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Pure Linen Sheets, a very scarce commodity anywhere these days, are here in abundance, in every required size. We cannot guarantee present prices after the end of this month. Of both Sheets and Pillow Cases we have literally thousands of pairs, and the greater part of these came from Belgium nearly two years ago; littleor nothing has comeout of Belgium since that time. Linen Pillow Cases-$2.25, 2.75, 3.25, 3.50 to 6.00 per pair. Linen Bolster Cases-$2.25, 4.50, 5.00 each. Hemstitched Linen SheetsSingle Bed, $10.50, 12.50, 13.75 to 32.50 per pair. Double Bed, $14.50, 17.50, 20.00, 22.50 to 36.00 per pair.

10,000 Dozen

Pure Linen Towels Hemstitched, $3.50, 4.00, 4.50 to 42.00 doz. Hemmed, $2.75, 5.00, 5.50 to 9.00 doz. Bath Towels (Turkish), 25c, 30, 40, 50 to $3.00 each. Now is the time to lay in a stock of Household Linens before prices go higher. They are bound to advance in the very near future owing to increasing scarcity of goods.

Orders by mail given special attention
James McCutcheon & Co.

Fifth Ave., 34th & 33d Sts., N. Y.

What is described as “the world's largest apartment-house” is just completed. It is situated on Madison Avenue, New York City, and covers two entire city blocks. There are 1,536 living-rooms, comprising 108 apartment suites. These suites rent at from $7,000 to $17,000 each. The cost of this great structure was about $8,000,000, exclusive of the land.

The standardized war truck designed by members of the Society of Automotive Engineers has been approved by the Gov. ernment, so the “ Automobile Trade Journal” reports, and orders for 10,000 parts have been placed. This means eventually ten thousand completed five-ton motor trucks for army use-probably the most gigantic fleet of standardized war machines that has ever been constructed.

A photograph of a family including members of five generations is published in a New York paper. The oldest in the group is Mrs. Margaret Varron, aged ninety-two; the youngest is Mrs. Varron's great-greatgranddaughter, Arline Pokorny, aged one.

Little Miss Pokorny," the newspaper comments, “ is considered by the neighbors to be the luckiest little girl in all the city, for if mother is too busy to comfort her childish sorrows there is grandmother to act. Or if grandmother is engaged elsewhere, great-grandma stands by. And of course if a poor little girl can't be cuddled and comforted by any one of these doting relatives, there remains great-great-grandmother as the court of last resort."

Apropos of " ordinary” and “identical” twins, mentioned recently in this department, a soldier in the One Hundred and Seventh Infantry (formerly the Seventh of New York) writes : “ Arthur and Albert

-, twins, lived in my tent, and their corporal never learned to distinguish them. I have seen Artie "repeat' on the mess line when Albert was absent. When twentysix of us were drawn by lot to go to France, Arthur was picked and is overseas, while Albert is with us. I know his name is Albert but I do not know which one he is.”

The queen hen of Minnesota, a subscriber writes, is called “Northwest Queen No. 117," and has a record of 235 eggs in twelve months. Another Western hen, “ Mollie Wellington,” coming from the milder elime of southern California, appeared in the New York City poultry show this winter with a record of 325 eggs in twelve months and 695 in two years and a half.

The unexampled gales and snowdrifts of last winter induced the Union Pacific Railroad to begin the construction of concrete snowsheds at exposed places on its line. The largest section has been erected at Rock River, Wyoming, near which place not only were there serious troubles on account of snowdrifts last winter, but the peculiar phenomenon of the blowing of sand was experienced. At one time during last February six inches of sand, containing much alfalfa hay, roots and all, was deposited on the top of the snowdrifts near Rock River.

The city man had gone on a camping trip with his six-year-old son, says “ Harper's Magazine.” The two were in the depths of a forest when the youngster startled his father by the following : « Dad, I can hear the cuckoo, but I can't see any clock."

A Dublin, Ireland, newspaper contains an item that in its genial irony suggests

Magazines for U.S. Soldiers and Sailors

Should be Current and Clean

Postmaster Patten, of New York City, invites attention to the fact that many of the unwrapped, unaddressed magazines mailed by the public at the one-cent postage rate for soldiers and sailors are useless for the purpose intended, some being so old as no longer to be of any interest, some are torn and soiled and unfit for further use, while others are of such character as to be wholly unsuited for reading matter for soldiers and sailors.

