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September 19, 1918

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twr-E.TTTnirrc JUST AS THE: YANKS ARE SEEN BEHIND THE AMERICAN FRONT (tty George T. Bye.) When you talk with our soldiers In the lint-, or those less fortunate In tlif hospitals, you come away with enormous quantities ot notes, nil diligently pencilled becauBu each story at the time— emphuslBed by the brightness of the Yank's eyes, the spirit or hltn and his do -or-dle gestures—seemed epic. At night, when you classify these notes beside a spluttering candle, your thrills are gone, because every story Is such n magnificent commentary of Yank courageous enterprise that none rises above the others sufficiently to stand out nml excite you. If nil of them were to he written, they would drone along In a monotone, so It's' best to pick just a haphazard few, The Milwaukee Lieutenant was taking me among the men of Ills platoon, all from Wisconsin and all hard from battle experience. "What's your name'/" he asked one. It was Hortman. "And yours?" Gro- smllh. And we got responses from a Conrad, Bruer, Holzhnuer, and many others with unmistakable German linmes. "Wo once heard that Wisconsin had German sympathies," said the Ueu­ tenant, "Well, these fellows aro all from Wisconsin. They are all from families of German hlood. But if they have any sympathy for Germany, they've got a hell ot a way of showing It!" In tine of the forward pushes a lieutenant from ChanipaiBue, IH.— formerly superintendent of malls there—had Instructed his men to llo low for a minute until they had picked out the enemy's officer nnd then go for him. The officer dropped, and all of the Germans at once threw down their guns and kameraded. But the onr.iny had evidently had the same hunch. The lleutananl from Cham- pcilgne was the only one of his platoon a casualty. Luckily the wound was not serious. A number of American girls working In the offices of the Red Cross lu Paris have volunteered to spend their Sundays at Yank hospitals, chattering wlih men. Some of them write letters for boys with Injured nrnis. One ot them accommodated n young New Yorker last Sunday. He started out his letter, "How Is Sammy's business? Has Aunt Netty gone Into business yet? I suppose business is pretty quiet at Ihe store and 1 hope rather Is not worried." One guess as to his race. It Is a not uncommon sight lo find our gallant black hoys lying In bed between whites and holding them enthralled with descriptions of fighting. When they want to write a letter, and If their arm Is incapacitated, the nurse or one of the visiting girls takes their dictation. They rarely Write long letters. One of them wrote bis wife the other day this fulsome epistle: "Honey, when 1 went to sleep last night I was thinking of you. Keep sweet," That was all of It. And one more darky Btory that I picked up somewhere. .Probably It is not now but It's good. The black Yanks have always been very Interested In the French negroe3, and their curiosity has been deeply piqued by their Inability to converse with them, The silent meetings of French and Yank blacks have given (he French a mysterious superiority and they have been deeply respected. One.day one of our boys rushed up to friends nnd shouted: " 1 done just hcerd about these French nlggahs. Man, they Is some flghtas. .les wades through the bushes (boehes). Oh, papa, but they Is wild men. Kills a German every mornlu' or they cant eat breakfast. And when they're rest In' and calnt fight, they cuts themselves on the hand or leg, jes to see blood." WORLD OWES THE UNITED STATES LARGE SUM NOW John E. Rovcnsky, of New York, Told This to Hunkers Assembled at Denver Today. Denver. Col., Sept. 19.—Other nations hrobably will owe the United States nearly $9,000,000,1)00 at the end of the war If it should come about a • year hence, John IS. Roveusky, ot New- York, told the bunkers assembled here today In the national convention of the American Institute, of Hankers. Mr. Rovensky Is Vice President of the National bank of Commerce, ot New York. The world now owes the United States about. $5,7611,1)00,001), Mr. Hovensky .said and he estimated that this would he increased within a year by about $3,000,000,000. "By the time the war la over," said Mr. Itovensky, "America will be one of the leading creditor nations of I he world, a financial center from which a larso part pf the world's economic forces will be directed; where the debits and credits of the world's trade will to a large extent be cast up and be settled. "World banking on a scale heretofore undreamed of will be the order of the day. The star of financial and economic supremacy that has been traveling westward since the dawn of civilization and that now rests over London, will again move onward in lis course nnd cross thn Atlantic. In contemplating this picture there spreads before our eyes a vista of a world of boundless opportunities which awaits young American bankers ol the present generation." Mr. Rovcnsky reached these conclusions by an Interesting analysis of the International financial position of the United States. He said that when the war began the United States' net debt to the world was about $3,500,000,000. The United States paid annually lo foreign countries a net amount of $50Q,000,000 In interest on our debt, freight charges, remittances lo foreign laborers, expenditures ot American tourists, insurance premiums and sundry items. After the beginning of the war the United States repaid Its debt to foreign countries very rapidly by pur- 'chaslng American securities held abroad. 