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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, JANUARY 3, 1918.
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in oolitic, 1917 was an off year. Not so the
! 1918. t
"AH rivers' run to the sea," and even a Bol
shevik may learn by experience.1
St Anthony of Padua was the Billy Sunday
of hi day,' but that is no reason why his shrine
hould be used for a target now.
"Ships and more ships" still is the cry, and the
sound of rattling riveters in many yards is the
answer. This one demand will be met.
Billy Sunday is about to descend on Wash
ington, to give life in the busiest capital of the
world- the touch needed to make it perfect.
Uncle Sam s weather bureau gave -the old
gentleman's new railroad department quite a nut
to track. Better team-work ought to be had.
X.loyd George's, Nw Year's address to the-
' civilians of Great Britain calls for greater devo
tion than ever. , Winning the war means some
' thing over there.
American sailors are reported to be wedding
' with Irish colleens at a rate that promises con
siderable extension of the "melting pot" in the
Emerald Isle, This ought to have some effect on
the Sinn Feiners. '
A court martial at Camp Dodge fastened a
15-year sentence onto a "conscientious objector"
who declined to touch a rifle. He will have
plenty of time at Fort Leavenworth to harmonize
his views with those accepted by the majority
of his countrymen. . . v , : " "
The: lumber director appeal to the Loyal
Legion of Loggers and Lumbermen of the north.
" west to get on the job1, becluse they are soldiers,
too, the satm; as the boys in France. And" this
applics-to every man and woman anywhere. 'If
America is going to nelp win this war, its work
'ill be'matje the more effective because every
. body does something to help. v
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i v , Sloan's Hat In the Ring.
With the , advent of the new year 4 we are
promptly reminded that 1918 is to witness a sen
atorial contest in Nebraska by the formal an
nouncement oi Congressman Charles H. Sloan,
now representing the Fourth district in the lower
house, that his hat is in the ring for the republi
can nomination. , f
Friend and foe alike must admit that Mr.
Sloan's statement has the merit' of frankness and
defiriiteness. He Wants it distinctly understood
that he is aspiring to promotion to the upper
branch; of the national legislature as a repub
lican that he stands on the last republican plat
lorm in its expression1 of economic principles and
policies; whihf at the same time he cordially sup
k'wrts a vigorous prosecution of the war to a
f pi.phant and honorable conclusion.
I setting forth his own record on the war
already presented in congress, Mr. Sloan
) clear that he has been at all times agres-
for preparedness measures, for the bigger
plicy when the democrats defeated it, for
I American merclymt ships, for the com-
rmy bill, for the war revenue, war loan,
I, food control, war insurance and other
bills. ' To show his position on the war
I n resolution he quotes his motion to
1 crtllfh vara cnrtetonttnltii tUm aAer1 vt o'a
precednV proposal of armed neutrality, and ex
plains that when this failed. he adhered to his
conviction that this step should be tried first By
voting f'no" on the declaration of war
It is fair presumption that other candidates
for senator will he in the'ficld before the entries
close and that many voters will not take sides
until they know the range of choice. Mr, Sloan,
nevertheless, has set a good example by telling
exactly where he stands and inviting fullest scru
tiny of his record. . V
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"Circumstances Alter Cases."
We know The Bee has been prodding the
hyphenated World-Herald pretty hard of late
upon the predicament in which it finds itself,
compelled now to back-track and swallow so
many of the things it has so strenuously cham
pioned and upon which its-heart is set. No won
der, to divert attention, it returns to its cuttle
fish tactics of a personal tirade upon the editor
of The Bee with a whole column of inky fluid, of
which the following is a fair sample:
"Mr. Rosewater. with his customarv ore
cision and nice regard for detail, reminds us
that on October 9, 1916, this newspaper argued
against exclusive federal regulation of rail
roads. Yet now, less than IS months later, it
supports tne action ot the federal government
in taking over the railroads for war purposes,
'wiping out every vestige of state control' and
he holds this up as an example of shameless
inconsistency." World-Herald, December 31,
- Unfortunately the editor of The Bee has no
way of keeping tab on the World-Herald's gy
rations except from memory and going back over
its files, which takes time. The trouble of the
World-Herald in this case, however, is tfiat it
belabored The Bee and its editor personally,
not once, but day after day, during the campaign
of 1916, for upholding the plank in the republi
can platform favOring federal railroad control.
