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THE BEE: OMAHA,' FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 1917.
The Omaha Bee
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to them. Addreaa chanrsd aa often aa roquet ted.
Uncle Sam's loan counter is making little
noise, but its shots reach the target just the same.
Germany and Sweden are agreed on one vital
point .The leaks of Stockholm are a menace to
At best, Obsession" with the notion that one is
guilty of a crime which someone else committed
is a decidedly dangerous delusion.
"Can tomatoes and save two-thirds" is the ad
vice of our local food supervisor, who ought to
know, for he! was once in the grocery business.
v Tax bill conferees manifest irritation because
the public is advised of conference doings. Who
are the conferees working for themselves or the
It will go hard with French Deputy Turmel If
the charges, against him are proved. War time
treason in France heads for the guillitone or a
In the last analysis a strike holdup affords no
better proof of patriotism than a coal holdup, a
food holdup, or a cotton holdup. All are tarred
bjr the same stick. ' f
After defying , patriotic ; lightning fof six
months, Herr Thompson of Chicago ducks for
shelter and safety. Political patriots of Big Bill's'
stripe, rarely miss glimpsing the band wagon.
The hyphenated World-Herald plainly does
not like the popular recognition accorded to The
Bee for our straight-forward policy of "America
first and all the time." The contrast with that
sheet is altogether too obvious.
The late King Constantino perches his chalet
on an elbow of the Swiss Alps, far removed from
tumult and shouting of disturbing mobs. Unlike
the jobless Nick Romanoff, the government does
not guarantee the sent ind board 'bills.
.When Omaha's conscripted aquad lined, up for
the first time at Camp Funston, so we are told by
an imaginative correspondent, "their Jaws pro
traded belligerently." Can it be this knight of the
quill expects the boys to fight with their jaws?
' An elght-noor day and every Sunday off turn,'
marizea thi declaration of independence of the
Housemaid' union of Seattle, Should this decla.
ration become fashionable from coast to coast,
mere man's hope of domestic bliss lies in mar
rying into the union, V
. President Bedford of the Standard Oil com
pany gives public assurance! of an abundance
of oil for military, naval ind civic needs during
the war.l,WitH tanks sod oil cans loaded for
business, patriotism and pleasure go forward on
the high for victory. ' '
After the cheers, the tears and the goodbyi
come to the people at home the duty'ef making
good their pledget of seeing the boys through to
the finish. Faith and confidence should go hand
in hand with works designed to lighten the trials
and hardships of war. ; V y S-
. While the canning rush is on and. cooks" line
up for a profitable season, public good might be
further served by pushing into the hopper jury
tamperers, deficit makers and tax eaters generally
With these tastefully canned conservation woultj,
top' the scoreboard of speed. 1 y '
Colonel Roosevelt is scheduled 'to tell us at
Kansas City "next Tuesday some more plain, un
tarnished truths about the. war as a follow-up on
the speech he delivered at Lincoln last June. Ger
man sympathizers and hyphenates will take due
notice and hike for the woods. ...
Elimination of grocery accounts of uncertain
reputation strikes at a fruitful source of economic
waste. -The tep involves some risk and should
be made gradually. Banishing all the worries of
the trade at one sweep" might radiate an excess
of joy and provoke fall picnic. , .
Argentina Breaks With Germany..
Only the most unexpected of events will pre
vent the early chronicling of the. legitimate out
come of Count von Luxburg's diplomatic brutal
ity, and the severance of relations between Ar
gentina and! Germany announced Germany is
not likely, to make any concessions to the out
raged South American republic, especially in the
presence of threat to cut of! diplomatic communi
cation. While final action is-yet to be taken, the
issue is easy to foresee, having been distinctly
shadowed by the action of the senate in adopt
ing a resolution little short of a declaration of
war. The United States and its allies will gain
considerable advantage through the accession of
Argentina. Materially, this will take the form
of better and more inclusive control of the food
situation. Argentina is the only great food produc
ing country not already aligned against the Ger
man combination, and may soon be looked to join
in measures to prevent food going to Germany
through neutral countries. Morally the course of
Argentina will have a decided effect, for it will do
much to unify sentiment in South America, and
so influence the future of the republics. "Spurlos
versenkt" may yet apply to the carefully built up
structure of Germanic influence throughout the
whole new world. ' '
, Forward, the Canning Brigade.
