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Old King Corn isn't nearly so badly off as
the "bears" who got caught in the pinch.
Having had no experience as home rulers, the
militant suffs evidently expect to get a few ad
vance tips at the White House.
Obviously the demand for equal rights by the
suffrage pickets refers to equal rights at the polls
and not to equal rights art the jail.
It seems money talks in war as in other affairs.
The prospect of a $10,000,000,000 loan of American
money to the Allies glimpses a scream in advance.
A democratic victory in China following that
of Russia no doubt awakens in royal circles the
wearied sigh:. "There are mighty few divine right
Uncle Sam might have looked up the records
of the late Louisiana state lottery and saved a lot
of trouble in the way of devising means for hold
ing a drawing.
Lest the matter be overlooked in the rush of
events, it is worth while noting that freedom of
the seas puts over a goodly amount of business
at the old standi
While the shipping board haggles over the
ship-building program results of some value might
be had by launching the "windjammers" of con
gress on the briny.
The new convert is always the most ardent.
It that the explanation of the tealous patriot who
insists on patting the "treason" label on every an
tagged head he sect?
Russian anarchists arc having a lovely time,
bu: they are not doing much to establish the; free
dom they demand. Even anarchy requires order
to nuke any headway, 1 i
The federal court declines to take on the labor
controversy passed over to , it from out ttate
courts. ; That's a hot poker at both ends that all
the judges would like to avoid.
The Federal Reserve bank is as much a part
of the government at any of its other machinery.
Must Dr. Hall resign as federal bank director and
also as member of the i board of university re
gents? ; '
A collector who acquires a complete tile of
epistles now being exchanged in Nebraska will
possess a fine line of "dope" concerning certain
of his fellow citizens, but what good use he could
put it to is not so clear. ' ' ';
Two Columbia students, sons of distinguished
fathers, convicted of obstructing federal military
laws by circulating anti-draft pamphlets, drew a
stiff fine and loss of citizenship. The lesson of
this and scores of like cases is clear enough for. all
who live to learn,
But what's the idea in Senator Hitchcock's
newspaper reminding folks again that the sena
tor was "educated at Baden-Baden, Germany," and
that he made "an elaborate speech in opposition to
the food control measure, holding that it con
ferred too great powers upon President Wilson?"
Yes, what's the idea? '
The Man and Mars
Detroit Free FrM-
The mother of one of the khaki-clad who were
the first to cross to France said to a friend:
"You know what my life has been. I've had
to fight example and heredity to make my son
what I wanted him to be. He held my hopes and
ambitions. Now he is gone. America gave him
hit chance; he felt the obligation and said he must
go. I would not say he must not. If he comes
back if he doesn't pay his debt with his life he
will not be the boy 1 let go, but a man I shall
This woman voiced the thought of thousands
of mothers who have refused to plead for them
selves against the call of the nation. There are
young men who feel with the gallant young sol
dier who wrote home the night before Arnold's
futile attack upon Quebec, in which.be fell: "I
, experience no reluctance to venture a life I con
sider only lent, and to be used as my country de
mands it." This is the spirit that made us a free
nation; it it the spirit that animates the French
man of today.
War is the supreme test of the individual as it
it of a nation; it probes the height and depth of
human feeling and of national character. It is
not an unmixed evil, nor always an ennobling ex
perience.. Charles Francis Adams recorda in his
memoirs that his four years in the army which
he entered in defiance of paternal prohibition
meant more in hit life than his four years at
Harvard. The great principle of growth is human
choice. Youths go to war untwined and come
out strong, self-reliant, disciplined. In others
war's temptations teem to find and foster faultt
of character and to cultivate the germs of weak
ness. It it the tett that tries the mettle, brings
out what there is of moral stamina.
