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if! It is not the first time American factories of
all kinds have been closed under a democratic
Jj national administration. ' '
Moved that the weather bureau be put under
': control of the fuel dictator; as many as favor say
-; all right, it is a vote.
!' One of the beauties of the thrift stamp is that
S rlt wholly justifies its name. It not only makes
saving easy, but profitable as well.
"White coaP is exempt from the fuel dicta
tor's control, and its users benefit thereby accord
ingly. Moral, develop the water power.
The old circle, "raise more corn to feed more
. hogs to get more money to buy more land to
(raise more corn," etc., applies yet in full force.
If Distribution has long been the great problem
for Americans, but it was never so sharply
brought to attention as it is presented by Dr.
Boys and girls at school are putting down for
thrift stamps at a rate that bodes well for the fu
ture. When youngsters, learn to save, the habit
' is likely to stick.
i! Congress, threatens to get even by repealing
the law that created the fuel dictator. This will
help but little, now that we know the worst. More
! and better teamwork is needed.
Chancellor von Hertling has again postponed
his promised speech on Germany's war aims, but
this should make little difference, as no disposi
tion exists to give the kaiser what he wants.
Dr. Garfield's reasoning, that our country is
suffering from an, overproduction, does not
square up with the clamor that we have been suf
fering from man-shortage. Somebody has been
Lenine has offered to resign as a test of
strength against Trotzky. He would better not
make such an offer unless he means it, for even
the Bolsheviki might not be proof against the
temptation of getting rid of him so easily.
Governor Neville thinks he can arrange to let
the soldiers vote without calling a special session
of the legislature. , If the governor really suc
" ceeds in restraining his desire to have more laws
'passed, he will be doing Nebraska as much serv
ice as if he had actually gone to war. .
Big Order for Employers.
y A suggestion from Fuel Dictator Garfield that
'employes of plants where operation is suspended
under his order for coal saving be paid full
.wages for time lost puts a big order up to the
employers. ' Already a few have announced their
intention of paying all or some of the wages that
otherwise would be stopped, but no general ac
tion in this direction is reported, nor is it prob
able any will be taken. In broad terms, the prop
osition amounts to 15 days' idle time before the
iid of March, and half the monthly pay roll for
the 11,000,000 or more wageworkers involved will
amount to a tidy sum. It is doubtful if industrial
America can afford to pay this additional tax,
amounting as it will to more than $20,000,000 a
day. That will be the enforced contribution of
. he workers to the general attempt to get the fuel
'situation established on a working basis. It is
a' loss, too, that never can be made up. Such
employers as will pay wages for the lost days
will do so because of peculiar conditions that will
permit them to practice this generous course, but
fAe majority of the suspended concerns will have
ho choice but to divide the loss with their idle
Through Chaos to Victory.
Democracy as existent in America is now un
dergoing its severest test, that of approach to
orderly proceedings that will lead to the achieve
ment of a common purpose. With but one aim
and animated by a single hope, our people find
themselves perplexed and hindered by the swirl
of an humiliating confusion, the more lamentable
because it has been brought on apparently by a
failure of those trusted with authority to fully ap
preciate the magnitude of their task. For the
moment it will do but little good to debate how
we were brought to this pass, nor to waste time
in criticism of blunders that are made. The more
immediate demand is for action that will lead us
out of the muddle, and get all our magnificent
capacities and resources engaged on right lines.
Americans are not Russians, but just now our
strength is our weakness; we are willing, we are
eager, but we are held back by that very eager
ness. Impatience over inexcusable delays is jus
tified, but what we really require is a definitely
ordered system that will get all the energy of
the country employed on the1 constructive work
of our problem. Out of chaos will come vic
tory, but leadership is needed more than advice
Meat or Grain for Food.
Live stock men at Salt Lake City patriotically
abandoned the plan to request a cessation of
meatless days and declared themselves in, full
sympathy with the government in its effort to
accumulate a surplusage of meat that will permit
exportation of an even greater amount than we
have been sending abroad. ' At the same time
Prof. Gramlich of the Bureau of Animal Hus
bandry of the University of Nebraska alarms us
with the statement that the state's farmers are
doomed to take a loss on every meat animal ma
tured at present relative prices for live stock
and grains. Between the urge of the government
to produce more, and the assertion of the ex
perts that production means loss of money, the
live stock man is placed in a peculiar predicament.
