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    THE BxJE: OMAHA, 'lDESDAY. OCTOBER 22, -1918.
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la them. Address chanted aa often as requested.
Sixty stars now in. The Bee's service flag.
The Dutch have again taken Ilolland-r-also
a few Huns along with it.
Why should a United States postofrice dis
play a democratic campaign card?
' Grand Island affords some proof that all the
bootlegging in Nebraska is not done in Omaha.
Yes, but just think of the way the democrats
stood behind McKinley each with a hammer in
his hand.
' But you cauVstand by Wilson by voting for
' jtickle-the-Germans,' democrats who won't
Hand ly him. v
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- The kaiser talks of hauling off the U-boat
as a concession, but not till after it had proved
, a failure for his purpose.
The latest note from the German govern
ment, replying to the virtual ultimatum of Pres
ident Wilson, interpreted as a demand for un
conditional surrender, does not meet the re
quirements. In no sense, generally or spe
cifically, is it responsive.
Its main element is found in the closing sec
tions, which announce that the constitution ,of
the Gernvan confederation has been so changed
as to provide for a responsive and responsible
government. Such a change-necessarily would
A.i u-c .i ,i.m,,i ,,.t,l
South Omaha il!8 N 8t. lltc uciuic we pusiuciiio utiiiauua wuiu
unVn'-LW.1uVfM11' 8'' ! b me. but to say that the present government
possesses "the confidence of a majority of the
Reichstag." and therefore fills the bill, is to in
sult our intelligence. The present Reichstag
was elected seven years ago; its term of office
has expired, but it has been continued by im
perial rescript, and its majority has been over
whelmingly in favor of the war, and even now
is completely under control of the junker' ele
ment. To take its word for anything is equiva
lent to taking the word of the kaiser.
v It will be difficult to believe Foreign Secre
tary Solf is serious in asserting that "the offer
of peace and an armistice has come from a gov
ernment which is free from any arbitrary and
irresponsible influence." To add ErzbergerVnd
Schiedeman as ministers without portfolio to
the congregation of war lords who made up the
imperial cabinet will not materially change its
nature, and certainly should' not deceive the
world outside.
Promises to respect passenger r learners were
made in 1915 and broken; offers to desist from
devastation sound hollow in light of what has
happened. In fact, the note contains nothing
but what might have been expected from a gov
ernment that is hard-pressed and sees in an
armistice possible escape from utter defeat in
the field. It holds nothing that may reasonably
change America's resolution Jo win yfie war.
Germany nay not be able to win the war by
talking about it, but is earnestly "striving to
achieve victory that way.
When taking the name of Abraham Lincoln
in vain, the Omaha Hyphenated at least ought
to quote the great American 'correctly.
Apparently the State department was keep
ing a much closer watclt pu the Xeuen wireless
this time than it did a week or so ago.
It's a cinch no lawyer would start court pro
ceedings to head Omaha off, from municipal
home rule uuless a good fee were attached to
trie job. i ' '
Do you appreciate the artistic excellence of
,The Bee's new rotogravure section? If so, call
it to the attention of'your neighbor and tefl him
to subscribe for himself.
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The Lincoln Journal dubs thein "the Ilitch-
cokenzollerns with an army staff made up of
Chief Commissary Mullendorf and General
4,XeiJleburg (and Chancellor,, Morchcadimilian."
'SnoufVaget ' I
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1 Mike Clark ought to-be re-elected sheriff
almost unanimously, if only as an endorsement
of the successful fight he made to clean out the
("gymnasium" bunch infesting the basement of
'the court" house. '
The Fight on the Home Rule Charter.
That there are hidden forces opposing a
home rule charter for Omaha regardless of its
contents'or character is disclosed by the appeal
to the courts for an injunction to keep the ques
tion of its adoption off the ballot. The basis of
j the, action is wholly technical with reference to
. the time elapsing between publication, and the
date of election and the alleged failuse to nle
posit twenty-five copies along with the original
I copy when filed with the city clerk. The pro
posed charter, itself, as explained by the charter
commission, does not make a single' conscious
change in the existing law governing the city
xcept as it empowers the council to increase
t"he pay in .police and fire departments to meet
the pressure of war conditions. ,
Plainly, the animus behind the attack is not
because of defe-cts in the charter, but because
of the.hom rule feature of its enactment. Some
people or interests do not want the people of
Omaha to control their wu charter-making
and deprive the solons at Lincoln of their long
exercised and much-valued prerogative of legis
lating on our purely local affairs. This opposi
tion to the present charter may also give a hint
at what killed the original proposal of a home
rule charter masked behind two or three minor
features that) could easily have been later
amended if the people saw fit to change them.
