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It looks like a hard winter for the un.
Prince Max is not talking to the U. S. A.;
he is just talking.
General Foch may be depended on not to
stutter when be "talks Turkey" to the Hun.
Twenty inefficient shipyards are to be
closed, but not because they did not try their
best to help.
Austria does not like the president's note,
and will ask for another. Very well; no trouble
to write them.
Silence prevails in Palestine, Macedonia and
Italy, but that is no sign that either the Turk
or the Austrian is getting any rest there.
'"Chanley" Pool says he has "Uncle Mose"
worried over the "Big Sixth," but the genial
secretary of state always was a hopeful cuss.
As county assessor, William G. Shriver made
good. He wtll make good again when he goes
back into the court house as county treasurer.
, German airmen picked a good time to bomb
ah American hospital, just when the kaiser was
denying that his army had committed any
The Yankee boys krep right on cleaning up
a few piles of German-held territpry each day,
and gradually weakening the pivot on which
the whole line turns..
Contraband bobze is to be furnished the hos
pital! for medicinal use, but the man with an
educated taste in liquor would normally prefer
the flu to "bootleg" whisky.
any rate, Koy McKelvie is paying the
postage on his campaign circulars, and is not
sticking them into official mail as was done at
the state house by a democrat.
... , - -
" Jlisf suppose everyone had heeded the "gov
ernment's" request not to say a word about the
German peace reply until after the president
had passed upon it. What would have hap
The democrats are very enthusiastic for a
navy now, but in "1911 they voted against the
appropriationT-our own Charles Otto Lobeck
then recording himself as opposed to adequate
protection for the country.
: That "gymnasium" scandal,. echoes and re
echoes from Omaha to Chadron and back again.
The way to make sure the court house basement
is not again misused is to vote the democratic
bunch out of control of the county board.
V "For Nebraska the closest offices will be Chi
cago, Kansas City and St. Paul." Washington
special in" the World-Herald. And for this
service another resolution of thanks is due from
somebody to the senator and messenger-boy
congressman from Omaha.
While the municipal coal yard was estab
lished to make sure small consumers would be
supplied with coal in limited quantities at fair
prices, there Is no warrant for making it a char
ity, distribution. Poor families entitled to free
fuel' are properly taken care of by the county. -
"Mike? Endrcs is making a great display
now of his desire to save soldiers' property from
being sold for delinquent taxes. As an act of
congress suspended all civil process against sol
diers while in the service, it would apoear that
i "Mike's" anxiety is more to save himself from
any possible violation of law than to accommo
date a soldier. .
Just Plain Lying
Dr. Solf, the German foreign secretary, has
just given what is to be hoped will prove one
of the finI examples of the impossibility of any
one connected with the war lord's cabinet telling
the truth in the face of stark fact. He is cred
ited with saying that the statement that the Ger
mans are wantonly destroying French towns
and churches during their retreat is untrue, etc.,
etc. The bare-faced character of this unadul
terated lie can be well imagined when it is re
called that photographic evidence exists of all
the worst atrocities, including the cutting down
of all the fruit trees, as well as the purloining
of all the sacred vessels of gold and silver anr
other metals from the churches, which have
been found in the towns on those occasions
when the retreat was too rapid for the looters
to carry on their ill-gotten and sacrilegious
hoards. But the photographs confirm the evi
dence seen at first hand by all the commanders
and the troops, who, whether American or Brit
ish or French or Belgian, have not failed to be
revolted at the incredible barbarity of the beaten
v- Moreover, the German government, that is,
thfejnilitary chiefs, for there is no, other govern
ment Germany now. has attempted to bolster
up the SqH lie by sending the allies a note de
claring thiVit is the allied bombardments that
are destroying, the towns in Flanders and that
it is the allied advance from which the refugees
are fleeing in terror in northern France and Bel
gium; and, of course, they ask in the name of
humanity that some agreement be reached by
which the allies shall stop their effective fire.
If this were not grotesque it would be ghastly
in its arrant hypocrisy; but it only goes to show
that the war lords are all tarred with the same
vile pitch. Philadelphia Ledger.