'Out of the gardens planted last spring and
watched and tended all through the summer now
is coming such bounteous return as guarantees
a plenitude of provender against the lean days
of winter. However, this must bemade certain
by preservative ministration, wherefore those who
gave time and effort to the growing of vegetables
now are putting in their best licks to avert de
cay while consumption impends. The canning
brigade is under way, full charge, and will not
be denied. The campaign for" the concocting of
fruit into jams and jellies, preserves and the
like, was only a curtain-raiser for the drive now
on. All over the land the early fall atmosphere
is redolent of spicy'odors, while an all but for
gotten household art is renewed with vigor. Pun
gent steam or wholesome vapors till of the trans
formation of garden produce into pickles and cat
sup, picalili and relishes, and, while the cold pack
ers and earners are going at top speed, the driers
are never idle, and more food than has ben laid
away in many years is being stored against need.
The amazing energy of the American people was
never better shown than in this splendid and prac
tical outlet for surplus force that might other
wise have cheated some havoc.
A Million Volunteers
Sew Vara World
On September 6 there were 1,074,146 men in
the military and naval forces of the United States.
That was ju6t five months after the declaration of
war. All of these men were volunteers and prob
ably twice as many had offered themselves as had
been accepted.. Up to that time not a drafted sol
dier had been aent to a training camp. ,
Without noise or flurry the work of enlistment
proceeded, n Every section of the country wit
nessed the rapid, steady outpouring of men who
of their own impulse flocked to the colors. It
was a spontaneous manifestation of patriotism.
Little had been done to stimulate recruiting. Presi
dent Wilson issued only one appeal. There were
so such scenes as stirred Great Britain from end
to end when Kitchener's army was raised.
The Americas method has been quieter and
less picturesque, but it has been extraordinarily
effective '.With minimum of effort or excite,
ment the army and navy have been raised to their
greatest strength in the history of the nation. The
United States navy is overflowing with men and
a halt has been called upon enlistments. The
regular army is in excess' of its full war quota.
The National Guard has-been quickly recruited.
The lesser branches of the service have been filled.
The officers' training camps have turned away
thousands.' v,-- -.; T ..',,- ' .-.
i Under the volunteer system we have created
an army and a navy worthy of this nation and
dedicated to the cause of democracy, and the men
now selected for mobilization in the national army
will almost double the land forces. -
Russia to Enlighten the World.
Declaration of 'a republic for Russia by the
Kercnsky cabinet if followed by a proclamation
from, the Council of Workmen's and Soldiers'
Delegates, calling for an assembly to frame1 the
new government. ' This rings up the curtain oa
another act of the strangest drama the world has
ever witnessed. Iht character of the call for the
convention gives some basis for forecasting its
issue. It Specifically excludes from participation
any who, have shown capacity for. managing or
directing affairs other than mouthy agitation. Un-
der the broadly Inclusive epithet of "bourgeoise"
are listed all who have declined to subscribe to
the doctrine that something can be made out of
nothing, and those who yet believe that continu-
ng disorder will not bring substantial progress.'
These will not be permitted to have any part in
arranging for the new government. Only the
proletariat will be heard. Radicals of every (hade
will gather, but who can hope for any agreement
from such an assembly? Tragedy teems to be the
fate of dreamy Russia, and in this the race is but
working out its destiny. It will enlighten the
world, however, through its experiment in applied
socialism, and may answer some of the enthusi
asts at home by demonstrating still further the
futility of their schemes for reforming things.
Testing Out Nstional Modesty.
Americans have been too busy doing it to re
alise just what they really have accomplished since
they determined to go to war, but 'from) soihe for
elgn observers we are learning a little. .Giving these
friends of ours, who have looked over the ground
with critical eyes, credit with sincerity, and we
have again astonished the world. Such swift celerity
of preparation as we have shown was not ex.
pected; our national tendency to muddle aid
moil over details has been discounted by our
friends, consequently the business-like methods
adopted and results achieved have astounded
them." In five months we hiave gotten an army of
a million and a. half of men intd preparation, or
ganized and undergoing intensive training; have
made provisions on a scale so elaborate that even
Europe, accustomed to war on a gigantic scale,
says we have done wonders, and have brought
public and private enterprise into close and effec
tive co-operation for the further prosecution of
enterprise of war. All this has impressed our
friends from abroad, even if it does not seem so
very much to us, now that we finally have started.
However, they , will find, our national modesty
equal to the test, just at our valor and devotion
'has beeiTproved. ' '-'-s I-'.y
Fixing Retail Coal and Bread Prices.
