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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1918
The. Omaha Bee
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' TAe Bee's Set-vice Flag
A bond in every home is the goal. Cain it.
Let us make Liberty loan day a
but do not wait a week to subscribe.
i Bohemian nationalists are giving the new
Austrian premier something to think about.
Hindenburg' reach for the sea ends just
where Von Moltke fell down in' 1914. "They shall
not pass!" , ." '
; Our weather man is trying his best to do his
bit by furnishing, rain, for the coming. Nebraska
crop. Don't discourage him. .
Breathing was freer in city hall and court
house yesterday, the grand jury having adjourned
without going too deeply into anything.
"Please forget how hard we tried to help the
kaiser" is the plea of the Omaha Hyphenated.
t Unfortunately for it, its record was too recently
acquired, i ,. ' . . , '
' Senator Lenroot has been sworn in as a mem
ber of the upper house" a-jd begins on a well
merited promotion. Americanism will suffer little
with men like him on guard.
In view of the. fact that -most of the soldiers
from Omalia went to amp Funston, may we
not, ,ect that' tfi'e" governor will include that
" post fh his present itinerary?
Nebraska's democratic senatpr's record of
effort .In -behalf of the kaiser is coming home
cttfl roost Hi only defenders are the Hearst
'-'papers, mixed in the same mess.
if Suspicion is aroused that Miss MacMahon
' is being jnade the goat for somebody. The State
"Board of Control ought to leave this matter only
'when,it is thoroughly cleaned up.
After having told us why it was necessary
for Governor Neville to personally look -after
the soldier voters at Camp Cody perhaps some
i wiseacre ! can explain also why ex-Governor
s Morehead had to go with him. Or did it just
happen so? , ,
Is Something, Being Hidden?
The Bee haj no desire to hamper the State
Board of Control in its management of state in
stitutions, but a serious, case has arisen. The
. late matron of the Reformatory for Girls at Gen
eva is under investigation, after having been re
moved from office because of alleged misman
agement at -the home tinder her care. One grave
. scandal has been 'developed .in connection with
. that institution, details of which have been made
, ' public.- The Nebraska State Journal hints plainly
that something is being covered up, that certain
charges made against,; the matron have been
changed or withdrawn because of ttie likelihood
of involving others in the proceedings. Whether
these hints are based on anything substantial or
not, the board can' not afford to let them stand
unchallenged. If nothing is being concealed, the
fact ought to be made plain. It is due to the
public that everything shady in connection with
the reformatory, as welh as any other similar
state-managed charity, ought to be brought into
futl light.. The "State Board of Control should
clear up every charge completely.
REPORT OP THE GRAND JURY.
The report of the grand jury to the district
judges contains but little to support the "well
founded rumors" on which its extraordinary
power of inquisition was evoked. A homily on.
woman's garb, some exhortation as to public
morals and suggestions as to management. f
the court house and the pest house make up those
portions of the report not given over to the
consideration of matters-properly belonging in
the police court. But the disclosures of official
misconduct, of graft and misuse of authority are
not to be discovered in the report. Conclusions
to he drawn from this are obvious. Citizens who
had looked for deep searching inquiry into
public affairs and a report thereon will not be
satisfied by being told that too much money
is being spent for janitor service in the court
house, or that civil service should govern in em
ployment of city servants. It is barely possible
that petty gambling at pool halls is the worst
of our commnnity evils, but the report of the
grand jury docs not make this plain.
Rheims a Smoking Ruin.
Wanton destruction that has marked the
course of the German army from the day it set
out on its march in 1914 has reached its height
in the utter demolition of Rheims. Nothing in
the record of the war exactly compares to this
act of vandalism. Louvain was sacked and burn
ed, its inhabitants murdered or driven into cap
tivity pufely as an act of terror. The region
abandoned by Ilindcnburg was devasted deliber
ately and scientifically as a'monumental achieve
ment of military prowess. Other examples of
malicious mischief have been done in the spirit
that prompted the retreating Huns to erect a
sign: "Do not be angry just wonder." But the
destroying of Rheims falls outside of these. It
is the crowning triumph of German meanness,
fit only to be reckoned with such treachery as
prompts a wounded Hun to fire on the soldier
.who has hearkened to his pleadings for water.