He wants to serve his fellowmen and he also is
anxious to do it without having to accept mone
tary loss as a result of his effort. How can this
Mr. A. de Ricquels of Denver asserted at Salt
Lake City that last year the cattle sent to mar
ket were an average of. 150 pounds under the
weight of 1916. This he interpreted as a loss
to the raiser. On the other hand, Prof. Gram
lich points out that at least 100 pounds of each
beef steer is loss, because it consists of fat that
is wasted. Packers will not trim it out and con
sumers throw it away. Here is good argument
for selling the animals before they have attained
the maximum of fat through feeding. Will the
loss in live weight, which must accrue to the
feeder, be offset by the saving in cost of feed?
This point is for the feeder to determine, as it is a
vital factor in his problem.
Other items, such as pasturage, the correct
ration, and a number of similar details must be
given consideration, and careful oversight to each,
in order that the growers and feeders will know
just what they are doing. For years it has been
prophesied that the world must eat less of meat
and more of grains, and that condition has slowly
been forced on the public. This need not mean
that raising of meat animals is to be abandoned,
but it does mean that closer attention must be
paid to the industrial problems involved, that
prosperity may attend effort. i
Between Executive and Legislative.
The inevitable clash between two co-ordinate
branches of our government is at hand, and a
head-on collision involving the president and the
congress is sit hand. Not in many years has such
a state of affairs existed as confronts the country
now. It is deplorable in all ways, for it comes
when the utmost harmony and co-operation
should prevail, and not the discord and cross
purposes now uppermost at Washington. No
president was ever entrusted with the power and
authority that has been bestowed upon Mr. Wil
son, and none ever so entirely ignored the legis
lative branch of the government in carrying out
Congress, and the senate particularly, now
shows evidence of intent to resent this attitude
of the executive, and to insist on having' some
share in the great work of government. .This
was forecasted several days ago, when Senator
Hardwick introduced a resolution calling atten
tion to the fact that members of the cabinet are
holding office without constitutional right, their
names not having been submitted to the senate
for confirmation. The action of the fuel dictator
in proceeding with his remarkable order in face
of a request from the senate to delay action until
the matter might be carefully considered amounts
to a serious affront, and will not tend to produce
the more cordial feelings so desirable. All of this
is to be regretted, but we had better have the
matter settled without delay, so that our future
will not be mussed up by these regrettable con
Health , Commissioner Connell makes com
plaint that local physicians are negligent in re
porting cases of contagious disease. If he has
any justification for his assertion he should make
an example of the offenders, for no doctor has a
right to expose the entire community in order to
accommodate a single patient
Death of the Democratic Party of Jefferson, Jackson and
New York World (Dem.) I spects holds out hope of democracy in civil-
The World's famous question, "Shall the 1 iz?tio.n- Yf u"dTer. leadership the in
democratic party die?" has been answered, i stations of the United States have been per
The historical democratic party is dead. manently changed without a word of protest
We do not mean that the democratic or-'0?1 him .n one instance and with his active
ganization ceased to exist. We do not mean assistance in the other. The clock cannot be
that there are no more democrats. Nor do turn?Jd ba?k- Xet we "ay wonder if the
we mean that the democratic party is dead president is so keenly absorbed in the pro
in the sense that the federalist party is dead, ces9,f anarchy in Russia as to be oblivious
or the whig party is dead, or the greenback t0 wna.t 1S happening to our pwn institutions,
party is dead, or the populist party is dead. I . 11 18 possible that out of the stress and
What has died is the democratic party of circumstance of this world war will come. a
Jefferson and Jackson and Tilden. The new democratic party in the United States
nrincioles of trovernment which thev enun- a ViIsonian democracy in place of a Jeffer-
ciated and advocated have been obliterated.
What slavery and secession and silver were
unable to accomplish has been brought about
by prohibition and woman suffrage.
The deathblow to Jeffersonian democ
racy was delivered by the democratic sen
ators and representatives from the south and
west under the leadership of William J.
Bryan, who carried through the prohibition
amendment. The coun de grace was admin
istered by Woodrow Wilson, president of the
United "States, in endorsing the federal suf
frage amendment to the constitution.
The kind of government for which the
Jeffersonian democracy successfully battled
for more than a century has been repudiated. '
sonian democracy. But can it find means
of restoring the balance and provide new
methods for insuring that organized self
control without which all free government
is bound to sink to the present level of Rus
sia or is forced to establish an elective autoc
racy as a means of self-preservation? We
shall see what we shall see.
