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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG
Red Cross drivers will find a generous com
munity .waiting them. ' ,
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If the president turns a deaf ear to Prince
- Arthur's appeal the prospects of soldiers in
France getting to vote are slim indeed.
1 Twilight base ball ought to be popular in
Omaha. It will give a lot of folks a chance, who
'are now kept busy till the game is over.
' Von Hindenburg may not be dead, so far as
actual expiration is concerned, but with regard
I to the war he is as defunct as Noah's neighbors.
' Amateur strategists ought to realize that the
battle is over in Omaha and not waste time in
planning for things that already have happened.
, For the benefit of pne of our state contempo
raries, The Bee has some pleasure in announcing
that the city has two companies of home guards
instead of none.
Let our' new city commissioners remember
that it is easier to abolishor mejge needless jobs
at the outset than to pry a chair-warmer loose
from the job later.
Uncle Sara ought to establish a recruiting of
fice in the city hall as an outlet for the surplus
patriots so eager to serve the public who may fail
to connect with the municipal pay roll.
. Nebraska building and loan men in session at
Beatrice are telling one another how little war
has affected their prospects. If any one of our
home-nurtured institutions can afford to sit back
and look with complacency on the war, it is the
' building and loan associations,, whose' prosperity
! was founded solidly on conservative state laws
Mails by Air Line,
The postmaster general has commenced the de
livery of mails between Washington and New
York by airplane. Herein may be found occa
sion for contemplation, First impulse will be to
congratulate the country on having advanced to
the point suggested by the application of the fly
ing machine to practical uses of peace. This will
be tempered, however, by a consideration of its
possibilities. Just now the postal service of the
United States it feeling in all ways the effects of
a combination of war and Burleson. Schedules
have been disarranged, deliveries delayed and gen.
.erally the morale of the postal personnel has
been lowered by reason of policies adopted by the
postmaster general His notion of efficiency has
.taken (he turn of tloing away with pneumatic
'tubes in the larger cities, after their usefulness
.has been thoroughly ' established, to return to
transfer by trucks. Against this he will put the
spectacular performance of transporting letter
mail in limited quantities between the capital and
the metropolis. From point to point some sav
ing in time will be noted, but in New York the
(landing place for the airplanes is 10 miles from
'the postoffice, and from here the transfer must
be made by truck. It is plain not a great deal of
.time will be gained by the transaction. While
the airplane mail service may afford splendid ma
terial for Publicity Agent Creel,' its value to the
public at large is not yet clear.
"SOLELY BY REASON OF SENIORITY
Apropos of the assertion by the senator's per
sonally owned and proxy conducted hyphen
ated organ that there is "something more than
seniority" to account for Senator Hitchcock's
promotion to the chairmanship of the;foreign
relations committee and its charge that every
skeptic as to this is to be classed as a personal
or political enemy, the diagnosis made by the
New York World, concededly the most influen
tial democratic newspaper in the country, may
have some bearing. The World bluntly says:
"The fact is. of course, that Mr. Hitchcock
gains this position solely by reason of senior
ity. He has been a member of that commit
tee longer than any other democrat now living;
he has survived physically and politically,
and, the senate being democratic, he acquires
the position by the same rule as that in Eng
land which gives the elder son the family title
and estate or in royal circles gives the first
born of a sovereign, the succession to the
throne, without regard to merit.
"This is a shellback survival in the United
States for which no defense can be found in
democracy or good sense, but so far as party
is concerned, it is probable that, if the issue
could be sharply raised, not one republican or
democrat in 10 in either house would vote to
do away with it."
