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The Bees Jceve'ce Flag
A bond in every home ii still the call.
Try the womn lalue, every time the flag
get by. . . .. I' .
We are there and over on the Liberty bond
drive, but keep right on buying them.
Thoae thrift stamp emy written by The Bee
juniors are earnestly commended ta their etders.
The boys and girls have some very definite ideas,
and clearly and forcefully express ihem. '
What do you ; suppose Mr. Gerdes really
meant when he warned the superintendent not
to be too cordial to Mr. May field? Looks like
the Board of Control had finally got onto a hot
trail. ,- ,' , . y . V " ,
' The Dodge county man who would rather
huy whisky than Liberty bonds has a sadly dis
torted notion of the value of investments, but
his mind may be straightened out by his neigh
bors. . ' .
- The Germans have applied one of their, un
pretty names, characteristic of their habits of
thought, to the (Yankee soldiers, but through it
they recognize Yankee ability to ght, and that
counts for something. , ;
General Wood's estimate of 5,000,000 men for
the American army is in principle accepted- at
Washington, and meets the best opinion of his
countrymen. Americans are at last waking up
ro what the war means.
Holland has bravely spoken in reply to Ger
many. With the sorrowful fate of Belgium in
full view the Dutch reply to William the Im
placable that death is preferable to dishonor, and
warn him that the choice is freely made. Never,
in all its history has The Netherlands tamely
submitted to imposition, and it is not likely that
an honorable past will now be exchanged for a
dishonored future by the burghers who have
descended from the Btavians Caesar failed to
Delivery of Soldiers' Mail.
One inquiry now undertaken by congress will
have popular support It has to do with 'delay
in the delivery .of soldiers mail. Heads of the
War and Postoffice departments are "passing the
buck," each accusing the other of responsibility
for a condition that is not especially creditable
to either. Second Assistant Postmaster General
Praeger says the War department has withheld
information that is necessary to the proper de
livery of mail, with corresponding delay and
some confusion. This does net apply to private
correspondence" alone, but in a large number of
cases to official letters, even to orders sent from
the War office. The inquiry, is set on foot by
the house, which hopes to arrive at a better
working basis between the two branches of the
government No charge is made that either is
willfully at fault, or that either is unwilling to do
everything that can be done to get mail through
promptly to the men who are serving in France."
The whole situation grows out of lack of co
ordinated effort and this is to be provided if
possible. . '
NEW REVOLUTION IN RUSSIA.
Reports of a counter-revolution in Russia,
looking to the restoration of the Romanoff
dynasty, are not surprising. Until fully verified
no judgment can be expressed as to its possible
effect. When the overthrow of the czar was an
nounced in March of last year, The Bee ventured
the observation that it was the beginning of a
series of plots and intrigues, and that many
months would elapse before a stable government
would be, securely established in Russia. That
surmise has been verified most amply; if the
revolution has failed so far, it has been because
of the inherent weakness of the Russian people,
due to inexperience rather than incapacity for
self-government. It is quite possible that the
Romanoff may again assume sway, under the
protection of the Hohenzollern, who has all
reasons to support a compliant despot rather
than to continue dealings with a vacillating rnob.
It is equally possible, though not so probable,
that counter-revolutionary forces have seized the
government without the assistance of the Ger
mans. Problems that will arise in either event
are many, some delicately complicated, and all
to be left in abeyance until order is completely
restored. France consumed the time between
1789 and 1871, or 82 years, in making its revolu
tion complete and thoroughly founding the
republic. tIt is not reasonable to expect Russians
to come to order too soon.
Woman's Salute for the Flag.