' Art expression of appreciation has been
sent from this Chamber to Senator G. M.
Hitchcock for securing approval of the Fort
Crook water connection project. Senator
Hitchcock has strongly urged Fort Crook
water connection with army authorities for
more than a year, and the members of this
Chamber are greatly pleased with his success
ful achievement. Omaha Chamber of Com
merce Official Journal.
Is it irony or jest? The high and mighty
chairman of the foreign relations committee and
the ranking member of the military affairs com
mittee, the self-constituted spokesman for the,
president, the close friend and associate of
Bernstorff, the summer resort pal ot Colonel
House, has had to work "more than a year"
with army authorities to bring the Fort Crook
water connection project to the point of ap
proval! If it depended solely on our educated-in-Germany
senator, how many more years would
it take to get the water main actually con
structed? Would it be ready to enable the gov
ernment to utilize Fort Crook to capacity as a
post in time for our next great war?
But the senator himself has magnanimously
offered to share the credit for this "successful
achievement" with Congressman Lobeck, who
was Tiis side-partner also in the enterprise un
dertaken in behalf of the kaiser to stop the
export of arms to our Allies. He has gener
ously said that Lobeck. spent as much time on
this water main project during the year as the
great senator himself, and that the wonderful
progress made is due only to their combined
The Chamber of Commerce, therefore, does
the congressman a grievous injustice in failing
to include him in the public distribution of
bouqueSs on this extraordinary occasion. If the
senator can be big enough and broad enough to
admit that he could not have gotten even this
far in a year but for tireless backing by Lobeck,
why, the Chamber ought to be equally big and
broad in handing out "appreciation" to Lobeck.
N. B. The government's investment in con
struction work for Camp Dodge at Des Moines
was $9,518,975, and the payroll going into the
channels of trade there is over $50,000 a day;
the total corresponding investment in the army
posts at Omaha was $549,266. Why not a little
taffy "appreciation" to senator and congress
man here?
Still Rattling the Sword.
Prince Maximilian, as imperial chancellor,
stams the sword of Germany on the pulpit in
the Reichstag, but not with the noise that fol
lowed when von Bethmaun-Hollweg banged it
down four years ago. Nor does its rattle pro
duce the same effect it used to on the assembled
nations. The day has passed when that sound
frightens anybody, and the world has deter
mined that it will never come again. Therefore,
when Prince Max "talks of free discussion as
"a great effort for a proud people accustomed
to victory" he is simply dispensing moonshine
for the mollification of a lot of junkers who
later will be called on to eat humble pie. He
says also: "The legal questions involved will
not stop at our national boundaries, which will
be never of our own accord open for violence."
Here is the keynote of the chancellor's address
to the Reichstag; he hopes to wheedle out of
President Wilson something less than uncondi
tional surrender, and, failing in that, to fight on.
Germany is not yet ready to admit defeat, and
will not so long as a chance is left for bargain
ing. But the world no longer trembles at the
threat of the Hun to make war.
Stealing Credit to Make Campaign.
Senator Pittman, the indefatigable demo
cratic worker from Nevada, is again to the fore
in behalf of his party's waning chances with the
people. His last appearance Jwas in the role
of defender when the womaiiNsuffrage amend
ment was up. At that time he consumed con
siderable time trying to make it appear that
Senator Smoot and a lot of other republicans
had conspired to put the democrats in a hole by
forcing a vote on the amendment.
His present effort is quite as ingenuous. He
comes forward with a statement that Senator
Gerry of Rhode Island, also a democrat, should
have the credit for seeking to get under head
way a movement to prepare the United States
for conditions after the war. Senator Weeks
of Massachusetts introduced the pending reso
lution, but Pittman naively insists that as Gerry
had talked about the matter at lunch one day,
some time previous to the 'resolution being
offered, he should have credit for it. To be
sure; and oil just such flimsy support has the
entire structure of democratic claims to public
service been erected.
