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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG
Cheer up; we have yet a week of spring- to go.
Flag day every day while this war eontinuei,
and ever after.
Have a good time, school children! But put
itt part of your vacation doing something useful
American waters are now included In the
kilter's "war zone" but (hips still come and go
from our ports. V
Mr. Rockefeller might find some interest in
Checking up the "filling stations" that adorn
Omaha' streets. , '
Henry Ford must have had t vision of one of
his machines riding up the steps, of the senate
wing of the capital. '
The new railroad director!" will do well If
they begin now to assemble ears to haul Ne
braska wheat to market
Field Marshal Halg also likes the looks of
the American soldier. His views are generally
A shared by his countrymen.
No limit will be placed on debate In the scu
te, it least until a lot of issues that have noth-
to do with the war are disposed of. ,
"clncy of i
weather man insists we still have de-
moisture precipitation since March 1,
weather man's records may be relied on.
express offices are now to be merged for
PlVs of economy, and efficiency. Omaha
"'"wEetfleast expected, i -
That belated declaration by, Germany1 that
our eastern coast is a danger tone is wholly un-
necessary. We know it only Germany greatly
exaggerates the danger, i :
The Verity with which those referendum
petitions y ere prepared suggests great possibili
ties for that method of prolonging disputes in the
city council. He villi be t benefactor who de
vises an equally efficacious method o! ending
arguments between the commissioners. 1
AMERICANS WILLING TO SERVE.
English and French alike are thrilled by the
spirit shown by the American soldiers, not only
in the actual combat, but in their willingness to
make what is denominated "sacrifice jn connec
tion with the service. This so-called sacrifice has
taken the form of submitting to be brigaded with
French and British troops, to take orders from
generals of other (armies, and generally to help
out, wherever needed. While all Americans will
appreciate the kindly comment this conduct has
brought out, they wljl wonder somewhat that it
should be so.
Our British cousins, especially, .seem to mar
vel at the cheerful way in which the American
soldier sinks his national identity and becomes
just a part of the great war machine. ' In this
they utterly mistake the American mood. It is
not that we do not have a proper, and in some
ways perhaps an inordinate, national pride, and
that this extends to our army in all its branches
But we did not go into this war to bring new
glories to American arms; our national pride rests
chiefly on other basis than what we have done in
a martial way, although the record we have made
in war on land and sea is one to which we con
fidently refer any opponent as a proof of our sin'
cerity In that grim business.
What we went to France to do primarily is
to "lick the kaiser," to defeat Prussian militar
ism, and if we can help in this work by letting our
boys battle alongside the brave Frenchmen and
the valorous Britons, or in any other way, we are
content. If further sacrifice is necessary to wind
up the bloody but necessary undertaking, we will
make it Americans are bent on service, not on
establishing their prowess as fighting men, for
that is beyond dispute or denial.
; Destruction ol French Sugar Mills.'
Tbt thoroughgoing quality Of German fright
fulness has had its most impressive illustration
In the obliteration of French industrial .establish'
ments wherever the Hun has come. Organized
groups of expert workmen have been employed
in denuding mills and factories of their machin-
j try, and when everything moveable has been
carried off, engineers are called in, and soon in
puffs of high explosive and clouds of dust the
building disappears. Nowhere has this been
more effectively carried out than in the opera
tions against the sugar mills. In the occupied
portion of France the -Germans surrounded 203
out of a total of 213 French sugar mills, as well
as a very large proportion of the sugar beet
lands. These mills have been systematically and
completely destroyed.. Machinery of all kinds
was removed to Germany, and the buildings were
demolished. A result Is that the pre-war sugar
production for France of, 967,440 tons has been
cut to 204,405, Or less than one-fourth. While
the French people have restricted their use of
sugar to the lowest limit," they look to the world
outside for considerable supply to make up the
shortage. America must continue to share with
them for a long time to come available stocks of
ugnr. v,'; : V, ". '
Foundation for the New Tax Law.
Today's experience will give the Treasury de
partment basis for its final calculations as to
what form the new revenue law will take. When
the totals for income and excess profits taxes
are made up something definite will be had to
work from. At present the estimates of revenue
from this source are variously placed at from
two and one-half to three and one-half billion
dollars. The latter figure Is an extreme guess,
and not likely to be attained. Tfie best calcula
tions have placed the expected total of income
and excess profits taxes under the existing law
at arpund $2,700,000,000. This, with collections
from other sources, will bring the total revenue
for the year up to a little above $4,000,000,000.