Among the thousands of suggestions offered
as a standard salute for the flag to be adopted
by the women, the women who assumed the
onerous duty for The Bee of making the de
cision as to which should be recommended se
lected one whose simplicity and effectiveness
will be recognized by all. It is simple, easily
performed, and indicates all that can be conveyed
by a salute at any time. Moreover, it very
closely resembles the regulation salute of the
American soldier, and so has an added sig
nificance, if that be possible. The flag recognizes
no sex, but extends its aeg'is over all; male and
female alike owe it allegiance, pay it homage,
and gladly sacrifice to preserve it Neither will
claim precedence over the other in the point of
acknowledging obligation to all that the flag
stands for. Considering all these things, it seems
the committee acted wisely in selecting for the
women a salute that scarcely can be told from a
man's, land which may be adopted with cheerful
acquiescence in the belief that it means all that
reverence for the representative of our sacred
institutions can mean.
Making a New Map for Europe.
From Paris comes further evidence that the
United States is expected tO( have a share in re
drawing the map of Europe. This time it as a
report to the effect that Garrett Droppers, Amer
ican minister to Greece, has given the ( Athens
government assurarice that we will protect the
integrity of Grecian territory against Bulgarian
demands. Such action will bring us into direct
conflict with Bulgaria, despite the president's
aversion to a declaration of war on that country.
Bulgaria has been told by Germany to secure
compensation for disappointment in cjther direc
tions by taking over Grecian territory, and this
the Bulgarian proposes to do. It might eventu
ally be determined that the ambitious Ferdinand
will not be amenable to the persuasive effort of
our president, in which case we will either desert
Greece or declare war against Bulgaria. The
principal interest in the incident is that it binds
us farther to the redistribution of territory and
adjustments of political boundaries in Europe.
This might not have .been intended at the be
ginning, but it has been inserted into our war
program by events and we might as well face
Passing of the Plow Horse.
The factor is on the trail of Dobbin, inexor
ably pursuing him, and with almost assured
certainty ,of eliminating him from agriculture.
One of the pushing promoters of the gas-driven
machine for turning over soil in some derision
points out that here mankind has made almost
no progress in centuries. Only from the ox to
the horse have we advanced, and the step is so
Short that it is scarcely noticeable. But the
tractor proposes to lift the farm operation up to
the plane attained in other industries by the
introduction of machinery. No service accomp
lished by the horse is beyond the range of a
tractor, with the advantage on the side of the ma
chine at every point It eats nothing a man can
eat, says one prospectus; it works under condi
tions that are impossible to the horse; a change
of drivers is all that is needed to make it a con
tinuous performer in the field, and plowing goes
on night and day. Time for seeding is shortened,
more ground can be prepared and in better man
ner than by the horse-drawn plow, and generally
the whole list of processes of crop-raising is
done in more expeditious and economical fash
ion, and the profits of farming are correspond
ingly increased. Just as the automobile is driv
ing the horse from the cities, so the tractor, is
chasing him from the farms. It may be long be
fore he vanishes, for there are millions of him in
America, bu he is no longer a money-making
proposition and therefore is doomed. "
Holu Places in Jerusalem
How the City Looks to Soldiers of the West
As it was in the days of long ago, so to
day soldiers of the west are visiting the
churches of Jerusalem and Bethlehem for
prayer and thanksgiving. By the door of
the Church of the Holy Sepulcher our men
may still see the tombstone beneath which
the Anglo-Norman knight, Sir Philip Dau
bignayhas lain undisturbed for nearly seven
centuries, waiting till the English came
British soldiers and officers are almost
always reserved in the expression of religious
emotion, but there are great and rare oc
casions when the ice of reserve melts, and
the capture ot Jerusalem was one of these.
Eye-witnesses of the attack on the Turkish
entrenchments near Lifta, a very strong
position which was, very stubbornly defend
ed, say it was the knowledge that before our
men lay, the last rampart between Jerusalem
and its deliverers that gave their advance
an irresistible momentum. Towns-people
who saw them enter the suburbs have told
the writer that-they were most astonished,
after their long experience of the mourn
ful or sullen-looking Turk, at the joy on
the faces of our soldiers. And with this joy
came a natural return tn ancient forms. Many
an officer and man, when he first entered
the chapel of the Holy Sepulcher, instinctive
ly knelt down within the church and kissed
the stone that covered the traditional tomb,
and there prayed or made his vow. as many
a soldier or pilgrim from our islands had
done before him.
