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The Omaha Bee
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Well, Kaiser Bill, now you know!
Left to the decision ofFoch, the prospect
for the kaiser getting a rest is decidedly remote.
Still, many people would have been saved a
tot of worry had the second answer gone first.
A separate note will be sent to Austria; but
why distinguish between the two great crimi
nals? Treat them alike.
A soldier with a foot six inches broad has
beep located at Camp Grant. Wait till he step
on "Germany's sacred soil."
Hoover's call" for saving food will be more
than ever imperative, now that the war is to
continue. Do not waste food.
A quarter of a million soldiers a month from
America will continue to land in France, just to
show the Huns that we mean it.
. '
Ludendorff flew into a rage and threatened
10 resign when he heard the news from Wash
ington. Now, isn't he the testy fellow?
Another thing worth remembering is that
"'' our allies, Great Britain, France and Italy, will
" .also have a voice in the final peace say-so.
Prince Max, having played his little part and
proved a flivver, is to get the hook. The kaiser
has plenty of gold bricks,, but finds trouble in
V locating customers.
Turkey is lagging a little, buoyed up by false
hopes engendered by the Berlin will-o'-the-wisp,
: but it will not be long until the crescent is low
ered in submission.
Lenine and Trotzky are reported to be quar
reling. It must be for sheer love of it, for there
is nothing left in Rusfia under their" control
worth fussing about.
Omaha's firemen are showing a commendable
spirit of patience, and it is up to the citizens, to
reward them by providing for the increase in
pay at the earliest chance.
The superiority of The Bee's new war map
of" the western battle front is attested by the
crowds who are studying it daily. Take a look
at the map just west of the main entrance -n
the Farnam side of the Bee building.
"Charley" Schwab's earnestly expressed wish
to "give the kaiser one damned good kick" con
tains no more of profanity than did Major Whit
tlesey's response to the request that he surren
der, and finds an acho in just as many American
The latest measure of coal conservation pro
poses to increase supply by conserving the
booze drunk in the vicinity of the coal mines.
Is the output of the coal miners greater irt dry
Kansas than in wet Illinois? That ought to be
susceptible of proof one way orthe other right
now. -
Duplication of stars and service flags causes
confusion, but perhaps it does no harm. An
illustration in point is brought up by the death
I of an Omaha newspaper man who formerly
v worked on The Bee,--leaving his employment
with us for an officers' training camp. Failing
to make1 a commission, he returned to work on
The Bee, and then on another, paper, but again
gave op his position to go into the balloon
school. Whose service flag should carry his
star? ,
-i '
( The Germans do the Americans in the Ar
gonne region the high honor of massing troop,
' artillery and all other forms of opposition to
prevent their coming through. And each day
the Yankee boys gain a litlte more ground, in
spite of the Huns' utmost resistance, and soon
we will hear that the wide door to' German re
treat has been closed by Hunter Liggett's army.
The critics who thought the , Americans had
been picked to take care of a quiet, unimportant
' lector had better study the map.
1 A
Thf American Spirit
.' Their names are Riven in the dispatches:
Vuleger, de Nevine (or Nevins), Ovesen and
Stellehwerf, indicating, with Boyce, Ringard,
Prime, Elam, Best and Newbury, a true Amer
ican mixture of racial stock. One was a lad of
17. '
' v These were the 10 who died out of a little
band from a coast guard crew in French waters
who volunteered to bring to port a British
5 cargo ship torpedoed and abandoned. To save
a ship now is to save life, since ships carry that
by which me live, in the great need of our allies.
Our coast guard ship was on escort duty
when one of the convoy was struck. A lieuten
nnt gained permission to take it into port.
Every man volunteered. Eighteen were chosen,
und with them went back to the fated ship its
captain and 11 British sailors of the bulldog
breed, just rescued . from impending death.
Storm and stress of waves made vain the labors
that in calmer seas might have saved the ship;
tight Americans were picked up fcy a destroyer
V ihat heard their wireless calls. The British cap-
tain and part of his men died with the 10 Amer
icans. - v , x
, No band tolay, no comrade to cheer, no
Vi tn riartrnoca anH nnnnrlincr wavps and
Ttrt-breaking toil i hese were what the vol'
ers knew they faced. The sea was their
of honor. No ship hits the stars ana
$ to the wind that does not bear their like.
'VYork World- . ,
Out of all the confusion of note-writing and
discussion one point stands clear the war must
go on.