Dr. Garfield, coal controller under the presi
dent, announces that by October 1 he will be able
to give prices to govern retail coa) dealers. ' This
action will relieve a situation that is slowly be
coming tense. Buyers still hold aloof, in expec
tation of lower rates thn are now offered by
dealert, who urge immediate purchases., The
probability that prices will be. brought down en
courages consumers to wait and the retatl coal
trade consequently stagnates and extensive pur
chases by householders scarcely will be made un
til final announcement conies from Washington.
Mr. Hoover also fays he may be able to render
.the bread problem less acute by bringing about
such a standardization of ythe loaf as will mateJ
rially increase the amount sold for a nickel
These retail prices naturally rest on the basic
figures for wheat and coal, established last month,
and afford the only certain relief in sight for the
high cost of living.- It may be that in some
'degree the lowered price of these staples will
have an influence on other items, but that is to
be hoped for rtther than promised yet.
Many details remain to be more perfectly ad
justed before the food administration will work
with entire smoothness, but the law must be
given a fair and extensive test before its useful
net is finally determined. The farmer who wants
to hold his wheat may do to, but the great ma
jority of them vrill not be found putting obstacles
in the way of the law when once they understand
it gives AO undue advantage to any. "
A vision of golden splendors depicted on a
background of hot air entranced the convention
of the Nonpartisan league at St- Paul' No polit
ical savior of these later days ever sketched a
more glowing prospect or fashioned a more
fetching moonshine, platform to get in on. 'Bar
mint's census' remains unshaken.
Military Training inSthqoU
By Frederic J. Haskin
Washington, Sept 19. The movement for
military training in the public schools of this
country is gaining force
There is still a great deal of difference of opin
ion on the question, but the consensus seems to
be that proper armament is the most effective
guaranty. After the Boer war there was an at
tempt to introduce military training into the public
schools of England, but the whole country op
posed it so vio!entlythat it failed. Such training
in England has never been popular, although from
time to time various voluntary organizations of a
military character have been formed. Most
permanent among these is the English cadet corps,
which is well known and constitutes a model for
similar cadet corps in this country. This corps,
according to 1 the Bureau of Education, .was
founded in J 860, and in the course of a few years
spread rapialy throughout the country. Its value
was illustrated in the present war when it was
observed "that a surprisingly large number of
young men in Kit Chiver'a army had had orevious
military drill in cadet corps, which proved of great
advantage in their hurried preparation for active
Since the war, as in this country, a new in
terest in such training has been evidenced in
England. Battalions of small boys, without uni
forms, sometimes without rifles, have been drilled
in various parts of the country; they have been
taught to shoot targets with small caliber rifles,
and they have been taken camping in order that
they might become hardened to the vicissitudes
of outdoor life. In other words, Great Britain is
now draining its little boys to be soldiers.
Australia, although only a colony of Great
Britain, is able to give the mother country many
valuable pointers on the military training of
school boys. I here such training is part of the
system of national defense.) Australia has compulsory-military
service, which is divided into
three periods. From 12 to 14. the Australian is
a junior cadet; from 14 ta 18 he is a senior cadet,
and from 18 to 26 he is a member of the citizen
As a junior cadet the small Australian mutt
do certain calisthenics for fifteen minutes each day
and then go through an elementary marching drill.
He is also taught to shoot, swim, run, give first
aid, and, in schools in naval 'training areas, the
complexities of the mariner's compass and
signaling. After he has done all these things
for two years he is ready to become a senior'
cadet, and registers for that purpose. Australia
demands the registration of every male at the age
of 14. The senior cadet simply consists of drills
forty of them a year which include marching,
t a 1 . . a a
nananng oi arms, rmisxeiry. pnysicai arm, nrsi
aid, guards, sentries, tactical training as a com
pany in elementary field work, and elementary
battalion drill. Discipline is strongly inculcated.
At the end of his fourth year, the senior cadet
passes into the period of adult service, being as
signed to that branch which he prefers, or for
which he is peculiarly adapted. The Australian
makes a splendid soldier.
Canada, also hat in extremely efficient system
of military training for boys, although it is not
oongaiory. in me .majpruy oi xne provinces,
physical training, including the military drill, is a
prescribed subject in all primary schools. Be
tides this, there is the Strathcona fund. 'This is
a fund of $500,000, bequeathed by Lord Strathcona,
for the purpose of promoting physical culture,
military training and rife practice m the schools
of Canada. The Interest from the fund is an
nually divided among various local committees
throughout Canada, which distribute it among the
provinces. ' Under these two provisions Canada ;
pas greatly promoted its military efficiency, as
has been demonstrated only recently in Europe.