Publications mailed under the arrangement referred to should consist of clean copies of current or comparatively recent issues of magazines devoted to literature or containing matter of general interest. It should be borne in mind that the magazines are distributed merely in a very general manner and that it is not practicable to place those devoted to special subjects or which are merely of local or restricted interest in the hands of particular soldiers or sailors.

Many of the magazines are not suitable for the use intended, and the public is therefore requested to exercise discretion in this connection and mail only such magazines as will be appropriate and likely to be of interest to the men in the camps.



Are Prepared

To report upon the intrinsic value (as far as may be ascertained)

of present or prospective investments for individuals, corporations or estates, and give counsel to those who may be seeking

investments. To negotiate special loans or find new capital for legitimate

enterprises. To undertake the sale, reorganization, merger or combination of

growing industrial or commercial concerns. To act as intermediary between bankers and business men when, as

in many cases, the services of an intermediary are desirable. To advise in regard to questions of financial or commercial policy.

With Mr. J. S. Raphael, who has been for a long time associated with him, Mr. Theo. H. Price has organized the above firm that the many requests for his counsel and services in financial and commercial matters that are constantly reaching him may be more intelligently dealt with. A reasonable charge (to be agreed upon in advance) will be made for services rendered.


ne. By the Way (Continued) ;. . the amenities of old-time American fron. tier journalism : “ Yesterday a correspondent of a City contemporary suggested a Municipal Museum. The Corporation could easily spare a few fossils to give it a start.”

“ Cornell University has the largest armory in New York State," Dr. Schurman, the University's President, is quoted as saying. “We have 2,100 rifles and there are 2,000 men constantly under military training. . . . There are 1,000 students of aviation at this school.”

A cheering indication of a “good time coming," or already here, is that the Bowery “ bread line” has disappeared for want of patronage. The unemployed of former years who waited in line on that thoroughfare of the proletariat for a loaf of bread to ward off starvation are seemingly all in possession of " jobs.”

To the ordinary risks of sea travel the perils of steaming at night with lights out are now added. “Shipping” notes the increasing number of collisions due to this cause, and says that several cases have recently come before the courts involving novel points as to accidents caused in this way.

It is pleasant to read, in times when we fear all activities abroad are militaristic, this note from a “ Paris letter” in the “ American Art News :” “ An exhibition of French art will be held at Madrid in the spring, at the same time as one of Spanish art in Paris. ... Great encouragement and satisfaction have come to French artists and the French public from the success of recent exhibitions abroad. The one at Zurich in the autumn exceeded all expectations. Every nuance of modern French art seems to have been represented in it."

Yasnaya Polyana, Tolstoy's home, has, it is reported, been destroyed by a mob of peasants. Such news would seem incredible were it not for the fact that most revolutions witness outbreaks of insane destructiveness, the running amuck of groups of zealots who do not distinguish between friend and foe. That the memory of Tol. stoy, the peasants' friend, should thus be assailed is a' sad comment on the depths to which some of his countrymen have fallen.

The capture of Jerusalem by the British under General Allenby has revived an ancient Moslem prophecy, according to a correspondent of the New York “Sun,” which declared that the conqueror of Jerusalem would enter the city on foot and that his name would be the combined names of God and the Prophet. General Allenby, the story goes, fits the prophecy ; his name is considered to be a combination of Allah, meaning God, and nehbi, meaning the Prophet.

If a boy's ambition is to be a successful man of affairs, it would seem that he would do well to begin by selecting parents in very moderate circumstances. “ Forbes' Magazine " shows that among fifty notably successful Americans only nine had “ rich" parents, seventeen had parents in “moderate" circumstances, while the parents of twenty-four are classed as “ poor.” Among those whose parents were * rich ” are J. Ogden Armour, Cyrus H. McCormick, J. P. Morgan, and Cornelius Vanderbilt. Those whose forebears were “poor" include Andrew Carnegie, Thomas A. Edison, Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, Charles M. Schwab, and F. W. Woolworth.


This year YOU must pay an Income Tax

Don't feel that the new income tax does not apply to you—you may be pretty sure it does.