Home' rule for Oniaha " has been a long
fought contest and will now be won only if the
people wake to the vital importance of putting
it over.
Why djoes our democratic county treasurer,
M. L. Endres, who has always heretofore
paraded his initials only, now resurrect his name
"Michael" in his political advertising? Is it be
cause he thinks he can camouflage his German
? Or is it a bid for Irish votes? Or is it
If it(wcre political treason for "Jim" Slayden
of Texas to vote against tabling the McLemore
resolution, what is to be said for Charles Otto
. Lobeck of Nebraska, who voted the same way
Slayden did .oil that question? Will the "acid
test" be applied to him, or will he get by for the
reafon that Postmaster General Burleson's
brother-in-law is not a candidate against him?
Can you recall the fight the World-Herald
mad ! on Burkett in the First and Mercer in
the Second Nebraska districtV'irt 1898, when the
question of re-electing a congress to support the
president in the war with Spain was at issue?
And do you remembrr how Mr. Bryan resigned
his-cornmission as colonel and hurried to Wash
ington to oppose ratification of the peace treaty
with Spain?
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Old Idea in New Dress
The league of nations to enforce peace is a
modern phrase, but the idea' is centuries old.
Henry IV, back in the sixteenth century, con
ceived' a plan for the federation of European
states, with a central senate and an international
armytand nary supported by all the states, the
ultimate purpose being the settlement of inter-
national disputes by judicial process. The
great work of Hugo Grotius, in the first part of
the seventeenth century, a work that is the basis
)f international law, looked toward a world
.:ourt; and later William Penn, the Quaker, ad
vocated a congress of the European nations.
One of the strongest pleas ever made for world
! peace was by Kant, Germany's greatest philoso
pher, a century and a quarte. ago. Kant's plea
ts the more remarkable in that he declared that
one of the essentials of a lasting peace was that
; the nations entering into such agreements would
'. oeedto be democracies. This is in entire har
mony with President Wilson's declaration that
. this war has become a people's war, that the
people must define the terms that shall end it
. nd theconditions under which the world in the
iuture may preserve peace.
' The Holy Alliance, designed to keep the world
it peace after Napoleon's Jownfall, was a league
3t sovereigns instead of peoples, and despite its
loly name and protestations, is of 'unsavory
memory. There, is little hope that a league of
nations will ever secure permanent peace unless
t be the expression of democracy.
A league of nations would not be complete
- without Germany, but it cannot be the German
'government. as at presenfeonstituted. The mil
tarist imperialism of Germany must be de
- stroyeA-vThe . Hohenzollern must go. When
Ihe German people create a new government
' which shall be responsible to the people there
s no reason why that government should not
oe received into the league for the 'preservation
.'and enforcement ofpeace. .This does not mean
1 that Germany will not have to suffer and to pay
for the crimes it has committedLeslie's
, "Party of Glorious Traditions."
Every now and fhen some democrat, "intox
icated by t4e exuberance of his own verbosity,"
as once was said of an eminent vocal erupter of
that persuasion,1 reminds his hearers that his is
a "party of glorious traditions." Especially are
these fellows fond of cornparing Woodrow Wil
son to Abraham Lincoln.
Among the glorious memories of the demo
cratic i party are that from I860 on it fought
Abraham Lincoln at every turn. Jn 1864 it de
clared the war a failure and sought to bring
about a peace that would confirm secession.
The' "Knights of the' Golden Circle" is one of
its treasured inheritances.
Memories of the soup house days of the
early '90s cluster thick and fragrant around its
party temples, still devoted to free trade.-
Another tradition of radiant effulgence is
that in 1898 the democrats in congress voted
against allowing McKinley funds with which to
conduct the war.
