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THE BEE: OMAHA, 'FRIDAY, JULY 5, 1918.
The Om.aha Bee
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. THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG.
' No headache in Omaha this, morning.
All in favor of a "safe and sane" Fourth , of
?uly, say aye. We thought so.
To a perfect stranger it must soem that these
Nonpartisan leaguers do protest too much,
The weather man is going to have a long ac
:ount to settle with the local war gardeners.
Just 20 years ago we were all throwing our
heads in "the air and splitting our throats over
Santiago Bay.'?- ' : '-v-v ' ' " "
f Too many reckless, careless or incompetent
tuto drivers tinf est the streets of Omaha. Some
remedy must be found. ,
After celebrating 143 Glorious Fourths, Uncle
Sam has less reason than ever to believe he will
ver stop celebrating them. , 1
The house thinks Uncle Sam will have all he
:an do for the time in training and equipping his
wn soldiers. And the hofrse is about right.
, Omaha's perfect summer weather still soothes
tnd invigorates all who enjoy it and might be
occasion for some laudatory effort were it not for
more important matters. , ;
If that inquiry only brings results in the way
f better oversight and cleaner conditions at the
independent packing houses it will have been
v worth all the turmoil it kicked up. , !
Arthur Brisbane' suggestion that William
Randolph Hearst run for governor will doubtless
receive attention from his boss, t It j must
have surprised "W. R" mightily, however.
Uncle Sam extracted $2,800,000,000 from his
icphe,ws and nieces by way of th4 income and
profits tax last year, but that is nothing compared
to what he expects to do. The new law will
.look more to profits than to income as a source
Douglas county has"about one-eighth of the
delegates to the, state convention of each of the
. two big' political parties, which should remind
our friends in the pther counties that we are en
titled to be considered as part of the stajte in
', matters political as Veil as industrial. r '
- An eastern paper quotes Senator Hitchcock in
a, discussion of "The Perif; of War Gas." He
. . could give much more expert testimony on the
peril ' of the roison gas spread through his
hyphenated newspaper as sp&ri of the German
propaganda and in exchange' for German-Amer-
I can alliance support if not for a, more tangible
consideration. ' ,
"Out of the outha of Babes."
, At first thought, th$ awarding of first place in
a contest to an essay on Americanism to a 12
year-old girl may astonish some who are inclined
to looMor wisdom only among elders. Careful
consideration ofthe text of that little preachment
will justify the committee. The young writer
has caught the spirit of the moment, and put it
intq such simple phrases that its message and its
purport can not be missed. Sacrifice is the es
sence of American effort today. Not for self, but
for others is th$ great object of our national ex
istencc- We might have evaded all that is. con
tained jn tlie war of sacrifice, and suffering, had
we been satisfied with what the president de
icribes as "living in the emptiness of mere bodily
; rontcntnient." This is not enough for Amerl
cans, who must have full opportunity for spiritua
as welt as material expansion. To secure this for
ourselves and for others, we must submit, to al!
. that is required for its defense. . This is the meS'
sage and its meaning,' as set out by the little Nt'
braska girl, who has furnished an .excellent defini
tion of true Americanism, shorn of frills and
) qualifying phrases, bereft of rhetorical adorn
ment, and aimed directly at the open American
pnind. , , ' ' , '. "' ,
PUTTING UP A POLITICAL SMOKE
No matter what the Omaha police department
under its present administration may do for the
suppression of bootlegging and the enforcement.
of the prohibition law, it plainly is not going to
satisfy the local hyphenated organ or stop its
hypocritical complaints and knocking. That
sheet is going to insist that there is no sincere
co-operation with the governor's booze sleuths
and that the blame for any fall down must be put
exclusively on the Omaha police.
