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THE BEE'S SERVICE FLAG
Well, autumn surely made a good start.
Another Santa Claus ship is to be provided
for the boys over there, so get your presents
What a frightful frankenstein the kaiser
built when he set Lenine and Trotzky up in the
murder business 1
If the Dutch get hungry enough, or mad
enough, the kaiser may hear something drop in
his own backyard.
One hundred thousand workers added to the
productive class is a fair vindication of the work
or fight order.
Omaha Serbs are following the local Czechs
back to the battlefield. These aliens do not
ljelie their profession.
"Gasless Sunday" has shifted the joy-riding
casualty list to Saturday night, but that is the
only noticeable difference.
King Cotton may not come very far down
from his perch, but he is to be reminded that
he is not absolute in this country.
Omaha's Liberty loan workers make a very
respectable brigade themselves. If each one
tells a bond and buys a bond, the drive is over
The Nebraska school teachers know where
Ihey want to hold their annual gatherings,
whether their choice pleases some anti-Omaha
agitators or not.
It was bad enough when the cow jumped
over the moon, but now that we see the pig
breaking her altitude record daily, her perform-
ince looks tame.
With bacon at 65 cents a pound, the average
man is inclined to walk on tiptoes when goipg
past the pigpen nowadays for fear of arousing
his majesty and sending the price still higher.
Discovery of two bales of army clothing in a
prk lagppn might serve to support a tale of
German spy activity, but the chances are the
whole thing may be traced back to a common
place box car burglary.
If you get an annual pass signed in Mr. Mc
Adoo's own hand, it will be good on any rail
road in the United States. Such a convenience.
Does away with the big bundle favored ones
used to have to tote around.
Some of the inside "dope" on the bargain
between the democrats and the Nonpartisan
league may now be brought out, since "Boss"
Gooch ii trying so hard to retain his place on
the State Council of Defense. .
Setting a price for sugar beet pulp reminds
l that progress is being made steadily. Not a
great while ago the problem of the sugarmaker
was to get rid of the refuse. Now its sale is a
matter of government regulation.
Senator Lewis comes home with word that
the kaiser is worried. He did not need to travel
to Europe to find that out, for plenty of evi
dence is furnished daily' of the distress of the
senior member of "Me und Gott."
Senator Smoot has asked that John Brown
ing, the "gun man," be given a medal by con
gress. If ever a man won such distinction by
reason of his contribution to Improvement in
man's weapons, Browning is the one.
' Brothers, separated for a generation, met in
Omaha and celebrated the reunion by going to
a hospital for an operation. This exhibition of
brotherly love ought to have some effect, on the
war, If one only has time to ferret it out
The .more publicity given the records, the
more shameful appears the bargain between the
Hun and the bolsheviki. Lenine and Trotzky
had their revenge on the orderly elements of
society, bat their own "comrades" have paid
most dearly for it.
Pershing and St. Mihiel
' Marshal Foch measures his words. When he
compliments General Pershing and the officers
and troops under his command upon 'winning
"a magnificent victory by a maneuver as skil
fully prepared as it was gallantly executed," he
speaks with military exactitude the verdict that
history will find. ( .
Everyone has known, even Berlin, what
American troops could do. Until St. Mihiel no
" one could be qutie sure what the American
command could do. No American general or
staff officer had had experience in handling such
vast bodies of men in actual combat. Modern
warfare demands a complexity and accuracy
of staff preparation to which Napoleon was a
- stranger. . .
There was the best bf augury in General Per
shing's modesty. His administrative work has
been of the highest quality. His loyal second
ing of allied leadership when American troops
-vere brigaded with Jhe French on victorious
iields was a bright record of the war. When
his time came to command, there was no lack
of mastery. No action of the entire war has
been lought with greater skill, dash and pre
cision. In military history the pinching out of
the St Mihiel salient will be a classic.
General Pershing has proved his title to his
rank and his authority.-Tew York World,
AMERICA AND EUROPEAN POLITICS.