In mory recent days we find its name en
twined with the McLemore resolution, the
Hitchcock-Lobeck embargo bill, the Shallen
berger amendments to the selective draft law
and similar proof that in all its days it has not
changed its nature.
AH its "glorious traditions" summed up
stamp it a? the party of obstruction and not of
progress. Its headlight was on behind in 1860
and has never been relocated.
Twenty-five Million Bondholders.
When the unwashed orator mounts his soap
box in the hereafter,' and noisily raises his note
of protest, complaining of the plutocrats and
bloated bondholders, he will be including 25,
000,000 at least of his fellow citizens. That is
the record put up by the fourth Liberty loan.
Four million five hundred thousand bought of
the first loan, 9,600,000 pok part in the second
loan, 18,200,000 went into the third, and now it
is estimated that more'-han 25,000,000 have sub
scribed to the fourth. It is fair tO( presume that
each of the purchasers m the preceding loans
bought bonu in the fourth, but allowing for
that, the' record shoWs an increase bordering on
21,000,000 in purchasers from the first to the
fourth, and that 7,000,000 buyers came in this
time who were not represented before. On the
estimate made by the Bankers' Trust company
of New York, of 23,500,000 family groups in the
Uijited States, the showing is most satisfactory,
as it plainly indicates that every family in the
union owns at least one bond-More than 30,
000,000 bonds will be called for to fill the orders.
If anyope doubts the popularity of the issue, or
the willingness of the people to support the war,
let him look over the figures presented here.
The New" York World argues that govern
ments do not surrender, tnat course being left
for armies. If the World will study President
Wilson's latest noe to Germany it, may dis
cover that the president had in mind the un
conditional surrender of the German govern
ment, which includes yiu armies. Les, than
that will hardly satisfy. ' , i '
Right in the Spotlight.
James A. Gary of Baltimore, who
celebrates his 85th birthday today,
was for many years a republican
leader pf national prominence. A
native of Connecticutt, he moved
to Maryland in 1840 and after, com
pleting his education entered into
partnership with his father, who was
head of a large firm of cotton duck
manufacturers in Baltimore. In due
course the son became head of the
firm and in later years attained a
place as one of the most foremost
business men and financiers of the
Maryland metropolis. In 1870 he
was a.repubfffan nominee for con
gress and in 1879 he was the choice
of his party for governor. For 16
years he represented Maryland on
the republican national committee.
Mr. (Jary's only public office was
that of postmaster general of the
United States, which he held for a
time in the cabinet of President Mc-Kinlev.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Field Marshal Haig reported suc
cess of British attacks in Belgium.
Germans carried their invasion in
theXjulf of Riga to the mainland.
Kaiser refused tc accept the res
ignation of Admiral von Cappelle,
minister of marine. ,
In Omaha 30 Years Ago Today.
This evening the parlors of the
Hotel Barker will be thrown open
for a reception to Mr. C. O. Raemer
and wife, who have just -returned
from their bridal tour.
Thirteen carloads of tin plate ware
have been received at the custom
house today.
John L. Carson, accompanied by
D. H. Mercer, left for Pittsburgh, at
which place Mr. Carson will wed
Miss Ella Taggart. '
The grocery clerks of this city
held an unusually large meeting at
Grand Army hall, at which William
Maher presided.
A meeting of the Cigar Makers
union was held, at which the subject
of a home label was discussed. It
was decided to agitate the matter
with dodgers, in the press, by
speeches and on the occasion of the
opening of the. Omaha and Council
Bluffs bridge.
The Day We Celebrate.
Fred D. Wead, real estate and
loans and member of the Water
board, born 1866.
A. J. Love, president of the Bren-nan-Love
company, born 1864.
Leander L. French, vice presi
dent of the Onip.ha Wall Paper com
pany, born 1879.
Earl H. Ward, office manager for
the Midland Glass & Paint com
pany, born 1879.
Raymond Hitchcock, a musical
comedy star, born at Auburn, N. Y.,
43 vears ago.
Paul Martin Pearson, professor,
at Swarthmore colleee, born near
Litchfield Citv. III.. 47 vears ago.
