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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE: NOVEMBER 11, 1917.
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Subscriber leaving tha city shouts' have Tha Baa mailed
ta taem. Addrvss changed aa often aa raquaated.
'Over the Alps lief the valley of the Styx,
Teutons ire headed that way.
"The yellow peril," like other soapbox scare
crows, goes int othe scrip head of war.
A down-and-out revolutionist in the hands of
hi fellows stands less chance of saving his neck
than a scrapped monarch.
If the drives against the enemy were all as
successful as the drivel for money here at home
the war would soon be over.
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Lincoln's potent edict to loaferdom, "Work
or walk," may be borrowed and. applied else
where without risk of infringement. , .
After that dazzling terpilchorean exhibition
we may expect the next fad proposed for Intro
duction into the public schools to be aesthetic
.f 4 Vl-l-tll 1Pi.lt. Jit
moi we least oi poisnevixi sops delusions is
the expectation that libel suits will' scare Wiscon
sin editori out of ttanding up for the country
and calling i spade a spade.
Steel interests knuckle down to Uncle Sam's
schedule of prices and plan to do capacity busi
ness: The action snaps a moving picture of In
tut, rial patriotism minus the usual kick. ;
1 Governor. Harding of Iowa is mentioned as
a presidential, possibility. So is Senator Harding
of Ohio. With a double-headed banner; a Hard
ing demonstration ought easily to attract attention,-
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The real place to save coal, however, li In
the household furnace. Careful firing and rea
sonable watchfulness wilt stop a great deal more
of fuel waste and save More money to the men
who pays the bills than shutting off the electric
street signs for a few hours,
The acid teat of loyalty cornea with news of
military reveries suffered by our Allies, Whoever
cnjoyl the privileges of American citizenship
and yet smiles gleefully at the Russian blowup
or manifests signs of satisfaction over tha Italian
setback invites distrust and suspicion.
However standardizing the bread loaf may af
fect the price to" the consumer on tht whole, it
should at least tend to equalize prices between
different cities and sections.' Bread ought not to
cost more close to the wheat fields than it doea
at points to which the flour must first be shipped
a thousand miles. ,
Three years of war has not altered, the naval
status of the combatants. Despite the boasts of
Teutons the perman navy will be accommodated
any day or hour it cornea out for a fight What la
more to the point, the German hav knows'where
to go in the open sea and find it
' Our worthy postmaster has instruction! to
count all the letters going through his office to
iind out the effect of the recent postage rate upon
the number. If the department's policy is un
changed, the presumption is that Should the re
turns show a shrinkage, a few more clerks and
letter Carriers wilt be quickly chopped off before
the patrons can get accustomed to increased
postal efficiency. '
(The Greater Des Moines committee invitee
complaints of overcharges or profiteering upon
the soldiers in the cantonment or upon their
friends or relatives visiting them, with promise
to investigate promptly and correct each and
every abuse. This is a good move which our own
Commercial club would well emulate. When we
invite strangers to our city to be our guests, we
should omit nothing to protect them from being
imposed upon. ' . ,
Y. M. C A. and the War Work.
- Another drive for funds for the Y, M. C A.
war work begins this week, and Nebraska is
asked to contribute $250,000 of the S35.O0O.OOO
sought to be raised. This money will be used to'
support the activities of the association at home
and abroad, jn connection with the American
army. The Y, li. C A. is fulfilling a peculiar
function, looking after the needs of the soldier in
his time off duty. Under its plan, the men are
not left to their own devices when not employed
at soldier's, work.. This is quite s new note In
army life, and one that is much appreciated by
officers and men. The old-time suttler's tent and
the "hog ranch" have been supplanted by rest
rooms and gymnasiums, reading rooms, writing
rooms and other places where the boys from home
are surrounded by good influences. Men in high
command enthusiastically endorse the work, and
!. civilians who have witnessed its operation give
, it high praise. It tends to preserve the youth of
our country who are under arms from the temp
tations and dangers that .beset them, and already
has shown its ability to serve by assisting in
eradicating much of evil that used to be asso
ciated with army lift. It does not tend to tissifv
tha young soldiers, but brings out and strength
ens their more manly qualities, and helps to make
real then- of them.. Fathers and mothers ire more
than all" concerned in Surrounding" their sons
r with safeguards for their moral as well as their
physical welfare. The Y. M. C A. does this,
and it deserves support
WantedProtection for Givers.
