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TIIK JIBKr OMAHA, MONDAY, .JUNE 14, 1915.
THE OMAHA DAILY DEE
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SuhKuribor leaving the 1ty temporarily .
shoald have Tha IVee mailed to them. Ad
dress viU be 'hanged ss often aa reqneated.
Thought for the Day
5eecferf by Lot Btntditt
"If any Mils' vord of eurs con mass on lift tin
If any littl iougofour$ can wait nt foart tin
God htlp us tptak that little word, and f aJU our
bit of tinging;
And drop it n some k?u t-u, anil set (he
' erhtn ringing."
No flan like the Stars and Stripe.
Translated Into the Ak-8ar-Ben royal cipher
code. It reads, "Take Pep Anyway."
The ability of June to put over a supply of
hot ones never; failed In a corn belt pinch.
Yes, but he always refused to arbitrate the
distribution of the federal patronage plums.
Illness of the king clamps the war lid oa
Greece. What little tb'ngs bar the "road to
glory and the grave!' ,
It rosy be noted that Colonel Bryan's peace
platform does not include a plank denouncing
the war tsxes, Imposed by hi party.
mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm j , ,
England will presently feel the thrill of the
administration's typewriter. It Is the part of
prudence not tu place alf our diplomatic notes
in one basket. . ' '
Greeting: to the T. P. A.'t,
Omaha is today extending a welcome to the
Travelers Protective association, and Is mighty
glad of the opportunity of doing so. These men
who represent a mlshty army of soldiers enlisted
in the strife of pasce. If thst spparent paradox
may be permitted, deserve the best our hospi
tality can provide. In honoring them Omaha is
And this Is said In no selfish spirit, for the
traveling salesman Is no stranger to Omaha.
Thousands of them live here, and go out from
here on their mission, while other thousands
visit here with periodic regularity, and know
what welcome the city has for strangers within
Its gntas. These men are the mlsMoners of
trade, and carry Into all parts of th world the
gospel of the good they have to soil. Commerce
depends upon them, and Industry thrives by
Much of Omaha's greatness has been builded
on the activity of the traveling salesman. Traf
flo reaching Into hundreds of millions has been
established here through the agency of enter
prise whose success has finally been achieved by
reason of the experts who have united bnyer and
seller, in the close bonds of commerce. The
traveling salesman is an Indispensable factor In
the material growth of this community, and his
Importance has never been underestimated. This
is why Omaha is proud of the privilege of wel
coming and entertaining this representative or
ganixatlon, and, no matter what bis line, The
Bee says to each visiting brother, "We're glad
you are here. Enjoy yourself, and ask for what
you don't see!"
Bryan Following Tolstoi.
. Mr. Bryan's appeal to the American people
for Judgment between his position and-that of
the president Is adroitly worded, as Mr. Bryan's
appeals usually are, for the purpose of Impart
ing a quality of plausibility to support an un
tenable position. It is quite easy to agree that
persuasion should be used to the very utmost,
but when persuasion falls, what alternative is
left but submission or resistance?
Inferential!?, Mr. Bryan restates Tolstoi's
doctrine of passive resistance, which the great
Bnsslan leader preached so insistently to the
reformers in his country, whose political activ
ity sent so many to 8lberta. More than twenty
five years ago Oeorge Ken nan, returning from
his investigations in Siberia, visited Tolstoi,
taking messages from convicts he had met In
many parts of that prison-country, but especially
from politicals condemned to living death In
the Mines at Kara. On this occasion Tolstoi
e pounded his doctrine to his visitor, and when
Kennan recounted a peculiarly pathetic case of
suffering under the brutality of a prison officer
and its tragic end, Tolstoi closed the conversa
tion by saying: . "If you oppose force by force,
you multiply violence.".
In time reason will very likely supplant force
in the settlement of all disputes, between indi
viduals as well as between nations. That day
may not be afar off, but for the present passive
icslstance has but little part In international
affairs. Americans may yet lead the nations
of iba world into the light of pure reason and
settlement of controversy by persuasion, but It
was .Tolstoi who gave the world the thought;
following the teachings of the New Testament.
