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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAP
The Marne seems to be the kaiser's Rubicon,
ind he has much difficulty in crossing it
"T. R." may rest in Omaha, but it will not be
Quietly. Our streets are too busy to permit that
Our navy will now get a little action in the
home waters. This ought to stimulate interest
In the patrol- service. ' '
With petition signatures so easy to get, that
referendum on city ordinances is a two-edged
sword that cuts both ways, t
Turning the- police force inside out will very
likely encourage industry on part of those who
want to remain in the service. ' ',
The Forty-first is all ready to go to Funston,
but officers and men alike would much prefer, to
be started in the other direction. I
As a soldier, General Wood obeys orders with
out questioning why. The great American public,
however, that wants the winning of the war
pushed to speediest conclusion, is still inquisitive.
- : "
Yet another hospital has been added to the
record of f rightfulness. Red Crqsi nurses and
doctors and wounded men are quite as fair game
for the Hun as women" and children, and it count
just, as much in the game to hit a hospital as it
does to blow up a school house.
- The tremendous influence of our Omaha seria
tor and congressman at Washington does not
t.tm to carry much weight in securing for us due
consideration of our city's advantages for army
activities even , when supplemented by a paid
agent of the Chamber of Commerce kept on the
spot What's the matter?
Suppose American Red Cross money raised to
relieve the suffering and distress of war victims
were secretly used for hiring spies and assassins,
fomenting strikes and munition factory explo
lions something inconceivable what would the
contributors think about it? ' That's what the
German government did with money raised in
Nebraska for the German Red Cross.
Wage Disputes and the War.
Two items of current news must arrest atten
tion. One refers to the refusal of the Western
Union Telegraph company to accept 'an award
by the national labor board; the other to the
ttrike of employes in textile mills in Massachu
setts. Consideration will not be given now to
the 'merits of either case, because of the greater
bet that the interests of the American govern
ment, paramount at this time and entitled to have
precedence over all private concerns, are jeopar
dized by the resisting parties. The public is in no
mood to be patient when employers and employes
adjourn their contributions to winning the war,
in order that they may bicker over questions of
open or closed shop. Nothing that can be said
on either side is sufficiently weighty to overbal
ance the larger question of national defense. No
vital interest of the . telegraph 'company is en
dangered by the award of the mediators,, nor
would the textile workers suffer materially if
they continued production while the wage rate
was being adjusted, w Stubborn insistence on im
mediate settlement of any question of employ-
rent that if i susceptible of accommodation
through mediation or by arbitration is a poor way
A3 serve the country just now. , ..' .'
STRANGE RESULT OF WAR..
This great world war is' producing many
strange results, and not all of them are occurring
"over there." Some of the strangest of these
results are happening "over here" under our very
eyes. For a striking example, look at our amia
ble hyphenated contemporary, the World-Herald,
which has just come out fiat-footed against the
metric system of weights and measures, sagely
declaring: . .
"A great many things are going to follow
after the war. We don't know how many,
but we hope very many, because they are to
be, as we trust, good things. It seems to be
pretty well settled that the metric system of .
weights and measures and capacities will not
be one of them; that is1, the extension of the
use of this system, at least to England and the
United States. There is no agreement that
,the metric system is a good thing."
Now isn't it too strange for anything that this
same hyphenated sheet, not so many months ago,
should have editorialized on this same subject,
only in a directly opposite vein as against what it
says now. This is what the Hyphenated World
Herald said then:
"There have been many unlooke6r-for re
sults of the war, and one of the strangest is
that it will probably overthrow the idiotic sys
tem of English weights and measures, than
which nothing more bothersome and ineffi- -cient
was ever invented. The American com-'
mercial attache at Paris reports that the Ship
ping World in a recent issue advocated serious
consideration of the adoption of the metric
system in England. The paper says that the
acceptance of the metric system would sacri
fice nothing except a complicated system of
mights and measures.