Every time one of them boasts of the federal
reserve bank act he looks around to see if the
Aldrich-Vreeland bill, which the democrats re
jected, is anywhere in sight. When one of them
talks of the president's plans for a league of
nations he does it in secret dread that somebody
will remind him of the efforts made along that
line by republican presidents.' Every time the
tariff is mentioned the democrat comes back
with something about the tariff commission,
hoping that all have forgotten that it was a
democratic congress that refused to pass an ap
propriation to keep such a commission alive
when a republican was president, and afterwards
had to revive it to meet a demand from Mr.
Wilson. The democrats may be a little short
on foresight, but are great at stealing credit
when they start to make a campaign.
In order to convince the world of its good
intentions, Germany will show to a commission
of neutrals a lot of Belgian towns that have not
been devastated yet. j Too bad the commission
cannot be taken to Lens or Cambrai, or Valen
ciennes, or some of the other places where
"kultur" did its perfect work. And how will
the Hun account for the sign he left on the
ruined wall in Bapaume: "Do not 'je angry
just wonder." ' t
"Politics is adjourned," but just suppose that
Postmaster General Burleson's brother-in-law
were running against Lobeck,. as happened to
"Jim" Slayden. Io that case would the presi
dent express a hope that he be elected? You
know Lobeck voted the same way as Stayden
on that "acid test."
Size up the personnel of the two legislative
tickets in Douglas county impartially and the
balance in favor of the republican list is so
strong as to leave their democratic opponents
far in the rear. -. . . . . .;,
Right in the Spotlight.
The Most Rev. Edward J. Hanna,
who is mentioned as the most like
ly candidate for archbishop of New
York to succeed the late Cardinal
.Farley, is the present head of the
archdiocese ot ban t-rancisco.
Among the members ofthe Roman
Catholic hierarchy Archbishop Han
na is celebrated for his scholarly at
tainments. He is a native of Roch
ester, Nt Y., and received his early
education ia that city. Later he
studied at the College of the Prop
aganda, Rome, and the universities
of Cambridge and Munich, and in
1885 he wa.. ordained to the priest
hood. For nearly 20 years he filled
the chair of theology in St. Bernard's
seminary, Rochester. In 1912 he was
appointed auxiliary bishop of San
Francisco and three years later fo
became archbishop in succession to
the late Archbishop Riordan.
One Year Ago Today in the War.
Austro-Germans launched a great
offensive against Italy.
Germans withdrew on a wide front
between the Dvina and the Bay of
Thousands of prisoners and many
heavy guns captured in the French
operations ortheast of Soissons.
In Omaha 30 Years Ago Today.
Justice1 Reed performed the wed
ding ceremony for Mr. S. Turnbull
and Miss Bertha Scott, both of this
city. i
The $4,000 lot contributed by E.
A. Benson to the Hebrew fair was
won by Mrs. Hanna Kohn. The
ticket was 265.
Rev. F. W. Foster opened a free
night school at 241 J Saunders street
in Immanuel Baptist church room
and will hold it three evenings
every week.
A new commission . grain house
was opened in the Chamber of Com
merce by . J. Connors & Co.,
late of Chicago.
1 runty M. L. church in Kountze
place will be dedicated next Sun
The residents of Walnut Hill.
Orchard Hill, Appleton Park and
surrounding vicinity met at Hertz
niaun's hall and organized aivolun
teer fire department.
The Day We Celebrate.
Rev. Charles W. Savidge, the
"marrying minister" and head of
Peoples church of Omaha, born
Frank J. Burkley, president of the
Btirkley Printing company, born
H. ,K. Burkct, funeral director,
born 1850.
Edward rlack, newspaper writer
and Bee city hall man, born 187.?.
Rt. Hon. Sir Horace Plunkett. a
statesman who has devoted his life
to the agricultural development of
Ireland, bom 64 years ago.
Ted (Kid) Lewis, champion wel
terweight pugilist, born in London,
22 years ago.
This Day in History.
1789 President Washington was
enthusiastically received on his visit
to Boston'
1821 Elias Boudinot, a statesman
of the reveloution and first president
of the American Bible society, died.