' In France military training has been parf of
the curricula of. the public schools ever since
shortly after the Franco-Prussian war; The re
port of the Bureau of Education says that the
school battalions were composed of boys over 12
years of age, whose fitness for receiving military
instruction had been attested by a commission
consisting of two officers designated by military
authorities and a schooj-inspector. '-. '
Germany was the first, nation to establish uni
versal military service, Prussia started it in 1814,
and the other German states soon followed suit,
thus laying a firm foundation for the present day
militarism. Prior to this Germany had instituted
courses of military training in the public schools,
but after the Napoleonic wars the nation began
such a rigorous course of preparedness for all
males that the school courses were no longer con
sidered.jiecessary. Nevertheless, private organizations continued
to organize school boyt into battalions of military
character, teaching them to drill and shoot. They
are known as the Jugendwehren juvenile military
organizations. Since the was the Jugendwehren
are 6aid to be redoubling their efforts in organiz
ing and training school boys. Before it was
merely a precaution; now it is a necessity.
Tragedy oj " Macbeth"
i . Minneapolis Journal
Right in the Spotlight.
Viscount Reading, who Is now fn this
country on a special mission for the
British government, is the first Jew
ever to hold the position of lord chief
justice of England. His career has been
a most remarkable one. As Sir Rufus
Isaacs, which was the name he bore
before his elevation to the peerage,
he waa for years one of the leading
barristers of England. In his early
career he devoted himself to business
and became a-member of the London
Stock exchange. He, however, quickly
saw where his abilities lay, and he
forsook the stock exchange for the bar.
In 1904 he entered Parliament He
became solicitor general In 1910 and
three years later was appointed lord
chief Justice. Because of his business
sagacity and amazing knowledge of
finance he has twice, been chosen to
come over here to confer irtth our gov
ernment and financiers in regard to
financing the war tor England.
One Year Ago Today In the War.
Italians continued vigorous offensive
northeast of Trent, '
Greeks in Crete revolted against
King Constantino's rule.
Austrian aviator destroyed French
submarine Toucault in Adriatic by
dropping .bombs, .
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago.
-Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, living at
Twenty-slxth and Dodge, is much wor
ried over the mysterious disappearance
of her son, Thomas, who has not been
seen for ten days. ,
A gentleman from the north of Ire
land stepped into General Cowln'a resi
dence and on the strength of being, as
he said, ' a namesake in the throes of
financial distress," succeeded in seduc-
Henry W. Farnara of the department of eco
nomics at Yale has pointed out the almost un
canny parallelism between the tragedy of "Mac
beth" and the course of Germahy.
In Macbeth Shakespeare pictures at the outset
a successful soldier. So far from being' brutal,
he was spoken of by his wife, as being "too full
of the milk of human kindness." But the witches
poisoned his mind by the suggestion of ambition.
Meeting him in the way, they hailed him as
"Thane of Glamis," "Thane of Cawdor" and then
as "king that shall be." j -
Macbeth relied upon the prophecy of the
witches, "Be bloody, bold and resolute; laugh to
scorn' the power of man, for none of woman porn
shall harm Macbeth,", a
Lady Macbeth undertook to translate these
prophecies into deeds. The murder of Duncan
and the attempt by a lie to place the blame upon
Duncan's attendants came first. Then followed
the murder of Banquo. One atrocity led to an
other, until the news was brought to Macduff,
"Your castle it surprised; your wife and babei
The parts played by the witches and by Lady
Macbeth have been played by the German pro
fessors and pan-Germanists. who have inculcated
the superman delusion and rnade Germany be
lieve it was destined to rule the entire world.
This led to the slaughter of Belgium (Duncan)
acknowledged by the chancellor to be illegal, but
came the oolicy of frightfulness, including the kill
ings of women and children, corresponding toj
Macbeth s murder ot the wite and cnuaren ot
Macduff. " ' '
But we know the end of the tragedy of "Mac
beth." It ends with the death of the one who ac
cepts the evil suggestion.
Prof. Farnsro points out that this war must
be regarded as a frightful tragedy. In most of
the great tragedies we find the leading figure un
der the illusion of some overpowering passion-
love, revenge, jealousy or ambition, dominating I
him with the power ot fate. Its ena is aeatn.
