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T1IK VAIK: OMAHA, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1914.
THE . OMAHA DAILY BEE
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the average dally circulation for the month of August,
1914, was W.f4. - .
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Pubecrlbcra loarlnx . Ua city temporarily
should bare The Iiee mailed to them. Ad
drees will be changed aa often aa requested. .
..' More mine' actrMrnig "at sea these days than
on land. " .. .
i And'joor Industrious Uncle 8am still has a
Sot of good wood, to IIW.
v Remembr, King' Ak-Sar-Ben expects every
bna of hla countlesa aubjecta to do hla duty.
The weather, man must have mistaken the
Labor day celebration for a 'grocers' and butch
, The parka, In. apring time -are no more beau
tiful Jhan the .parka In autumn. - Take a lo6k
and convince you reel f.
. It la doubtful whether men wearing so many
different kinds, of uniforms were ever before
fighting at" the same time.
Thla ia the day the future prealdenta and
'first ladles, of the land"; make bashful acquain
tance of their new, teachers.
Though the Iowa State fair waa almost
drowned out, the Nebraska State fair deaervea
better treatment from the heavens.
The, British fleet will manage to find Its way
through'the fog-of war, even though the Path
finder haa gone to the bottom of the sea.
. Gradually, tbe dispatches, seem to belle some
'of the tfcjngs we fcava "been hearing about tboae
llmpenetrable French -frontier fortifications.
All the -warring nations doubtless will be
overJofeTat "the belated tidings that Liberia haa
eaolved to preserve an uncompromising neu
Those official Var Information 'bureaus are
apparently Just beginning to realize the Impor
tant part tfiaysj-e' to'pfay ja bombarding the
;; Despite fh -.fwC that Ita ; jcaplare A waa.; pro
claimed by! our-.ypllow. journals more- than a
week 'ag"o, ;Koenigberg''atnr perveraoly 'refuses
io tmrrwfoT. '.v- I:,' )f , '.
It is gratifying to know that the , popular
European tomnst. Miss American MUllona, has
promised' her Uncle Sam to do more staying at
, liome for a while.
Let ,lhe -children pf free, peaceful .and prpa-,
peroua Nebraaka do -their part to give the .fath
rlessllttie on'ei"of war-enthralled Europe that
- merry Chrlstraasv,. '
RoumaDia aaya it will do what Italy doea and
Italy. ai;? Jt wJU go to war when,Turkey doea
arslnst-the' -Turk, of course. Evidently the high
lid baa -not -bean reached.
. t, -, v a. ajaaaBBaMBiiiBBBiBraB- - T
President WiUon will not make a camnalrn
tour. But It's a aafe guess he will put' nothing"
la the way of Secretary Bryan and the other
. oratorical big guns of the administration awing
log round the,'circle. ... ; . . '
- ine Materair opt tied with -attendance large
enouan to-aattary 'the-wanaaera." It was children1,
day and tha yountratera overran the plate. .
' The BeeV juute from a apeech delivered by Carroll
aionisorairy ovore.the Clevelaad and Itendrick
ud Muirrir now money waa diatribuled to aecure the
paaaaae or-Wlla at IJricoln laat winter: "Dunn th
pendency of the'MU puroprJatlnar the money to com
pleta the 'caj.ltol utldln the oppoeltlon waa ' a
trong thtil,!t w neoteaary to buy off aome of th.
member,-of the huuie. A fun.l a... r.iA .i,.
mercltanu ot Lincoln, and the amount divided and
rtaoea m Diana envelope and taken to a room ad
ewe reaaiura ortice by two men
(name mentioned) -and the name ot the memberi
for whom they were Intended written on the en
VeJopee aiT left on the table where the bribed law
makers er to find them". .,
Dr. 'Armstrong, ocullat and aurtat. haa removed
U1 Farnam.. . ,
The Sabbat aehool concert at the First Methodiat
EpiacoiHU, church called out a crowded houea. The
recltatioaa by ftllsa Ortle Clark and Mien Fitch were
wen aiven. aa were a Leo the eoloa by Will Blevena
Farnam street bualneaa men have aianed a petition
io me council aakiug not to be compelled to put do
awe -atoewalka t hi full .beta Oae their trade
ruined- iriterruption of the paving.
Oh, No ! No Claim of Originality.
