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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG
Some rain; some relief; thanks.
Our boys are some bridge builders, as well as
Algal LVt 9
. Pershing's men, haying crossed the Oork, are
now well on their way to the An.
Our boys over there are not fussy about dec
orations; what they ask is a chance to get at the
It begins to look" as if the big packers might
as well imitate Davy Crockett's coon and come
fThe German army machine' seems to have
stripped its gear completely and only works in
the reverse, i
Lightning hit a church steeple in Boston,
(which will very likely be accepted by the kaiser
as an approval of his .cqurse. j
Well,: the wheat yield looms 200,000,000 bush,
els better than it was last year at this' time,
which is good news for the hungry.
. Starving Finlanderi now feel the full force of
"brotherhood" as, expounded by the bolsheviki
and "kultur" as practiced by the Hun. .
ne Dlina Spot in nt woman am in vavj
story is that the Huns probably would have shot
her off the deck before coming alongside, , t
The Omaha Hyphenated has its ready letter
writer working overtime, but, we doubt if it il
fooling half as many people as it did two years
ago.- ' ' V"'"-'
Iowa's "anti-cootie" clothing for soldiers is
pronounced a failure, and the boys in Franca will
have to go after them just as their granddaddies
did down in Dixie ' '
It is with soma pleasure that we record the
fact that th regular row over the clrcm passes
did not disturb the city hall thU year one posi
tive proof of reform. f
The U-boat commander who stole the watch
of the captain of a smalj fishing vessel wai sim
ply living up to his lights, Back ef Germany's
pretense in this war lies the lure of loot
In seeking to make the eourt house safe for
democrats, the gangsters did their job a little too
wcli, as they will realise after the voters get a
chance to express an opinion of the gerrymander
Reporters and the Great Adventure.
An Jpwa exemption board hai thrust to the
front a group of men who habituHy remain in
the background. ; In declaring that the harmless
but necessary reporter must work'or fight, this
little assembly pf short-sighted enthusiasts h
really done the guild a great service. They have
made it possible t() call attention to some facts
without departing front the modesty that charaq.
tcrizes the men and women who daily chronicle
all the b'g and Hitty doings of the; world and
present them for their readers. Not. a newspaper
staff in all th country but has contributed to the
army, and very few of the boys waited for the
dr?,ft.' The daily life pf tin reporter is one that
appeals .to .a, quality not found in Other profes
sions; he Js not only venturesome, but is con
stantly seeking adventure. The war appealed to
his imagination, to hit Sense of justice and right,
and from the first he was eager to get into it.
Lontr before the flag of his country was advanced
to its rightful place among the A!li? the Amer
ican newspaper man was seeking service at the
front. . When war was declared reporters -by
dozens and hundreds, from one end of the land to
the other, abandoned notebook and typewriter and
put on khaki. For this they ask nothing more
than is eiven to others who did likewise. It
, 6hould be understood that the average American
newspaper office is a poor place for a slacker to
FOCH LANDS ANOTHER BLOW.
That the German army is to have little rest is
made plain by' the launching of another strong
offensive blow in the Montdidier region. It was
here that the Hun gained hit greatest success in
the great drive of March, and where he had made
his highest bid for Paris. It was to protect this
move that Ludendorff sent forward the huge
Rheims or Aisne-Marne salient, which has just
been wiped out by the Franco-American forces.
Prince Rupprecht's efforts to move forward on the
west had been checked long ago by Haig, and the
big loop beaded toward Amiens was thus left ex
posed to the blow which has been delivered.
Good strategy indicate! the need of steadily in
creasing pressure against the Germans, at least
from Rheims to the cqast ,and this is being ap
plied. It ia the best possible protection against
a renewal of the thrust anticipated by tha Allies,
who are now carrying the fight to the Hun, fcn'd
on such terms as entirely does away with his
chance to reform for s decisive counter-blow.
German fortunes seem to have definitely hit the
Battle Honors Won in France.