For the first time In four centuries allied
powers are driving to Constantinople an ulti
matum which means business. Oreat Is Allah,
but allied artillery Is greater.
Health department suggestions on the value
of walking are entitled to the respect due a
back somber. ' The pressing need of an auto
age are Instructions on safety Jumping.
Watch the T. P. A. 'a take a shot at that new
tangled rule the railways are trying to put over
to make them pay for transporting their bag
gage according to the value of the contents.
Owing to the press of other sensations
the country missed the thrill of San Marino's
declaration of war. .' 8an Marino's, army, con
sisting of officers exclusively, le as imposing as
a roster of Kentucky colonels.
Mo city- in Italy surpassed Milan in tumul
tuous enthusiasm for war Now that war has
arrived with martial law and censorship tha
windy warriors scream against the galling yoke.
I r a m bead Justice. In this instsnce, knocks the
right spot. ,
Above sll other months June lends to
wealth the stimulus for stepping high and ex
panding the chest- The Joy ride to the income
tax office carries not only the test of high re
sponsibility, but the classy thrill of national
duty. Also the cash.
Americans are driving live cattle to the
allies, the Teutons are driving lead to the bear
and Cncle 8am is driving hot words to Mexican
revolutionaries. But the most astonishing
drive of an astonishing year is the wedge driven
between the politician! and the payroll in South
Mrs. 8. R. Calls ay loft for t'hiraso tn har hua
band'a apacial ear acoomp&nlad Uy Mra. Moraatnaa
and Mra. Troy, who had baaa har auaats bar for aav.
Tha consraiatlon of Fra Malhodikta. who bava
ta haratofuta worahlptnar la tha angina room on tl
Waat Wda, are now arerting a email church on Cantor
Mrs. !und', wifa of Judga Iyindy, la standing a
few Oayi in Lincoln.
C. W. Bakar is hack from hU aaran months' stay lit
.w orlaana looktng hale, haarty and happy,
I'avll Jamlaon of tba Kahraaka Coal and Lima
company, has sold hla Inuaraat to 1. It. HaJbart. fur
tha paat yT sanaraj asnt ax tha Milwaukee at Coun
ml bluffa, from which poatiio ha ratlrrs to cam ta
, jona jinmiia, rurmartr or Nabraake Oty, has
t!ne! a rtal catats of Ma at H South Klevanth strtat.
8. O. t ou h haa w named aa a-enaral auparln
tondriit and Jeff W. l'.edfurd oa sate and tlckat supar-
tradent. fur tla fair which ha baen planaad try the
i:iiil,a Fair and Exposition anaorlailna.
A foud irl tan find amploymant with Mra. i. II.
oit.. i Chark-a etrort, bttwran Ima and Jonaa.
iuy '. Pirun. f.iaaklant of the Omaha emailing
koika wrut to (.htrago.
As to Political Poitmaater.
In his speech on "Election of Postmasters"
before the recent state convention of Nebraska
Nasbye, Congressman Stephens makes out a con
clusive rase against the appointment of post
masters by congressmen aa reward for political
support, but ha falls lamentably to make out a
case for his method of leaving their selection to
a primary vote of the patron of the office. The
use of (he postoffice as a political foot ball pic
tured by him furnishes full warrant for upset
ting this pernicious practice, and If Congress
man Stephens has, as he claims, "made it quite
impossible for my successor in office to ever
again barter the poetofflces of this district for
personal or party advantage,!' he has some
thing to boast over.
But if the Postoffice department is an intri
cate' business enterprise, requiring technical
knowledge and business experience at every
point for its successful operation, then the sub
stitution of the primary election for a con
gressional appointment may relieve the con
gressman from an odious duty, but It holds forth
no certainty of furnishing better material. In
a word, tha case he really make out is for put
ting the postmasters, the ssme as other postal
employes, under civil service, and making the
postmasterahlp a position to be earned by way
of gradual promotion from the ranks. If we
are to have political postmasters, the congress
men can choose them Just as well as anyone,
but if we are to have merit postmasters, the
merit must be determined by impartial effi
ciency testa rather than by a popularity contest
wueiuer connnea to one political party or
thrown open to all partisans.
