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i Moving the tank is a great sport locally.
V Open season for million-dollar rains. Bring
them on.
!s Omaha churches put over their share of the
bond drive in fine style, and the good work still
goes on.
Liberty bonds provide the only known form of
Insurance that protects and paysj good dividends
as it goes along.
I'i: Do not worry about the western front. Our
eastern front is Berlin, and we must keep our
eyes fixed there.
' The dangerous grade crossing when doubled
up with reckless or careless driving makes a
deadly combination.
Des Moines will teach civil government and
Red Cross work instead of German in the high
school. Here is a good example for Omaha's
school board to follow.
! Slate-makers are busy, but approach the job
somewhat gingerly, realizing that the voter lias
the last word, and experience has shown that dis
crimination ts easy of practice.
; After the inquest on four grade crossing vic
tims,' perhaps the State Railway commission will
give more serious consideration to the demand
for a viaduct on West, Leavenworth street.
' Senator Kenyon on Sunday told his audience,
in response to a question, that, barring the sanc
tity of the day and the presence of the clergy, he
would tell the Germans after' the war "to take
their goods and go to hell." , This sentiment will
be generally echoed.
. Nothing has been heard recently of j the once
proposed plan of the German propagandists here
m Omaha to start another daily newspaper sub
servient to their bidding. Why should they want
another newspaper while the senator's hyphe
nated organ is at their beck and call? '
j' Governor Neville ,hasn't said a word about the
bunco game played on him by the Hitchcock
Mullen gang to get him to father their pro-German
"proviso" to save alien-enemy votes for the
J920 presidential election. It's a safe guess,
though, that he's been thinking a lot about it.
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For the last six years the chairman of the
democratic county committee, whoever hap
pened to be chosen for that post, has been draw
ing a nonpartisan city hall salary while actively
conducting the work of party management. If
,this is nonpartisanship, we prefer ie other kind.
- Samuel Rogers.
?V Another of the builders of Omaha, Samuel
Rogers, has passed on at a ripe age, and after
having been permitted to see the choice of his
youth' as an abiding place become a metropolitan
iity far surpassing -.v utmost expectations of his
dreams. His 64 years of residence here com
prise witniij. .tneir span tne nistory ot tne city,
lie was pioneer in the truest sense, building
and helping to build, until the young community
in which he caSt his lot took on strength and
growth of sturdy character, and in his. time came
to be one of the great centers of commercial and
industrial activity of the world. What h con
tributed to this development scarcely can be set
down, but in the earlier days he was an active,
efficient factor in the social, commercial and civic
affairs of the community, and until his retirement
from business was a conservative advocate of the
best interests of Omaha. His closing years were
passed in peaceful contemplation of the results
be had helped to plan for and with the satisfac
tion that must have come from that knowledge.
His going nearly closes the roll call for the men
who helped lay the foundations of Omahay
The death of William Joel Stone suddenly pre
sents to the administration at Washington an op
portunity to show its sincerity in the war by in
sisting that the vacant chairmanship of the most
important senate committee on foreign relations
be filled by a man free from taint of pro-Germanism.
By accident of seniority, Gilbert M. Hitch
cock, misrepresenting Nebraska, is the ranking
democratic member of that committee, and if
precedent be followed will succeed to the chair
manship. The delicate as well as the cordial relations
between the United States and its allies in the
war require that the man at the head of this com
mittee should possess a record of undivided
Americanism and be whole-heartedly in sym
pathy with our, war purposes. Senator Hitch
cock's support of kaiserism prior to the war and
his intimate alliance with the odious German
American Alliance are notorious; his opposition
to England is equally so. His succession to the
high place now within his reach would invite
suspicion, to put it mildly, among foreign nations
as to our devotion to the war.
The membership roster of the committee con
tains the names of several distinguished demo
crats, whose ability is unquestioned, and whose
picture never adorned the front page of .the
Bernstorff-subsidized "Fatherland," and who have
never received fulsome praise for service per
formed in the cause of Germany. The loyal peo
ple who are offering their own, or their fathers',
brothers' or sons' lives to the cause of democracy
are entitled, to have a real American, and not a
kaiser-coddler, at the head of the foreign rela
tions committee.