The reason and purpose animating the World-
Herald is perfectly obvious to anyone who will
put two and two together. The present demo
cratic governor (in whom the hyphenated organ
claims an ownership interest), specially vested
by the last legislature with authority and a large
appropriation to stop the leaks of the booze traf
fic, is up for re-election and must be exculpated
by his champions from responsibility for any
wetness in this, dry state. Jt is a safe guess that
80 to 90 per cent 6f the liquid moonshine that
comes into Omaha comes across state borders and
.. . . . . ... .,
tnrougn state territory ouisiae oi me jurisdiction
of Omaha, and if the governor's sleuths were do
ing effective work the inflow would be stopped
at its source and never get within gunshot of its
market in this city. , v '
,Now, we are not so simple minded as to be
lieve the bootlegging business can be extermi
nated by a twist of the wrist either by the gov
ernor or 'by our police commissioner, s for it is
bound' to persist under cover, but as between the
two, the big end of the blame must attach to the
state executive who has first whack at the
blockade runnerl and ample funds to cope with
them. Adopting" the kaisers strategy of trying
to raise a smoke screen around their candidate
for governor by shooting at the Pmaha police de
partment must not be permitted to fool anybody
who" does not want to be fooled. ,
Stirring Message to the Multitudes. i
' President Wilson's "four minute" address to
the American people is one of the most stirring
of all his many utterances in connection with the
war. Tersely and concisely, without waste of
word Or phrase, he sums up the conditions and
points out the duty that is ahead of us. Some of
his sentences should be kept in mind by every
body while the war lasts, and preserved for his
tory hereafter: '- . ' .
I We find ourselves fighting again for our na
tional existence. We are face to face with the
necessity of asserting anew the fundamental
right of free men to make their own laws and
choose their own allegiance, or else permit hu
manity to, become the victim of a ruthless am-'
bition that is determined to destroy what it
cannot master. ,
Against its threat the liberty-loving people
of the world have risen and allied themselves." .
No fear has deterred them, and no bribe of ma
terial well-being has held them back. They
have made sacrifices such as the world has
never known before, and their resistance in the
face of death and suffering has proved ,that the
,aim which animates German effort can never
hope to rule the spirit of mankind. Against the
'horror of military conquest, BRainst the empti
ness of living in mere bodily contentment,
against the desolation of becoming part of a
state that knows neither truth not honor, the
world has so revolted that-even people long,
dominated and suppressed by force have now'
begun to stir and arm themselves.
There is the whole case, told in a few words
why we are fighting arid what we hope to gain.
To protect and perpetuate our liberty, and to that
end we are dedicated as completely as it is possi
ble for a unified people to consecrate its every ef
fort aid its entire energy. ''
For a Big American Navy.
Secretary Daniels announces that with the
present naval appropriation bill goes the comple
tion of the big program laid down in 1916, as
well as plans made since thc This means that
Uncle Sam's fighting ships are to be brought up
lit numbers as well as. in efficiency to a 'standard
that is in keeping with our place among nations.
When the "naval holiday" was proposed in 1910
the democrats in congress determined to go in
for it, regardless of what any other nation might
do. ' Germany persisted in its construction, and
so passed us in point of naval supremacy. Great
Britain, condemned at the time . to the "two
power" prograni, was forced to meet the German
output, and maintained its sea-fighting forces
accordingly. Now, the war has changed the en
tire aspect of things, and partyrularly.as to Amer
ica s status at sea. We are building merchant
ships at a rate that soon will establish us as own
ers of the mightiest commerce-carrying fleet the
world ever knew, This position will be main
tained after, the war, tyr it is not contemplated
that we , will immediately abandon the ocean
carrying trade, to rivals we are now forced to
surpass. This in turn entails the maintenance
of a strong navy, and it is comforting to note
that the administration at Washington realizes
what is, involved in re-establishing the United
States as a maratime power," . , "
"Brother Charley" Bryan has ended any sus
pense that might have existed by filing his name
as candidate for gorrnor, and the first act of the
big show may now go on.
. General von Below has been put in charge
of the teut troops on the Italian: front. His
name will be alL right when Diat gets through.
Warring On Historic Ground .
