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THE BEE'S SERVICE" FLAG
Cleaning the court home comes next
Let all boost for Omaha and see her go "over
the top" again for 1918. '
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'Well, well," well! So Harvey Hitchbranch
lias resumed writing letter to himself.
If Omaha householders are not self-supplied
with onions this season it will be their own fault.
How bright the sun shone when the new ad-
Jniitration took hold. It ought to be a good
Our new city commissioners should remember
is not the initial speed, but the sustained effort
it counts.' -
.: Omaha's service flag is gradually getting gold
";rs. That must make us realize what kind of
rrifice war requires. , . v
Slow let us see if we cannot eliminate from
.'.e city hall dictionary the words "bunk" and
'raft" and "dirty rat."
Oiitzon Borglum's request for a full and com
'te inquiry nought to be granted without delay.
"l'ct no guilty man escape."
OUR NEW CITY ADMINISTRATION.
Omaha's new city administration itarts out
under most auspicious circumstances with
the earnest wishes of all loyal citizens for its
success and none more sincere than The Bee.
Without depreciating what has already been
accomplished for the improvement of our cityt
no set of men ever took hold of the reins of
local government with greater opportunities be
fore them or with such confident expectations
of the community. It will be up to the new
commissioners therefore, to make good, to
speed up the city progress, to cut out the barna
cles, grafters and tax eaters, to give us efficiency
and service, to raise the general standard o pub
lic morals, to make a bigger, better and more
satisfying city for us to live in.
As respects The Bee, the new administration
may count on our support for every well-meaning
effort for the public good. We have a letter,
written by Mayor Smith on the eve of election,
thanking us for our fairness and uniform cour
tesy during the campaign and expressing the
hope, if elected, to merit and receive the same
treatment This we assure not only to the
mayor but to every member of the municipal gov.
ernment It will be the policy of The Bee, while
exercising its own best judgment, to commend
and uphold whatever is proposed or done that
is entitled to approval, and to expose and de
nounce every official act that calls for condem
nation. We shall feel free to offer suggestions
and to hold the commissioners responsible for
abuses and in doing this will obliterate personal
and political bias and look solely to the welfare
of the city.
A fair deal, the full light of publicity, honest
criticism, impartial praise or censure as deserved
that is; what the new administration must in
vite and will have so far as The Bee is concerned.
THE BEE: OMAHA, TUESDAY, MAY 14, 1918.
Every Farmer a Sheep Grower
Advice from a Practical Man on How to Care for
a Small Flock
By G. W. Hervey.
Member's of the court house ring might do
cli to look about, for a place to land in after
"e clean-out of next November.
Congress is finding out that, instead of being
'y to adjourn, its work is just getting under
Less oratory and more legislation will help
r the decks. . .
When von Hindenburg Goes.
Whether von Hindenburg is dead or not, his
service to the German cause is at an end. His
failure on the west front made certain his re
tirement as an active leader in the war. His re
turn to seryice after retirement, to successfully
meet and turn back the Russian invasion of East
Frussia, established him as a popular hero and
soon lifted him to the supreme command of the
army, next to the kaiser. His achievements have
been more notable for defensive than for offen
sive operations. The "strategic retreat" in France
and Flanders was accomplished with such skill
as checked the British advance and reduced the
war there to a deadlock. Whether he had the
planning of the attempt to break through at
Verdun, or whether he merely gave approval to a
program prepared by the emperor and crown
prince, tactics there employed were of the sort
adopted by Hindenburg as good. In the defeat
there suffered he should have visioned the end
ing of the great drive he was to attempt in
Picardy. This he could not do, and now he will
join von Moltke, von .Buelow and others in the
discard. Von Ludendorf seems likeliest to be se
lected as leader of the Hunnish armies now, al
though von Mackensen and von' Falkenhayn
have claims, resting on their success against
Russia, Rouinania and Italy, which may bring
one of them to the fore. The graveyard of mili
tary reputations is growing rapidly, however, and
von Hindenburg will have plenty of company.