There you have it, in its most uncouth as
pect. This position, so important in our war and
peace diplomacy, goes "solely by reason of senior
ity" to the democrat who happens to have been
serving longest on the committee not to the sen
ator who has served longer than all others, but
to the democrat who has served longer than his
colleagues of the same political faith regardless
of ability, serviceability, Americanism or pro
Germanism, the nearest analogy, according to
the World, the succession of the heir .apparent
to the throne in an old world monarchy except
that the seniority over there dates from birth and
over here from the trade that landed him on the
committee. " i
I' For a Government Gun Factory,
Arrangements have been made whereby the
United States Steel corporation is to establish
and fully equip for the government a gun factory
that will equal if not surpass anything in the
world. At present our country must buy its war
weapons from private makers. Its armories at
Springfield and Rock Island produce a sufficient
quantity of rifles to meet all peace requirements,
while the factories at Washington and Watervliet
will fairly supply the naval forces with such guns
as are needed when not at war. We could not,
however, begin to equip our soldiers or fit our
warships With weapons supplied from govern
ment factories when we faced the emergency of
war. Plenty of arms are now being furnished
through the private shops, but he demand is for
a government plant, at which all the needed
guns of every size may be produced. This is now
to be set up at Pittsburgh, in the center of the
greatest steel producing region of the world,
thus meeting the requirement that it be placed
away from the seaboard, but falling somewhat
short of the implication that it was to be estab
lished in "the central west." . Pittsburgh may be
"west" in the Broadway definition of the term,
but it will be pretty hard to make Chicago
- Wilhelm and Karl Divide the World. ,
As Napoleon and Alexander met at Tilsit to
divide the world between them, fixing European
boundaries and the status of reigning monarchs,
' so the kaisers, Wilhelin and Karl, have just con
cluded .the work of settling the fate of nations
that have fallen under their control. Eight Ger
man kings have been set up to rule over sub
merged peoples who had been promised the right
of self-determination. Accompanying this favor
of "independence under German influence," which
certainly has an ominous sound, the Lithuanians
are adjured that it is their duty as well as privi
lege to come to the aid of Germany, and take up
part of the kaiser's war burden. Men and money,
food and raiment, are required,. and the Lithua
nians .will be looked to for some of these. No
doubt, Esthonia, Courland and other Russian
provinces will have similar opportunity.
While this is going on in the ravaged prov
inces of Russia, the power of the German is be
ing extended over Austria. In Bohemia Austrian
authority has been directly supplanted by Ger
man, in the matter of food control, at least, while
the Austrian army has practically been taken
over as a pledge that Karl will not again offend
Wilhelm by trying to negotiate separate peace.
In Hungary Premier Wekerle is threatening to
prorogue the Diet, as von Seydler did the Reichs
rat, that all popular clamor may be stilled nd
arbitrary rule restored. Andrassy, Karolyi, Tisza
and other Magyar leaders are in almost open re
volt against this subserviency to the German in
fluence at Vienna, and the Austrian empire is in
as much danger from Hungary as it is from Bo
Pangermanism has aroused a feeling among
the nations of central Europe that would have
been fatal to the kaiser's ambitions four years
ago, and may prove disastrous now. None who
has felt the oppression of the German yoke for
all these, hundred years or longer is eager now
to fight to continue its burdens. The treaty of
Tilsit brought an end to Napoleon, and the pres
ent instance looks like a preface to the final rec
ords of the two kaisers.
Kaiserism iri German Language Papers
Policy o) boosting the Fatherland and
Backbiting the United States
By Frederick Boyd Stevenson in Brooklyn Eagle.
What has the German kaiser done for
the German people of America?
He has done nothing for them. He has
done much against them.
If any class of people in the whole world
has reason for hating the German kaiser,
that cla"ss is the German people in the
United States., Up to August, 1914, the Ger
mans in America were respected, honored
and loved. They' were ranked among the
first citizens. Their loyalty was without
question. In 1861 they had proved their
loyalty" to the union. They had demon
strated that they stood for the principles on
which the republic was founded. They and
their fathers and their grandfathers, their
mothers and their grandmothers had come
from a Germany that was rotten with autoc
racy a Germany that even then was over
run with and predominated by the blood of
,the barbarian Alpine stocks, which were
supplanting and eliminating the Nordics and
the real Teutons. Failing in the German rev
olution of 1848 to overthrow this barbarian
element, many of the revolutionists came
to America. The Schurzes and the Sigels
came here. They were the German people
whom we learned to know and trust and love
and call "brothers."