Rheims is a smoking ruin. One hundred thous
an4 shells have been fired into the city within a
month, 30,000 a day, until the town that has
been a capital and seat of governmental authority
since the time of Julius Caesar is now a heap of
smoking dust. It was not a military stronghold,
but it was behind the French lines and within
reach of the German artillery. That was enough,
and all the civilized world will wonder. How can
any cause be advanced by such devilishness?
Rheims will rise again; from its ruins will be
built a modern city. The magnificent cathedral
may be replaced, another library will be estab
lished, but historic buildings that have endured
for centuries are now in heaps of crumpled ma
fionry. Nothing can restore them. This much of
consolation is the kaiser's he has destroyed that
which can not.be restored. Also he has added
heavily to the debt his country will be forced to
discharge to the world through future ages.
Burian Announces a Program.
Austria's future in the war is well indicated
by the announcement from Baron Burian, that
he 'proposes to follow a course indicated by acts
of his former term in office. These mainly took
the form of hypocritical pretensions of desire for
separate peace, efforts to involve the Entente
Allies in bickerings that might weaken their pur
pose if not wholly divide them, and generally by
deception and intrigue to undermine the strength
against which Austria and Germany contend.
Wholly under tontrol of Berlin, Burian, may be
expected to take his time from Von Hertling
now a's he did from Von'Bethman-IIollweg be
fore'. His program is interesting only to the ex
tent that it shows the Bourbons of Austria still
justify the stricture of Talleyrand. They learn
nothing, and they forget nothing. The recent ex
posures of the duplicity of the emperor in his
dealings with France, and the stupidity of Czernin
along similar lines, have had no effect at Vienna,
although the rest of the world is apprised that
the Hapsburg is to ' be trusted no farther than
Filling Orders for Shipping.
From ship yards of Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf
coasts and on the great lakes comes the same
story; all are busy, and ships are sliding from
ways ifito water. Promises now made are reason
ably possible of fulfillment In this, they differ
ff"om the glittering prospectuses set before the
world a few months ago, when organizations
for mighty enterprises were on paper. Disap
pointment followed on failure to meet expecta
tions aroused by unbridled publicity, but most of
that has passed away with the knowledge that,
while we are not accomplishing, the impossible,
we are achieving genuine wo'ndersv Fabricated
steel, vessels, wooden ships and concrete are
going ahead as fa,st as armies of skilled ' work
men can drive rivets, shape planks or pour con
creted Our merchant fleet is being added to at
a rate that is rapidly reducing the shortage, and
which means that the bridge of boats across the
Atlantic is nearer than ever to completion In
certitude as to policV is giving way to decision,
unrest and disturbance among labor is vanishing
before constructive co-operation, and the orders'!
for ships are being filled. Progress for another
three months such as has been made -within the
last three will see America fairly well advanced
on its gigantic task.
Hitchcock arid the Stone Succession -
' " Unfitness of Nebraska Senator for Chairman
. ., oj 'Foreign Relations CommUtee , r
- New York World (Dem.) ' . - -
The late William J. Stone ' of Missouri i scheme of the German-American alliance bv
was chairman of 'the committee on foreign political activity and lobbying to carry these
relations of the United States senate, hav
ing gained that position solely by the rule
Of seniority. The senate had a democratic
majority, and he, as the democratic com
mitteeman of longest service, became chair
man as if by prescription. How unhappily
that practice worked in the case Jvas con
fessed by him long ago, when, opposed to
ships armed against submarines and finally
to war, he entrusted the management ot reso
lutions meeting these issues to Gilbert M.
Hitchcock of Nebraska, next in succession.
By the same rule that carried Senator
Stone into a place which he could not fill,
Senator Hitchcock, the present ranking dem
ocratic member of the comittee, is of course
indicatedtor the chairmanship. Is it right,
is it patriotic, is it safe, that he should be
entrusted with it?
The people of the United States are no
longer in ignorance of the purposes . and
methods of German propagandists. In spite
of all that Senator Hitchcock has done since
war became a fact, and for this -we give him
full credit, he has a record which should
bar him absolutely from the important chair
manship now vacant.