Many who have joined the troops abroad, care
less and indifferent, have found ideals by which
to live or die. When men's lives are in instant
peril there must come thoughts of the meaning of
life and hs purpose. Among our own young men
preparing to go to the front an added dignity and
seriousness are noticeable; life has a wider out
look. .The tales that come back to us of noble
courage, tteadfastnest and self-sacrifice in the
face of danger, speak for the quality of the men
in khaki. A man must hold up to himself tome
vision, some goal to reach, and this it a training
for character. The imminence of the Great Ad
venture leads to thought of what comes after. The
sons of France, those lads of twenty called to
her service, ready to give their live to her preser
vation, refuse to be pitied, glory in their cause,
and believe they derive courage and strength
through prayer.' '
Stop Investigating Reorganize the Force.
The city council is starting another investiga
tion of the police department for which a public
invitation is issued to one and all to come in and
tell what they know. '
But ia it reasonable to expect this inquiry to
be fruitful of more definite results than those that
have gone before it? Who are coming in to tell
what they know except people with personal
grievances or having axes to grind? Anonymous
complaints are perhaps properly shut out,, but
why should anyone with a real story to tell ex
pose himself to reprisal or retaliation just for the
fun of the thing?
No, this latest investigation, whether pro
tracted or speeded up, is not apt to draw out any
information n6t just as easily, and more readily,
obtainable in some other way.
It has already been proven to everyone's satis
faction that the police department is in need of
thoroughgoing reorganization. Would it not be
wise for the council to devote to this job the time
otherwise likely to be wasted listening to wit
nesses merely seeking the limelight?
Politics and the Nation's Peril.
Certain United States senators seem unable to
divorce themselvet from petty politics long
enough to give the nation a chance to make pro
vision for self-protection. In opposing the food
control bills they have strenuously objected to
the Council of National Defense and particularly
have they criticized the purchase board. Pres
ence on these boards of men of established ca
pacity for dealing with the big business problems
that confront the nation in its preparation for the
war is especially offensive to these senators, who
pretend they see the way opening to extravagance
and favoritism. These radicals .would sacrifice
the interest of the nation as a whole that they may
have the appearance of being conservative.
Not only is the machinery of the national gov
ernment inadequate, but it is in the hands of men
entirely unfamiliar with business operations on
the scale required by the war. But these big 6per
ations must be carried out successfully and men
who are accustomed to doing things have volun
teered services for which private institutions pay
huge sums. These are objected to by certain
senators, who seem unable to understand that a
man may rise high in the business world and re
tain a sense of personal honor that is a far better
guaranty of his conduct than any bond that might
be furnished. It it not better that men of this
class be given the authority than to turn it over
to petty politicians and self-seekers, who alone
would be available if the senatorial objectors had
The passage of the Pomerene amendment is a
merited rebuke for the narrow-minded or ill-advised
senators who opposed the presence of able
'men on'the advisory boards. The country needs
the'best that may be had in every place just now
and men who give their counsel and advice de
serve thanks rather than abuse and base insinuations.
Kind Word for the Press.
Some enidentified person at Washington at
fast hat recognized and admitted that the war
has laid a considerable burden on the newspapers
of the country. Thjs admission comes in con
nection with the drawing of names in pursuance
of the selective draft. Publication of these names
entails an enormous amount of detailed . work. as
well as extra expense for the papers. No ar
rangement is to far made to give the newspapers
any' assistance, except that the numbers will be
carried in the press reports. Even this expense
is borne by the newspapers, while the tremendous
work' of fitting the numbers to the names and
addresses must be done locally at destination.
The extent of this undertaking is just beginning
to dawn on the authorities, who have thus requi
sitioned thousands of pages of publicity from the
press of the country. Of courter the. valuable
space will be freely given, for the press of the
United States has always cheerfully borne these
impositions, even at the very moment when,
most vehemently accused of being subsidized or
controlled, by sinister interests. It may yet be un
derstood at Washington how great is the fore
bearance of the publishers of the United States,
who will efficiently meet the present at they have
met other problems forced on them by a gov;
ernment too seldom appreciative or responsive.
Restricting Deals in Grain.