So, too, in the churches whether they
are men of the reformed churches worship
ing in the Cathedral of St. George or Roman
Catholics before the altar of the Stabat Mater
in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher there
is nothing inattentive or perfunctory in the
attitude of the soldiery, but only an intense
earnestness. Sometimes one sees a soldier
of our army, or bur allies, standing alone,
looking raptly at some shrine, his thoughts
far from the toil and horror of the war.
Such men often have the look of one who
has reached his goal after long struggling
and great hardship. Some of them have
fought in France or the Dardanelles before
they crossed the desert and broke into Pales
tine. Among these 'are the Frenchmen, sold
iers who fought in all the great battles
around Verdun. , Among them are many
Italians who have battled among the snows
of the Alps and the sands of Libya.
in London Times. V
when he has seen it he will almost invari
ably tell you that he has seen the place where
Solomon built the temple as, indeed, he has.
He takes great interest in the tomb, in the
Tower of David, and in the ancient walls
where still can be seen stones that bear the
seal of Solomon and other masons' marks
which have come down from old time.
Of the many ' sacred spots which our
soldiers have visited, the traditional Garden
of Gethsemane seems to impress them more
than all. Not only does this place symbolize
the most solemn moments of the earthly life
of the founder, but in itself it is full of a
quiet and austere beauty, an oasis on the arid
and glaring flanks of the- Mount of Olives,
which is restful to the eye and the mind.
Its eight ancient olive trees and its many
cypresses soften the monotony of the sun
burnt dust and stone and temper the bright
ness of the seven gilded domes of the Rus
sian church by their foliage of quiet grey
green and somber greenish-black. No place
seems now more fitted for meditation than
this, whether you look out on it from the
wall above the Gold Gate, or enter it and
watch the gardeners working in the valley,
before you go back into the war in which
half the world is crucified. .
Outside the jchurches, which the army
only enters for worship, one sees groups of
soldiers following their "Padre" about the
city within the walls. The Via Dolorosa and
its 14 traditional stations, which terminate
at the Holy Sepulcher, itself, seem most to
attract the Roman Catholic soldier. Daily
one sees them going slowly up the way, stop
ping at seach station, while their1 guide, an
army chaplain or a Franciscan monk, ex
plains its significance to them. Among these
groups how often one hears the soft un
mistakable accent of southern and western
Ireland. There are many who visit the Church
of St. Anne, which covers the traditional site
of the birth of .the Virgin, and the ancient
church of the tomb of the Virgin, built by
Millicent, daughter of King Baldwin the
second in the valley before you cross the
bridge towards Gethsemane.
The men of the reformed churches seem
to take a greater interest than do their
Roman Catholic comrades in the Old Testa
ment sites, both within and without the city.
Under martial law no non-Moslem may for
the present enter the Mosque of Omar,
formerly thronged with tourists, but the
British soldier sometimes has a chance of
admiring this glorious, many-colored struc
ture from the quiet and beautiful court, and
From the garden men go up to the Mount
of Olive's and look at the city, which some
of them first saw from the shell-swept sum
mit of the hill of Nebi Samwil. There is a
noble view from that hill, where King Rich
ard stookl facing the city, but covering his
eyes with his shield lest he should see what
he felt himself unworthy to look upon, and
knew himself unable to win. But of all views
of Jerusalem none is fairer than that from
the Mount of Olives on a clear day. In that
bright air every detail of wall, tower, church,
and mosque is revealed; the red tiled roofs
of the suburbs to the west of the city give
just the necessary warmth to the back
ground, while in the foreground red sandy
soil brightens the expanse of grey and faint
green. The deep valleys of Hinnom and
Jehoshaphat are dark and shadowy at dawn,
and as the evening falls the olive groves
south of the city and the dust clouds which
mark the movement of transport along the
Bethlehem or Shechem roads all combine to
give the scene a strange and fascinating
More to the south is a setting more fa
miliar. Our men, after long months in Egypt,
where you are either in a desert, a town,
or a market garden, and as they complain,
"There's no proper country," or in dried up
Sinai, admire it frankly and unreservedly.