The Omaha Hoe lt advoratlna a short ballot, and
la claiming it aa an original Idea. Thla reform haa
been advocated for years and la constantly paining
new edvocatea It la one of the rhanaa which will
make our primary law much mora popular Alhl n
Oh, no! There la a mistake somewhere, for, In
advocating the short ballot. The Bee haa put forth
no claim to It aa an original idea. Quite the con
trary, this is not the first time Tho Bee has en
dorsed the principle of the short ballot, nor the
first tlmo It has favored putting it into practice,
although, we believe, It Is the first time a def-,'
Inlte plan has been proposed to apply It tq our
state government here in Nebraska. The Bee
has urged the consolidation of various county
offices, successfully In two or three cases, for,
right now here In Omaha and Douglas county,
we have one treasurer for city, county and
school district, and but one tax commissioner,
where we formerly had two. The short ballot
principle is also the essence of tho commission
plan of city government. Here in Omaha we
have but seven elective offices to fill In our
municipal, elections, as against Almost three
times that number formerly. But the adoption
of the biennial 'election scheme has doubled up
the choice of state and county officers, accent
uating the evils of the long ballot and making It
more Imperative than' e'ver to reduce the num
ber of elective officers to the lowest limit of
The Kaiser's Eeserrei.
In American base ball parlance there Is a
saying that a team la aa strong aa ita utility
force. In other words. Ha substitutes. In a mili
tary sense, perhaps, a nation may be considered
as strong as ita reserves, or Its power of reinforcement.
Therein evidently lies the secret of the
amatlng power thua far exhibited by the Ger
man army, whose quantity and quality of util
ity men seems sufficient to enable the army to
keep up Incessant fighting. The kaiser Is said
to have 2,000,000 men now on French soil, yet
in reply to reporta of exhauation from the rapid
marching and heavy fightlng, hla offlcera de
clare that no regiment Is sent Into actual fight
ing oftener than once a week.
If true, or even approximately .true, then It
is suggestive f the tremendous force required
to repel the invaders, a force not aa yet exhib
ited by the allies! n addition to these ponder
ous numbers with reserves equal to all demands
for reinforcements and relief, the German army
evidently haa the advantage also of acting under
a single command, aa against the many-headed
organlzationa of the opposing forces. This has
usually proved en advantage to the Germans up
to date in. the present conflict, however later
events may develop.
School and Trashy Books.
With 'the resumption of school ' recurs the
thought pf the Immense amount of money an
nually required to maintain our great system
of popular education. Likewise It Is Interesting
to, note the, constantly increased effort at the
most scientific Instruction and administration.
We are 'ajtnlng always at the highest efficiency
and , economy. Generous to a fault, Americans
jtre nevertheless averse, to wasting money even
in so good a cause as the public schools.
But after all, how well do we live up to
the .Ideal? Our schools are stressing more and
more the Importance of qlean literature and It
is well. On the other hand,, lie same mass of
Americans so scrupulous lit the running of their
schools, are yearly grinding out from their
book mills scavenger, literat ure of the worst sort.
whose streams flow off into the lives of these
same children with polluting effect.
By this sort of business we are maintaining-
our schools at enormous, though Justifiable ex
pense, and encouraging the output of vile books
at the name time, the latter to do Jts utmost at
undoing the work of the other. Our schools con
ducted on a more comprehensive basis than
ever, attempt to Instill moral precepts aa well
aa Intellectual culture; they teach the rudi
ments of health through sanitation and physical
exercise, and are probably doing their part t6
(urn the child's mind away from bad and toward
good reading. But on the outalde grievous mis
takes are being made In the toleration of trash
that goea by the name of literature and finds Ita
way Into the hands of the boys and girls. It will
take a lot. of schooling to educate them safely
to good reading and good reading only, but the
taek 'Is not' an. Impossible one. It can -be per
formed in time by a proper co-operation of all
such forces as the home and school,' press and
pulpit. .. . ' .
An. American Minister's Victory.