The president of the Chicago Board of. Trade
warns members who object to certain regulations
recently promulgated by the directors of that body
that unrestricted trading in grain wilt bring gov
ernmental interference and possibly suppression
of the exchange. He argues that voluntary sub
mission is better than compulsory control and
thereby shows himself to be both patriotic and
prudent. Opposition to the course comes largely,
if not entirely, from men who possess a peculiar
advantage at present and who are thus in a po
sition to take advantage of uncommon market
condition!. These men expect to reap enormout
profits from the deals that will be interrupted if
the restrictions on trading prevail.
The present corner in corn resembles greatly
that in wheat, which brought about the drastic
action taken in April, when the May option was
wiped out by the directors of the board. Some
what similar was the cotton situation in Liver
pool a little later, when open trading there was
suspended, because the brokers had literally
"choked themselves" with future tradings. In
each of these events traders have sold large quan
tities of something that doesn't exist, the delivery
of which is impossible and settlement, if made at
all, must be in cash and not in kind, The public
is not especially concerned in the misfortune of
the grain gamblers, but it does have a direct in
terest in the possible effects of their manipula
tions. Panic that is certain to follow pressure
under the conditions will touch everybody and
must be avoided, even at the expense.of heading
off some successful speculator in his course.
High and important service is possible through
the exercise of the legitimate function of the
grain exchange, but extreme danger exists just
now in unlimited "free" trading, which simply
means the unrestricted pursuit of speculative deal
Canada has developed a simple and efficacious
machine for rendering the fat of aty classes of food
hogs. Powvf is vested in every political unit of the
Dominion to invettigate and protecute profiteer
ing in each locality, and open defiance of local de
mands for any information sought opens a broad
and unobstructed highway to jail. It is reliably
stated that the pulp paper trust is the enly com
bination which has evaded the law, and its suc
cess is due to working most of the squeeze -in
Today will also be marked with a red stone
in the life history of several million young
Teaching the Cripples
By Frederic J. Huk u
Washington, July 17. The first American in
stitution for training crippled soldiers has just
been established in New York City. A private
philanthropist of New York. Jeremiah Milbank,
started it with a check for $50,000, and the war
council of the Red Cross is to carry it on. Al
ready all torts of working equipment has been in
stalled, from typewriters and sewing machines to
carpenters' tools and broom straw, so that when
our first detachment of crippled soldiers and sail
ors are released from the base hospitals a new
future will be awaiting them. In the meantime,
the school will be used for industrial cripples, of
whom there is a startling number.
This is the first war m which the state or so
ciety has recognized its full 'duty toward the
derelicts of battle. Before, the state felt that it
bad discharged all responsibility when it paid a
man a small pension for his disability, but today
that does not suffice. A pension of $25 a month
does not compensate a man for the loss of a
remunerative occupation or even an unremunera
tive one, if it happened to be congenial. You can
not pay a man in coin for the loss of a congenial
occupation, which is one of the greatest gifts of
The French were the first to undertake the
business of re-cducating their crippled soldiers to
fill up the gaps in industry. The first institution
for war, cripples was opened in, Lyons, France,
in 1914. The buildings were contributed by the
town, and the funds raised bv oooular subscrio-
tion, while the minister of war agreed to pay about
u cents a day for each soldier.
This was 32 cents less than the government
paid to men who stayed in their own homes, the
deduction being made on the grounds that the
school was in the nature of a hospital. The men
did not see the government line of reasoning, how
ever, and there was considerable grumbling, which
the mayor of Lyons dispelled by allowing each
man 30 cents from the funds of the institution as
lorig as it was possible to spare it. Besides this,
the men enjoyed the profits from the sale of the
goods they manufactured.
France tried several plans before it finally
adopted the technical boarding school as the most
satisfactory one. First, the government paid the
crippled soldier a certain allowance while he lived
in his own home and learned a trade by becom
ing an apprentice in tome workshop in his neigh
borhood. This did not turn out well at all. He
had the constant example of men working with
out a handicap before him, and he soon became
The second plan provided that the man should
also live in his own home, but should attend a
vocational school which would teach him a trade
and also serve him a substantial meal in the mid
dle of the day so that he would not have to waste
time in going home. This plan was better than
the first, but not so efficient as the third, where
the man lived entirely in the institution and was
under the constant supervision of his instructors.