' Nothing of the conditions essential to peace,
as outlined by the president, can be realized
while the Germans are present with an armed
force in the field. We are not at present con
cerned so much as to what use the German peo
ple may make' of their right of self-determination.
It is our task to defeat the military power
of the kaiser and make it possible for his present
subjects to freely elect for themselves what
form of government they will have. To do this
the campaign against autocracy must be pressed
with utmost vigor.
Having voluntarily assumed this duty, Amer
icans cannot afford to lag in any way. Lip serv
ice to our president will not be enough. He
must have all' that is needed to give force to the
declaration he has so deliberately uttered. In
making this declaration Mr. Wilson relies on
the unswerving devotion of his people, and in
this he will not be disappointed.
Just now the most ejTective- way for the citi
zens to show their determination is to buy Lib
erty bonds. The fourth loan has lagged, doubt
less because of the German peace drive. That
is disposed of now, so nothing is wanting but
the announcement that the loan has been over
subscribed. This, will not be the last bond is
sue, if we are to Win the war as the president
has indicated, but it is the supreme duty of the
Buy bonds and let the kaiser his doom
is sealed in America!
Over the Top Keep Going.
When American troops first went over the
top in France they were directed at a specific
objective. This they attained, but they did not
stop there. They went a little farther and took
a little more ground from the enemy, and they
have been doing it ever since. Their objective
is Berlin. If they are to reach that, they must
have the same SOU of support that they are giv
ing Foch. Omaha is over the top on the Lib
erty loan, but that is no place to stop; the quota
reached is a minimum, not a maximum, measure.
Keep right on buying the bonds, for each one is
a pledge to Wilson, to Pershing, to humanity,
that Americans are deadly in earnest in their
undertaking. We cannot fail, but we will end
the war all the sooner if we afford the means
for hitting hard right now. Buy Liberty bonds,
rienty of time for congratulations later.
Who Made This Break?
Transmitted over the wires from Washing
ton by the Asosciated Press Sunday night came
the message:
"The government asks the people to with
hold their judgment on Germany's note until
President Wilson has received the official
communication and has had opportunity to
consider it."
Who was it made this break? For it is
hardly conceivable that the president himself
had anything to do with the request or knew
anything about it. The text of the German
note had been made public the day before and
it was no more possible for the American peo
ple to suspend judgment on it while the presi
dent was consideringthe framing of a reply
than for a duck thrown into the water- not to
swim. The American people instinctively and
irresistibly passed judgment on the note the
moment it was read with the irrevocable ver
dict "unsatisfactory." From every direction,
and from every element of the population, came
the spontaneous protest against taking the note
as acceptance of our terms and an outcry for
following it up with a demand for unconditional
Who, then, assumed to be "the government"
empowered to stifle the voice of the American
people, if not to make them stop thinking until
someone else should think for them? Although
autocracy may strangle free speech in Germany
and Austria, ours is supposed to be a govern
ment "of the people, by the people and for the
people" a free government in- which public
opinion freely expressed is, and always must be,
a principal factor in the decisons of our chosen
representatives in charge of our national des
tinies. I
Change in German Sentiment.
The nation that so lustily sang the "Hymn
of Hate" now is chanting a different refrain.
Irt excerpts from editorial utterances, cabled
from the kaiser's land, is noted a change that
marks the progress of the thought of possible
defeat. On this side we know that no German
paper is permitted to print anything that does
not have the approval of the government.
Therefore, the severe criticism of the military
party, the charges that it deliberately duped the
people, and that it intrigued to prevent peace
at a time when it might have been obtained on
terms really favorable to Germany, must be ac
cepted as a proof that the kaiser's government
is preparing the people for an about-face move.
We will soon be given a new picture of the
Teuton, not as'a fire-breathing monster, career
ing to the establishment of a world-empire, but
as a most exemplary individual, a peaceful, gen
tle burgher, devoted to his home life and quiet
pursuits and anxious to be left undisturbed in
his domes'tic tranquility. However, we must
not forget that in 1870 Bismarck presented a
forged telegram at Versailles, suppressing the
one really sent from Berlin, and thus precipi
tated a war, and no German since that time has
repudiated Bismarck's act Deception in 1914
and since is not one whit worse, but has not
turned out quite so successfully. That is the
only difference.
An Astounding Request.
The Ukrainian cabinet has sent a message to
President Wilson, calling Ntis attention to the
fact that the Ukraine is occupied territory, and
that if his demand for thy retirement of German
forces from all such territory is insisted upon,
it "sovereign rights" will be infringed upon.
