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SATTJRDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 191S. THJ-J U^iiA COL'KIEIi, CONNEJ,LSVILLE, PA. PAGE SHYSB*, PREPARING TO MEET THE GREAT GERMAN OFFENSIVE tettttailr } cwvev _ jtmrffc The following morning the Countess ! accomplice."' ' Accomplice, madame! I do not--" "Yon heard me," she sold. He turned, half sullen, half terrified, nnd paused. '"\Yhich do you refer tc. uoschek left for n holiday. Sbe had the choice of but two alternatives, to Id AS shc had been commanded, for It amounted to that, or to die. The committee would not kill her,' In cose she failed them. It would !»e unnecessary, j _ Enough that they place the letter MK! Sh« hnt3 seeu oo1 ? Uie one - Then the code In the handa of the author- thcre wcre **"?*· · W h o couM te » Ittas, by some anonymous menns. Well j how maEy h enough she knew the · chancellor's tn- flexible anger, and the Archduchess Annnnciata's cold rage. They would sweep her »way with a gesture, and she wonld die the denth of all traitors. A,week! Time had been when a jweek of the dragging days at the pal- jace had seemed eternity. Now the · ihonrs few. The gold dock on h« "The one who drove here." So he went, leaving Iier to desperate | reflection. -When he returned, It was 1 to usher In the heavy figure of the ! spy. . i* "Which of you Is In authority!" she demanded. "I, madame." It was the spy who The allies on the west front have made every preparation to meet and check the great offensive which has spofce: idressine tm'ble, a girt from the arch-i She dismissed the caretaker with | gesture. I "Have yon any discretion over me? ; duchess, ·hands. muked them with flying been threatened Dy the Germans for some time. The inur.ra.tion shows the never-ending supply trains carry guns, munitions and food to the front. the king, and had found him uneasy During the afternoon came a pack- 1 * mnst Tou refer matters to those jmge, rather mwklUfalJT tied with a gilt j TM° 6ent S" 005 " icord. Opening it, the countess dt»j " mnst refcr to taem.' i need steadying, old friend.' " How lon ? "»" ll tok:c to s TM a « " s and receive a reply?' and restless. j "Sit down," the king htul said. | closed a glore box of wood, with a de-. ijign ot rather shaky rlolets burnt Into! messa « : tue cover. Inside -wa« a note: : Ho considered. I night, madame." "Hutu tomorrow . , I am very sorty you aro sick. This ill Another day gone, then, and nothing faded eyes. "You still think It is the -, one thing, In your blood. The son of i received the delegation of cimeas in |to put yoar gloves In when yon travel.j determined! FERDINAND "WTLL.IAM OTTO. ' carefully. I have come here to decide · Suddenly the countess laughed, chok- [ 'Ing hysterical laughter that alarmed; Minna; horrible laughter, which left her paler than ever, and gasping. '* * * * * * * The old cnstle of the l^oscheka looked grim and inhospitable when sh« reached It that night. Built during the' years wbeo the unbeliever overran · southern Europe, it stood In a com- j manding position over a valley, and a; steep, walled road led up to it. j But, its ancient glory and good re-1 pnte departed. Its garrison gone, itaj drawbridge and moat things of the ' pst, its very hangings and furnish-: lops moldering from long neglect, S t j hcDg 1 over the valley, a past menace, · +n empty threat. r ' ! To this drearv refuge the countess · hnd fled. She wanted the silence o f : Its still rooms ID whfch to think. } Wretched herself. Its wretchedness' called her. As the carriage which had i brought her from the railway turned! , Into Its woods, and she breathed the pungent odor of pine and balsam, she relaxed foe the first time. Why was she so hopeless? She could escape. She knew, the woods well. None who followed her conld know" them so well. She would "get ·away, and somewhere, in a new world, make a fresh start. Surely, after all, · peace was the greatest thin; in the "Steadying, sire?" "I have had a visit from "A3 iurtheE result would be your di;i- j c lt's quite fresh," ho suit], as they missal from the army. One does n o t ' walked together acrosy the place, ij '· do such things a you hjive done, light- J'Tll give It to you when we get to the Sly." Priding school.