Where, American Soldiers Are Holding the' Line in France
American troops brigaded - with the
French are striving to make Montdidier un
tenable for the Huns. . Montdidier fell into
enemy hands during the German offensive of
March and April, lhis little town, whose
history dates ba$k to the first millennium
of the Christian era, had a population of
less than 5,000 at the beginning of the war,
but it was rich in historic associations. It is
said to have derived its name from the fact
that Didier, or Desiderius, the last of the
Lombard kings, was imprisoned here in 774
by Charlemagne. Charlemagne having put
aside i his first wife, Desiderius' daughter,
took up the-quarrel of Pope Adrian I with
the Lombard monarch, and after marching
an army across the Alps captured his erst
while lather-in-law s capital city, iicmum,
and took the vanquished' ruler back to
France, where he died in captivity.
"Montdidier is attractively situated on an
eminence on the banks of the river," says
the National Geographic Society. "It is the
capital of an arrondissement in the depart
ment of the Somme, and is 62 miles north
of Paris by rail and 23 miles southeast of
Amiens. Its chief industries before the war
were tanneries and the manufacture of zinc
"When the tides of war finally recede it
is probable that the three buildings in which
the citizens of Montdidier took .the greatest
pride will be crumbling ruins. These . are
the Church of St. Pierre, which was built
before Columbus set sail on his voyage of
discovery, and which contains a tomb and
fynt of the eleventh century; the Church of
St. Sepulcher, a fifteenth-seventeenth cen
tury edifice, and the Palais de Justice, for
merly the city castle. In the-last named build
ing before the war were shown six unusually
handsome Brussels tapestries of the seven
teenth century. These were undoubtedly
removed before the Germans entered the
"Montdidier's most famous son was Par
mentier, the scientist who gave impetus to
the culture of the potato in France. A
statue erected here commemorates his gifrl
to the nation. ,
"For a number of years this little city
was governed by its own lords, then passed
under the dominion of the Courts of Crepy
and Valois. In the twelfth century it be
came a possession of the French crown, and
received a charter of liberties; In 1636 it
offered a gallant and successful resistance to
the Spanish invaders."
Pont-a-Mousson, where American flyers
recently gave distinguished aid to French
troops in repelling a German attack, is situa
ted almost equi-distant from the French
city of Nancy to the south and the German
stronghold of Metz to the north (17 miles
from the former and 18 miles from the lat
ter by rail). It was a flourishing town of
13,000 inhabitants before the war. Its chief
industries were the i manufacture of lac-qu.-ed
ware, iron ware, cardboard and pa
'jer. It also had important engineering
workshops and blast furnaces.
The town is situated on the Moselle, the
older section, which dates back to the ninth
century, being connected with the modern
town by a Temarkable sixteenth, century
bridge. There are several medieval struc
tures which were the source of civic pride
to the people of Pont-a-Mousson before
German shells "marked them for their own."
One of these was the Church of St Martin,
begun in the thirteenth century, but not com
pleted until the fifteenth. vIt had two hand
some towers, and a wonderful fifteenth cen
tury gallery, which in recent years had been
used as an organ loft. The Church of St.
Laurent, a seventeenth century, edifice, was
notable for its facade and a curious sixteenth
century altar piece in one of its chapels. The
Church of St Mary, only 200 years old, was
an object of . interest to tourists on account
of its ancient abbey, which in modern times
has housed a seminary.
The physical feature of Pont-a-Mousson,
which gives it military importance, is a hill
which rises to a heght of a thousand feet a
short dstance to the east of the town. On
the crest of this eminence is the village of
Mousson, clustering around the ruins of an
ancient castle, on the tower of which was a
statue of Joan of Arc at the beginning of the
war. Pont-a-Mousson is nine miles from
the German frontier at Corny, which was
the headquarters of the Germans during the
siege of Mets in the war of 1870., Paris lies
almost due west of Pont-a-Mousson, 226
niles distant by rail, .via Chalons.
God Will Not Be Mocked.
, Minneapolis Journal.