Jost what the cabinet means may only be con
jectured. If it is that the government can only
exist so long as it is supported by the presence
t oi uerman troops, tne sooner it Dreaks down
the better for the peoplexof the Ukraine. Such
a government has no right to live, for it cannot
represent the true interest of its people. In
this case the animus is plain. The present pow
ers that be in the Ukraine were put there by the
.Germans, and have since been of great help to
thekaiser, especially in the matter of stripping
the peasants of their food Supplies and turning
them over to the Huns. Not only the Russians,
bait humanity will be benefited by stopping this.
Right in the Spotlight.
Rt. .lev. James D. Morrison, who
enters upon his 75th year today,(has
been Protestant Episcopal bishop of
Duluth since the creation of the dio
cese in 1907. A native of New York
state, he received his academic edu
cation at McGill university, and then,
took up the study of theology. In
1869 he was ordained a deacon of
the Protestant Episcopal church and
a year later was given full orders.
Prior to reaching the epi, ' ate, he
filled nastorates in several cities of
Canada and in New York state. In
1897, while serving as archdeacon of
Ogdensburg, he was consecrat.d
missionary bishop of Duluth and 10
ye. . s later he was elevated to the
bishropiic. Bishop Morrison is wide
ly known for his eloquence and
learning. In 1898 he was Paddock
lecturer to the General Theological
semi, ary of New York.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
German naval forces occupied the
Russian islands in the Gulf of Riga.
British under Field Marshal Haig
continued a vigorous offensive in
French troops reported successful
in several attacks on German lines
at Verdun.
In Omaha 30 Years Ago Today.
The Omaha club gave a reception
in its new quarters to its members
and their families.
The Armour-Cudahy Packing
company bought their first cattle
today and will commence killing to
morrow. The Bishop and Wheeler Loan
company has filed articles of incor
poration. The capital stock is $10,
000. The incorporators are Joseph
W. Bishop, James A. Wheeler and
S. R Epperson.
Edward Rosewater left on a busi
ness trip to Chicago, Milwaukee
and Minneapolis.
Wells, Fargo and company are re
placing the office that was de
stroyed with a larger and more
commodious structure.
Harry Benson has accepted a
situation as bookkeeper with the
well-known firm of Dorsey Bros. &
The Day We Celebrate.
Edgar E. Calvin, federal manager
of the Union Pacific and other west
ern railroads, born at Indianapolis
60 years ago.
Brower E. McCague, secretary
McCague Investment company,
born 1874.
Charjes G-. Morgan, vice president
of the C. W. Hull company, born
John Kenneth Caldwell, United
State consul at Vladivostok, born in
Japan (of American parents), 37
years ago.
Congressman Frederick H. Gillett
of Massachusetts, leader of the re
publi:an minority in the house, born
at Westfield, Mass., 67 years ago.
William C. Potter, Chicago min
ing expert and financier, born in
Chicago 43 years ago.
This Day in History.
1781 Cornwallis made a vain at
tempt to escape with his army from
Yorktown across the river to
Gloucester point. ,
1843 United States government
proposed to the republic of , Texas
a treaty of annexation.
1870 French city of Soissons
surrendered to the Germans after
four days' bombardment.
1888 "Long John" Wentworth,
who established the first newspaper
in Chicago, died in Chicago. Born
at Sandwich, N. H., March S, 1815.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
1.538th day of the great war.
The Italian Parliament ha fixed
today as the date for resuming its
y A provincial conference of Cath
olics is to be held in St. Louis to
day to consider plans for the nation
wide campaign to be launched next
month to raise a $170000,000 fund
for camp community service.
Storeyette of the Day.
It was the sweet scent of the lilies
in the conservatory, the beauty of
the young girl's hair, or the excel
lent champagne he had taken at sup
per that led to his proposing to the
obscurity beneath a palm.
"It cannot be," she said. "I am
unworthy of you."
"Oh, rubbish." said he.
"It is true; it is true." And she
"You a:e an angel," he said ar
dently. (
"No, no: you are wrong," said the
girl. "I am vain, idle, silly, utterly
unfit to be your helpmate through
life." .
He laughed lightly, then said, in
a soothin voice:
"Why. this is sheer madness.
What sort of a wife do you think I
ouifht to have?"
"A very wise, deliberate, practical
woman," she replied, "one able to
live on your salary." Washington
Defeat of the Gerpian Army
Washington Poet: If Germany
really wants a quick peace, why
doesn't it send out Its high seas fleet?