A friend of The Bee expressed some indigna
tion oer the fact that the French ministry, in
awarding honors to General Foch, General Pe
ts in and others, made no mention of the Amer
icans. If that were to be taken as an indication
of the French attitude, resentment on our part
would be justified. The fact of the matter is,
however, that the French have given every pos
sible proof of the sincerity of their appreciation
of the services of our boys over there. General
Pershing has been signalled out for high honor,
and others in command of American troops have
been decorated for their services. AH the way
down the line to the humblest private who has
distinguished himself in battle the French have
passed their insignia of recognition of gallantry.
General Mangin's order of the day, just made
public, pays so glowing a tribute to the dash and
courage of Yankee boyi that it must do away
with any thought that the French are not giving
full recognition to Americans. National pride
should not blind us to the fact that we are still
outnumbered in the battle line by the armies of
our allies, and that we are doing only part of the
great work of whipping the kaiser. We should
rejoice with France that General Foch has so
magnificently won the baton of marshal of
France, and not feel a twinge of pique that in
awarding it the ministers of France paid for the
moment attention only, to him and others of
their own brave, gallant and brilliant soldiers.
Hun Petulant in Defeat.
Evidences of acceptance of defeat by Germany
are many, but none more noticeable than a re
newal of the "terror." Bombardment' of Paris
by supercannon, suspended for many weeks, has
been resumed. Zeppelins have again gone into
flight over England's watering places, and in
other ways the smallness of the German mind
is exhibited. In the beginning of the war the
policy of frightening people by deeds eff horror
was resorted to as a method of enforcing subjec
tion. When the great drive had been decisively
checked the petulance of disappointed militarism
took on the form of "raids" against noncombat
ants, the wanton destruction of property of no
military Importance or value. Persistent shell
ing of the cathedral at Rheims was an example
of this. Hurling hella seventy-five mile, into
Paris, where only unnecessary damage may be
wrought, 0' drppping bombs at seaside resorts
across the channel, can serve no real end of mili
tary operation. It is the spirit that moves the
chastised child to vent hi wrath on inanimate
objects, and just toMhis degree the German has
shown the child-mind most when making greatest
pretense at auperman qualification. It may
soothe his immature pride to hurt some helpless
creature or to do injury to a work of art, but it
only serves to increase the determination of the
Allies to destroy Prussian militarism root and
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Our Ships Endorsed by Experts.
When American shipbuilders began to send
vessel into the water at a rate that overturned
all precedent, spme expert expressed doubt as
to the seaworthiness of ships so hastily con
structed. Much, if not all, of this apprehension
has been disposed of . by the verdict of a commit
tee of British shipbuilders. They awaited the
arrival of the first of these new com
merce carriers which happened to be
one of the 8,600-ton lot sent out from Seattle.
Asking permission, they proceeded to inspect the
boat thoroughly, or, as the captain expresses it,
"went over her with a microscope." When it
was all over the British builders gave the boat
complete approval, a well as high praise, They
pronounced her as seaworthy as any of the Clyde
output taking many' times as long on the ways.
Here is the final test, and another plume in Uncle
Sam' fast-growing headdress. Our ships are
pot only coming down the ways faster than those
of any other nation, but are as good as the best
when they hit the water.,
A Kitchen Questionnaire
Purchasing Agent oj the Home Asks Some Pointed Questions
Philadelphia Public Ledger.
To come right down to brass tacks, there
is one big, pressing and persistent question
which every man and every woman espe
cially every woman whose duty it is jto
make frequent purchases of the necessities
of life is constantly asking, , and that
question is: . .
"Why is it that our various war authori
ties, who intervene dictatorially and rightiy
so in almost every other activity of life,
cannot protect the domestic purchaser from
what seems systematic extortion?"
We-regulate very nearly everything in
this country now, save and except the most
important thing of all the cost f our living
expenses. It may be economically impossi
ble to regulate that. The humble housewife
who goes forth to buy the family dinner and
finds that every mortal item on her list has
gone up since last week is quite willing to
be shown that the government can regulate
what the coal man can charge for coal, what
the munition maker can charge for shells,
what the farmer can charge for wheat, what
the railway can charge for transportation,
who shall get steel, when we shall eaLbeef,
what we shall eat in place of wheat, and a
thousand other delicate points in our daily
life, but cannot regulate what the grocer
shall charge her for butter and eggs, or what
the butcher shall ask for Iamb, or how much
the fishmonger sail get for fish. She is not
only willing she asks nothing so vehemently
as that she shall be shown.