"I would rather lead them than tackle them,"
;. .e way a Londoner writes of the Yankee sol
;, and in this he is supported by history as
r back as Bunker Hill and Lexington.
Colsheviki appeals for farming implements
-14 meet readier response in America if it
"J be made certain that the fruits'of Russian
ing would not go to feed the kaiser's army.
Negroes Now and After the War.
1 Prof. Kelly Miller, ..writing in the Southern
,'orkman, discusses the question of the negro
:es as affected by the war. Democracy and ef
Jcncy are the problems, and the professor ex-
-ses some anxiety as to whether his race will
;nce sufficiently to hold its own in .the fierce
petition to which economists look as an in-
ble outcome, of the world's social unheaval.
far as the negro in America is concerned, he
::aking good at present His share In the
r has been welt upheld, and his position in
.'jstry and social life is steadily improving.
. i is not expected that he -will lag in the future,
:r lose anything of what he has gained in his
! M century of freedom. In Africa, where the
;ro problem is simpler than in this country,
- rew aspect has beetj, given it by the war. The
!;ish have more than ever devoted their efforts
; the work of organizing the natives for self
.Ttrnment and are bringing them to a degree
1 democratic efficiency that will answer Prof.
!!r' query in the affirmative.
Diminishing Returns of U-Boat Efforts.
Good judgment argues against becoming over
sanguine as to the exct status of the competi
tion between the shipbuilders and the U-boat, but,
if the figures presented to the French Chamber
of Deputies by the minister of marine are de
pendable, the race is turning in favor of the
builder. M. Leygues, reporting on the situation,
shows the contrast between German claims and
actual facts for the last five months. Even the
German accounts, grossly exaggerated as they are,
give evidence of the diminishing return of the U
boat efforts. Most gratifying is the fact that, ac
cepting M. Leygues' figures as correct, the ton
nage launched from American shipyards in April
very nearly equals the total destroyed by the
submarines, and this leaves all the output of the
rest of the world as gain. The British shipyards
put into the water more tonnage in April than
did the Yankees, but our total is mounting faster,
and the May showing will be greatly in our favor.
This means that available shipping is being in
creased at a wonderful rate, while the damage
done by the Hun's weapon of stealth is lessen
ing. We may not attain the goal desired by
some of the eastern exporters, who want a mer
chant marine big enough to take care of mill
tary needs and all the commerce of. the world
besides, but we will be provided with ships
enough to take our army and its supplies to Eu
rope, and that is the real business before the
nation just now.
Charles Otto Lobeck serves notice that he
will run again for congress. Otherwise he might
have started an inquiry into the cost of fuel oil
last winter when people were paying the high
The Chicago .judge who sends automobile
speed fiends to the psychopathic ward is on the
right track. Something like that ought to be
done in Omaha.
Why not? It is the best money making!
proposition now associated with agriculture.
It is not only one of the possibilities on every
small farm, but its application and operation
has almost become a necessity in the eco
nomic, rmnninor down and weeding out of ob
jectionable vegetation that is constantly find
ing opportunity to get a start in tne waste
nlaces. It is this constant cropping down
and destroying of seed opportunity that
holds in check -the multitude of tioxious
weeds and objectionable vegetation that is a
hindrance and damage to clean tarmmg. n
is this menace to good farming that when
once started, without the aid of the sheep
as a renovator and exterminator, become a
fixed part of the crop that the farm yields, a
damage and a hindrance beyond 'estimate.