Of the two instruments by which the old
Jeffersonian democracy succeeded in com
mitting suicide, the most dangerous weapon,
of course, is prohibition. Suffrage by fed
eral amendment, in spite of its perversion of
the theory of American institutions, is at
least an extension of hfuman freedom. It is
Centralization is now invited, not repelled! j not. like prohibition, an absolute suffocation
State rights have been assassinated in the of . '"dividual rights and personal liberties
ancient citadel of state rights. The charter " tne mandate or tnree-tourtns ot the legis
of local self-government has become. a scrap 1 !atures- Th suffrage amendment may result
of paper. The way is now open for the ob
literation of the states in all their essential
functions and the erection of a central gov
ernment more powerful than anything of
which Alexander Hamilton dared to dream.
Todavthere are no fundamental differ
ences of principle between democrats and
republicans. The two parties are inter
changeable so far as any vital profession of
faith is concerned. Republicans claim to be
better business men than democrats, and
hence quicker and slicker in grabbing a dol
lar; democrats claim to be more honest and
simple-minded than republicans. Republi
cans bitterly resent the fact that the demo
crats are in possession of the federal govern
ment. Democrats resent with equal bitter
ness the disgusting ambition of the republi
cans to get back into power. It is not of
such stuff that great parties are formed or
great issues are vitalized.
Perhaps it was all inevitable. Perhaps it
was ordained that a time would come when
an impatient people would deliberately throw
away as too cumbersome the old system of
checks and balances that the fathers pro
vided in framing the constitution and give
over the minority to the tyranny of the ma
jority until a new system could be created
in the light of better experience. It is diffi
cult to quarrel with events, however much
we may regret them, but dangerous to ig
nore them. ,
A great revolution has suddenly come
about in the government of the United
States. Strangely enough, it has come about
during the presidency of one of the greatest
democaats in all history, whose leadership
is hardly less commanding in Europe than
at home a leadership which in many re
in as many complications and misfortunes as
the 14th and 15th amendments produced, but
we can say of it that ipso facto it invades
no man's home, nor does it prescribe what
he may eat or what he may drink or how he
shall order his life.
At the same time the two amendments
taken together, the one championed by
southern democrats still giving a lip-service
to the old party faith and the other endorsed
by the president who deliberately abandoned
an issue on which he was re-elected in 1916,
are as completely at variance with all the
fundamental purposes of the old democracy
as those purposes were at variance with fed
eralism. The World has never been able to regard
change and progress as synonymous and it
cannot do so in this instance. Nor can we
believe that the advantages of the politicat
expediency which have dictated official dem
ocratic policy in regard to these issues are
adequate compensation for the utter sacrifice
of principles which had given to the demo
cratic party the longest cpntinuous history
of any political party in the1 world.
Possibly we are too apprehensive about
the future, but a change of so radical a
character may well be considered., apprehen
sively. Each generation mus't work out its
own salvation, and it is not wholly beyond
the nature of things that out of the ashes
of the old democratic party will spring a
new democracy more vigorous and more in
sistent than ever upon those elementary
rights without the continuous assertion of
which free institutions have never succeeded
in maintaining themselves. That remains to
The World is no prophet of disaster. In
paying a respectful tribute to the dead it im
plies no reproach to the living. But the
record is the record.
Official Cooks and Corn Bread
The Courier-Journal has received from
the Bureau of Agriculture the following
"Corn Bread (One square pan 16x22
Inches.) One quart milk, four ounces butter,
10 ounces light syrup or honey, three eggs,
one 'pinch salt, two pounds corn meal, one
pound rye flour, two ounces baking powder.
"The butter and the syrup to be thoroughly
mixed, then add the eggs, gradually, pour in
the milk, then add the rye floUr mixed with
the corn meal and baking power. To be
baked in a hot oven."
The eggs in this recipe would cost 15
cents, the butter would cost nearly as much,
the milk would cost 12 or 13 cents. If honey
were used it would cost about 20 cents. The
pan of bread would cost about 75 cents.