During our years of neutrality the Ger
man conspiracy in' this country had for one
of its objects the encouragement of anti
British prejudice. Blockaded on all sides, it
was autocracy's theory that if the commercial
Mr I . ' p . . - . 1-
ana financial relations oi its enemies wiin ine
United States could be cut off the sea power
of Britain would be nullified. To this end
Senator Hitchcock devoted himself.
On August 19. 1914, at the very beginning
of the war, he introduced a bill forbidding
the sale of bonds by belligerent nations in
this country. On December 7, 1914,'- he pre
sented a bill prohibiting exports of all kinds
to belligerent nations. With the sea closed
to Germany, these measures, if adopted,
would have been a flagrant violation of neu
trality in the interest of the central power.
On Mav 8. 1915.' the day after the Lusi-
tania massacre, Senator Hitchcock said that
"the loss of American lives was only inci
dental or accidental," and that "reparation"
that is. money would satisfy every claim.
On May 14, 1915, discussing the president's
flaming note of .protest, he said: "I should
not be willing to go to war for the purpose
of securing to Americans the right to travel
in the war zone on English ships loaded
with arms and munitions," which was precise
ly the German view.
lrr August. 1915. the World published
the Albert papers, revealing the inner work
ings and aims of intriguing German officials
in the United States. One of these men, Herr
Reiswitz, writing on July 22, 1915, to Hein
rich F. Albert, Berlin's financial, agent, in
support of the "embargo conference" soon
to be held in Chicago, in support of Senator
Hitchcock's resolution, said:
Among others, the following have
agreed to co-operate: Senator Hitchcock,
Congressman Buchanan, William Bayard
Hale and the well-known pulpit orator
Dr. Aked (born an Englishman) of San
Francisco. Hitchcock seemed to be very
strong for the plan. He told our repre
sentative at a conference in Omaha: "If
this matter is organized in the right way
you will sweep the United States."
In March, 1916, the World exposed the
German measures to success. One secret err
cular dwelt upon the necessity of stimulat
ing what was believed to be the average
American's natural hajred of England. One
letter dwelt upon the importance of keeping
our oi ,we ousmess men naving oerman
names, as they might be suspected. Some
of the document mentioned Senator Hitch
cock as a person who was well disposed.'
In all of these alien enterprises hatred
of Great Britain and cbntempt for American
rights at sea, except as they might be inter
fered with by Great Britain, were the dom
inant notes. This was true also of everything
said or done by senator Hitchcock at the
time. If he could not have war with Great
Britain because, it had ransacked our mail
bags he always insisted upon an embargo,
but so far,as Germany was concerned "rep
aration was his sole idea of a satisfactory
settlement tor tne lives of Americans mur
dered at sea. In bis conferences with George
Sylvester Vtereck and , other pro-German
editors at Washington, as in" his interviews
witbnhe .agents of the German-American al
liance in Omaha, and in his attendance uoon
a meeting of the Peace council in the capitol,
where the ynpeachment ofthe president was
impudentlydemanded, he represented the
German view and not the American view of
our rights and duties.
This: attitude corresponds with Senator
Hitchcock's performances on many other oc
casions. Most of the time he has been in op
position to the administration. He did his
best to wreck the tariff and feder 1 reserve
bills. He helped kill the first ship purchase
bill. As late as March, 1916, he was opposing
any increase in the army. By filibustering
methods he delayed the passage of the Pan
ama tolls repeal.
Having long resisted all efforts to chal
lenge German aggression, he has now joined
the ranks of the disaffected politicians in the
senate who are waging war upon the presi
dent of the United States and have sought
to depose him as commander-in-chief of the
army and navy.
That the tactics of the United States sen
ate may be changed on occasion was seen in
1871 when Charles Sumner, a much greater
man than Oilbert M. Hitchcock, was re
moved from the chairmanship of the com
mittee on foreign relations because he was
hopelessly at odds with the president and
his party. The quarrel between Sumner and
Grant was over a trifling affair in comparison
with the vital issues involved from the first
in Hitchcock's antagonism to Wilson. Seni
ority, although in Sumner's case based upon
ten years ot memorable service, did not count
then. Itiought not to count now.
ritness alone being the consideration, the
chairmanship of this powerful committee
should go to Senator John Sharp Williams
of Mississippi. He has never had the approval
of any agent of autocracy operating in behalf
of pacifism, embargoes, "reparation" for lives
deliberately sacrificed or abject surrender.