It is too often the case that writers on
sheep husbandry have fallen into the habit of
strongly recommending sheep tor tne smau
farm, without anv restrictions of small farm
conditions in their advice. If the small farm
is fenced into small pastures, and fenced hog
tight, which means sheep tight, or a fence
suitable for turning sheep, then the recom
mendations will apply properly, otherwise it
In the older states where timber condi
tions have made it an easy and cheap matter
to build fences that will readily turn sheep,
the recommendation has an entirely differ
ent meaning than where applied to the west
ern orairie farm not yet equipped with the
woven-wire fence. The average western farm,
whether large or small, (we call 160 acres or
less small), has a very small per cent of its
acreage fenced suitable for sheep pasture
Again fencing is not all the requirements of
a sheep pasture. The sheep is a close grazier
and demands a compact, closely sodded pas
ture to withstand its constant and close
A sheep pasture such as would justify
fencing must be a well prepared pasture of
the best cultivated or tame grasses; red
clover, timothy, blue-grass, brome grass,
white-clover and other varieties are not ob
jectionable, in seeding for a pasture. The
most compact sod acquired in the out-start
is esteemed favorable, as the tendency is for
some of, the varieties to thin out and yield
their place to the more tenacious, close sod
ding kinds. Thus, variety Js advocated in
view of getting the heaviest growth possible
in the beginning of the pasture development.
Mixed grass pasture is preferable in the
establishing of pastures for any kind of ani
mals. When the pasture is secured and the tight
fence is substantially built around it, then
the proposition of "Sheep on the Small
Farm," may be safely taken up with some
degree of assurance as a money making ven
ture. It is next to impossible to handle sheep
in a farming district or on a farm without
being inclosed. The herding of sheep where
growing crops are within easy reach of the
sheep has never proven satisfactory to the
sheep owner, crop owner or the sheep.
Sheep are never satisfied without feeding on
the best within reach and they will have it if
left to their own choosing.
One of the objections to herding sheep out
of crops is the liability of neglect and letting
the sheep become trespassers. It is then
almost impossible to control them without a
good fence. A small number of sheep are
fully as difficult to herd as a large flock and
the expense usually as great, requiring the
entire time of one person. There are always
Two Men Who Know
"In saying this I by no means share the
opinion prevalent among us today that Eng
land laid all the mines for the outbreak of
the war; on the contrary, I believe in Sir
Edward Grey's love of peace and in his
earnest wish to arrive at an agreement with
us." Herr von Jagow.
Gottlieb von Jagow was the German for
eign minister when the war broke out. He
makes this statement in the course of his de
fense of the government against the charges
of Prince Lichnowsky. then the German am
bassador at London, who asserts that Eng
land did everything in her power to prevent
the war and was thwarted bv Germany's
unchangeable resolve that war must be.
The opinion that England caused the war
is "prevalent among us today." Von Jagow
says. But it is not shared bv the two men
in Germany who are in the best position to
know the man who was foreign minister
and the man who was ambassador at Lon
don. If these two men are right, then the
"opinion prevalent among us" is wrong. Ger
many is wrong. How did Germany come to
be wrong? 'She was certainly told that Eng
land "laid all the mines for the outbreak of
the war." Those who told her this were
men who wished to excite her hatred against
England. "We have one foe and one alone."
was the burden of what thev told her:
"French and Russian, they matter not." Did
these men deliberately lie to her? Thev did.
if the foreign minister and the ambassador
at London know what thev are talking about:
and on this point, though they disagree on
everything else, they agree.
The foreign minister testifies to Sir Ed
ward Grey's "earnest wish to arrive at an
agreement with us." Why could he not ar
rive at such an agreement? Von Jagow was
wiHing. But Von Jagow was powerless. No
agreement could be arrived at because of a
circumstance concerning which Grevand
Lichnowsky knew nothing, and which Von
Jagow learned too late. On Tulv S. 1914.
18 days before the ultimatum to Serbia, there
was a conference at Potsdam at which the
kaiser and the military chiefs were present,
and these men resolved on war. All subse
quent negotiations were mere gestures, so
far as Germany was concerned, and nothing
that England could have said or done would
have averted the carrying out of the Pots
dam conspiracy. New York Times.
some leaders in. every flock, individuals
whose keenness ana oDservation to take aa-.,on-ir
ni ihr iinouarrled moment is enual
to the intelligence and sagacity of the high-
r 1 a- Jl :t.
est type OI animal man nas xo uca wuu.