She is 100 per cent loyal and then some.
She will go without accustomed purchases
most cheerfully if she is assured that it will
help "win the war," She puts her pin money
into thrift stamps. But sha does ask that
she be taken out of the baby class and put
into the adult class, and told all about it
It vjould be ludicrous if it were not in
so many cases not far from , tragic hpw the
prices of the common necessities of life shoot
skyward the moment that they are mentioned
by the authorities in any way. The govern
ment says: "Go slow on meat. The allies
need it. Eat fish." And immediately we
have nothing but flying fish, soaring so high
that their oldest friends can no longer recog
nize them. A certain amount of this would
naturally be due to those ancient enemies of
humanity, supply and demand; but it is. hard
to find a housewife or a restaurant patron
who believes that it is all due to this. It is
too sudden, Alpine and unanimous.
But that is not the worst, When the
good word comes that we have met the de
mand for meat and that we can now eat it
again, does the price of fish fall? Not so
you'd notice. Once a price ,gets up it seems
utterly unable to climb down again. It goes
up joyously like a skyrocket, but it makes it
dangerously dbry to look down.
We are going to have a fine opportunity
now to judge the exact relation in these cases
between supply and demand. Hoover has
sent over the nappy word that we need no
longer deny ourselves wheat. While we
were saving wheat to feed Europe and we
did it magnificently and effectively the price
for what little we were permitted to buy
aviated, and the portions of wheat products
served in the hotels and restaurants ap
proached the vanishing point. Bread became
a luxury. Will bread now become cheap?
Will the cost of wheat products go back to
.the old figures? Will the portions served
return to the good old wholesome sizes? The
housewife will believe it when she sees it.
Naturally, the housewife asks questions.
The housewife is the purchasing agent of. the
home. Men make money come, but women
A Florida paper pretends -to regret the fact
that we will all be called Yankees after the war,
Anybody who wants to be called "Johnny" may
have the privilege.
make it go and they are compelled to make
it go a very, very long way these days. '
The housewife wants to know:
Why prices always go up and never come
Why, when the government commands
her to eat certain foods, it does not take any
visible steps to prevent the venders of these
foods from making them so dear that she
simply cannot buy them.
Why foods which are not put on the war
index seem mysteriously to become as scarce
and costly as those which are.
Why the substitutes she is compelled to
take in order to get a small allotment of what
she really wants go up in price like an Amer
ican aviator trying to get above a Hun raider
when we are not shipping a pound of them
to Europe and are presumably producing at
least as much as ever
Why the prices- of articles already manu
factured and in stock go up, though the mer
chant would have sold them gladly at the
old price if they had not been "mentioned"
in some way in a government order.
Why the government cannot prevent this
when they know they are about to issue an
Why the government cannot prevent this
things that the government buys, but not the
things that the unknown housewife buys.
Why the government can regulate the
prices and the distribution of some things,
but not of others apparently not the very
things she, the noneconomic, the nonprofit
eering, the unorganized housewife, wants to
Doing Germany's Dirty Work
The examination of Dr. William Bayard
Hale by the attorney general of this state
in his investigation of the German propa
gandists destroys one other American repu
tation which was once good, and enlarges
by one the group of Americana who were
taking German money to do Germany's dirty
work in this country.
Rumely, Hale and Viereckl It is a distin
guished trio and recalls Devery'e character,
ization of a triumvirate which briefly ruled
Tammanv hall, as "Soort. Two Spot and
Joke." Rumely would do very well for the
eno ot tnat nit, ana vierecu ror u wuu
term, The latest evidence given out by the
attorney general indicates a certain fitness
on Hale's part for first position in the epi
rram. He was at least takinu a sporting
chance when, after having been sent to Mex
ico by the president, he hired out to AIDert
and Dernburg secretly to edit the German
propaganda given out here and then had the
final proofs sent to the publicity agent of
the Hamburg-American line, because he
wished his connection with the Germans
Perhaos the' most notable of Hale s serv
ices in this secret capacity was the editing
of the famous speech which Dernburg de
livered in Cleveland after the sinking of the
Lusitania, the speech which caused Djm
burg'e departure from the country. That
speech was written in New York by some
one whose name has ,not yet been disclosed.