Brand Whltlotk, the former mayor of Toledo,
who prated to be more or, leas of a political nov
elty in his way, haa turned his hand to psuedo
diplomacy with no mean effect. As minister to
Belgium at such a time as the present, Ameri
can would expect -to -hear of'some activity on
the part of the irrepressible Whltlock, and -he
has not disappointed them. He has rather busily
issued hla protests against the Indiscriminate
dropping of bombs from aeroplanes and other
untoward conduct on the part of the invading
powers and, better than all, haa managed to do
so without giving offense to the Germane. But
Minister Whltlock, achieved something of real
and far-reaching value In helping stay the forces
of deatructlon front the old and beautiful city of
When the Belgian capital waa beset by the
Ct iinana aud all hope of successful resistance
gene, MlnUter Whltlock advlaed the native com
rtandant to accede to the Germans' demands for
aurreqder. The commandant held out. He would
at loaat refuee until ao ordered by the king. Evi
dently our minister went over the head ot the
local authority, for soon word came from above
to surrender and with the order a personal aalu
tai'on to Minister Whltlock, conveying King Al
bert's gratitude for helping to avert a uaelesa
yute of life and property.
It will go down aa a worthy victory for the
nlinple American and may also suggest the wla
dm ot having on the ground at these foreign
capitals, now besieged, clear heada on neutral
"When women vote there will be to wars,"
so we are assured. This can be construed two
waya elther'that voes for women will not come
until universal peace envelopea mankind, or
that, world peace will be attained only ihrough
rief eoatrlaatleae on ttaeely
to plea Invited. The Bee aaeamea .
aa ree penal VUtty fee opialewa a
eorreavondeBta. All letters aat
eet to oeaSeneatlea Vy editest
The Military Peril.
SOCTH OMAHA, Ppt. 7 -To the Editor
rl The Bee: For a number of yeara we
have read in the papers of the "yellow
peril," hut It if ith to me the real peril
to the world today la the military peril.
When a (treat nation like Germany will
work for many yeara to prepare for war
and spend Immense suma of money earned
by the people, when an effort Is made
to prepare more dangerous weapons of
war continually, when Improvementa are
made In air machlnea to make them
dangeroua englnee of war, when men are
drilled by the millions In the art of war
by compulsion aa la done In Germany. It
looka to me as If the peril to all the
nations of the earth la that coming from
a nation that ronatantly prepares for
war, and preparea ao well, that there la
not a single nation that can defeat the
perman army In war. The Germane are
a great people and rank foremost In the
world In all lines of life and for that
reason they are' the more dangerous to
every nation of the earth.' .
It (a a calamity to the whole world
that the millions of German soldiers have
not been taught how to advance the peace
ful work of the nations of the earth and
how to better the conditions of mankind,
rather than to be taught how best to kill
men. how to deatroy property and cities
and monumente that have atood for
hundreda of years. It looks to me as
If the republican Institutions of the earth
are at atake In the, mighty war now
on In Europe. The German army waa
started for France aa soon a waa waa
declared and aa that Is the greateet re
public on earth next to our own. It looka
aa If the emperor of Germany doea not
want any great repubtlo next door to Ms
It is not . the defeat of Germany that
people ahould want, but the defeat of
militarism and the only way to end mlll
tarlam Is to defeat the army that la now
sweeping all before It In the republic
of France. I have heard German cltlzena
say. In , the laat few weeks that they
would rather live under an emperor than
a president, and when wa have auch
people among us, we may well tremble
for the safety of republics. Germany
ought to end the war at once, as she
could do. and try to rebuild the destruc
tion she haa wrought already on ao many
helpless people. I". A. AGNETW.
Crowaed Heada Moat On.
OMAHA, Sept. 7. To the Editor of The
Bee: Mr. Meyer and the German-American
alliance era within their righta in
asking a suspension of Judgment as to the
European situation, although In their
published addresa they put forward falsa
statements aa to the part "England"
played In the civil war. and gave 30 per
cent of pauperism there Instead of i, aa
the New. York World Almanac does. Sus
pense was not aaked for England. Ac
cording to a newspaper dispatch published
In this city two yeara ago there are (OO.ttM
people living In houses of one room In
Berlin.. The lata Price Collier In his
book, friendly to Germany all through,
atated that Berlin la the moat Ucentlona
city In, -Europe. 'There would be no
trouble filling a page of the Bee with
pauper and other charges, hut it would
all do no good. The horror haa to be
fought out soma other way.
But with fundamental principles It la
another story, and here we come to that
part of Mr. Meyer's letter dealing with
democracy. Before Lie ire fell the papers
were Inclined to he a little easy on the
Germans who met a greater resistance
than was expected; hut now when they
are at the gates of Paria the eonquerora
and their countrymen here need not he
sensitive, and we ran act forth a few
trutha that must not he forgotten. The
Review of Reviews Is right In saying
that. we need a new baptism of American
principles. These principles remain true
whether the German army is crushed or
William- Rex gives the law to Europe.
