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THE Cape Cod Canal is declared by from the accident and renewed his cere-

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Mother (as reported in the "American In some wide-awake stores, according

Legion Weekly”)—“Why do you wish to to "American Business Methods," a offering the best of accommodations, in

be a great general like Sherman?' meeting of employees is held once a cluding drawing rooms - lounges

Willie-"So's I can say things like him month to discover and eliminate all veranda cafés - swimming baths and not get licked."

waste of effort, time, and material. A gymnasia.

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Edward Payson Weston, the pedes. One question, which suggests unusual

trian who was famous a generation ago humility on the part of the store's manof shipping will be under the Company's for his wonderful walking feats, is still agers, at one of these meetings was control on completion of the thirteen hale and hearty at the age of eighty-two this: "Give ten reasons why this store LARGE AND LUXURIOUS years, so a newspaper paragraph states. would displease you if you were a

Even now he walks three miles daily patron.”

for his mail and several times a week
now building
takes a twelve-mile walk in the neigh-

Another store mentioned in the book For Schedules and all information, apply borhood of his home, Plutarch, Ulster above quoted from is said to taboo the

County, New York, just to keep himself word "Hello" in an employee's answer CUNARD - ANCHOR

in condition. Weston once walked 550 to a telephone call. The firm's name or STEAM SHIP LINES miles in six days, and 5,000 miles in

"Good-morning" is preferred. When a 100 days.

customer is addressed, "Are you receiv25 Broadway New York

ing attention ?" is insisted on in this Branches and Agencies

“We inclose herewith" is a common store instead of the blunt query, throughout U.S.A. and Canada

expression in business letters. It is "Waited on?" "Can I interest you in
criticised by a correspondent as tauto- shirts?” is regarded as better than
logical. “Anything that is inclosed is “Something for you?" And "What is it
necessarily 'herewith,'" he says. “Each you wish ?” is approved, rather than
other" is also objected to in such "What is it you want?"
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Under the headline "Trouble in the subscriber

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Transmission" the “Journal" of the other's," as applying to more than two

American Medical Association reprints

this local item from the Lisbon (Ohio) persons.

"Journal:" "Mrs. Lucy Mumaw has

More than "ne hundred buffalo calves been under the Doctor's car this week." SONGS OF LIBERTY

were porn ja che Yellowstone National Sacred and Secular. Specially adapted for Park this pring, a bulletin says, and

The “Journal” (of the A.M.E.) pubBOYS' AND GIRLS' CAMPS AND COMMUNITY CHORUSES the Park herd now numbers approxi

lishes a series of "definitions" in its This book also includes the well known melodies of the South. Attractively bound in cloth.

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The "American Business Methods." Two Days from New York,

ured scrap-book is sent by a reader, reason given is: “The customer zesi

with the suggestion that many persons tates and generally looks to the left as

would like to keep it for ref rence: he opens the door with his right hand.” The longest chapter of the New Another strategic point recommended is

Tesiament is the first chapter of Including all expenses for Steamer, the store's exit: “A placard should face

Luke; it contains eighty verses. The Hotel and Side Trips

shortest is I John, 0 st chapter; it the customer as he is ready to leave the

contains ten

The longest (25:) balance 10 days before sailing. store."

verse in the Old Testament is the Bermuda is COOL in Summer

ninth verse of the eighth chapter of Some East Indian potentates have (average Summer temperature 19 degrees)

Esther. It contains ninety Varie been noted for their friendship for All Outdoor Sports

composed of 426 letters The shorttheir British coadjutors. One of these Golf, Tennis, Sailing, Bathing, Fishing, Riding, Driv.

est verse in the Old Testament is the ing or Cycling or visiting Bermuda's wonderful was a certain Rawat described in a new

twenty-fifth verse of the first chapter Crystal Caves and Sea Gardens.

edition of the works of Colonel James of I Chronicles, consisting of twelve No Passports-Sailings every Five Days

Tod, a British Agent in India in the letters and three words. The ninevia Palatial Twin Screw Steamers

early part of the last century. He was teenth chapter of II Kings and thirtyFORT VICTORIA

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The twenty-first verse of the seventh

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PRESIDENT HARDING'S PROPOSAL ain and Japan. Of course with respect is only fair to accept the document as FOR A WORLD CONFERENCE to both the Far East and naval arma- at least presenting Obregon's view. It

RATIFICATION, mounting in ments, any agreement reached by Great is full of friendly assurances; but how some cases to jubilation, has

Britain, Japan, and the United States far can we rely on assurances by Presigreeted the invitation extended would undoubtedly prevail. It was wise, dent Obregon? His own political staby President Harding to the principal

however, to include France and Italy bility is none too firm, and one of the Allied and Associated Powers to a con

because, aside from their interests as best points that he makes—namely, that ference at Washington to consider the

naval Powers and influences in the he has no power to commit his Congress limitation of armaments and Pacific and