It is written: "God is not mocked; what
soever a man soweth, that shall he also reap."
Aye, and nations likewise, and if the law is an
illusion, if the penalties do not obtain, then
not only is God mocked, but history is con
founded and righteousness is vain.
We are in this war bhpuse God wills it,
because He is not mocked, because His law
is to visit upon Germany, what Germany has
earned. 'That cup of woe which Germany
brewed for the poisoning of mankind its own
lips shall drink. And we who hold the cup
fo its shuddering lips are the instruments of
the law, the agents of the Lord God of
Hosts, of the God of Justice and of Wrath.
' He who would spare Germany what if has
earned, aye, ten times over, would mock
God, would dispense with His law, the law
anngunced with thunder and with lightning,
the law exhibited by all history, unless his
tory be a vain and an ironic record of human
futility and divine frivolity. But God will not
be mocked; not by sentimentalists and paci
fists, not by pro-German traitors in America.
Philip of Spain, who barned thousands of
good men, who ravished fair lands and spread
misery throughout the earth, who struck at
free England and enslaved his prisoners, died
a madman in his gloomy palace, after mur
dering his own son, after beholding his em
pire rent and beaten and impoverished. Na
poleon, a great man, no mere moral monster,
When Are Wives "De
pendent?" Under instructions from Provost Marshal
General Crowder local draft boards are calk
ing in men of "Class 4," married, but without
children, for examination as to whether or
not the wife is capable of earning a living
for herself, and whether or not her parents
are able and willing to support her. As yet
there is no unanimity as to the action to fcJ
low on such aw examination. The intimation
is that when a formal ruling is made it is
likely to favor sendng to the camps all mar
ried men without children whose wives are
hot expected to become a public burden.
Indeed this is the question that most
concerns the nation. The $15 per month
held from a soldier's pay with the $15 from
the, government supplementing it, will keep
a wife from starvation, but as present prices
go, her living will be meager and unsatisfac
tory. But it she has earned in the past an
income from industry, why should she resent
the idea of doing it again? And if parents
are, well-to-do, why should she object to stay
ing with them till the1 war is over? ,
The fact is. of course, that the nation
wants every ablebodied worker it can secure
for productive labor, man or woman. The
question, "When are wives dependent? is
hard to answer in our modern civilization.
The. answer depends dn. conditions differing
more or less with any individual case. Where
a man has marired since it was sure that we
would get into the worluwar, though he may
or may not have consciously made avoidance
of military service a motive, he can hardly
complain if he is treated as single men are
treated, unless or until he can show that his
wife is helpless without him. As or the men
who have married since the draft law was
enacted, there seems very, little room for
argument " , ' .
Pride rather than resentment should be
the spirit of the wives affected. It is a fine
thing to be able to. make your Own living.
It is a fine thing to be able, though a woman,
to contribute something worth while to the
"man power" of America. From what we
know of Ameriran women we feel sure that.
in the end, this spirit will prevail if most of
the Class 4 men are firattea to nu up me
ranks; Brooklyn Eagle. tl, 2 "
5ne Year Ago Today In the War.
President Wilson received Prof.
Bakhmetleft a? ambawador from
RUHHia. ' .' .: ;
First permanent American training
:amp in Franc was opened.
German trench et captured by the
British in heavy fighting southeast of
Vpres... , vt;v. :
flio Day We Celebrate!" ' '
""Jesse C. McNiah, president of the
McXtsh Cattle Loan company, born
1878. -,,, - ;: ::
, J. D. "Dad" Weaver, secretary of
the Knights' of Ak-Sar-Ben, born
1851- ... . -t --:,-
Benjamin F. Bush, former president
of the MiBsourl Pacific, now a federal
railroad director, born at Wellaboro,
Pa., 68 years ago.
Jan Kubelik, violinist, . bora In
Bohemia, 88 years ago. , .
Will N. Harben, author, bora : at
Dalton, Ga., 80 years ago. ' ;
I'hls Day In History.