T lo i mitt,r nf lanil improvement tn rom-
rrfence with whether sheep can be made prof-
tt r. a ii e a .-11
itable on tne smau larm. n. weu ienceu smau
farm, properly cultivated with meadow and
pasture grasses can certainly provide for a
few sheep, a small flock to good advantage.
It means much more to fence for sheep than
for horses or cattle. The sheep needs much
. . 1 1 . -
more room tnan ine nog. nog pasture
may be confined to a few acres of alfalfa and
accommodate quite, a number of hogs. But
this same pasture would not be suited at all
to sheep, principally because they need more
range and will not pasture safely on alfalfa
owing to its tendency to produce bloat in
VThe sheep is peculiar to certain conditions,
and its requirements must be observed in or
der to make it a profitable animal on the
small farm, or large farm. The sheep de
mands a change of pasture, a moving around
from one pasture to another in order to get
the best "results in mutton and wool. This is
due, not alone to a bettering of grass condi
tions in growth, but to a freshening up of the
grass and ground that the sheep have trav
eled over so constantly in their grazing.
Sheep graze mostly in bunches, their na
ture is to flock together in groups. This is
particularly true of the merinos or fine
wooled breeds.' If turned into a 10 or 20
acre pasture, they will most invariably be
found together, covering only a very few
acres of the field. Wrhen grounds have been
repeatedly passed over by closely herding
companies of sheep there is a smell left on
the uneaten grass that is peculiar to the
sheep, a smell that other animals dislike and
which becomes offensive to the sheep itself.
Nothing but a rest to this pasture, a freshen
ing up by rains, sunshine and the absence of
the sheep will restore it to a palatable, ap
petizing feed; thus the old adage, " a change
of pasture is good for sheep." .
The flock should have the advantage of a
change of pasture, whether there are few or
many sheep kept, if the best results are to be
had in mutton, wool or lamb production If
you are not well provided with sheep tight
fences and good pastures that the sheep can
have access to, summer and winter, when the
weather is suitable, you had better let the
sheep industry alone, as it will not pay.
A Loyal Labor Leader
Samuel Gompers as president of the
American , Federation of Labor subjected
himself to some criticism for not being a
champion of law and order and loyal to gov
ernment authority in time of peace; but he
is vindicating himself by his attitude as a
leader of organized labor in time of war. In
addressing a patriotic mass meeting in
Faneuil hall, Boston, the other night, speak
ing for the members of his organization, he
said: "We intend to work and give all we
have got so that the United States can be
victorious." The workers had been assured
that they would not be "sacrificed by the
greed for the dollar" and it was up to them
to "give everything" and give it freely for
the cause, "for if you don't," he said, "you
will have nothing when the kaiser finishes
extracting his indemnity from you."
He drew a warning from the conduct of
workingmen or the common people in Rus
sia. He put it rather extremely when he said
that if a labor movement had existed in Rus
sia like the American Federation of Labor
there would never have been a bolsheviki
with its consequences, and if there had been
no American Federation of Labor in the
United States, "then a bolshevist movement
would now be in control of the country.
Conditions are very different in this country
from those in Russia at any time, before the
war or while the war has been on, and it is
inconceivable that its people could have been
subject to any suqh confusion of counsel or
leadership if there had been no labor organ
ization at all or had been one of any different
It is the character and experience of the
people that tell and no particular leader or
combination. But Gompers is deserving of
credit for his present attitude as a leader
when he says to his followers: "No one can
dispute with you your right to defend your
standards, but you must do your defending
without the cessation of work. This had
plain reference to strike threats when work
is so essential to victory as it is now in the
great cause at stake. New York Journal of
Jerry Stoves to Enlarge.