Give Us An Anti-Nepotism Pledge.
Again we ask, is there any good reason why
public office should be a family snap?
The candidates for favor in the coming mu
nicipal election are presumably formulating the
platforms upon which they are going before the
people. We hope that in , the enumeration of
promised reforms will be an anti-nepotism pledge
to put an end to the loading of the pay rolls with
brothers, sisters and cousins and other members
of the family.
The Bee proposed a law to this effect applying
generally and it went through one house of the
legislative session before last, but was blocked
for final passage by the pay roll beneficiaries.
We do not have to have a law, however, to stop
the nepotism abuse. We do, not even have to have
a prohibitory ordinance. It can be stopped by
mutual agreement of the responsible heads of
the different departments not to stand for any
family imposition upon the taxpayers.'
Regardless of past offenses along this line
and they certainly have bee'n flagrant let us be
assured that there will be no more of it.
Czernin's Resignation Ominous.
The retirement of Count Czernin as minister
for foreign affairs of Austria is ominous for sev
eral reasons, principal of which is that he was the
most consistent and persistent of all statesmen
of the Central powers in seeking peace. That he
fairly reflected opinion of a considerable element
of the population of the Austrian empire is not to
be doubted, and it may equally be believed that
his several efforts to secure an understanding
With the Entente Allies, independent of Germany,
were not wholly without the approval of Emperor
Charles. Internal affairs of Austria have not
gone well of late. The drive on Italy did not
relieve the military pressure on the empire, while
the Czechs, the Jugoslavs, iht Magyars and the
Poles have all found cause to complain of the in
creasing arrogance of the Germans, and this
friction has engendered not a little heat. Ad
justments with Russia and Roumania, wherein
Germany gained practically all advantage, has
not tended any to allaying the home troubles of
the Austrians. Czernin's retirement may be ex
pected to remove certain restraints the "loyal"
Bohemians have been under, and thus increase the
embarrassment of the throne, nstead of bringing
tranquility nearer, it lookd as if the change in
foreign ministers means more trouble for Karl.
Drivers: Be More Careful.
A shocking catalogue of automobile mishaps
is presented as Omaha's record for a beautiful
Sunday. Each of these deplorable events car
ries the same moral of regrettable emphasis:
The driver did not exercise due care. A little
more watchfulness in each instance and the acci
dent would have been avoided. The advice has'
been repeated over and over, and drivers have
been admonished time after time, but something
in the exhiteration of the sport seems to obliterate
any sense of prudence just when caution "is most
ne:ded. Joy is turned to sorrow, pleasure to suf
fering, but regret will not restore life nor relieve
the crippled.' Drivers must be made to realize
that on their skill and watchfulness depend the
safety not only of themselves and those riding
with them, but of others who use the highways.
Nothing can be substituted for this, and "joy
riding" only will be made safe when drivers ac
cept their responsibility and give serious atten
tion to their task in every regard. This alone will
relieve the Sunday pleasure taking of the Monday
morning report of horrors.
Hindenburg's hindsight is still considerable
distance in advance of his foresight.
German Loyalty in America
Hermann Hagedorn's 'Straight Talk to Men 0 German Blood1
Boston Transcript
A valiant plea is made by Hermann Hage
dorn in his little volume which asks and
answers the question on its title page,
"Where Do You Stand?" It forms an ap
peal to Americans of German origin, and it
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grandfather, Frederick Schwedler, "a Saxon
by birth, an exile by choice, a stanch and suc
cessful defender of American ideals by the
grace of his own high spirit" In his dedica
tory note Mr. Hagedorn tell his readers
that his grandfather fled from Saxony after
the revolution of 1848 and 1849, leaving a
thriving business and a congenial circle of fel
low musicians to seek in America the free
dom his own country denied him. He be
came editor and proprietor of the New
Yorker Demokrat and fought vigorously
with his pen for the election of Lincoln and
for the defense of the union. "In the midst
of a great battle, fellow American and fellow
fighter, your old playmate salutes you!" con
cludes Mr. Hagedorn.