He did not come to the dread ordeal of war
cheerfully, "but he accepted it courageously
and confidently, with no reservation and with
no disposition, either partisan or personal,
to be other than an American and a patriot.
Nobody is in doubt as to the kind of service
Senator Williams would render as chairman
of the committee on foreign relations.
A Historic Parallel
Napoleon and Wellington, Hindenburg and Foch,
Wall Street Journal.
Allowing that battles In the present war
are matters of weeks, and not of hours, there
is a singular parallel between the German
drive, mainly directed against the British,
and Napoleon's last campaign, which ter
minated at Waterloo. Napoleon is reported
to have said that the British lost every battle
but the last one, arid, although this was not
true of Wellington's campaigns in the Penin
sula, there is still much truth in the epigram.
If the palpable existence of the British em
pire proves anything it shows that the British
lose battles but win wars.
Although the numbers engaged on both
sides at Waterloo were trifling, in the light
of modern figures, the battle was one of the
greatest in history and was, moreover, de
cisive. It will be remembered that the Bel
gians quit early in the forenoon, believing
the battle lost, and that Blucher and his Prus
sians had been defeated by Grouchy, but had
evaded the victor, joining Wellington's forces
in the afternoon. But for the greater part
of the day Napoleon, with superior numbers,
in assault after assault, played the part of
Hindenburg, while Wellington made that
desperate defensive fight in which the Brit
ish have few equals and no superiors. He
was, in fact, prepared to do what Haig is do
ing now, while Napoleon realized that if he
did not crush the British his audacious cam
paign would leave the conflict undecided,
even if Grouchy had succeeded in intercepting
Blucher as he should have done.
There is a striking aimilarity in the pres
ent position and one which is obviously un
derstood by General Foch, who is an ideal
commander for the allied army in the.respect
that he understands the British and Ameri
can qualities. He knowi how to make use
of them, as his works on war strategy show,
even if the victory of the Marne had not dem
onstrated his capacity. He has another
would-be Napoleon on the other side of the
Rhine for his opponent, and whatever minor
gains tha prodigal waste of German soldiers
may have registered the enemy's position is
now Ho better than Napoleon would haye
been had theresult .of Waterloo been hv
decisive. " 4 ' '
This is the secret of the profound con
fidence displayed by the allies and expressed
by all military authorities able to read results
correctly. Hindenburg, who pledged hint
self to be in Paris on April 1, is already talk
ing of a "German peace" as late as August.
In view of his objective, and the substitution
for his original plan of attacks along an over
extended "front, in the hope of some such
lucky result as almost happened when Gen
eral Carey blocked the road to Amiens with
his improvised battalions of engineers and
civilians, who literally hardly knew one end
of a gun from the other, his predictions can
scarcely convince the outside observer.
That is a kind of opportunity which is not
likely to happen a second time; but when the
kaiser is playing his last desperate, stake, an
increasing disposition to trust to luck in spite
6f all German method and prevision is suffi
ciently evident to account for the allied con
fidence in ultimate results.
People and Events
Having won the first Liberty loan flag
handily, Sioux City proposes a celebration
of the event with a flag raising. Every live
Sioux is expected to come out and air his
The first state- budget fashioned by the
legislature of Massachusetts was signed by
Governor McCall, last week. In developing
legislation of real merit the old Bay state
keeps in the front line of progressives. "
No trenches will be dug for show pur
poses in , Central park, New York. The
proposition aroused a storm of public indig
nation which' caused a sudden retreat of the
proposers, and defenders of the park hold
The supreme court of Missouri made
short work of an award of $10,500 "damages"
assessed by a jury in Callaway county against
the St. Louis star tor telling the truth about
a former warden of the state penitentiary.