* I saw the ivomnn icy- 1 "Lightly P auld NIkky *LarIsclL i self take It out of her basket. So It "Heaven 1" bus » gerats on it" "But," continued the chancellor, "I: That nf ternoon. attired la his unl- Rather a stormy 'one, poor child." He . turned and fixed on his chancellor his [ have a bettor way. I have faith, for jfonn of the gunrds, the crown prince best thing?" "It Is the only thing." "Hut fill this haste." put In the king, quernlonsly. "Is that so necessary! Hedwlg begs for time. She hardly' knows the man.' ! Maria Menrnd must he--his mother's i the great nodlcuce chamber of the piU- son. And the crown prince Is at-! ace, a solitary little figure, atandlng Inched to you. Not for your sukc, but ion the red cr.rpet before the dais .at for his. I »tn inclined to be lenient i the end. 'The chancellor stood near Wial 1 shall demand for thnt leniency ^e boy, resplendent In his dress uni- is that no word of love again pass b«- I form, a bine ribbon across his shirt "Time! But I thought-/* He hesi-' 'tween you and the Princess Hc'dwlg." j trout, over which Mathllde had taken tated. How say to a dying man that time was the one thing he did not lave? "Another thing. She was incoherent, ·tut I gathered t h a t there was some one "It would be easier to go away." Nlkity closed his eves. It was get- hours. He was the Mettllch of tho public eye now, liurd of features, 1m- 1 ting to be a habit. Just us some people passive, Inflexible, crack their knuckles. j Be had staged the affair well. The i "We need our friends about us," the j crown prince, standlug alone, so small, »Ise. The whole Interview was cy-i : 'clmncellor continued. "The carnival : '«» appealing, against his magnificent donic. It fleams, however, that this Is coming, always a dangerous thue for i background, WSB a picture to touch tho i young protege of yours, Larisch, has us. The king grows weaker flay by i hnrdwt. Not for nothing bud Mettllch ! been ranking love to her over Otto's day. A crisis ; is Impending for all of · studied tile people, read their essential ' head." us, and we. need you." \ simplicity, tbefr answer to nay appeal Mettlich's face hardened, a gradual NIkky rose, steady enough nuw, bat 'to tbe heart. These men were men of : ( process, as the news penetrated in all | white to the lips. ; fondly. Surely no father of a son | its significance. j "I give my word, sir." he said. "I' could Bee that lonely child and not ! "A boy and girl affair, eire. He is | Bunll say no word of--of how 1 feel to · loyal. And in all of this, you nnd I arc ' Hud wig. .Not again. She knows--and i reckoning without Karl. The princess i harSly knows him, and naturally she ! Is terrified. But his approaching visit always--" i will make many changes. He is a fine ! figure of a man, and women--" "Exactly," said the king dryly". I think," he added proudly, "Umt she knows 1 shall not change. Thut'l shwil offer him loyalty. 1 With the same wisdom, he hail given ; the boy suuill Instruction, and no j speech of thanks. "Let him Kiy what j "Exactly r said the chancellor. comes into his head," Mettiich had j It I reasoned. "It will at least be ; was the very pitch of the king's dry i spontaneous and boyish." old voice. "Of course she knows, be- The first formalities over, and the The carriage drove on: Ulnna, on "Which of You Is In Authority?" 