Whether it would be fit to eat is a question
which cannot be answered. Arguing a point
of critical judgment, whether it is judgment
of a play, a painting or a platter of food, is
fatuous.. To a Kentuckian who is accus
tomed to dodgers made from corn meal, the
meal made from white corn, the recipe un
polluted by baking powder, rye flour or
sweets, the formula published by the De
partment of Agriculture sounds as if it
might produce bread which could be eaten
by those who cook their beans in molasses
and eat their pie for breakfast, rather than
palatable to persons who are devoted to plain
living and high thinking. Be that as it may,
the recommendation that the greater part of
$1 be spent to make a pan of corn bread be
trays, ignorant muddling in the Department
of Agriculture which is a matter much too
serious for mirth.
At a time when there is an effort to pop
ularize corn bread, recipes which call for in
ordinate expenditure to produce a pan of
bread advocate waste and discourage eco
nomical housekeepers who otherwise might
be glad to observe wheatless days, or to eat
one or two wheatless meals every day, as is
the voluntary and life-long custom of many
southerners. When "war bread" is being
made by the bakeries upon a formula plan
ned for economy, and when the price of
flour and of flour bread is being regulated;
when a loaf of bread costs 9 cents, and
seems high enough at that figure to persons
who formerly paid 5 cents for bread, a re
cipe calling for the expenditure of $1 or
even 50 cents for a pan of corn bread 16x22
inches is not only folly, but also propaganda
in opposition to the entire program of con
servation of materials. Someone with in
telligence should be installed where he could
forestall the publication of the ignorant
outgivings of government bureaus which are
flooding the press and the mails with im
practical advice at a large expense for hu
man labor which might be better employed,
and at. a large expense for printing.
Production of Gold
Wall Street Journal. v
Production of gold in the United States
suffered last year on account of our entrance
into the war. It is estimated by the Bureau
of the Mint and the Geological Survey that
the gold produced in this country in 1917 was
only $84,456,600. This represents a decrease
of $,130,000 as compared with the produc
tion in 1916 and is the smallest annual output
since the $80,464,700 in 1904. The produc
tion of silver fell off only nominally, in
ounces, but, of course, the loss was more
than offset by the higher market price of the
This falling off in gold production is not
surprising in view of the difficulties which
beset industries in general on account of our
mobilization for war. The labor question
has been a serious matter in the mining in
dustry. What 1917 has been to the United States
in the matter of gold production, the year
1914 was to the world's production in general
and to the production of the British Empire
in particular. The African production, and
particularly that of the Transvaal, where the
largest source of gold supply is, fell off about
$5,000,000 in the calendar year 1914, which
only represented about five months of war
conditions, at most.
But following the setback in 1914, ft is
worth noting that there was a considerable
bulge in the African gold production in 1915
and 1916. Gold was such a vital matter with
Great Britain and the allies that efforts were
concentrated to increase the output of the
precious metal. Whether there will be the
same stimulation in the United States here
after, remains to be seen. There is certainly
not the same incentive'for us to do so, with
our tremendous stock, as there was in the
case of Great Britain in the earlier stages of
The following table shows the production
of gold in the United States for the past
seven years and the world's gold production:
' United States. World.
1917 $ 84.456,600
One Year Ago Today In the War.
; Austrian assault on tha Carso
topped by Italians.
, Several hundred persons killed In a
munitions factory explosion In Lon
don. President Polncare expressed
France's determination to light until
Alsace-Lorraine is recovered. .
The Day Wo Celebrate?.
Bishop John L. Nuelsen of ths
JJpthodist church, born 18(7.
W. Scott King, civil engineer and
major United States army, born 1862.
Brigadier General Eli D. Hoyle,
V. R. A., retired, who was called from
retirement to take command of the
department of the east, born at Can
ton, Oa., 67 years ago today.
Joseph M. Carey, former United
fit&tes senator and governor of Wyo
ming, born at Milton, De!., 78 years
This Day to History.
1807 General Robert E. Lee born
In Westmoreland county. Virginia.
Died at Lexington, Va., October 13,
1170. . 1 .
1818 British f General Lambert
abandoned the expedition against New
1847 Major Fremont assumed the
civil government of California under
commission from Commodore Stock
1887 -A convention met at Iowa
City to frame a state constitution for
Iowa. - -..--
J ust 30 Years Ago Today
A pleasant musical and reading
was held at the chapter room of
There is $17,000 worth of school
property In South Omaha and not a
dollar of bonded Indebtedness against
Zero is again in control of the thermometer-
The county commissioners and
Sheriff Coburn made a tour of inspec
tion of the jail. The sheriff will have
the jail examined at once as to Its
The Omaha Exposition and Fair
association has received $1,800 of its
insurance money for damages at the
fair grounds last falL
Many improvements designed to
better sanitary, conditions and safety
of the county jail are contemplated.