"There is another thing that should be done
in providing for the future peace and pros-
penty of the world, and that is the establish
ment of a decimal system and a ' universal
money unit Some of these money (present)
units are equivalent to about $5, like the
English pound, and some of them, like Chinese
Cash, so small that there is no American coin
of which they are the equivalent A univer
sal money unit will be a great impetus to for
eign trade of all countries."
Of course, this last quoted eulogy of the
metric system as against "the' idiotic system of
English weights and measures" (used also in the
United States) w written before we got into
this war, and while the World-Herald was still
engaged in its self-imposed task of "tickling the
Germans" by exciting hate against England and
before it started its present Herculean task of
hiding its pro-kaiser proclivities.
There have been many unlooked-for results
of the war, and not the strangest is this funny
right-about-face down the street
Bringing Terror" to America.
The kaiser is bringing "terror" to America.
No surprise should be manifest at the presence
of one or more U-boats in ur eastern coast
waters. We were taught two years ago how
easy the Deutschland could cross the sea, while
U-53 actually sunk British merchantmen off Nan
tucket Light in presence of American warships.
We have known these facts all the time, and have
not closed our eyes to the possibilities they sug
gest. Watch has been kept constantly for the
terrors of the ocean; that none has struck before
may be due to the vigilance of that watch; that
the reported raid was so successful is not to be
ascribed to any relaxation on part of the navy in
Plainly the plan is to terrify Americans, if pos
sible, magnifying the likelihood of an army trans
port being supk shortly after leaving the port of
embarkation. The answer to this must be that
the authorities have jnot at any time been un
mindful of the danger that attends the dispatch
of large bodies of then for overseas service. Ex
tension of the war zone to include the western
Atlantic merely requires the employment of ad
ditional guardships to convoy the transports. War
vessels available are amply sufficient for the serv
ice, according to the Navy department heads.
More interesting than any other aspect of the
situation is the question as to whether Germany
has succeeded in establishing a U-boat base on
this side of the ocean. Unless such is the case,
the operations of the submarines will be consid
erably hampered by reason of their long distance
from home. The chief effect of the episode
should be to apprise us further of the fact that we
are engaged in war with a bold, resourceful, ag
gressive and relentless enemy, and must not re
lax our efforts for an instant until we have con
quered him. '
Proper Spirit for War Time.
Citizens of a Nebraska town have agreed to
close their doors for a day that they may assist
neighboring farmers in repairing damage done
by a severe storm. The spirit of helpfulness here
shown is commendable at any time, but is par
ticularly noteworthynow, when so much depends
on the success of the country's crops. It has
been suggested that the adoption' of such a 'plan,
or some workable modification of it, will do much
to aid the farm labor situation. The idea is to
have the ablebodied men of the rural communi
ties give up' theia-ordinary vocations for one or
two days in each weekend spend that time in the
fields. These men are usually familiar with the
details of farm work, and their assistance mighi
be the means of greater production on the farms.
How far it will be practiced can only be surmised,
but whatever is done in this spirit will be of ma
terial value as a contribution to victory. N
WomeH In thetSomm$ Retreat.
Experiences of Smith bpllege Unit On Fighting 1?ront
Letter in London Times.
The women students of Smftlj college,
Northampton, Mass., driven from their rec
lamation work in the neighborhood 6f Ham,
are now feeding wounded soldiers of the
allied armies. Dressed in plain, dark gray
skirts and blouses and wearing tam o'shanter
hats their trim figures are now a familiar
sight in the area of their new activity. Hav
ing come out of the evacuated zone just
ahead of the German army, the following inti
mate account of the students' experiences by
one of their number is of special interest.
Our first intimation of the impending Ger
man offensive reached us on March 20, at
Grecourt, where we had established our head
quarters. We had been busy rehabilitating
the homes of the people, distributing vege
table seeds, tilling the small gardens in our
villages 'with the aid of men lent by a Brit
ish labor comoanv. Alice. Lucy. Catherine,
Frances and Marion had just completed fix
ing up our little home, working night and dav.