Then an amazing thing happened.
The German kaiser picked a quarrel with
And let us not forget this main point: He
was the same German kaiser in 1914 that he
is in 1918, and was backed' by the same Ger
many in 1914 that s backing him in 1918.
The Carman people in America could not
otter the same excuse that has been ottered
for the German people in Germany; that
they were under compulsion, that they were
lied to by the Oerman kaiser and the Uer
man government, that they had no newspa
pers wherein they could read the truth. No;
these excuses could not be offered in this
country. All Germans in America had access
to the hngatsh language newspapers, the ma
jority of which told the truth, the majority
of which laid bare the crime of the German
kaiser and the German government. They
also had access to the German language
newspapers. The German 'language news
papers published in the United States should
also have told them the truth.
How many German language newspapers
published in the United States told the truth
about the criminal German kaiser and the
criminal German government and the cring
ing criminal German people in Germany?
Do you or anyone else know how many
of these German language newspapers
printed in this country denounced the crime
of Germany? Do any of you know how many
of these German language newspapers de
fended the sinking of the Lusitania? Do
any of you know how many of these German
language newspapers denounced Germany
and came out boldly and unequivocally for
the United States and insisted that Germany
should be beaten to a standstill after the
United States declared war against Ger
many? How many of them since April, 1917, have
come out with unquestioned loyalty in edi
torial and news columns throbbing in every
line with the red blood of manhood for the
country that gave to them their being and
made it possible for them to live?
How many of these German language
newspapers were there in America which
took that stand in 1917?
How many of them are there today?
Now, something else has happened.
It is not an amazing thing; it is a nat
ural thing. It is the logical sequence follow
ing as a natural result a certain line of ac
tion. It is based on that very powerful attri
bute of psychology which we o'fttimes un
(Urestimate known as human nature. It is
the inward and to a certain point invis
ible sign of a spiritual grace, that later on
becomes an outward and glaring potential
ity. It begins with the whispers of discon
tent of righteous force and justice. (
An illustration is the tea and the sea inci
dent in Boston Harbor.
It is strictly American.
The German mind cannot grasp it. .
Thus the German language press in Amer-
man laugh in their German-American sleeves
at the "foolish Yankees." ,
But there is another laugh coming.
It has begun with a snicker.
When it is full head on it will be the, last
and best laugh.
The American casualty lists are beginning
to come across. They are growing heavier
day by day. Every day more German spies
are being arrested. Every day there is com
inir home o us the terrible thought which
no German logic can assuage that the whole
civilized world is engaged in a death-to-death
struggle with an inhuman monster that must
be absolutely beaten to dust wiped from off
the face of the earth if the decent men and
the decent women on the earth hope to live
and have their treedom.
Day by day we realize all that, and yet
day by day we have flaunted in our faces
newspapers printed in that language which
is the spoken and the written medium of
thought of a people who have proved that
they are not fit to associate with the people
of the civilized nations.
Day by day this eyesore is thrust in our
There are loyal Germans who have be
come citizens in this country. There are
loyal Americans of German blood ivho were
born in this country. t
Is it not the duty of these loyal German-
Americans who long ago should have drop
ped the prefix "German," and the duty of
these American-born men and women with
German blood in their teins to demand, with
others who are demanding, that, the German
language feature of these newspapers in
America be abandoned.
This spirit of America is rising.
It is slow to arise. - It generally remains
seated for a long time. But when it does
get up when it stretches to its full length
and then gets into action, it is something
with -which no man need play "sixes and
From the Labor Viewpoint
F. A. Kennedy In Western Laborer.
"Nobody has to explain or apologize for
Nebraska," says the World-Herald. No, but
we have to do a h 1 of a lot of explaining
and apologizing for its United States sena
tors, all right, all right.