To those who are weary of ware end rumora
of wars the national government offers means
that make for mental peace and relaxation from
worldly cares. The Library of Congress an
nounces that among recent additions to the
stock of soothing lore are "The Initiation of
Development In Chaetopterus" and "The De
pendence of Ionic Mobility on the Viscosity of
the Medium." It these do not produce the de
sired result the Lbrary offers as a specific "The
Thermal Decomposition of Symmetrical
Diarythydradnee A Reaction of the First
Order." The latter will do the business or the
case Is hopeless.
Faint signs of hcme-ma4e war fleck the
Iowa sky. Colonel W. ; P. Hepburn, former
member of congress and a political scout of
large experience, issues a war bulletin urging
ft publicans to put aside the presidential aspira
tions of Ssnator Cummins and unite for some
end possible of attainment, in the Interest of
peace Colonel Hepburn should take copious
doses of Dr. Bryan's sure thing. 1
Comment on Bryan
Missourlaus are moving energetically . for
Judicial uniforms. There is no homemade
precedent for the proposed change, but its pro
priety is appreciated la and out of court. When
a Missouri judge foregoes the simplicity of the
tornrob for the dignity of a Mother Hubbard
there is no chance for disputing the progress of
Tna Brat Thins llaa Ilapefaad.
Clvaland Plain talr (dm.). Thara will be aoni
ertliclrm of Mr. Bryan on tha ground that hi" action
was unpatriotic. Tha Plain taalcr bellsvae any such
mtlclarn, unfair. The patriotism of Mr. Bryan ought
not to be callad Into quantum. It has tao oftan and
too ably baan demrmitratal. The Plain Daalar doas
believe, however, that the beat thins hapr'ned when
he resigned. It Is not a time for dtvlalon. no matter
F'lttlas Moaneat to (it.
New York Times tlnd.): It may be said that its
should not have deeerted the administration at such
a time. The country will hold hhn blameless under
that accusation. It was aa emlaently fitting moment
for him to go. . He was not appotntod because of any
qualification for the office, for ha had none", aa bad
been sufficiently demonstrated. He was invited Into
the cabinet for purely political reasons, lie goes out.
In a manner that makea It Impossible that he should
derive political advantage from it.
Will Berlla I aderataad r
Chicago Herald (lndi: Whether Mr. Bryan's
resignation Increases or lessens the danger of war
depends on whether the German government Is led by
It to a better underatAndlns of tha American resolu
tion, or la plunged by It Into a deeper uneem prehen
sion. To Americano Mr. Bryan's retirement clarifies
the situation. Ilia sentimental mind made him n
easy publicity channel for ell sorts of unofficial, dts.
avowabla, even "backstairs' peaoe proposals, whoee
reception by him only mudiad the waters, and whose
entertainment would have made this nation the cat'w
paw of a European combatant We now have an end
of these distractions.
Xe Befleetlow Motives.
New York Post (Ind.): Upon one aspect of the re
ception of Ms reels-nation by the country. Mr. Bryan
may Justly look with genuine satisfaction. In Almost
no quarter Is any reflection cast upon the motive of
his act. It Is sll but universally acknowledged that in
laying down his offloe he was not Influenced by sal
fish calculation, but by what seemed to him the de
mands of principle or consistency. But with this one
element In the oaae his grounds for anything like
complacency oome to aji end. The time and minmr
of hla exit furnish a last and conclusive proof. If any
were needed, of his bopeleaa unfitness for the post
which he has been filling for the last two years In a
way perhaps ss uncomfortable to hlmeelf aa It ha
been unsatisfactory from the standpoint of the tnan
ajrement of the affairs ef hla department.