God will overturn and overturn, "until he whbse
jright it is shall reign." ' v v . :
- s In this faith the civilized world has taken up
the challenge of o'erweening ambition and of in
ternational murder. The only thing that will cure
the obsession is downfall. Bismarck foresaw that
the xesnlt of the war would be world empire or
downfall." We know the denouement of the
tragedy of "Macbeth." , I,; . , , 7i.
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NEBRASKA PRESS COMMENT.
Beatrice Express?' An Omaha paper prints the
picture of a young woman of that city who dis
tinguished herself recently by kissing 300 or more
soldiers before they departed for a United States
cantonment "It was patriotism that made me
do it," says the girl. The taxpayers of Nebraska
are supporting institutions at Lincoln and Has
tings for the safekeeping pf, persons affected with
hallucinations similar to that with which the
Omaha girl Is afnVted. ;
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log a charitable "ten" from the attor
ney's pockets. He also struck Parke
Godwin with the same plea, the nly
difference being that his name In that
instance happened to have miracu
lously' changed to Godwin.
At a meeting of the Board of Edu
cation the contract for the erection of
the new Long school was granted to
Peter S, O'Brien. 1
C. E. Block and family of Atlantic,
la., spent the day with friends in South
T. C. Marshall, with the fit m of
Smith &, Holmes Hardware company,
has made arrangements to move his
family to South Omaha.
Colonel Frank Hanlon arrived from
the. seashore on the early morning
train. ' . - .;
Patrick O'Connor and his wife hava
returned from Ireland after a year's
visit. ' - r
This Day In History. ' .
1792 Royalty abolished arid France
declared a republic by acclamation of
the French national assembly.
II0S Robert Emmett, Irish patriot,
hanged in Dublin for high treason.
Born in Dublin In 1778.
1817 General Carter L. Stevenson,
noted Confederate commander, born
near Fredericksburg, Va. Died in Car
olina county, Virginia, August 15, 1888.
1863 General Bragg began the
siege of Chattanooga. i
1889 United States hospital ship
Idaho was wrecked In a typhoon at
, 1170 William Woodruff Nlles was
consecrated Episcopal bishop of New
Hampshire. , ,
1914 Russians began a bombard
ment of Przemysl. ,
1915 British government ordered
the biggest war budget ever known,
and proposed extensive tax scheme,
sweeping away free trade theory.
The Day We Celebrate.
Herman Bernstein,' celebrated Jew
ish scholar and editor of New York,
born in Germany forty-one years ago
today. - -
Captain Chares Lathurst, member
Of the British Parliament and noted
authority on educational and agricul
tural questions, born fifty years ago
Henry L. ettlmson, former secretary
ot war, now a Judge advocate of the
new national army, born in New York
City fifty years ago today.
Samuel Rea, president of the Penn
sylvania railroad, born at Hollidays
burg, Pa., sixty-two years age today.
Clark Howell, Atlanta editor and
democratic leader, born in Barnwell
county, South Carolina, fifty-four
years ago today.
Clarence C. Dill, representative in
congress of the First Washington dis
trict, born at Fredericktown, O., thlr-
ty.tnrea years ago toaay.
Timely Jottings and Reminders. '
The annual convention of the Black
Hills Federation of Women's Clubs
meets at Lead, S. D., today for a two
day session. V ;
; Today is the thirteenth anniversary
of the coronation of King Peter of
Serbia, one of . the several European
monarchs deprived of their thrones
by the war.
Storiette of the Day.
Alas for the tragedies of bumble
life) Jim Shepherd has been covered
with gloom of late. .
"What's up, old chap?" queried his
lifelong chum, Fred Elliott "The love
ly Laura decided she can live without
"Woman," says James, profoundly,
is a delusion an' a snare. The. worst
of it was she never said 'No' till I'd
spent all my cash on her." ;
The despair in his tone was real and
deep. , -
"Never mind," said the cheerful
Frederick.' "There's as good fish in the
sea. you know, as ever were caught"
"That's true enough," said James,
"but" he breathed a dreary sigh
"what's, the good of that when you'v
used up all your blessed bait?" Phil
DELIVERING THE GOODS.
There's a man In the world who la never
' Wherever he char coa to a lay:
H seta the clad hand In the populoua town
Or out where the farmera make hay.