The instructors have not only to inculcate a trade,
but a new psychology in the cripple.
Now there are nearly twenty such schools in
France, and almost as many in Great Britain, A
man must be cured of disease and his wounds
healed in a hospital before he is accepted as a
candidate for one of them, and he must also be
unfit for further military duty. Furthermore, a
man must be physically strong enough to take
Lhis place in the industrial army.
After a thorough physical examination the
soldier cripple is conducted over the establish
ment and permitted to make his choice of occupa
tion. The school courses, with a few exceptions,
include book-keeping, shorthand and typewriting,
book-binding, paper-stitching, woodwork and
drawing, shoe-making, broom-making, gardening,
crude forms of machinery, wood-carving, tailor
ing and toy-making. The last has been an oc
cupation , much encouraged in France recently,
since before the war 90 per cent of French toys
were supplied by the Germans and the people are
determined not to return to German toys when
the war is over. ,
A special course, known as accounting, is also
taught. It includes bookkeeping and steno
graphy, arithmetic, geography, history, English
and Russian, and is far the most popular course.
Every soldier wants to take" it, but unfortunately
many of them are precluded on accou.it of the
lack of sufficient elementary education.
When a soldier has mastered a new vocation
and it is astonishing how soon they learn
to get along without the usual number of legs,
arms and hands the school undertakes to place
him in the industrial world. Thus hundreds of
efficient workers have been returned to indus
try. Then the schools encountered a new prob
lem. What was to be done about employers' lia
bility? ' Would the private corporations insure
against accident men who were already handi
capped by a disability? The employers insisted
that they did not have to, but finally agreed, and
so everything has been going along smoothly.
It is hoped that the re-education of soldier
cripples will lead to the re-education of industrial
cripples when the war is over. Already this seems
to be the idea in the establishment of the new
Red Cross institution in New York. Every effort
will be made to make the school permanent. An
investigation is now being made to determine
the various advantages and difficulties of return
ing disabled men to industry; . Representatives
have been sent to Canada, Great Britain and
France to obtain information. One man is taking
a census of the cases of men who have had am
putations in the New York hospitals, with the
idea of tracing them and discovering how they
have met the situation. In a few years the New
York school will doubtless be only one of many
such institutions. , j
The Banquet is Hoovered
44 V 0
Proverb for the Day.
Friday la the best or worst of days.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
British drove Germans from Lon
gueval and Delvllle Wood.
Large Russian army moved on Car
pathian passes on sixty-mile front
French resumed offensive on both
sides of Somme and captured six
miles of German tranches.
In Omaha Thirty Tears Ago.
Morgan Heafey has returned from
St. Paul, Minn., with his bride and has
taken up his residence at 1207 Pierce.
There is a large force of carpenters
engaged In putting the new chamber
of commerce into condition for open
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Riley, Edward Riley and J.
B. Finley have gone to Philadelphia
for a month's visit.
Rev. J. Boyd, editor of the Christian
Hour, haa returned from a pleasure
trip to the east.
Fire Chief Galligan was granted a
three weeks' leave of absence by the
board of fire commissioners. The chief
will go to Baltimore to consult an emi
nent oculist in regard to an Injury re
ceired from a piece of steel entering
him eye some time ago.
William Spaulding, who was lately
appointed local mail agent at the de
pot, had several of the toes of one of
his feet broken by being run over by
a heavily-loaded truck. His injuries
were attended to at John Bell's drug
Rev. W. D. McFarland, from Wash
ington territory, was engaged to teach
the first class in the Deaf and Dumb
institute, while Charles Zorbaugh of
Council Bluffs and Miss Fannie Hen
derson have also been placed on the
Hang the halo on Herbert Hoover 1 No ordi
nary food administrator is he, but a real benefac
tor of mankind. For has he not set out to abolish
the banquet? Has he not advised the lodge
brethren, the college alumni, the testimonial-din-ner-givert,
the farewell fecdsters, and all the
other gentry who drag us out o' nights for feasts
of reason and flows of soul, to give up the practice
until the war it over? .