To those Americans of German origin
who ask why they should be called upon to
give evidence of their complete loyalty, Mr.
Hagedorn replies that in view of their atti
tude prior to our declaration of war, in view
of their vocal and tacit approval of the sink
ing of the Lusitania and other atrocities, the
question "Where Do You Stand?" is a neces
sary and logical question. "It is not an evi
dence of anti-German hysteria. It is plain,
common sense, based on the established
record of German-American opinion during
the two and a half years preceding Ameri
ca's entrance into, the war. During those
years we Americans of German origin per
mitted the rest of the American people to
gather the impression that we were all, with
out exception and with reserve, ardently and
whole-heartedly for Germany and all its
"The German-Americans, he found, wnile
expressing through their leaders the hottest
indignation; at every infringement of what
they conceived to be Germany's rights, by
America and the allies, were so far from in
dignant at the infringement of America's "rights
by Germany as actually to demand the abject
cession of those rights. Ha found, further
more that the German-Americans, while ex
ulting in the 'martial spirit' of their mTother
country, were preaching the most trusting
and guileless pacifism in this. He found that
they regarded with contempt any suggestion
of a reorganization of the German govern
ment which might end in the overthrow of
the German 'standpatter,' the junkers; even
while they were fomenting class hatred in
this country and in countless ways saying
and suggesting that capitalism was the idol
of America's anti-Gerrnanism. He found that
German diplomats or secret agents, caught
redhanded in some characteristic enterprise,
were seldom censured and then only mildly,
not so much because of their crimes, it
seemed, but because they had allowed them
selves to be caught. Americans who spoke
with fervor and indignation for the defense
of American rights on sea and land were
found, on the other hand, excoriated as dis
turbers of the peace, -he American ot other
stock than German, of whom we here speak,
came to the only conclusion humanly pos
sible under the circumstances, tie decided
that the German-American was a dangerous
fellow and had better be watched.
It is unnecessary to outline Mr. Hage
dorn's careful statement of facts and closely
reasoned argument. He presents the case in
a masterful and convincing fashion, and he is
filled with an optimism about the German-
American attitude that we hope is thoroughly
justifiable. Through much that is forcible
and pathetic, we may pass to his concluding
words: "I appeal to you only because I am
one of you, he says, addressing his fellow
Americans of German blood. "I have been
torn as you are torn. I love German men
and women and German forests and hills and
songs as you love them; I, too, have a father
in Germany; I, too, had a German mother;
and I, too, have brothers fighting in Ger
many's armies. For a time my reason as
well as my heart was in Germany's cause,
and even , after my reason would no longer
let me hope for Germany's triumph, for a
time my heart was still rebelliously thrilled
at the news of a German -victory. So, per
haps. I have a right to speak. I have stood
on Germany's side, I have walked in the val
ley of the shadow of neutrality, I have stood
and I now stand irrevocably with the cause
of the allies, which, thank God, is now the
cause of America. And 1 say to you most
solemnly, the time has come for us all who
are of German origin to stand forth and in
dividually and collectively publicly declare
ourselves. I, an American citizen of German
blood, believe in America, my country, and
the principles of liberty, equality and democ
racy for which she stands. Therefore, and
inevitably, I am against .Germany; I wish to
see my country victorious and Germany de
feated. To the fulfillment of this wish I
pledge my hands, my heart and my spirit.
In the taking and the keeping of that oath
or its equivalent lies the hope, lies the only
hope of the happiness and the present and
future usefulness of Americans of German
blood." Amid a multitude of books about
the war, Mr. Hagedorn's takes first place.
Prophets Miss Fire in War
It has been a period unprecedentedly fa
vorable to a- great revival and growth of
superstition. Prophets have been showing an
unusual activity aince the autumn of 1914,
and we have been invited to study scores of
prophetic utterances, going back from a de
cade to nearly 20 centuries into the past, and
to observe the extraordinary accuracy with
which they were being fulfilled.
One after another the prophetic illusions
have been shattered. It is always easy at
certain times to read a measure of truthful
fulfillment into almost any given prophecy.
