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56,469 Daily Sunday, 51,308
Afwagt otroul.lleie for Uii imrnuu aubiorltied and nroro U bl Dwlgot
William., circuiwoa auaiw.
SatMcrlbera Ua.hit the y .nould eVf. The Bee malted
ta them UliM chanted .flan rwMM
A storm outnoised the noise of congress and
forced a recess. Some storm, that! ''
Still it must be remembered that more money
is reeded to maintain the high standard of living
at the poor house.
Kings come and kings go, but King Ak-Sar-,
Ben alone of the royal tribe maintains his popu
larity. Long may he reign and radiate good will,
The involuntary exodus of pro-German roy
alty and royalists from Greece auggests the imr
propriety of taking a booster census of the king
dom at this time.
The women of CJjnaha are patriots and not
impractical pacifists, as their action in support of
ivery movement by which they can assist the
government fully attests.
Ten million men and three billion dollar) ia
pretty fair response to the. first call. It ought
to convince the German war lords that Uncle
, Sam does mean business.
The city hall ventilating system should re
ceive strict attention these days. While gas
bombs are exploding a temporary obstruction
might imperil the lives of the occupants.
Japan follows the example of European allies
and will send a mission to this country. The
more the merrier. Our conversational powers are
unlimited and the glad hand rarely loses its grip.
- It was hardly to be expected that T. R. would
make a speech to suit our Omaha hyphenated
newspaper, therefore its outburst can hardly be
charged to its disappointment, but rather to its
inability to rest under the lash of truth.
Reports indicate some criticism in Japan be
, cause the United States acts as an advisory coun
, set to China. The Japs appear to think there is
but one side to the Chinese case and for ''hat they
bold the brief. The "Yankees of the east" have.
- another guess coming.
-; Two years in the penitentiary and a $10,000
fine imposed by a New York federal court on
the principal of the anti-draft conspirators is an
impressive warning to all concerned. Defying
federaHaw is decidedly risky business in war
time or any other time.
- (Quite a. tidy bit of mohey might have been
acquired for the Red Cross or some similar pur
pose if the show now in progress at the city hall
had been properly promoted and a small admis
sion fee charged. lTp to date it has been worth
the money as entertainment.
Ninety-nine per cent of the newspapers of the
eoJntry strictly observe the voluntary agreement
with the government to suppress news of pos
aible value to the enemy. The insignificant re
mainder Ignore country, honor and duty, masking
disloyalty cr greed in windy patriotism.
t Truly tnese are glorious days for farmers. Not
only are they exempt from draft, "cheered as they
work and may borrow government money for a
iong, but also command prizes for quatity and
Quantity of products as well as prices rivaling
the dreams of gold hunters. Don't you wih you
were a farmer?
; Guardsmen stationed around the Omaha rail
road yards and bridges- ought to be given some
positive Instruction as regards "safety first." Sev
eral deplorable accidents have been recorded be
cause of apparent neglect or undue venturcsome
oesa on the part of the young men who are doing
duty there. ,
- One of many social revolutions wrought by
war in Great Britain revolves in narrowing circles
round the liquor traffic Regulation and restric
tion, though carried to an extent Impossible in
normal times, appears unsatisfactory in results,
and the government is about to take over the
whole business as a war measure. The project
Involves the outlay of millions of pounds as compensation.
Corn Bread Breakfast
In the old days when bacon cost little or noth
uig and was fried for the grease and the crackling
was the by-product the Virginia and Maryland
grandmothers would use the grease in the making
ot their cornbread and were not averse to serving
the crackling along witliit or made up in it,
usually with hominy grit as an accompaniment.
To have a national corn bread breakfast, as the
food conservators are exhorting, does not imply
a reversion to the old days of cornbreads in the
torra thus described, tor there have len ad
vances in the preparation of corn bread in the form
of cakes or pones or otherwise, that go beyond the
corn bread of the grandmothers or of the black
.mammies, no matter how sentiment may linger
, about these endeared recollections.