1810 Phineaa T. Barnum, the
greatest of showmen, born at Bethel,
t'onn. Died at Bridgeport, , Conn.,
r, 18S)1. , -i '-.v ,.. ;? ..-
1843 A provWonal government
and erg&nie laws for Oregon were
adopted by the people in convention
1884 A larga confederate, force un
der General Early crossed the
Potomac into Maryland t threaten
Vashiflgton . ' "
expiated his crimes against all peoples, left
. i , i . . c ' i .
nis country at me mrcy oi its enemies,
tested at St. Helena the inexorable logic of
the law of adequate moral consequences.
So shall fare William of Potsdam, his insuf
ferable heir, and all that villainous crew.
It is not within the power of the avengers
to stay their hands. Should we flinch for a
time, we ourselves shouU suffer, be scourged
until we returned to the appointed work and
The German people share in the black
guilt No specious sophistry can demon
strate their exemption. Soldiers who kill
children, ravish women, torture prisoners
are n6t innocent deluded agents, but partici
pators in crime with their instigators. Women
who spit in the faces of captives, who jeer
and curse unfortunate vctims, who refuse a
cup of cold water to a sufferer, are they not
furies that deserve their miseries?
A broken German people may come to
have a contrite heart. But forgiveness they
cannot earn until they have expiated their
devilishness. To the uttermost they shall
reap what they have sown. We cannot save
them, even if weakly foolish we fain would.
We have no volition, for we are being un
conditionally used by. an outraged God. He
will not be mocked. His law cannot be
stayed. . jj
The Truce oS Pod
Cardinal Hartmann, archbishop of the
German city of Cologne, persuaded the pope
to intervene and ask that allied airmen grant
"the truce of God" to his city on the day of
the feast of Corpus Christi, which this year
fell on May 30, the same as our Memorial
day. The announcement by Cardinal Gas
parri, papal secretary of state, said that the
poe had intervened "with a view to special
regard being paid by all the belligerents to
Coropus Christi processions."
The French, British and American au
thorities, though they might well have re
plied to the. German cardinal's .plea by re
calling the bombardment of Paris on Good
Friday and the demolition of a church and
killing a large number of worshipers
therein on that day, acquiesced, and gave as
surances that Cologne and other' cities in the
Rhine valley would be undisturbed. Those
assurances were lived up to scrupulously.
Early on the morning of Corpus Christi
of Memorial day the German long range
artillery began again to bombard Paris. All
day long it kept up. One of the objects
struck was a church a church in which that
very day the same service had been sung as
was sung in protected Cologne. .
That the shell did not repeat the damage
of Good Friday was no fault of the Hun.
Then, to cap the climax and make the holy
day a real "feast day" in German eyes, the
Hun aviators, shortly before midnight, at
tempted an aerial raid on Paris.
No one, of coufse, will sa farfetched in
reasoning as to hold Cardinal Hartmann
himself responsible for the Huns' breach of
faith, since every one knows too well that
thetgodless)military masters of Germany go
about their work -without consulting priest or
prelate of any creed or nationality. Still, at
this time it is interesting to recall Cardinal'
Hartmann s approach to Cardinal Mercier of
Belgium, during a consistory in Rome not
lipng ago, and the great Belgian prelate's re
sponse." ; ' r '
"Wewill riot speak of war, my brother,"
said thelSerman cardinal.
"And we, my brother,'' retorted he of
Belgium, "will not speak of peace."
After Corpus Christi, who in all the Chris
tian world will speak of peace with the Hun?
Stajfl and Stripes (published in France.)
Just $0 Years Ago Today
Five thousand people, were on the
high school grounds last night to wit-
ness the display of fireworks with
which it was intended to close the' day.
The Union Pacific depot officials re
port a large Omaha travel to Lake
Manawa. : '''? :
'The county commissioners are hold
ing day and night meetings as a
board of equalization. .
S. R. Johnson and family have gone
to California for the stwiwner.
' John I. Redlck and family kft for
canrornia lor tne summer.