A writer in an eastern weekly seriously
questions the propriety as well as the expedi
ency of the United States having a seat at the
"peace table." His objections rest on the
ground that we are not ready to assume even
remotely any responsibility for European poli
tics. Arguing from this point, he contends
that we will be morally stronger if we withhold
our presence and allow the Europeans to ad
just their differences between themselves, ap
pearing, if at all, solely as an arbitrator.
In a considerable sense these are the argu
ments advanced against the retention of con
trol by the United States of the Philippines.
Response then made will serve now: We are
there. America has assumed definitely certain
obligations with relation to European politics
and economic conditions that cannot now be
repudiated. We are implicitly pledged to the
restoration of Belgium, the return to France of
its lost provinces, to the erection of the Czecho
Slav republic, to the revival of Poland, and the
setting up of new and stable government in
Russia. From these tasks we cannot recede.
TO quote Washington's warning to his
countrymen against entangling alliances will
scarcely serve, for that. advice must be consid
ered in the light of its day. The policy on
which we find ourselves embarked, through the
progress of our destiny, does not include all
the future. America will assist in rearranging
the political map of Europe, but only through
the League of Nations, or whatever device may
be adopted for such control, will we participate
in the future of that country. Expressly are
we pledged to the dogma of self-determination,
and that surely comprehends our active help in
restoring submerged peoples to such place as
will enable' them to choose for themselves the
form of government they deem suited to their
With this accomplished our benevolence will
extend only to the maintenance of interna
national peace and good order. What we did
in Cuba, in the Philippines and in China we can
do for Europe, and without departing in the
least degree from our moral or ethical stand
ards, while to do less might subject us to future
reproach for failure to completely discharge an
undertaking. America certainly should preside
at the peace table.
To End the Russian Terror.
President Wilson has taken the initial step
to enlist the civilized nations of the world in a
concerted movement against the bolshevik ter
ror, now hanging over Russia. The absolute
limit of savagery appears to have been at
tained there, under ministrations of Lenine,
Trotzky and their irresponsible associates and
followers. Under pretext of putting down a
"counter revolution," the bolsheviki are com
mitting the grossest of excesses'.
Murder is the commonest of acts in Russia
today and accounts recently published give
color to the report that Lenine has set about to
execute his often made threat to exterminate
the "bourgeoise," in which class he includes all
who have or had property, who have education
in any degree, who were prosperous or thrifty
before the revolution, or who do not now con
sent to his rule of unreason. This has carried
the revolution to the point where only the ig
norant, the brutal and the vicious will be left
on which to found the republic of brotherhood
the promoters of the present dreadful disorder
expect to establish. Lenine and Trotzky have
terribly revenged themselves on society; their
betrayal of Russia has succeeded beyond any
thing they might have hoped for, even with
It is now for the civilized, orderly govern
ments of the world to bring an end to the
dreadful orgies of the unwashed in Russia. That
the bolsheviki will yield to moral suasion may
well be doubted, but even Germany must be
impressed with the necessity of putting down
this terrible monster raised up by connivance of
the kaiser's agents. The task will not be easy,
but it is before the world and cannot be evaded.
What Holds Holland Back?
Hollanders are hungry; rioting Dutchmen
clamor for food, and demand relief from the
government. Plenty awaits, the coming to
America of Dutch ships, now lying idle in
home harbors. When the question of Dutch
shipping was acute last winter, and the queen's
government was debating the proposals made
from London and Washington, an offer of
100,000 tons of cereal foods was made by the
United States, to be furnished without condi
tions. This food has never been called for. Is
it to be believed that the sturdy descendants of
the Batavians, whom Caesar failed to conquer,
have chosen to starve in preference to daring
the U-boats? Such a conclusion will be reached
with great reluctance, but if this is not so, why
do the steamers swing empty at the docks in
Rotterdam and Amsterdam? A few weeks ago
it was announced that' the Dutch had deter
mined boldly to seize German ships interned
in the East Indian ports to recoup themselves
for U-boat losses, but that this course has been
carried out is not known. However, Holland
has ships enough to carry food from America
to its own ports, and the food is here, ready to
be loaded. Only the German terror intervenes,
and it may be when the burghers get hungry
enough, they will send vessels for provender
and defy the Hun pirates as other nations have.