Some firing was heard in the evening If
March 20, but we were awakened the follow
ing morning about 4 o'clock by a terrific
cannonading. We continued our work of dis
tributing seeds that day in spite of guns which
seemed to be firing in our own park, and the
frequent views of air battles between German
and French planes. We were told that night
that the civil population was leaving Ham on
account of the bombardment by 12-inch Ger-
man sneus. rnaay morning was quiet ana
we hoped that the offensive had been halted,
but at noon we had news that the villages
near Ham were being evacuated, so decided
to take out our motor cars and help the i efu
gees. Elizabeth went to Verlaines and re
mained there all day in charge of the evacua
tion. We sent one car to Esmery Hallon
with our entire supply of milk and bread and
chocolate. Streams of refugees were pouring
westward and southward over roads already
congested with troops, guns and military sup
plies, the peasants with bundles and carts,
driving their cattle before them. We could
carry only the aged, the sick and children.
The others walked, insisting on carrying their
mattresses and clothing, most of which they
had collected with our help since last Sep
In the afternoon of Friday British officers
rode into Grecourt, asking how many men
could be billeted in our chateau. They said
they had eaten nothing for two days. We
used up all our remaining supplies in lunches
for tired "Tommies," who soon began to
tramp in. Large guns were planted in the
foad outside our gates. We cooked and
served food until midnight, when the last
"Tommies" arrived, too fatigued to sit up,
and they fell full length on the stone floor
of the outer court. We carried them inside
and revived them. Then we collected our
bags and belongings and prepared the' cars
to start at a moment's notice. We lay down
with our clothes on, but the guns were so
noisy, and the excitement so great, that we
were unable to sleep. At 4 o'clock on Sat
urday morning a machine gun position was
taken up a few yards from our buildings, and
the commanding officer told us that we must
start within an hour. -The soldiers helped
us to load the cars, and as we left we turned
the keys over to a British major, with in
structions that if they had to leave Grecourt
they were to burn all our remaining belong
ings, so that nothing should fall into the
hands of the Germans. We learned two days
later that they had carried out our wishes, but
had 'used for themselves our blankets and
medical supplies, as we had desired them
to do. . t
Set out in the cold, heavy mist of early
dawn, and rode to Ercheu in four cars, with
gas masks at the alert, ready for immediate
use, and with our prize hens. Passed through
Ercheu at daylight, and continued to Roye,
where we found that orders to evacuate the
town had already been received. At Roye
we unloaded one : truck and took in nurses
and siclc children. Finding that Montdidier
was to be. the refugee center, we unloaded
two more trucks and proceeded there, pick
ing up refugees who were unable to walk.
We had to leave the chickens at the British
hospital in Roye,. where they were made into
broth for wounded soldiers. Our headquar
ters were established in an hotel near the
mair square of Montdidier, turning one
room into a temporary hospital for sick chil
dren. We got some condensed milk, which
we diluted and heated for the babies.
During the day several of our girls, in
three cars, made trips back to the villages
near Rpye, bringing refugees to Montdidier.
We begged the use ot the stove in the hotel
kitchen, and ied hundreds of refugees all
that night We commandeered a school
house, spread straw on the floors, and lodged
many refugees there. In our efforts to obtain
milk for sick children we were assisted by
some noble French peasants, who stopped to
milk the cows they were driving to safety.
Unaided, we took refugees from Margery
(Margny), a tiny village that had ben over
looked by the busy authorities, who gave us
the chance. Among them were an old lady
over 80, totally blind and unable to .walk,
with her daughter, granacniidren ana one
great grandchild; also a family of dwarfs
who had been living in a caravan. At the
reaueSt of a French officer, we took out a
family of suspected spies in spite of their
The order to evacuate Montdidier was is
sued on, Sunday. TI.e work, of taking care
of the people in that placj, feeding them and
starting them again on their way this time
by train was left entirely to us. We estab
lished an information bureau in the public
square, from which I lirected the cars carry
ing people unable to walk to the station. Alice
and Margaret kept up the canteen at the
school house, Ruth an I Catherine started an
other at the station, Elizabeth and Lucy
helped the people into the trains, hunted up
lost children and baggaj;, and tried to make
order among the frightened children; our
other girls were driving trucks. Thanks to
the excellent train service, we had practically
evacuated Montdidier by Tuesday night. Five
of our girls remained there with orders to re
port when their work was finished.