What strikes them most, perhaps, is the
contrast between the westward view from
the Mount of Olives of the crowded city, and
the utter disolation and wildnesS of the view
eastward towards the Jordan. Green rib
boned foliage beside the river, the darker
green of the gardens around Jericho, the
blaze of sun on the Dead Sea, the rare sight
of a white Moselm shrine, only seem to in
tensify the emptiness of the land spread out
below one and bordered by the steep wall
of the mountains of Moab. The occasional
report of a Turkish gun from the tangle of
hills and gullies down below scarcely dis
pels the impression that one is looking down
on a land where men are not
Southward one can just see the hills
about Bethlehem, and there is the shrine
which is the most authentic and today, per
haps, the most revered of all. All our men,
all our allies, have a good word for Bethle
hem and "its people, and all who can visit
the Church of the Nativity. The married
soldier, with wife and children in his mind,
goes there most often. It reminds him of
Christmas, of his family, and of home.
Withdraws From Peter's Honor Roll.
Stanton, Neb., . April 23. To the
Editor of The Bee: I note in your
paper of April 21, under the head of
"Val J. Peter Has Roll of Honor of
His Very Own," you print a list of
names who have made an advance of
$10 for further subscription to
Peter's Omaha Tribune.
The fact that my name appears on
that list led some of the people at
Stanton to think that I have pro-German
tendencies. In order to correct
any such idea, I wish you would give
this letter the same prominence in
your paper that you have given to the
above referred article, and in my own
defense I wish to state that I am for
the United States first last and all of
the time; that I am in perfect accord
with President Wilson's statement of
principles and am willing to support
them to the end as against Germany
or any- other nation, with all my prop,
erty or life, if needed; that I condemn
the German autocratic ruling and all
who support or otter apologies for it;
that I am In favor of carrying on this
war until the military power of Ger
many is ended and the freedom of the
world restored. .
I have by this mail cancelled my
subscription to the Tribune and all
other German newspapers and am
ready-to assist in my work to pro
mote a better appreciation of 'Ameri
can citizenship. I feel that anything
we do along this line will be small
compared with the service rendered
by our brave boys at the front.
It is because I want Doth, my
friends and the public, to know ex
actly where I stand upon these pa
triotic issues that I have written this
at considerable length, and I am de
termined that my influence shall al
ways be for the grand old Stars and
Stripes. JOHN SCHINDLER.
LINES TO A LAUGH.
siaeiignts on tne wr
The German submarine can remalrj
under water, sitting on the bottom, up
to 48 hours.
During 1917 the British capture
on all fronts a total of 115,000 prison
era and 781 .Tins. .
Nearly 60t) steamships are regularly
employed tn the transport of British
troops and army supplies. .
To become Vn "ace" in the militarj
air service a pilot must bring down
at least five enemy planes.
More than 60,000,000 articles ara
handled each week by the central
orancn or tne untisn ministry or mu,
nitions. - -S
In England if a person dies his ot
her sugar ticket must be returned to
the food administrator's office. This
is to preveut drawing of sugar on the
ticket of a person who no longer
needs It A sugar ticket Is issued with
every birth certificate.
Willis So you were at tha church ba
zaar? What la it like? v
Gillie Llkn a hand In a poker same.
It coat you a dollar to get In, $2 to stay,
$3 to see what they've got, and you come
away without a cent. Chicago Herald.
"When'a1 It goln' to come off, Jen?"
"My weddln'? Oh. next month, If Jim
can get a week off from his job. I think
he'll be able to; you see it ain't as If he
were sskln' for a vacation to have a good
time." Boston Transcript.