8he' fore - Onl '' f " m B0rr ' f n r Ucdwlg. j the boi, crossed herself at sight of the \ D, m , ndc d. j Get rld ot tllls youns Lnrisch -" i church, and charted with the driver/ _. . . I Thc e*""i''ellor sat reHcctmg, h i s : "What the chancellor meant was t h a t j Ing n woman. And now, good night" crown prince having ehiikea hands womea always had loved Karl, and the | But long after'NIkky had gone he sat } nine times, the Gpokenman stepped forking understood. · In the darkness. Ho felt old and tlrod } ward. He had brought a long, written "His wild days are over," bluntly : a n d ' n hypocrite. The Ny would not ; spo^ch, wUch had already been given observed the .chancellor. "Lie Is forty, j forget, as he himself, had not forgot- ; to the newspapers. But after a mo- filre." . ; ton. · · uirnt's hesiuidon he folded it up. "Aye," said the king. "And at forty i Peter Nlrrarg was shot at dawn the { "Yonr royal highness," he said, look- j !a bad man changes his nut an 1 , nnd i next morning, lie went, a coward, ;o : i n g down, "I have hurt; :i long speech, ' ! purifies himself in marriage! Non- i his death, luild koiwoen two guards ; Jml all that it ecu tains I can say brief- j ; sense, Kart 'will be as he bus always , s-ud crying n'.teonsly. But he died a j ly. It is your birthday, highness. We I j been. Sut v/e have gone Into i^TZj a frreat figure who crowded her to the .yery edge of the seat. "I am glad to be hero," she said. "I am sick of grandeur. My homo is In Etzel." She turned and inspected the man beside here. "Tou arc a newcomer, I think?'' · *1 have intt just come to Ktzel. 1 a certain question. Whether yon know what that question is or not, does not matter. But before I decide it I must chin dropped forward on his breast. · C7y "Otto will miss him." "Weil, out with it. I may not dls- thut journey. It is into Knrnia." j "it is always easy to send men away. ! She watched him. "It is impossible. But It is sometimes better to retain j . Jly instructions--" _ : them, and force them to your will. We ; "I am not.asklng your permission.! have here an arrangement that Is sat- · "you will stay for a visit?" : "A week only. Bnt better than noth- · me nbout mv · ~ Wli * tO Send a letter tn the commlt ' i isfactory. L:;rlsch is keen, younq. imd j * ' tee. They, nnd they alone, will de- loyal. Herlwig bus thrown herself at , ! termine this thing. Will yon send the I Mm, For that, sire, she is responsible, i not tie.* ' | "Then get rid of her," growled the i king. i The chancellor rose. "If the situation ! is left to mi:, strc," he said. "I will · \Vhun he' hesitated, perplexed, she got up and -moved to.her writing table. "· . ,,. "I shall write the letter." she said "After that, yon return to ihe city?" : hangheiy. "See that Jt is sent. When "Yes. Madame the coumess--you: i report at the end of the time that I would know, if you were Et7el-born--. t, av e sent sudi a letter, you can judge madame the count ess is lady in wait- better thna I the rcsSlt if it has n o t , Hod** will l.ow to vour wishes with- .ing to her royal highness, the Arch- been received." · out further argument" duchess Anaunciata." · . De was sml dnbiouSi . but shc ^ oti , , Do lti i nd Ood ), e | p you " mU tne "So!" said the driver. Bnt he was the letter aod gave it to him, hsr face . kins, agnin with the Bicker of iiious.;- not curious, and the broken road de-; proud and scornfnl. But she was not ment raanded his attention. He.was but; easy,-for all that, and she watched. The chancellor had gone home, newly come, so very newly that he.did.,· Irom her balcony to see If any messen-' walking heavily along tho darkeniuK not know his way, and once made a ' ger left the castle and descended the streets. Once again he had conquered, wrong turning. .. mountain road. She was rewarded, an '. The reins remained in his guarded old The countess relaxed. She slept: hour later, by seeing a figure leave the hands. And he was about to put the thnt night. '.old gateway aud start afoot toward the ] ltm or of the country Into thtTkeeping When