Over the Top on Shipping.
While the U-boat menace has not been
entirely removed, and may not be while the
war lasts, its presence hereafter will be an
annoyance only, and its activity wanton destruc
tion rather than a real factor in the conflict.
For not only did the submarine fail to prevent
the United States from reaching France in time
to stop the Hun's rush, but it has been out
stripped so far by shipbuilders that it has lost
the other race. In August shipyards in the
United States alone launched more tonnage than
the U-boat destroyed, and this was one of its
best months. Vessels lost totaled 259,000 tons;
vessels launched in the United States alone
amounted to 261,000 tons. With the output of
British, French, Japanese and Italian yards, the
advantage is most decidedly in favor of the
builder. Meanwhile, the pursuit of the pirates
has not slackened, and each day sees safety in
navigation made the more secure.
Roumania's crown prince is fleeing for his
life from the Hun, but the Prussian crown
prince is safe as long as he has a German sol-
dier to thrust between himself and danger.
1 TO DAY
Right In the Spotlight
George F. O'Shaunessy, who is
slated for nomination for United
States senator by the Rhode Island
State Democratic convention which
meets in Providence today, is the
present representative of the First
Rhode Island district in the lower
house of Congress. Born 50 years
ago in Ireland, Mr. 0"Shaunessy ac
companied his parents to the United
States in infancy. His youth was
passed in New York City. After
completing the law course at Co-
lumbia University he began the prac
tice of his profession in the metrop
olis. Soon he became prominent
in Democratic politics. He served
for a time as deputy attorney-general
of New York and later assist
ant corporation counsel. In 1907 he
took up his residence in Providence,
where he continued his active inter
est in politics. One term in the
Rhode Island legislature was fol
lowed by his election to Congress in
One Year Ago Today in the War.
The "Rainbow" division reviewed
at Camp Mills by Secretary of War
British destroyer sunk in English
channel by German submarine. Fifty
of crew saved.
Argentina defered action against
Germany on receipt of disavowal of
In Omaha 30 Years Ago.
The prohibitionists paraded the
streets with a torch light procession
and held a meeting later at Jeffer
The twelfth annual convention of
the American Humane society will
be held in Toronto and Nebraska
will be represented by Dr. Geo. L.
Miller, Mrs. Orpha C. Dinsmore,
W. J. Broatch, Mrs. J. M. Thurston,
Harold Gifford, Mrs. J. W. Savidge,
Guy V. Henry, Mrs. G. A. Joslyn
and P.'H. Allen.
Ex-governor Butler addressed 50
men at Cunningham hall. His sub
ject was "Capital and Labor."
The Nonpareils went to South
Omaha, where they played the Jet
ter and Young nine for $50 a side.
The Day We Celebrate.
Abraham Lincoln Reed, president
of the Byron Reed company, born
Edward M. Martin, attorney-at-law,
Dr. C. O. Robinson, physician and
surgeon, born 1865.
Rev. James L. Barton, secretary
of the American Board of Commis
sioners for Foreign Missions, born
at Charlotte, Vt, 63 years ago.
Dr. Sidney E. Mezes, president of
the College of the City of New York,
bcrn at Belment, Cal 55 years ago.
Joseph D. Sayers, former govern
or of Texas, born in Granada, Miss.,
77 years ago.
This Day in History.
1786 John England, first Catholic
bishop of Charleston, S. C, born in
Cork, Ireland. Died in Charleston,
April 11, 1842.
1862 United States troops de
feated the Sioux Indians in a sharp
battle at Wood Lake, Minn.
1870 Toul was surrendered by
the French to the Prussians, after
a gallant resistance.
1886 The Unitarian Church Tem
perance society was organized at
1888 Francois Achille Bazaine,
the marshal of France who surren
dered Metz to the Germans, died in
exile in Madrid. Born at Versailles,
February 13, 1811.