CoL Toni Boyd, manager of Boyd's
opera house,' returned from a four
weeks' sojourn in New York and
Philadelphia. -O .:
E. Et John, general manager of the
cnicago, Kock isiana & Pacific, cele
brated hie 25th anniversary of his
service wilt mm roaa, ,
Aimed at Omaha
Norfolk Press: Omaha is a gen
erous host and to be its guest is a
privilege we ' appreciate. Just now
Omaha is going over the' top In war
work. Everywhert there is evidence
of Americanism, patriotio work going
Derore an. we missea tne society of
many charming Omaha women whe
in other years came to greet their
oountry cousins, but who this year
are giving every possible moment .to
Red Cross or other war work.
Kearney Hub: A bunch of Indus
trial Workers of the World prisoners
held in the jail at Omaha amuse
themselves, acoordlniar to Sheriff Clark,
by "cursing the president and making
all sorts of disloyal remarks." The
sheriff has not been able to locate any
certain offenders, but they're nure to
get all they have coming one of these
days when they forget to be cautlis.
Why not turn the hose on the wffole
bunch T -. : - , , .,
Valley Enterprise: , The two big
features of the Nebraska Press asso
ciation, meeting in Omaha last week
were the address of Dr. Titus Lowe
and the, most excellent address of
Omaha's new mayor, Ed P. Smith,
who spoke at tho v Stock Exchange
banquet The metropolis now has a
mayor of high quality who can fill
that position with eignlty for any oc
casion. ' From an educational, moral
and patriotio standpoint he ts 100 per
cent man. Stand up for Omaha for
henceforth it will be a part of Ne
braska, even down to Its bunch of
' Peppery Points
Minneapolis Journal: The kaiser's
nure e-old cud turned out to be pewter.
Something like this may be found to
be the matter with Germany's reserves
of gold. ( "
Louisville Courier. Journal: If the
women were Included in the federal
regulations whic.- aenne productive
occupations -would a maker of marcel
waves be regarded as a producer?
Baltimore American: i Foch says
the way to win is to attack. The kaiser
tries Foch's strategy and loses half .a
million men. , The real strategy. seemsJ tically, "I'd simply say that the in
tobe in giving the advice to an enemy
fool enough to -act upon it - -
Brooklyn Eagle: Fvery bushel of
wheat promised to oiir allies has prac
tically been delivered. Another me
nace to the Hun is the way in which
the American sense of honor keeps
its promises and obligations. ' y '
New York World: If Russia fails
to make a vigorous protest at Its Ger
manifleatlonj It is doubtful Whether
any outside attempt to aid it would be
successful. It i? still true that those
who would be free must themselves
strike tho "blow. ; '.v
Louisville Courier-Journal: The
kaiser crukos to be molded upon the
breech of hJKcnnor. "The Last Argu
ment of Kings." After, tfe war those
cannon will : be kept in storage in
America and distributed upon the
Fourth of July until every American
town has received one of 'em as a gift
to show Just how far the kaiser got
Twice Told Tales
Kidding the Censor. '
When Stephen Crane was reporting
the Greco-Turkish war he had occa
sion to write of a battle in which the
Turks turned and fled before the en
emy. Crane watched with disgust
the Turkish censor toning down his
manuscript, and finally that worthy
came to the word "routed." i
"This won't do," he said: "we must
have a euphemism here. What would
you suggest ?'
"If I were you," said Crane sarcas-
hdomitable Turks changed front, and
advanced." Boston Transcript.
. ; AnJExccptton.
"Germany will sing small, very
rmall, in the end, but we'll answer it
lik ihe Judge." '
Tne speaker was Provost Marshal
General Crowder. ,
"Yes," he went tn; "we'll no more
be oftened by Germany's penitence
than the Judge was by the k'dnaper
who wiped his eyes on his curt and
" 'Jedge, I'm down and rut
" No, no, my man,' said the Judge.
"You're down, but you're not out yet.