That is what gives support to the faith in
the business of the fortune tellers, who un
dertake to unveil your future for the trifling
fee of 25 cents.; Usually the forecast consists
of glittering generalities, that the credulous
are quite able to twist into some likeness to
the outline of subsequent events, and they
overlook the items that fsil of fulfillment.
The Irommon prophetic error is in being
too specific. Where the prophets should be
vague and impressionistic in their forecasts
they are more than likely to give in to the
common passion for realism. So they define
future periods, give dates, and outline exact
circumstances. Once in a while fate is kind
and confirms their mystic testimony, which
is not strange, for the laws of chance cpuld
not be expected to pass them over entirely.
But careful observation will show that 99
prophecies out of 100 completely miss fire.
That has been the case in these days of
civilization's earthquake. We have been told
of 100 prophecies relating to this war, some
of them going back several centuries. In
several instances the time of its begining was
fixed with remarkable accuracy, according to
the post-facto revelations, but in prophesying
its duration all the prophets without excep
tion seem to have slipped a cog. In short,
prophecy in this war has not made a record
that would justify any faith fn it Provi-.
dence Journal.
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More Food Saving to Come
Food Administrator Hoover warns the
country i that it must prepare for greater
self-denial in the year to come than was
exercised in our Jirst year of war. Whatever
the outcome of the new German offensive,
"we cannot hope that Europe's plea for ad
ditional food supply will be less," and there
will be need of f'even greater zeal to meet
the increased intensity and gravity of the
world food situation."
If the American public is called on to do
more food-saving than it has done, it may
be expected to respond voluntarily in the
main and with reasonable cheerfulness. Its
one year of experience has not been oner
ous; we have not had to undergo anything
like the self-sacrifice necessitated among
the allies by the conditions in Europe. The
great benefit has been in habituating an ex
travagant people to household economies
and in training them to avoid waste.
The United States Is now, in fact, in a
state of full preparedness for the "greater
demands and heavier burdens" Mr. Hoover
foresees. It is better equipped to accept
them, both from having learned how to save
intelligently and from a deeper -appreciation
of the patriotism involved. New York
The Year's Record of War
In one year we have Wbilized an army
and navy of 2,000,000 men, have raised
$10,000,000,000 or more, and have become
as one single voice in the slogan of "p'eace
by force." To say nothing of the organiza
tion of ships, shipping, railroads, steel, ore,
oil, and foodstuffs on a war basis entering
minutely into the life of every household in
America, what we have done in men and
money alone so far surpasses expectation
that few were equal to the task of fore
seeing it a year ago.
It is better to overdo criticism than un
derdo performance. As there can be no
monopoly of loyalty, there can be no mo
nopoly of service. Qne of our countless
"old country" friends, who has felicitated
American achievement in the first year of
war, says, "to have realized it would have
been an unequaled feat of imagination."
It may be said, without shock to the feel
ing of the most aggressive and patriotic, we
have progressed far beyond what a year ago
was deemed probable, and have material
ized tideals and dreams of achievement in
preparation which would have been then
mocked and flouted by the voice of author
ity as idle and vain.
It is best to speak of what "we" have
done. The efficiency of democracy has been
on trial by a new acid test. Only extreme
believers have been correct In gauging its
adequacy. It has been found according to
its best traditions equal o more than could
be reasonably, moderately and conserva
tively foretold.
It ia idle to attribute the result to govern
ment or administration. What has been
done would have been impossible but for
the coalescence of public opinion, each day
assuming a more advanced position and
more definite direction of personal and na
tional hostility to the aims and policies of
Germany and the German people them
selves. Without claptrap, it may just as.
well be said the year's record at home be
longs to the American people themselves,
and to none other. Wall Street Journal.
People and Events
Most of the blubber about whale-meat
eating down east comes from thosej who
dote on the choice whale cuts of the picture
Theater ticket scalping in Cnicago gets
the knockout from the state supreme court,
which affirraed the right of the city to pro
hibit the business. This system of organized
graft mainly on visitors fought the law in
all the courts, which is proof of highly prof
itable business. Tourists on pleasure bent
will miss this touch from Chicago's exten
sive collection.