Never in all history were people everywhere
so responsive and generous to every humanitarian
cause that can make a plausible appeal to their
sympathy. Nowhere is this more true than right
here in Omaha and our very generosity and
loyal support of the different war and war relief
activities renders the field inviting and increases
the number of calls for help. Our people, who
cannot themselves do the fighting, are willing to
give liberally. They want to do their bit in every
way offered to them, but in all fairness they
ought to have some protection against duplicated
effort, against waste of their contributions, and
above all against fraud and imposture.
It is no reflection upon the good people pro
moting worthy causes to say that the door is
wide open for bad people to prey upon popular
feeling and line their own pockets with money
intended to provide comforts for the soldier, or
to relieve suffering and distress. We ought not
to have to be reminded the war has only begun
and the need for contributions to finance philan
thropic war activities is sure to become steadily
greater as long as the war lasts. Furthermore
we all know that to waste or misuse and abuse
the spirit of giving now will only make it harder
to arouse response to meet equal, if not more
urgent demands later.
The obvious remedy is the organization of all
the money soliciting campaigns under some ef
fective supervision under some authoritative body
from which permission must first be obtained
upon a proper showing of responsibility before
the solicitation is commenced. While this is
really not a local, but a nation-wide situation, it
still can be met", in the absence of other regulating
machinery, by local action. A city ordinance re
quiring a license or permit to solicit money for
any purpose of war activities, war relief, soldiers'
comfort hospital supplies, or charity, would to
that extent help and inspire confidence in the
givers that their contributions run the least risk
of going astray. If Omaha would aet the ex
ample In eatablishing a control over money get
ting movements, we have not the slightest doubt
that It would be caught up and followed in nearly
every other city in the country and quickly lead
to the desired similar step by the federal government
Enright, Gresham and Hay.
Three new names have added to the list of
American heroes, those of Privates Enright,
Gresham and Hay. These are tlfe three young
Americans who were first to die in the trenches
in France, their lives given in redemption of their
country's pledge io humanity. It is not likely
their names will long remain fresh in the minds
of busy people; events of the day will overlie
them, but they will not be entirely forgotten.
Somewhere a record of 'their sacrifice will be
made, and men will honor them for what they
have done. The eloquent eulogy pronounced at
the side of their graves by a French officer will
be preserved in our annals as expressing the sen
timents of a brave man speaking for a gallant
nation. Other names will be added to the roll
headed by Enright, Gresham and Hay, whose
honor is secure, while Americans wilt ever recur
to them with pride because of what they repre
sent Their graves in France mean more to us
now than a shrine in the Invalides, or a tablet at
"There Honor comes, a pilgrim gray,
To bless the turf that wraps their clay,
And Freedom shall a while repair
' To dwell a weeping hermit there."
' Enright Gresham and Hay aleep in France,
but the spirit that took them thither burns
brightly in their home land, and human rights
are safer because they and others like them see
no self in the duty of democracy's defense.
Importance of the Potato.
Last winter witnessed the apotheosis of the
potato. The humble' spud was lifted from the
lowly position in which it had rested for ages, and
elevated over night to eminence lofty, if not ex
actly regal. Its presence on every table in profu
sion at all times, a never failing accompaniment
of meal time, led to such familiarity aa gave no
notion of Its importance to the dietary. Only
when a shortage developed and the tuber began
to disappear from the market, with prices mount
ing until potatoes took a place among the lux
uries, did the public awaken to recognition of the
fact that an important food article was hard to
get The lesson was practically applied, and com
fort comes with assurance from the Department
of Agriculture that the current season's crop ex
ceeds by 13,000,000 bushels any -previous experi
ence, the total yield mounting to 420,000,000
bushels. This is exclusive of the millions of
bushels raised in back yards and on vacant lot
patches, where individuals fought for liberty with
the spade and hoe. Experience had taught us the
need of care, and with this to guide us, the, tooth
some, mealy spud will shed its radiance over the
table, morning, noon and night in America, nor
is it likely again to be neglected or unhonored
because of itshumility. A
f i Color Blindness and Disability.
The Nebraska supreme court has 'ruled that
color blindness constitutes "complete and' total
disability" within the meaning of a railroad
trainman's contract of insurance with his union.