"I've been losing a lot of sleep re
"Our new , preachnr bangs the pulpit
something fierce." Buffalo Express.
"What Is the real difference between
firmness of character and obstinacy?"
"That depends on whether you're agree
ing with your critic or opposing him."
"Comets are discovered In the early
morning hours," remarked the learned
"I never look for comets until everything
is peaceful and quiet."
"I don't see why a comet a million miles
away should be timid about coming out,"
Better Food Production in 1918
The country is going more intelligently
at the work of raising a record crop of war
food this year than it went at the same
worthy task in 1917. In the first place, the
people have the experience of last year to
aid them. Many of the amateur gardeners of
last year will not enter the lists of agricul
tural nation savers this year at all. This is
very well, Their last year's contribution was
not economical. To raise their small con
contribution of potatoes or vegetables they
hired labor which would have been much
better employed in making bombshells,
erecting cantonments, or in any paying in
dustry. They kept hundreds of men busy
spraying their potatoes and their squash
vines with expensive chenjicals. They spent
in this way a large sum of money which they
never got back. This year they will serve
their country much better by putting their
money into the third Liberty loan. Many
others, who will repeat their experiment, will
repeat it to much better effect They have
been taught by their ' mistakes They will
raise what they really can, and, in the lan
guage of the day will "can" what they cannot
profitably produce. As the war has gone on
the people who are willing to plow up their
lawns and cultivate their dooryards have
learned the virtue of personal service. They
are not contributing so much of the sweat of
vicarious brows. The home gardens will not
this year subtract so much from the available
fund of greatly needed manual labor. What
ever the home gardens produce of food will
be so much added to the general supply.
A great effort will be made to produce
record crops of both wheat and corn. The
increased use for human food of rye, barley
and oats has increased the price of all these
grains and will stimulate production, so that
the distribution of our acreage will be better
balanced, more economical. Meanwhile it
behooves every one who possesses unused
land, accessible to cultivation by thdee who
are willing to till it with' their own "hands, to
put it at once at the disposition of. the local
authorities and committees which have
charge of the matter of assigning such plots.
The spare acres should be made to work as
they have never worked before. -Boston
The Kaiser's Camouflage
"What have I not done to preserve the
world from these horrors 1" The Kaiser.
The sum of what the kaiser "has not done
to preserve the world from these horors" is
exceeded only by what he has done to bring
these horrors upon the world. The measure
of his offending is beyond human reckoning.
Upon him, and him alone, rests the responsi
bility first, for the war he willed; second,
for the savage barbarism with which those
who do his biding have waged it.
His is the responsibility for the Austrian
ultimatum to Serbia and for the Austrian re
fusal to accept Serbia's self-humiliating sub
mission to demands which the present Aus
trian emperor, by his offer of concessions to
Serbia, has himself admitted to be unjust
It was the German kaiser who thwarted
all the efforts of Great Britain and France
and Russia to bring about a peaceful settle
ment of the controversy which flared up
around Serbia, as his own Ambassador to
Great Britain has shown.
It was the German kaiser who ordered
the "scrapping" of a solemn treaty and di
rected the invasion of Belgium.
It was the German kaiser who ordered
the -torpedoing of the Lusitanna, a crime
that could have been committed only by ex
press orders of the All Highest, and he it is
who has decreed the slaughter of noncom
batants and women and children on land as
well as on the seas.
The German kaiser and he alone is re
sponsible for all the unspeakable barbarities
that have been introduced by his Germans
into this conflict for the poison gases and
the poisoning of wells, for the crucifixion of
sons of Canada and the slashing of the
throats of American prisoners of war, for
the murder of Edith Cavell and for the multi
tude of unspeakable crimes against women
and children wherever they have been at the
mercy of Jthis boche brutes.