Single persons with incomes of $83.33 or more a month ($1,000 or more a year) and married persons with incomes of $166.66 or more a month ($2,000 or more a year) must file a statement of this income with the Government. It is only the income above $1,000 and $2,000 which is taxed.

This statement must be filed on a form which the Internal Revenue Representative in your community has. To locate him, ask your employer, the Postmaster, or any Banker.

Get the necessary form at once. Your statement must be filed before March first and you must not neglect it—for two reasons :

First: it is your patriotic duty in helping to win the war.

Second: there are severe penalties to be visited upon you if you do neglect it.

This announcement is published by The Outlook at the request of the Treasury Department to help the Government collect these taxes and thus aid in winning the war.


Advertising rates are: Hotels and Resorts, Apartments, Camps, Tours and Travel, Real Estate, Live Stock and Poultry, fifty cents per agate line, four columns to the page. Not less than four lines accepted. In calculating space required for an advertisement, count an average of six words to the line unless display type is desired.

“Want" advertisements, under the various headings, “Board and Rooms," "Help Wanted," etc., ten cents for each word or initial, including the address for each insertion. The first word of each “ Want" advertisement is set in capital letters without additional charge. Other words may be set in capitals, if desired, at double rates. If answers are to be addressed in care of The Outlook, twenty-five cents is charged for the box number named in the advertisement. Replies will be forwarded by us to the advertiser and bill for postage rendered. Special headings appropriate to the department may be arranged for on application.

Orders and copy for Classified Advertisements must be received with remittance ten days before the Wednesday on which it is intended the advertisement shall first appear.


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The Outlook and Public Questions

THERE is widespread discussion of the One is from a Colonel in the United phrase “ Business as Usual.”

States Army who is now stationed in VirTwo months ago, in the issue of Novem- | ginia. He says: ber 7, to be exact, The Outlook published

Don't get the idea that I am going to give an editorial in which these words were used :

up The Outlook. Would rather do without We should prefer to use, instead of the my hat! slogan “Business as usual,” the slogan “Qual

Economy in hats rather than in what the ity first.” We must have quality in our men in the trenches, quality in their equipment,

hat covers—brains ! That conforms, Colonel, quality in the intelligence and spirit of the offi to our definition of economy ! cers who direct them, and

The other letter comes quality in the business at

from a clergyman in Mishome which is going to


sissippi : supply them with the

does not necessarily mean buying a food, clothing, and mu

I should have to be cheap thing. In fact, the purchase of a nitions that they must

“ hard up” indeed before cheap article is often the worst kind of have in order to fight extravagance, and the right kind of ex

I parted with a paper our battles. penditure is always thrift. In times of

which I have subscribed peace a consumer can get on even when

to for fifteen years and In the course of this he buys cheap things, employing the

have read with sustained word cheap in its obnoxious sense. He editorial The Outlook en

interest and profit. can buy a cheap suit of clothes, and if in deavored to define econ the first rain-storm it shrinks or fades or

You say something the dye runs, he has plenty of money

about appreciating a peromy. Its definition so into buy another suit the next day. But

sonal letter. Very well. terested the editor of the in time of war he cannot and must not

Now here is what I can “house organ” of one of do this. He must insist on getting

say quite truthfully: It quality and durability for his money, the foremost automobile for whatever he buys must be bought

takes a certain amount of concerns in America that to last.”

moral courage to be an

THE OUTLOOK he reprinted the definition

Outlook reader and to November 7, 1917

pass on to others what on his editorial pages in

The Outlook says. Why? the typographical form

Because The Outlook is which we here reproduce, adding that apt to be about a neck ahead in the editorial it was expressed with The Outlook's race for the right understanding of the times, “usual sanity.”

and to ride The Outlook is to have a feeling In these days of anxiety and exasperation

of pioneer lonesomeness (I hope you admire

these marvelously consistent metaphors). and criticism we can think of no compli

But I have observed that the country usually ment more desirable for a newspaper than to follows, and comes to occupy The Outlook's call it a sane interpreter of public questions. ground sooner or later. Not always, but

Two letters from the morning mail, which usually. The Outlook, therefore, has a quasihave just been handed to the writer of this

prophetic quality, and I am strong on prophets. page, are offered as confirmatory evidence Sane and prophetic on public questions, for the complimentary verdict of our friendly a high standard to attain ! But that shall be automobile contemporary.

one of our chief aims during 1918.


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