There is no kind of cereal that is so adaptable
to luscious cooking as is cornmeal and the use of
, cornmeal is one of the best ways both to save
excessive cost of flour and to provide for the
allies the supplies needed. Let it be borne in-mind
that the American crop of wheat will only be nor
mal and to provide for the allies there must be
economy-in use and the substitution of cornmeal.
Anyone who ever regaled himself with the Parker
House Indian meal dessert will be ready to lay
aside many of the resentments that he may have
against Boston for its inevitable beans and indi
gestion breakfasts. And this is only one of the
auDerior use. in whirh v...,m..i .-.. t.. .... t.
..... m u.cu u i urcao reliance, as a delectable' . vi.ii (rows in desperation as
Bury ana as a palate tickler, according to the "tlU the aoruon of HohcnaoUera era
wanner in which it is prepared bitions.. J . ..
It does aft devolve upon The Bee So defend
Colonel Roosevelt from the uncalled-for attacks
of the World-Gerald, the local hyphenated organ
of the hyphenates, for the colonel is amply able
to defend himself. But we have a right to pro
test, and do protest, against the deliberate mis
quoting and distortion of the language used by
the colonel as a guest of the state of Nebraska.
Pursuing its favorite trick of setting up a straw
man in order to knock him down, our hyphenated
contemporary represents Colonel Roosevelt as
"exhausting his supply of opprobrious epithet
in abusing the government for not having pre
cipitatcd war." No one who heard or read the
Roosevelt address could possibly discover a singli
"opprobrious epithet" hurled again the govern
ment or a single criticism of the government lo
"not having precipitated war." On the contrary
Colonel Roosevelt carefully refrained from ex
pressing an opinion, one way or the other, upon
the conduct of the war which he explicitly showed
was precipitated by Germany upon us, though
unsparing in denouncing the folly of,failing to
prepare for war when its imminence was plainly
seen. He pointed out that notwithstanding our
notice tha we would hold Germany to strict
accountability for repeated violations of our
rights, we did absolutely nothing up to the actual
outbreak of hostilities to put ourselves in readi-
ness to assert and defend our rights and thi
whole burden of hU) appeal was that we lose
no further time in perfecting needful preparation,
v Our amiable hyphenated contemporary, furth
ermore, deliberately falsifies -wheji it says that
"more than two years ago Colonel Roosevelt wa
demanding war and he kept on demanding it
every day until it actually came." That paper
(cnows that at no time did Colonel Roosevelt
demand war but merely demanded that we pre
pare ourselves to repel assaults which he foresaw,
if persisted in, meant inevitable war by Germany
upon us. This charge against Colonel Roosevelt
is of the same cloth as the charges of the same
newspaper during the late campaign that a vote
foriHughes is a vote for war, and a vote for
Wilson is, a vote for peace, whereas, it twfls out
that W ilson s re-election was followed by
declaration of war with none more prompt to
offer his services than Colonel Roosevelt ser
vices which the administration tor its own
reasons has not seen fit to let the country avail
itself of. Failure to accept these services, how
ever, does not and cannot prevent Colonel Roose
velt from performing the patriotic duty which
he can so well perforin, of arousing the American
people to a realization of the task before them
and speeding them up to the work of prepara
tion so essential to prosecute the war to a suc
The Spanish Point of View
By Fwleric J. 11 is in i y
Men and Money Both Soon Ready.
The close of the Liberty bond, drive is notice
to the world that men and money both are soon
to, be ready for whatever duty Uncle Sam as
signs to them. As the manhood of the nation
responded to the call for registration under the
selective draft law, so its dollars have marshaled
themselves in battle array to answer the appeal
Standing out above all other features of the
loan is its apparent popularity. It has been taken
in immense sums by the people who could only
subscribe in small amounts, taking the $50 and
$100 bonds literally by the hundreds of thousands.
Here our people have fairly matched the best ef
forts of the Allies, where huge sums for War pur
poses have l:n raised by provisions that permit
ted the wage earners to share in the Investment.
Little difficulty would have been encountered in
the Sale of the bonds-to big investors through the
customary channels by which such transactions
are carried on. This would have saved the gov
ernment threxpense of time and money, perhaps,
but it would not have marked the loan so signin
cantly as it is with the label of "popular." it Is
indeed a people's pledge and "Liberty loan" Is
'Why Favor the Anarchists?