Investigators report between 350 and 400
women now engaged in running elevators in
New York buildings, chiefly apartment
houses. Most of them are classed as former
house servants, drawn from homes, by as
surances of shorter hours, better wages and
more freedom. These hopes have not been
realized to any material extent Wages
range from $35 to $45 per month, the latter
wage for night work. , Nine hours is the
minimum day's work, while 50 per cent of the
women work more than nine hours.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
French awept Germans out of
trenches on 25-mile front between
Koissons and Rheims.
, British transport Cameronlax tor
pedoed in Mediterranean with loss of
140 lives.
i President Wilson Issued appeal to
the people to help In feeding allies, to
nractice economy and plant gardens.
TtiJ Day We Celebrate.
W. H. Thompson, attorney, born
- If. E. Frederlckson, automobile man,
born 1875.
. Charlie Chaplin, one of tho most
famous of moticm picture performers,
born in France, of English parentage,
0 years ago.
, Clarence D. Clark, former United
States senator from, Wyoming, born
In Oswego county. New York, 67 years
v ngo.
t 1 Dr. Henry 8. Pritchett. president of
the Carnegie Foundation for the Ad
vancement of Teaching, born at Fay
r ctte. Mo., 61 years ago.
bf"! Day In History.
f ilSi Blr John Franklin, famous
in tic explorer, born in England. Died
ift the Arctic region, June 11, 1847.
i IS 8.2 President Lincoln signed the
bin abolishing slavery in the District
of Columbia. ,
. 1863 Admiral Porter, with a fleet
trf eight gunboats and three steam
transports, paaaed the confederal bat
! ; tarlM at Ticiuburf. v
J ust 80 Years Ago Today
At tha Hanscom Park Methodist
Episcopal church a large crowd as
sembled to take a voyage "Around th
World in 80 Minutes." From ?Cew
York City the assembly started on
their imaginary voyage, viewing in
their passage all tha sights of sea and
the wonders of -land as well as visit
ing all the important cities of the
The)maha guards underwent in-
apection at their armory on Capital
A deed from Samuel S. Curtis to
school district No. 13, conveying one
and one-eighth acres of land In sec
tion 19, south of Dodge street, was
filed. The consideration was $1,025.
Ilaseall's park, for eight years the
picnic park of the city, has been aban
doned as a pleasure report. It has
been intersected by streets and divided
Into lots and is already being built
upon by thrifty citizens.
a teieci social enchainment was
held at the residence of Mr. Andrew
Car Hp n, lQ9 Dorcaa street.
The Special Session
TAnnl'a Ttunn-r David Pitv! The
Nebraska legislature has made loafing
a crime with a penalty attached. Good
enough. Now If we see that It ia en
forced, there are a lot or reuowa wno
will either have to fight or go to work.
.Either one will help and be a blessing
to the country at large.
r.ranrl island Independent: The
house at Lincoln has unanimously
passed a vote of approval of Governor
Neville's record of the enforcement of
tha nrnhlWHnn taw. Hall COUntV Can
afford to let it pass, even though it be
impossiDie, in cerwuu p.w. iu re
press a smile and suppress the evi
dence. Kenesaw Progress: The extraordi
nary session of the Nebraska legisla
ture, called by Governor Neville to
enact necessary war legislation, com
pleted its labors and adjourned Mon
day evening. The session lasted less
than two weeks, but what it accom
plished will outlive the fame of the
uni.utr. mhn enacted the legislation.
Nebraskans may now hold up their
heads as bentung oi resiaenia oi an
American state. r
Beatrice Express: The sedition law
hv thn recent session of the Ne
braska legislature makes idleness "se
dition." The law, among other things,
.,....: ho .itinn na "beinar rhvglcRllv
able to work and not engagy in any
useful occupation, reiuse ei.ip.i..-ui
n- hat.itia.liv idle when useful
r-mninvment is obtainable." This is
u -n,,iM feat ura of the law which
should be enforced whether we are in
a state ot war or are at peace wuu mo
world., " "
Right to the Point
Minneapolis Journal: The kaiser
has done his share to make a lot of
folks believe in a literal hell.