If the sacred precedent of the senate in
terferes wjth the winning of the war, cut
out the war is the decision of the cowardly
United States senate. Our beloved Vaterland
Hitchcock was confirmed as chairman of
the foreign relations committee this week.
How thankful we ought to be that La Fol
lette was not in line for the position, The
result would have been the same.
The World-Herald printed the
"Hun" in a heading again this week,
but they are getting reckless in the build
ng across the street.
Tom Reynolds made a beautiful race, top
ping the candidates among the losers and
beating a lot of veterans to a sizzle. He
received 10,960 votes. It is disappointing
to class him as a loser, but l am not apolo
gizing for his defeat. If the World-Her
aid had shown any gratitude to organized
labor for the support it had given Hitch
cock for 20 years, he might have been
elected. One bit of gloat to comfort the union
men is the fact that five of the new com
missioners are republicans and they will not
be interested in the re-election of Herr Von
Hitchcock to the senate along about the tail-
end of their administration. Tom Reynolds
accepts his defeat like a good sport and will
be on the job for labor and the government
in war activities just the same as he has been
since the government entered the war. Unlike
the ungrateful World-Herald and its owner.
he will be on the side of the government
all the time.
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Tells the Whole Story
Rev. Cyrus Townsend Brady presents in
succinct form the case against the Ger
ica' toyed too long with American patience, i n1an people and' that ' against . the use of
the German language in this country when
The Germans flared their offensive German
sheets in the face of Americans the day after
114 American men, wonfen and children had
gone down in a passenger ship, sunk by Ger
man murderers. They spread out their Ger
man sheets with insulting defiance before
Americans in the street cars after every fresh
outrage on Americans deliberately planned
and exultingly executed by the Germans in
Germany. These Germans in Amer
ica read in Germany they talked in Ger
man; they thought in German. Today
many are still reading. in German, talking
in German, thinking in German. Many of
them have made themselves obnoxious to
Americans in their public organizations and
in their private clubs. '
And who is responsible for this un-Amer-icanism?
The German language press of America,
. This press has fostered Germanism and
not Americanism. It has brazenly flaunted
its disloyal views before all .America. It hat
without shame or gratitude incited some
times openly, sometimes insidiously its
readers to treason. It has persisted in this
course on the assumption that the Americans
were easy-going, careless and possibly of
scant acumen. The German editors and the
German writers in general of these German
sheets know full well what would befall an
American or an Englishman who sat in a
Berlin street car reading an English lan
guage newspaper. They know full well what
would befall a Frenchman who sat in a Ber
lin street car and read a Frenchvlanguage
newspaper, or what would befall an Italian
who read an Italian language newspaper.
They know all that, but they laugh a Ger-
"We are at war with the whole German
people not merely with the Hohenzollerns
and the junker class, but with every Ger
man. They are all tarred with the same
stick. It is impossible to read the state
ments of returned or escaped prisoners, veri
fication for which is ample, without arriv
ing at the conclusion that the women and
children are as bad as the men. When
women of all classes make a practice of
spitting upon helpless wounded prisoners
and upon women and sick children who
happen to use an English word in their
hearing; when German Red Cross women
refuse food to starving prisoners, in some
cases pouring it upon the ground in their
presence to tantalize them when children
are taught to throw stones at stockade pris
oners and join in celebration of the sink
ing of the Lusitania, they show themselves
on a level in spirit with the rapists, ravagers
and persecutors in the German army. There
fore the only use we shall have for the .Ger
man language will be to enable carefully
selected persons to make the Germans un
derstand what they must do to be saved after
we have beaten them to the dust."
Dr. Brady holds that the German people
are not to be trusted whether they live here
or in Germany. That is true. It does not
hold, however, against Americans who hap
pen ;to have German blood jn their veins,
nor is it intended to. Americans are Ameri
cans; Germans are Germans. There can be
no divided allegiance, no "fifty-fifty" of loy
alty or of thought. There is no hyphen
now. All who are not for America are
against it. New York Herald.