This is against expenditures of $12,000,000,000 in
We have d far defrayed one-third of our war
expense by taxation. Economists are divided as
to what proportion should be provided by taxa
tion and how much rest on credit, but the ratio
for the current jear seems sound. Treasury estif
mates for the coming year have gone as high as
$25,000,000,000, but the ability of the country to
expend that amount is challenged.. Analysis of
expense to date shows that almost one-third of
Our outlay has been loans to allies, while a very
considerable part of the remainder has been in
the nature of capital expenditure, which will not
require duplication ,and which will soon become
Allowing for this, it is admitted, the require
ments of the war for the next fiscal year will
exceed That now ending, and that a much larger
collection of revenue from taxation will be forced.
The general financial condition of the country is
healthy, and an even greater strain can be sup
ported without serious business discomfort
Oratory and the Senate.
Senator James Hamilton Lewis deplores the
decadence of oratory in the United States senate.
A motion to change the rule governing debate
and place a narrower limit on the flow of words
inspired him to a lament over the passing art of
ornate speech-making, The senate has orators,
but no oratory, says the Illinois oriflasnme, whose
reputation as a dispener of tinkling phrases and
sonorous sentences has been well built up on
many a Chautauqua platform. If Daniel Web
ster or Henry Clay were to be brought back to
active service in the United States senate they
would find their usefulness seriously impaired,
because of the newer methods of disposing of
As to oratory, Cicero's denunciation of Cati
line might be listened to, but were Pericles to
start unrolling the manuscript of his speech ex
tolling the soldiers on their return from Salamis
his auditors would scatter as blackbirds before
the hunter. Allof which is important from the
viewpoint of the Vofesslonal word juggler, but
it does not help the case. While the senate
chamber no longer resounds with the eloquence
of inspiration dropping in deathless expression
from the lips of gifted speakers, its echoes are
daily disturbed by thevdroning of interminable
talk. The slightest provocation serves to stir
into active flow the fountains uf speech, and inil
lions of words are recorded for the output of
each session of congress, most of which might
as well have been left unsaid, so far as they affect
the course of legislation or the destiny of the
The senate has little enough of oratory, but
it does indulge In an immense amount of unneces
sary' talk. ,
Run Pirates Pariahs of the Sea
League of Seamen Fostered by Murder oj Non-Combatants
"1 hate to do this. I used to command
an American liner and I have some good
friends among the commanders of American
steamships. But war is war, so we will go
through with this little job." 3
ibe speaker was the commander ot a
German submarine, his "litle job" the sinking
of the freighter Texel a job that was part
and parcel of Hun piracy. Whether that
was the same submarine that sank the pas
senger steamship Carolina, with the conse
quent loss of life, is not yet determined. All
of the Carolina's passengers or crew whose
lives were ost are the victims of murder,
coldlv calculated and deliberate. "War is
war, but piracy and the murder of helpless
noncombatants are not a part of war as de
cent people understand war and practice it.
"I have some friends among the com
manders of American steamships," this Ger
man pirate said. Never was Hun more mis
taken. He might have been right had he
used the past tense, for there was a day
when German seamen were admitted to the
comradeship of other followers of, the sea.
Never aeainl American seamen are seeincr
their dead, as British seamen have seen
theirs. Can there be anv doubt that German
seamen henceforth will be oariahs in the
eyes of American, as well as of British, men
of the sea?
The attitude of British seamen is set
forth in a recent statement oS Mr. Havelock
Wilson, president of the Seamen's and Fire
men s union of Great Britain, on the subiect
of the sacrifices of the British mercantile
marine and the future punishment of the
murderers. In that statement Mr. Havelock
i'l shall be well within the mark if I state
that nearly 15,000 British seamen have been
murdered by German oirates since Autrust
1914. And the pace crows hotter, so far as
the loss of life is concerned, for, although
there has been a decline in the number of
ships attacked, the Germans are more than
ever determined that the sailors in the ships
they do manage to sink shall none of them
live to tell the damning tale of murder of
which our comrades have been the victims.