'It is probable that our debt to foreign couutrles was practically fWS "DEATH DEALING" CANNON WOULDN'T HURT A PLY; IT'S JUST A DUMMY BUILT TO FOOL GERMAN AVIATORS Wooden cannon and dummy crew built by French soldiers. All that look like cannon do not .kill. This destructive looking 'weapon in the picture Is a harm- 'inmrnv mm used by the Trench to decelvt Hun airmen as to the location of batteries. The real guns usually are well camouflaged. Four of the seven figures shown are dummies to represent the usual run crew. These dum­ my batteries have drawn Hun bomb fire repeatedly while the real batteries have remained undiscovered. This dummy outfit looks deadly at close ranee. extinguished about two years ago," declared Mr. Hovensky. During the war, up to July 1, 1918, the United States exported merchandise In excess ot Its Imports to the extent of about $10,000,000,000. In return the United States arranged to lend its Allies and other foreign countries about $7,500,000,000, It received American securities to the amount of about $2,000,000,000, and $1,000,000,000 in gold; a total ot $10,500,000,000. •Mr. Rovcnsky estimated that after the war the United States would receive from foreign nations annually about $450,000,000 in Interest on Its loons; Instead of having to pay about $175,000,000 annually in interest as it did before the war. Against this there would be charged Items of payment to foreign countries amounting to $325,000,000, leaving a net annual Income to the United States of about $175,000.000. To this added an annua! net trade balance In favor ot the United IStatcB ot about $-'.00,000,000. This toade a total of credits annually piling up In favor of the United States of $005,000,000. Mr. Rovcnsky intimated that the United Slates would find It profitable after the war to leave its $9,000,000,000 Investment abroad and to reinvest uhroad the Income Iroin It by purchase of securities of foreign railways, steamship companies, manufacturing, mining and other enterprises. Some people seem to feel that being on a committee entitles them to look a gift horse in the mouth.— Atchison Globe. ' v By T 1 E p I T H 1- MORIARTV The number of women who are being given responsible positions in the department of labor Is steadily Increasing. With women entering into the Industrial world by the wholesale there Is as a natural resull more work for a woman labor head or investigator. The war Industries also present new problems and the problem of housing and taking care of the women laborers Is by no means ihe least of them. Miss Florence O. Thornu has received oiio of the most recent appointments to a position in the department.-of labor. She has been madu assistant director of the working conditions service. The function of her department is to examine into the working conditions In war industries for the purpose of determining tho standards which should be miin- taincd. When these standards are determined rules and a means of on forcing such standards are to bo adopted- Miss Thome has been connectul with the American Federation of Labor for several years, holding a position on the personal staff of Samuel Gompers. During that time she was also associate editor of the American Federationist. The Twentieth Century way of harvesting, cut and thresh at the same time, Learn how today. See the Combined Harvester Thresher at The International Harvester Companqy's exhibit at the Fair. 14-tit Women's skirts will bo worn so narrow this winter that they never lu the world will be able to run to a tire.—Atchison Globe. William 51. 'Tilden, at left, und Robert Liadicy Murray, at rigfct. Robert I.indley Murray is the •new national lawn tennis champion, succeeding R. Norris Williams II, now a lieutenant. Murray won the title by defeating William M. Tilden in the finals at the tourney staged at .Foreat Hills, N. Y. The scores were 6-3, 0-1, 7-5, The result was a popular one. Murray's skill and preseverance in battling the hot shots of Tilden won him great ap­ plause, Murray entered the tourney without preparation and vfoa backward about playing at all because bt the fact that many of the stare are in service The' phots ahowa the men playing the final net To wear or not lo wear—a hat? That was the first problem which confronted Canada's first woman lawmaker, Mrs. Ralph' Smith. Mrs. Smith is the first woman member of the provincial parliament of British Columbia, and one of .the Ihreo women lawmakers in the en'tfr^ Dominion of Canada. She fills the seat left vacant •he death of her. husband.'