For, look you, Mr. Hoover is not merely sav
ing us from the food customarily served at ban
quets. He is also saving us from a lot of other
things. No more shall the afterdinner speaker,
"totally unprepared as he is," devastate us with
his rhetoric. No more shall he be reminded of
a story. No more, when high hopes that he was
about to ait down had been generated, shall he be
able to say, "Speaking seriously, however," and
then start in afresh.
Along with him into limbo shall go the
toastmaster with his "We have with us tonight,"
and his "Though the hour is late, I cannot forbear
calling upon Mr. So-and-So." And the male
quartet, with its harmonies, -we shall now escape.
Along with it shall go all those other vaudeville
interruptions that have helped make dinner nights
Now if Mr. Hoover could also manage to
abolish those modest little noonday luncheons,
to which helpless committees are bidden, with the
idea that, while the table d'hote is disposed of,
weighty problems, social, economic, political or
religious, can be talked to a happy solution t The
waste of food and philosophy at affairs of this
kind must be something tremendous in the aggregate.
This Day in History.
1769 English under General John
Prldeaux besieged Fort Niagara.
1765 William Tryon became gov
ernor of North Carolina.
1821 Benjamin F. Coston, who in
vented and Introduced percussion caps,
rickets and percussion . primers in tho
United States navy, born in Philadel
phia. Died there, November 24, 1848.
18S2 Public funeral ceremonies in
New York City in honor of Henry
Clay. 1887 Jennie Collins, a Lowell mill
girl who became famous for her work
in organizing soldiers' relief in the
civil war, died at Brookline, Mass.
Born at Amoskeag, N. H., in 1828.
1892 Missouri democrats nominat
ed William J. Stone for the governor
ship. 1906 Royal College of Surgeons,
Edinburgh, celebrated Its 400th anni
versary. 1911 Count Zeppelin's dirigible
.balloon made a round trip in Ger
many, carrying eight passengers.
The Day We Celebrate.
Henry A. Thompson's life history
had its beginning in Keene, N. H..
July 20, 1848. He is senior partner
in Thompson, Belden & Co., one of
Omaha's best known stores.
William S. Wright was born in
Portage, Wis., Just sixty-two years
ago today. He is treasurer of the
Wright & Wilhelmy company, whole
Sidney W, Smith is forty-two today.
He was bom in Rockiord, in., and is
a member of the law firm of McGll
ton, Gaines & Smith.
Alberto Santos-Dumont, one of the
most celebrated of the pioneer avia
tors, born in San Faulo, Brazil, forty-
Kfour years ago today. '
Alfred Charles de Rothschild, who
has placed his beautiful English es
tate at the disposal of the govern
ment, born in London, seventy-five
years ago today.
Ernest Carroll Moore, the new pres
ident of the Los Angeles (Cal.) Nor
mal achool, born at Youngstown, O.,
46 years ago today.
Frederic J. Stimson, American am
bassador to Argentina, born at Ded
ham, Mass., sixty-two years ago today.
Westel Woodbury Willoughby,
Johns Hopkins professor and late ad
visor to the Chinese government, born
at Alexandria, Va., fifty years ago to
day. Michael J. Gibbons, well known
middleweight pugilist, born in St.
Paul, twenty-nine years ago today. '
Timely Jottings and Reminders. :
The Belgian mission to the United
States, headed by Baron Moncheur, is
to be entertained today at Topeka.
The advance guard of delegates and
visitors is expected in Pittsburgh to
day for the national convention of the
Loyal Order of Moose.
The training of southern women
for national service is to be the chief
topic at the annual Southern City
conference of the Young Women's
Christian association, which is to be
gin its sessions today at Blue Ridge,
As the initial step in an organized
campaign for food conservation the
Wisconsin State Council of National
Defense haa requested the women ot
that state to take an inventory today
of the cans, jars, cups and bottles in
their households, with a view to using
them as containers for dried and pre
served fruits and vegetables.