Omaha, May 13. To the Editor of
The Bee: It seems that that quotation
in Sunday's issue, "Birds of a feather
the city hall gang and the court
house ring," might, with propriety, be
enlarged upon, thereby including our
reformed Board of Education, the
potash legislature and the incompetent
branch of the national administration
that compels the citizens of Florence
to go after their mail and are likewise
forced to put 3-cent stamp on a letter
to take it to the city hall, while a 2
cent stamp will carry a letter all over
New York and Chicago. Perhaps our
congressman is too busy looking after
Probably there Is not as much nepo
tism or accummulated rust, etc., In
and around the places mentioned as in
the city hall and court house, never
theless many or the transactions are
equally as shady. To prove my asser
tion the buy of that tract of land on
the South Side from a friendly com
pany by the Board of Education al
most surpasses the purchase . or tne
city park there from the same corpora
tion. JJEliKX HOWAKU
Pennlson to Stay in Omaha.
Omaha. May 12. To the Editor of
The Bee: For the Information of those
who would like to have me go to Cali
fornia, and also for the benefit of
those who would like to have me re
main in Omaha, and to settle all argu
ments about my future residence. I
want to say that I intend to live and
die in Omaha. When I leave Omaha
forever I will go to the grave.
Restore the Far Side Stop.
Omaha, May 11. To the Editor of
The Bee: I was talking with a gentle
man on the street car one day this
week and he said he had Just come
back from New York City a day or
two before. He said that in that great
city they have tried out the near stop
system, and, after trying it, the far
side was restored a few days ago. If
they want the far side stop in a city
like New lork, with a population
greater than the combination of a
dozen states that could be named,
there is no reason why Omaha should
not have the far side stop 'again.
I would suggest to those in Omaha,
who are in favor of the restoration
of the far eide stop, that they see
their friends who have been elected
city commissioners this week or write
to them or call them up and tell them
what you think of it I am sure
they will pay heed to the desires of
the general public and not to the be
hests of a few who think they run
The splendid men who have been
elected to the city commission will
try to serve the people to their best
ability, and if it is shown to them that
a great majority of the patrons of the
street railway company want the far
side stop, I feel sure they will get it
The far side stop is much more con
venient for the patrons of the street
Under the new arrangement the
street cars stop in some places on the
near side, at other places on the far
side and in other places right in the
middle, of the street There seems to
be no system at all to the new so
called system. FRANK A. AGNEW.
SAID IN FUN.
'Ton remember that cigar I gava you
yesterday? Well, I'm sending 8,000 of the
same brand to the front."
"Good idea! But how are you going to
fix it so that (he Huns will get them?"
"He's a clever photographer."
"Makes pictures of people as they look
"Cleverer than that He makes them
as they think they look." Detroit Free
"That man talks like he could beat an
"Yes. and If he ever got Into a battle,
he would think himself lucky If he could
beat a retreat" Baltimore American.
Burt Count7 Herald: That was
quite a shake-up Omaha gave the old
gang m the city hall, who have held
sway in the city hall for the last 12
years, with Dahlman as mayor.
xratvcTimpsr Omaha is a
great city and is getting greater. The
business men are live cues nuu mo
city is well located for continued
growth. What it needs now is econ
omy in the administration of tha
citj?s business and with the economy
efficient service should go hand ia
Beatrice Express: "Jim" Dahlman,
defeated for re-election as mayor of
Omaha after 12 years service in that
position, has perfectly good grounds
for libel action against that Lincoln
newspaper which lays his defeat to
the fact that he was a member of
the Mullen-Hitchcock machine.
Nebraska City Press: It is to be
hoped, for the sake of Omaha and
the state at large, that the old order
has passed forever and that a gov
ernment such as our metropolis de
serves will come to it Omaha's
amazing growth and material success,
it appears, has been in spite of its
municipal government, not because
of it What can be done with good
help in the city hall remains to be
seen, but surely It can be no worse
than what it has had in the past.
Fremont Tribune: The Dahlman
regime has had a long and firrn grip
on Omaha. lie has been a stronir
man because he has many excellent
traits of character. He is a compan
ionable man and a loyal friend. But
no man is indispensable and eventu
ally the voters get tired of an official.