she hnd breakfasted and village, a pale faced man with color- ', u r the son of Maria Menrnd,'whom he dressed, she went out' on a balcony,; less huir. A part of the hidden guard and looked down at the valley. Her , that surrounded her, she knew, and eyes dropped to the old wall below,. somehow familiar. But, although she , waited. When he heard NikUy's quick 'where So the sunshine the aretaker j racked her brains, see couM not re-^ep as he came along the tile passage, was beating a nig. Close to him, in in-; member where she had seen him. \ j, e picked up his 'pipe, timate.and cautious conversation, was! That day, toward evening, the huge j NIkky saluted, and made his way the driver-of the night beforo. Glanc- ,man presented himself. He brought no i across the room in the twilight, with ing up. they saw her and at once;letter, but an oral message. "Permis-I tbe ease of familiarity. "I am late. once loved. So now he sat in his study, and The Crown Prince Received the Delegation of Citizens. come, representing maLiy"cithcrs, to pre- j Kent to you our congratulations, and-the love of your people. It is our | hope"--he paused. Emotion and ei- citetnent were getting the better of him--"oar hope, m'glmess, thnt you will bnve many Imppy years. To fur- i ther that hope, we are here today to | sny that we, representing all classes, j ·are your most loyal subjects. We have · fought for his majesty the king, imd ; if necessary we will figlit for yon." : He glanced beyond the child at the : council, and his tone was strong and ^ iw^nssloned. "But today we are here, : not to speak of war, but to present ; to you our congratulations, our de- ' ' votion, and our loyalty." I i Also a casket. He had forgotten j ' Uir.t. He Klepped back, was nudged, j and recollecUMl. j : "Also n £ift" he said, and ruined a j i fine speech ninong smiles. Hut i^e i i presentation took place in due orcei. j j and Otto cleared his throat. - j | "Thonk you all very much." he said, | i "It is u very beauiiful gift. I admire i it very much. I should like to keep i it on my desk, but I suppose it Is too i valuable. Thank you very much." . Tlie spokesman-hoped that Jt might ! be arranged that lie keep it on his i desk, an ever-present reminder of tho ! love of his city. To this the chancellor : observed that it would bo arranged, . nnd the affair was over! To obviate : the difficulty of having the delegation ; buck down the long room, it was the 1 crown prince who departed flrst, with tho chancellor. ! Late in the afternoon the king sc^t CHAPTER XII. ·separated. ·· : slon is given, madame," he. said. Gone was peace, then. The countess j myself shall accompany you." knew -- knew certainly. "Our eyes see ; "everywhere." Eyes, Indeed -- eyes that even now the caretaker raised ly from his rug. Nevertheless, the countess was minded to experiment, to b* man, and he is safely jailed. He made no resistance." "Sit down," snld the chancellor. And, touching a bell, he asked Mu- Nlhky Makes a Promice. tiiilde for collee. "So we have him," The chancellor lived alone, in his i i le reflected. "The neit tiling is to certain, j Httle house near the palace, a house ! discover If he knows who his ussail- n a : e Not once in the i interrogation iiad be betrayed t Countess toschefc. For none is so snspiclous, she knew, {that looked strangely like him, over- ; on ts were. That, and the person for The Crown Prince Ferdinand Wll- j liatn Otto of Livonia was having a ', birthday. Now, u birthday for a crown , candles on it, nnd h a v i n g ' For none Is so snspiclous, sue Knew, mac loosed strangely line Mm, over- ; onts were. That, and the person f o r - " 1 '" L " '-"""'=» «» ". ""« navme UmBS he H ulxrt onlv strantelv ; as one who fears suspicion. None so i hanging eyebrows and all, with win- i whom he acted--however, J sent for hls ears P" Ilca . onett for e "* year nnd . h , ·" - · ' '^ guilty as the guilty. During the fore-! dows that were 'like his eyes, clear ; y ou for another reason. Wliat is this " n MLra onc to ETMTM on. Nor of a ' ' ' ' ·"· M J 11. nut as a . · --·' " - liolldiiy from lessons, and a picnic in noon she walked through the woods, ; and concealing many secrets. A grim, ; about the Princess Hedwig?" going briskly, with vigorous, mountain-: gray little old house, which concealed i "The Princess Hedwig!" bred feet. No crackle o£ underbrush · behind It a walled garden full of un- ! "what folly, boy! A young girl who ?'" en . frolic * in £ and scratching the best furniture. In tbe first place, he was wakened disturbed her. Swift turnings revealed ; expected charm. And that, too, was ca nnbt know her own mind! And for no lurking figures skulking behind the i like the chancellor. ^u ch a blt o£ romant i c trifling you trunks of trees. But where an ancient! Mathilde kept his house for Mm, i would ruin yourself. It is ruin. Tou "M" 1 TM and taken to early service in th . , h Hubert stone bridge crossed a mountain, mended nnd pressed his uniforms, i fcnow that ·· · ' i t h e chapel, a solemn function, with the ; ·* · *- uuu tu su mm · UUDert stream, she came on the hu:;e driver, washed and starched his linen, j Nikty remained silent, a little sul-^ c o u r t assembletl and slightly sleepy. of the night before reflectively fish-1 quarreled with the orderly who at; | en . ing. i tende! him, and drove him to bed at ; He saluted her' fi-avely, and the nlght- conntess paused and looked at him. j 'Mathiide was in touch with the peo- j ^nrteT "A cruel proceeding, but the "Ton have caught no fish, my friend?",;pie. it was Mathilde. and not one of j vdung are alwuj . s cru el. The expi he couid think of. He thrust his warm "The princess went to the king with sat and Btood as erect as no, ,1bleand · lmml into Ws Enmdfather's groping ,,. = f n ^ M,I. D M nin^" T, a ,,,,,, sa t an " stood as erect as possible, and · , . f · her story this evening." The boy yawned only once. At eleven o'clock came word that the «he said. ' "No, madame. my hook." i his agents, -who had brought word at i result has f o U o wed: The king wishes · I 11118 was to ° '" to hnve hlm to , '.v 1, ,* .. _^_ = ] luncheon, but that he would Bee him i for a few moments that afternoon. _ _ _ ._ But one plays about | tn c approaching revolt of thu copper- | you scc t away " j smiths' guild, and enabled him to check j .. r nln at Bts ' commanfli S lr." one, and the touch of Ills soft flesh · roused the krng. The sister left them together, and in her small room dropped oa her knees before the holy image. In the king's bed chamber Prince She turned back. Eyes ev.rywhere, j it almost before It began. A stoic, this ; Tho chancellor filled his pipe from ! Prlnc * Ferdl TM n d William Otto, who rerd | nand TOlllam otto sat on a hlgh Muthilde w r ll . was · ' ' ^ n ^ l n the sentence "Abra- and arms, great hairy arms. And feet ; Muthilde. with her tall, spare figure that s for their size, mast .step'"nd glowing eyes, stole and patriot. chair, and talked, twit hy viewed his grnilflfnther with alarm. His aunt had On the second day she made a dea- i perate resolve, and characteristically j put,it into eieciision at once. She j sent for the caretaker. When he cam*, 11"- nneasy, for the Laschefcs were justly I On the evening of the day Hedwic feared in the countryside, and even ; "ad mad» her futUe appeal to the king, the thing ft which- he knew (,-ave him j the chancellor sat alone. His dinner, small conrage, she lost no time In ; almost untastcii, lay at his elbow. It evasion. » -.. i w a s Diue o'clock. At something after " "Go," she said, "and bring here yonr i'eren he had paid his erenlaE visit to . , T ^ , T ^ · belliously. her, and--I am not clever. I show what: TM, , , ,,, ., ..... j fee] ,, ' The king did not approve of birth' immediate ^esulC; said the ££'£ t J £££"£·£ °,%TMf7; J*1L*± U !?,, b J'«. «»« N "^.v. subverter o C all dis- clpHne. He had brought a % lady, nched ucnea. . wrapped In paper. said. "Po'r what?" "That I. went away the other day, sir." "It -was, after all, a natural thin?; to do," 1C! SB COJSTIiHrED AJI American and an English "popu- lar-patnotie" we coupled in one of the newest Columbia records. Arthur fields Hn#5 both. One ia "When Yankee Doodle JLearcs to Farlcz Vo«a FmncaiB," ft moid, amusing as well as ni^lodioua iIHty of the day. It desJs -ft-itli tbo '\ T n.nkca Jad vrho T.