The German empire Is fundamentally
opposed to democracy. Prince Bismarck,
who did most to make It, knew what it
stood for. . He knew even, better than
the German-American alliance. "He held
to the doctrine that the aoverelgn and
hla advisers knew far better what was
good for the nation than either legisla
tors or people." Llnooln atood for a gov
ernment of, by, and for the people." Bis
marck for a government of kaiser and
aristocrats tor the people. For thousands
of years these two ' principles ' have
fought, and they will fight untH the Ger
man one bites the dnat. This dreadful ;
war haa come and will go, but the old
fight will laat till there la not a crowned
head on earth.
The aituatlon Is very serious. The Ger
mane have done aplendldly In ., many
waya. For one thing, they have the best
laid out ami governed cltlea on earth.
It would take a catalogue to tell of the
wonderful advances they have made In
spite of the divine right Incubus. . Moving
down upon them is Russia, and we know
what that country stand for, ..or. rather,
the rsar and hla aristocrats. Ayhat is to
be rained if that power succeeds T No
matter how the war ends. It seems to
spell disaster for civilisation. It must
come to lines of buffer states between
the large nations, or worse hell than ever
In a few yeara more. Disarmament or
Bad as It la. there Is an occasional grin
possible, I attended the Irish meeting
the other night, for, being Scotch, I like
to keep tab on Patrick, and a third of the
crowd were Irishmen who came from the
Rhine, the Elbe and other rivers that
flow Into the lakes of Klllarney. A
fellow feeling makes us wondrous kind
at times. WILLIAM ARTHUR.
The Dlsffwst mt a Socialist.
OMAHA. Sept. T.-To the Editor of The
Ree: It Is with disgust that I read some
of the eommunlcatlona from your several
correspondents on the responsibility of the
great wholesale murder now taking place
In Europe. It would seem that the above
referred to correspondents are atill sub
jects of the several countries they are try
lng to defend., If not. then they ought to
be ashamed of themselves for trying ta
defend kings, emperors and csara in their
insane and wanton sacrifice of human life
and property for an Imaginary affront to
their so-called honor.
Let aosna of theae false, so-called cltl
sens of thla country either cease la their
defense of Institutions that are relics of
the dsrk agwa or let tltesa surrender their
American cltlaenshlp papers and go back
where they came from. If I had my way
not one of the reserves that were la thla
country and who responded to the call of
their masters to come back and fight
should ever enter this country again.
The Cost of Kings
WUliaaa BndoIph Hearst la Hew Tork Journal.
t Reprinted by Request.)
The war In horritying progress In Kurre Is In
reality that mnet dreadful of all wars a civil war.
It Is a war lietwrrn states whiih should Ire living
In peace and amity, In co-operative effort, in Intellect,
ual and material pregreaa, and even In governmental
accord, aa "the I'nlted Statea of fturope."
It Is a war between a large proportion of the
civilised nations of the world. In which human pro
greaa will be halted and civilization Itself threatened.
H Is a war In whlrh the proportion of civilised
human beinga on the planet will be greatly reduced,
and the contribution to human ' progress ot those
Innumerable units Irretrievably lost.
It Is a war In which the accumulated treasures of
centuries are being destroyed, treasures not merely
ef money, but of art and architecture which can
never be replaced, and whose refining and elevating
and civilising Influence will forever be ended In the
The disaster of this war. therefore, is not merely
a local disaster. It is a world-wide disaster.' It is
a disaster to the civilization of which we Americans
are a part. It Is a destruction of the heritage of
civilisation of which we Americans are part pos
sessors. It means a diminution of the number and a weak-enlng-of
the power in the world of the white nations,
of the Occidental nations, of which we are one.
- It means an assault upon the standards, the
Meals, the conditions of life which have been the
contribution of those Occidental nations to the civili
sation of the world which. Indeed, have constituted
the civilisation of the modem world.
It means a corresponding strengthening of Oriental
alms. Ideals and ambitions. V It tends to make pos
sible an eventual triumph of ideals and conditions
wholly foreign and offensive to our own.
One nation allied with Orientate la actually Import
ing Orientals on to the scene of this conflict to show
them how they may meet and possibly defeat Occi
dentala In modern warfare a lesson which will be
readily learned and ever remembered.