Born in Philadelphia, May 2. 1740.
1899 British under Sir George
White repulsed the Orange Free
State Boers in battle at Rietfontein.
1914 The Germans were driven
out of Russia by Russian forces.
1915 Venice was bombed by Aus
trian airmen. '
1916 At Verdun, French pene
trated German lines to a depth of
two miles, winning back the fort
and village of Douaumont.
Timely Jottings and Reminders.
Fifteen hundred and forty-sixth
day of the great war.
Today is the 31st birthday of
Queen Victoria of Spain.
The king and queen of Italy today
celebrate their 22d wedding anniversary.
Unless postponed because of the
influenza epidemic, the Illinois State
Conference of Charities and Correc
tions will open its annual, session to
day at Decatur.
Columbus, O., is scheduled as the
meeting place today of the first of
a series of "Win the War for Per
manent l'eace conventions to be
held this fall and winter in every
state of the union under the auspices
of the League to Enforce Peace.
Storyette of the Day.
Captain Joseph C. Cowell of the
Brandywine, who has been subma
rined three times, said at a , dinner
in Salem, Mass:
"I used to love the sea, but the
squareheads with their filthy sub
marines have made me hate it.
When this war is over and the
squareheads are beaten, do you
know what I'm going to do? Well,
gentlemen,, I'm going to buy an an
chor, sling it on my shoulder, and
start walking straight inland.
"I'll walk and walk, and finally,
when I come to a place where the
natives hold me up and say, 'What
on earth is that you're carrying?
I'm going to buy a farm there in
that "place and fettle down for life."
A caterpillar eats four times its
weight daily. .
Americans are the greatest water
drinkers In the world.
In France at one time only those
of noble birth were allowed to be
glass blowers.
In the city of London a juror must
be a householder or occupier of
premises, and must possess property
to the value of $600.
Friday Is America's lucky day. Co
lumbus discovered land on that day:
the Pilgrims landed on a Friday, and
George Washington was born on a
When William Prest of RIpon,
England, was laid to rest in 1789, at,
the age of 108, he was followed to
his grave by his eldest son, a veteran
of 88, and by his youngest boy, aged
15, who made His appearance when
his father was within sight of his
93d birthday, and when his eldest
brother waa 72. .-...
Belgium as a Symbol
New York Evening Post
King Albert and the Belgians marching back
into their own land again make history dra
matic. "The first act is over," said the confi
dent Hindenburg last March, after the terrific
German offensive. But the play is not finished
until the last act crowns the whole. And in the
recovery of Ostend, the sweeping clear already
of a large area of Belgian territory, and the pros
pect so bright that Belgian refugees abroad ,are
being notified to return home the Belgian gov
ernment, may shortly be in Brussels again we
have an ending of the long tragedy which meets
the finest definition of its purpose by Aristotle.
Certainly, our hearts must be "cleansed" as we
witness this approaching conclusion of a great
world-drama. Serbia', tpV excuse for the war,
first began plucking its soil from under the foot
of the trampler. Now Belgium, whose wrongs
drew England into the war and woke the pity
and indignation of the whole world, and whose
loss of everything but its honor and its soul has
been the standing witness against German law
lessness and barbarity, Belgium is on the point
of becoming once more mistress in its own
house. Those of an older time and simpler
faith would have exclaimed .at the spectacle:
"This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvellous
in our eyes."
The world has seldom, in fact, seen so as
tonishing an exhibition and triumph of what is
called poetic justice. For Belgium, somehow,
has stood all through the war as a kind of sym
bol. Its fate was thrown daily upon a magni
fied screen for all men to see. For all the
weary months and years its drawn-out tortures
were the concrete embodiment of the thing we
were all hating and fighting. There might be
differences about other things, but there was
only one mind about Belgium. It was the mar
tyr country, for whose rescue and restoration
the crusading spirit was enlisted. Men and
women everywhere were ready to fight and die
for it with something like the mystic ardor that
inspired the Crusaders bent on reclaiming the
Holy Sepulcher. Belgium has been for four
years a sacred name, a flame in the hearts of
men. And now its symbolic position in the
great war is made prominent in another wav.