It was edited by Hale, according to the evi
dence given out by the attorney general, sent
to the printer by him and then telegraphed
to Cleveland for delivery. There were van.
ous other jobs of propaganda work which
Hale did. but the reason for his employ
ment was not his eminent fitness as an editor
but because he was considered a friend of
President Wilson and was known in the Per.
man council as "the' kitchen door to the
White House." The next year Hale became
the front door in Berlin ot Hearst a interna
tinnal Newt service and exoressed the in'
tentinn of atavinc there' nermanently. ' He
is not, however, in Berlin, but in New York,
appearing as a witness in legal proceedings
th ova ft irnna nf utiirh il tint made OubllC.
Berlin is a notoriously unhappy plate for
Americans in these davs. but there are two
of three Americans who we .imagine would
be extremely glad to get tnere it oniy me
going were good. Brooklyn fcagie.
Far be it from us to say that these ques
tions of the humble housewife would puzzle
for a moment a skilled economist or an offi
cial apologist. They will probably be mere
child's play for either of these learned gen
tlemen. All we suggest is that they should
be answered; for of a certainty they are be
ing asked constantly, caustically, conten
tiously, cholericatly, in every market, every
store, every restaurant, every household in
Moreover, it will be good tactics to an
swer them before we start another Liberty
loan campaign. For not a few peop)e are
feeling that their incomes are first taxed and
then mortgaged for Liberty loans, but that
the residue on which they must live is not
protected from the profiteer, petty as well as
prodigious, who pilfers the lean housekeep
ing purse of 10,000,000 hard-working families.
War Work of Elderly Women
The London Mail asks, "Are we fair to
the women of SO?" and pays them this
tribute: "Their hearts are golden, their loy
alty priceless their willingness to persevere
in any work they are put to, their punctual
ity, their generosity."
An inquiry among the wounded soldiers
in British hospitals disclosed the fact that
they preferred the older women to the
younger nurses. -
One soldier said wistfully, "I think silvery-haired
nurses like to mother us. They
do not tire like the younger ones, who look
upon us as the patients. To the older women
we are sons."
To many of the younger women going
into the work, it isjust a wonderful adven
.ure, There are splen-.d women of middle age,
in perfect physical condition, possessed of
chraming personality, and that rare tact
which enables them to see at a glance and
understand the sick boy's needs, who have
been refused in the service. And yet their
very years have given them their 'experience
and broad view of life, and taught them to be
self-effacing and self-sacrificing.
Surely there is work for the mother type
in this time of stress.
People and Events
Fortunate is the man who has the time.
the inclination and the tools to lose himself
near a tisri hole, '
A man arrested at Bangor. Me., as a soy
testified that he did not know there is a war
in Europe. Once more the bliss of ignorance
gets a vindication.
No bottled goods over the bar" is the
new rule for Chicago saloons bearing the
seal ot Uncle bam. It means business and
is not to be trifled with. However, the'
growler is free to accelerate' the pursuit of
happiness and headache.
The fool and his money continue vindicating-
the adage. Louis Manzione of Chicago's
Italian sector staged a drive with a growler
into the hundom, carrying' a roll of money
in his belt Louis came back somewhat dis
figured and minus belt, money and beer. ,
One Of the ballyhoos of St. Louis insists
on the supereminence of the town by the
bridge as a maker of near beer. The ab
sence of the "kick" is not considered a draw
back, since much of the near dry belt hops
to any imitation carrying the color and foam.
Every emergency, like necessity, pushes
genius to the fore. One of the class springs
a sure thing to stop auto thieving. Merely
a detachable tank which the owner, on park
ing his car, takes along as he would a suit
case. Simplicity itself, provided enterprising
thieves neglected to invest in portable tanks.
Tom Lawson, the famous Boston sport
and trust buster par excellence, has been
called intg a debtors' court at home to ex
plain why he does not pay a judgment for
$177.31 and costs for stenographic services
in connection with the congressional 'leak"
investigation. Ye that have tears to shed
for Torn, spill 'em now.