Another nation is as recklessly destroying priceless
heirlooms of art and architecture to penalize a
prostrate foe without consideration of the inestimable
lose it Is Inflicting upon the whole civilized com
munity, of which Ita own people are a notable part.
No one nation Is to he blamed more than another
for these illimitable dangera and disasters, but all
are to he condemned for having invited and Instituted
so cruel and fearful a conflict In the Judgment of
posterity eurely all will be held responsible for the
infinite Injury of this war, recklessly and' unreason
ably inflicted upon humanity and upon human pro
gress. But while the nations engaged In this Internecine
struggle will be and must Justly be held responsible
for the endless and needless disaster incurred, the
people themselves of the several nations can hardly
be held unaccountable.
The war la Indeed convincing and distressing proof
that the veneer f civilization Ilea but thinly upon
all so called civilised beings; that civilization herself
sits but Insecurely upon her throne, liable at any
time to' rude displacement by original aavagry.
Tet the people themselves, under strictly modern
forms of government, would probably never have
become Involved In this war.
The war is attributable to the survival In Europe
of mediaeval institutions long outgrown by modern
society, to the prosecution of Imperial policies In the
selfish Interest of greedy hereditary dynasties.
It Is a war of the Middle Ages, -caused by those
conditions of the Middle Ages, monarchic and aristo
cratic, which still persists In Europe, and which, as
long as they persist, will repress popular development
and dominate 'popular sentiment '
This Is a war of kings, brought on by the assassin
ation of a king's nephew, who was of no more actual
importance to modern aoclety than the nephew of any
other Individual, citizen or subject. In all Europe.
Borff of mediaeval misconception of the importance
of royalty, thla war haa apeedlly become a war of
inherited mediaeval traditions, of imperial greed and
But the glory of war la fading fast. The people
of the world are no longer children who delight tn
destruction and exalt in destroyers.
In the histories of more enlightened ages the rulers
responsible for this war win not be described as
heroes, but as homicidal maniacs, aa traitors to the
sacred trust solemnly Imposed upon them to promote
the happlnesa and protect the lives of their people.
There Is no glory In robbery, end war la but organ
ized, authorized piracy and manslaughter.
' No country points with pride to a citizen who
ahoota down another la the heat of hatred or in the
faaalon of JeaJouay. .
No country exalts aa a hero a man who holds up
another at the muszle of a gun and takea hla watch
and pocketbook from, him as "Indemnity."
No country applauds and approves the man who
hidea in the night and, from mean motives or re
venge, destroys a tenement with - a bomb, killing
and maiming Innocent women and children.
In modern society men auch aa these are regard el
aa criminals and punished for their crimes by. im
prisonment or execution.
A crime la not modified .by its magnitude.
If a man who ahoota another Is a murder, tho
rulers who cause the shooting of a million men are
a million times more guilty murderers. .
If a man who robs another of a few dollara by
force of arms a a thief, the rulers who rob cltlea and
natlona of millions in money by force of arms are
exactly that much greater thieves.
If the man who destroys a tenement and en
dangera the lives therein Is a criminal, the rulers
who not only destroy cities and the prioeless treas
ures of cities, but the lives of unoffending citizens,
to satisfy a savage revenge, are a thousand tlmca
greater criminals. t
If the small criminal la to be punished by impris
onment or execution, then surely the fitting place
for the greater criminal Is not a palace or a throne,
but a prison cell or a scaffold.
Is this anarchy?
No, It la abstract justice, seldom seen, and, there
fore, seldom recognized.
We all deplore anarchy. Then let ua deplore the
things which make for anarchy.
We all denounce the anarchist who kills a king.
Then let ua equally denounce the royal anarchist w h J,
In cold blood and in anug safety, murder a million
fellow men Intrusted to their protecting care.
Time will be when aoclety will include nations
within its organisation, when united navies will
patrol the seas In the interest of peace and united
armies will police the land.
Then any ruler who disturbs the peace will be
arrested and Jailed and any king "by the grace of
God" who commita. Inspires or instigates murder will
be duly aad properly hanged-
Heaven speed that happy day! ,
Springfield Republican: Washington
hosteews will have the Job of tlwlr live
this winter In keeping the diplomat
Philadelphia Inquirer: Fuxar may be a
good heart tonic as a medico says, but
the prices of it of late haa taken nil the
heart out of the avrrage citizen.