Lusy, Daisy, Alice!, Frances and I went to
Amiens with two cars and spent the night
in that city under fire. Next morning, owing
to the bombardmentwe were ordered from
Amiens to Poix, which was thronged with
helpless, hungry refugees, and there we found
two Red Cross men who had set up stoves
with fires burning, but had no food. Marion,
Daisy, and I went out with a truck? filled it
with supplies, andreturned to Poix, where
we remained two more days. Our supplies
were soon exhausted. We bought 'all the
chickens and rabbits that the refugees would
part with, and Poix public square was full of
chicken feathers and rabbit remnants me
mentoes of the marry kettles of stew we had
served to the hungry people from far north
The French Red Cross took up our work
at Poix, and we came on to our present quar
ters, where we have been actively engaged
ever since in work outlined for us by the
French authorities. .
The Real German Drive
Pressure On the West Front Due to Destitution at Home
New York World.
The real German drive is back of the lines
the ever-increasing pressure of the popula
tion for relief from the almost unbearable
burdens imposed by the war. , .
The Rheinisch-Westfalische Zeitung, which
is the organ of the Krupp interests, is ap
pealing to the German people to "go barefoot
this summer and help the fatherland." "In
view of the alarming scarcity of leather," it
continues, "rich and poor alike should dis
pense with boots, and shoes."
German newspapers jusj received in New
York contain the advertisement of the new
drug produced by Dr. Ehrlich and Dr. Lener
to subdue the pangs of hunger. It is offered
to the German people as "an excellent prepa
ration to still the premature feeling of hunger
and thirst, or when food is, not forthcoming
at the proper time." The public is warned
that it is "not a substitute for the daily
minimum of nutrition, but is used with the
greatest success by-persons who arjp made ill
by hunger between meals."
. In Simplicissimus there is printed a long
list of the pharmacies in which these tablets
can be bought, including 19 places in Berlin
When the population of a great empire
reaches a stage in war in which it is urged to
go barefooted in order to save leather and
its scientists begin to produce patent nos
trums to overcome the feeling of hunger, its
military autocracy is bound to fight with
greater and greater desperation in the effort
to obtain some sort of decision that will
satisfy the people. y
That is the obvious meaning of the new
offensive. The first failed to achieve any of
, its objects. The general staff was unable
to drive a wedge between the French and
British armies or to roll the British back to
the .channel. After four weeks of rest and
preparation the drive is resumed in the hope
of beating the British and the French to their
knees before the fast accumulating American
forces become 'overwhelming. ; "
The German general staff has expressed
its own judgment as to the seriousness of the
situation by the efforts that it is making to
break the allied lines regardless of cost.
Hunger and destitution at home are enemies
no less formidable than the French, British,
Italian and American troops that hold the
Political Peace at Home
Will H. Hays, chairman of the republican
national committee, talks like fa man of
sense, a sound patriot and American. "All
political issues," he says, "must be subordi
nated to that one uppermost cause, that of
winning the war. To win the war we must
have absolute political peace at home, in
dustrial peace as well; the world must
know that we are united in our purpose of
winning the war."
Political peace means, or should mean,
that, while the republicans will vote for re
publicans that support the war heartily and
derifocrats for democrats that support the
war heartily, every candidate whose loyalty
is doubtful or lukewarm will be rejected by
his party at the polls; that, as against such a
candidate, republicans will vote for a war
democrat, democrats for a war republican;
that, . wherever the socialists are str6ng,
democrats and republicans will unite on the
war candidate, democrat or republican, who
is the" strongest.
That is what we conceived to be Mr. Hays'
idea. In any case, that is the duty of both
parties. - Democrats and republicans stand by
Mr. Wilson for peace with victory.1 Old
fashioned, "red-hot," "straight democratic"
talk such as Champ Clark, for xample,
sometimes permits himself to indulge in,
falls on deaf ears. Differ as they may on un
essentials. the two parties are one. thev form
a union patty on the sole" essential, duty of
beating Germany. By such a union on sub
stantial, by a peace or truce of the old
trivial political warfare, the American part
in bringing about victorious peace will best
be furthered. There should be no whack
ing of party tom-tonts. The one party now
.is the United Mates. New York Times.