Be' sreetad with pleasure on deaerta of
' aand, '
And deep In the alalei of the wooda:
Wherever ha soee there'e a welcoming
hand he'a '
. The man who deliver! the goode. 1
The fall urea ot life alt around and complain.
The soda haven't treated them white;
They've loit their umbrella, whenever
, there rain,
And they haven't their lantern at nlf ht
Men tire of failure who fill with their alf h
The air ot their own neighborhood;
There a man who la greeted with love
tlthted eye ha'
The man who deliver th good, y .
On fellow la taty and watch th clock
And walte for th whittle ta blew;
And one ha a hammer with which he WW
knock, i - -
And on tells a atory of woe.
Ana one If requeated to travel a mile
Will measure the perche and rooda;
But on doe hla atunt with a whittle and
The man who deliver the good.
One man I afraid that hen labor too hard.
The world len t yearntns tor auch;
And on man I ever, alert on hie guard
- Lett he put in a minute .too jr.ueh.
One ha a (roach en, a temper that' bad.
' And en I a creature of mood;
Bo It' time tor the Joyoo and rollicking
lad for -The
man who d-llvera the good.
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Farm Price for Wheat
Huntley, Neb., Sept 17. To the
Editor of The Bee:The farmers have
been getting lots of advice lately as to
what we should do and how to do it so
1 thought I would ask for Borne ad
vlcef I have some wheat as good as
every was raised in Nebraska, testing
sixty pounds t6 the bushel, clean and
bright, but I can only get $1.90 offered
for it at any elevator. What I want
to know is where I can go to get my
25 cents to make ujp my $2.15. Allow
9 cents tor freight and I am still out
IS cents. J. F. DAVID.
The price of $2.15 per bushel is fixed
for Missouri river points and is based
on No. 1 hard winter. The farm price
must necessarily be lower than this,
to allow for freight and handling.
The Modern Nero.
Omaha, Sept 19. To the Editor of
The Bee: There la a Sanskrit word
xfor 'which there is In English no
equivalent It means so much more
than our word "compensatoh." It Im
plies a fulfillment of the law. an ad
justment, complete balancing. "AS ye
sow. so shall ye1 reap," the inevitable
consequence from which there Is and
can be no .escape ot action. This
Word is "Karma."
According to the Hindu philosophy
this law operates) upon the individual
soul eternally. It Its impulses are ma
terialistic, then upon the material
plane of existence only may it work
out its destiny by repeated incarna
tions in flesh. At each succeeding re
birth the soul finds itself upon the
plane exactly fitted to the stats of mind
in which it was at the preceding death.
Yet this idea of Karma does not neces
sarily Imply that one may not work
out his "adjustment" or balancing of
his accounts in the present life, so
long as there is time and opportunity
for him so. to do. It therefore fol
lows that everything should be done
to enable one whose conduct has been
such as to heap upon his soul an aw
ful debt to "work out his Karma" at
the. earliest possible chance. The
sooner it is done the better for him
and the better for those who enable
him to do It for by their good deeds
In helping him to a saner view of life
do they "accumulate Karma" of a
proper sort for themselves.
These thoughts are called forth in
reading a criticism of the kaiser in
Reedy'a Mirror. William Marion
Reedy, by the way, is one of the na
tion's sanest and most profound crit
ics. In his discussion of the' kaiser's
infamous intrigues he gives vent to
his intense feeling, as every careful
observer must He, indicates that be
fore this affair is over it might be
necessary for the world to "take this
fellow from the mldet ot his support
ers and hang him like any ' other
Now I grant that -the kalsef has
shown pretty nearly all the traits of
Nero, evert to denouncing his own
mother because he was born with a
shriveled arm, yet I Would not hang
him it I had my way. I would not
stoop to his level by taking upon my
soul the load of hate with which he
has burdened his. He has placed
himself through the woe be has
brought upon the world eternal years
In debt It is no excuse for him to
say that he is merely the head and
that v these Infernal schemes are the
work of others; The fact is that he
has been clothed with the authority to
do or not to do. He has chosen to
carry Ahem out Therefore upon his
soul rests the responsibility.