You won't be out for seven years.' "
i ' ' ; - , ; tagged. :
, Her Frlendt-L suppose many queer
t Id guys and odd freaks natronlze
with his argument beginning. "I shall )our manicure shop,
stand no nonsense from the United 1 Herself Yes; 1 call them my maul
States," v . v,- ' - v w , tuiioa. Boston Transcript ..
Too Much Careless Driving.
Omaha, July 4. To the Editor of
The Bee: Too many. careless, thought
less qr reckless automobile ; drivars
are at large on our streets. Last night
standing on the back platform of a
Hanscom Park car, going west on
Leavenworth street I witnessed three
narrow escapes from fatal accidents.
In the first two the possible victims
were men, who by their agility got
away from the autoa driven past the
standing car Jn direct violation of law.
In the third a young girl was knocked
down and dragged, fortunately escap
ing serious injury. The driver of this
car was a boy about 17 years old. He
had tried to shoot past the street car
as It was stopping, but only succeeded
in hitting the girl as she alighted and
tried to reach the sidewalk in safety.
How many times these instances might
be multiplied may be left to people
who ride on street cars at night and
who know how Wtle attention is paid
to the law requiring automobiles to
stop when the cars stop.
Another increasing menace is the
practice of allowing-children to drive
cars. Boys and girls of 12 or under,
piloting heavy touring cars x, along
crowded streets, are familiar sights.
Owners of autos are responsible for
this. Some way should be found to
make them realize that they are not
only risking the lives of their children,
but are putting into Jeopardy all
others who are using the streets. t
City traffic contains enough of
danger normally, without its being
enhanced by carelessness little short
of criminal. ' MACK.
Wants a Real Cleanup. '
Omaha, July 8. 'To the Editor of
The Bee: I notice that the World
Herald devotes a great' deal iof space
to belittling the efforts of Commis
sioner' Ringer of the police depart
ment Of course, to the wise the rea
son for this is not hard to explain.
Of all the department-heads, Super
intendent Ringer has most reason for
moving cautiously in making any
changes, in order that he may not
work an injustice to men who are
anxious and willing to do their duty.
However, during the late city cam
paign the public understood that by
electing the "allied candidates" to of
ficial position there would be a clean
up in the city hall. The public did not
understand that the outgoing commis
sioners were to composethe sum total
of the cleanup. As a matter of fact ft
was pretty well understood that there
would be a general cleanup, at least
of the professional politicians and
duty-shirkers inhabiting the city hall.
Up to date little in that line has come
about. Some of the worst offenders
are still on the Job or have been trans
ferred from one department to an-aj
The commissioners might Just as
well give the public what it voted for,
as they will gain nothing by compro
mising, and in the long run they will
get what the World-Herald is giving
Ringer. And they will not have the
excuse to offer that they did not have
the opportunity to gather about them
men who would aid them in carrying
out their wishes. SOUTH SIDE.
Wife Tour aunt Maria ts coming to visit
us, but really I don't see how I can find
time to entertain her.
Hub Invite your Aunt Eliza and they
will entertain each other telling about their
dlieasea. Boston Transcript.