The kaiser cannot blame these things on
his Gott, for they are the legitimate fruits
of "kuttur.; He is the god of "kultur," and
under his inspiration and direction all these
crimes have been committed. New York
One Year Ago Today tn the War.
General P eta In was appointed chief
of taft in the French War depart
ment.' ' ; ' , -';...
First American casualties In the
war reported when the armed Ameri
can tank, steamer Vacuum waa sunk
. by submarine and several American
gunners were lost
5 The ay We Celebrate.
AuguKt M. Borglum, music teacher,
Frank H. Gulick, piano tuner, born
1873. , -
John Urlon. cashier for Armour &
Co., bora 1871.
Tom 8. Kelly, state manager of the
Travelers' Insurance company, born
Ma J. Gen. Arthur Murray, United
States army, retired, born at Bowling
Oreea, Mq., 67 years ago. . ,
rbla Day In History. '
ISIS Alexander II of Russia, four
' teenth sovereign of the dynasty v of
Romanoffs, horn at Petrograd. As-
saasinated there, March 13, 1881;
' 18S1 In his annual message. Presi
dent Jeitereon Pa vis proposed to add
100,000 men to the 12.000 already in
, Ihe confederate service. - '
'' '1885-The- southern norta were re
opened to trade by presidential proc-
larmUion, with some temporary: re
strictions on munitions of war. f
1874 The first pipe-line waa incor
porated for conducting petroleum
from the oil field t the Atlantic
. c-fcoafa, - v . .
J us! SO Years Ago Today
A number of hardy wheel men rode
to Florence despite the rain, snow
and mud. ,
There are now 65 members belong-
'56 -iiy -
Ing to the Omaha Wheel club.
At a meeting of Typographical
Union No. 190, the following were
re-elected: President, W. P. Cole;
vice president E. J. Hale; treasurer,
W. J. Scott
John H. Butler and Gus Andreen
have gone to Hot Springs, Ark., for a
three weeks' visit
David Mahoney left for Odeen
Springs for several weeks.
John H. Harte was awarded the
contract to , build the Lake Street
Heiress That Mr. Hunter is very
Inquisitive. He asked me the amount
of my fortune.
New Sultort-The Impertinent fel
low! And what did you tell him it
wast , , ' ' x.
Round About the State
Plattamouth Journal chortles Joy
fully because with bacon In the 50's
"it is perfectly proper to eat it from
the linger." Thus is the jewel of
breakfast confections mocked in the
house of Its friends.
Boose runners from Wyoming are
fattening the public treasury at Alli
ance at the rate of $100 a clip. The
century bill appears to be a popular
standard throughout the state, as It
obviates the bother of making change.
The record price of $260 an acre
for the 2 11 -acre farm of Gerald
Ehrenberger waa scored in Colfax
county last week. The price tops the
recent records of $249 for Washing
ton county land and $255 In Nemaha
county, and comes within $5.50 - of
the record price of Douglas county
land under forced sale.
. The People's Banner of David City
spots aa traitors the lawyers "who
have offered to get fellows released
from the draft for sums of money."
No names are yet Inscribed oni the
indignant Banner, but one fee of
$2,500 Is mentioned. As a punish,
ment to lit the crime the Banner sug
gests deportation to Germany. '
"Au revolr, not goodbye!". exclaims
Will Maupht in his parting salute to
the readers of the York Democrat
The demands of the State Bureau of
Publicity and the duties of editor and
publisher combined to make a 20
hour dally job just a shade too much
for a hustler and the Democrat had
to go to other hands. John Kava
naugh succeeds Mr. Alaupin aa pub
Usher nd editor
f Right to the Point
Washington Post: If tne canal
mule is taken over with the boat
there Is no question thatthe war will
Minneapolis Journal: Any man
nrhA at lm vfa nnTVml&tnst thft.t ha
found a piece ' of whalebone in his
beer is no great patriot.-, j
Baltimore American: Von Capelle
insists the United States has failed In
its war against the submarine. The
blows on the west have their echoes
in blowing in Berlin, y
. Brooklyn Eagle: When, war poets
get busy in their trenches, gas masks
for civilians are neither absurd nor
sunnrfMous. , We must try to think In
prose to think, clearly. . ' , .