Philadelphia Reoord (dent.): With his country -facing
a critical situation In Its relations with another
nation he announces his purpose of going about to
arouse opinion hostile to the govenmant of which ho
was a member until Tuesday, and to serve he pur
poses of a foreign nation. His conscience may require
Mm to retire to private Ufa, but hta, honor ahduld re
strain him from attacking the government of- his
country and working In the Interests of a foreign
i . (
Springfield (Mass.) Republican (Ind): In view of
the fact that all the world Is a spectator. It is unfor
tunate that this break should have been reached. It
will be held to reveal a dtvlalon In the councils of this
government, though none In the continuity ef Its
leadership, for the president sits at the head of the
table. It has been apparent for some time that Preai
dent Wilson has taken a eontrollng hand In the con
duct of our foreign affairs. His Is the responsibility,
and he has assumed It at this time, believing the firm,
straightforward way to be the one bast calculated - .0
achieve results Important not only to this country but
to humanity. , - -
. Met ISie Oatty Has of Peaee.
Indianapolis News: There ta one assumption that
Mr.. Bryan makes that. In our opinion." must be, disallowed.-
It la that he Is In some special sense the
friend of peace. Yet he is no stronger for peace than
the president la Mr. Taft, who has most patriotically
supported the administration, la known all ever the
world aa an earnest peace man. More than that, the
American people ere lovers of peace. The question
now Is not one ef peace or war, but ef doing what
we can to make Germany see that its recent warfare
on unarmed ships and on neutrals may lead to war.
The effort le and has been to Insure peace by bring
ing It to a better state of mind. The cause of peaoe
la dear to the American heart.
Daesa't rkaagt the Sltaatloa.
Baltimore Sun (dam.):. At ne time since the sink
ing of the Iualtanla have the views of Mr. Bryan
been of serious concern to the country. They are
not of serious concern now. His withdrawal front
the cabinet and his difference with the president on
the form of the reply to Germany la a sensational
piece of news, but It does not alter the real situation
nor will It change public opinion. It at dramatic,
but It doea not realty matter. All that really matters
at thla time are the views ef Wood row Wilson. The
knowledge that it Is he end not Mr. Bryan upon
whose shoulders rests the full weight and whose
mind will render the final decision te the thing that
gives ths country confidence and calm. '
Ca He De Itt "
t Lnula RapublloXdam.): The foreign relations
of the XTnttad States are' in the hands of President
Wood row Wllaon. V'p till Tuesday Mr. Bryan was
his chief adviser. He was and is still his familiar
friend. He has thus had evert opportunity, both of
ficial and personal, to win the president over to his
view. Yet that view appeared to ths president so
untenable that he choae to lose his secretary ef state
In an hour when a united front to the world was of
the gravest Importance to the administration rather
than adopt It. The only poaalbla way. therefore. In
which Mr. Bryan can make converts for his views Is
by turning men asalnst the president, by undermining
' the administration tn the confidence ef the country.
Has he a right to do that?
New York World (dam.): We are not questioning
Mr. Bryan's sincerity tn this matter. We are not deny
ing the honesty of his convictions and the Integrity of
his purpose. For tnese we have only the Men eat re
spect "and we have only the highest regard for the
moral courage which ha displays in .resigning the
most responsible office In the cabinet rather than be
party to a policy that Is In conflict with his con
science. What wa are Impeaching la Mr. Bryan's
Judgment. Not strong at beet, that Judgment never
worked to more deplorable purpose than when he
broke with President Wllaon on an iaaue which, Iq
Its present aspects, !e still academic,
Hlght Aksat Faea.
Brooklyn stasia (dent): Comparisons wilt kee
Thle le ne time to make tltam. There can, however.
be ne better time for saying that tha reelguetlon is
from one point of view absolutely Ineouiprehanelbie.