This ruling; puts a new phase on "disability," and
if it stands may require considerable4 revision of
ordinary insurance contracts. ' It will also have
the effect of increasing the rigor of physical
examination to which prospective employes will
be subjected before engagement v
4 That t color blind man is unfitted for railroad
train service Is true, bur many other vocations are
open to him. Although his earning capacity as an
engineer, fireman, conductor or brakeman has
been cut off, he is still available for employment
where his ability to distinguish color is not a
condition precedent Disability here would seem
to be confined to the difference in earning power,
What line of reasoning the court followed is not
known, but it is possible that relief was granted
because of disqualification for the particular voca
tion front which the victim had been barred, and
which was covered by his insurance.
The accepted method of determining the ex
tent of injury rests on the Impairment of earning
ability. This factor should be fully considered
by anybody in deciding cases involving com
pensation for industrial injury. The point here is
whether a man unfitted for following his chosen
Vocation, but able to work at other employment
is to be reckoned as "completely and totally dis
abled." -This Nebraska decision is one of ut
most importance, for it may easily be extended
to other than railway employes and for other
causes than color blindness.
'Rochester' and Schenectady sampled socialism
in local affairs, as did Milwaukee, but one trial
was enough. Subsequent elections emphasize the
unwritten motto of the voters, "Never again." ,
-By Victor -Roaawater-
I LISTENED to a discussion the other day
srrowine out of the elevation of Pershing and
R1U -ach to the rank of "General" giving us
for the first time two men in our army establish
ment bearing the highest military title at the
same time, and of others who have carried the
same grade. Few people realize how rarely the
rank of general has been conferred upon an
American soldier. I had occasion once before
when the same subject was up to inquire into it,
especially to answer the question, who was our
first "general," the 1 commort impression being
that it was George Washington. The records at;
the national caoital show that -this impression is
not correct. While Washington was in command
of the continental armies during the revolutionary
war, he became a private citizen upon their 'dis-
bandment, and attcrwaras commanaer-in-cniei
only by virtue of being president. From the pro
motion of the union until July 1798, the Ameri
can armv was under direct control of the senior
major-general. At that time, on account of a
threatened war with France, George Washington
was summoned to command the army with the
title of lieutenant-general and he never held the
higher office of general. This I verified from
the nominating message still to be seen in the
office of the secretary of the senate reading thus:
"Gentlemen of the Senatie: 1 nominate
George Washington of Mount Vernon, to be
lieutenant-general and commander-in-chief of
all the armies raised or to be raised in. the
, "United States, July 2, 1798.
. "JOHN ADAMS."
Washington never exercised the duties, as -the
expected hostilities fell under, and he therefore
died the next year while holding this rank..
Again the army was under control of the
senior major-general, even through the war of
1812. down to the appointment of Winfield Scott
as lieutenant-general, in recognition of his bril
liant campaign in Mexico. At the beginning of
the civil war, .Scott .retired and for three years
that war was carried on by officers with no higher
rank than major-general. The transfer of Grant
to the Arrrry of the Potomac elevated him to the
lieutenant-generalship and the close of that cam
paign brought him the title of general, at the
same time raising Sherman to the vacated place.
With his election to .the 1 presidency, Grant's
military career was broken, and Sherman and
Sheridan each promoted. The winter before his
death Grant was restored to the office of general
and placed on the retired list.
With the retirement of Sherman the grade of
general was abolished and the army was com
manded by Lieutenant-General Sheridan. During
hia final illness, a bill was brought before con
gress and passed abolishing the rank of lieutenant
general and restoring that of general, which was
to cease at the ; death of the next incumbent.
Sheridan was immediately appointed by President
Cleveland, but he never exercised the functions
up to his death.
Command of major-general was re-established
and continued, according to the best information
I have, through the Spanish-American war and
until the appointment in the year 1900, of Nelson
A. Miles to be lieutenant-general, who retired
with that rank in 1903. The same honor was
conferred by appointment of John C. Bates to be
lieutenant-general in 1906, presumably to let him
have that title upon his retirement two months
later. Both Miles and Bates are still on the re
tired list lieutenant-general, but we have no liv
ing general except the two just commissioned by
When my friend, Clarence Hough, was here
from Chicago for our Nebraska. Red Cross state
convention, he related the story about the nam
ing of the town of Pullman. v
"After it was decided to build a model work
ingman's town along with the new plant tha
company's architect, S. S. Btnnan, was commis
sioned to draw the plans and supervise the con
struction. As the work neared completion Mr.