St Louis Globe Democrat: Now ft
Is Hindenburg that is lasphemously
talking of "God'a Justice," although
it is GOd's patience that lets him and
his monsfroua crew cumber the earth.
Louisville Courier-Journal: The
Germans profess to regard with such
contempt America's participation In
the waa that one would think that
even such habitual liars aa they
nnnM nnt mnslApp It worth while to
jut out a lleg about a great victory
over tai a jimvi aauo.
New -York World: French uni
versities are arranging special courses
in languages, history, art and other
subjects for American soldiers, with
a view particularly to the period of
demobilization. This adds another to
the rewards for service in the trench
es which the generous appreciation
of the French has made available for
American soldlera, - v
, Twice Told Tales
The Gentleman Farmer.
Quentin Roosevelt at a flying
school In France talked about his fa
ther's farming experiences.
"My father," he said, "was a gen
tleman farmer for many years. Now
he'd have a ranch. Now he'd have a
plantation. The experience was costly.
"'Father,' I said to him one day
In my childhood, what la a gentle
man farmer V
" 'Quentin,' said my father, 'a gen
tleman farmer is a chap who never
raises anything except his hat" "
Washington Star. - , , -
The kaiser's perpetual prate about
the Lord being with him brings to
mind the authentic yarn about the
Swede whose horses ran away down
the mountain with him while they
were attached to a Bled loaded with
"Ah, Knud," aald Bishop W- wish
ing to inculcate a valuable lesson,
"and during that wild ride you real
ized, did you not that the Lord was
with you?" "
"Oh. aye!" responded the simple
Scandinavian. "And Aa tank, ba golla,
He been going some." Pittsburgh
On the Screen.
'That movie hero throws men
around like tenpina" , "
"They have to fall for It s But I
wonder what would happen if the
hero in one film should meet the hero
ot another film." Baltimore Ameri
"Did your daughters marry rich men?
"Not exactly. One married a farmer and
another married an ultimate consumer. But
the third may make up for all that."
"She's engaged to a middleman." Brook
Mr. Styles I paid the bill for that new
hat ,of youra yesterday.
Mrs. Styles How much waa it, dear?
"Why It waa I24.TS."
"I'm so glad you paid for It I think
a lot of that hat, dear."
"So, by thunder, do I." Tonkere Statesman.
Black What did her . father advise when
you told him you loved his daughter, But
only had $100 saved up?
White He advised me to Invest It all In
a one-way railway ticket, with no stop
overs. Tonkera Statesman.
He I hear you won your breach of prom
ise suit. Did you get all the 125,000?
She Of course; I married my lawyer.
(Tone: "Marching Through Georgia.")
Heed the call, ye khaki boys.
And with the allies win,
Before we'er through the "Huns" will know
America Is In, . 1
With the "Tommies" and the "Poltus"
We will march Into. Berlin,
While we go marching through Germany.
Hurrah! Hurrah! we'er going to win the
Hurrah! Hurrah! we'er battling for the
And we wilt show to all the world
America'! power and might.
While we go marching through Oermany.
When the "Boches" see our flag,
The red, the white and blue,
The boys In khaki coming,
In numbers not a few, '
They'll know there's something doing
For we'er going to see It through,
While we go marching through Germany.
"Uncle Sammy's khaki boya
Will never cross the sea"
So the Kaiser told his men,
"For their afraid of me."
Now that we are over there,
A democracy there'll be,
While we go marching through Germany.
Autocracy we'er going to blot,
"Me and Got" we will disband,
A freedom to the people give
They will not understand,
The stars and stripes will be afloat.
Right In the "Fatherland,"
While we go marching through Germany.
MRS JEAN ALLEN JOHNSON
NOT -N 1
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