When The Bee declared this to be "a straight
out issue" of the two parties "as between m-
tionalizing the control and regulation of the rail
roads and continuing the feeble, confusing and
conflicting efforts at control by each state for it
self within its own boundaries," and that "The
Bee is for national contijal," our hyphenated con
temporary could scarcely contain himself while
he became facetious in these words:
"Our congratulations to Mr.' Victor Rose
water, the uncrowned, but undisputed, leader of
Nebraska republicanism. He is showing some
thing of the courage and audacity which so
long made of his distinguished father a power
in the politics of this state. Mr. Rosewater
takes his stand squarely on that plank of the
republican platform which declares for exclu
sive, federal control of-Tailroads. The leader
has spoken. The platform has spoken. May
we n'ow hear from the candidates and the lieu
tenants?" World-Herald, August 3. 1916.
About the same' time th( World-Herald had
said in similar vein:
"Skillful a special pleader as he is, Mr.
Rosewater surelv can fool no intelligent man
with such twaddle.x The Bee may change its
tune now, since the republican convention,
dominated by spokesmen of the big interests,
has taken its audacious stand., But the plain
republicans' of Nebraska, we apprehend, who
know-how valuable is the right of stato regu
lation of local shipping, will not be so esaily
controlled." World-Herald, Augus 1, 1916.
Week in and week out this same democratic
chameleon rung the changes on this subject under
the impression that it had a trump card, never
dreaming that within little more than-a year the
signature of a democratic president on an execu
tive order' would take over to the federal gov
ernment the operation of all the railroads and
wipe out over night every vestige of state control
and regulation.,. '
Oh, yes, we almost forgot to quote still another
of the hyphenated pencil-pusher's outpourings1 of
a year ago, a lecture which he pedantically read
to the editor of The Bee upon the virtue of con
sistency in. these words: r
We are not so much worried as to what
Managing Director Rosewater of the repub
lican DartV will sav on a Saturdav and a ttn.
day and on a Monday, as we are over the pos
sibility of him mixing his schedule of utter
ances and saying something some day which,
though based on misinformation, at least is
consistent with what he said .on the day be
fore." World-Herald, September 5, 1916.
Yes, we re-echo for whatever balm it may af
ford the despairing exclamation of the distressed
hyphenated contemporary, "circumstances alter
cases." ' '
Restricting Man's Rights.
The supreme court of Nebraska has just drawn
little closer the legal fence that incloses man
In the exercise of his dominion over all things,
animate and inanimate.' This time ' the court
holds that the husband is not justified in slapping
his wife, even when he. is sure that it is for her
own good. Nor can he make the interference of
third party a pretext for the application of cor
rective discipline. Neither can he use force or
otherwise coerce her from going abroad when he
thinks she should'' remain at home. Thus does
tt' rising tide of feminism lift its lapping
waves above the ancient landmarks of domestic
ity. Time was when man not only had the right,
but was adjured to exercise it, to the benefit of
his spouse, by administering corporal punish
ment when he deemed it advisable or found it
necessary to preserve family discipline. The
earliest invasion of this right was when the courts
imited the size of the rod to be used. Since then,
step by step, this bulwark of liberty and dominion
has been beaten down, until now in Nebraska the
best poor man can do is to let his wife have her
own way . when 6he wants something. Slowly
but surely we art emerging from the past and
reaching a stage 'that deserves to be called en-
President Poincare hears the voice of Wash
ington, speaking through the ages in America's
marching millions, and he might appropriately
have added the voice of all the champions who
have fought and died for liberty since man first
rebelled against the oppressor. ' '
The PacifisiA Significant War Story
What United States Senator Could This Fiction
Writer Have Had in Mind?
By Melville Davisson Post, Condensed from Saturday Evening Post.
It was late. Senator Featherfield was
alone. . x
There was no one awake in the house ex
cept the man. It was a little house on the
edge of the fashionable city, with a .library
and a drawing room on either side of a nar
row hall opening into the street.