I l ODAVI
One Year Ago Today in the War.
General Bruailoft succeeded Cen
tral Alexioff u commander-in-chief
ot the Russian armies.
Final instructions Issued to local
board for registration of men of mil
itary age under the selective draft
act v-.V.---' t
The Day We Celebrate. S
Fred W. Rothery, office manager
f r the Miller Hotel company, born
David M. Fitch, attorney-at-law,
1S82. . " ! .
. David Cole, president King Cole
t : pany, born 1857. ,
Lev. Charles Stelzle, director of the
' -.palgn ot the Federal Council of
urchea against the liquor traffic,
i m in New York City 49 years ago.
Cathetine Waugh McCulIoch of 11
' ols, the first woman to be chosen
i i a presidential elector, born at Ran-
.villa, N. T 6 years ago.
: i Day in History. :
It S3 Field Marshal Viscount
' . tUeley, who rose from ensign to
t . manaer-in-!bier of the British
' 7, bora in Ireland. Died at Men
, France, March 25. 1919.
1 . J 1 Souther, newspaper editors
a to suppress the news of move
'a of confederate troops.
1 . ! 8 -July disagreed on the fourth
t of Ca.lb Powers for the allered
ir of Coventor Goebel of Ken-
Just 30 Years Ago Today
Dr. J. T. Van Ness of Council Bluffs
has opened an office in South Omaha
on N street v
A. V. Miller has won the champion-
hip medal of the South Omaha Gun
club with a score of 11 out of 10.
.The new variety-theater of South
Omaha la now being erected on
Twenty-eighth street, opposite the ball
Armour & Cudahy awarded the
contract or the erection ot a number
or buildings in addition to their pres
ent house at South Omaha, which will
require the laying ot 1,000.000 , bricks.
F. B. Johnson, A. B. Hunt, S. I
Wiley and J. H. Dumont filed arti
cle! of incorporation of the Interstate
Fire Alarm company, with a capital
oi iau,vuv. ,.,,;.
James D. Pitcher, John P. 'Davis
and C. C. McOuiaan wera recommend.
ed for admission to the Douglas
couour oar. , ,,
State Press Comment
Fremont Tribune: The advocates of
German language newspapers in
America would be aadder as ,well as
wiser men if they could test their
views through an experiment in Eng
lish language newspapers in Germany.
Lyons Mirror-Sun: Hurrah for
Governor Harding of Iowa! He Issued
an order prohibiting foreign language
from being used in schools, churches.
on trains, in public places and over the
teiepnone. now let Governor Neville
follow suit for Nebraska. ,
David City People's Banner: No
matter what a girl's accomplishments
may be, her education is not complete
if she has not some knowledge of
bake-ology, boii-ology, roast-ology,
stitch-ology and mend-ology. Even
if ahe should never be required to do
the work hercelf, she ought to know
Beatrice Express: German female
alien enemies who are called upon to
register under a proclamation issued
by the president of the United States
will appreciate the fact that the regis
tration will furnisU them with another
opportunity to .have -their pictures
taken. "Look pleasant, ladles!"
Polk Progress: Those fellows who
are convicted and sentenced to federal
prisons for seditious utterances can
sympathise with th parrot that had
learned to aay "siecem" and tried it
out on the house doc. Emeralng from
the muss and taking a alant at its
oaaty torn coat. of. feathers, the bird
observed that It had "talked too
oarnea much." ..
- Washington Post:" Any one dissat
isfied with the way this country Is
running the war has a fine line on
how the kaiser feels.
Louisville Courier-Journal: "We
want nothing," says the German chan
cellor, "but our place In the sun."
And the place you are going to get
is something a sight hotter than the
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: 'When
Charles E. Hughes gets through in
vestigating everybody will Know ex
actly what happened in the airplane
affair, and there is glory in Inspiring
such confidence. '
Baltimore American: The kaiser
has again gone to the western front
to take charge of the new drive.