1914 French captured Peronne,
on German right wing.
1915 Greece mobilized her army
in reply to Bulgarian mobilization.
1916 Twelve Zeppelins in night
raid over London and the English
coast killed 38 persons and injured
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
One thousand and fifteenth day of
the great war.
Today marks the beginning of
The National Green Grain Deal
ers' association meets in annual con
vention today at Milwaukee.
Two thousand employing printers
and publishers from all parts of the
United States and Canada are to
gather at Atlantic City today for the
annual convention of the United
Typothetae of America.
Primary campaigns involving
nominations for United States sena
tors and other officials to be voted
for at the November election will
come to a close today in Massachu
setts and New Jersey.
Exhibits showing the great strides
that the chemical industry in Amer
ica has made since the beginning of
the war will be placed on view to
day in the Grand Central palace,
New York City, at the opening of
the Fourth National Exposition of
the chemical industries.
The 44th annual convention of the
American Bankers' association,
which will be ushered in today with
meetings of the several sections in
Chicago, will be strictly a war con
vention. Wartime questions facing
( the bankers of the country will be
discussed and a program of, pro
cedure designed to assist the gov
ernment's financial plans during the
coming fiscal year will be laid down.
The proceedings of the convention
will continue through the entire
Storyette of the Day.
"Pa," said little Willie, "what's an
"An echo, my son," answered pa,
casting a mean side glance at little
Willie's ma, "is the only thing on
eartb that can cheat a woman out
of the last word."
"Another definition of an echo,
Willie," observed ma, "is a man who
goes to old almanacs for his alleged
And then nobody said any more
words but Willie, whose infant mind
was naturally confused by all this
persiflage. Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Teuton Grip On Steel
New York Times.
The German grip on steel, and why the allies
will never make peace on the basis of the pres
ent war map, is discussed in the Magazine of
Wall Street by Samuel A. Benner, former gen
eral manager of sales of the Larnegie steel com
nanv and at nresent vice oresident of the Fed
eral Export corporation of this city. Mr. Ben
ner spent a number of years investigating pro
duction and market conditions of steel in all
parts of the world, and two years ago made a
thorough investigation of Kussia s steel produc
tion. now in the hands of Germany. He re
turned last month from an eight months' tour of
Latin America, which he visited with a view to
anticipating the severe competition which he
expects from Germany after the war in the
After referring in his article to the new and
terrible facilities of warfare let loose by the
central powers in the earlier stages of the pres
ent war, Mr. Brenner discusses the tremendous
importance of the control of the coal and iron
deposits of Europe. Passing from considera
tion of the Prussian evolution of big caliber
guns, barb wire entanglements, gas bombs and
liquid fire, Mr. Benner says:
"All the developments have proven conclu
sively that the waging of war by industrial na
tions, such as those now fighting, involves im
mense quantities of firearms of all sizes and
classes, as well as unthought-of supplies of pro
jectiles. This is equally true of all means of
transportation on land either by railroad er mo
tor car, and is also true as regards airships, sur
face boats and submarines.
"Metals are necessary for all these things,
and of all these metals iron, in some form
or other, holds the paramount place. The ob
ject of this article is to exhibit concisely the
situation today, at the beginning of the fifth
year of the war, as regards the manufacture of
steel the modern form of iron. All the arts
of metallurgy require heat and for its produc
tion coal is generally used. This is especially
true in the modern manufacture of iron, so this
article will briefly comprise coal.
"Within a few months after the outbreak of
hostilities the central powers were in possession
of Luxemburg, Belgium,, northern France and
Russian Poland, thus obtaining control of the
large iron industries located in those countries.
Since then the collapse of the Russian empire
has occurred, and the central empires are now
in possession of southern European Russia, giv
ing them the control of practically all the iron
industry of Russia.