Pullman is said to have brought up the question
of the most suitable name.' 'You have carried
out my idea magnificently said he, 'You 'are
entitled as much as I am to the credit and the
name chosen should make it stand as a monument
to both of us. I'll tell you what we'll do. We'll
take the first syllable of my name, and the last
syllable of yours and we'll call it Pullman.' "
"Well," said I, "that is clever indeed I But Mr.
Beman could have had no reasotr to feel slighted.
Ha was the architect also for our beautiful news
paper building here in Omaha, which is likewise
a monument to his genius and in naming it we
honored him by using the other syllable of his
name and called it The Bee building."
. "I wasn't aware of that before," exclaimed Mr.
Hough. "That makes it satisfactory all around."
People and Events
' A directory of war relief -funds published by
the Boston Transcript &hows"87 separate objects
with headquarters In Boston and. New York. The
list might be extended to 100 without exhautlng
all the "touches" in action, , . y, .
Four Illinois counties voted-good roads bonds
to the amount of $2,250,000; Cook county leading
with $1,000,000. An equal amount of state and fed
eral funds will put the four counties in the fore
front of road improvement next1 year. ' 1
Baltimore follows Providence in refusing to
hear the Boston Symphony orchestra while the
kaiser's admirer, Dr. Muck, wields the baton.
Anticipating the. Outcome of a public indignation
meeting the" manager of the theater engaged
cancelled the contract for fhe performance. 'Gath
ering American dollars and flouting the Stars and
Stripes is a precarious .business in this country
just now. - .t ..- V .
The meanest liar of all the liars in action just
now left a trail of tears and anxieties on some of
the phones of Chicago last week. Some One fa
miliar with the names of families having soldier
sons called Op several families and told them of
the wreck of American transports carrying sol
diers, adding the names, of ships and other in
vented details likely to strengthen the malicious
story. So far efforts to trace .the liar have been
fruitless. , . . .
' "A wlneless Washington!" Center the powerfe
of imagination on that claim for a -moment anil
measure the strain belief involves. A dry Omaha
is comprehensible even to an outsider. A dry
Chicago would not overtax credulity. But Wash
ington is different Texas ' reformers say it is
dry. Newspaper correspondents point to the law
to prove it. Police say. it is as dry, as. a pacifist
speech. So it goes. Doubters are welcome to
hike for the District and sample the capital dust.
In the tiorthwest corner of Mexico, hard by
the San Diego trail, lies a string of pulque dis
pensaries and gambling dens designed to trim, if
not paralyze the transient with the price. A bunch
dodging the draft got tha glad hand in that sec
tion two months ago and all hospitality they
could buy. Sooa out of raofleythey sought work
nothing doing. Work i a crime where robbery
is a profession. Last week the slackers walked
into the United States, half-starved, weary and
down at the heel, readv to serve Uncle Sam in
any way in return for the privilege of breathing
in trod s country.
"Wanton , waste makes woefut want" sang a
pnuosopner oi me wet Deit. mat. was Deioro
Georgia went dry. Efforts have been made in
the courts to save for a useful 'purpose some
20,000 gallons of wine , made by the late T. L.
Hand out of his own grapes. Executors of the
Hand estate wanted to ship it out of .the state
for sate and turn the proceeds into the treasury
of the state university. Nothing doing. The demon
extracted from the grapes' had to go and into the
sewer went the 20.000. eallons of 15-vear-old
renovator of conversation It is said the sheriff
conducted the execution unmoved. Possibly, but
me witnesses are not saving a word
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Count Adam Tarnow von Tarnowskt
was appointed .Austrian embassador
to the United States.
Germany and Austria called on the
Poles to enlist in the army and fight
Russia aa first duty of new kingdom.
In Omaha Thirty Years Ago. ,
The Home Circle club gave the first
party of the season at Masonic hall.
About 40 couples were present.
The Omaha Turners are making
grand preparations for the annual
convention of the Missouri Valley
turnbezirk, which Is to be held in this
city ia the near future.
Mattle Vickers opened at the Grand
last night to a large and appreciative
audience, the bill "Jacqulne," on the
whole presented by the strongest sup
port Miss Vickers has ever had.
Mr. and Mrs. Andrew Rosewater left
for Boston for a brief visit.
