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Was that military calculation go
ing to succeed? Cries of "No!
Jo!" There were many reason-
rhy it should not. -Perhaps the
lost important was hecause the Ger-
lan higher command was determined
that this land struggle should come
to an end before the United States
:ould bring its forces to bear upon
the western front. The newspapers
in Germany and Austria-Hungary
ind the propaganda in Italy and neu
tral countries were unwearied in
th6ir contempt for anything that
PAmerica could do. They had spread
rtho fable broadcast, but did not be
lieve in it themselves. What they
"did" believe and hope was, not that
MAmorlnn'a txrofirVif in fVio toot wna tioir.
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ligible, but that that weight could
only be brought-to bear after Ger
many had struck a decisive blow.
That was their calculation.
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Frederick William IV, predecessor
of the present king of Prussia, sued
one of bis absconding subjects, in the
courts of Missouri,.U. S. A,, this suit
reaching the circuit court for deci
sion In 1856.
Here's the opening of his petition:
"The plaintiff states that he is ab
solute monarch of the kingdom of
Prussia, and as king thereof is sole
governor of that country, that he is
unrestrained by any constitution or
law, and that his will, expressed in
duo lorm, is the only law of that
country and is, the only legal power
there known to exist as law."
In Prussia a new king is on the
throne, but to all effect his will is
still "the only law of that country."
William II is not the only one.
whose subjects are as the dust be
neath his chariot wheel. Frederick,
Grand Duke of Mecklenburg, Prince
of Wenden, EJchwerin and Ratzeburg,
JLord of Rostock, recently succeeded
to the grand-ducal throne .of Meck-lenburg-Strelitz,
Here's his manifesto, issued in
"In graciously condescending tr)
notify the population of this import
ant procedure, wo command all those
who dwell in the grand-duchy, offi
cials', vassals, servitors and persons
of. all jank, station and position, to
show us unquestioning, silent obedi
enpe In whatever it may please us
graciously to condescend to under
take or to order, and to conduct
themselves at all times and. in all
circumstances as beseems faithful
subjects and servitors in their atti
tude' toward their lord and master
who will brook no opposition to his
gracious and condescending rule and
That's what progress human rights
have made in Germany. That's
the sort of authority Prussia hopes
to impose on the nations of the
world, including Holland and the
United States. Dallas, Texas, Dispatch.
In ancient Greece from ten to
thirteen ounces of silver equaled the
value of an ounce of gold. By the
time Caesar was testing the valor
of the Gauls, silver was more scarce
and seven ounces would balance an
ounce of gold. Charlemagne fixed
the ratio at seven and a half to one.
From that time on silver cheapened.
Just after William Jennings Bryan
finished his crusade for 16 to 1, the
actual r,atio was 35.2 to 1
A Jittle while after the beginning
of the 'great war men interested in
the silver market noted a renewed
respect for the metal. It was climbing
back. Gradually it has recovered
ground until the other day the ratio
was reported to be 24 to 1, and com
Two things explain it. India has
a passion for silver." Once silver
coin reaches that land it never comes
out again. It goes into holes in the
ground, into institutions more stor
age rooms than banks, into orna
ments for women. Always hungry
for silver, India never rests con
tented. It would take all there is
in the world and pray for more. The
movement of , silver has been pro
nouncedly toward the east for
The war has locked gold away. Yet
currency is needed, and paper will
not wholly suffice. So In the countries
of the belligerents abroad, and to a
slight extent in America, there is de
mand for silver coinage. Th mints J
must enter the market and tho more
they enter tno mofo they help to
raise the price and to send silver
back toward Bryan's beloved ratio of
sixteen to ono.
Will that come? There are men
who think it will. It depends upon
how long the war will las't. Two
more years would see gold more elu
sive, silver coins more necessary and
less mining of the precious metals
because men would bo needed else
where. Detroit Journal.
DRY NOW; NO USE FOR JAIL
In the outskirts of Birmingham,
Alabama, on a prominent highway,
stands a handsome structure three
stories high of reinforced concrete.
Although it Is modern In every re
spect and able to accommodate four
or five hundred people, there Is no
one at homo. Before Birmingham
wont dry, this building was ono of
the livest institutions in the city, but
since the advent of prohibition the
number of arrests In Birmingham
has been negligible and the number
of prisoners to bo handled by the
city was so small that it was found
necessary to close this jail. The
ridiculously small number of prlsos
ers are cared for in the calaboose a-'
joining tho city jail. This left the
city commissioners of Birmingham
with a plant costing $160,000, con
structed to houao prisoners and not
easily adjusted for -any other pur
pose, so it was a problem what uso
to make of tho building.
Blanks Everott, goneral manager
of the Chamber of Commerce., solved
tho problem by asking the city to
allow him to oLer it tn thn rnvi,Pn.
Tnont to bo used as a reconstruction
iiospiiai. this idea was immediately
indorsed unanimously by the city
commissioners, and Mr. Everett was
sent to Washington with proper cre
dentials to offer tho surgeon general,
William C. Gorgas, tho free use of
Birmingham's vacant building. Gen
eral Gorgas sent representatives to
Birmingham to inspect the building,
and by reason of the large i. umber
of manufacturing establishments
and tho industrial developments
which would offer employment to
reconstructed soldiers, it is likely
that Birmingham will bo sclectc-l as
a site for ono of these hospitals ind
training schools. The Continent
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