"There has been no necessity during the war
for the central empires to build additional iron
making capacities for the reason that the facili
ties at their disposal ever since August 1, 1914,
have been sufficient for their needs, even at the
high rate of demand for military purposes
caused by the war. Taking into account the
known figures of steel-making in all the terri
tories now controlled by the central empires, the
total capacity at their disposal at present
amounts to about 35,000.000 tons of steel ingots
per annum, or about 3,000,000 tons per month."
Mr. Benner points out that prior to the war
a large percentage of the capacity referred to
above was used for exporting out of Europe.
All this export trade was discontinued at the
start of the war. The capacity in control of the
central powers that was normally devoted to
export has been available for miiltary purposes
and was sufficient to take care of the enormous
demands for war purposes. For this reason, the
writer says, the Teutonic powers as a whole do
not appear to have built much, if any, capacity
for making steel in addition to that in existence
August 1, 1914.
U4 A JJWSy fQ
The estimated steel-making capacity for all
the rest of the world is figured at about 67,000,
000 tons of ingots per annum. A table accom
panying Mr. Benner's article gives the estimated
capacities by countries at the outbreak of the
war and the additions built since then. As of
July 1, 1914, it is shown that, the central powers
controlled 49.3 per cent of the steel-making ca
pacity, against 48.4 per cent by the European
allies. Neutrals in 1914 were credited with but
2.3 per cent. On July 1, 1918, however, through
conquest, the central powers controlled 68.1 per
cent of steel-making capacity, whereas the Eu
ropean allies' steel capacity had been cut down
to 28.9 per cent, neutrals standing at 3 per cent.
As to coal, the geological formation of Eu
rope containing this necessary substance in me
tallurgy extends from Great Britain on the west
to southern European Russia on the east. These
coal fields lie only along the center of Europe
from east to west, and in consequence there is
practically no coal on the continent of Europe
itself outside of the areas now controlled by the
central empires. The coal lands in southern
European Russia now in possession of the ene
my are vast in extent and the quality of the coal
is high. Iron ore, limestone and manganese are
found in large quantities in close proximity to
Mr. Benner emphasizes that the making of
steel in south Russia, although now amounting
from 400,000 to 500,000 tons a month, is still only
in its infancy and is capable of enormous ex
pansion. The modern manufacture of steel re
quires the use of iron ore, limestone and coke
in the blast furnace for the production of pig
iron and the manganese in the steel furnace for
the ultimate refining of the metal. All these
necessary raw materials are found in profusion
in northern European Russia.
The importance of the coal deposits now
held by the central powers is indicated by Mr.
Benner. From the mining of theraw materials
onward the making of steel and the finishing of
the same into usable forms require more tons
of coal than tons of ore, so except under extra
ordinary conditions the ore is always shipped
to the coal. In all the operations thus involved
probably five tons of coal are used to one ton of
steel ingots, so that the United States, for ex
ample, is now using well over 230,000,000 tons
of coal per annum in its steel trade.
In conclusion Mr. Benner says:
"Among the expressions in the public press
of the central empires that have been escaping
from time to time to the outside world, we often
see reference made to the supreme importance
of raw materials and that no basis of peace can
be acceptable to the central empires unless full
provision is made for their control absolutely
of such raw materials. We can be sure that the
paramount importance of coal, iron ore, lime
stone and manganese is thoroughly appreciated
by the enemy peoples, especially those of the
two central empires.
"After four years of costly war they have
succeeded in obtaining possession of the coal
and manganese of continental Europe, and of
the nearest deposits thereto of iron ore and lime
stone. It is the height of folly to think that our
enemies will now surrender these hard-won
spoils without further and long-sustained efforts
to retain them.
"A look through German eyes at the prize
involved in the present struggle one-third of
the world's facilities for making steel, with its
capability of enormous expansion, together with
the absolute control of nearly all of the coal ex
isting in the continent of Europe itself is suffi
cient to enable us to appreciate our enemy's
point of view. To minds molded by feudal au
tocracy to the belief that the despoiling of the
weak for the benefit of the strong is only right
and natural, the greatness alone of the prize is
ample excuse for any act of frightfulness against
any people, whether enemy or neutral, and for
any effort, no matter how hard or how long.