James Murphy, who for some time
has been connected with Bell's drug
store, haa withdrawn for the purpose
of attending the commercial college.
xne watchmakers and . Jewelers of
this city have decided to establish an
association for their mutual protec
tion and benefit and for this purpose
will meet at Rosenmunds' next Mon
day night. i,
Commissioners Smith and Kennedy
with Chief Seavey have returned from
Lincoln, where, with about a dozen
members of the council, they were In
attendance upon the supreme court
This Day In History.
1775 Tha British flrad on Ameri
can vessels in Charleston,' 8. C, har
bor. 1807 Napoleon Issued a decree re
straining the trade of Holland, by
wnicn tne commerce oi that country
was totally ruined.
1811 General Benjamin McCul
loch, noted confederate commander,
born in Rutherford county, Tennessee.
Killed at battle of Pea Ridge, March
181S Marshal St Cyr and S5.000
French troops surrendered Dresden to
1855 Thirty thousand lives lost In
an earthquake at Jeddo, Japan.
1902 Roland B. Mollneux was ao
quited at New York on a charge of
poisoning Mrs. Adams, on a second
1914 Dlxmude waa captured by the
1915 British government closed
the Suez canal to merchant ships for
1916 The duks of Devonshire, the
new governor-general of Canada, was
installed in office.
The Day We Celebrate, '
J. Ogden Armour, head of the ereat
Armour Packing company, is 64 years
. Ernest H. Hoel, buyer for the Car
penter Paper company, waa born in '
Omaha 44 years ago. ,
King Victor Emmanuel Ilf of Italy.
whose armiea have made an heroic
stand against the Germany onslaught,
born 4S years ago today.
Maude Adams, one of the moat pop
ular actresses of the American stage,
born In Salt Lake City, 48 years ago
today. ' .v .. ,,.)
William R, Webb, noted educator,
and one-time United States senator
from Tennessee, born in - Person
county, North Carolina, 75 years ago
David I. Walsh, former governor of
Massachusetts, born at Leominster,
Mass., 45 years ago today,
Rt Rev. Theodore DuBose Bratton,
Episcopal bishop of Mississippi, born
at Wlnnsboro, S. C, 55 years ago to
day. Hudson Stuck, archdeacon of the
Yukon and one of the great pioneer
figures irrsthe reoent history of the
Protestant. Episcopal church of the
United States, born in England 64
years ago today.
Hazel Dawn, noted actress and mo
tion picture star, born at Ogden, Utah,.
25 years ago today.
"Rabbit" Maranville, shortstop of
the Boston National league base ball
team, born at Springfield, Mass., 25
years ago today.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Today Is Martinmas, or St Mar
tin's day. - '
Today is the 80th anniversary of the
execution of the Haymarket anarchists
Birthday greetings to our ally, the
king of Italy, who is 43 years old to-,
The Young Men's Christian associa
tion today will inaugurate a national
campaign to raise (85,000,000 for as
sociation work among the soldiers.
A 'centennial celebration of the first
Presbyterian church west of the Mis
sissippi having continuous services for
100 years, will be inaugurated today
by the first church, St. Louis.
Acting in the belief that the present
time is most appropriate for the en
couragement of home manufactures,
Governor Bamberger of Utah has des
ignated the week beginning today for
the celebration of Utah products
Storjctto of the Day.
Lord NorthcllfTe at a Washington
luncheon was talking about the Brit
"Mr. Lloyd George is the idol of the
Ration now," ha said. "It is hard to
believe how unpopular he was, at
least among the Unionists, once.
Among the many stories circulated
about Mr. Lloyd George's unpopularity
at that time there was one which con
cerned a rescue from drowning. The
heroic rescuer, when a gold medal
was presented to him for hia brave
deed, modestly declared:
"I don't deserve this medal. I did
nothing but my duty. I Saw our friend
here struggling In the water. 1 knew
he must drown unless someone saved
him. So I plunged in, swam out, to
him, turned him over to make sure it
wasn't Lloyd George and then lugged
him to safety on my baok.' " Satur
day Evening Post , .
OUT OF THE ORDINARY.
In Bandfate, Vt,, the proccede from tha
tale of tea cream onea in two weaka are be
ing uied to pay tha mlnister'a aalarjr.
An alienation luit dating back to 1880, In
which tha plaintiff and defendant have be
come grandparents, waa recently distnlued
in New Jersey.