The court held that the newspaper "had a
right to print the stories and editorial com
ment because they, were true and no malice
. Domestic scientists threaten to stage a
Tnerry wordy war in print or go to it in
hired halls. Just as the country settled
down to a steady diet of calories, as a pa
triotic sacrifice, along comes Alfred W. Mo
Cann swingmg a hammer on the popular
word. Writing in Physical Culture the pro
fessor calls the calorie idea a fallacy and "a
foolish food science." However, that may
be, more urgent business presses just now
and a settlement of the dispute must await
a world made. safe for democracy.
One Year Ago Today in the War. .
Turkey severed diplomatic relation
with-the United States.
. French offensive ended with total
caspture of Zt) 000 prisoners.
Uorernment'a plaiv for food control
-j during the war put before congress.
; The Day We Celebrate.
1 VIA avn rrt A. J flnw AmAt-ion .nn
ul at Juaret, Mexico, born 1S79.
Johtt'F. Hylan, mayor of fcew York
City. ,bor in Creena county, New
Vork,v 5 year agio today.
Cardinal FarVy, head of the Roman
, Catholic arifhalocesc ot New York,
born in County Armagh, Ireland, 76
years ago oday.
James D. Phelan, -'United Statin
. aenator from California, born In San
;, Franciaco. 67 yeara ago ( today,
ij; -Daniel Chester French, one of the
' foremost Atnerlcan sculptors, born at
Exeter, N. 1L, 8 year ago today.
- Ww Dar in History. V . '
1T76 The American patriots held
' their first council of ' war at Cam
bridge, Macs. - -;.T
17 -S Great Britain 'suspended the
V habeas corpus act because of the
- prospect of rebellion in Ireland.
, 181$ Benjamin M. Everhart, noted
- author and botanist born at West
chester. Pa. Died there September 2 sV
.' 1904. v
Z "1 848 Commander William & Dana,
V. S, N who was commended for gal-
laniry amne oaiue or wddiic Day,
born in New York City. Died in Paris,.
iA&uary 1, Hifv, ,
Just SO Years Ago Today f State Pres$ Comment
The Cable Tramway company put
a large force of laborers at work on
North Twentieth street between Web
ster and Burt streets, to connect the
termini at Cass and Nicholas streets.
The Stars and Stripes were floated
frorrt the new flag staff on thrf High
school building, gladdening the pa-
triotie heart of Mr. Auchmoedy. to
whom is due the credit for demanding
and carrying through the resolution
that placed it there.
.' The Omaha representatives "tit the
land o cakes had another "reunion in
the Khape of a dance and musical
entertainment held in the Masonio
hall. One of the chief features was
the dancing of the Highlan4fltng by
Mestare, Meld rum and Ross. .
f Otto'Beindorff and family left fof
Eurepe for a three yeara' stay in
wntcn Mr. ueindorrr expects to com
plete his musical education. ' .
, Omaha. Odd Fellows are making
extensive arrangements for attending
ttie celebration. t Fremont the'eom
tn? week. A special train will Uke
them gat. . ' " , .
York News-Times: One crop is
sure. Nebraska is going to have a
bumper crop of candidates. - -
Grand Island Independent: The
Lincoln clergyman whose religious
scruples would not permit him to oc
cupy the same stage with a Catholic
divine and a Jewish rabbi can, it ap
pears, now spell his name All-ln-bacht
Kearney Hub: We have reached a
parting of the wAys when the republic
cannot endure as a government of
the people with half of us American
and the other halt not much ot any
thing in particular and especially un
Beatrice Express: With the. past
winter's coal bills still unpaid, -Nebraska's
fuel administrator is urging
the people of this state to fill their
bins now tn order to avert a shortage
next winter. The fellow who asserted
that "life Is Just one blame thing after
another" knew whereof he spoke.
Plattsmouth Journal: Once in a
while we meet a German who feels
a, sijt side toward Germany because
he has cousins in Germany. Also, he
has a wife and children and brothers
right here in America, which ought
to furnish him some consolation in
his imaginable grief.,
Fremont Tribune: Fremont has
"gone over, the top" in the third Lib
erty bond 'campaign, but there are
still some slackers who are expected
td com across. Just the aame. The
hnnd committee will have sessions
With the tightwads and If the com
mittee falls then there will remain the
County Council of Defense to make
liff t!is;iRreeable for the men who
(ait to do their duty. ' . .