'It cannot be too widelv known that the
British sailors are in deadly earnest in their
determination to apply the punitive boycott
to uermany atter the war. Less than a vear
ago the limit of the boycott was fixed at two
years; but the penalty grows with the crime,
and at the moment the period during which
we snaa decline to have anvthine to do with
the transport of goods to or from Germany
is five years and a half.
"And if there are oeoole at home foolish
enrugh to think that this penalty will not be
New York Herald.
cxacied to the uttermost,' I can assure them
that I have the most positive proof in my
pcssession tnai ine commercial toik in Oer
many are living in no such fools' paradise.
They are very uneasy about it, because they
know that we already possess the power and
influence to make good our threat and that
public opinion in this country is growing in
our favor every day. Almost by every post
ve are enrolling new members in the Mer
chant Seamen's league, and we have yet to
discover a hall that is too large for our meet
ings in any part of the country.
"Since the foundation of the league al the
Albert Hall last September more than 100
meetings have been neld in various parts of
the country, and members are being drawn
from all classes of the community. We have
more than 10,000 members in the league al
ready and the membership grows with every
fresh outrage committed by our urspcakabl:
foes. I am quite satisfied that the policy of
the boycott will be supported in this country
as the only punishment to fit the crime, and
how any Briton can think otherwise jasses
"Those candidates for Parliament at the
next general election who do not definitely
pledge themselves to the policy of th league
will have a poor chance of finding their way
to Parliament Ve are organizing branches
of the league in every constituency, and shall
be prepared to run candidates against those
who do not satisfy us on the score of their
sympathy with our objects. We i are not
takinir this line because we want Parliament
to do anything for us. We do not want Par
liament to interfere. We want this thing to
be carried through by the people."
Replying to the question, "How do you
propose to carry out your policy after the
war without the sanction of Parliament?"
Mr. Wilsdn said:
"Easily enough. No man can be com
pelled to work for any particular firm, or
buy from any one shop; nor can our members
be made to work for firms that deal with
Germany, if they make up their minds not
to do so. i Our league, as well as our union,
is in this business to the last man. Masters
and officers are with us in hearty unanimity,
and it would be interesting to know where
the owners even if they wished to do so,
which is a far-fetched assumption are to
get their seamen from to handle stuff iif any
way connected with Germany, seeing that
there is not a man in the service who will be
a party to such work. For the work in the
constituencies we have some 'rattling good
hustlers' already on the job, and we have
the money to build up a thoroughly efficient,
In Which Class Are You ?
The Timet to Make Some Sacrifice for Humanity's Sake
A boy I know was
father in support of his desire to get into
some form of war service. He was' too
young to be drafted or to enlist The ques
tion was whether he should remain in school
for at least another year, or go to work in
shipyard or some other industry directly
connected with the war. Never mind how it
came out: I overheard the discussion, and
just one thing remained in my mid this
remark of the boy: , -
"After the war there will be only two
kinds of people in America those who did
and those who didn't." And he went on, to
sav something like this:
I don t mean those who did and those
who didn't fight in the trenches; I mean those
who did and those who didn't take some part
intentionally in this big thing thats going
on. I want to be able to look back after
ward and say to myself that I didn't sit by
and do nothing simply because of the day
when I happened to be born.
It struck me as a pretty clear statement
of the situation as it affects, or ought to af-
tect. everv American man. woman or child
old enough to understand anything about it.
Oddly enough, that same day 1 dtned with
the family of a very wealthy man. When
we came to dessert the mother said, a bit
apologetically, to me:
"I was planning: to have ice cream today,
but 'the children forbade it, even for you.
1 hey have decided not to have ice cream at
present because of the surr it takes, and
because it is one of, the things they can go
without They are going without other
thines. too. to 'helo win the war.' In fact,
they tyrannize over us. and call attention to
every form of waste. She added with a
laugh: "Of course, there are a good many
forms of waste in a house like ours that
they do not recognize."