Which way is the administration of national
affairs headed in its conduct of our share Mn the
war? The president has declared emphatically
for war, the provost marshal has ordered the ar
rest and punishment of all slackers and the attor
ney general permits anarchists openly to preach
sedition. What good does Mr. Wilson accom
plish when he dramatically declares woe to the
man or group of men who seek to thwart the na
tion in its high resolution, while Mr. Gregory
nds wor to District Attorney McCarthy at
New York not to arrest Emma Goldman, as she
is seeking martyrdom? Why should she be im
mune, when the foolish youth who listen to her
are punished for taking her advice?
These are serious questions and will have to
be frankly answered by the administration, whose
course just now offers little encouragement to
tne men who have made the sacrifice and are
earnestly setting out to give full suppojt to the
president's fine pledges. If Emma Goldman, Ben
Reitman and their crowd are allowed to openly
dispense their covert sneers and denunciation of
the government, the military, the police and all
other instruments and institutions of established
order in New York, why should an Omaha min
ister or woman s club worker be chided for echo
ing sentiments no less dangerous? Free speech
is precious, but it must not be made a weapon
against a free people.
If America s defense demands an united citi
zenry, then the suppression of anarchy is essen
tial. The president and his cabinet should get in
me on a definite policy and pursuV to the end
that sentiment in this country be purged of trea
son and sedition. Soft-pedaling on these seekers
for notoriety will not remedy the evil nor is it
fair to pursue a silly boy who has idly boasted of
a crime he did not commit and allow to go un
molested the seasoned offenders who scornfully
flout justice. ,
'Will history repeat itself?" The question
could scarcely have escaped General Pershing
as he stood beside the tomb of Napoleon. The
great soldier of the last century sought to domi
nate the world and make all nations subject to
his will. Emperor William seeks the same goal.
Napoleon failed and died an exile. Will the paral
lel run to like conclusion? The world's democ
racy will answer.
Federal courts in Jfew York are handihe out
some pretty stiff jolts to draft evaders and their
ilk. One self-confessed anarchist will have thirty
months in prison at Atlanta to reflect over the
application of his theories to conditions as they
exist, and under ordinary discipline ought to come
out pretty welljflired of his idea that each man
is a law unto himself.
Washington, June 13. Spain stands out as th
most important of the European neutrals. I
has most of the diplomatic business of the world
on its shoulders since America entered the war,
No neutral nation certainly not America has
studied every step and passing phase of the great
conflict as keenly and closely as Spajn, from the
very beginning. No neutral had better facilities
for obtaining information, ror all of which
reasons Spanish views of the war are entitled to
respecttul consideration, and more especially in
teresting is the Spanish view of unlimited sub
marine warfare, and the American declaration of
the existence of a state of war.
These Spanish opinions differ on many points,
but they are one regarding the submarine ques
tion as a whole, and a very significant whole,
from August, 1914, down to the present day. It
is regarded as a barometer of the hones of Ger
many, an indicator sensitive to everv military
political and cconomic problem that vexes the
The more active the German submarine, ac
cording to this vTew, the more are the Germans
despairing of victory oa land. When they irlade
concessions to tne neutrals in tne past, such con
cessions came at times when Drosoects were
bright for their armies. It is worth while to con
sider the record of the submarine in connection
with the ups and down of land warfare.
The German submarine attitude in the spring
of 1916 was accordingly complaisant to a con
siderable degree o yielding that Von lirpitz,
advocate of submarine frightfulness, threatened
io resign, nut tne supcr-pontrcians held him in
cnecK. lht Sussex was sunk on March 24. Ger
many hinted that it miuht have been a mistaki.
America took it sharply to task, and Germany
yielded. It promised not to sink neutral vessels
in or out of the "war zone" without warning, and
without giving those on board ample opportunity
iu bcck aaiciy. mis was a iriumpn ror nmerica;
and it came while Germany was pinning its faith
to a triumph at vcrdun.