Washington Post: Speaking of the
menace of little nations, it is remark
able how well they can carry on trade
relations without the aid of militar
ism. Louisville Courier-Journal: No, a
"food hog" Is not a four legged ani
mal which Is to be divided into break
fast bacon, ham, ahoulders, Jowls and
lard. ,
Brooklyn Eagle: The death of
young Richard Mansfield in a Texas
camp after enlistment ended a short
career of marked eccentricity. Possi
bly it robbed America of a great actor
in posse. For the young man was his
father over again in mannerisms and
temperament, as all his friends well
. New York World: The kaiser's
apology to the president of the Swiss
confederation for the killing of the
counsellor of th Swiss legation by a
German shell during th long range
bombardment of Paris on Good Fri
day naturally carries no regret for th
murder of scores of women and chil
dren at worship in th same church.
Baltimore American: Colonel
Roosevelt Is right about the Impossi
bility of a BO-BO allegiance. After this
war the hyphen must go. The people
in this1 oountry must be American
citizen or aliens. No half-way class,
on which foreign nations may rely for
mischievous propaganda, can exist
again after th object lesaoa fives ua
lAt it laager, . . . i .
Twice Told Tales
Foxy Willie.
Some time since, when little Willie
returned home from school he found
his fond mother waiting for him wltli
a disturbed expression.
"Willie," said she, "did you eat
any of those apples that I left in
the kitchen cupboard?"
"Mamma," replied the youngster
with great earnestness, "I have not
touched one.'
"Then," demanded the agitated
parent "how is it that I found four
apple cores in your bedroom, and
that there is only one apple left in
the cupboard?"
"The one in the cupboard, mam
ma," explained Willie, looking to see
if there was clear sailing to the
garden gate, "is th one 1 I didn't
touch." Philadelphia Telegraph.
Sounded Like That
Tha -nrsa in n. well-to-do family
overheard th little son of the house
telling his sister how he had hid be
hind the portiere and spied on big sis
ter and her beau.
"Oh, tell me what they did," cried
little sister.
"It wis such fun," chuckled the boy.
"The blgi chump flopped down on his
knees and then he said: 'Answer me,
Clara, 1 can bear this expense no
longer.": , ,
Taken In.
Jones Is a great believer in the
power of habifr , ,
"Yes, that is why he married his
stenographer. H thought she would
continue to tak dictation." Baltl
nor American,
-w ar.v :
"Hotshot" on the Trail.
Omaha, April 12. To the Editor
of The Bee: The primary election
has come and gone, and tire survivors
will now don their armor for the real
battle. t '
The surprise of the first heat was
the vote polled by "Camouflage Dan,"
leader of the reform slate. How this
"paragon of perfection ever mustered
together 6,000 votes is more than I
can figure. True, Brother Joe Butler,
who has drawn a salary of $2,100 a
year for three years under the guise
of "gas commissioner," but in reality
as Dan's campaign manager, has done
a lot of campaigning in the last few
weeks. Joe certainly has earned the
$6,300 the taxpayers have paid him
in the last three years for doing noth
ing. Oh. mortals, how easily are you
misled! This saint of virtue who was
content to be a cog in Jim Dahlman's
"Infamous" machine for 12 long years
suddenly turns reformer and you fall
for it. Jim Dahlman and his associ
ates were good enough for Dan when
the going was easy, but as soon as the
state went dry, Dan flopped.
Voters, do you think this is a
change of heart? Never.
Before the time of the election,'
May 7, you will be told a lot of
things about "Camouflage Dan" that
will make you think twice before
casting a vote for him.
The question uppermost in the
minds of the yellow sheet's followers
is, "Who will we make mayor?"
There are only four men on the scan
dal monger's slate who are aspiring
for Jim Dahlman's seat. What will
they do if "Camouflage Dan," "Auto
crat Ed," Bill Ure and Harry ZImman
win out? Can you picture the scram
ble that will result?
Wait till little Jimmy comes back
from Excelsior Springs and tips his
mit Then we will see the fur flv.
Farming Tip from a Soldier.
' tnmnanv 1? T.'nrtvertf in H TTntrirtAAre
Camp American University, Washing
ton, D. C, April 11. To the Edittr of
The Bee: I have soldiers in my com
pany who have left their farms to
fight for the flag.