In another home a few days later we had
the old-time white bread, and when I re
marked that "Mr. HooVer'll get you if you
don't watch out," the mother said:
"I'd be perfectly willing myself to tro
without white bread altogether, but my little
Alice simply insists upon having it, and the
girls in the kitchen say they will leave if
they are deprived of it."
still later, in an employment othce where
spent an hour or so, I heard a cook say
to a woman whom she was cross-examining
about the conditions unde- which she would
"I simply won t work for you if you are
eroine to skimn me on suear the wav the
last lady I worked for did."
While I was meditating about this last
declaration a woman bearing every mark of
wealth came in and said to the employment
I want a waitress, i must have her Dy
tomorrow. She must be young, good-look-
n. cheerful, willing, obedient And above
all, she must have no gold in her front teeth
that shows, when she smiles." .
Pretty good, I thought, in the midst ot
world-asony to have time or thought for
that sort of thing I
And my mind went back to the children
who were tyrannizing over a household lest
Prudence Bradish far New York Post
arguing with his something be done that wouldn't "help win
the war." These episodes fell clearly into
one or other of the two categories created
by the boy's imperative . division of "those
who did and those who didn't"
It seemed to me that not only every per
son, but every act of every person, must fall
on one side or other- of that merciless line.
And the division is, after all, the old division,
about which we have talked so much and
heard preaching so much, between Me and
More than that, if the war means anv'
thing but stalking horror and world-chaos,
it is between those on one side of this line
-'.nd those on the other. Germany stands in
the struggle for those who regard self, per
sonal or national, as the be-all and end-all
of existence, and those who regard the wel
fare of all as having first claim, and selfness
as a thing to be suppressed.
In ordinary times it is difficult to impress
children and grown people, toowith the
duty and privilege of considering the welfare
of others. The material of life is relatively
tame and undramatic, the recognition of the
principle has to be taught in small and rou
tine ways. But now- on every hand arise
conditions each of whicl carries its oppor
tunity to teach the lesson.
1 he man. woman or child who thinks, or
is permitted to think, that he "must" have
this or that for his comfort or eniovment
white bread, for instance is losing or being
deprived of the benefits of this opportunity;
is falling inevitably on the "didn't" side of
the line. And the parents who fail to use
the dramatic circumstances of these times
for the training of their children are greatly
to blame, trom every point ot view.
Triumph of the Marines
That the American marines above Chat
eau-Thierry, fighting with the French, have
achieved the most signal triumph for our
colors thus far in the war may be inferred
from the strength of the defense they were
certain to meet. '
Germany's March advance on the Somme
and its May advance on the Marne are,
roughly, two triangles, each too narrow for
comfort and further progress. Between
them lie the allies, with shorter local lines
of communication. In these June davs the
Germans have pounded hard to drive a con
nection westward. As at Chateau-Thierry,
so at Torcv and Bouresches the Americans
have shared no "quiet sector" for instruction,
but a place in the heat and brunt of history's
lo have held a German advance that had
been continuous for a fortnight would be in
the circumstances a distinct advantage To
have driven the foe back, in one case even
beyond the objective, is a feat of strength.
skill and valor that justifies the highest
praise. Berlin may yet have to reconsider
its contempt for the "wooden sword" of the
In their own motto. The Marines Go
First." When that is the order, they go
forward. A swiftly-growing army of their
countrymen aspires to rival their pace and
follow their direction. New York World
On Tear Ago Today lit the War. ,
American mission, headed by Ellhu
Root welcomed at Petrosrad. .
Subscription to first Liberty loan
eloaed with large oversubscription.
Emma Goldman . and Alexander
Qorkmaa arrested m ehargea ot
complicity to defeat the draft law.
The Day Wo Celebrate. T
Edwin & Snlvely, creamery man,
bora-Ill. v i. '
Edwin T. Swobe, the insurance man,
bora 1874. , ,
Rear Admiral Hugo Osterhaus, one
ot the retired officers ot the United
states navy recalled to active aarvica,
, v trn at Belleville, lit., 17 years ago.
X Prank E. Elwell. the first American
iculptor to have aft example of hie
work erected in Europe, bora at Con
cord, Jdasa (e years ago.
nils Day tq History. f
1T76 The British recaptured Mon
treal trom the American. ,
148 President Houston Issued a
. proclamation declaring aa armistice
'. between Texa and tyfexleo during the
oef-ottations for peace. '
General Lyon, with aa expe
- J tion from St Louis, occupied Jeffer
, ton City without resistance.