A little leas than a month ago a note was sent to
tha American ambaaaador at Berlin. It bore the alg
nature of the secretary of state.. It referred to a
seriea of events which, the government ef the United
t tea had observed with growing concern, dtstreas
and emaaemeat. It protested against the violation ef
many sacred principles of humanity. It concluded
"The Imperial German government will not ex.
peot the government of tha United Statee to omit any
word or act neceeaary te tha performance ef Its ea
ered duty of maintaining the rights of the United
States and Its eltlaens and of safeguarding their free
eaerclse and enjoyment"
IsiMranee ef what thla signified and still slgnlflce
would hardly be allesed against a Primary grade
pupil. It eommlttad this country unequivocally end
naaJtarmMy. A ad, of Course, more particularly did It
commit the eetTetarr of state, in effect. H executed
a sort of mortgage upon allegiance to the admtnls
(ration and to tba country, at least as long as the
subjects referred to In tha note persisted as matters
in dispute. In tha lac of this pfesentwent. agatl
and eeaUd sad delivered by himself, lir. Hryaa hS4
abandoned the cauaa he eepoued
teell Sees Job fie fillaimerlns.
HIVHRTON, Neb., June lt-To the
Editor of The Bee: 1 have Jnst been
handed a copy of The nee. In which there
la contained a aeeclal from your Lincoln
staff correspondent In which he states
thst I am an applicant for the position
of state printer end that .1 have given
up all hope of being named by Mr. liryan
for the United Htatoe marahalship. I am
not a candidate and have not been, for
any position, the gift of Governor More
head.' If there has been any talk around
the capital, by any of his friends ami
advisors concerning tendering the posi
tion to me. It has been without my
knowledge of ssme or without my solic
itation. I am still In the race for United States
marshal. I have more end better en
dorsements than all the other candtdatee
combined, and I am not fearful of the
outcome. As to my being a W. J. Bryan
roan. I plead guilty. I have been fight
ing his rights for twenty-odd years
MgaJnst Just such unscrnpuloua enemies
ss The Bee. and I am with him rlsht
now In this trying time, stronger than
ever. . CBCIt. E. MATTHEWS.
We Wast No War.
OMAHA. June IS. To the Editor of The
Bee: We want no war with Germany.
We want no war with Knaland, and we
want no war with any other country.
This ls no time to attempt to straighten
out the moral and humanitarian Instincts
of combatants who are engaged tn a
death struggle. '
There seems to be a willful misunder
standing of the attitude of the people of
tha United SUtea.
When we say "We are standing behind
the president" Just what do we mean?
Do you think If the populace suspected
our president was war-Inclined there
would be this universal support? How
were Mr. Roosevelt's views greeted by
No. First and last the American peo
ple do not want to mix In the European
war. We stand by the president because
he has led us to believe he Is a man ef
Ask the men on the street whst he
thinks of ttils wsr agitation. I will guar
antee you 100 per cent will aay "No war."
Where are the so-called Bryan arbitra
tion treaties? Get them out This is
the time to use them, not at some later
day whan all the world Is at peace.
1121 North Twentieth Street.
Women aad Peace.
OMAHA, June IS. To the Editor of
The Bee: In his lecture BabM wise
made several astonishing and misleading
statements, one of which wss "Wars
would never oease until women were al
lowed a part In government." We all
know nations do not go to war by ballot.
The women of Colorado, where they have
voted for twenty-three years, have been
unable to prevent riot and war tn that
state, while Nebraska has, through man
suffrage alone, placed a law upon the
statute books which prohibits ths Im
portation of armed men to protect prop
erty. Why hasn't Colorado, where women
share equally with men in government
such a law? Colorado te the only state
which has called for federal aid twine
during the last tan years (1904 and 1S14)
to suppress war and anarchy within Its
borders. Moreover, the whole country
has had . to pay for those two armed
Intervntlone. while Colorado citisena are
paying tha highest per capita tax of any
In the union.