J aji JWaTT" IV " J
One Tew Ago Today In the War.
.Professor Mllyukoflt resigned his
' position aa Russian foreign minister.
., House of representative passed the
elective conscription bill u altered
in conference committee.
the Day We Celebrate. V
, John R. Dumont of J. H. Du
inont A Co., real estate and Insurance,
Dr, Charles F. Crowley, professor
of chemistry in the Creighton Medical
college, born 189.
Charlea F. Waller, president of the
Kichardson Drug company, born 1844.
' Levi p. Morton, vice president of the
, United States, born at Shorehara. VL,
f years ago.
General Eli Torrance of Minnesota,
farmer commander-in-chief of the Q.
A. R, born at New Alexandria, Pa.,
J4 years ago. ?
' MedUl McCormick, Chicago news.
1 paper publisher and representative in
congress, born in Chicago, .41 years
m Day in History. ''.
, 1850 William Hendricks, governor
. rMndlana and its first representative
i I congress, died at Madison, Ind.
I irn in Pennsylvania in 178J.
1SIJ Conacription was put into ef
f ct in the confederate states.
. 186J -C. L. Vallandigham convicted
f disloyal utterances by court-mar.
i .1 at Cincinnati, and sentenced to
J ust 80 Years Ago Today
The Rock Island hauled 117 cars
of stock east, of which 78 cars were
from the stock yards.
Potatoes are unusually cheap Just
at present and are on the market in
very large quantities, a carload having
sold for 25 cents per bushel
John M. Burk, Frank Glass and D.
J. Evans have gone Into the saloon
. Third " ward residents want a side
walk along Twenty-eighth street to
tha ball grounds and petitioned the
council to that effect ,
Mr. James Davis, wife and little
daughter, have Just returned from an
extended trip to California.
Messrs. Pratt. Strong, Nelson, Rog
ers, Polcar, iiirschstein, Bernstein
and Montmorency, of the senior class
or tne nigh school, will debate the
Shakspeare-Bacon question in the au
ditorium of the high school May 18.
Gmaha's New Br pom
York News-Times: Omaha needn't
feel so big over "Mayor Smith." York
has bad a "Mayor Smith" for over a
year and he is all right, too. ,
' Scottsbluff Republican: With Oma
ha ' back into the republican ranks
there is little doubt as to what the
state will do this fall at the general
election. Goodby, Jim, and goodby,
democratic rule for Nebraska.
Fremont Tribune: The result of the
city election in Omaha is something
akin to the April election in Fremont,
when the ins were almost unanimous
ly ousted. Straws show the political
winds to be blowing republicanward
this year. .
Norfolk News: The elimination of
the saloon has undoubtedly contrib
uted to the result by removing one of
the most powerful influences for evil
In our municipal politics. Omaha has
shown signs during the last few years
of a rising standard of civic morality,
and the election is probably a reflec
tion of this new and higher view.
Lincoln Herald: Taking the Omaha
city election as a straw to show the
drift of the wind, some very decided
political changes are on the slate for
the coming election in Nebraska. The
persecution of the farmers' and work
ers' organization cut no little figure in
the Omaha landslide lastt Tuesday.
Real Americans are strong for the
square deal, free speech and free as
sembly at all times when Indulged in
by clean American citizens and in
timidation ancL persecution don't go.
The democrat nim'hines have evident-
dug their own grave
Washington Post: When it comes
to a question of the amount of in
demnities Germany has in mind, any
chump can point to one price-fixing
policy that is doomed to failure.
Minneapolis Journal: Notwithstand
ing 4he gain of ground in the west,
the German mark shows great weak
ness. The mark sees the waste of Ger.
man life and wealth and n adequate
Minneapolis Tribune: In upholding
the draft law the United States su
preme court simply declares that
when Uncle Sam is slapped in thte face
he has a right to the free use of his
arms to go after the slapper.