But "They shall not par" said the French
and they did not pass at Verdun. The winter was
of course inactive. In the spring of 1917 what
did Germany face? It saw the numerical su
periority in highly trained troops, which it had
held from the beginning, won by the allies. It
say its advantage in artillery and munitions go
the same way. It saw the Russian front holding
nriii. it saw Russians ana .nflrnsnlrivinGr nn in
Asia. It saw Cadorna preparing to take' the
offensive in Italy. And on the western front.
banking like a thunder cloud, it saw the French
and British preparing for the greatest drive
history. So Germany turned again to the sub
marine. And as its need was greater than ever
Derore, so aid it-cast ott all restrictions! mor
completely than ever before.
The German chancellor, who hail thrri. tim.
publicly opposed unrestricted submarine warfare.
yielded completely. "It is a light' for life and
oeain. ne said.
submarine warfare is seen in Soain as a rtet-
perate stroke with a chance for success. Some
doubt is expressed as tp whether America can
organize quickly- enough to defeat Germany.
Such is a typical Spanish view of the subma
rine question, and it is the view of men in touch
with many sources of information. They regard
the entrance of America into (the war as an event
of world-shaking importance.
Our motives are sometime. nti(sttnnr1 in
Spain. There is more friendly feeling toward
Germany there than in most of the neutral states,
and our own past relations with Spain have not
inspired it with any great affection for us, though
there is no bitterness left over the war of 1898.
But while admitting the American issue, the
Spaniard asks if America has no other motives.
Do the Americans want to control the destinies
of the world after the war? they ask.
For thus seriously is our entrance into the war
regarded! It is called an event of world-shaking
importance. After thirtv centuries of wnrlH
domination, says one authority, Europe today has
not even its own fate in its own hands.
War Prophets and Prophecies
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ill laid the war "would end in October, 1915;"
when Lloyd's, in London, quoted odds Of three to
one against the war ending before May, 1915,
while odds were even that it would end before
September 1, 1915, and fifteen to one that the end
would come before March 1. 191fUome nf tir
opinions of big men aa to the endf the war, then
prinica, ran as iohows:
Lord Kitchener, British Secretary of State for
War, in August, 1914 "The war will last three
in October, 1914 "ihe war will last two
Ueorges Uemenceau, former French Premier;
November 2, 1914 "Of one thing alone I am cer
tain: The war will be long, perhaps very long."
Count Baschieri of France, January 1, 1915
"Germany will be vanquished, the kaiser will com
mit suicide and peace will be declared on April
General Francois Toubert-Pienaar. ex-JWr
Leader, in France, September 27, 1914 "The war
will be long and fierce."
Privy Councilor Richard Wittin of Germany,
September 28. 1914 "There is not eoinar to be
any peace, not for a long time. It will be a long
war. We? are prepared for three years."
Prince von Buelow, March 1. 1915 "Even if
we do not win it once, our resistance will be long
ana may Be cnanged into victory, i lie war will
be frightful, monstrous.'
Rudolph Martin, Former Minister of the In
terior of Germany, early In March, 1915 "Ger
many will, dictate peace terms in London after
two years of fighting."
In the face of events all these guesses and
prophecies, save those that talked of a long war,
seem the work of mere children playing with facts
and events. And so with the somewhat similar
guesses being made today in the third year of the
war, with the. opening of the fourth almost in
sight. For, as is evidenced in the views that come
from the several foreign commissions now -over
here, no one who speaks with any authority be
lieves that the war is "to end soon." Indeed, a
in great drouths so in great wars, all signs fail,
and it looks as if the devolution of the great con
flict will take as long as its evolution, which
would put off peace until 1919 or until 1920 or
later if men who ought to know are good judges,
for, without any desire to be too pessimistic, they
are warning this country against the fatal fatuity
of thinking the war is still beyond our bounds and
will be "ail over" in the fall. ,
Proverb for the Day.
Cut your coat according to you
One Sear Ago Today In the War.
Russians vigorously attacked Teuton
center thirt protected Lemberg.
French Chamber of Deputies entered
upon nrst secret awwlnn to beheld un
der the third republic.