Minneapolis Tribune: Those Ger
mans who raise such a row because
black men are fighting them proba
bly want to have the game called on
account of darkness.
Baltimore American: British
aviation officials have come to the
conclusion that bachelors make the
best air fighters. Married men. of
course, are more, experienced in
fighting with their backs to the wall.
Brooklyn Eagle: John D. Rocke
feller tucks away $5,000,000 worth
of Liberty bonds. Ida Tarbell would
have to admit that John D. is a
Wandy man to have around when
the world machine needs more gas.
New York Herald: It is only a
few days since wo were celebrating
a ship-building world's record of
1,956,435 gross tons In one year. The
September figures now made public
include 100 ships completed, of 301,
433 gross tonnage. It Is superfluous
to point out to an arithmetical na
tion thai this la at the rate of up
ward of S. 600.000 tons a year; and
we may yet do better.
New York Evening Post.
We cannot understand how acute is the chill
of fear which military defeat has cast around the
heart of the German people without recalling
the relation of the German army to the German
people. Kaiser metaphysics has exa'ted the
"state." The idea of the state as a super
organism has been the boasted contribution of
the German mind to the progress of civilization.
But too often when Germans have said the
state they have meant the army. With his
army Frederick the Great built the greatness of
Prussia. With his army Bismarck built the
German empire. The army has openly and
boastfully been characterized as the defense and
cement of German greatness. In his own
thoughts and in the popular view William II
has been first the war lord and only secondarily
the emperor. In the army the genius of the
German people has been described as attaining
its richest fruition. In the army there found
self-expression all those admirable qualities
which German modesty has been so fond of
monopolizing loyalty, discipline, laboriousness,
forethought, education. By their own confes
sion the Germans have put into their army the
best of themselves and now the German army
has been defeated.
This is the truth which the events of the last
six months have borne in upon the German con
sciousness. This is the thought which is as gall
and wormwood to the Junker soul. Had Ger
many been starved into submission, had it been
driven into defeat by exhaustion of man power,
had it succumbed to revolution from within,
there would have been a measure of consolation
for the war lord and his adjutants. But at the
present moment Germany stands defeated
through none of these weapons. It has been
beaten down by the weapon of its own choice
and worship, the sword. The kaiser even today
speaks of Germany's unequal fight against a
world of enemies. That is true only in the sense
that ultimate German defeat was assured. Ul
timately Germany's man power was bound to
dry up, its food supplies would have vanished,
its people would have risen against their mas
ters. But the simple fact is that none of these
causes have operated, except to a minor degree,
in the historic period from March 21, when
Germany almost had victory within its grasp, to
the present dy, when Germany confesses defeat.
Put away the war before March 21, suppose
the world struggle to have begun then, and how
did things stand on that day? Germany faced
its opponents in the west with an army which,
in spite of contemporary official denials from
allied quarters, we now know was stronger than
the allied armies by a quarter of a million men.
At the end of the May offensive it wassstronger,
according ito some observers, by half a million
men. When Germany began its great try for
victory in March if was stronger in war ma
terial. It had a goodly portion of the 2,700
cannon captured from the Italians last autumn
and the guns and munitions presented to it by
the bolsheviki. It had, finally, the advantage
of united command. By all tests, therefore,
men, material, leadership and morale, the kaiser
was assured of victory.
Instead of victory, William II envisages de
feat. The change has been brought about by
no miracle. We speak of our own army as hav
ing turned the tide of war, but the effect was
nut produced by the brute strength of American
numbers. At the present time it is doubtful
whether much more than half a million Amer
icans are in the front lines. It is doubtful
whether the fighting forces of the allies on July
15 outnumbered the Germans so heavily as the
Germans outnumbered the allies on March 21.
Nor, after the enormous captures of allied guns
and munitions could our advantage in war ma
terial have been very great. " Yet the allies have
compelled Germany to sue for peace. For the
moment we need not consider the "ways in which
this astounding result has been brought about
by steadfastness, ', by prodigies of energy, by
unity and inspirea leadership. The bare fact is
eloquent; what the German army set out to do
and failed, the allied armies, with no superior
initial advantages, have accomplished. Un
March 21 the Germans began a kaiser battle for
world domination', and have been beaten.