-anio !o p«As _the time of tfa« tlay with the FrouL-h lassiea "over then;" and bns to learn the lingo in a huTn.'. In Ihe oUu-r pplcction, Fie'de 1 bi*, bfj'itOQt) pivea much iuii:r.fttion io "Take me Back to p«tr-Old Blighty." This is a Briti-ih eoldicir's eoue of longing for tbo homeland, "Blighty being tbe Tommy's odd term of endearment for his fireside and loved oncfl.^ ]!t is a jolly, de\*il-may-care song, typical of Tommy AtkiiM and his temperament. A world-Famous musical organization tuV^ jti^t. inad« i!a first records for Columbia. It h the Garde Repnbli- .':.ii.«" Bund, established in 1848, i^om- po-'wl of SU mu:^cian.=. and supported by tii'- French Government. This noUd band rewmiJv paid an oRicial visit to En^nu, ami while in I/ondan playcxi several 5plc-cl.ion.-i for Columbia. Two of Uie£, which appear in ihe February t^roup, nre ihe. military marches, "L/e TtnU Furia*' and "Le Hevc Paase." N'ot only in brillin-ncy, dash and verve. but in true musicianship, this trained and patriotically imrpirea unit, of musi- cbiny (rxceJ.s. He bm ho bud placed the mutter of Hedwig's marriuge bftfore tiie council. End now '. he knew lie would never It-ave It · There were times between sleeping : uud waking when he fancied he hud : already gone, and Uiai; only his weary I body ou the bed remained. At such : enough, not us a niaa grown, but as a · small boy aguin; uud his queen, but s spring woods. Nor a party, with chll- "f h "»e lmMookc! many years before, ; when he murried her, and wlierl nt last, ' ftfter moiuhs oC married wooing, she ' had crept willing Into his' arms. So, awakening from a doze, he saw ; e boy thore, and called him Hubert. . Prluce Ferdinand "William Otto, feel- ' '.The croTMTrr u «,""who'"w^ 1 tr^'ng''» I" 6 '"l^l^"^J 11 ", 1 ' 1 " 5 ° n ' y tl " US ' , · *· '"" IIIMJ t.jiut, ~.f j. )o ^j-,,,],! fhinV nf Tin (lifnc-t- Tiicv »»,,,,,,,, Hook his additlonnt dignity of years. A new Columbia jazz dance record made by Professor Handy and his Memphis orchestra contains r 'The Hooking Cow E'ues" and "Old Miss Rag," both fox-trots. The "hooking cow" nnist be full of the dance spirit of the day, for alie certainly doew trot around at a terrific rate. "Old Miss Rag" is an expert at all the squealing, clanging, grunting, tooting, squawking, bonking acd abneldng effects that have made the "Handy jazz hluea" faraou:). Josef Hofmann contributes two charming piano numboja to the newest group of Columbia records. Thuy are Grieg's delicate and elusive "Butterfly" and Mendelwohji's "Spinning SOUR. Both exhibit in a mrirked degree the superb technical skill of the artir-, and in the Mendelsohn number, p*articuWrjr,C*- liimhia ha-s c-omo closer^ihmn erer oetvn to the exact reproduction of the tone. A fine flavor of war-time pt'-jradcs the neiv .eong hit, "We'fl Knock tbe Heligo into Seligo Oat of lleligo Land!" and Arthur Field* put* the spirit of fight into bis fij^ing. On the same Columbia Eecord is the tamiS-w and over-popular "Hail! Hail! *n» Gang's All Here!" sung with «** kry Irving Kaufman and the Conn-abut Quartette. New Columbb pjtists are t Brothers, aa tu'i-jjTdion trio appe»riafi rn "Jack OT-*antcru," who proooce TOVK of iimmoal power aa wefl afl bnOMner. Their first record offers two wmlts otnn- bers, "Eetudiantiia Wahs" «ad "Owt the