Another statement was "that there are
at present over 13,000,000 of men under
arms and In battle, without one woman
being esked her opinion." Is the "Wlas
Rabbi from the east" Ignorant of the
facts or wilfully "playing to the
galleries?" Every one conversant with
fscts knowa that net one man out of the
130,004 recruits of Canada has been ac
cepted without the consent of his wife or
mother. The patrlotiara of Canadian
women la not exceeded by the men's
A cablegram from London in the New
York Times of April 14 atated that
"thirty-three thousand women have
registered themselves for special war
service up to the end of March." Are
these facta not a refutation of such a
Every true woman deprecates war and
longs ' for "peace with honor," but the
"peace at any price" propaganda aa ad
vanced by a few men, who themselves,
never shouldered a musket and whose
ancestors have no record of service in
helping 'te make this great republic what
It Is today and a large number of
spinsters. . childless and husbendlees
women, will have no Influence upon the
patriotic man and women ready and will
ing to take a part In protecting their
Where would our republic be today
If the wivee and mothers of our enoestors
bad taken tha attitude some of these
emotional, hysterical women of today
The writer la a loyal American, whose
ancestors had a small part la establish
ing and maintaining American liberty and
There wltl be universal peace some day,
not because of Rabbi Wise'ti theory of
"petticoat rule." but when the world be
comes humanised and arlrltuallsed.
8. E. SMITH.
A Reunellraa Ralllea te Wllaoa.
OMAHA. June U-To the Editor of
Tha Bee. I have noted with Interest the
resignation of, W, J. Bryan from tha
position of secretary of state, because his
views did not agree with the president's.
There are Just three things, In my opin
ion, that would or should make a m&u
realm from a position af truet like that,
aarm-ly; inability, laslnaas and cowardice,
snd I Judge the first le the most char
itable construction to assign to Mr.
Bryan's action. Juat aa well might
President Wilson resign and give up hla
duties to the American people, bereuee
he may not agree with some of tha vlewa
of bis cabinet. The way I have summed
it up ta this: Mr. Brym found the work
too arduous for Mm; he Is not s deep
thinker, only a gifted orator, hypnotis
ing himself, s well ss some of the peo
ple. Many a time Mr. Wilson would
have undoubtedly arduntly wished to re
sign. It is a heavy task, but he Is tee
hlghminded. too fine, too patriotic to
give up a position of trust In which tha
people are looking to him for support
snd leadership. .
I sm a republican, but long live Wood
row Wllaon, the man of honor, and cour
age. The Americaa people will surely
support ht ta bis present attitude the
protection of the United Ha tee flag and
the people. Mr. Bryan's action autwlth.
standing, aad may the "titer wtnglcd
Banner continue te e.sve o'er the land
of tha free and the bonis of the brave.''
f. M. TALIAFERRO.
Tips on Home Toipcs
lndlenapolls News: This Is the open
season for baccalaureate sermons, but
ths vsst majority of ths population will
never note the difference
Philadelphia Ledger: The incoming
fsihlon of low-neck shirts will find some
men Insisting thst the Adsm's eppte Is
the seat of wisdom.
Houston Post: One ef the Chinese
visitors said: "We look te the United
Plates ss an elder sister." That Is almost
like an old grandmother asking a newly
arrived Infant to tote her awhile.
Baltimore American: The advice te
people to walk mere comes ss a some
whst tame and impotent conclusion to
the fact that a noted automobile company
has Just declared a stock dividend ef $4,
000.000. Pprlngflald Republican: Thomas J.
Jackson is one of the seventeen famous
Americans from whom, five are to be se
lected for the Hall of Feme. How many
ef the first class In history know that
he is none other thsn Stonewall Jackson?
New York World: The first result of
the president's warning to the Mexican
factlonlsts may be seen In the order by
General Carransa at Vera Crus pro
viding for the distribution of food at cost
prices. When aa anolent and rock-rooted
hidalgo yields promptly, there may be
hopes for the mere outlaws and bandits.
Philadelphia Record: Copper and lead
are higher than at any time since 1907,
and sine gives Indications ef becoming a
precious metal. The military demands of
Europe naturally explain these price
changes, but in the case of copper they
seem inadequate, for copper exports have
been running much behind last year. The
domestic demand has sharply Increased.
Apparently the domestic consumers
wslted for the price to drop, Instesd of
which It advanced, and now they are
hurrying to lay In supplies.
WHITTLED TO A POINT.