It is proposed to build a corridor
around the entire length of the "bum
cage" and put patent locks on a
number of barred doors between the
various compartments. -
Here and There
Bagdad has a motion picture the
ater. Some ot the Arabs are putting
in their Arabian Nights there.
Greater New Tork's water plant
now represents an investment of
$227,000,000. Last year's total re
ceipts from the service was $13,000,
000. The people of the kingdom of
Monaco, where Monte Carlo is, must
be taxed. Gambling has fallen to
nothing and the blood money from
that source no longer pays the taxes.
Pretty hard on the honest burgers,
who have never before, had to pay
Boston is saving coal by beginning
business at 9 and quitting at 6. The
movies must put out the lights at 10
p. m., and the regular theaters It
minutes later, but the closing hour
for the saloons la kindly placed at 11
so aa not to send people home suf
fering with thirst.
Many tons of hay from the Swiss
I' mountains have been exported to
Germany to be used as tea. The hay
consists chiefly of aromatic plants and
, is gathered with much difficulty in the
ntgn amtudea The price paid for
this hay is between $5 and $S for 100
Lorn bard y is the second largest
rice-producing department In Italy,
being next to Piedmont. The rich
producing sxea in Lombardy Is given
at 129,500 acres, against 346,500 acres
for Italy. In 1916 the rtce crop
amounted to 214,700 tons, against
620.300 tons for the whole of Italy,
and this year it Is given at 200,000
tOU, samlna M S.JBO Sana
Wall Street Journal: Allied peace
terms differ from Germany's merely
in that they are terms.
Philadelphia Ledger: The ex
posure of Mr. Hoover turns out to be
an exposure of Senator Reed.
Washington Post: Calamity howl
ers claim that peace and Bob La Toi
lette's investigation are farther, off
Minneapolis Journal: Jay Cooke has
been appointed food administrator in
Philadelphia. Some of those jay
cooks are better than chefs. v
Minneapolis Journal: A new edi
tion of postage stamps Is under con
sideration. What could be the matter
with a picture of Susan B. Anthony
Brooklyn Eagle: Never in all his
tory did a great nation have to put
an $800,000,000-a-month limit on
charity money sent out of its borders.
Even government restraints only em
phasize America's overflowing liber
ality. Minneapolis. Tribune: We shall not
be surprised if Director General Mc
Adoo issues an ordet compelling ho
boes to patronize the slower moving
passenger trains, instead of riding the
brakebeams on the fast freights.
Louisville Courier-Journal: Do you
pronounce. It "clerk" or"clark?" asks
an Englishman. U-m, well in demo
cratic America some of us say "sales
man, or saleswoman," while the rest
say, with an air ot greater conscious
elegance, discrimination and consld-
i craucn, . saiesKeuueiuan or saies-
I ItHv "
The Unlucky Seventh
Friend Telegraph: The Seventh
Nebraska which has been waiting so
long to be called by the government
has been ordered mustered out of the
service. Verily the trees are Just
loaded with political buzzards, they
People's Banner (Dakota City):The
Lucky Seventh has been disbanded.
After several months of mushy poli
tics, which had no place in the war
movements, it has been decided to
shove it off the earth, and leave the
1,800 boys who had pinned their faith
to it, to be drafted in the army.
Vaccination for small pox is nothing
to the sore spots some of the boys
have for what they consider a "raw
deal," which has been handed them.
Beatrice Express: At whom was
the World-Herald hitting when in
commenting on the disbanding of the
"Unlucky" Seventh its editor Bald,
Those will criticize and those only,
who even In the midst ot this awful
war would stop to play politics, and
who desired control of the chief ex
ecutive office of Nebraska to further
personal ambition and partisan ends."
Was it Edgar Howard, W. J. Bryan
or others of the anti-Hitchock-Mullen
element of the Nebraska democratic
"What kind of a housekeeper did
Flubdub marry? Some say she's a
"I should consider her an excellent
manager. She makes him get the
breakfast and they take their dinners
njU." T milawiUa Cnariariaurnai-
For a Nonpartisan War.
Omaha, Jan. 15. To the Editor of
The Bee: The writer reads with in
terest the numerous letters in your
Letter Box urging the appointment
of Colonel Roosevelt to some impor
tant post of war management.