A year ago Omaha went dry with the
remainder of the state; that is to say,
the state put Omaha dry. This has
brought about a changed condition of
affairs there. There are no longer
any saloons as political recruiting
Can Operate the
So Can You
Come to our store and you will be
shown. It's the most perfect Re
producing Piano made. Have you
heard the new Apollophone Re
producing Piano and Phonograph
all in one.
1513 Douglas Street
"You're looking blue, Doc. What's the
"Well, I'll tell you. A patient I began
to treat died this morning."
"Ah, cheer up. .He might have died even
If you hadn't been called." Toledo Blade.
OWED TO MAE.
People and Events
E. C. Manson of uit Lake, a Union Pacific
official, recently appointed inspector of rail
road transportation of the United States, is
the possessor of a pass good on any train
on any railroad in the country. A privilege
that sweeps away the exclusiveness of limited
trains put Manson in the class of distinguish
One Harry Auspitz, seated in a Chicago
hotel lobby, smothered himself with a news
paper while the orchestra played the natiopal
anthem. He woke up when a younar woman
batted the paper into his face. A hurried
apology saved him from the rolling on the
marble floor, rretended deafness in the cir
cumstance is risky business nowadays in Big
Hill l nompson s town.
Inheritance tax ferrets in Louisville be
lieve they are on the riirht trail for a "kill
ing" in the fortune of the late Mrs. Mary Lily
Flagler Bingham. Prior valuations of the
estate made it $65,000,000. Indications point
to a valuation well over $100,000,000. Ken
tucky's state treasury is interested for some
thing like $J,UW,U00. Very little will get away,
ror tne state needs the money.
Year Ago Today in the War.
United States senate passed , the
rlonage bill. ' I
British naval airplanes destroyed a
rmen Zeppelin in the North Sea.
. War department announced orders
bring the regular army to Its full
rength of J83.O0O men. ,
Day We Celebrate.
' CoL Michael R. Murphy, general
onager of alt the Cudahy plants,
"a I860. - . i t
: .o B. Towle of the O'Brien Candy
-pany "born 1875.
i.U Came, novelist and playwright,
i on the Isle of Man, 65 years ago.
ion B. P&rker. democratic nomt
v for the presidency in 1904, born
rtland, N. Y., 66 years ago.
Jhoo Theodore 8. Henderson.
1 of the national war council of
r Methodist church, born at "Mtl
V N. jr., 50 years ago.
. .;ilam Hale Thompson, present
r of Chicago and nrosnective
'date for the United States sen-
, torn in Boston, 49 years ago.
i Day to History.
.S Treaties signed at Velasco by
Y Mexico acknowledged the inde
nce of Texas.
. 1 Gears H. Vff ln n
ed a major general In the United
army. . . ' ,
lIrish archblshopa and blsh-
idressed Queen Victoria at
-r on behalf of Irish church
J ust 30 Years Ago Today
Reagan at Fox commenced with the
laying of cypress blocks on Park ave
nue. J ,
Mrs. Nellie Patterson of Lincoln is
in the city engaged in collecting sub-
." ' ' ' rt
scriptiona and hunting destitute chil
dren in the interest of the Educational
Industrial Orphan's home at Lincoln.
M. A. Metzges and wife of Beatrice
are in the city visiting Mrs. Ira HIgby.
Some of the Irishmen of this city
have resolved to start a class of Irish
in this town. The Rev. Dr. MacDon
ald of St Patrick's church will in
struct the class in St Patrick's school
Governor Thayer and staff in full
uniform will take part, in the exer
cises of Memorial day in this city, to
gether with General J. R. Brooke and
staff, General Wheaton with command
and band of musicians, Judges Mope
well and Doane, board of fire and po
lice commissioners, members of the
city council and the board of county
Nebraska s Coin for War
Valentine Democrat: Nebraska is
some state when it comes to buying
war stamps and Liberty bonds. The
easterners who talked a little while
ago about the west needing "waking
up," are strangely silent
Fremont Tribune: Nebraska, now
at the head of the states in most war
activities, is certain to maintain its
lead in the coming drive for the Red
Cross by going away "over the top"
on the first spurt in the second Red
Norfolk News: It was a Chlcagoan
who issued a statement saying that
farmers were loan slackers, Chicago
has Just managed to pass its quota
while practically every farming com
munity in the west has long ago gone
over the top.