The man sat by a table in the library.
The man was in a profound reflection
His speech on the preceding night in a west
ern city had brought down upon him a de
luge of comment, and it was with the sub
stance of this comment that the senator was
concerned. IU felt that a proper answer to
it lay in the fact that he did not represent
the north and east that portion of the
United States in which these newspapers
were mostly printed.
It was a commonwealth' distant from
these great centers; and he felt that the sen
timents of this commonwealth, or at least
the controlling elements' in it, he had accu
rately reflected in his speech. The war was
a foreign affair. It could only remotely
touch his people. Why should they be drawn
into this European catastropheit Why should
their young men be taken? And he began
to feel the heat, of the periods in which he
had so oratorically presented these argu
He was in the midst of these reflections
when a bell somewhere in the deeps of the
He got up, went out into the hall and
opened the door. A carriage in the street
rolled away as the door opened and a man,
standing on the step, entered.
He was a huge bulk of a man,.
In his top hat and heavy coat he seemed
to fill the doorway, and in the dimmed light
of the hall it was a moment before the sena
tor could see who his visitor was.
Ah, Weisel, he said, "how do you do?
The big man took off his coat and hat:
then he smiled.
"You must pardon me. senator." he said.
"if, like Nicodemus, I come to you in the
I understand it, Weisel, replied the sen
ator: "the country is going mad. Come in I
J'm glad to see you. 1 want to talk with
The big man made a deprecatory gesture
with, his hand.
it would go far enough to undertake a change
in the government; to establish a republic.
. . . ; Perhaps if it felt that the Allied
countries, or a powerful one of them like the
United States, would welcome .and aid that
endeavor, instead of taking advantage of it
to destroy the German people."
He lookedat his host.
"If America could assure it," he said, "it
would not hesitate, I think. But is there
anyoffe in America in whom this element
could have any confidence? Not in an ad
ministration engaged in the . active enter
prises of war! .Not in a hostile press, and
not in the utterances of any statesman un
He stopped again; he moved in the chair;
he put his elbow on the arm of it and rested
his heavy, thoughtful face in the trough of
his hand, as though he were at the core of
some profound reflection.
"It woula be a great accomplishment,"
he added; "it would disdlve into nothing
every other huiwan accomplishment. Any
one who could bring that about would be
immortal. There js no success in human af
fairs to be considered beside such an accom
plishment as that. ... And it might be
done." . ' " .
His voice went back again intb the re-'
flective note: "It might be done."
He turned abruptly in his chair and looked
at the man on the hearth.
How Old Arc Yon, Charley?
Omaha, Jan. 2. To the Editor of
The Bee: In the last few months
Omaha has lost bv death some extra
good men. Their homes are desolate!
and business, religious and social lite
mourns the great loss.
In May, 1916, W. A. DeBord dies
In April, 1917. "vV. II. Bucholz dies
In September, 1917, G. F. Gilmore
dies at 53.
In December, 1917, G. E. Haver
stick dies at 47.
The average .age of these men is
49M years. God says that the age of
man shall be 70 vears.
I donif believe it is the wi4 of God j
to cut men off like that.
What is the cause?
These men overworked, they never
threw oft the mental strain. They did
not sleep enough. God makes men
new in sleep.
I advise men of affairs to sleep I
more; to go homo instead of to the
clubs. To avoid the use of tobacco
and meat, eat sparingly.
Do not try to do all the work that
men ush on you.
KEV. CHARLES W. SAVIDGE. -
There was a good fire burning in
grate. The bie man went over to the hearth
stooped a little, and held his hands extended
a moment over the name. '
"Yes, he said, as though there had been
no oause in the conversation. "It is about
your speech last night that I wished to speak.
You will permit the impertinence of it?
Ihe senator lauehed. He indicated his
big chair by the table. "Sit down," he said
"You are always at liberty to come to me
about anything. I don't forget your support
and he paused-- your influence. 1 should
like to know what you think. Your country
is at war.
The big man-sat down. His bulk seemed
to flow into the chair and fill it. The whole
aspect of him gave one the sense of some tre
mendous fluid energy at rest. Some vigor,
dynamic, forceful, in an attitude of placidity.