As its ravishing was like a fiery cross to rouse
mm to rush to its aid, so its recovery is as the
dawning ot a new light in the benignant skv
Such imminent righting of flagrant wrong is
like the fulfillment of a prophet's dream, and
must quicken everywhere the faith and hope of
Not the least gratifying cart of the whole is
that this great vindication has come about not
by trick or bargain, lor a long time the Ger
man government has been willing to dicker ove
Belgium. It was to be, in Chancellor Hertline ;
phrase, "a pawn" on the German chessboard
Belgium was to be given up and evacuated on
conditions. There must be a German economic
predominance; there must be political and mili
tary agreements; Belgium must consent to be
tied by this obligation and that pledge. But
now this whole miserable pretense of a right to
make stipulations about the property of other
people has been swept clean away. It is not
negotiated withdrawal from Belgium which
Germany is executing, but a hasty clearing out
at the politt of an avenging sword. This could
hardly have been hoped for six months ago
though it is a consummation which right minds
have tor tour years devoutly wished.
Mucli remains to4 be clone in and for Bel
gium. The ravages it has suffered must be
made good, so far as a tardy repentance and-a
willingness to repair can make them good. All
those cruel war levies which the German rulers
laid upon the Belgian government and upon Bel-
gian cmes must oe repaid wmi interest, tne
loot shipped to Germany must be returned or
due compensation made. The mills deliberately
wrecked and the factories gutted must be placed
in good running order again. All the physical
work of restitution must be made complete. The
moral restitution due irom Germany cannot be
.written into a peace treaty. But a good part of
it will be automatically exacted. It will be made
in the shame of Germans, for a generation to
come, at the very mention of the word Belgium.
In such matters rejoicing at great events an
ticipates their course; the end is not yet, but
we see its approach. I he wonderful reversal
of earthly fortune, the historic act of human
justice, lies before us in assured expectation, if
not in actual fact. Belgium, whose outraging
brought shock and chill to the hearts of men in
1914, today, after four years of agony and of
defiance, is the synonym for brutality at last
brought low by the undeceived and watchful
gods and for right triumphant.
The Crash of Empires
Grandiloquent historians used to talk about
"the wreck of empires" and "the crash of
thrones." We are watching such wreck and
crash. This is a fabulous age. Within the last
18 msmths we have actually seen the ancient and
formidable Russian empire collapse and crum
ble. Within the last fortnight we have seen a
kingdom unconditionally surrender and
haughty monarch abdicate and go into exile to
Study botany.
There are abundant hints that the Turkish
empire is marking time before it goes the way
of Bulgaria; and beyond the Ottoman autocracy
loom the proud facades of Austria and Germany,
already beginning to show ominous cracks, in
pediment and entablature.
It could almost be said that we have watched
empires break up often enough to recognize the
symptoms in advance. Historically, of course,
we have. But whereas it took the western half
of the Roman empire 200 years to go to pieces,
and the eastern half of it 1,000 years, and Na
poleon s adventures at least hve years to disin
tegrate to the point of Waterloo,' in our own
time the process seems to be much faster.
Junker or land owner, and chimnev junker
or factory owner these are the backers of Ger
many s military system. The intellectual classes
authors, dramatists, journalists, pastors, pro
fessors, artists and musicians have been obliged
to uphold and justify this governmental autoc
racy or else torieit their chances of advance
ment, their pensions or their livelihood itself.
At the very bottom of this imperial social
structure are the German people themselves,
J v. .t r t . .t f . . . . :
aoing ine ngntmg, tne surtering, tne dying and
the paying. The war goes on as long as the
rulers and their hired intellectual apologists can
keep these poor dupes persuaded that their pres
ent safety and future prosperity lies in remain
ing loyal to this governing class.