Philadelphia has been annexed to the com
muters' belt of New York. Any Quaker
town resident using the $31.86 monthly rate
must look like the photograph on the ticket.
Under the spur of war conditions tin shows
marked designs of becoming a precious
metal. Last year it stuck around 3Q cents
a pound.. Now it brings $1 a pound and
I TODAY I
One Year Ago Today In the War,
Von Mackensen crossed the Busltsa
rive on a wide front
War department palled for 100,000
men to man 95.000 aircraft
Enlistments in the regular army
reached the authorized maximum f
The Day We Celcbraw.
Dr. Rodney Waldo BUm, physician
find sin-anon, born 187.
Marvin Hughltt born in Cayuga
county, New YorK, 11 years ago.
I,ouis B. Banna, former governor
of Korth Dakota, bom at New Bright
on Pa.. Ef years aao.
Pr. Edward & Parson, dean of Col.
fTA&a col lege, porn in Mrpoaiyn, w.
Y. ! vears aeo.
Charles Nagel, former secretary of
eummerce and labor, born in toiO'
rado county, Texas, ti years ago, v
Yh!i Dav In History.
1TS7 Thomas Telford, the Hoottlsh
engineer whose name is known by a
method 61 road building he invented,
torn in Dumfrleshira. . Died in Ion
don September . 14. ' -
im Perathe Christian suburb of
Constantinople, was nearly destroyed
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mS-r-Tnornton A! Jenkins, Farra
-uts fleet captain ia tha Mississippi,
led la Washington, D. O. Bora in
, Virsrfnta. December 11. 1811.
IK 03 The coronation of Pop Pius
x too place at et. Peter i bi Rone,
JusiOY ears Ago Today
Julius Pearse, chief of the Denver
fire department, was In the city on
hie way east
M. p. Kinney ef the city engineer's
staff, picked up a human jaw bone
near Bellevue and now tt ia used to
J. Seymour Judd ef the division
freight agent's office of the Union Pa
cific, went east on a two weeks' vaoa.
tion.;- : . .; , i. : , .
The Swedish Boclal club ef South
Omaha held their first annual picnic
at 8arpy Mills. Twenty teams met
the 10 o'clock dummy and conveyed
Omaha visitors to the grounds.
Dr. B. ?. Cook of Mendota, 111., a
prominent physician in that state, pas
MM Flatting vr, lUiPft - .
Aimed at Omaha
Plattsmouth Journal: The Orrteha
Bee is still bussing as lively aa ever.
York Times; omana is to nave a
nubile bath house on Jefferson square.
The hoboes are greatly alarmed and
may keep clear or tne ,-uaie vuy.
Kearney Hubi Tha presiaent is de
sirous that Congressman Lobeck be
returned from the Omaha district.
The only thing that may hinder, will
be possible lack of votes.
Martlngton Herald) Omaha Is be
coming more gay and wicked every
day, and, as tne cumax or us invou
ties,U is going to stag a state horse
shoe contest some time in August
Kearney Hubi Sugar' bootleggers
are being run to earth at Omaha, who
secrete tha preeloua saccharin on
their persons ana use it at note is ana
restaurants in addition to the table
supply. Miscreants! ,
Valley Enterprise: According to
the recent school census, Omaha has
passed the 100,000 population mark.
It ia rapidly developing into a great
city of which Nebraskana should feel
proud. Its stock and grain markets
have been a marvel to the country
the last few years, as well as its sub
stantial growth. And last but not
least Us recent campaign toward civic
reform appeals to all Nebraskans and
they are proud to acknowledge it as
tneir metropolis. .,i:
What Dreams are Made Of.
"Do you thl.ik that the things one
eats influences one s dreams? '
"Undoubtedly. I ate a porterhouse
steak the ether evening and dreamed
about bankruptcy all nighf-Boston
Minneaoolls Journal: The Nevsky
Prospekt Is that tha bolshevikl them
selves will have nothing to eat soon.
Minneapolis Journal: "Black Amer
icans!" cried the foe. Then there was
a rush and a line of vibrating German
heels ever the horison,
St Louis Globe-Democrat: When
tha German people finally discover
what has hanpened they will not be
very enthusiastic about hochlng the
Washington post: Congressmen in
the trenohes can learn a great deal
about the art of wearing gas masks
which will be useful in forthcoming
New York Herald: Unconsciously
the kaiser sometimes tejla the truth.