Profiting from experience, however,
he has not yet set a date for his oft
postponed triumphal entry into Paris.
New Tork World; Von Hertling's
confidence that there is to be peace
this year may be said to exhibit al
most uncanny knowledge of the time
when von Hindenburg and Ludendorff
are going to be licked. ,
Minneapolis Journal: The. demand
in Europe and the orient for silver
has made the silver dollar rare in the
poclfetbook. It will be some time be
fore we again experience the agree
able sag caused by five silver dollars
In the pants pocket
Brooklyn Eagle: -.With $18,000,
000.000 government insurance on the
lives of our fighters, America makes
one more world recordv In a money
way we are fair and liberal to the
army and navy, aa no government has
ever been before, -j J
A colored drill sergeant is reported
as saying to his squad: 4"Now when
I gives de word of common', Eyes
right!' I wants to heah every nlggah'a
Apropos, the story Is told of , Grant
being offered a battalion of back
woodsmen. He admired the fine
physique of the men, but had his
doubts about their training.
"Colonel." said Girant, "I'd like to
see your men at work. -Call them to
attention and order them 'to march
with shouldered arms in close column
to the left flank."
Instantly the colonel shouted, to his
troops: "Boys, look wild, thar! Make
ready to thicken and go left endwaya
Tote your guns. Git!" Boston Tran
script ' .
Dodging the Scales, i
Two brothers once ran a store In a
small western town, where they had
quite a large trade in wool on barter.
Evidently one., of the brothers be
came converted at a revival and It
was not long before he was urging
the other to follow in his footsteps.
"You ought to Join, Jake," said the
converted one. "You don't know how
helpful and comforting it is to be a
member of the church."
"I know, Bill." admitted . Jake
thoughtfully, "an' I would like to Join,
but I don't eee how I an."'
"Why notT" persisted the first.
"What is to prevent "you T"
"Well. It's Jes this way. Bill." de
clared Jake. "There has got to ba
somebody in the firm to weigh this
here j wooL" Philadelphia Telegraph.
Germany and Bohemia.
Omaha, June 3. To the Editor of
The Bee: The crown lands of Bo
hemia, including Bohemia, Moravia
and Silesia, are indisputably the rich
est provinces of the whole of Europe,
There la none whose soil Is more fer
tile,, whose mines contain richer de
posits of the most vital -minerals and
whose industrial output is proportion
ately greater. These facts are well
known to the domineering Germans
and it was Bismarck who said that
"the master of Bohemia is master of
Europe," meaning "master of Bo
hemia that will know "how to utilise
its wealth -and strength may easily
become master of the whole of Eu
rope." So the (Teutons well know the im
portance of Bohenla in the frame of
European countries and for years and
years they have endeavored to ob
tain possession of it, but all in vain.
We, having had a touch of German
spy work and liold attempts at bribery
in this country can now better com
prehend the similar work of the Huns
in order to inveigle Bohemia into their
nets. In the time of peace they were
unable to do so. Now. in time of war,
they have done so -with consent and
acquiescence of Vienna. Compact has
been signed between Kaiser Vflhelm
of Berlin and Emperor Karl of Vienna
whereby Germany is to have all the
sayso about military matters in Bo
hemia for a period of 25 years. '
What does that mean? It means, in
the first place, that the German mili
tarism in Bohemia will reign su
preme; that Bohemian regiments will
be commanded by German officers,
and that, perhaps, forceful denation
alization of Bohemians will be at
tempted. Those are the inevitable
consequences of the unholy pact be
tween the two governments regarding
the downtrodden little nation.
Will the allies stand for it? What
will the Bohemians say to it? The
modern Huns are selling the pelt be
fore they have caught tho bear and
when they go after the bear they will
be taught a lesson or two. To enforce
this pact the Huns must fifst win the
war, and even if they could win it
they will have the plucky little nation
to combat and that plucky little na
tion will cut its nails so deep into the
hide of tKe Cursed Hun that it is prob
able that the Hun wil drop, it as fast
as he picked it up.