Austr(ans transferred large forces
from Italian frontier to eastern front
to stop the Russian advance.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago Todny,
The following have assumed the dl
rectorship of the Nebraska and Iowa
Insurant, enmnnriv! R. willlnm.
s. K. Johnson, John L. McCaitue,
P. Hopkins, F. B. Johnson, Thomas A
Creleh, F. O. Oleason and J. W. Morse
While running to nut out a fire In
a frame dwelling belonging to 'Louts
need, corner Twenty-second and Dav
enport, the fire truck stuck In the mud
it the foot of Davenport street and tt
took the united efforts of a number
of men to release the Imprisoned truck.
xne Bee is In receipt of an elabo
rately engraved invitation to attend
the celebration of the completion of
the Northern Pacific road to Tacoma
A large force of men are at work
plowUlg Davenport street and pre
paring for the ' laying of pavement
from Its commencement at the foot of
A movement Is on foot, headed, it la
understood, by Rev. 6avlde and Rev.
Pearman, to stop the playing of base
Dan on Bunaay.
W. H. Ounzalus and Jason Lewis.
the Omaha delegates to the Interna
tional Typographical union at Buffalo,
nave just returned home.
J. A. Mathews, who for over a vear
nas Deen tne Dusiness manager or tne
Herald, has resigned to go Into the
real estate business, He was presented
oy tne Herald employes with a beau,
tlful gold-headed cane.
John Kerns of this citv was married
to Miss Delia Bailey of Springfield,
111. Mr. Kern's business partner, Jack
wooas, acting as "Dest man.'
This Day In History.
1775 Patriots erected fortifications
on Breed s Hill, Char estown, Mass
1816 Napoleon drove back the Pru
slans at battle of Llgnv.
1838 Cushman K. Davis, governor
of Minnesota and United States sena
tor, born Iny Jefferson county, New
Xork. lied at St. Paul November 17,
1847 Tobasco. Mexico, stormed bv
tne Mexican rorces.
1862 Confederate government of
Mississippi removed the state archive.
from Jackson to Columbus for safetv.
1894 An attempt was made to as-
assinate premier Crlspl of Italy.
isss Americans bombarded the
rorts at Santiago de Cuba.
1906 The president signed the
Oklahoma and Arizona statehood bills.
1910 Hundreds were drowned bv
noons in. tne Balkans, Austria and
1916 Army appropriation bill car
rying $167,123,099 was reported in na
tional house of representatives from
tne military committee.
The Day We Celebrate.
King Oustav V of Sweden, whose
throne. ia reported to be none too se
cure, born nfty-nlne years ago todav.
vrot. Jesse Benedict Carter, one of
tne directors of the American acad
emy in Rome, born In New York City
forty-five years ago today.
George W. Coleman, president of
the newly-organized Open "Forum Na
tion council or the United States,
born in Boston fifty years ago today.
Eir Charles Allom. who was knighted
by the king for introducing blue mar.
ble into England, born fifty-two years
Dr. Joseph Swain, president of
Swarthmore college, born' at Pendle
ton, ind., sixty years ago today.
Rt. Re. Cornelius Van de Van.
Cathollo bishop of Alexandria, La-
born fh Holland flfty-two years ago
People, and Events
Coney Island is not too proud to fight during
the shore season, but will radiate more happiness
it the subs and serpents stay well outside the
Bv order 'of court a sunrise chanticleer which
disturbed early morning slumbers in a polite
suburb of Chicago jvas executed by the owner.
Whether the judge was invited to the subsequent
feast of rooster is not disclosed.
Right in the home of Uncle Toe Cannon that
is, Danville, 111. a darky named Jackson worked
the orphanage game until his pockets were fat
tened with donations which speeded his flight to'
parts unknown, iiis was a take orphanage, but
the name served as a touch on generous Dan-
Union Theological seminary has iust disposed
of a recalcitrant professor. Dr. Thomas C. Hall,
sou. of a noted. New York preacher. Dr. Hall's
bump of otfensiveness consisted of pro-German
activities both on this side of the water and in
Germany, where he spent most of his time since
the war began. Absence from this'country at
this time enabled hint to escape prosecution as
a confederate of Gerniad agents in New York.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
. The United States marine corns to
day will conclude its week's campaign
tor ..(tuu new enlistments.