. Indianapolis News: Meat prices, says
the market page, are lower. You mlaht
mention this to your butcher If you have
lota of time and notnlng elee to talk
Ft. Paul I'lspatcli: Be.fore you men be
gin facetious remarks about the fall head
gear of the women, hnve a look at the
bizarre shapes of the new men's soft and
Chicago Herald: Canada's versatility is
shown by the fact that alio is busily
engaged In getting ready for war and
for the celebration of the hundred years
of peace at the same time.
Detroit Free Press: A daring specula
tor down east ran 2or up to S,5 and
then went broke. We don't belTeve In
watching the clock, but a man ought to
know when ifa quitting time.
New York World: The long-expected
activity In the western mule market aa a
result of war Is at last In evidence. Prices
are up sharply, and the nation that gets
the most mules will dictate peace.
Pittsburgh Dispatch. A parcel ucet rate
of $1.32 on an eleven-pound package from
New York to Pan Francisco and of 81
cents from Germany to the same desti
nation seems a careful discrimination In
pfavor of the foreign shopper.
Louisville Courier-Journal: New York
has at laat an ordinance under which
street cars stop at street Intersections
before crossing the street. It Is an excel
lent plan, as Louisville and other pro
gressive cities know by experience.
Advice to Correspondents.
If the American war correspondents rvho
have rushed to Europe wish to keep right
up with the news, they should have their
home papers sent to them regularly.
San Francisco Chronicle.
It Is an altogether wrong Impression which some
people have derived from too much talk about buy
ing foreign ships and to the effect that America
haa no vesaela at sJL The figures for the world's
shipping for ISIS show that we stand ascend In ton
nage among natlona. Hare are the leading totals:
Great Britain. 19.iO.aW; United Statea, T 8M.5X7; Ger
man empire, 4. MS, 096; Norway &2SS.08T; France, X.OKS.0;
Italy. 1.4M.MS; Japan. LTS,ITT. Transoceanic shipping
figures more prominently la the news Items than
great lakes and coastwise trade, benoe the mistake
ao often made by those who talk at large,
"Women sre the spice of llf." '
"That a the time yon sOW something "
"And life without spice would be '
"Spice? I thought you said spies;" re
plied the man whose wife hsd found a
pokrr clilp In hla pocket. Houston Post.
"Yls." said rasey, "the simple idjot sez
to me: 'la . Cassldv related to yV sea
"I'M he say thot?" Interrupted Casaldv.'
"He did. an" I sei to him. If I fought
Cassldy had wan drop o' mv blood in his
veins I'd cut it out of him."
"Kalx, If I had I'd let ye."-Tlt-BItS.
"Some of your hymns are very poor
pi.rtry." sld the crltlcsl theologian.
"That doesn't signify anything." re
plied the clergyman. "We all knew of
aome vry fin- poetry that would make
exceed'rgly poor humns." Washington
"Why o they call that game of cards
"Well It Is principally a ame of come
across.' -Louisviln t'ourler-Journnl.
"I guess It Is nothing more' than an Idle
"Idle? t guess oot. It is the busiest
olf! rumor that ever happened." Brooklyn
Mr. K.-i'm certain your butcher 'gives
you short weight for your money.
Mra. K. Hut consider, my dear, the long
wait you give him for his. Stray Stories.
"I see now, according to a famous doc
tor, that the human family is likely to
become a one-toed race,". said the pea-
"Well, thst means fewer corns, re
plied the optimist.
A ROSEBUSH GREW.
William Struthers In Boston Transcript
A rosebush grew, untended, many a day
In a closed yard nigh where the town-tide
Hidden from city's comedy of showa.
Open to wind and rain and sunshine ray
Tet no rosebloom In rosetlme came, ite
Never Ita leaf trembling felt the throea
Of birth, the mother's joy .commingled
When summer pipers 'mid the air would
But in September, look? a .blushing
One only! Say, la it for one lone heart,
A youth. Toil's slave through every sunlit
To pluck and take on daytime fancy
quest: To clasp at night when, from his sleeping
Free-wlnsed soul-dreams on far Journeys
lllDIIDI INON POISONOUS!
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They light almost
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factory employees, as
well as to remove a
poison from the reach
of children in American
You owe it to yourself,'
your family and the
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The first step in that
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