As matters stand, should the Hun
win, It would practically mean ex
termination of Bohemia as a nation,
and as we know Bohemia she will
stand upon the side of the allies to
the last man and with all her power
and resources of blood and wealth
fight the military plague of Europe
to the bitter end to help win the war
for freedom and world democracy.
Keep your eyes on Bohemia. With
their internal uprising they are be
coming a big factor in forcing satis
factory winning of the war. It costs
them dearly, but they are doing it
with a whoop and a yell and are
making the kaiser to sit up and take
Odd Bits oj 'Life r
Several hounes in a Spanish town
are built of meerschaum, a coarse
variety of which is mined in the neigh
borhood. , x
Vhn a barrel of molasses burst on
a Kreeland (Pa.) street, firemen were
called out to flush the bricks so traffic
A plant haa been discovered in Cuba
that, r-wirs fruit resembline figs, in
which fUtv lay their eggs to be hatched
by the sun.
By systematic reforestation Java ii
conotantly increasing its teak forests, ,
which now cover more than 1,480,000
acres, despite the arreat amount of tim
ber cut every year.
The natives of New Guinea are the
shortest lived people in the world,
which la attributed to their diet ol
the larvae of certain beetles and their "
practice of drinking sea water.
Abyssinia is the original home ot
the coffee tree, and in the southern
and western highlands of that country
there are still immense forests of it,
that have never been touched.
Pharmacy has been added to the
list of occupations for women which
will be considered by Unl rslty ol
Wisconsin women students at theh
anual vocational conference thii
The Chinese have observed their an- ,
nual dragon boat festival since 450
B. C. wherever streams in China will
permit use of long dragon boat' pad
dles with which the boats are pro
pelled. - ,
It is now proposed to use a rub-
iber sponge molded to fit the lnsidi
oi ine casing, ana in mis manner pi u
duce a puncture-proof tire. The ca.
still rides on air, but this air is con
fined in Innumerable little sacks.'
The Manchurian barbers are likely
soon to blossom forth las full-fledged
"tonsorlal artists." Consular reports
say they are replacing their antiquated
and time-honored Chinese equipment
with modern American barber sup
"I told father I loved you mora than any
other girl I've ever met."
"And what did your father ay?"
"He said to try to meet some more girls."
"Does that man know anything about
the industrial conditions?"
"I should say he does. He knows ao
much ha. can make a 'living lecturing on
them Instead of doing any regular work
himself." Washington Star.
"Well, son," said the recruiting ser
geant, "are you willing to die for your
"Not much," he answered, with a smile,
"I'm going over there to make a few Huns
die for theirs." Puck.
"My ideal of a wife is one who can make
"My Ideal of a husband is one who can
raise the dough In the hour ot knead." Bal
KEEP THE COLORS FLYING.
Oh, keep the colors flying.
For the boys!
For the boys who bear the guns.
Beady for the sacrifice.
Be it life or limb or eyes!
For the boys who face the Huns!
Boys with high hearts and brave,
Giving self the world to save!
To the grand old march of Freedom,
With, its Melody sublime, ,
Which echoes from the home land,
All the time!
Oh, keep the colors flying.
Day by day!
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In the sun's bright ray,
That we may see before us,
The red lane that lies.
Between our boys, and devils.
With lust in their eyes!
Keep the colors flying,
In yoiir heart 1
Sparks in ashea lying,
Will kindle such a blaze,
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With love's bright rays!
Oh, keep the colors flying,
O'er the seas!
Brave and ager faces,
Will glow with Inward fire!
The bqys who love Old Glory,
Will win their hearts desire)
The Service Flag will shine,
Wttjh golden light devlne
On many a laddie's breast.
The Service Cross will rest I
Oh, love that falters sot, live on.
Till tyranny's foul breath Is gone,
And Freedom's Flag has been unfurled.
Because of these.
Who gave their lives, ,
Beyond the seas.
To save the world!
t MRS. JOHN PALMER NYE.
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