Waves Walu," both noicvrorthy f or their musical excellence HI w*U «· ti»»r novelty. Those who like to listen, on Sunday evening, to the old fitnufar hymns our parents and graadjaataatg F4mg, will enjoy a new record made by Hr-nry Burr for Colombia. It cnnrtMM on one side ''Just as I Am" a»d on tbs other "Lead, Kiadly LiEht." Borr'« Kragmg can always be depemkd on for expression as well as musical Harry C. Browne-, bantooe, «»·. tributes to the newest Colnmbi* oflcr* mcs two tuneful favorites of days nue by^-'^Hmbhig Up the GoJden Sim," which was a. mighty popuh»r aong wtwc. folks were still talkmg about the Philadelphia Centennial, and "Johnny Get 1 Your Gun," whistled with equal vigor perhaps a score of years later. Brown; sings both with aH the ·vivacity for which- he is noted. "One Day in June" IB a tenor dtrtA, charmingly song, for Columbia by Campbell and Burr, It ia featured by an unusually sweet and melodious Violin interlude. The same record haa the ever-popular "Bock-«-By-L»Dd," nut by Henrj' Burr. LITTLE TALKS ON THRIFT Br S. W. STRAUS nt Aatfruaa Sociff? j*r Thrift Anj- practice I: Y h i c h ceases ti be constructive ceases to be thrift. Thrift i; not alone the elimination of waste, --the conservation of resources--it 'is a continual process of up- building. The thrifty man is never at a standstill In the present national crisis, thrift has proved a bn'wark of strength to our country. Not only have we done away with: waste to a very great extent but we have increased our productivity enormously. We are uncovering new sources ot food on sea and land, and we are applying- more intensive methods in all departments of a,5ricu!rore. Too much emphasis, cacnot be placed on the patriotic and economic value of the war garden at this time. Millions of our citizens know little or nothing- about raising- fruit, vegetables and poultry, yet a considerable proportion of these Americans are so situated that they can contribute to the nation's food supply this summer. Any intelligent person can, by reading: or inquiry, gain suficient knowledge to enable him to conduct $ suc- £cssful carden. Of conrse, the intrinsic valne of pcre, fresh home-grown, food only represents a small part of the gain. The cultivation of the garden affords most invigorating exercise and a form of diversion which saves money-spending in other directions, Possibly the greatest value, however, lies in the thrift lessons gained by the children in the home. They are given the impulse to be thrifty in snch an impressive manner fiat they will continue it thromghotrt life. We are not losing sight of the fact that every square foot of ground, devoted to food production, gives added strength to our nation aud hence brings peace and victory a little' nearer. So we conld, with propriety, call them not only war gardens but peace gardens and gardens of victory. Hallowed ground are these hitherto waste places now dedicated to the cause of liberty and democratic progress. We must remember always that every great event is but an accumulation of small incidents. A sweeping victory on the battlefield is the aggregate result of individual effort. Each soldier does a little and a great army conquers. Here at home we each must be a soldier and do what we can. The cultivation of a small bit of ground or the raising- of a few chickens in the back yard may seem smalt cKOuch, yet, in the aggregate, it wflt prove one of the decisive element* of victory. """ IT WE GIVE BUT WHAT; Uphed Sta(« Europe Needs 400.000.000 bushels of Wheat DO YOU KMOW ~:A~ The Worlds Food Crop is Short OOYOU KNOW The United States Isthe Greatest food firoMfj Country in the World ?' TO YOU KNOW- Our Own Need of Wheat + OurAllies Need of; Wheat = MORE THAN OUR SUPPLY BUT DOYOUKN.OW By substituting other cereak we cart shaft another 130.000.000 bushels

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