Rt. Rev. Frederic W. Keator,
Episcopal bishop at Olvmpia. Wash.,
born at Honesdale, Pa. 62 years
This Day in History.
1812 The city of Moscow was
wholly evacuated by the French,
after a possession of one month
and eight days.
1885 Opening of Lake Superior
section of the Canadian Facific rail
way. 1893 The public funeral of Mar
shal MacMahon was held in Paris.
1914 Special war tax measure ap
proved by President Wilson.
1915 Germans made violent but
unsuccessful assaults on the lines
east of Rheims.
1916 German airplane dropped
bombs on Sheerness, a fortified sea
port at the mouth of the, Thames.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
One thousand five hundred forty
fourth day of the great war.
Princeton university today cele
brates the 172d anniversary of its
founding. v
Reports to be presented at the
annual meeting of the American
Board of Commissioners for For
eign Missions, which is to open to
day at Hartford, will show that the
receipts of the organization for the
past year were greater than ever
before, notwithstanding the strain
of war times.
Storyette of the Day.
Charles Belmont Davis, the writ
er, said on his return from England:
"The English are too chivalrous.
They let the Huns abuse their chiv
alry. In tWe Justitia case, you know,
a submarine came right up in the
middle of the English convoy, sank
the Justitia, murdering a lot of
passengers of course, and .then sur
rendered. By surrendering the mur
derers escaped all punishment.
"You English are too easy," I
said to an M. P. at White's.
"What would you have us do?"
the M. P. asked.
"Well," said I, "air raids are still
pretty frequent, so I'd have jou. as
a beginning, put Red Cross signs
on all your prison and internment
camps." '
Four industrial states, Pennsylva
nia, New York, Massachusetts and
Illinois, -will have to pay v three
fourths of the taxes levied in the
new war revenue bill.
In Germany now it ts necessary
to wait hours for a permit to buy
footwear, and the would-be buyer
may have to wait 12 to 24 hours in
a long line outside the shop offering
The trade of the United States
with Latin-America the last fiscal
year aggregated $ 1,770.000,000.
against $750,000,000 in the year pre
ceding the war, a gaip of about 136
per cent. .
German soldiers In northern
France' last year burned down the
very houses In which they had been
most hospitably entertained by the
French women and children of the
occupied districts.
Unconditional Surrender
From the Congressional Record of October 10.
Senator Pittman of'Nevada, having accused
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts of censori
ously criticizing the president's note to Ger
many, and having insinuated that in doing so
he represented the republicans in their attitude
of opposition to the presidents policy, the sena
tor from Massachusetts made a reply, from
which these paragraphs are taken:
"The senator from Nevada (Mr. Pittman),
as he always does, undertook to give a party
complexion to this subject. Mr. President, if
there was any party advantage in it, aud I do
not suppose there is the slightest, I say to you
with all the solemnity that I can bring that I
would have gladly forfeited any advantage to
myself, and anv possible advantage, to my
party, which could possibly be dreamed of if
the president would only have written a note
like the Baltimore speech, like the reply to
Austria-Hungary, and not a series of queries,
and had given neither' me nor anyone else any
thing to criticize or find fault with.
"Mr. President, the best diplomatists in
Europe at this moment are the armies of France
and Italy, of England and the United States.
The best men to carry on discussion with Ger
many are Haig and Pershing and Diaz', and
over all the great commander, Marshal Foch.
These are the negotiators with whom I would
leave the question of peace. They will win it.
They will win it on German soil. They will
bring back the peace which the whole American
people desire, for they desire, I believe, Uncon
ditional surrender, and unconditional surrenders
are pot to be obtainable by clever discussions
and exchanges of notes. They are won by
armies in the field.
"Mr. President, as a republican and I know
I speak for all about me let me say we have
given, we shall continue to give a full and whole
hearted support to the commander-in-chief of
the army and navy. ,We give it to him because
he is there by election of the people and our
belief is in taw, not men. We have been brpught
up on the old doctrine that this a government
of laws and not of men, and as to the man placed
at our head at this great hour, not only as
president but as commander-in-chief, the law
has placed him there and he has our support,
not for what he can give us, not for what he
can do for us, but because he is the head of the
nation under the law and the constitution of
the United States, the head of a nation in time
of war. - '
"Mr. President, the high allegiance is that
we bear on both sides of this chamber equally.