USi -President Lincoln called for
I60.009 volunteers to repel the con
federata invaaloa of Pennsylvania. .
1 81 Austrian began the evacua
tion ot Czernowita, capital ot Buko
'ina. . . -
J ust 30 Years Ago Today
- A club run ot the Omaha Wheel
elub la called for June 21 to the tort
Omaha was the recipient of a visit
from T. Tokuno, vice chief of the
bureau ot engraving and printing
nuance department, tokio, Japan.
Mr. A. C. Osterman left for West
Point New York, on a visit to rela
tive. W. E. Foster, who has been tn this
city for some time, leu for Houston,
Tex., where he ha accepted a po
sition with the Well Fargo A com
pany.. The Duranthoae company went oa
an excursion to Fremont and a train
of 10 coaches and one baggage car
was provided for their aocommoda
J ' A Boom Punctured.
" "Nunc pro tunc," doomed the law
yer, sonorously - ,X- .'.. ,..;
"Gee," murmured the new sten
ographer, "do you have to learn Chi
nee to practice law V Chicago Post
"Over There and Here1'
Parentless children' are now listed
among the mascot adopted by Amer
ican units in France.
One of the Jobless grand dukes of
Russia is said to be holding down a
clerkship in London. Any kind of a
job looks good even, to duke forced
to work for a Irving. .
New York and suburb wish it
clearly understood that the resident
Were not a bit afraid to go home in
the dark. Llghtless night served to
lengthen the hour of sleep. . , ,
During May 44 ship were com
pleted. a tonnage of 68,671, or, in
Ave months, l.lli.SlT tons. This is
equal to about elx years' output be
fore the war. We are going soma"
"We are willing," eaya Arthur Hen
derson, British labor leader, "to con
verse, but not negotiate, with German
labor." That Is to say. British labor
has no facilities for storing "scrap of
Over at the Great Lakes training
station the bold seamen-to-be have
launched monthly a "borrowers'
cleanup day," designed to wipe out
all grievances If borrowed goods are
returned?- The obligation extends to
borrowed "smokes' and spells consid
The birth record ot the family bible
presented by hi mother waa required
to Jar loose the 15-year-old Gilbert
D. Werner ot Harrlsburg, Pa, trom
service at Camp Dlx, N. J. The lad
donaed aa elder brother' long troua
er . and thus camouflaged deceived
the recruiting officer as to his age.
He went home with mother, -
si ' 1
Whittled to a Point
Washington Post: Kaiser Bill need
never become Jealous over the honors
paid to a German ace, as there is only
one German two spot
St Paul Pioneer Press: A southern
army division has adopted the name
of "Stonewall Jackson." Can't have
any too much of that stonewall stuff
on the fighting front these days.
Brooklyn Eagle: Dividends from
surplus accumulated through a term
of years are not "Income" to be taxed.
So the supreme court decides. Com
mon sense reached the same conclu
sion the moment the issue waa raised,
but the conclusion ot common sense
lack finality. .
Louisville Courier-Journal: Dis
patches state that the German now
are drenching villages in the Ukraine
with gaa and killing all of the inhab
itants as a form of reprisal against
peasant disorders. The Ukraine
wanted peace at any price. This is
part of the price.
New York World: Another nation
takes Its place In the battle line today.
It is Poland. The Polish legion of
18,000 men, mainly recruited in the
United State, follows In France the
white eagle flag. Poland's hope of res
urrection is hi allied success.. She will
lot abandon hope. .
Louisville Courier-Journal: Twenty
yeare ago America had a arreaWarmy
of 10,000. regulars W. their way to
Cuba, and if anyone talked of the
aeed of any army of 1,000,00 within
a quarter ot a centry he was regarded
as on who should be consigned to an
asylum a an incurable lunatl
Twice Told Tales ,
Ian. Hay's Fate.
Captain laa Hay, on one of his war
lecture tours, entered a barber shop
In a amall town t have his hair cut
"Stranger in the town, slrt" the
"Yes, I am," Ian Hay replied.
"Anything going on here tonight?"