"This, then, is the situation today. Its seri
ousness for the allies and neutral countries is
great indeed when the arogant spirit and ruth
less methods of the ruling powers of the central
empires in both war and commerce are duly con
sidered. If the central powers win the war and
succeed in making peace with their present rul
ing powers still in control, the mining of coal
and the making of steel on the continent itself
is almost altogether in their hands to be used
for their own weal, or for the woe of the rest of
A Submitted "Angelus."
Omaha, Sept. 21. To the Editor
of The Bee: "O Lord, our God, all
victory Is Thine. In this great con
flict grant that those who bear our
arms may be right and do that which
Is right In Thy sight, that they may
go forth conquering and to conquer.
Amen." See 1 Chron, 29:11; Peut.
6 1 8 R 6 v 6 2
EDITH DARLING GARLOCH.
About the German Language.
Omaha, Sept. 21. To the Editor
of The Bee: In your issue of Sep
tember 20 there appeared a very in
teresting1 article headed "Rev. Herr
mann Attacks the State Defense
I am not one of the council,
neither do I feel that it needs any
assistance from me in conducting its
affairs, but it is not the Council of
Defense which is attacked. The at
tack is upon the commonwealth,
which the press and the people and
the boys coming back from over
there will amply defend.
What is the use of winning this
war if we still foster at home the
elements we fight abroad? The rev
erend asks us, "What has the Ger
man language to do with kalser
ism?" It is the engine which pulls
the train of German kultur. "What,"
he asks, "have the German descend
ants in this country in common with
the house of Hohenzollern?" The
answer is easy. German.
The reverend places upon our.
noses a field glass of his own mak
ing, with the barrels reversed.
Through the "big making glass" he
Fays see us loyal, law-abiding, God
fearing people. Through the other
barrel he tells us we are fighting a
principle not a language, and he
wants to know what language has
to do with kaiserism. Thanks, Mr.
Man, we can see better with the
naked eye. The bunch must sepa
rate themselves not apparently, but
in reality. When this war is over
the man who gives his citizenship
to this country must give his heart
to it also as a Christian gives his
soul to Christ.
If all the kaiserism in the world
were in the kaiser's skin Germans
would have easily disposed of it; It
would not have been dragged
through the virtue of Belgium and
France, and through the very heart
of Liberty until millions of men and
millions of mothers sacrificed their
all and countless children starved.
When this war is over a loyal, law
abiding, God-fraring man will be re
spected regardless of his descent, but
he must prove himself and so con
duct his life that he will not have
to wear a gas mask to eat his cheese
or tell his story he must practice
as he preaches and all the little
churches in the country districts
which Rev. Herrmann laments as
failures will prosper together.
For those to whom German lan
guage is dearer than the liberties
of the United States there will be a
place over there when the war is
over. You cannot find all the an
swers to all your whims in any one
land you must choose. We choose
for ours the permanent safety of lib
erty and though we win at arms we
shall not claim to be victors unless
our victory bears fruit at home and
abroad. E. R. GIBSON.
How to Hang the Flag.
Dunlap, la., Sept. 18. To the
Editor of The Bee: I wonder
if you have the navy rules regarding
the care and putting up of our flag,
Old Glory? I have two boys in the
service; one is over there and the
other on a transport carrying our
boys over. I do not like to see the
ag put up with stripes hanging down
instead of parellel as I think they
should be, and I want the proper
way. I think Americans should
know the proper way and care of our
dear flag. I will be glad if you can
furnish these rules to me.
MRS. M. J. GLEASON.
(Answer In reply to inquiries the
adjutant-general of the War depart
ment has stated that while it is with
in the province" of the War depart
ment to prescribe rules and regu
lations governing the matter in ques
tion for observance within the army,
it is beyond its province to prescribe
any such rules and regulations for
the guidance of civilians or to un
dertake to decide questions concern
ing the subject that are presented
by civilians. He goes on:
"There is no federal law now In
force pertaining to the manner of
displaying, hanging, or saluting the
United States flag or prescribing any
ceremonies that should be observed
in connection therewith. There are
two federal laws on the statute
books that have a bearing upon this
subject: one is the act approved Feb.