Oh, yes, he said gently: America has
been finally drawn into this horror".
The senator uttered what .he was think
ing, unguardedly. It was a habit of which
he had very nearly cured himself; but oc
casionally it took him unawares.
I was thinking of Oermany, he said.
The reflective note in the big man's voice
did not change.
"I think of Germany, he said, as one
thinks of his childhood. With a certain sen
timent, oerhaos: .but as something detached.
shadowy, remote.X There is only one coun
try for us ail the one in which we live and
conduct our affairs." His voice grew sud
denly firm. "There can be no divided al-
egiance. We must all stand together tor
America." . ,
The senator looked at himcuriously. He
moved over to the fireplace and sat down on
a thick, short-backed, upholstered chair that
stood by the hearth.
"Then you don t approve ot my speech r
For a moment the big man did not reply.
"No," he said finally. "It is a mistake in
two directions." ,
He continued like one carefully putting
an estimate together.
"The sentiment for this war will finally
engulf you; and for the sake of your career
the speech is a mistake. It is also a mistake,"
he added, "to encourage, or, if I use too
strong a word there, to countenance a re
sistance to national measures of defense."
The senator interrupted him: But I have
not encouraged resistance to national de
fense. I am in favor of national defense arid
of every necessary step in that direction."
Ana mere occurred vj mm me iong otu
iant periods in which he had drawn this dis
tinction in his speech. But he did not re
peat them. He felt that they would not im
press this man as he hoped they would im
press the country. He added:
It is the entrance of the country into a
breign war that I discourage."
The big man uttered a single mono
"Yes," he said.
But it was not a smybol of assent It
was a ' mere reflective comment. A com
ment indicating that the hearer understood.
"I was thinking," the big man went on,
"Jhat in hostile countries a thing you might
uggest would have some consideration.
His voice was slow, intently reflective. "I
don't know; perhaps." He looked up at his
host by the fire. "There is a big element
within the central powers anxious for peace."
He paused.- lhen he went on slowly,
like one speaking of a thing that cannot be
easily mentioned a disclosure of profound
' there is a great democratic element in
Germany," he said, "that would go very far;
"How would one go about it?" he said
"A speech in the senate?"
The big man leaned over, his fingers
pressing into the upholstery ot the chair.
"No,. no," he said; "that would give the
war elements atk opportunity to deny what
you oljer. It would show you as only one
man against a whole legislative body. .
No, no; that is not the way. Listen; I think
I know the way."
He leaned farther over in the chair, his
tace protoundly disturbed, his voice low.
"The leader of the democratic revolu
tionary-dements in Germany is now in Hoi
land. He is Delbert Arnberg. If you would
write him a letter, making it clear to him
that America would wejpome and protect a
democratic government in Germany ani not
permit the German people to be annihilated
while occupied with the change, I think he
would believe you.
"Pie know about vou all about vou: and
the I it would start the thing. You arc an Amer-
-.1 . . . , i. ...
ican statesman in a nign position, a position
of influence and" authority. As I have said,
a foreigner would set a high value on your
position and authority and the thing might
be done. ... It might be done. And if
it could be 1"
His voice trembled with fervor.
"God in Heaven, what an accomplishment
it would be!"
The man sitting by the hearth got up and
began to walk about the room. The vast
possibilities of the undertaking were vividly
before him. -
"But this letter," he said finally "what
sort of letter ought I to write?"
The big man turned slowly in the chair
and looked up at him.
"I have thought that all out," he said;
"every word. It must be a broad, sincere,
humanitarian letter. And it must convince.
Arnberg. It must make him feel that a
German republic would meet friends and not
enemies here. Our executive has already
made that course easy. It is war on the mili
tary rulers of the German empire and not on
the people. That's the note of the letter."
The big man went on hurriedly:
"I have lain awake over the thing; I have
thought it all out; I think I know every
word of it."
He put his big hand swiftly into the
pocket of his coat, took out a big official
envelope, and unfolded a sheet of paper. He
got up and put the unfolded sheet down on
"I have written the letter," he said. "Here
it is, on a sheet of senate paper."