In tracing the march of events on the map,
hardly enough stress has been laid on the allies'
prisoners and the Germans introduced the
wprd booty. Prisoners and booty have been
from the beginning of the war the favorite Ger
man measure of victory. The underlying idea
has been, no doubtthat enemy dead and woundr
ed only testify to the enemy's resolution, but
enemy captives and guns testify to your oppo
nent s declining morale and your own superior
leadership. Today the test is turned against the
Germans. In less than three months they have
lost close to 275,000 men, more than 3,000 can
non and nearly 25,000 machine guns. The only
parallelthe Germans can cite are the demoral
ized Italians last Autumn, the unarmed, starv
ing Kusian hordes in 1915. That close to 300.-
000 German soldiers should have gone into the
prisoners cages in 12 weeks, that the incom
parable German army should be yielding and
breaking like so many "decadent" Mediterran
eans, like so many uncivilized Slavs, - a phe
nomenon to strike panic into the fjerman heart.
The end of all .things may well be approaching
when the German army the noblest work of
dott, is deteated.
Good, Plain American .
After all, it's the thought that gives elegance
to words and the occasion that establishes their
suuammy. ii one is in a parior one can not
use the expression Go to Heir without peril
to his standing as a gentleman. N But if one
has been surrounded by Hun enemies who have
been trying for four days to exterminate him
and his comrades and on the fourth day of
sutlering and anxiety he receives a note from
the enemy suggesting surrender and he shouts
"Goto hell." he gives a sort of sublimity to
the words that no expression elegant in itself
would have had. He means what he says and
he says it in the most emphatic way he knows.
There is no profanity or vulgarity about it. It
is exalted language.
One is reminded by the story of Major Whit-
telsey of Victor Hugos classic story of the
old guard who, in the battle of Waterloo, when
he was confronted with the alternative of death
or surrender, accepted the former with an ele
gant expression of contempt which Hugo de
votes several paragraphs to eulogizing. The
old guard's expression was one of contempt
onjy contempt of death and of his enemy at
the same time. Maj. Whittelsey s words con
veyed not only contempt of death but defiance
of the enemy.
It was good, old American language. Nor
folk News.
People and Events
"There was intermittent bombardment of
Somme-Py,' says a fighting front dispatch. It's
a safe bet the Yanks swept the Py counter and
made the Huns sore.
"The Huns are beaten to a frazzle!" exclaim
ed a Yank, limping to the hospital. Here's
hoping St. Peter will not hand the message to
Michael. One, war at a time is aplenty.
Landlord profiteers manage to get away with
the loot at Washington, in spite of congressional-threats.
Minor profiteers in i the food line
tried a like turnover.-tinmindful of the minions
of Hoover. In boosting milk from 5 to 10
cents a glass, they didn't get very far. Revo
cation of a few feedery licenses made the prof
iteers "holler" and promise to be good. Where
proclamations fait, the wise regulator swings
the club.
The last lingering remnant of "Soapy" Smith's
abbreviated career vanished with bankruptcy
of his Skagway cafe, known to Alaskan pro
spectors for 20 years past. "Soapy" turned his
toes skyward long ago, not being as quick on
the trigger as an unwelcome caller. Long be
fore that involuntary suicide "Soapy" reigned
in Creede and put several notches on his guns,
which made the Colorado-climate too hot
his health, , ,
Over There and Here
Amsterdam reports that Karl
Liebnecht. anti-kaiser socialist, is
to be given hia liberty. Junerdom
relents as defeat advances.
Three meatless days are the rule
in Hungary and the remaining four
carry short rations of meat Hun
gary for peace? Sure thing.'
Lo, the poor Indian, sets a hot
pace for paleface patriots down Ok
lahoma Way. Last reports give In
dians credit for $2,600,000 subscrip
tions to the Liberty loan.
Official retail prices for cured ba
con in England is 32 cents a pound.
In Omaha the fair price makers
think 87 cents is Just right From
which it may be inferred that money
comes easier here.
Despite the wreck and ruin of up
standing things in Rhelms, 25,000.
000 gallons of wine have been saved
from the thirsty gullets of the Huns.
Enough to celebrate "unconditional
surrender" and then some.
A writer in the New York Times
traces -the nickname "doughboy"
back 233 years to a book entitled
"The Buccaneers of America,"
printed in London in 1685. The term
then applied to primitive cakes of
bread called by the English "dough
boys." Private Larry Halleran, United
States army, of Flushing, L. I., tried
to enlist 57 times before breaking in.
Doctors said he was shy on kidneys,
but the 58th medic let him go to it.