20, 1905, providing that a trademark
cannot be registered which consists
of or comprises, inter alia 'the flag,
coat of arms, or other insignia of
the United States, or any simulation
thereof,' and the act approved Feb.
8, 1917, providing certain penalties
for the desecration, mutilation, or
improper use of the flag within the
District of Columbia.
"Considerable discussion has arisen
throughout the country concerning
the proper manner of hanging and
displaying the flag for decora
tive purposes. As already stat
ed, there is no federal law
governing the subject, and in
dividual opinion differs as to the
proceedure that should or should not
be allowed. It has been suggested
that as far as possible the hanging
of the flag should be restricted to
suspending it from a flagpole, in the
regular way, and not to displaying it
otherwise; that for purposes of
decoration only, the national color"
should be arranged in the form o'
bunting and not to be used in th
form of a flag; that if it is nevp
theless the desire to use the flag fr
decorative purposes It should alwa'
be hung flat on the inside or outsld'
of buildings, with the union to th
north or east, so that there will b'
a general uniformity in the posi
tion of the union of each flag dis
played; that the flag should rarely
be displayed in a horizontal position
or laid flat; that under no circum
stances should it u hung where it
ca. easily be contaminated or soiled
or be draped over chairs or benches
to be used for seating purposes, and
that no object or emblem of an
kind should be placed above or upon
Backward, turn backward, oh time In thy
Make me a boy again, Just for this fight
I'm longing to be In the scrap over there
Ita dangers and trlumphi to Joyously
Longing to help keep The Watch on the
At any old place where the fording Is fine
Longing to help give the knlser a punch.
And put him to sleep and all of his bunch.
Longing so hard I almost could weep,
To put him to sleep, fellows, put him to
"Omaha. E. A. B.
Be Sure That You Are Registered
So You Can Vote November 5.
Round About the State
Scottsbluff landed the state Irriga
tion school and the local chest swells
and pulses with Joy.
Hartington Herald announces its
readiness to negotiate a peace treaty
with the kaiser "on terms of uncon
I'rospects for gasless Sundays west
of the Mississippi river have no ter
rors for the Fremoift Tribune or the
Norfolk News. Evidently they are
ready for the worst. Anyhow, way
side scenery is not as Inspiring as in
midsummer and the time for winter
storage honks nearer every hour.
Efforts of Omaha manufacturers
to Induce country girls to take jobs
in this city draws a note of protest
from the Beatrice Express. "Gage
county," says the Express, "has over
1,400 in the service of Uncle Sam,
with others ready to respond when
the call comes. Under the circum
stances the county has no girls to
spare, as they will be needed at
Editor Huse of the Wayne Herald
"slipped one over" the boys on regis
tration day. Judging by the clear,
neat and peppery appearance of the
Herald, reflecting the youthful glow
of the editor, friends expected to see
him line up with the 5s or less.
Nothing doing. Absence from the
registry surprised the crowd of
watchers and a chorus of "you don't
look it" somewhat lightened edi
torial regrets for the stack of years
Wayne' Herald comes back with a
modification of the apples-going-to-waste
report which brought num
bers of offers of purchase from
Omaha dealers. "The impression
has been created," says the Herald,
"that apples are as numerous in
Wayne county as leaves in Vallom
brosa. We did not get from our in
formant nor seek to convey the idea
that apples were so plentiful here
that they could supply the rest of the
state." That's different and correc
tive. The original report apparently
expanded as it traveled. Let the
Herald take credit for bringing to
light the vigilance of the forces of
conservation and the readiness of
the market to absorb any food sur
plus. Center Shots
St. Louis Globe-Democrat: Presi
dent Wilson said all there was to
say and said it promptly.
Detroit Free-Press: Don't whim
per; the new tax bill won't be a
marker to what the kaiser would
have done to you.