"There's a war lecture by an Eng
lish fighter named Hay," said the bar
ber; "but if you go you'll have to
stand, tor every seat in the hall is
"Well, now," said Ian Hay. "Isn't
that provoking t It's always my duck
to have to stand when that chap Hay
lectures." London Opinion.
v Somewhat Personal.
A well-known Englishman was call
ing on an editor, when he rose abrupt
ly and said: "But I must not further
occupy the time of a busy man."
"Not at alt" exclaimed the editor;
"I am always pleased."
"Oh, I was referring to myself,"
was the placid rejoinder. Boston
Ancient Mariner You arst me, 'ave
t 'ad any adventures? Wy, I should
rather think I 'ave. D'you know that,
once when I was wrecked and we'd
eaten all our food, we ate our belts.
His Victim No!
Ancient Mariner Fact me lad. An'
when we'd eaten our belt the boat
what we waa in turned turtle, an'
and so we at that! London Tid-Bitat
Test for Loyalty.
Omaha, June 18. To the Editor of
The Bee: Referring to testa of lov
alty for the nation' 'representatives,
let me ay this: I look with profound
suspicion on the loyalty of that man
who, well informed and of s:ood ordi
nary Judgment, took the part of the
Kaiser, even so far back as the inel
dent of the "scrapNjf paper;" much
more on mm wno even remotely con
doned the sinking of the Lusitania,
and the hundred other acta of war
that Germany handed ua before the
To be 100 per cent loyal to America
a man must be not only loyal to the
mandate of the government, but to
me principles, tne spirit and the in
stltutlons upon which it is founded
ana or which it is built
And the man who took 'an attitude
favorable to Germany at any time
since trermanio crimes became known
can have no vote, no suDDort of mine
in any way ror any office not even
ror aog catcher. A. B. BROWN.
Reasons For English Language.
Omaha, June IS. To the Editor of
rne nee: The urgence that the En
llsh language be the only language
laugm in puouc scnoois or even en
couraged in America has it Justlflca
tion In a very important fact
Did you, ever note that it is lm-
possioie to trunk anything except in
terms of lanciino-o? Thfa la tv.
v ... . ... u. v ..iuuun-
tlon fact to be borne in mind in this
discussion. upon this foundation
rests tne raet that there such
thing as an English mind, an Ameri
can mind, a German mind, and so on.
The English and the American minds
are the jnost intimately united be.
cause they have thought in terms of
a common language. The German
mind Is such because of Its language.
ana tne language is the growth of
In modern times the democratic
mea in peculiarly Anglo-Saxon. I say
modern times, for there was little
resemblance to genuine democracy as
muuerna imnK n in any or the ancient
states. The Teutonic races have never
toik ma impulses 01 aemocracy as
we understand it. The small ex
ception to this was seen onlv in the
Angles, Saxons and Jutes, whose Ideas
01 aemocracy were so at variance
with the Teutonic races In general that
iney emigrated westward to Britain
ana mere laid the foundation of
modern democracy. America Is the
mnentor or thia democracy. I might
inciuae m mis mingling of races, also
the Celtic, as pointing the direction
of democracy, but the emotional
Celtlo is too disposed to make an ex
treme of his democracy, extending it
10 me very limit or individualism.
This fact has Justified the Joke on the
irishman that he considers himself
as good as any man and a damn sight
The fact that lanuaca la th rra
nicie or thought and that a language
expresses only the Ideas and forms of
institutions that prevail among the
people who speak it. should maka ua
considerate of their different attitude.
For they have no words expressing
mea noi eniertamea Dy tnem, or ex
pressive of institutions not common
among them. It la plain that a peo
ple, such, for Instance as the ancient
Peruvians, who had never seen a horse
nor had any idea of the existence of
such an animal, had no word indicat
ing horse. So should you apeak to
them of a horse they would have no
conception of what you were speaking.
So it Is with Institutions. You cannot
make a people understand an idea in
a language oontalntng no words ex
pressive of that Idea. A realisation
of this fact while making us patient
with their difference of opinlo'n,
should emphasize the importance of
discouraging the use of languages
whose words express ideas and insti
tutions entirely different from our
America will never be truly Ameri
can until it realizes fully this fact
and carries it into effect Therefore
the teaching of all foreign languages
in public Institutions of learning
should be entirely eliminated. Those
who might' wish still to become pro-
ncieni in mem, eitner ror intellectual
or commercial reasons, should rav for
them from their own private funds.