The higher allegiance is to the country and the
cause. Td that all else must yield, and to that
all else will yield in the end. The republicans
stand for unconditional surrender and complete
victory, just as Grant stood. They mean to
have a dictated and not a negotiated peace.
That is my own belief here, deeper in my
heart than any belief I have ever had. I may
be wrong, but I so believe with all my heart
and soul, and I shall stand for my belief in this
great hour of my country's fate, in public or
in private, in any field at any time."
Over There and Here
A bachelor tax to stay is the latest
Australian, innovation. As Ihe An
tlpodeans view the shortage of man
power, bachelorhood Is intolerable
and should be made an expensive
Two London bakers, recently con
victed of violating the bread orders,
won fines of $625 and "1300 eaeh.
Profiteering on public necessities
over there doesn't make for dividends.
Poland has -ountless grievances to
settle with the Huns when the op
portunity comes. Not the least of
these Is the liberation of 700,000
workmen deported from Russian
Poland and kept in virtual Slavery
by junker employers. Compensation
and reparation for these Polanders
will dovetail nicely in "a just peace."
The famous drive through Flan
ders simplifies the task of food rellff
in most of Belgium. The chances of
the Huns getting a split out of allied
Kcneroslty grow less and less as the
speed of the home run increases.
Food relief for millions of people is
a huge, task, but liberation lightens
the undertaking.
Great Britain has eased army de
mands on flannel and arranged to
place on the market 5,000,000 yards,
to sell at 60 cents a yard. The flan
nel is pure finish and 28 inches wide.
From this flannel are to be produced
standard flannel shirts, retailing at
$2.76. Kach shirt will bear the gov
ernment label as a guarantee of
h?ood goods.
aw, shucks, that s notningi" ex
claimed Private Adolph J. Hansen,
the "Montana Kid' regaling listen
ers with his experience in capturing
a German major in a dugout. Han
sen is in a Des Moines hospital with
a shattered arm. "Why," he con
tinued, emphasizing Ms point, "two
of my buddies took 40 krauteaters
at one time. Shucks, the war isn't
half as bad as I expected."
Age and War
Norman Hapgood in Leslie's.
Abraham Lincoln was 39 years old, and a
member of congress, when he wrote:
."My old, withered, dry eyes are full of tears
yet." In the same year he wrote: "I suppose
I am now one of the old men; and I declare, on
my veracity, which I think is good with you.
that nothing could afford me more satisfaction
than to learn that you and others of my young
friends at home are doing battle in the "contest,
and endearing themselves to the people, and
taking a stand far above any I have been able to
take in their admiration."
We are now in a time more critical than
Lincoln's. Why is it that old men- are conduct
ing the nations in this emergency? Would on6
not have .said that after four years of unexamy
pled. Strain, when every country is seeking
efficiency as never before, men of 35 to 45 would
have risen to, the highest places? What do we
find? Hindenburg is 71, the prime minister of
France is 77, General Foch is 67. As this war
goes, Ludendorff is young; he is 53. Young also
is Lloyd George; he is 55. The greatest worker
associated with him. Lord Milner, is 64. Kitch
ener was 66., You can't explain it away by any
theory of young men not having their chance,
for these days the search everywhere is for
force. For some reason or other a man in his
40's has now come to be looked upon as young.
"It is," said Dr. Johnson, "a hopeless en
deavor to unite the contrarities of spring and
winter." Apparently it is not hopeless, yet it is
indeed surprising that no Nelson, Pitt "or Na
poleon, in point of youth, has been thrown up
by the war except Kerensky, who lasted but a
little. While youth and early middle life are on
the whole the most efficient eras, the rule evi
dently needs reserve in its application. Perhaps
frequently the most efficient are those who com
bine long experience with a vitality unusual at
their age. Lincoln knew how to express him
self. He said: "A fellow once advertised that
he had made a discovery by which he could
make a new man out of an old one, and have
enough left over to make a little yellow dog."