The number of children naturally left-
'banded at birth haa been found by tattetical'
research to be about 4 pet cent of the total
A number of leading American railroada
are at present conducting a publicity cam
paign which has for its object tha warning
of tha public not to tret put on railroad
England, baa found It advitabl to reaort
to tha gathering of garden herba and weeda
for medicinal purpoaea. Thia old-fashioned
Induatry had fallen into dlauaa until the
drug supply from Germany waa out off.
The library of tha 'School of the Bona of
tha Empire, an ancient Chinas uni vanity
which, it la' (aid, was in existence a thou
sand years before tha Christian era, com
prises IS S table of stone, whereon are
esrred all tha "IS classics," the essence of
AROUND THE CITIES.
St. Pan! proposes to spend tl.000,004 on
river terminals. Tha prospect sets oft alarm
clocks in Hnineapolis.
Two St Louis factories have pulled down
government contracts for 1,560,000 pairs of
army shoes, at an average of 14.65 a pair.
The University of Utah war gardens pro
duced crops which netted 11.688. half of it
from ground hitherto covered with weeda.
St Louis proposes to extend provision
market ' facilities and - bring consumer and
producer in closer touch. Two or more
market places are projected, in addition to
those already in Operation.
Denver's municipal. Coal yavd is going at
high speed and doing a land office business.
Three yarda are in operation and 40 teams
delivering fuel at 14. IS a ton. Purchasers
are limited to two tons to family.
Inquisitive colons of Kansas City stood
right up in meeting and said things about
the nerve of tha gas company which sent
in its October bill for $6,107.62 without
shaving it a single cent for 20 nights which
there was no gas to burn. ,
, Crusader against ' cabarets in Chicago
are gaining in speed and vigor, and re
sult! are- evident in numeroua ailent feed
eries with dance hall attachments. The
slogan of the crusaders is: "The Cabaret
the Devil's Incubator Must Go!"
Minneapolis closed its war garden record
of 1917 and put a large ledger for 1918 in
its place. The past harvest did not come
up to expectations, due to a late start It
ia now proposed to make the coming year
a bumper one by systematizing business in
advance of the spring1 plowing and 'digging.
Mrs. Malaprop. .giving a dinner party:
"Are you going to Invito Mrs. Stand
off?" asked her niece.
"I ahould aay not," answered the eld
lady. "I entertained her once and 3 be. never
recuperated." Philadelphia I-edger.
"I made a mistake at the start by tell
ing my wife that I have always been ac
customed to a cold bath every morning."
"She got veyy enthusiastic over tha cold
Idea. Thinks It ought to include a cold
breakfast as well." Iuivllle Courler-Jour-naL
"Have you ever noticed how- many people
talk all the time and never stop to think?"
'Oh, yes," replied the philosophical man.
"I do most of my deep thinking while peo
ple Uke that are rattling along, because I
know I won't misa anything If I don't lis
ten." Birmingham Age-llerald.
"Tou'ra under arrest," exclaimed the of
ficer with chin whiskers as he stopped the
automobile. - '.
"What for?" inquired, Mr. Cbugglna.
"I haven't mu8e up my mind yet ril
just look over- your lights an' your license
an" your numbers, an so forth. .,1 know 1
can get you for something." Washington
Ellas Llberman, In Everybody's.
He was society's Illy pet, ' g
Some parlor doll of high degree
That flirted around with the uppish set;
Now we're tent-mates, him and ma.
I was a grocer's clerk before
My fata got mixed with the Infantry:
But they don't need a vtaltln'-cnrd for war
In the home o' tha brave and the land o'
the free. .
He used to sneer at me for a simp;
''Lizzie" I called him the first few days;
We didn't get on till, worn and limp.
We found we wui game In different ways;
Marohln' full kit for thirty miles
With the aun full glare on him and me
Just leveled us stiff, and It counted piles
for the maktn' o' true democracy.
So ui two guy are comrades now; -
I swear at him and he swears at me;
We're gettln' fit for the little row
That'a gain on across the sea.
Una Bam drew lota and called us two,
Aad he ain't ao very partial when
There's lota o' work for all to do
And a deuce of a famine In fighting men.
Ha waa society' lily. pet.
But now we bonk in the aame tepee. .
He used to dancs with tha gilded aet;
And' It's drill and beana for him and me,
He don't give a darn what I was before.
And I don't give a whoop what he used
All that we know Is we're in a war
Hlttln' it up for democracy. -
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