. 'When 1 first appeared there was some awkwardness over the fact that I wore a hat and I didn't know whether it.was proper for me to keep it on or take It off," she related. "A special ruling, however, was made by the chair to the effect that the sixth member from Vancouver should be allowed to appear hatted on tho floor." Another unusual thing about this woman legislator is ihe fact that although her opponent in the election was a returned soldier she defeated him by a majority of 3,500 votes. .Hundreds of women are now working as oxyacetylene welders in u large munition factory located in California. Miss Frank Gray Shaver Is a candidate for the Democratic nomination • district attorney in Menominee county, Michigan. Windproof— Waterproof— the all wool clothes, like are made into our men's suits and overcoats. Many beautiful shades of all wool quality clothes, made by Hirsh-Wickwire, Society Brand and Michael-Stern. —Sold***. ••Qualify First" Female elevator operators in Milwaukee have bunded with the men of that city and will form a union to urge a demand for more wages. . In Italy more than 120,000 women are facing the hardest work of the war In occupations that formerly have been supposed lo belong exclusively lo men, according lu estimates made by official publications of tho Italian government. An extract translated from a iecent report follows: "Women in iaclories have left lighter work" to lake men's places, and peasant women have come to tho cities, attracted by high wages iu the munition plums. Women uro being employed in making airplanes and Miss Florence C. Thornc. their W0 '*k is recognized and appre* eiated, although ihree years ago this was not considered a suitable occupation." • A new process of knitting hosiery, whlch makes it possible to detach tho feet and attach new ones has been invented by a Belfast woman. Hundreds of women are being used in New York city as detectives to run down enemy aliens who persist In plotting against the American government. The distinction of belpg the first woman In central Kuropc to be elected to a legislative body belongs to Mrs. Vikova-Kunetickn, who Is a member of the Bohemian diet. Twenty-Four Hour Time in China. In China timo is calculated on a basis of u 24-hour stretch instead ot two 12-hour periods, as we are still doing. This Is indicated by a time table of tho Shanghai. Nanking Railway. We have, for instance: Tanyatig, 12:09; CbinkJang, 12:52; Nanking, H:15; Pukow, 15:30. Italy also is uslnn 24-hour time. The clay begins at 1 o'clock in the morning and ends with midnight as 24 o'clock. —New York World. Germany. There Is a special demand for women's and children's , leKK'" s and jerseys of dark blue, cream white and blue and white stripes.—New York World. Brazilian Market. There is a shortage ot supplies of hosiery, underwear and other knit goods In the Rio Grande consular district, which formerly imported the higher grades of these goods from A woman will leave her mother and her father, and cleave nnlo a husband: she will leave Ihat husband and cleave unto another; she will j;ivo thai hiLHhund to another woman: sin; will give up her sons to the service of her country, without a murmur: she will give her daughters Into ihe keeping of the men they marry: she will give up her life, If necessary, for some one she loves, but she will not Klve up Ihe. aisle seal. If she once, gels It, at a church wedding.—Atchison Globe. W. L. Hlnshaw, Plevna, Kans., used an International Combined Harvester Thresher this year—result: Saving of one-half In threshing expense. See it tpday at the Harvester Company's exhibit at ihe Fair. 14-6t Y'ou'll like Major when he I talks lo you about Ixilley Light and Power. Rcuo-Btilck Co. 10-dt. Here lately women are talking about thing* only men formerly ' talked about.—Atchison Globe. " ' : j See that man J Imps about Rcpub- j lie Trucks. RenoHuick Co. 10 61. ' A few men are left who still believe whiskey is good for a few things.—Atchison Globe. There aro a lot of dead men more j useful Ihau some live ones we can i think of.--Atchison Globe. The bun season opened today for a large number of Atchison cuuuty men.- Atccdson Globe. DO YOUR FEET HURT? Scholl's Abtorbo P«<U Remove Cams And Callouatr—Prevent* Sho« Prtuurv—On« lot Every Com -Come to- Sckoll'a FU« Cora Plulus Hilin PUD buUntlj-R«t »Y» OUart Cora ia 48 Houn D R. HOPKINS, one of Dr. Scholl's Foot experts will be with us untill Saturday Night We examine your case Free and we guarantee Dr. Scholl's Foot Appliances to give loot comfort. PETEY DINK |a[ Petey's Question Was Answered Quickly By C. A. VOIGHT

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