He stood up suddenly and turned about
to his host, his voice full of, emotion.
"Oh, my friend," he said, "if you estab
lish a democracy in the German empire by
this letter, you will save the world 1" The
senator came and stood beside him. He took
the letter up and read it carefully. The
words thrilled him; moved him; inspired
him to the. great enterprise.
For reply he moved the newspapers on
the table until he uncovered an inkstand, got
a pen, and, sitting down at the table, wrote
his signature at the bottom of the letter.
He put the letter into the official en
velope, sealed it and handed it to Weisel.
The big man seemed worn out with emo
tion. His whole body was wet; his relaxed
face lcJoked tired. ,
"My friend," he said, "let us pray for this
letter to go through as we have not prayed
for anything since we were children."
Then he got his hat and coat and went
out. k -
Prohibition in California.
Los Gatos. Cal., Dec. 24. To the
Editor of The Be?: There was filed
in the office of secretary of state of
California last week petitions with an
aggregate of 77,000 names providing
fall of proposition to prohibit the sale
for the submission to the voters next
in this state of alcoholic liquors ex
cepting those of a light quality and
the doing away with saloons. ''The se
curing of names has been under the
auspices of the Grape Protective as
sociation of California, the purpose
being to safeguard the making of wine
and brandy from California grapes.
In 19 counties of the state the growa
ing of of grapes is an important in
dustry. There are 170,000 acres of
land devoted to this purpose on which
are 144,097,670 vines, of these 50,000
are raisin grapes, 110,000 are table
grapes and the remainder wine
grapes. About one-fourth of the raisin
grapes are also used in tha making
of wine and brandy, hence the grow
ers interested in that industry are
lined up with the wine makers in the
contest against prohibition in Cali
fornia. It is claimed that there is
$150,000,000 invested in the wine
business in this state,' that the prod
uct is worth $15,000,000 annually, and
that employment is given to large
numbers of people.
In Oregon the hillside land is ex
ceedingly productiy. but in Califor
nia it is said that the only profitable
purpose land of that character can be
put to Is grape culture. Near this
town is a Catholic "Novitiate," which
owns a large tract of this kind of
land used for the growing of wino
grapes and many thousands of gallons
of wine are made annually and sent
to the Catholic institutions .all over
the United States. This "Novitiate" is
for the education of young priests of
which the attendance ranges from 60
to 80.- In places the land is so steep
that it seems impossible for horses
to climb it in cultivating the vinos.
In, combatting tho attacks of th
prohibitionists the Grape 1'rotectiye
association says, in reference to tna
claim that in the demand for grape
juice could be found a profitable use
to put grapes to, that the total annual
grape juice product of the United
States is only 2.00t),000 gallons and
that a market for that quantity is
found only at heavy outlay in adver
tising. It is asserted by the associa
tion that the experiment made in sev
eral localities in California in this line
has always proven an expensive
Included in the immense estate left
by the late Senator Stanford to the
Stanford university, was a large vine
yard devoted to the wine and brandy
business. Several years ago these vines
were all dug up. Prohibitionists
called attention to this fact and in
sisted that it was proof that the mak
ing of wine and brandy in California
had been found unprofitable by the
management of the university. In
answer to this the Grape Protective
association published a letter from
the treasurer of the university in
which he, said that the vineyard re-'i
ferred to had been plowed up for the
reason that the land had become in
fested with Johnson grass to such an.
extent that the vines could not be
Next fall there is to be another pro
hibition campaign waged in Califor
nia as there was in 194 and in 1916.
A leading wine grape grower here told
me that he had no doubt that
the prohibitionists will win next time.
In a considerable numbjer of towns,
cities and counties saloons have been
voted out of business. The latest
were San Jose and Los Angeles, which
cities voted on the proposition this
month and won out with handsome
majorities. JOHN T. BELL.
LINES TO A SMILE.
"Well, you've lived to see eaual suffrag
"Yipe," chirped the old codger, "and I
hope to live loni? enough to see two ladiea
running for office against aach other."
"Why In ' the world does his wife call
him Picket Fence?"