Minneapolis Tribune: Austria
talks about peace "as if It were some
kind of a horse trade.
Kansas City Star: The speed with
which Washington answered the
Austrian note must convince Em
peror Karl that our postal facilities
are almost as good as our troop
Louisville Courier-Journal: A
German prisoner seys he had heard
that Americans first feed and then
torture German prisoners and finally
kill them. The fact is they first feed
them and then leave them to rumi
nations which might torture a man
with a conscience.
Brooklyn Eagle: The bombing of
21 German towns in August carries
the war to the headquarters of
frightfulness. In the International
rough-house the fellow who started
the row must expect to spend his
last days nursing his last breath.
Washington Post: "The more
troops America sends the more ships
will be needed to carry food to
them," says Herr von Payer, the
latest sauerkraut logician, who tells
the Germans that a bigger American
army in France will necessarily
starve to death.
Baltimore American: The French
government has started a movement
to fix Individual responsibility for all
violations of recognized international
law, especially cases of atrocity, and
to punish them after the war, as
other crimes are punished. There
seems to be crystallizing everywhere
a' sentiment that those guilty of these
atrocities shall not be allowed to es
cape punishment by pleading the ex
cuse of war. To this end the evi
dence available is being carefully
"I read somewhere th other day that
there Is enough phoaphorua In a woman'
body ts me lie 8.000 boxea of matches.'
remarked Mrs. Gnbb.
"Huh," replied Mr. Oabb. "No wonde
you are always flaring up." Cincinnati
"I'm up against It."
"What's Iho matter now?'
"I'm supposed to have a birth eertlfl
cate to show the draft board, and we've
searched the records and can't find any
evidence that I was ever born." Detroit
"I have a friend who tried to put politics
on a motal basis and then complained
that people made game of htm."
"What else could be expected when he
wont on a wild goose chase ?'' Cincinnati
"My doctor wains me not to overeat"
"Any objection to thnt?"
"No. Only I could have got the same
advire from Mr. Hoover for nothing."
"What would your mother eay, little
boy," demanded the passer-by virtuously,
"If she could hear you swear like that?"
"She'd be tickled to death If she could
hear It," answered the bad little boy.
"She's stone deaf." Fun.
"I see that more than 10.000 people In
the t'nlted States own German war bonds."
"Yes. Hut rltfht now good loyal Tank!
are knocking the bottom out of that In
vestment." Baltimore American.
Mrs. Pick I wonder how soldiers in
the trenches manage to get their clothea
dry when they wash them.
Mrs. Stick (cheerfully.) I suppose they
hang them on their firing line. Town
Novelist Robert W. Chamber! aald at
the Century club In New Tork:
"The war has changed all thing. W
older writers are quite disoriented. We
don't know how to write, any more.
"ImnKlne describing a girl's ear today,"
he said, ''as ahell-llka." Detroit Free
"The man In the moon must be an
optomlst," observed the Old Fogy.
"How do you make that out?" aaked
"He Is always making light of thing."
replied the Old Fogy.
THE BUCK'S ANTICIPATIONS.
"I guess I won't be glad again to aee th
folks at home:
To plant my Army hob-nails on a good,
To have the old cap tilted at an angle
on my dome,
And tell 'cm all about It up and down
the old-time beat.
"To tell 'em everything I saw
From New Tork to the Rhine!
To tell 'em how we butted In
And helped to break the line;
But not until It's over
And we've slipped 'em merry hell
For until the Hun Is beaten,
There'll bo not a thing to tell.
"I guess I won't be ready when they
sliirl the other way.
To slog along the .good, old town that
waits across the sea;
To put the final touches on the thing!
I've got to eay,
And tnke a bugrler back to shoot when
he blows reveille.
"To tell 'em all there Is to tell
Alout each dally stunt;
Of shell and gos and shrapnel.
And of life along the front;
But not until it's over
And we've cracked the Kaiser' pell
For until the Hun Is beaten,
There'll be nothing fit to tell."
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