A notable wedding in New York so
ciety today will be that' of Miss Fran
ces T. Morgan, daughter of Mr. and
lire. John Plerpont Morgan, and Paul
Geddes I'ennoyer of Berkeley. Cal.
Business and professional Vnen from
all sections of the United States and
Canada are to arrive In Atlanta today
to attend the annual convention of
the international Association of Ro
Honorary degrees will be' conferred
upon all tne ambassadors and minis
ters representing the allied nations, as
well as Secretary of State Lansing and
Herbert Hoover, at the UOth annual
commencement of Princeton univer
sity today. ,
Prominent homeopathic physicians
from all parts of the United States
and several representatives of the same
scnooi or medicine from other coun
tries will gather today at Rochester.
N, Y in anticipation of the opening
ot me annual meeting or the Ameri
can Institute of Homeopathy.
Chicago la to be the meeting place
today ot the head camp of the Modern
Woodmen of America. Reports to be
presented at the meeting will show
that the order has practically regained
the 100,000 members lost by the rate
agitation of three years ago. The mat
ter of rates will not come up at the
Storyette of the Day. '
"There will be' no more trials for
less majeste in Russia," said Ivan
Shlnsky, editor of the Novoe Vremya,
In a lecture in Chicago.
""Lese majeste, anyway, always
seemed to me ridiculous. It always
reminded me of the polieeman who
" 'Officer, what's the oharge against
" 'Impersonating at policeman, your
"'Impersonating a policeman, ehr
. " 'Yea, your honor. H held up his
hand and stopped an automobilein
stead of letting it run over him.7"
AROUND THE CITIES.
Drift ngUtrtton Is Oman, total. lS.ont.
In Sioux City, ,I70; la Mlnnrapolia, T,000
-"" , . j , tti v., v,vvv in rou&a
Offioi.1 flrur.. lift th. .HMinl' v.tu. of
uiudI. proptrtr t Sioui City to S5,6S,.
SSI. an Inenaa. ef IM4M45 over lut
ar'a total. Th. uiMtor found lot. ot
now property and sot eloier to th. valu.
of vliibl. WMtth.
Th. lid faa. been ikramed down good
and plenty in Miniwapolt. a. srr maa
ur. An order uiued by th. Public Safety
comritiMion elo... cafei and aaloons at IS
p. m., prohibit, dancing and cabaret per
formance In .very place tther. liquor 1.
old, and forbid, th. tel. of liquor to wo
men and girl. In any i.loon or car. Is Mn
cenoliri St. Paid at lluluth.
Open SJion Ar Closed Shoo,
Omaha, June 15. To the Editor of
The Bee: Well, Mr. Business man,
which shall It be? With your very
elaborate definition of-lrfe open and
cioseo snop in a wnole page ad in
ail the' newspapers and your su
perior knowledge of the language of
me aicuonary, am you ever look
up In the same book the word
consistency? Surely you would not
deem the citizens of Omaha so
dehse that If they believed your own
arguments on the "open shop" they
would Immediately apply it to the
Busllness Mens' association,- an or
ganization thut has certainly demon
strated to the people that they not
only believe In a closed shop when
applied to themselves but are also
able to maintain one. It this Is not
so, why is it then one or two places
of business have a little trouble wltn
employes, the trouble Is not handled
In their approved open shop way,
every one for himself? No, Indeed,
their organization rules call for a
closed shop. So the mandate goes
forth and every place is closed at al
most the same time and remains
closed. Why? Because they are so
Strong and sn wi.ll rrennWA nnA at
Hhoroughly believe In a "closed shop"
wnen it pertains lo tneir own busi
ness as the only way to gain In their
demands made upon their employes.
If any citizen in Omaha has been in
doubt as to who was to blame for
the exorbitant prices paid for coal
last winter It Is certainly clear to all
intelligent thinkers now, If, when
the order went out to close these
unices oi ousiness tne order vm
obeyed without a single "scab" in
their union, how easy to Issue orders
irom week to week for the raise in
prices a dollar per ton and every
thing else In proportion. Organized
labor In Omaha cast learn something
of a perfectly construed closed shop
organization by carefully following
the tactics of the Business Mens' n.
soclatlon which has beerf the most
successful of any of them up to date.