She-Why do yen refuse Ethel's hand to
Mr Norovne. Pont you warn your
daughter married off?
He-Yes; what I am iry.nw to
having a eon-ln-law married on. Boston
Newlywed-My angel, J wish you
Mrs. Newiywea Jow, jr, mi. .u
ever aeen an angel tnat WHUi painien .
Giles we have time to play another
game of pool." ... ,
Won t your wile accwi unoui Rerpins
"No: I think Id batter allow her a,
little leewav about dinner. I Just enw
her scudding by with a bridge prUe un
der one arm and can of soup under
the other." Louisville Courier-Journal.
Mra Ones, who hsd married twice,
was bemoaning her fate. "I ahall never
cease to regret the death of my flrpt
hueoena, ana exciaimm.
"Nor I. madam." renlled Mr. Onsggs,
Brooklyn Eagle: Mayer Oerhaid Is
carrying "the raessese te Garcia." Off
Old Klhsale Head ths shade of Elbert
Hubbard will follow him to Berlin.
Cleveland Plain Dealer: Military ex
perts declare that the war will result tn
a draw. That would be too bad; fcr, as
in the case of most draws, the contest
ants would be eager to play it eft and
determine the championships
Pittsburgh Dispatch: H. G. Walls
writes that civilisation le at the breaking
point; that man'a Increasing power of
destruction. If unchecked, will overwhelm
hope, beauty and freedom throughout the
world. Much ef this has already been
accomplished. Tet there are actually
some, people In this country anxious for
Baltimore American: The predicament
of the two American eltlaens in Dresden
who are said to have declared themselves
sslismed of their cltlsenahlp recalls Ed
ward Everett Hale's "man without a
country." But perhaps these men would
rather be subjects than cltltens snd have
found a country where they may acquire
that statue. If so, they ought to 'take
out papers' at once.
wimt ail. ttS rails AHbVlaTTl
The Count-You really think things will
be better thsn ever after the war.'
Ths Duke Mv dear sir, of course they
will. Think of the enormous demand tor
titles that must be accumulating amontr
the American heiresses, and think what
a small supply of us there will be left.
New York Times.
Girl Shopper Why did you make that
poor salesman pull down all that stuff
and then not buy anything?
Second Ditto Why, the mean fellow
waa In a car yesterday and never offered
me hla seat, though I looked right at
htm: so I Just decided I would get even.
"Do you think that If I refuse him
he will do something desperate?"
"Nope; he'll probably Uva to be glad
"Thon I shall marry hlra, the brute!"
"I saw my boyhood chum todsy. thn
one that haa become a millionaire."
"Did ha recognise you?"
"I Biieee eo. He turned a corner when
he saw me coming." Houston Feet
Arthur Macy In Youth'a Companion.
Here comes The Flag.
Who dares to drsfs
Or trail It?
Give it Hurrshs.
Three for the stars
Three for the bars.
T'noover your head to it!
The soldiers who tread te It
Shout at the sight of It,
The justice and right of it,
The unsullied whits of it.
The blue and the red of It
And tyranny's dresd of It,
Hers comes the Flag, . .
Cheer Itl ,
Valley and Crag '
Shall hear it. '
Fathers shall bless it .
Children caress It.
All shall maintain it.
No one ahall stain it.
Cheers for the sailors that fought on the
wave for It,
Cheers for the soldiers tr.at always were
breve for It.
Tears for the men thst went down to the
grave for It.
Here comes The Flag. ' .
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Busy Pee Boys--
Do You Like to Coast?
Here is your chance to
get a fine Coaster FREE.
We Will Give Five
to the five boys bringing fes the most pic
tures of the coaster before 4 P. M., Sat
urday, Jane It).
This picture of ths coaster will be In
j lie nee every asy tuts week.
Cut them all put aad ask your
friends to save tha pictures In
their paper for yon too. See how
many pictures you can get aad
bring them to Ths Bee Of
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Ths coasters will be given
Free to the boys or girls
that send us the most pic
tures before 4 P. M., Satur
day, June It.