In his latest ravings he speaks of the
onslaught of the hosts of freedom as
"overwhelming-" It ia-
Louisville Courier-Journal: In the
German army an officer who exposes
himself needlessly to danger Is tried
by court-martlak None of the kais
er's sons has been haled before such
a tribunal. ;
Brooklyn Eagle: Baltimore eourta
decide tha peanut vending is an es
sential industry. They forget how
useful the , vender;) might be at the
front in tne capture of hungry booties
without a drop or niooasnea. ,
. Baltimore American: A Swiss law
yer pleaded for leniency for his client
accused of robbery, on tha ground
that he bad lived a Ion? time in Ger
many. That ia the way the rest of
the world will lopk at ii for a long
time to eom
Twice Told Tales
George Ely Crosby, champion fly
caster, said at an anglers' dinner- in'
"Gentlemen, J'll conclude my re
marks without any mention of the
war strategy of the allies, for I know
no more about war strategy than my
new housekeeper knows about fly fish,
"I was getting ready for a week's
trout fishing' when my housekeeper
bustled in with some sticky, speckled
papers that she started to shove in
iny srip. '
'Whaf are yon doing with those
ffy papers?" I shouted.
''I've been saving "em for you every
day, Mr. Crosby,' the old dame said.
You know you told me you always
had to buy flies when you wept fish
Doing His Duty. 1
Jimmy had been coaxing his mother
all d: y for some pf the new jam
that she had made, and in order to
Mscourage him she tried to tell him
that It did not turn out well, and that
she -would have to give it to the lit
tle dog, Toodles, next door. A few
hours later ehe found him in a cor
ner of the pantry, all smeared up
with the Jam and tha jar half empty.
n answer to his mother's questions
u to what he was doing he said?
"Toodles don't ltke jam, and I know
that Hoover says you mustn't frow
nything away, so I thought I would
at it"i Chicago Tribune,
The New York Herald published
the following in its letter column on
July 20: w
Not John Devoy.
New York City, July 10, 1918.
To the Editor of the Herald: In
the article fey Frank P. Stockbrldge in
Monday's issue of the Herald the
statement is made that Dr. Rumely
met and became the friend' of John
Devoy at the University of Notre
Dame, and that "part of the money
with which the Gaelic American was
financed Devoy obtained as a loan
from his prosperous , old university
This statement is false in every
word. I never met Dr. Rumely in my
life; I was never at the University of
Notre Dame; I am now 76 years ot
age and waa 40 when Dr. Rumely was
born, if Mr. Stoekbridga'a statement
as to the year of his birth be correct;
I never received any money from Dr.
Rumely, either as a loan or in any
other way, to finance the Gaelic
American, or for any other purpose.
The statement about me ia abso
lutely untrue and I demand an im
mediate retraction. JOHN DEVOY.
New York City, July 10, 1918.
To the Editor of the Herald: What
a treacherous thing even a fairly well
trained memory is! Of course, it was
not John Devoy who was Dr. Rumer
ly's classmate at Notre Dame. I owe
Mr. Devoy an apology for inadver.
tently using hie name instead of that
of the young man who borrowed
money from Dr. Rumely to finance
his short-lived journalistic venture.
FRANK PARKER STOCKBRIDGE.
No. Time to Talk Peace,
Rldgefleld Park, N. J., Aug. 2. To
the Editor of The Bee: Can it be
that the latest peace bleating of Lord
Lansdowne is timed to reach this
country coincident with the publica
tion of our first big casualty list?
Peace at this time would be the as
sassination of every human ideal for
which we stand. The German gov
ernment and the German people,
through their psychology and their
training, are a menace to tha liberty
of the world. Has their power been
broken? Not yet, nor will it be until
the day cornea when every man,
woman and child In Germany knows
that the German army has been de
cisively beaten. So long as German
arms can suffer defeat and still con
vince the home public that they pre
vail, Just so long will the German
menace endure. The German publio
must be taught once for all that there
Is in the world a righteous force
against which their brutalized stand
ards can never prevail. Any peace
short of that goal would be traitorous
to those American, heroes who have
gallantly fought and gallantly died.