The war can stoo as soon as these dunes can
be shown that all the allies ask is that the peo
ple tnemseives make an Tnd ot the miserable
system which has enslaved them and plunged
the worldjnto an orgy of bloodshed.
The German and Austrian empires are vir
tually certain to crack, for the same reason that
all empires in history have cracked because
they are topheavy with injustice V the masses.
In past ages the crash of empires was a specta
cle that lived in poetry and legend, in drama and
fable. Today it lives before our eyes. Boston
Soldiers' Chances at War
It has been estimated from calculation made
from death rates in recent wars that the rate
of casualties and deaths in battle rarely rise
to over six per thousand. Curiously enough
the grieving mother, the worrying wife, the
'earful sister, forgets that the annual death rate
for disease of men of military age in civil life
is only 6.7 per thousand. The report for the
week ending July 26, from our American ex
peditionary forces and the troops stationed in
the United States, shows an annual death rate
from disease of only 1.9 per thousand, or less
than two men per thousand per year. This re
port is more than reassuring, when we remem
ber that at Chickamaugua during the Spanish
American war about 15,000 men died of typhoid
without ever hearing a gun fired or seeing the
whites of the enemy's eyes. The fact is that
today an enlisted soldier will live longer and
healthier where he is than if he stayed at home.
-Leslie's Weekly. ,
Over There and Here
The art of showing 'em comes
natural to a son of Missouri
A new flag flutters among the
allied colors la New Tork. A whole
block of Fifth avenue is decorated
with the Standard of Siam, consist
ing of a broad blue stripe flanked by
white and red. East and west are
linked up for the Hun funeral. ,
Herr Adels, managing director of
a munition plant at Remscheld, dl
verted a bundle of marks from the
tatherland treasury to hij own
pocket, but failed to get away with
it. Failing to mention it in his in
come tax return cost him a fine of
1,552,000 marks and six months' im
prisonment Votaries of kultur love
an easy. mark.
Congressman Reavis of Nebraska. A
aaaressmg a Jewish New Year gath
ering in Washington, predicted that
me war will end in 1919. The pre
diction is based on his recent ob
servations on the fighting front.
These are his words, quoted by the
wasningion rost: "I Dredict that
with the army which the United
States will have in France by next
spring, fully equipped, and with an
ample aircraft supply, that the war
can be brought to an end by autumn
of 1919."
The ninth and sixth letters of the
alphabet bear an undue share of the
burdens of war. Not because of at
tractiveness or Informing power.
Necessity puts the pair In the ranks
of the shock troops marshaled by
expert military reviewers. "If is
a short word, not an ugly one, yet
it looms large and bubbles with fre
quency in daily and weekly observa
tions of home-grown strategists. The
Increasing strain on the humble pair
p-'ggests the urgency of a humane
relief mission.
When the second William doffs
the imperial eady and steps down to
Join the royal hasbeens, doubtless
some artist with an eye to business
will immortalize on canvas the his
toric scene. The picture will make
a fitting companion piece for the
famous gathering at Versailles when
the German confederation was pro
claimed and the first William
crowned emperor of Germany. The
later picture is assured a place in
French galleries which the former
failed to attain.
Ned I aee where the king and queen
of England have been entertaining Ameri
can edltora.
Nita (envloualy) Isn't that her luck?
Now ehe'll hava her picture In all the pa
pers. Baltimore American.
"This Is a beautiful specimen of German
"What Is there
about It?"
'It has eight bullet holes through It.
Detroit Free Press.
particularly beautiful
Crawford Tou seem cheerful over the
hardship! of war.
Crabehaw Why not? My neighbors have
sent their talking machines to one of the
cantonments, and the girl across the street,
who used to sing and play half the night,
has gone to France for the Red Cross.
First Bride My husband gives me
demonstrations f affection every time he
looks at me.
Second Ditto My husband gives me
his pay envelope every time he geta one.
Chicago Posv
"Here's a story about a girl who swal
lowed a diamond ring."
"She was a very foolish girl. A diamond
ring is too rich for anybody's digestion."
Baltimore American,
' She in e unselfish, isn't she?"