Signal corps reserve officers have
been ordered to report today at Mon
mouth, N. J., where they are to be
put through a course of intensive
training, on the completion of which
they will be placed in command or
the signal corps battalions that are
being organized throughout the coun
try. Storyette of the Day.
"Mary Anderson," said a critic, "has
temporarily returned to the stage ts
play for the benefit of the soldiers.
"She is as beautiful, or almost aa
beautiful, as she used to be. I dinea
with her last year at her charming
English residence at Broadway. Dur
ing dinner she complained that she
was growing old.
" 'Last night before my mirror,' she
said, 'I counted four gray hairs.' "
"Navarro, her husband, spoke up:
" 'My dear,' said he, 'as long as
gray hairs can be counted they don't
count' "New York Times.
Nebraska Press Comment
Norfolk Prets: A writer in The Omaha Bee
suggests a new article of clothing for men to
supersede that now in use, the new garment to
be made in one piece and to take the place of all
other clothing. He also suggests discarding the
heavier serges, tweends, etc., and using fluffy
stuff in its construction. There's no denying the
fact that the first man to parade down Norfolk
avenue in that kind of toggery would create a
sensation but, then, come to think about it, some
women have been dressing about that way for
Tha Newman Grova Reportar, Robert B.
Channer, editor, ia now aa all home-print
Tha Elkhorn Valley Editorial anociation
will hold ita aummar maeting in ita own
building at Long Fine Friday aad Saturday,
Augutt S and 4.
Tha Nemaha City Beacon diaeontinued pub
lication laat weak. High priea of print pa
par and other auppliea it siren by Editor
Morgan aa reaaon for the atep.
Tha Genoa Leader celebrated ita thirty
ninth annivenary July 4. Frederick H.
You Of, ita preeent editor aad publisher, haa
been at tha helm twenty-eevan years.
William M. Rynearaon, formerly foreman
of the Madison Chronicle, has purchased
halt interest in the Madison Star-Mail. Tha
name of the new Arm, onley A Rynearaon,
appeared at the head nt tha editorial col
umn last week.
What Omaha Lost.
Omaha, Neb., July 14. To the
Editor of The Bee: . If Omaha had se
cured the cantonment it would have
1. The location of over 42,000 sol
diers in the city.
2. A cash pay roll of over 12,000,000
3. The purchase of an immense
volume of supplies, and Omaha mer
chants would have sold their share.
4. An expenditure of over $3,000,
000 for construction of the canton
ment Omaha firms would undoubt
edly have secured these contracts for
construction, and Omaha laborers
5. Unprecedented business oppor
tunity for the city, and all Omaha
would profit by the location of the
While abroad recently everyone
with whom I talked expressed sur
prise that Omaha had not been select
ed as one of the big camps of the
The Red Cross War Film.
Omaha, July 17. To the Editor of
The Bee: Every citizen should see
the Red Cross war film at the
Brandeis. If all cannot see it this
week, there should be some means of
keeping it longer. It should be seen
not only for the worthy cause it seeks
to aid. but it ought to be seen as an
object lesson against the infamy of
As I have repeatedly said, every
war that Is not in defense of liberty
is Infamous, and even then one Bide
of the contest is infamous, because if
liberty were not attacked there would
need be no bloody fight to defend it
Yet this war will not be wholly un
justified If, as a fruit of it, there can
be some movement for International
disarmament If that can be accom
plished, then the world may be grate
ful to the kaiser for having produced
it, eve though such was not his aim.
The plea of the German militarists
at home is that now they must win in
order that those who have died in the
struggle shall not have died in vain.
Well, if the kaieer-horde should win,
that alone will make the deaths of all
who have fallen, on all sides, utterly
in vain. For it would mean that mili
tarism would be more enthroned than
ever, and the entire world crushed un.
der the bloody heel of military power.
This film is an educator against this
sort of thing, and everyone should see
tt. U J. QUINBY.
Replies to Miller.
Cedar Bluffs, Neb., July 18. To
the Editor of The Beet I note in
your columns of July ' 14, that a
certain corespondent describing him
self as August Miller, remarks, that
without the existence of the Nebraska
State Council of Defense, we could not
know that we were at war with a for
eign nation, 8,000 miles from home.