Louisville Courier-Journal: A thor
ough investigation of the Borglum
charges is Just as necessary . if the
charges are ill founded as it would
be if they. were well founded. The
truth must be known to refute a slan
der or convict traitors.
New York World: In the Spanish
war, William McKinley was president
William McKinley Hurley, one of the
first boys in New York state named
for him in 189S, wins the Croix de
Guerre in France. They grow up
quickly, the babies.
'Brooklyn Eagle: Our Treasury de
partment hurries things alone. A ship
is already on ror Calcutta with 4,ouo,
000 ounces of bar silver to help out
England and save the gold that might
have to be used to make good the
balance of trade against her and on
the side of India. Even Mr. Bryan
t - .-
Twice Told Tales
Cornelius Vanderbilt told a comou
flage story at Newport
"At the Grand Central station," he
said, "one young man was 'seeing an
other oft, when three very pretty girls
got in the Pullman.
"The departing - young man was
smitten by the three girls' charms
and so he muttered to his friend:
"'Look here, to oblige me, you
know, won't you put your head Jn at
the door just as the train pulls out,
and shout in a loud voice: "Then I'll
close the Fifth avenue house sir, and
store the silver on the yacht." '
"The other chap agreed to do this,
and the one smitten with the girls
sat and waited for the thing to come
to pass, his eyes fixed on their pretty
"Finally the whistle blew. The
obliging chap outside hopped up on
the back platform, stuck his head in
it the door and yelled:
" 'Hey, you; tell your boss if that
suit of minn ain't home Saturday
night I won't have it at all!' Provi
dence Journal. ,
A Juvenile JIunch.
"Bobby." said his mother, "you
haven't been begging cookies from
Mrs. Nexdore again? You know I
told you you mustn't do such a thing
when you went in there."
"No. mamma. I didn't," answered
Bobby. "I just said: This house smells
as if it was full of cookies, but what's
that to me?'" Boston Transcript
Better Inspection Needed.
Omaha. May 15. To the Editor of
The Bee:-- Your demand for the abol
ishment of the office of fire marshal
and the institution of a better system
of inspection of property in Omaha is
well made. Our AVe marshal has been
of little service, even as an ex post
facto luxury, the omce existing pri
cipally to keep a rslatlve of one of the
late commissioners on the pay roll
Inspection of property subject to fire
aaneer snouia db systematically car
ried on under direction or supervision
of the chief or the flre department
Each captain should be assignee", a dis
trict and be held responsible for the
conditions prevailing therein, r Each
should be made t devote at least two
days a week to the investigation of all
premises in his district so that the
latest possible knowledge of conditions
would be available at all times. To
accomplish this a little readjustment
may be required, but no hardship will
be put on any. xne surest way to se
cure a reduction in insurance rates
is to convince the companies that we
are really trying to prevent fires, and
not merely holding post mortems on
Doesn't Believe in Secession.
Beaver Crossing, Neb.. May 9. To
the Editor of The Bee: As a sub
scriber of your paper and an old
veteran soldier, who, with many
others fought to bring the southern
seceding states back within their
rights in the national union, I feel
that I cannot avoid making a brief
reply to t;i statements of E. M. Aikin,
in a communication to and published
m your paper yesterday mornlnir.
In the first place I will say that as
a patriotic citizen of this nation. Vice
resident Marshall, nor any other
man enjoyirg the greatest blessings af
forded them by the firm foundation
of national rights, maintained at the
cost of thousands of precious lives In
the so-called civil war. has a right
to state or even "imply" that those
lives were sacrificed and blood shed
ror an unlawful or unjust cause. Mr.
Aikin names several of our honored
statesmen who have passed to their
rest as men who held to the doctrine
of states rights. Every intelligent per
son holds to the same doctrine, and
an error of Mr. Aikin exists in the
fact that he did not mention Abra
ham Lincoln in his list of statea rights
Denevers. Ana Mr. Lincoln very wiselv
stated that the people of the south
ern states had a right to go out of the
union, Dut naa no rieht to take anv
of the United States territory with
tnem upon which to establish a sen
arate government States rights do not
exist in tne right to dissolve this nation.