"What has Bhe done now?"
"Sho kept all her spring bills a secret
until fall, knowing that he would be wor
ried about them." Widow.
When the chill of the autumn approaches,
And I linger alone with the flowers.
A feeling of sadness comes o'er me.
As I vision their vanishing hours.
Since first they looked up at the sunlight,
w hen Nature awoke in the spring.
They have budded and blossomed In
Like a living and antimate thing.
They all are oldfashloned and simple;
They carry no high lofty air;
But wondrous dreams I have woven,
Round the pinks and the hollyhocks
To me they have been as companions;
They spoke In a language their own.
They have given me comfort and pleasure,
More enduring than any I ve known.
When no longer I walk In the garden;
When I sleep at the end of the hours;
May I wake from that sleep. In a
Heaven, ,.
Where grow all the old-fashioned
flowers. TORIiET.
Case for the Negro In America.
- Omaha, Oct 22. To the Editor of
The Bee: In a recent issue of The
Bee Rev. J. A. Broadnax, pastor of
the African Methodist Episcopal
church of South Omaha, published
a letter which I read with much in
terest It combines, in about equal
degree, the two merits of brevity and
breexlness. One of tho most striking,
if not tho most striking, expressions
embodied in Pastor Broadnax's brief
communication is this:
Vn nnrtnln living- under tne stars
- ' --... ,j.
and StrlDes and claiming citizensnip
in this grand old country can lay
claim to a greater patriotism than
th negro.
With the incontrovertible facts of
history staring us in the face (1),
that for more than 80 years after
the fnauguration of our present con
stitutional government African slav
ery in the most hideous form consti
tuted one of the most conspicuous
features of our country; (2) that it
required four years of sanguinary
strife, toward which the negro him
self contributed a noble share, to
obliterate the foul institution; (3)
that even now, after the laps of
more than half a century since slav
ery's overthrow, the pretense that
social, civil or political liberty is en
joyed by the colored people of those
communities where slavery formerly
held sway is an insult to intelligent
and fair-minded people everywhere:
(4) that the Ku Klux Klan, the Jim
Crow car, the segregation infamy,
with its powerful inspiration of the
example of the president and his
cabinet in their dealing with the
negro employes of the departments
I say, with all these ugly facts of
history staring us in the face, the
declaration of the South Omaha
divine would seem calculated to ex
cite surprise among Americans of
the average type.
It is not the part of human nature
to respond to Drutal blows constantly
inflicted by constant expressions of
gratitude for the blows. And yet I
heartily assent to the soundness of
Mr. Broadnax's assertion, and I
imagine thatbut for his desire to
avoid consumption of too much of
The Bee's valuable space he might
easily have explained why the negro,
in spite of his hard experienoe of the
past, is fully satisfied as to the cor
rectness of his determination to
"stand by the flag" to support Un
cle Sam as did our forebears on the
fields of the -evolution and the re
bellion. In the language and spirit
of the colored sergeant of the famous
54th Massachusetts infantry on the
bloody parapet of Fort Wapner, we
must not allow Old Glory to "touch
the ground."
In conclusion and in brief, let me
frankly confess the fact that it is
my positive conviction that the dem
ocratic party is overwhelmingly and
irretrievably swayed by the perni
cious spirit of negrophobla. Under
such national leadership as the late
ex-President Cleveland, and with
such local leaders as many who
might be named as of the past, there
was inducement for patriotic people
of independent thought and action
to share their patronage with it.
But under such leadership as the
present national and state adminis
trations I am unable to note a single
redeeming trait. I hardly need
say, therefore, that I shall heed Dr.
Broadnax's advice and vote the re
publican ticket straight at the com
ing election. CYRUS D. BELL.
Criticizes Brown's Views.
Kearney, Neb.. Oct. 21 To the
Editor of The Bee: Mr. A. B.
Brown, whether a member of the
church or not, puts himself on the
wrong side of things when he un
dertakes to discredit the miraculous
of the Bible or limit the power of
God. .Brown may, on account of
his limited experience, never have
had the mental or spiritual qualifica
tions to comprehend the workings of
so great a God as runs this universe.