Herr Miller evidently feels grieved
that the Council of Defense should at
tempt in any way, to assist pur gov
ernment in carrying on a successful
war againBt a bunch of in-bred aristo
cracy who have been for the past
three years permitted to run amuck,
indiscriminately murdering, raping
and maiming, plundering and robbing
non-combatants, wreaking havoc and
destruction on land and sea upon the
property of nations weaker than
their own and nations that have tried
to remain neutral, without being able
to Justify their heinous conduct for so
doing in any way other than egotistical
and selfish motives.
Yes, Herr Miller it is Just such pup
pets aa yourself that cause so many
of the more radical and ignorant per
sons to do and say things which get
them into serious difflcultleB, know
ing, as you do, that you do not dare
to make such statements against the
United States Government, you make
those viperous remarks against the
persons who are banded together to
assist the government, charging them
as individuals, in playing politics and
No organization has ever been
founded for a better purpose than the
Council of Defense and I defy Herr
Miller, or any one else, to name one
individual who is connected with this
organization either for boosting them
self politically or for making an easy
dollar; and now Herr Miller either
speak up and name your man or re
main silent and admit that you have
spoken not the truth.
The time is at hand when such pur
blind dolts as August Miller are to be
taught wherein is their place and how
best to stay In it.
G. N. PARMENTER,
Secretary of the Saunders County
Council of Defense.
Unequal Preparation Breeds War.
Ottawa, Kan., July 14. To the
Editor of The Bee: There would have
been no European war if, when Gen
eral Roberts emphasized to the Eng
lish nation the enormous preparations
for war Germany was making. Great
Britain had at once organised an army
half way in proportion to its navy.
Kaiser William would have recognized
that he was to have no walk-over and
Europe would have been in peace. The
pacifists would not permit reasonable
preparedness, and then came war be
yond all precedent When Europe
went into war the pacifists would not
permit this country to at once prepare
against the contingencies which arise
when other great nations are involved
in war. When the United States pro
tested that ruthless warfare must not
be continued or this country would
enter the war with all its power, Ger
many assumed that as we had no army
and but a small badly equipped navy
it made little difference with them, as
It believed Europe would be overcome
before we could prepare, after which
it could turn upon this rich country
and in short order collect of us its
expenses for the whole war. Having
plunged Europe and America into war,
will the pacifists be satisfied? They
will not! When the war is seven
eights fought out they will, if they
have things as they want "ball things
all up," as the pacifists wanted to do
in the civil war in 1864, who strug
gled to defeat Lincoln and make an
immediate peace a peace which
would have been an excellent founda
tion for future wars. This war must
at all costs be fought to a conclusion
that settles things, after which I hope
to hear no more about war till my
time comes to pass over the divide.
J. E. FORBES.
New Binder for Making Briquettes.
Norfolk, Neb., July 12. To the Edi
ter of The Bee: I have discovered a
binder for making coal briquettes.
This binder makes waterproof, weath
erproof, smokeless, odorless briquettes,
which can be made with or with
out machine pressure. They can be
molded in the hands or in a penny
match box. The cost of binder for
each ton of briquette would not ex
ceed $1 at present prices; and much
less if prices should become normal.
The only heat require-! in making
briquettes with this binder is in mak-
hinder which can then be
used cold, at any time. Briquettes
made with this Dinaer nave mi
lootp in r most satisfactory
manner, and it works equally well with
either hard or soft coal slack.
You of course Know inai meic .v
thousands of tons of coal slack at the
tk.t ,n,iM mnkfi snlendid iui
if it could find a binder that would
not smoke, and cheap enougn m en
able them to make the fine slack inio
briquettes at a profit This they can
do with my binder. I have been in
formed that there are mree uiiuc.i
plants closed in Wyoming because of
th. hitrh .nut of the binder being
used. Briquettes can be made with
Rinia,. withnut the exnensiv ma
chinery now in use at various briquette
plants. My binder manes tne wnuir
process so simple that a 10-year-old
boy could operate me wnoie wuiiw.