Obviously the fellow was no quack, f
A Lie Well Stuck To Comes True
A favorite phrase of mediaeval and later Ger
man poetry is "German Truth." The world
has learned in he last few years what German
Truth is. One of its most accomplished and
industrious exponents is the kaiser. With vari
ous of his accomplices n high place, military
and civil, he has been continually sputtering
that rhis war, long planned by Germany and
determined upon finally at the Totsdam con
ference, is a war of seif-defense. That is why
it began with the invasion of Luxemburg and
Belgium, and has been almost continually
waged on foreign territory. Now, when disaster
comes upon the German armies on every front,
when Honest Michel, already thrown into
gooseflesh by those bombardments from the
air which he regards as so proper and edify
ing when they are directed at English or French
noncombatants, has to be coaxed out of the
state of panic caused by immitigable defeats,
too palpable and constant to be hidden or pal
liated any longer by the official oracles of false
hoods; now, when the Germans are looking
forward to a dose of their own medicine, and
fear for themselves the destruction and desola
tion which they have wrought in so many lands,
the kaiser for the one knows not how many
thousandth time impresses , upon the German
tribes that this is "a defensive war."
' After four years of constant repetition, what
was so long a monstrous falsehood, is becoming
the truth. New York Times.
Minneapolis Tribune: It's three
strikes and out for the Hohenzol
lerns: Hapsburgs to bat, Turks up.
WhshingtoA Post: President Wil
son's requirement that the Germans
shall quit their atrocities is the most
cold-blooded demand for uncondi
tional surrender that could be
Baltimore American: The vari
ous German leaders and speakers in
sist that Germany must have colon
ies. To which the allies give the
same reply as that given to the man
who insisted he must live: "Where
is the necessity?"
Rt. Louis Globe Democrat: If
water is to be the universal bever
age, perhaps the time will sooner
come when modern cities do not
empty their sewage into the same
streams they take their water sup
ply from.
Brooklyn Eagle: For the next 50
years the Germans will be building
up the lands they have devastated
and working to pay their bill. That
bill is of equatorial length and to
add the items on it will wear out a
good many adding machines. "Prill,
ye tarriers, drill!" will be the order
in Germany, and the drill will not
be military drill.
New York World: The desire of
the Berlin war party for a prompt
peace is well shown by the torpedo
ing of the Leinster. Germany has
been courting Irish favor, after its
brutal fashion, for years; now it cal
lously sinks a shipload of Irish non
combatants in the Irish sea and
counts as tokens of victory the bub
bles I where Irish women and chil
dren sink in death. Oh, yes; the
war lords want peace!
Of industrial accidents almost 10
uer cent are injuries to the eye.
Canadian painters are demanding
legislation for occupational diseases.
A full-grown elephant can carry
a load of over three tons upon its
Of 317,000 miners employed in the
mines of South Africa only 32,000
are white.
A iloorJt feet square might be
covered with, a single ounce of gold
leaf. ' v
Australia has more than 73,000
organized railway and , other trans
port workers.
The total annual sales of Swiss co
operative societies reach almost $15,
000,000. The total length of the world's
railroads is roughly estimated at
500,000 miles.
The Miners' union of Virginia City,
New, organized in 1S67, has never
had a strike.
Final 011 Daylight Saving.
Omaha. Oct. 19. To the F.dltor
of The Bee: After my articles on
the subject of "About Daylight Sav
lng" were published in the Omaha
papers 1 took it upon myself to send
copies to members of congress and
advanced the view that if the duy
light system was submitted to a vote
of the farmers of the country that
they would vote it out of existence
by overwhelming majorities. The
producers of food suVutld have more
to say about it than the consumers,
and when the farmers are very much
opposed to the system it should be
repealed altogether. J sent copies
of my articles on the- subject to
about 30 members of congress, and
most of those who replied said they
are in favor of a repeal of this Jaw.
I also sent a copy to Mr. Baruch.
the head of war industries in the city
of Washington, and told him I
hoped his fad law would bo knocked
out, and now I see that it will go out
of existence on October 27, and all
the farmers of the country und all
people of older years are more than
glad to see the law die.