Recently when the World-Herald
published a similar letter the editor's
only comeback was to head it "Secre
tary of Anything" and his sarcastic
capt'on sneaks volumes for nemo-1
It Is a foregone conclusion that the j
appointment of Colonel Roosevelt)
would have an excellent effect upon!
the nation. But anyone with the least ,
power of observation realizes the fu
tility of advancing any project which !
this administration is "ferninst" Ifj
the administration is against anything
that settles it. nd if they are for
anything, no matter what a majority
believes it to be wrong, they will stand
by their convictions regardless of cost
to the country.
Consider the narrow margin by
which the democrats were returned
to power in 1916. Also the fat that
Immediately we emerged into the in-1
evltable wr. which had never been
ncpniar with the domoTatic party,
which they. In fact, by the'r opposi
tion to it had won the'r re-election. In
view of these facts it only seems rea
sonable that thev would be anxious
to concP'ate all factions and weld all
elapses into a unified America. One
would naturally exnect that they would
welcome to their pimnort Colonel
Roosevelt end those like him who had
so tmnuestionab'v made known their
will'iipneas to fight. But none of
these things has been done. In fact,
the opposite policy is in vogue and
everyone tacitly understands that we
will waee this war. win or lose, only
under strictly partisan supervision.
By Its vote In the lst election the
republican party pledged its alle
giance to the principles for which we
are now fighting. More than anyone
else Mrl Roosevelt deserves credit for
creating this expression of sentiment.
The result is that in America no op
position party (in tts strictest senee)
exists. But Mr. Roosevelt's efforts
have never been recognized. Instead,
the adm'nlstration has endeavored to
snub and belittle him. The support
which the republican party Is giving
all government measures, the unself
ishness with which they have assisted
In extending the powers of the presi
dent, prove beyond a doubt that they
are Americans first.
Be it known that in this matter they
have not followed the administration's
All of the blunders and mistakes of
the present lie at the door of the ad
ministration. If any lack of faith
prevails it is of their own creation.
They know better than .we did that
the war must surely some. Yet they
assured us they would continue to keep
us out of it and branded as jingoes
and traitors everyone who criticized
their spineless foreign policy. It is
in the same spirit they now hurl the
same epithets at all who dare criti
cize the .administration's prosecution
of the war. But every suspicion of
the weakness of the War department
has been justified by the recent in
These arguments are not to urge
the appointment of Colonel Roosevelt.
For such a desirable "condition Is too
palpably impossible under existing cir
cumstances. This is merely an ap
peal to the administration and demo
cratic newspapers to cease their grand,
eloquent bragging and observe some
semblance of the nonpartisanship they
tearfully implore everyone else to
practice. It is a reminder that while
we may not all stand in the limelight
when the laurels are bestowed, we
must Inevitably share the loss if de
feat instead of victory should be our
nation's portion. ' H.
Doctor Tour daughter, madam, la auf
ferlng from constitutional Inertia.
The Girl There, ma! And you've been
saying- I wa almply lazy. BoBton Tran
script She They say that a corporation haa no
soul. Could anything be worse?
He-FIve times worse! The corporation
I work for has five directors, and none of
them have souls.--Llfe.
Vlsltot Too have been living In the
neighborhood so many years and I suppose
you know all the 1ns and outs ot this place?
Caddie Oh, yes, sir at least, I am quite
familiar with the Inns. Philadelphia Led
ger. He Tee, yon know it's costing me $500
a year just to live, because of these war
She I shouldn't pay It; it Isn't worth It
Cassell's Saturday Journal.
"Does your husband ever refer to your
"Tea, he often wishes he had the money
ha spent during It" Judge.
"Aviation must be conductive to amiabil
ity." "Why ao?"
"Because whan they ara actively engaged
aviators cannot afford to fall out." Baits
"Oh!" said Mrs. Oushly, pleased with the
luncheon, "this cheese Is heavenly."
"Huh, huh," assented that Idiot Jenkins.
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Ephemeral are most worldly things;
Swift-winged our Joys and pleasures;
The prlsea that our effort brings
Oft prove but fleeting treasures.
Our dollars seem to disappear
Like mist before the morning sun;
And many things that we hold dear
, Take to their feet and 'way they run.
We even hope that wars will cease
And catastrophes diminish
The kaiser soon will sue for peace
And autocracy aee ita finish;
But one thing that has come to stay,
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