I am in hopes this little discovery
of mine will prove a benefit to th. peo
ple of the middle-west, whether it
ever helps me directly or not A man
who owns and operates three thrash
ing machines says if he could have
used my binder in making briquettes
it would have saved him 8400 on last
season's run. Coal slack can be bought
today in Norfolk for ?2.50 per ton, to
which add 81 for binder. $1 for
labor and a ton of briquettes would
represent a total cost of $4.50. How
ever the greatest use for this binder
would be in the conservation of the
enormous quantities of good coal slack
which is going to waste at so many
DR. RICHARD TANNER.
"Now, rush thia sown," directsd the
dressmaker. "Get that capa going, and
hustle up that veil."
"What'a all thia for?" whispered a aew
"Somebody who wants to marry In haste,
t reckon," was her chum'a rejoinder.
Willis Haa the government completed its
preparations for war?
GUlis Tea; It haa given rush orders to
the army, crush orders to the navy, and
hush ordera to the press. Fuck.
"Take a trip with ma to Arizona, eld
chap. Good place to locate."
"I'd like to Join you In trip, but I
have to save tor a rainy day."
"Juat the place for you, old fellow. We
never have any rainy days there." Louis
ville Courier-Journal. ,
NO GHOSTS IN AMERICA.
Alfred Koyea in the Bookman.
There are no ghosts, you say,
To haunt her blaze of light;
No ahadowa In her day,
No phantoms In her night.
Columbus' tattered aall
Haa passed beyond her hall.
Tou'll meet In Salem town
No silver-buckled shoon;
No lovely witch to drown.
Or burn beneath tha moon;
Not even a whiff of tea,
On Boston's ghostly quay.
Then let your Pullman ears
Go roaring to the West;
Till watched by lonller stars,
The cactus lifts Its crest.
In that strange painted land
One deaolata shade aball stand.
Majestic and forlorn,
Wreck of a dying race.
The Red Man, half In scern,
Shall raise a apectral face,
Inscrutable aa the sky,
To watch our ghoata go by.
Must Europe grope at last
Where Rip "Van Winkle went,
To find an age haa passed
And lit a continent.
And made "a -world elsewhere."
Wth graves, and graves to spare?
O, ghostly Spanish walla.
Where brown Franciscans glide,
la there no voice that calls .
Across thl Great Divide
To pilgrims on their way
Along tha Santa Fa?
. What? On that magic coast.
Where Raleigh fought with fair:
Or where that Devon ghost i
Unbarred the Golden Gate.
Saw you no atrange bronsed men
Beat In from aea again?
Must all those dead lie still?
Must not the night disgorge
The ghosts of Bunker Hill,
Tha ghosts of Valley Forge,
Or England'a mightier son.
The ghost of Washington?
No ghosts where Lincoln fell?
No ghosts for seeing eyes?
I know an old cracked bell
Shall make ten million risa,
When hla immortal ghost
Calls to tha slumbering host.
mand King, Nttc
and Medical Author
To: put "strength into her nenres
and color into her cheeks.
be no beauti
( u 1 . healthy,
out Iron. Tha
trouble in tha
past has been
that when wo
men n e ed ed
Iron they gen-
which of tan
stomach a' n d
did ffli mnr.
harm than good.'') Today doctor pre-
criDc organic iron Muxatea iron.
This particular form of Iron is easily
assimilated, does not blacken nor in
jur the teeth nor upset tha stomach.
it win increase tne atrengtn ana en
durance of weak, nervous. Irritable.
careworn, haggard looking women 104
per cant in two weeks' time in many
instances, i nave used it in my own
ractlce wltn most surprising results,
i wui at nuAaisv muni recommen
V a by Dr. Ferdinand King can
IV w. from any goos druggist
I aV e guarantee of auceeaa or
i rrv it is dispenses in tni
I X sil good
r xty i
The Pnrftan la one nf Hie mosl
homelike hotels m the vond.
n. u. ?na it our uxue dook
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