He makes another ignorant state
ment when he says "Our schools do
not afford opportunity to study from
an impartial standpoint the so-called
civil war." There has been.o the
shame of this nation, more unreliable
histories used in our public schools,
written and, published by ignorant
and untruthful southern ex-rebels,
than there has been of reliable works
of union men. This fact has been,
and is yet a discouraging menace to
the patriotic purpose of the Grand
Army of the Republic, which has
made every effort possible to prevent
the establishing of each wrongful in
formation in the minds .f school pu
pils, and if there has been any im
partiality shown it has been upon the
side which Mr. Aikin chooses to
stand. J. H. WATERMAN.
"That was a paradoxical steeplejack who
fixed tha weather sign on the church
"Wasn't he successful In a vane at
tempt?" Baltimore American.
"Judge Flubdub doesn't aeem to know
half the time whether he is going or com
"That may be because he has been re
versed so much by the higher courta."
Kansas City Journal. , ,
"Why don't you mix In?"
"Those people," said the aloof one, "are
"Maybe so, but whan enough nobodies get
together they manage to have a pretty
good time." Louisville Courier-Journal.
"You men make a lot of work."
"What Is the matter, love?"
"You keep me busy sewing buttons on
"Well, dear, you feed me so well." was
tho diplomatic husband's response." Louis
found out where they came from and sentj.
a messenger boy to gM thesa cashed.'' 2
"I should like a porterhouse steak with
mushrooms," said the , stranger, "some
delicately browned toast with plenty ot but
ter" - '
"'Scuse me, suh," interrupted tha waiter.
"Is you trying to give an order or la you
Jea" remlnlscln' 'bout old times?" Washing- .
, "I have an idea that rooms reflect tha
personality of their occupants'
"Then tha lady who uses this room must
be of a very worrying disposition, to jadga
by the fret work In it" Baltimore American.
BRAVE TO THE END.
(Llnea on death of a member of tha United
States navy at San Diego, February, 1118.)
There are so many heroes 'raong those far
Who are In the great conflict on French
But tha one I'm to tell you of may interest ,
In the boys of our navy, who're wearing tha
They're a fins lot of lads, sir, brave, loyal
Tha one that I mention was young tor tha
I noted his eager aiyi delicate face;
Ha looked scarce sixteen, but was older,
Hla name, Edward Lee, but tha boys called
to him Ned;
To serve In the navy he'd urgently plead.
The toughest of work he'd unflinchingly do;
There wasn't a hardship he would not go
With a gay disregard of the effort it cost.
His heroic courage he never once lost,
Though often, at night, ha unceasingly
Through the long, lonely hours, sometimes
gasping for breath, -
And no one to know ha waa fighting with
For he outwardly gave not a sign of tha
Though he passed through tha torture again
He'd manage by daylight his poise to
His comrade, who slept by bis side, and who
That he wasn't quite fit, even noted ha
A bit thinner each day, aaid his whole and
sole thought '
Waa to make the Impression It counted for
And to keep the ship's surgeon from finding
The only time ever they saw him dis-
Waa once when the officer aald: "I'm
That you can't keep the pace, are you
up to weight, Lee?"
But it only could have this effect, don't
On a boy so determined to serve, sir.
To make him redouble his effort to be .,
Found wanting In nothing, I'm certain .
Often prayed for the chance that ba craved "
To meet death in conflict, while over him
Tha flag that he loved, not knowing be
A harder one, sir, all alone. At the last
The overworked heart, when it gave its last
Wrung out one cry of anguish, and then all
Awakened at last, wewprked with a will.
But the spirit had fled; in the morning sun
'Twas the faca of the dead that waa lifted
Tha old smile still lingered, as sign that
Who had volunteered Bervice the race was
And the captain up yonder had signaled,
Sidney, Ia. MRS. C. J. ESDEX.
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