(' Mr. Business Man, If you expect the
public to take stock in your very elab
orate argument, "Deliver the goods,"
disband your own organization and
concede to the laboring neoDle the
same rights to organize for their own
protection that vou claim for vm,..
elves. R. H. FRIES.
Member of union for twenty years.
Omaha. June 15. Tn the tfiitn. n.
The Bee: The World-Herald, without
making allowance for the causes, ac
cuses the American people of lack of
martial spirit and In One Inns' nan.
graph lays upon them the burden of
responsibility ror our unreadiness to
wage war and our unoreDsrednea.
It also accuses Colonel Roosevelt of
intellectual aisnoneatv." hernA in
his patrlotio speech at Lincoln he
drew the attention to our unprepar
edness for the task of war we have
undertaken and pleaded that wa
arouse ourselves and profit In the fu-
uy our mistake or the past.
In Its frantio effort to discredit
Mr. Roosevelt, the World-Herairi ho.
lost it's bearings and shows itself not
only Intellectually dishonest, but in
tellectually blind. , It disnlava In It.
recrimination all the sores of a
guilty conscience and President Wil
son would do well to censor his
Omaha sponsor for unearthing the
sins of the last three years.
The World-Herald aennaea Mr
Roosevelt of hurling Invective against
the administration. The writer Bat
within ten feet of the colonel at Lincoln-
and heard every word of his
speech. The administration was not
even referred to. as anyone who will
entertain himself by reading that
speech may easily ascertain. Not one
word was spoken against the govern
ment and the slowness of the Ameri
can people to awake to their danger
was not censured In as abusive terms
as the Herald uses against them In
But by implication an Indictment
Is brought against tthe president in
the- World-Herald's arralngement of
the American people for their failure
to demand preparation against war.
It points only too plainly to the cause
of that failure and the reason why
"in spite of the urging, of the gov
ernment the people are moving to
ward battle with reluctant feet and
Which la more contemptible, the
organ which accuses a whole nation of
cowardice or the man who attempts
to point out to th nation the cour
ageous path and its unescapahle duty?
-Sometimes an over-zealcfus advocate -does
the most harm to his own cause.
Mr. Wilson should ask his friends to
refrain from criticizing the American
people for their apparent lack of de
votion to the cause for which we are
fighting. The thinking man may ask
embarrassing questions when told by
the W.-H. eriitor that "In spite of the
outrages and indignities heaped upon
us, the martial spirit of the American
people is being aroused but slowly."
The American people are not pack
ing in spirit, but they have faith in
the men ohosen to lead them and
when those men tell them on the oc
casion of each outrage and indignity
that "there is no danger, we are
amply prepared," "now Is the time '
when I should least wish to arouse
the spirit of patriotism." that It Is
better 'to be "too proud to fight" and
that the best policy Is one of "watch
ful waiting," the American people, be
cause of their loyalty to and confi
dence in their government, become in
different to outrage and indignity, be
come hardened and calloused to
crises. Is It arfy wondeMhat they can
not right about face in an instant and
that they are a bit slow to compre
hend when their government suddenly
takes the other tack and tells them
they are at war and must bend all
their energies to a flght-for humanity
and liberty. No wonder it Is neces
sary for the colonel to assist In the
awakening process to continue with
redoubled vigor his efforts of the last .
three years to make them see their
It is not Roosevelt who makes his
country appear "pusillanimous and
contemptible," but such misguided ,
and dishonest organs as the World
Herald. HOWARD O. WADE.
""I Mlkt Clancy hre?" asked the vU!
tor at th quarry Just after th premature
"No.tjpor," replied Mulligan; "he'a gone."
. "For good ?"
V'Wel, or, ha wlnt In that dlractlon."
Bacon He said when he got up to speak
at our meeting hts eyea met a forest of
Egbert All "wooden heads, I suppose h
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