Kearney Hub: It Is very compli
mentary to this state that the Ne
braska plan for pushing the sale of
Thrift certificates and stamps should
be adopted by the whole country and
that the director of the work In Ne
braska should be drafted for the
York News-Times: The east Is
finally awakening to the fact that the
west is awake, to the war situation,
and Nebraska lias helped in the
change of sentiment. Not only does
the state lead in per capita War Sav
ings stamps sales and Red Cross
memberships, but it stands high in the
third Liberty loan campaign. Every
county in Nebraska has oversub
scribed Its, quota, although in the
previous campaign only SO per cent
of the counties did so. I
Minneapolis Journal: Hindenburg
started going somewhere, but the
roads are getting worse.
Minneapolis Journal: If May takes
'em off and puts 'em on as frequently
as April did, some of us will begin to
root for the tropics.
New Tork World: What has become
of the old fashioned demagogue who
used to go about harping on the in
equities of the "bloated bondholder?"
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Giving
to the Red Cross is real giving. 'Sou
draw no Interest there. Tour interest
is from the heart out Lay aside the
dollars for the next call.
Louisville Courier-Journal: In
Finland the white guards are killing
the red guards, and the Germans are
standing by ready to plow the van
quished under aa fertilizer and use
the victors for raisin products for
the German army. Such is peaoe in
New York World: The food admin
istration wants Americans to refrain
from eating wheat until the new crop
is in. And why not? Corn and po
tatoes are good substitutes and good
food. We must send abroad the
more concentrated foods to save tonnage.
New York Herald: From the com
plaints of pessimists about delay in
war preparations it is refreshing to
turn to the words of Andre Tardieu.
high commissioner of France in the
United States, wherein he describes
"complete, thorough and decisive
American help" in every field of the
Twice Told Tales
The Indian of It.
John H. Mosier, attorney and oil
man of Muskogee, Okla., was in Kan
sas City recently with a new Indian
story. An Indian soldier, home on a
furlough, was walking down the main
street at Muskogee when' a white man
who knew him stopped him and said:
"Well, John.. I see you have be
come a soldier."
"Yes, me soldier," replied the In
dian. "How do you like being a soldier,
"What's the matter?"
Too much salute not enough
"Of course you know what you are
fighting for, John?"
"Yes, me know," answered the In
dian. "Well, what are you fighting for,
"Make whole dam world demo
cratic party," answered the Indian.
Kansas City Journal. ' - .
Consolation For Grandpa.
Bobby Grandpa, why do you look
so sad? ,
Grandpa Ah. my lad, I was Just
'Hl5, IICIC X Kill IU J TTtll a w r
jand I have done nothing that is likely
BobbyOh. well, ' don't worry,
grandpa. Maybe you'll still Tiave a
chance to live in history as some
body's grandfather. Boston Tran-
Fair girl your name suggesting gentle
And you so young and rosy-lipped, '
I took you for the guileless little thing
You looked, and then rushed In and
You led me on; I had my own sweet way
I neve heard you once protest.
By either word or look or gesture--nay,
You always said that I knew best.
And when Td parted with my ions, last red,
Yqu gently broke the witching spell--
I do not now recall just what you said;
I only know I felt like well,
It matters not. 1 looked for trouble, and
- I'm not the first fond, foolish ass
That has been neatly and completely canned,
And so we'll simply let It pass.
But, say, think not that I'm a madman
Whose heart with bitterness Is wrung
To shamelessly admit in black and whit
The prideless fact that I've been stung.
"Lay not that flattering unction to your
The plbin, unvarnished truth is this:
My aching void some coffee and a roll
Would fill much better than your kiss I
Ah, no! I mean to sell this story of my
For ten, a five-spot or a two.
And so get back a portion of the dough
I foolishly blew In on you.
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