St Louis Globe-Democrat:, The
Liberty . prescription: . To break a
bond, buy a bond. . .,
Minneapolis Journal: -Buy a bond
before they are all snapped up by
the more cautious investojs. ,
Washington Post: .The determina
tion of the boche to get Amiens is
proof that it has a cathedral. ' -
Louisville Courier-Journal: The
coal shortage is such that It behooves
American farmers to raise enough
corn ito burn eobs next winter.
New York World: It politics would
win the war, the entire German army
could not hold a single trench against
the United, States senate.
Baltimore American: America has
always held ' fondness, for Ireland.
But is the Emerald Isle 'to disappoint
us now by refusing man power in a
world fight forreedom that will bless
Ireland, too? '" " .
Brooklyn Eagle r The Holland gin
industry closes down the same day
that silver goes to a dollar an ounce.
William J. Bryan is gaining all Ms
points through the pressure- of . war,
which he opposed. r
St Louis Globe-Democrat: There
are some star spangled banners that
are more thickly spangled than the
Stars and .. fltripesV They're - service
flan, and everv star renresents an
American consecrated to service to;
"xne otar epangiea tsanner. :
Minneapolis Tribune: Iowa is now
excited 'over the discovery of a fish
that has a collar ot fur, the body of
an eel and four legs. v Still, they try
to make believe the prohibition law
is rigidly enforced in. lews. ' . .'
bice Told Tales
When Hubby Fooled Her. --
Mrs. Scatterbrain was constantly
bemoaning her lot. Her husband, who
was-entitled to place half the letters
of the alphabet after his name, had
the most treacherous memory In the
world. lie could remember nothing
his .wife told him, in spite of bits
f string round 'his finger and knots
in his handkerchief. Only once did
Mr. Scatterbrain remember to do the
Wife's bidding. ,
Said a friend to Mrs. Scatterbrain:
"I think you are getting as bad as
your hubby. I got a note from you
yesterday dated a- whole week
"Heavens!" gasped Mrs. Scatter
brain, trembling with the shock "My
husband must have posted it the very
day I gave it to himJ' Pittsburgh
The wife of a successful young lite
rary man had hired a buxom Dutch
girl to do the housework. -Severn,
weeks passed and from seeing her
master constantly about the house the
girl received an erroneous impression.
"Ogscuse me, MrBlank," she said
to her mistress oao day, "but J like
to say somedtngs." ' - -. "V;
"Well. Rena?" ' : .
The girl flushed, fumbled with her
apron,. and then replied, '.'Veil, you
pay me four tollars a veek "
"Yes. ana I really can't pay you
any more." - . H
"It's not dot," responded the girt;
"but I be vllling to take three tollars
trTl till your husband gets work."-
Boston Transcript . .
Calls on Middle West to Prepare.
Avoca, la., April 17. To the Editor
of The Bee: As you and your paper
exercise a heavy influence. I would
like to call your attention to the state
ment of Hiram Maxim made about
three years ago: "If the enemy
(which God forbid) should land in
your country, they have to be fur
nished with all your luxuries together
with cigars and women and quick
will they put themselves in possession
of ail eur ammunition and weapon
factories which are ail in small radius
in the'east "
Now, is it not about time we put
our house in ordr here in the middle
west and very quickly have factories
for ammunition and weapons started
in Omaha, Lincoln, Denver, Sioux
City, to commence with? - ,
If we do not want a fate like Rus
sia (where a few German Soldiers
can run the whole population like a
flock of sheep) ic is time we have
something handy to fight with and
common sense tells that a pitchfork
righting against first class rifle would
not do. We must have proper up-to-
date weapons to fight withi Every
thinker knows if England and France
go down, the Huns will demand their
fleet htee is the wealth 4hey are
after. Shall we millions here in the
middle west stand weaponless?
If the United States does not want
to start these factories, let us do it
ourselves. Surely, with the wealth
present, almost each quarter section
farm wUh stock worth almost $30,000
to 140,000 surely, any farmer will
take stock in such factories from S500
and up. We have billions of property
As any number of . men here have
been trained years ago in European
armies have we plenty of weapons
ready? The damned Huns will no:
play easy here in the west if we put
our house in order.
