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(From the .Detroit
strong liquor is nolongetf'obtainable
anywhere in Russia.
''The second month of abstinence
made ' the manifold advantages sb
cleat to everybody that when we called-
upon-Hie Majesty to ttiank him
tot his recent orders 'he "Remised
thatUhe vodka business of the' gov
ernment' would be given 'up forever.
This promise' as promulgated' in a
telegram to the Grand Duke Constan
tino. 4'There remains only now to find
elsewhere the revenue which up to
the present time bas been contributed
by vodka.' There has been introduced
in the Duma a bill offering a solution
ofrthis question. The aim of this
bill -is -not the creation of new taxes
or, an increase in the present taxes,
but an-effort to' render the govern
ment 'domains and pbssessions more
productive' -- ' :
OUR DIPLOMATS' IN EUROPE
The' return of Dr. Henry, Van Dyke,
United States "minister to the Neth
erlands, to recuperate after the long
strain of work imposed by the war,
calls attention to the remarkable de
votion and efficiency of the American
diplomatic corps abroad. At London,
Paris, Berlin, Brussels, The Hague,
and Stockholm, the official duties
piled upbn the American embassies
and legations have been enormous
in volume and complex in nature.
The American representatives have
not only looked after the welfare of
tens of thousands of Americans but
they have also handled the business
of other governments whose embas
sies and legations had been closed.
At L'ondon Ambassador Pago has
had charge of Che German and Aus-tro-Hungarian
embassies, and Am
bassador Herrick in Paris has acted
in behalf of the same governments.
In both cities thousands of subjects
of Germany and Austria-Hungary
have found friends and protectors in
the American representatives.
In Berlin Ambassador Gerard has
had a difficult role to fill in looking
after the interests of Great Britain,
France and Russia, so far as these
interests can be attended to by "a
friend at court." His staff-, like
thbse at London and Paris, has been
nvar wnrirPfi . Tim nam state of af
fairs exists at Brussels; where min
ister Whitlock has performed nigniy
creditable work for noncombatants.
At Stockholm u stream of Russian
refugees and the handling of corre
spondence with ' Germany, Russia,
and Great Britain have engrossed the
attention of Minister Morris. In the
midst of these duties he found time
to facilitate the making of a peace
treaty with Sweden, whicj has just
been ratified by King Gustave.
In less important posts the Ameri
can representatives have shown dili
gence and Intelligence In their deal
ings with belligerent and neutral
governments. It is largely due to the
tact and skill of American diplomats
abroad that the United States has
been able to keep out of all entangle.
ments, while at tne uauie wm in
forming friendly services for all
countries concerned. The record is an
admirable one, and-all the officers
concerned are entitled to the thanks
of their countrymen. Washington
Six months or more ago, when tho
Mexican situation was in its most un
pleasant phase, President "Wilson, in
answer to the clamor of tho jingo
preBB, announced ho had taken such
stops as ho deemed advisable and. win
"watchfully waiting." Eager Co seize
on the slightest error of tho admin
istration for political capital tho re
publican and progressive press of the
country within a weok had nmdo a
catch phraso of tho presidents re
pression nnd was heaping rldfcujeup
on him and upon Secretory Bryan
It affords much amused satisfac
tion now to those who stood by tho
president to watch tho confusion of
thn ovfir-lifiHtv ones who mocked tho
policy, for today a gibe nt "watchful
waiting" is as quickly resented by the
American public as a sneer at Lincoln
would bo. A slur at "watchful wait
ing" now would bo moro llkelv to
gain a republican or progrosslvo ad
herent to democratic policies than4
perhaps anything else.
Today, despite the criticism of tho
foreign policy of tho United States,
American diplomacy has come to be"
the standard of tho world. Tho Lon
don Dally News, asking "Can Europo
ftvnr aenin tnlorntn tlin annallinc nerll
of secret diplomacy?" answers the
question, saying, "Tho example of tho
United States must hereafter become
tho model of tho civilized world."
Among diplomats of Europo the
"shirtsleeve, dipldmacy" of tho United
States has been the object of ridicule
for years. Because it refused to en
gage in Intrigue it was held to bo
without skill. Because It was open,
djrect and honest It was bold to be
iinfnnrii. Because It kent faith It
was pitied. But today tho American
shirt-sleeve diplomacy wmen Kept
faith with tho Hay-Pauncefote treaty
in the matter of canal tolls, is re
spected by the civilized world.
The world which onco pitied the
'.'Inexperienced" Bryan for bio reply t
"Therocan bo no last word between
friend??' made to tho Japanese am
bassador, Is now waiting until , tho
great"European struggle is at an end l
fo-rtaa leflson- in statecraft from J
the 'open-hearted, faith-keeping mart
from,. "Nebraska and tho col lego J)"ro-.
fessor who dared ridicule. and rlsKed
his political fortune and that of his
party to save his ideals and keep his
co'untfy at peaco with tho world.
Because- tbo world Is looking to
these strong men and resting In them
Its best hopes of ueaco as soon' as it
is. opportune to offer again the kind
office's of this natlori they must ite-
mni in riffles 'throughout1: the war
'period. Tho president will need 'the
undivided support or his countrymen
in order that ho may speak again
with' such prestige 'that thfl Warring
powers wlll listen' to his counsel.
Dubuqud (la,) Telegraph-Herald.
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