In the old days we had "barn rais
ings," "husking bees" and other good
co-operative methods to held out those
in need.
If a soldier's neighbors and friends
would arrange a "Liberty bee" to plow
and harvest his crop, it would enable
those that stay at home to "do their
bit" and would hearten and cheer the
one who is fighting for the defense of
their homes.
This plan could also be applied to
help a man's family in towns and
Those that love liberty could show
It by attending "Liberty bees;" these
are the times when actions speak,
louder than words.
Women and children have been do
ing good Work with knitting needles.
Let the men get out and do some good
work with the plow and threshing ma
Captain Company B, 42d Engineers.
"Food Ratloneers, Please Digest This."
More food: more waist.
More waste: less food.
Less food: less waist.
Lss waste: more food.
(And so on, ad. lib.)
Have you got your thrift stamp card,
And the pledge by which you swear
That you will not feed al. lib. on
AH that's on the bill of fare?
Have you learnt to do without a
Single article of food?
If you have, there's not a doubt 4
. Point you've scored in making good.
prevent1 germination. Fumigation by
a powerful germicide is strongly rec
ommended in severe cases.
The virulence of Prussianism is
chiefly manifested in the mutilation
and murder of little children, rape,
wholesale white slavery, assassination,
perjury, sabotage, piracy, arson, chica
nery, bribery, burglary and the wan
ton destruction of churches and -vorks
of art. To overcome this awful scourge
which 4s upon us we need faith, the
will to fight to the bitter end, to sac
rifice our selfish interests, to ever keep
in mind the holy commandment that
faith without works is dead; and that
victory over the legions of hejl has
been foretold by divine prophecy:
"Woe to the inhabiters of the earth
and of the sea; for the devil is come
down unto you, having great wrath,
because he knoweth that he hath but
a short time.
"And shall not God avenge his own
elect, which cry day and night unto
him, though he bear long with them?
"I tell you that he will avenge them
speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son
of Man cometh, shall he find faith in
the earth?" HERBERT N. NEALE.
"What do you suppose the baby Herculrs
said when he saw two huge reptiles advanc
ing towards his cradle?"
"1 suppose he cried out, 'Great snakes'"
Baltimore American.
Prussianism With Seven Heads.
Omaha, April 13, To the Editor of
The Bee: Today the stars look" down
upon a very sick old world. A world
troubled with a most malignant and
infectious disease. The germs of this
terrible disease come to us disguised
in human form. Being without soul
or honor, but animated with an evil
intelligence, like unto a cancer, they
eat into the vitals of all that is good
in civilization. Conceived in satan's
bosom and nourished by the stygian
stream flowing from the mental cess
pools of hell, they endeavor; by con
tact, to corrupt poison and destroy.
There are seven well known varie
ties of this loathsome disease, viz:
Pro-Germanism, Industrial Workers
of the Worldism', Leninism, pacificism,
neutralism, materialism and Sinn
Feinlsm. Some of these varieties also
masquerade under the name of social-
Ism. Its chief emissaries often wear
the livery of heaven and the badge of
scholarship in order to more effective
ly seduce the ignorant with their
satanlc creed.
In the treatment of Prussianism
Simplex Mentis one of the first re
quirements is the isolation of the case
in a vivarium with the view of pre
venting the spread of the distemper.
In the malignant variety the germ
should immediately be destroyed to
Customer I've taken 17 of these bottles
now, and I'm feeling no better.
Drug Clerk But how would you feel If
you hadn't taken them? Dallas News.
"Hubby aren t you proud of me?"
What for?" f
"I've Just bought a Liberty bond with my
pin money." i
'Yea I'm proud of you. ThafB the first
time In your life you ever bought anything
that wasn't marked down." Birmingham
The barber goes "over the top" dally. He
advances at a smart clip, cutting his way by
shear force of steel. At times ha uses con
siderable gas. Hla charge is always a
good one. He gives no quarter, but accepts
one without any hesitation. Boston
'I never pay old debts; I simply forget
them." t
"And vour new ones?"
"Oh. I let th ;m get old." St. Louis Times.
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