We are on the eve of knowing the
extent of our first great sacrifice. We
need all our strength, all our faith and
all our resolution. The fetters that
Germany has forged must be struck
loose. Men must die to make men
free. Christ Himself died to win sal
vation for the world.
This is not the time to talk of peace.
This Is the time to resolve to spend
our last drop of blood, if necessary, to
free a stricken world. Up, America!
Your flesh stands between justice and
the damnable forces ot murder and
rape. The man among us who cries
for a German peace in thesa days is
either a coward or a traitor, .There
can be no peace until we have broken
the spirit of a nation that deliberately
set out to rule the world with the
sword, and with blood, and with Iron.
Democratic Promise and Performance.
Lodge Pole, Neb., Aug. 6. To the
Editor of Tha Bee: Can you find
out and inform the rest of ua why our
friends, the democrats, should be
peeved over the work of the state
convention doings at Hastings? That
dodge on prohibition and suffrage is
democratic and true to type. The
pautmaster dodger who wrote that
letter asking for a one-plank plat
form had his democratic text book
with him. He said ha did not want
any outside questions to be put into
the platform on account of the politi
cians. There, that will do, for the
facts are it was the politicians that
wanted the dodge-straddle-mean-nothing
platform, And it ia just as well
this way, seeing a democratic platform
means nothing, anyway, even those of
great words that were not "so many
sops to catch files with," but "were
sincere pledges of a great party to the
people, made to be kept." And they
were broken at almost the sacred
ratio of 16 to 1. There ia another
side to it The chauffeurs of the
Hastings steam roller knew where the
bulk of their vote came from. As a
proof look at the vote in the state
house on the county option bill, the
8 o'clock closing bill and the suffrage
bill, all of which they voted down,
and was only saved by the republicans.
So all you have to do to put them in
a hole ia to read their record.
GRINS AND GROANS.
"Ten yiars ago that follow told m ho
could nevar lova anybody but me. I didn't
accept bim, but itill '
"And ha has ilnca married 1"
"1 wouldn't wonder at that. But ha'i
been married four times." Loulsvllla Courr
"Tha praotlca of medicine haa chanced
a good deal In the last decade."
''Tea, a doctor can aucceed nowadays
without wearing whiskers." Kansas City
The Pest What's tha rreatest depth
you can reach?
The piver A little over five miles.
Tha Pest Impossible 1 Why you'd never
coma up again.
Tha piver 1 never said I would, Chi
He Yea, you know lt'a oostlnn ma $109
a year just to live because ef tha war
She I shouldn't pay It; It Isn't worth It
Friend (leaving the office with the toss)
I say, old man, you didn't lock your safe.
Boss No, I never do. It cost $300, and
Yeast l8a you'va sees back to your
old home town, cava you?"
Crlmaonbeak ''I oortalnly hava."
"And did anybody recognise youT
I ahould say so. Everybody I owed
money to recognised ma Instantly."
"Only those recognised you?"
w. ihout Run I owed everybody la
town when I left." Yonkers Statesman.
In daya of old were heroes
Who ventured forth to slay
Tha dragons fterca that menaced t
Their country In that day.
They freed tha land from terror,
Destroyed tha dragon bold.
Add now' la aong and story
Their names are traced In gold.
In modern daya ara heroes
Who go forth In their might,
God-given, to quell tha tyrant,
And put hla hordes to flight
A million strong thesa heroes I
From home and comfort fly.
Unto a land of peril
Wbera many bleed and die.
And en that r.eld of battle,
Fighting with noble aim.
Our heroes to an Imperiled world
An age-old truth proclaim.
That Ufa la mora than meat and drink,
And raiment, fine, and ease; '
They prove tha Immortal soul of man
Can rise above all these.
And when tha battle Is ended,
And the power of tha tyrant crashed.
When the smoke or guns has cleared away
' And the din of the conflict bushed,
' Above tha range of mortal eye
Will banner huge unfold.
Covered with namea of our hero-boys
Illumined on high in gold.
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Rates 11.75 la $3.50 Par Day
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