Orient, they are indispensable factors in in advance or to order the courts to inFar Eastern affairs.

world peace and justice. No question of terpret the Mexican Constitution to meet No other Power could have done what

limiting or reducing armaments of any our views-really emphasizes the diffiAmerica has in summoning this con

kind can justly be considered without culty of getting valid and solid proof ference. Proposals on the part of every

considering also the position of France that American lives and property shall other great nation concerning disarma

as a neighbor of Germany. No question be protected. ment or concerning the Far East would

of naval armament can justly be consid- We are no more in a hurry than is have been subject to suspicion. Great

ered without considering also the Medi. Mexico for normal international relaBritain, the predominant naval terranean naval Power, Italy.

tions. It is, then, for Mexico to find a Power, could hardly take the initiative

In extending the invitation infor- way to establish her just intentions for in asking others to limit their ’navies.

mally, the President, through Secretary the future. A year ago Senator Fall, of France, of course, might have suggested

Hughes, has made it clear that, in th the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, a naval holiday; but she has hardly at

discussions of Far Eastern problems, proposed that the assurances we demand stake what the United States has, and

China has also been invited to take part. should be embodied in a new treaty and any suggestion from her would have

Some speculation has been entertained that the ratification of the treaty should been discounted. Any request of that

concerning the bearing of this confer- be followed by immediate recognition. nature from Japan or Italy might have

ence upon the fortunes of the League of If that course were legitimate a year been interpreted as a request for favor.

Nations. Some earnest advocates of the ago, it might well be considered now. The United States, however, has inter

League have deplored the fact that the It is, unfortunately, quite possible for ests which call for the defense of a navy

President did not have recourse to the Mexico to injure unfairly American inand yet is strong enough to make any

League, and thus give it something to terests without confiscation, strictly so suggestion it pleases without fear of be

do. Others have seen in this conference called, and without legislation aimed ing thought over-timid. No little credit

the beginnings of a new association of solely at Americans. Mr. Obregon can for this suggestion is due to Senator

nations which will gradually take the point out, as he does, that the muchBorah; for he was indefatigable in

League's place. Those who have their talked-of Article Twenty-seven of the pushing, first as a resolution and then

minds more on means than on ends, Mexican Constitution does not in the as an amendment to the Naval Appro

more on organizations for justice than least authorize confiscation, but simply priation Bill, a provision authorizing

on justice itself, may find these specula- asserts the national original ownership the President to call such a conference.

tions important. Those, however, who of natural rights while conceding the By including the discussion of problems

look for the gradual development of a national power to transfer these rights of the Pacific and the Far East Presi

sense of international law and justice, to private ownership. This same article dent Harding has gone beyond the scope

and who hope for peace as a fruit of declares positively that such private of any such conference as that author.

justice, will welcome every practical ownership may not be destroyed "except ized in the Borah Amendment. Indeed, measure, whatever its name, which will

for reasons of public utility and through the subject of limiting armament must cake justice and peace between nations

indemnification." Moreover, another be made subordinate to the larger ques. out of the realm of academic discussion

article of the Constitution declares that tions of policy and principle; and Mr. and into the realm of fact.

"no law shall be retroactive against any Harding has exercised wisdom by using

person." This flatly forbids any ex post the demand for a conference on arma- HOW FAR CAN WE TRUST

facto legislation. This is all very well ment to forward the larger idea of coMEXICO?

and very true, and it does seem to prooperation between the nations on mat. o far nothing practical has resulted vide against the seizure of concessions ters of foreign policy.

from Secretary Hughes's plain notice to Americans. So far as law and ConThe bearing of such a conference upon to Mexico that the United States cannot stitution go, at the present time, theothe question of the renewal of the Anglo- resume formal relations with that coun- retically the property rights of Ameri. Japanese Alliance is obvious. That try until it is assured that Americans cans in Mexico are the same as those of treaty was designed to preserve stability will be free from confiscation and dis- Englishmen in Mexico or of Mexicans in in the Far East, vhere Japan and Great crimination as regards their property Mexico. Britain are both involved. If out of this rights. A long and plausible letter from But the fact that foreign property conference comes an understanding, not President Obregon in the New York rights in Mexico cover investments of only between Great Britain and Japan, "World" has clarified, but not solved the universal importance in which Mexicans but also among the other principal na. question. Its authority was lessened themselves are but slightly interested tions-France, Italy, and the United when it was reported that its real writer financially-as in the case of oil, fer States-there will be less, if any, need was Mr. George Creel; but Mr. Creel instance-leaves a door open to such unfor a special treaty between Great Brit. modestly disclaims authorship, and it just and grasping legislation toward

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