He certainly displays his weakness
when he says that he and others find
no evidence that God ever protected
Daniel from the lions or the fiery
furnace, and clearly Indicates that
he does not believe God suspends
the laws of nature for anybody. God
Almighty does not have to suspend
any of His laws. The ones who get
help from God are the ones who are
in harmony with the laws of nature,
and He will protect the one thus in
The churches generally are co
operating in every way and are ask
ing for no exemption from tho clos
ing order. The Protestant churches j
Whittled to a Point
Brooklyn fiagle: While the allies
must turn their clocks back an hour,
the Germans will have to turn theirs
back about 40 years.
Philadelphia Ledger: When a na
tion that haa been boasting of Ita
military triumphs suddenly bum for
peace, almost any story of collapse
becomes credible.
Washington Post: Baron Burlan,
Austrian foreign minister, says he
can feel peace coming. Yea, tt's
coming your way. dear baron, es
corted by the allied armies.
Minneapolis Tribune: One who
studies the daily war maps and over;
looks topographical charts is prone
these days to think it Is down hill
all the way to the Rhlne.
Kansas City TimesJ The Germans
can reflect, as they are being chased
through Belgium, that that much
despised "scrap Of paper" would
have saved them from the scrap they
are m now if they hadn't torn it up.
Brooklyn Eagle: Soldiers and
officers are no longer forbidden to
write articles for publication. Men
over 45 were doing their best to fill
the gap, but youth's effervescence
has a quality of its own and cannot
long be dispensed with by a reading
Brooklyn Eagle: This war has
demonstrated that the fortifications
of Gibraltar could not stand up
against the heavy guns of our day.
4b life insurance company that uses
the Rock of Gibraltar in ts adver
tising, observing the progress of the
times, puts 130,000,900 fourth
Liberty bonds.
Baltimore American: It is signi
ficant 'hat Germany, ruthless and
barbarous In its own methods, pre
fers the most tolerant of its adver
saries when It goes seeking for
terms. It knows that the other na
tions are resolved to make It take
a dose or its own medicine ana it is
not at all anxious for the experiment.
of the United States are not asking,
and never have asked, for protection
from the state other than that ac
corded by the constitution and given
to persons or corporations doing a
legitimate business.
I want to call Mr. Brown s atten
tion to the fact that tha spirit he
manifests, carried just a little farther
in doing away with the Bible, con
demning'Christ and setting up hu
man power and rights Instead, has
been the spirit behind the most atro
cious and barbarous war in the
world's history. This was Nietsche's
philosophy, after whom the German
has studied for the last 75 years.
And we have been fools enough to
allow the same element to get Into
our schools, both state and private,
and of course is bound, directly or
indirectly, to produce thinkers like
the above mentioned Brown.
Soldier Asks for Candy,
Sanitary Detachment No. 4, Fort
Riley, Kan., Med. O. T. C, Oct. 19.
To the Editor of The Bee: Will you
kindly place the following in your
paper, in the "Public Mind column,"
and greatly oblige the undersigned
and help us in our attempt as the
following will describe:
Our call is not Kamarad.
The germ from Germany has made
it impossible for the soldiers of
nearly every cantonment to leave
camp. The boys are fond of the
sweets (yes. candy), and .hat can
go further to make the sun linger
within the walls of our isolation
camps than to refresh the memory
of a home hearthstone?
Therefore, out only excuse for
writing this is lo get some real friend
of the Sammies, to donate some
"pleasure aid" to kindle the camp
fire. CORP. E. B. STEWART.
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it's there. .
Every drop of Red Crown does
its bit every gallon is packed
with utmost power and mileage.
It vaporizes at low temperatures,
burns cleanly, and doesn't clog
the carburetor.
Red Crown Gasoline is the same everywherestraight-distilled
and all gas. Look
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to full engine power.
fLi is a cold-proof lubricant
I Olurines that keeps cylin ders clean
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