"Well, she aays he's easy to see through."
"And, then, he'a very useful around tha
house." Milwaukee Sentinel.
Weisel drove from the postoffice,. where
he had gone to mail the letter, to his great
house-at the far end of Massachusetts ave
nue, as it extends into the country.
Mr. Weisel went on into the house.
It was dark. When the carriage had gone
there were no lights anywhere. He opened
the door into a big room.
It was a vast drawing room, closely cur
tained. I here were no lights in it except a
single lamp on a bare buhl table. A ivoung
man .in a gray tweed morning suit was sit
ting by this table. He had a oortfolio of
paper.s before him, and he was making notes
on a blank writing pad with a blue pencil.
tie stood up quickly when Weisel en
tered, bringing his heels together. "But in
spite . ot the military attitude his anxietv
was everywhere apparent.
"Did you get the thing done?" His voice
vibrated in the query.
The big man put down his hat and coat.
Then he called to an attendant.
'Hans, he said, "champagne and some
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Lord Cowdray was appointed chief
of England's air service.
Battle of Matchia ended with Rus
sians in full retreat -
Berlin claimed extensive captures
of men and material in r the Car
pathians. The Day We Celebrate. '
Rex H. Morehouse,- born 1881.
Dr. la. a Fields, born 1886.
Rear Admiral-Albert Rosa, United
States navy, retired, now serving as an
inspector of naval training stations,
born at Clarion, Pa.,- 73 years ago to
day. ' : . ' " . .
Richard Henry Dana, noted publicist
and reformer, born , at , Cambridge,
Mass., 7 years ago today.
Henry O. Hall, chairman of the In
terstate Commerce commission, born
In New York. 68 years ago today.
Lee 8. Overman, United States sen
ator from North Carolina, born at
Salisbury, N. C, 64 years ago today.
This Day in History.
1680 La Salle and Father Henne
pin passed through Peoria Lake on
their voyage of exploration In the
1616 Russians and Austro-Ger-.
mans began great battle for Czer
1896 Emperor William congratu
lated President Kroger upon the de
feat of the British raiders.
ISIS Day of prayer observed
throughout the British empire for the
success of the allied cause In, the war.
Just 80 Years Ago Today
M. D. Roche, the new county clerk,
will take possession of his office, on
Thursday next His assistants will be:
Frank Zlmmer, WiHiam Moran, Mr.
Guilford and Dr. J. M. Woodburn.
. The SJlfltary convicts now confined
at Fort Omaha have been ordered
sent under guard to the Fort Leaven
worth military prison.
The Omaha Toboggan club is In a
flourishing condition, with T. M. Nor
ria, president; George O. Orr, vice
president; George K. 8mlth, secretary,
and C W. Moulten, treasurer. There
are now about SO members, with ap
plications every day.
The chess tourney for a handsome
gold medal, under the aunplces of
the Omaha Chess and Wheel club, be-'
gins at the club rooms in the Ramge
block next week.
The general average attendance ot
the Omaha public schools is about
3,000 more than for the beginning of
the corresponding term for the prev
Twice Told Tales
Up Against It.
"Poor Blunderly is always getting
up against it."
"What's he been doing now?"
"He went the other night to see
his best girl, and the front door had
Just been painted. He got up against
that, too." Baltimore American.
Got 'Em A-Going. .
"The village wiseacres used to say
that Flubdub had" rooms for rent in
his upper story."
"Did he fool 'em?" "
"Looks like it He's rented 'em to a
corporation for $10,000 a "year. That
is to say, they've hired him for their
law department." Louisville Courier
Journal. ; . ,
! , . Evading the Law.
A clever young lawyer was defend
ing a man accused of housebreaking.
"Your Honor, I submit that my
client did not break into the house at
all. .He found the parlor window
open, Inserted his right arm and re
moved a few trifling articles. Now,
my client's arm is not himself, and I
fail to see how you can punish him
for an offense committed only by one
f his limbs."
' "That argument," said the judge,
Ms very well put Following it logi
cally, I sentence the defendant's arm
to one year's imprisonment. He can
accomapny it or jiot, just as he
chooses." . -
The prisoner calmly unscrewed his
cork arm and, leaving it in the dock,
walked out Chicago Herald.
