Koko.--Why d i d n ' t Harobi R e m i n d e r w r i t e a i l of mes W h i t e o m h K i l e v V uocni entitled "Friendliness", in M u;; dav night's paper} A ItEADKK. No Such Animal 'What do you think of a who deceives his wife?" 'I think he's a wonder." for Chewing Purposes, Evidently Wanted--Large, clean \vl:i;" e ·ags, brought to this on'ice.--. rCnoxville, Tenn., Journal j:uj Tribune. Subtle ·She sat on the steps at eventide. Enjoying the balmy air, He came and asked, "May 1 s.t by your side'/" And she gave him a vac?.!:: stair, --Widow. -Wanted Bath Without Room A worn, dusty and bedraggled nan marched courageously across .he lobby to the desk of one nf .he exceedingly luxurious host?], riee, here today. "What are rour prices'i'" he inquired, "li'.uii! vithout a bath, $3.50; with bath. 4", the clerk rattled off glibly. The dusty and bedraggled u:;i ondered. "Well, please ·_'"· ne". he remarked finally, "a bath without a room. And kiiiil- y see that a nice eiderdown pi;. ow is placed in the tub. Als.j W specially sure that--" at this the. clerk looked Tip. And ;hc louse detective closed the indent.--N. Y. Letter .in Pittsburgh Dispatch. Tool Chest Courtship "It is 'plane' that 1 love you", he began. Is that on the 'level' ?" she asked. "Haven't I always been on tin' square' with you?" "But you have many 'vises,'" she remonstrated. Not a 'bit' of it," he asserted. What made you 'brace' tip)" she queried, eoquettishly. The fact that I 'saw' you," IIF replied with a bow. "1 ought to 'hammer' you for for that," she answered saucily. '' Come and .sit by me on Hie bench' ", he urged. "Suppose the other should file 1 in?" she murmured. "Yon shouldn't let your arms 'compass' me." · . "I know a preacher who is a good 'joiner', " he suggested, ami ·hev rushed out.--Building Age. Speaking of Ads Ad in a New York paper: 'Wanted--Book keeper and salesman. Must have one leg shorter than the other." We were about to telephone this opportunity to a friend pii we sndd'euly remembered t h a t what lie had was one log onger than the other.--Boston Transcript. Her Suburbs Were Short Ripples of laughter swept through a loeal school room this week when one of the pupils resd t sentence that contained an unusual word in it. The teacher had been giviui.' [he- pupils a word to incorporate :ii a sentence each day ami on .bis particular occasion In: used .he word suburb. One of the pupils to whom the word bad been given learned that suburb meant outskirts, so she roceeded buoyantly to include in n it what she of course thought ,vafi a perfectly composer! sf'ii- i.enee. Her sentence follows: 'My suburbs are shorter than my petticoat." The Inter-State Taxi Cabs will jandle you promptly. Country or city calls. Both phones, adv 22-3J Pianos Orand PriJt, Paris, 1900 The Grand Prize, St Louis 1904 FLOYD B. 8TEABNS, Mgr. 822 Chfllicothe StreeS THOMAS McCARTY East End Plumber, Heater And Gas Fitter All Kinds of Repair Work 1113 Clay Street. Phone 1807 POLLY AND HER PALS SWEARING OFF IS SUCH A PLEASURE-NOT I o«l THE HOuloliMT FlLCHtD M 1 /

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