It is hard work for people of older
years to change their sleeping hours,
and it is hard work for most people
who labor to go to bed in the sum
mertime at 10 o'clock under the new
system, when it is really 9 o'clock
and is hardly dark yet. and the hot
air has scarcely cooled enough for
most people to sleep so ear v. It
was simply one of the war fads and
I am glad that I have at least helped
in knocking out a system that was
extremely irksome to most neonle
of older years.
I like to see the sun shinlne at 6
a. m. by the right time and not get
up in tne aarK in tiw summertime at
5 o'clock and Ail! it 6 o'clock. There
are plenty of subjects of importance
for members of congress to consider
without taking up time with fad
Trlt-trot, my Billy hoy, while you'r ft-
tlng out of France,
Your L'nde Same in fiddling now and you
will have to dance.
Von'HIndenbure must fox trot, tht erown
princo Ounce a jlif,
Von Tlrpltz double shuffle like a graceful
Gorman oik,
Von Ludendorff, the mighty. In whom all
virtue ahine,
Shall polka to the eastward to his Watch
upon the Rhine.-
Markensen In the IJsUkani, where he can
balk no more.
Shall waltz up to the Danube and to its
northern shore.
Two million Fritzlrs, supermen, are now
upon the road,
They're headed for tthe Fatherland, they
oear a neavy load.
And our colored troops pat Juba to help
mem an along.
While all the nations of the earth Join
in triumphant song.
King William you must lead them as you
neither fight nor sing,
And the dance that suits your beauty best
is the sprightly Highland Fling.
'Tls tho last grand procession that ever
you wttl lead .
Tour country now Is bled white and can
no longer bleed;
And while you march five million of your
counlrymen, laid low, '
Will point their bony fingers to reproach
you lor their woe.
And tho thousands, yes, ten thousands,
whose helpless lives were given
To make for yon a holiday will gaze
at you from heaven.
A hundred blackened cities in ruin and
Will stand like ghostly sentinels along
your homeward track.
If you will listen closely. Bill, while
homeward you are dashing.
You'll hear the sound of falling crowns
upon the jscrap heap crashing.
If -you will listen further. Bill, with all
all your mighty mind;
Upon you falling, you will hear, the curses
of mankind.
For long the world hes looked to find a
veal super-man,
And now. at last, be'a found Sill his
name Is Uncle Sam. '
Gaze on him, BUI, and gaze long, but
don't Indulge In hope,
For in his mighty hand, Bill, he bears,
for you, a rope
For you and all your "Kultured" crew;
the Judgment comes from Heaven
"The mercy you I to other showed, that
mercy shall be given."
So, trit-trot. Billy, getting out of France,
Your I'ncle flam Is fiddling now and you
will have to dance.
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ashlngton Btar.
"There Is one time coining when man
will really enjoy their wives' blseulu and
"What time ts thatT"
"When we look back and remember
the war bread mother used to maks.' -
Balttmor American,
Son (reading tha paper) There's no
use tall lug. Pad! Absolut unity of com
mand la essential to victory,
"lhat'a what your mother thinks."
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Tlllle (demurely) Oh, well, thera won t
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"John,"' exclaimed the nervous woman.
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Mocking Echoes Answer
Somewhere in Thuringia, in Kyffhauser
mountain, in a deep cavern, guarded by a flock
of hoarse-crowing ravens, his flaming beard
grown deep into the. fissures of an old stone
table, sits Frederick Barbarossa. Ancient legend
has itthat in the extreme hour,of Germany's
need ne will arise and gird ojr his broad cru
sader's sword and step forth once more to save
his land. One can well imagine at the present
crisis a delegation from the kaiser, in frock
coats and shiny high hats, Herr von Kuhlmann,
Prof. Delbruck, Von Tirpitz and Scheidemann.
arriving at the cave's mouth and timorously lay
ing before the Teuton hero a memorandum of
Germania's necessities and an appeal on behalf
of pan-Germanism for his aid. One wonders
what the old fellow's answer would be, he who
strode across the world conquering it, not for
Teutonism, but for that mediaeval conception
of a league of v ions, of which' Petrarch sang,
the holy Roman empire. It is probable he
would growl back at these strange, frock-coated
successors of a mighty era, that for them or
their like he would not stir. And the yThur
ingian rock fastnesses would echo and re-echo
his deep-growling contempt. New York Post.
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