Gothenburg Independent: "We
should all get together and fight like
the devil" says one W. J. Bryan.
Among ourselves. Bill? Wouldn't it
be more American to separate our
selves from political and dollar grab
bing enterpises and go, each in his
fitted way, into the war work?
Tekamah Journal: It does seem as
though the democratic party in con
gress and In this state of Nebraska
could do their part in this great War
without continually working the poli
tical game. In Nebraska it is posi
tively a disgrace the way the party
is trying to manipulate the political
slate. The people will turn on the
tactics that are being displayed by the
leaders and will send them all back to
private life. (
Bloomington Advocate: A state
wide political movement having as its
object the defeat of Senator Norris
for renomination In the republican
primaries ' next year, has been
launched by former State Senator N.
P. Dodge of Omaha. Mr. Dodge re
cently sent out a form letter to a
large number of party leaders over the
state requesting their assistance in
the effort to retire members of the
party delegation tn congress who are
charged With failure to give proper
support to the government in the
war. While Senator Norris is not
mentioned by name, the letter plainly
refers to him. Mr. Dodge is very
close to National Committeeman R.
B. Howell, who heretofore has worked
with WfM"H . ,
Around the Cities
It is a rare day in the life of Phi la
delphia when local papers fail to tea
ttire a "firmiPA nn mnl mn,iim.H '
State and federal price fixers are on
the spot endeavoring to catch the
guilty ones, but thtf reach of the
profiteers apparently mock vigilance
1 w 1 -
Kansas Cltv. Mo., hints nut lnn.1
that the highways out of town are
ivuru. in vrsiisuiiuu wnicn only
"scratched the surface," " shows that
the builders ignored specifications for
macadam roads costing as high as
$9,O0Q a mile and that large overpay
ments had been mari fnr tha nrnrlr
Reads liko a lpiff from th Pvnorian.o
oi jjougias county, jNeoraska.
St Joseph jtoots the horn of pro
gress in street improvements and puts
on the scoreboard of 1917 a total of
$385,000 invested in city betterments.
Among the strange results of war
times in New York'City is the disap
pearance Of bread lines from the
Bowery. Bread linee in that section
have been an .institution for years
past Disappearance is due to Tieen
demand for labor and
wages for workers of both sexes.
Rochester. Minn., rnnnrin . q . re
markable recovery of an l8-mnnth
old babv stricken with infantile
paralysis, and treated with the re
cently aiscoverea Kosenow serum.
The child was stricken the Sunday
before Christmas. Two tnWHAni
were given on Sunday and one on
Monday, ana on Christmas morning
the youngster romped around its
biscuit; and be quick."
Then he turned to the young man.
"Certainly I got it done."
"Gott!" he said. "I was in fear
about it. Only an official letter was
certain to go through. How did you
manage him? Was it difficult?"
"That soft creature " he said. "Ach.
It nauseates one!''
"You don't seem to be compli
mentary t& our American friend."
Weisels big figure lifted; his face!
was stern ana rigid.
"Friend!" he said. "I should be
sorry to depend on a friend like that.
If the -German people were made of
stuff like that they would long since
have perished. They would indeed be
ready for this .republic that the geh
tle senator imagines he is about to
help on the way."
The young man grinned.
"But the gentle senator is our ally.
He weakens his country for us and he
gets our word to the admiralty. He
is valuable to us."
"As a tool, yes," said Weisel: "as a
friend, heaven preserve us from blm!"
The little Prussian laughed in a
"Well, he has done his bit tonight!"
Then his weasel face got firm. "Let
me see if your copy has the code
The big man pulled out a drawer of
the table and laid a carbon copy of
the letter before him. The little Prus
sian took the bfue pencil and drew a
line diagonally across the sheet from
the top lefthand corner downward to
the bottom righthand corner:
Then, omitting the address and
signature, he read aloud the words the
line touched, beginning at the top left
hand corner and reading downward.
Weisel, bending over the table, his
hands with the palms spread propping
up his big body, listened intently:
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France on the 31st North Atlantic
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