Start a call in Illinois, Wisconsin,
Michigan, Iowa. Nebraska, Kansas,
Nurth and fc'outh Dakota, Colorado,
Wyoming, to take stock and start fac
tories for guns, cannons, ammunition,
aeroplanes, and let us commence
home drill. I was trained about 40
years ago and have not forgotten.
have failed -us, likewise our aviatien.
lost to all creation." Old Kaiser Bill
he told me he could see peace in his J
trance, but 'twas all of poor Belgium I
and a d big piece of France. But he
said there nothing doing in that line
as he could see, for Uncle Sam had al
ready sent his troops across the sea. ?
He said that .such a movement had .
put an end to his career and at this
murneui a.awoKe, so win leave mt ;
reaaer nere. ujuij cirnjUB tLUVVtx,
LINES TO A SMILE.
On of tha question! to ba aniwerad was:
"When did tha practice of burning witches
come to an end?"
"When tha cost of fual want up," waa
the answer one youth ava. Boston Tran
N'elghboi" My dear, why'ara you covering
your jam pots with wall paper?
Efficient Mother-Camouflage. t'i tha
same paper aa that on tha pantry walls. -Puck.
LEND A HAND.
Dream of Kaiser's Doom.
Omaha, April 18. To the Editor
of The Bee: I have taken a gentle
poke at the kaiser in the way of a
I had this dream in dreamland,
where everything was still: I see a
person on a throne that looked like
Kaiser Bill. He had a crown upon
his dome which was made of steel
and lead. He had a frown upon his
face as these words to him I said:
"Farewell, kaiser, kiss your crown
goodby, for soon in Berlin the Stars
and Stripes will, fly, and when the
war is over and everything is still
you'll see a little mound that's labled
'Here lies old Kaiser Bill." "
. Old Kaiser Bill he told me that he
"had fought and lost. All on account
of Hindenburg. He's another d big
frost. The Boches they are waking
up to conditions, don't you see? And
all the crimes and atrocities they are
tracking home to me. Our submarines
New Tork Times.
April music In tha air,
Do you hear? ,
Blossoms bursting everywhere, ' f
Far and near.
Sons birds upon tha wing.
Every bud, each living thing,
Tells of hope and life and Spring, 'i
Over here. f
Bombs art bursting "Over There."
Don't you hear?
Death Is linking everywhere, t
Ever near. .
Wallowing in slime and rand.
Tortured by the grime and blood, ' '
Gallant lads are there today. i
Lads who laughed but yesterday, .
Over here. , . v ' -
Maybe It's your boy and raise,
Fighting in your fight and mlnet
.Will you sit at esse, or whine.
Are you coward, traitor, slacker T 'i
Ood forbid U Then be a baoker!
Back that boy of yours and mine, '
Lend a hand, and get tn .line.
Buy a bond, and swell the Una! '
Buy a bond!
1 v ?
Will you leave him In the trench, ;
With Its poison gas and stench, t'
With the wounds that drip and drench! 7
Lend a hand! i"
Lend a hand and lift htm out!
Help put the foe to rout! f
He can do It never doubt, ,
Lend a hand! , . j
By that consecrated sod. '
That those hero lads have trod. t
Where they went to meet their Ood.
Lend a hand! f-
Lend a hand, and never cease. , .-
Till with victory comes Peace. . . ,
Forward! Haste this glad release, '
Buy a bond! .'
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MONDAY and TUESDAY,
April 22d and 23d
From 10 a. m. Until 9 p. m.
The public will have an opportunity of seeing
the most remarkable display of player-pianos, both
grands and uprights, ever exhibited In Omaha,! in
cluding the most recent musical triumph the Apol
lophone an Instrument combining the piano, player'
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Recital Every Afternoon and Evening
Each afternoon at 3:00 and evening at 8:15
visitors will be treated to a complimentary recital
by Miss Ursula Dietrich, New York's famous pianist
and composer; Mrs. Florence Basler Palmer, soprano
soloist, one of Omaha's leading sopranos and Miss
Isabella Radman, a violinist of the first rank, ac
companied by the marvelous Solo Ait Apcllo.
. 4 The Exhibitloi and Kecltais
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