Press Disoatches From '
r ' Jassy Come by Airplane
- London, July S. (Correspondent
of the Associated Press.) The wai
has restored some of the old-time ro
mance to the business of news-gathering
from places that Americani
might regard as the far ends of the
wnrlrl When the American . settlei
down into his easy chair at night
and lets his eye run casuauy aown
the column of his favorite paper ovet
the date lines of the far corners oi
the world he does not always real
ire what an effort it often cost to
lav before him the news of these fai
Take some ot tne Associatea rresi
dispatches from Jassy, the capital of
Roumania, for example, lnings were
going pretty bad for little Roumania
last March. The bolsheviki ' had
hintre tnnsv-turw in Russia
and King Ferdinand's country was
left alone on the eastern tront to
far the tiorrle of Germany and Aus
tria. Roumania was quarreling with the
bolsheviki over tne disposition oi
Russian trcops which had been on the
Roumanian front There were serious
possibilities for Roumania in the sit
Thr wa an Aoriated Press cor
respondent in jassy, but the only
nriv nf rrrincr news out WSS bv WaV
M Odessa, where the blsheviki held
sway, communication witn uaessa
by wire was impossible and no trains
were running, as Drmges were oe
stroyed. - ' 7 - "
The Roumanian igovernment wa
sending Colonel Joseph Bbyle,- for
merly, of the Canadian army, from
Tacev rn DH-s?a in an airnlane with
a peace treaty, and when Colonel
Boyle flew 201) miles over tne moun-
taine h rarrierl not Onlv the treatV
but dispatches from the Associated
Fress correspondent tor lorwaraing
i- iL. tt:j Cl.... " i
-Ttia i hnw Knme nf thev news
started on its way ; from Jassy,
through Russia, Finland and Sweden
to London, and finally to America,
Gen. John A, Johnston Relieves
General Mauldin at Camp Dix
Camp Cody, N. M. (Via El Paso.
Tex.) July 4. (Special Telegram.)
Brig. Gen. John A. Johnston, com
manding the Minnesota infantry
brigade here, has assumed command
of the 34th division relieving Briga
dier General Frank G. Mauldin, artil
lery brigade commander, assigned to
other duty. Maj. G. L. Laffer, Wash
ington, la., cavalry commander, first
military censor 'here, a newspaper
publisher at home, has returned, from
Mother Now, as this ts your fifth birth
day. Bobble, wouldn't you like to' have a
pretty cake with five candles on It?
Bobble I guess, mamma, I'd rather have
five cakes and one candle. San Francisco
"Tou say Dubwalte is a good mlxerT"
"Yes, Indeed. I'll tell you what he did.
He went to New York and got acquainted
with half a dozen people In less than a
month." Birmingham Age-Herald.
"How did your new gown Impress them
at the garden party T"
"Oh. it knocked them eold. Not a woman
present would admit that she liked It."
Bub-editor A eorresondent wishes to
know why they whitewash the inside of a
Editor Tell him It's tb keep the hens from
picking the grain out ot the wood. Boston
Householder Rkstua, we are houseclean
tng and I wonder If I could get you to clean
Rastus Depends, suh. Ah's a specialist,
suh. Ah specialises In wine an beer cellahs,
"That Is a scandalous story Mrs. Oausslp
It telling about Maud."
"But you can't believe anything that
woman tells you."
"I can If I want to."
A SPLENDID THING.
It Is a splendid) thing to be a man, Just
A man with brawn and courage, who
Or ne with brains to make the proper
And chart the courses that will lead to
victory. . a
Again It Is a wondrous thing to be
A man of means with jnoney to pusli on
And aid and speed the work In every way
Where funds are needed. , I am not a man.
And yet it is a splendid thing' today
To be a woman one with brawn to go
Right In the face of our inhuman foe
And nurse the soldiers, feed the fighting
host, 1 "
Drive ambulances, and do everything I
One sees needs doing! It Is also fine
To be a woman with sufficient brain ts j
To help the men In all they undertake
And then suggest another thing or two
Worth undertaking! And again, the last,
A woman's money la a needed thing,
And It Is something well worth living for.
To give a fortune to a suffering word.
That In the future years tt may be free
From every menace that would dare repeat
This war's grim horrors! It ts wonderful
To be alive and part of this great work
Of helping on a true Democracy
One that shall be a pure, unquestioned
Wherein no trace of past injustices
To man or woman, humankind or beaet.
Shall ever more defile the Stars and Stripes,
The chosen emblem of our liberty.
And, whether we, be born a, man
Or born a woman, V have chance te die
True patrtpts, alland this, perchance,
mey be .
More precious even than our splendid lives!
LCRANN SHELDON In New York Times.
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ibmit It. - '
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: skin-trouble you'd try it without a second
: thoughtl Well, many doctort throughout the
: country art prescribing it to heal sick skins,
and have been doing so for years.
: ' So why not take the combined advice of all
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