The great Lincoln chose to visit hos
pitals of pain, though the agonies he
witnessed racked his noble heart He
did this, as he said, because he felt
he should not be immune from the suf
ferings of war. Though the kaiser
could not be expected to rise to such
a height of grandeur, he should be
given an opportunity to realise the
helllshness he has wrought He should
be taken, by force if necessary, and
compelled to see the human wrecks
he has made. Day and night until
this realisation is burned into his soul,
he should be obliged to Witness the
suffering hs had caused. The poor fel
lows who have been burned to a crisp
with the liquid fire ha imported from
his partner in hell should be his dally
sight until he can come to a sense of
his enormity. For, If the Hindu l
right, this he must do spms time. Let
the world help him to do it now.
L. J. QUINSY.
' ' Stands Up for Farmers. '
Oxford; Neb., Sept 18. To the Edi
tor of The Bei The Bee of tha 15th
quotes j. Vf. Shorthlll as saying that
farmers do not realize the Immense
benefit which wfll come to them from
fixing the price of wheat at $3.15 at
Missouri river points. I think that they
not only do not realize any benltit but
do not expect to realize a benefit They
do realize, however, that this lr the
very same J. W. Shorthil that has
been bombarding them for money all
summer, claiming that be was looking
after the farmers' interests to prevent
the government setting a price on
their grain unless a price was set on
that which the farmer had' to buy. The
government has done the very thing
that ha was going to prevent being
done and has given Mr. Shorthlll an
office In the bargain.
Now as dictator of knowledge to the
farmers hs first tries to make them
believe that there is no shortage in
wheat which is so at varian'ce with the
facts that farmers wonder what has
come over Shorthlll. .Next he triesAo
stuff them with the foolisheness that
if the war ends next year wheat would
be worth about 75 cents and yet not
withstanding this, and though we have
a heavy yield, and in spite of all the
wheat that can be shipped in, the
government will keep up the price to
$2.15. We would have a consumers'
rebellion should anything of the kind
happen, but It won't happen. t
Farmers are going to do their full
duty to win this war, though they have
not had fair treatment in this price
fixing business. There will be no
strikes for higher wages or shorter
hours, as is being enacted by the la
boring classes. The farmers know
that there is ai mighty task before
them, but they will not shirk. They
are giving their boys, which are of
three times the value as farm help as
any help they will be -obliged to sub
stitute from town; they are just as
willing to have their money con
scripted, but they draw the line at
being pestered with the advice of
Shorthlll or the threats of Charles T.
Neal. These gentlemen know noth
ing about the actual conditions' on
the farm. I have in mind- severaK
farmers whose wheat cost them $3
per bushel to get ready for the market
and I know the outlook to them Is
discouraging. " '
The help question on the farms
where the boys are gclng to the front
makes the farmers f nrful for the out
come next season and many are turn
ing their attention to corn, which takes
but a trifle for seed and van be har
vested over a -long period of time.
Many have been unkind entugh to
compare the farmers to the coal bar
ons and their selfish methods of boost
ing prices, when in fact there can be
no comparison. Coal is as plentiful as
before the war and the cost of mining
has increased but a trifle. The farm
ers' expenses hav doubled and they
must take their chance of hail, drouth,
wind, insects, hard freezing and ex
cessive heat and if the crop dodges
them all and the price is good he can
pay off his mortgage, or buy an auto;
but if the crop is lost, which is the
case two out of three years, then he
must borrow money to pay the ex
pense of the crop, to buy seed for a
new trial and to pay his taxes, which
always mature -and are a full crop.
Uncle Sam may well be proud of his
farmers, they are the most intelligent
In the world. By the sweat of their
brows in long days of toil they will
teed our soldiers and those of our
allies, while at the same time contrib
uting their best hedp to the army.
They are our chief fortress of defense
in war and the foundation of prosper
ity in peace. A. C. RANKIN.
j SUNNY GEMS.
"There ar no bird In teat year nests."
"Sometlmea I feel that human tenanta
are not greatly different," sroaned the land
lord. "Mine aeem to migrate every year."
He We'll have to glv np our Intended
lumraer trip. My account at th bank Is al
ready overdrawn. ,
8be Oh. John, you ar auch a wretched
financier. Why don't you keep your account
In a bank that ha plenty of money?
Bill He's alway blowing about what he
Gill Well, what do he do?
"Flay a cornet." Tonker Statesman.
"J am afraid thil recruit Is not amenable
to discipline on account of hi testy dis
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where he waa employed, he wa alway dli-
where he would be Useful. "
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full-size jar of Egg-o-latum, sufficient for preserving 50 dozen eggs
for winter use. Eggs will be very high next winter. Egg-o-latum
' keeps a fresh egg sweet and fresh for one year. . A soft, antiseptic
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