L. J. QUINBY. ,
Has Faith In Ringer.
Omaha, June 14. To the Editor of
The Bee: In this evening's edition
of your paper is an article about
Booze Sleuths Mix." To anyone not
knowing the true situation one would
think that Mr. Ringer and the police
aeparunent were not giving tne right
kind of co-operation In handling the
prohibitory law In the city, but ask
any of the bootleggers themselves If
they will tell the truth and Mr.
Ringer Is absolutely right in not even
allowing any of the class of so-called
state agents that our governor has
had here up to dati even In his office.
I would not like to state that the
governor knows the caliber of men
he has sent here to try and tell our
city commission and police depart
ment what to do and what not to do,
and still insist on them taking orders
from the type of specimens that he
has sent here , as his representatives.
The chief of the governor's staff
of "booze hounds," as his title seems
to be, was highly insulted because he
was not consulted when our superln-
t ddent of police, sanitation and pub- ;
lie safety was reorganizing the police"
department and trying his best to get
men in the different departments that
could try and produce results on 'the
enforcement ot the law on every one .
alike and not a few poor unfortu-
nates who were not in the ring or did
not rave the money to get in the ring 4
with. H. R, AISHTON.
"HaTe you any stays T
"A lady wants aome etaye. !
"Oh, I aea," laid the othar elark. "What
aha wanta la a corset. I haven't beard the '
other word for a Ions time." Leularllla
' "How did yon set the reputation af bains '
o wlae?" '
"I talk with a ma a till I dlaoovar aome-
thins he doean't know anything about.
Then I pretend to explain It to him." '
"I nnderstand that SSO.ftOS waa spent oa :
Miss Towler'a mualcal education."
"Dear met 1 presume the money waa 4
"Well, not exactly. It kept her in Buropa -
several years and the neighbors got soma
rest." Birmingham Age-Herald.
The Pitiful One Tea'm. leddy: U was K
the victim of a halrplane raid. '"
The Sympathetic Old Lady Ah. poor fal
low, and how did it happen?
The Pitiful One I war atandln In the
street watching one ot the blarsted thlnga -after
the alarm were sounded, stepped lnt
a 'ola and broke ma lalg. London Tlt-Blta.
Tommy cams home at supper time hlghlj
elated. "Pa," he said, "I have J list learned "
from one of the soldiers bow te say thank '
you" and If you please In Franch." -r,
'Good," said his rather. "That's more tbaa :
you ever learned to say la English." San '
Francisco Chronicle. v.
"The youngsters think they're smart with
their new danoes."
"Well, Unole Joshf
"I'll admit they do give yea a goes ax
euse for hugging a girl, but at that they
ain't got nothing on tba old-fashioned kiss
ing games." Loulsvtlla courier-journal.
lira. Exe The eook and the Janitor hava
quarreled. What shall I do? ;.
Exe Recognise their beiugereaey an
take atepa to proteot our crockery, brooms
and ashcans. Boston Transcript , ,
Enfant Terrible Uncle Bam. did yen eat .
any of ma's cake batter?
Rich Relative Of course not child. What
put that Into your head?
Enfant Terrible I heard ma tell pa la .
be sure and maka you oough up the dough. '
THE INFANTRYMAN. t
("The artlHery eonauers; the rafaatry eex
He geta no rldea m parlor ears.
In coachea or sedans,
And yet his work Is just as big -
As any other man's; - -
He wears no wlngllks badgaa aa
The aviators do.
But yet he's Johnny-bn-the-Spnc
Whene'er we're bustln' throucal
He has no mathematics roc a
As Redlegs all must learn;
For engineering plots and graph,
He's never known to yearn;
Machine guns with their eurleykaw .
Are ao muoh Greek to him
What matter? Though he's short oa becks t
He a long on strength and viml
The cannoneers may blast away .' .
And make the Boobe go pronto.
But Infantry with bayonets
Will send am to Toronto,
To Halifax or Tlmbuotu,
And send 'em humpln fast 5
So' tenshunl while the columo af "
The Infantry march pastl
Stars and Stripe. -
not tj ;
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