An Omaha boy, minus a few toes
on one foot, had a similar experi
ence, but not so mamy trials. Army
and navy recruiting officers turned
him down, so did the draft doctors
and the transport units. Still the
persistent scrapper managed to get
in while the doctors were lookinc
the other way, and Is now in France
doing his bit.
Mrs. A. Do you do all your own bak
ing nowadayt?
Mrs. B No, Indeaa. All I can afford
Is to make "patty-cakei" for the baby.
Philadelphia Bulletin.
He' the tidiest man I know."
"What makes you think so?"
"He can' even fill the grease cups on
his car and not iret most of the grease on
himself." Detroit Free Press.
"A man should not stare at a pretty
girl If he has his wife with htm."
"Decidedly not."
"Besides he can get an eyeful out of
one corner If he's at all smooth." Cin
cinnati Enquirer.
"In the other life," said the theorist,
"we simply develop the tastes we have had
In this.1'
"Ha" said one of his hearers, "that's
hard on the smokers." Baltimore Amer
ican. ''Our coins are not as artiste In appear
ance as they used to be."
'Perhaps not. But you're not supposed
to keep them about you so long." Wash
ington Star.
Creditor Tou couldn't ride around In
your fine automobile If you paid your
honest debts. '
Debtor That's so. I'm glad you look at
it In the same light that I do. Boston
' uven a oaa arcmteci couia not spoil
a police court building."
'Why not?"
'Because no matter what he does with
the plans, lt Is bound to be a fins place."
Cincinnati Enquirer.
"Peck says his life was ruined by two
women. '
'How was that?"
One did not marry him and ona did."
Boston Transcript.
Omaha, Oct 8. To the Editor of
The Bee: Attention has been called
to the definition (with htsturlcal al
lusion) of the old word "Seax" In
the Century dictionary, which in
these days of "parleying" with the
German enemy sems to bear partic
ular significance to the case at hand:
"Seax, n. a curved one-edged
sword or war knife used by Ger
manic and Celtic peoples; specific
ally, the largest weapon of this sort,
having a blade sometimes 20 Inches
In length."
"They Invited the British to a
parley and banquet on Salisbury
plain, where, suddenly drawing out
their seaxes, concealed under their
long coats being crooked swords,
the emblem of their Indirect pro
ceedings they made their Inno
cent guests with their blood pay
the shots of their entertainment"
(Fuller Ch. Hist. I. v. 25.)
The Germans may have a "seax"
concealed somewhere about their
clothes, and lt might be well to defer
all diplomatic conversation until
they have been submitted to a thor
ough search. C. F. M,
Woostcr Applauds Whittlesey.
Silver Creek, Neb., Oct. 13. To
the Editor of The Bee: The story
of the refusal to surrender on the
part of the "lost battalion" In the
Argonne forest, as it appeared In the
newspapers of the 11th, is the best
thing from the front I have read
since the beginning of the war. The
answer of Major Whittlesey, without
an instant s delay, to the demand for
surrender and the responsive shout
of approval of the boys of his com
mand was enough to make an old
soldier's blood burn through his
hide. "Go to hell" was the answer,
and lt showed the spirit that will an
nihilate the Huns if certain people In
high places will ult this peace
If the ladles of the Woman's Re
lief corps will make an appropriate
battle flag for that battalion with
those words, "Go to Hell," inscribed
thereon In letters of gold, I would be
glad to blow myself for $! to help
meet the expense. And then if the
boys, with Uncle Sam's consent.
would let me carry It for them "dur
ing the war," or as long as I lasted.
I would be the happiest man In
France, and would not ask for pay,
pension or other emoljments.
that was Imparted to them. I ca
assure you that, no matter wher
my orders may take mo, I shall not
forget the editor of The Bo and hit
able corps of assistants. Tou cer
tainly can feel proud of the fearless
manner In which you presented th
issues involved In this crisis and for
the unlimited space you have volun
tarily given to every patriotic en
1 beg to remain, with very great
respect, stneerely your friend.
Major Quartermaster's Corp
Major Maher's Adieu.
Omaha, Oct. 14. To the Editor of
The Bee: I have been relieved as
depot quartermaster, Omaha, Neb.,
and am under orders for extended
field service, and before I depart I
desire to express my appreciation for
the many kindnesses extended to me
personally and to express my great
appreciation for the stauncii support
your paper has given everything that
went to help in the great cause we
are all interested in.
While your reporters have been
alert to get all information possible
pertaining to military matters, they
never violated any request that was
made not to publish information
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